XAT 2023 Exam Date Out | Check Dates, Notification, Registration
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  • Last Modified 23-08-2022
  • Written By Mrinalini_M
  • Last Modified 23-08-2022

XAT 2023: Dates, Notification, Registration, Eligibility

XAT Exam 2023: The Xavier School of Management (XLRI) started online registrations for XAT 2023 on August 10, 2022. The officials started the registration online on its official website. Thus, interested candidates can apply online for XAT at xatonline.in. Furthermore, they can also access the XAT application form through the link updated in this article. XLRI, Jamshedpur, will conduct XAT 2023 on January 08, 2023.

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The Xavier Aptitude Test is a national-level management entrance test conducted for admissions to MBA/PGDM programmes. The XAT exam will be in the computer-based test (CBT) mode at various exam centres across the country. Candidates can get the complete details regarding XAT, including the exam date, exam pattern, syllabus, selection process, etc. Read on to find out more.

Latest: XLRI has started the XAT 2023 registration. Candidates can apply online now!

XAT Exam 2023: Overview

Candidates who wish to be considered for admission to bachelor-level programmes in Engineering and Technology (undergraduate programmes) offered by the institute must register for and attempt the XAT.

Full-Form of XATXavier Aptitude Test
XAT Exam Conducting BodyXavier School of Management, Jamshedpur (XLRI)
Level of ExamNational
Mode of ExamOnline
XAT Exam PatternMCQ (100 Questions)
Mode of Application for XATOnline
Number of sections in XAT exam4
XAT exam syllabusVerbal and logical ability
Quantitative Ability & Data interpretation
General awareness
Decision Making
Offered CoursesPGDM/MBA/Executive Diploma
XAT official Websitexatonline.in

XAT Important Dates 2023

XLRI releases the XAT important dates along with the notification. Candidates must make a note of the important dates to be aware of the important events. Candidates can check the table below to know all the important dates related to XAT 2022-23:

Release of XAT notificationAugust 10, 2022
Start date of application form submissionAugust 10, 2022
Closing date of application form submissionSeptember 2022
XAT Admit Card Release dateFourth week of December 2022
XAT Exam 2023January 08, 2023
Result DeclarationLast week of January 2023

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XAT Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to apply for the XAT must be sure of the eligibility criteria for acceptance of their application forms. The following are the XAT eligibility criteria: 

  • Education Criteria: Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree of three years or equivalent from any well-reputed university or institute.
  • Stream: The bachelor’s degree (Graduation) may be in any discipline/stream. Applicants who are in the final year of graduation can also apply for the XAT exam.
  • Qualifying marks: There is no specific CGPA or percentage that has to be obtained by the applicant.
  • Age limit: There is no age bar for candidates to appear in XAT 2023 exam.
  • Foreign candidates: Candidates will get admission through GMAT Score.
  • Citizenship: Indian or NRI

Note – The candidates must clear any back paper before doing registration for XAT 2023.

XAT Registration 2023

The XAT registration process is the first and foremost step to applying for the XAT exam. XLRI will start the registration process in the coming months. XAT applicants must fill out the online application form and pay the fees to register for the exam.

Eligible candidates must ensure that they submit the application form successfully with the application fee. The eligible candidates can fill out the application form from the official website or check the direct link provided below. Check all the steps mentioned below for XAT registration 2023.

How to Apply Online for XAT?

  • Firstly, visit the official site of XAT and select the option to fill the registration form given there. 
  • Candidates are advised to carefully fill the form and verify the details that are filled in the online application form. The candidate must enter all the liable details as no change will be possible after clicking on the final submission.
  • Now, enter the required information asked in there like name and contact details to register. 
  • After that, the server will send login credentials to the candidates through SMS or email on the registered phone number or email ID.
  • Now, log in again to the website and complete the XAT registration form by providing personal details, academic details, and professional details.
  • After entering the required detail, the candidates will need to select XLRI programmes (optional) and select the exam centre as per their choice.
  • After that, the candidates must upload scanned photographs and signatures as per the format mentioned there.

