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The XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is a national-level management entrance exam held by XLRI (Xavier School of Management), Jamshedpur. This test is conducted for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. XLRI Jamshedpur will conduct XAT 2023 on January 08, 2023. Furthermore, the officials issued the XAT admit card online on the official website, i.e. xatonline.in, on December 26. Candidates can download their admit cards by providing their XAT ID and date of birth.
Earlier, the official notification was released on August 08. Furthermore, candidates could apply online from August 10 to December 11, 2022. In addition to XLRI and ten other XAMI member colleges, over 1,000 B-schools accept XAT scores for admission to their post-graduate management programmes. Read this article to get complete details on the Xavier Aptitude Test Exam 2023.
The XAT is a three-hour speed test. Check out the table below for the key highlights of the Xavier Aptitude Test 2023 exam:
|Exam Name||Management XAT|
|Exam Conducting Body||XLRI, Jamshedpur|
|Exam Conducting Level||National|
|Frequency of Exam||Once a year|
|Exam Purpose||Admission to MBA colleges|
|Course Offered||MBA or PGDM|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||18002674008|
Check all the latest updates on the Xavier Aptitude Test 2023 exam below:
The XLRI XAT Exam 2023 Notification was issued on the official website on August 08, 2022. The notification contains all the necessary details, such as the exam date, registration dates, exam pattern, eligibility, and so on. Candidates can refer to the XAT 2023 notification for more details by clicking on the link below:
Check details on Xavier Aptitude Test 2023 notification here.
XLRI Jamshedpur released the XAT 2023 schedule on its official website. Check out the following important dates and events related to Xavier Aptitude Test 2023:
|Releasing of official notification||August 8, 2022|
|Registration begins||August 10, 2022|
|Registration last date (Without late fee)||December 11, 2022|
|Admit Card release date||December 26, 2022|
|Release of official mock test||December 26, 2022|
|XAT Exam Date||January 08, 2023|
|Validity of GMAT/ GRE Score||December 1, 2017, to December 31, 2023|
|Answer Key release date||Second week of January 2023|
|Declaration of result||January 31, 2023|
Candidates must meet the XLRI-defined eligibility criteria listed below to attempt XAT 2023:
Nationality: Indian citizens are eligible to apply for the XAT 2023. Foreign nationals can also apply for admission using their GMAT scores.
Age Limit: To apply for the Xavier Aptitude Test 2023 exam, there is no minimum aggregate mark requirement for graduation.
Educational Qualification: A three-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any discipline from a recognised university is required.
Minimum Marks: There is no minimum aggregate mark requirement in graduation.
Final Year Students: Final-year students can also apply for the exam if they graduate by June 2022 and submit their scores to their respective colleges.
Number of Attempts: There is no limit on the number of times a candidate can attempt the exam.
Language Proficiency: XAT exam is conducted only in English. So, proficiency in the English language is a must.
Check detailed XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria here.
The XAT 2023 registration link was released on the official website of XLRI Jamshedpur. Candidates can fill out the XAT Exam application form online until the registration deadline. They can also apply directly from the link mentioned below:
Follow the steps mentioned below to apply online for the Xavier Aptitude Test 2023 exam:
Check the application fee for Xavier Aptitude Test from the table below:
|XAT Registration Fee (increased)||INR 2000 (+200 for candidates interested in XLRI programs)|
|Indian Candidates applying for GMP through GMAT||INR 2500|
|NRI/Foreign Candidates applying for one or more programs through GMAT||INR 5000|
Check the list of XAT test cities below from the below table:
|Test Cities||Test Cities|
|Aurangabad City (Maharashtra)||Kolkata|
|Bokaro Steel City||Nagpur|
The XAT exam is conducted online, and the question paper comprised of 100 multiple-choice questions that must be answered in 180 minutes. However, the XAT exam pattern was revised in 2022. Essay writing was reintroduced, and the time limit was increased by ten minutes.
The XAT exam has a sectional time limit. Each correct attempt is worth one mark, while each incorrect attempt will deduct 0.25 marks. The following is the exam pattern for Xavier Aptitude Test 2023:
|Sections||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||26||26|
|Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation||28||28|
|Essay||1||(To be evaluated upon shortlisting)|
Check the detailed XAT 2023 Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme here.
