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XAT 2020 is scheduled in January 2020 in online (computer-based) mode. XLRI, regulating body of the exam will release the official notification shortly at xatonline.in. MBA-aspirants seeking admission into Post Graduate Programs in Management can apply in August 2019. Read more
XAT Cut-off differs for Human Resource and Business Management programs. Last year, the cut off for BM was 28 marks and HR was 26 marks. Check XAT Cutoff 2020
|Exam Name||Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)|
|Exam Category||Post Graduate|
|Conducting Body||XLRI Jamshedpur|
|Programs Offered||PGDM (Human Resource Management) PGDM (Business Management) PGDM (General Management)|
|XAT Eligibility||Bachelor’s Degree|
|Selection Process||Written Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview|
|Number of Test Takers||90,000 approx.|
|XAT Helpline Number||1800 419 2929|
|XAT Contact Number||+91 657 665 3203 /3204/3205|
|Email Addressemail@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org|
XAT 2020 notification for Registration is expected to be issued by XLRI in August 2019. The tentative calendar of events for XAT 2020 is tabulated below. XAT-aspirants are advised to keep a tab on the official portal for any further updates or notifications regarding the examination schedule.
|Release of XAT 2020 Notification||August 2019|
|Availability of XAT Application Form 2020||August 2019 – November 2019|
|Availability of XAT 2020 Admit Card||December 2019|
|XAT 2020 Exam Date||January 2020|
|Announcement of XAT 2020 Result||Last Week of January 2020|
Candidates applying for XAT 2020 should carefully go through the eligibility criteria before filling the application form.
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XAT Application Form will be available on the official website in the month of August. The registration process primarily involves the below steps:
Step 1: Registration- Visit the official website and register using your personal details (Name, Contact Details and Email ID). You will receive a unique ID and Password to complete the further process.
Step 2: Application Form- Fill in your personal and academic details, work experience, preferred course, and exam centre.
Step 3: Fee Payment- Pay the requisite application fee online.
Note: All candidates who pay XAT Application Fee through Demand Draft must send a copy of confirmation page besides the Demand Draft within 15 days from the date of issuance of demand draft. The contact details are provided below:
XLRI Jamshedpur, India XLRI, C. H. Area (East)
The Chairperson Admissions,
Jamshedpur – 831001
Step 4: Upload Documents Upload scanned images of your recent photograph and signature.
|Applicant’s recent, color, passport-size photograph with a light, preferably white background||Image dimensions: 200X230 pixels File Type: JPG or JPEG File size: not more than 50KB|
|Applicant’s signature on a white paper with black ink||Image dimensions: 1400X160 pixels File Type: JPG or JPEG File size: not more than 20KB|
Step 5: Confirmation Page- Post previewing all the filled data, you will receive a confirmation page.
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Note: In case an applicant does not receive the registration confirmation mail along with provisional XAT UID & Password, within 24 hours of signing up, they are requested to write to email@example.com citing the primary email ID and the issue or call the Helpdesk on 1800 419 2929 (08.00 a.m. till 08.00 p.m. IST)
XAT Admit Card will be released on the official website xatonline.in. XLRI will not send XAT Admit Card via email or courier to any candidates. XAT Admit Card is a mandatory document that must be preserved till the admission process.
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Candidates must carefully go through the details on XAT Admit Card before downloading and taking print out of the same. In the case of any error or discrepancy in the information, candidates should immediately contact XAT office address mentioned below:
The management exam is being held in about 49 Indian cities apart from the International exam centers in Kathmandu and Dubai. Here is a tentative list of exam cities for XAT 2020:
Tabulated below are the name of XAT test cities:
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XAT 2020 will be conducted in online mode. The question paper is divided into 4 sections are Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge. The following infographic and table give the highlights of XAT Exam Pattern:
|Section Name||No. of Questions||Total Time|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||26||3 Hours|
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||27|
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There is no officially prescribed syllabus for XAT 2020. The syllabus is based on past trends of XAT question papers and syllabus is drawn from the topics which have appeared in previous XAT exams. However, their composition, format, and number may change with each subsequent edition of XAT.
XAT 2020 Part A is an objective type paper covering Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability, English Language and Reasoning, and Decision Making. An indicative list of topics covered in these sections are:
|Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation||Geometry, Tables, Graphs, Arithmetic, Trignometry, Statistics, Profit & Loss, Speed and Distance, Clocks|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||Grammar, Para Jumbles, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehensions|
|Decision Making||Analytical Reasoning, Situational, Case lets, Data Arrangement Tets|
XAT Part B is a subjective paper based on questions relating to General Knowledge and also includes writing an essay.
Economics, finance, national and international current affairs are a few of the many topics on which questions are posed in XAT. Questions are also based on conventional GK.
|Important topics for GK in XAT 2020|
|Politics||Nation and States|
|Sports||Awards and Recognitions|
|Merger & Acquisitions||--|
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The results for the exam is expected to be announced online by the end of January 2020 by XLRI Jamshedpur. Candidates can access their scorecards by visiting xatonline.in. Successful students having scores that match the published cut off can proceed to the advanced selection rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview. XAT Scores are valid for 1 year.
The scorecard can be downloaded from the official website in the following steps:
Read more about XAT Results
Note: XLRI, Jamshedpur does not take the responsibility of sending hard copies of scorecards to candidates via courier or post.
Cut-Off score for XAT would include the minimum percentile to be scored by each candidate in the test. On the basis of XAT Cut Off, candidates will be shortlisted for further Group Discussion, and Personal Interview rounds for admission. XAT Cut off varies for different programs offered by XLRI, Jamshedpur. Other participating institutes also have their individual Cut Off scores.
The minimum percentage required for being considered for different programs at XLRI is tabulated here:
|Program Offered||Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning||Decision Making||Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||Overall (Percentage/ Marks)|
|Human Resource Management||79.67%||71.628%||70.07%||92.55%|
|General Management Program||5 marks and above||5 marks and above||6 marks and above||22 marks and above|
Candidates will be shortlisted for the selection procedure in XAT 2020 on the basis of their performance in the entrance exam and XAT Cut Off scores. While some institutes have both GD (Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview) rounds, others only have either of the two.
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The Merit List of XAT 2020 is created by including different components such as XAT 2020 score, performance in GD & PI, academic records, work experience, and the overall profile of the candidate. The weight of these different components in XLRI is tabulated below. This division of scores applies to all the programs offered by XLRI.
|XAT 2020 score||60%|
|Essay, GK, Academic profile, work-experience||15%|
It should be noted that post-XAT 2020, there will not be any centralized counseling procedure. Candidates will have to individually apply for each Member Institutes of XAMI or other participating institutes of XAT 2020 with their scorecard. Candidates will be selected for admission to these Institutes on the basis of XAT 2020 cut-off score, performance in the GD/PI round and the final merit list prepared for the successful candidates.
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