XAT Registration Fee

The candidates need to now make payment of the application fee as per the fee details. The candidates opt to pay the fee using any of the online modes of payment like Credit Cards, Debit Cards (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro), and Internet Banking. As the XAT registration process is conducted in two stages, the first stage is the ‘Early’ stage, and the second is the ‘Late’ application stage, and the application fee for the late stage is higher. The XAT application fee details are furnished in the table below:

ParticularsApplication Fees
XAT (Without late fee)Rs 2000/-
Candidates interested in XLRI programmes need to pay an additional feeRs. 200/- each
Indian Candidates applying for PGDM(GM) through GMATRs. 2500/-
NRI/Foreign Candidates applying for one or more programmes through GMATRs. 5000/-

XAT Application Form Correction

Candidates who wish to change the test city preference must write to the exam conducting authority by mentioning the XAT exam ID, Father’s name, birth date, chosen exam city, and updated exam city that is mentioned by XLRI. The XAT exam application correction facility is available only once per candidate. Change of test city option is provisional, but the exam conducting body will decide on the change of exam centre, i.e. XLRI.

XAT Exam Centres 2022-23

The final XAT exam centre will be updated on your admit card. Let’s have a look at the below-mentioned XAT exam centres. The tabulated column shows all the exam cities. By having a look at the below-mentioned list, candidates are given the option to choose the city of their own choice for exam centre allotment during the XAT registration process.

Bhilai NagarBhopalBhubaneswar
Bokaro steel cityChandigarh/ MohaliChennai

XAT Exam Pattern 2023

The XAT exam pattern is available on the XAT official website. Test-takers who will be appearing for the exam must be aware of the various aspects, i.e. mode, duration, marking scheme, test structure, etc. Applicants preparing for XAT 2022-23 must keep the exam pattern in their minds so that they perform well. The exam pattern of XAT is mentioned below:

Number of sectionFour
Decision making
Verbal & logical ability
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
General knowledge
Duration of exam3 hours (180 minutes)
Total number of questions100
Total marks100
Exam modeOnline
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Number of answer choices4
XAT marking scheme+1 mark will be awarded for the correct answer
-0.25 marks will be deducted for incorrect answer
-0.10 marks for more than 8 unattempted questions
No negative marks for questions of the GK section.

XAT Paper Pattern

SectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Verbal and Logical Ability2626No Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making2121No Sectional Time Limit
Quantitative Ability
& Data Interpretation
2828No Sectional Time Limit
Part-225 MCQs 15 Minutes
General Knowledge2525 –
Total Questions100100 180 mins

XAT Exam Syllabus 2023

The XAT syllabus is prescribed by XLRI on the official website. XAT exam syllabus has been revised, and the essay writing section has been dropped this year. The XAT exam syllabus consists of four sections that involve Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Decision making, logical & verbal ability & General awareness. For cracking the XAT exam, aspirants must be well-versed with the syllabus. Every year XLRI releases the XAT syllabus for the reference of aspirants. Aspirants can access the syllabus below:

  • Verbal and Logical Ability- Jumbled paragraph, Reading comprehension, Vocabulary, Para Jumble, Critical Reasoning, Sentence correction, Completion of sentences, Fill in the blanks with a suitable answer
  • Decision Making- Conditions and Grouping Test, Data Arrangement Test, Complex, Decision Making in a situation, Case lets.
  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation- Geometry, Probability, Algebraic Function, Mensuration-2D and 3D, Speed and Distance, Statistics, Table, Trigonometry, Graphs, Arithmetic, Heights and Distance, Direction sense and Time, Clocks, Data Interpretation
  • General Knowledge- Politics, Nation and states, History, Literature, Sports, Awards and Recognitions, Business, Economics, International Relations, Society, Merger, and Acquisition.

XAT Preparation Tips

For better preparation for the exam, the candidates need to follow some preparation tips. 

  • Firstly, the candidates should make a timetable to study daily; timetable will help the candidate to make the estimate which particular subject will take more or less time, and from the timetable, the candidate can efficiently occupy the time
  • The XAT aspirants should focus on preparing for every section. 
  • The candidates should take up a mock test after preparing for each section of the XAT
  • By taking the mock test, the candidates will get to know which section of XAT demands more preparation. 

Best Books for XAT

For better preparation for the exam, the candidates need to refer to some books mentioned below: 

  • Wiley’s ExamXpert XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)
  • Verbal Ability & Comprehension for  XAT
  • XAT (Solved Papers 2008-2021)
  • Target XAT (Past Papers 2005 – 2017 + 5 Mock Tests)
  • Jabbing the XAT Mock Tests & Solved Papers

XAT Admit Card 2023

XLRI will release the XAT admit card for the XAT exam 2022-23 online on its official website. Only those candidates can download the XAT admit card who have submitted the application form successfully. We advise the candidates to note the XAT admit card release date and download their XAT hall ticket as soon as it is out.

