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.
*Steps to attempt the mock test are mentioned below in this article.
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.
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 notification
August 10, 2022
Start date of application form submission
August 10, 2022
Closing date of application form submission
XAT Admit Card Release date
Fourth week of December 2022
XAT Exam 2023
January 08, 2023
Last week of January 2023
How to Attempt XAT Mock Test?
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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.
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:
XAT (Without late fee)
Candidates interested in XLRI programmes need to pay an additional fee
Rs. 200/- each
Indian Candidates applying for PGDM(GM) through GMAT
NRI/Foreign Candidates applying for one or more programmes through GMAT
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.
Bokaro steel city
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 section
Four Decision making Verbal & logical ability Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation General knowledge
Duration of exam
3 hours (180 minutes)
Total number of questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Number of answer choices
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
Number of Questions
Verbal and Logical Ability
No Sectional Time Limit
No Sectional Time Limit
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
No Sectional Time Limit
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:
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 roll number
Photograph of candidate
XAT exam centre name and address
XAT exam date
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
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 Institutes
ABBS School of Management
AIMS School of Business (AIMS Institutes)
Amrita School of Business
Asia Pacific Institute of Management
Asian School of Business Management
Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM)
Balaji Institute of International Business
Balaji Institute of Management & HRD
BFIT Group of Institutions
Birla Institute of Management Technology
Birla Institute of Management Technology
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM)
BML Munjal University
Centurion University of Technology and Management
Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna
Christ Institute of Management, Lavasa (Christ University)
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 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? Ans: 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? Ans: 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? Ans: 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? Ans: 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.
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