You can check the following steps on how to download XAT admit card:

  • Open the XAT Official website
  • Find the link to download XAT Hall Ticket
  • Click on that link
  • Enter the required details.
  • Now, submit it.
  • After that, the XAT Admit Card will be available on your screen.
  • You will see the download option, click on that and download it into PDF format.
  • Keep the admit card safe with you till the application process get over.

Details Mentioned on XAT Admit Card

The XAT admit card will contain all the details related to the entrance exam. Details mentioned on the XAT hall ticket will include:

  • Candidate’s name
  • XAT ID
  • Candidate’s roll number
  • Photograph of candidate
  • Candidate’s signature
  • XAT exam centre name and address
  • XAT exam date
  • Reporting time
  • Exam day instructions and guidelines

The candidate must also paste one photograph on the admit card. The photograph must be the same as that is pasted on the application form. Applicants must keep a copy of admit card until the entire admission process gets over.

XAT Result 2023

XLRI Jamshedpur will announce the result in online mode only. All candidates who will appear in the Xavier Aptitude Exam (XAT) will be able to check their XAT results using their login information, for example, (User ID and Password). All applicants will be able to download the XAT 2023 scorecard by visiting the official website. XAT results will contain sectional and overall percentile.

As soon as the XAT result is declared, qualified candidates must check the cut-off and can then appear for GD, WAT & PI rounds based on the result. The XAT result will determine the candidate’s status if they get selected in the placement test.

How to Check XAT Result 2023:

  • Firstly visit the official site of the XAT.
  • Click on the link for XAT Result.
  • Log in by entering the XAT credentials.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • After clicking on the submit button candidate’s result page will get open.

What After XAT Result?

Applicants must keep scorecards and results for reference until the procedure of admission gets completed. Scores of XAT will be used by all XLRI campuses and also for 160 B-Schools that offer management courses. XAT 2023 result will serve as a screening test. The candidates will be shortlisted for the selection procedure that mainly comprises GD, WAT & PI based on the XAT result.

XAT Cut-off 2023

The XAT cut-off is the minimum mark that is required by aspirants to get admission to the top B-Schools. XAT cut-off will be announced in the last week of January 2023 (tentative). Applicants who manage to meet the cut-off score will be shortlisted for the exam. Applicants who meet the cut-off range will have to appear for a further round of selection procedure, i.e. group discussion, written ability test, and personal interview round.

The cut-off score is determined by the following factors:

  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • The number of candidates who appeared for the exam
  • Availability of seats
  • Previous year cutoff

XAT Counselling 2023

Aspirants who qualify for the XAT cutoff will be eligible to appear for XAT 2023 counselling. For participating in the XAT counseling, applicants will have to first register for the counselling process by entering the login credentials by visiting the official website. Applicants must pay the counselling fee. More than 160 institutes participate in XAT 2023 counselling procedure. Candidates must follow the below-mentioned steps for registration for the same:

  • Visit the official website of XAT.
  • Enter the login credentials.
  • Make the counselling fee payment.
  • After the registration is done, applicants will have to choose and lock their preferred specified course in the institute.
  • Final allotment of seats is done on the basis of the choice filled by the candidate.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Admit card
  • Scorecard
  • Photo identity card
  • Marksheet & certificate of bachelor’s degree
  • Passing certificate of Class 10th & 12th.

XAT Selection Procedure 2023

XAT Counseling begins after the completion of the XAT test and the declaration of results and XAT cutoff. Competitors who meet the cutoff will be able to participate in the counselling that includes GD and PI process. The last legitimacy rundown will be proclaimed after thinking about the accompanying variables: XAT scores, XAT GD-PI execution, Academic Background, Relevant Work Experience, and Extra-Curricular Activities. Competitors should zero in on GD-PI planning after the announcement of the XAT outcome.

The selection procedure of XAT usually commences after the announcement of the result. The selection procedure mainly includes the procedure of GD, Essay writing, and Personal Interview. Shortlisted candidates attend the mentioned selection rounds. Some institutes do not conduct all three rounds.

The selection process includes the following steps:

  • Appear for the XAT entrance exam.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the cutoff.
  • Selection rounds involve Group Discussion, Essay writing & personal interview.
  • The final selection will be made on the basis of the candidate’s performance.

Institutes Accepting XAT Score

The candidates who successfully qualify in the XAT 2022-23 will be eligible to apply for admission in management programs offered at the following participating institutes:

XAT Associate InstitutesLocation
ABBS School of ManagementBengaluru
AIMS School of Business (AIMS Institutes)Bengaluru
Alliance UniversityBengaluru
Amrita School of BusinessCoimbatore
Asia Pacific Institute of ManagementNew Delhi
Asian School of Business ManagementBhubaneswar
Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM)Pune
Balaji Institute of International BusinessPune
Balaji Institute of Management & HRDPune
Bennett UniversityGreater Noida
BFIT Group of InstitutionsDehradun
Birla Institute of Management TechnologyBhubaneswar
Birla Institute of Management TechnologyGreater Noida
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, PilaniPilani
Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM)Tiruchirapalli
BML Munjal UniversityGurugram
Centurion University of Technology and ManagementBhubaneswar
Chandragupt Institute of Management PatnaPatna
Christ Institute of Management, Lavasa (Christ University)Pune
CMS Business SchoolBengaluru

XAMI Members

XAT Associate InstitutesLocation
Loyola Institute of Business AdministrationChennai
Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University ChicagoChicago
St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR)Mumbai
St. Joseph’s Institute of ManagementBengaluru
St.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information TechnologyMangalore
Xavier Business School (XBS), St. Xavier’s University, KolkataKolkata
Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier UniversityBhubaneswar
Xavier Institute of Management & EntrepreneurshipBengaluru
Xavier Institute of Management & ResearchMumbai
Xavier Institute of Development Action and Sciences (XIDAS)Jabalpur (MP)
XLRI Xavier School of ManagementJamshedpur
Xavier Institute of Social ServiceRanchi

Contact Details

CH Area (East)Jamshedpur
Phone: +91 657 665 3203 /3204/3205
Fax: +91-657-2227814

Email-admissions@xatonline.in, admis@xlri.ac.in

About XAT Exam

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is a public level administration selection test led by XLRI, Jamshedpur for admission to MBA/PGDM programs. Aside from XLRI and 10 other XAMI individuals, more than 700 B-schools acknowledge XAT scores for admission to their post-graduate administration programs. The XAT question paper comprises 100 MCQs from Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge. XAT test is generally led on the main Sunday of each January.

Candidates can also check:

XAT PreparationXAT Syllabus
XAT NotificationXAT Exam Centres
XAT Exam PatternXAT Answer Key
XAT Exam CentresXAT Result
XAT Important DatesXAT Eligibility Criteria
XAT Admit CardXAT Counselling
XAT Selection ProcessXAT Login
XAT CollegesXAT Cut-off
XAT Previous Year PapersXAT Registration

FAQs on XAT Exam 2023

Candidates can check some frequently asked questions related to the Xavier Aptitude Test 2023 below:

Q.1: Can the candidate edit the application form after payment of the application fee?
XAT application 2023 once submitted cannot make any changes or cannot be modified unless the XLRI decides to open the correction window. For making changes in the Exam centre, the candidate will have to write to the exam conducting body.

Q.2: How many times can one attempt the XAT Exam?
XAT will be conducted on an annual basis, so the opportunity to appear for the exam is once a year. However, you can attempt the exam any number of times (year-wise)

Q.3: What is the exam pattern of XAT?
The XAT exam pattern mainly consists of four sections, i.e. verbal & logical ability, decision making, quantitative ability & data interpretation, and general knowledge.

Q.4: When will XAT 2023 registrations begin?
XLRI Jamshedpur has started the XAT 2023 registration on August 10, 2022.

Q: Is there any negative marking in XAT exam?
Ans: Yes, for every incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Q: How can I download XAT Admit card?
Ans: XAT admit card can be downloaded from the XAT official website. Candidates need to find the download XAT Hall Ticket link on the website. Then, they need to enter the required details and submit them. You will see the download option; click on that and download it into PDF format.

We hope that this detailed article on XAT 2023 helps you. Feel free to check our website or download our app if you have any queries. We will surely help you.

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