The table below provides an overview of the topics covered in the Xavier Aptitude Test 2023 Syllabus:
|Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation||Number System, Work & Time, Probability, Geometry, Mensuration, Permutation & Combination, Percentage & Ratios, Mixtures & Alligation, Algebra, Profit and Loss, Speed & Distance, Quadratic Equations, Logarithm, Statistics, Trigonometry, Graphs, Tables & Charts, etc.|
|Decision-Making||Analytical Reasoning, Situational Conditions, Grouping Test, Data Arrangement Test, Decision Making in a situation, etc.|
|Verbal & Logical Ability||Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Grammar, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms & Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases, Odd One Out, etc.|
|General Knowledge||Static GK and Current Affairs: Politics, Economics, History, Geography, Sports, Business Affairs, National & International Affairs, and States, etc.|
|Essay Writing||A short essay of 250 words on any topic- current affairs, social & economic issues, abstract, science & technology, business & management-oriented topics, etc.|
Check the detailed XAT 2023 Syllabus here.
Ideally, XAT preparation 2023 takes six to nine months. XAT is one of the more difficult MBA entrance exams, requiring dedicated time and effort. It is critical to give equal attention to all four sections because sectional cutoffs play a significant role in admission to XLRI, Jamshedpur. So, divide the study time equally between these sections. Start by developing conceptual clarity in each subject.
Also, make a list of your strengths and weaknesses, and then start with your strengths. This will give you confidence when dealing with difficult subjects. Below, we have provided some preparation tips to ace the XAT exam:
Attempt XAT Mock Test 2023 on Embibe for free to check your preparation level.
The exam authority releases the XAT 2023 admit card on the official website. Candidates can download their hall tickets online at xatonline.in. Only candidates who have successfully registered for the exam will be issued a hall ticket. Furthermore, candidates must download and take a printout of their admit cards. They need to carry their admit cards and one photo ID proof to the exam centre.
Check the steps to download XAT 2023 Admit Card here.
The XAT 2023 result will be released by XLRI Jamshedpur on January 31, 2023. It will be released in the form of a scorecard. Candidates must enter their XAT ID and Password on the official website- xatonline.in, to download their scorecard. The result will be valid for one year from the date of release. It should be noted that the GK section scores will not be used to calculate the final cutoff percentile.
Check the steps to download XAT 2023 Result here.
Following the announcement of the XAT 2023 results, participating institutes will release admission cut-offs to shortlist applicants for GD/PI. Going over previous year cut-offs is essential for getting a sense of what to expect this year. The XAT cut-off 2022 for XLRI BM and HRM courses is given below:
XLRI’s PGDM-BM Program Cut-off 2022
|Section||Cutoff for Male Candidates||Cutoff for Female Candidates|
XLRI’s PGDM-HRM Program Cutoff 2022
|Category of Candidate||VALR Cutoff||DM Cutoff||QA Cutoff||Overall Cutoff|
Check expected and previous year’s cutoff score for XAT exam here.
The top XAT 2023 Score Accepting MBA Colleges are listed below:
|XLRI Xavier School of Management||Loyola Institute of Business Administration||St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR)|
|St. Joseph’s Institute of Management||St.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology||Xavier Business School (XBS), St.Xavier’s University, Kolkata|
|Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University||Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship||Xavier Institute of Management & Research|
|Xavier Institute of Development Action and Sciences (XIDAS)||Xavier Institute of Social Service||BITS Pilani|
|BIMTECH Greater Noida||K J Somaiya Institute of Management||MICA Ahmedabad|
|FLAME University: School of Business||FORE School of Management, New Delhi||Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad)|
|Institute of Rural Management Anand||Goa Institute of Management||Great Lakes Institute of Management|
Applicants may have a variety of questions regarding the Xavier Aptitude Test exam. Here are some frequently asked questions and their responses:
Q. When will XLRI release the official notification for the XAT 2023 exam?
A. The official notification for XAT 2023 was released on August 8, 2022.
Q: What is the XAT 2023 exam date?
A. The exam date for Xavier Aptitude Test 2023 is January 08, 2023.
Q. Will I receive my XAT score by mail or email?
A. The XAT result-cum-scorecard will not be mailed or emailed to any candidate. You must use your XAT ID and password to download the scorecard from the official website.
Q. How long is a XAT score valid?
A. The XAT score is only valid for one year from the date of the result announcement.
Q. Will the XLRI answer key be released before the XAT results?
A. Yes, XAT Answer Keys are released before the announcement of the results. Candidates will also have the opportunity to challenge the answer key if they find any of the answers are incorrect.
Q. What if I don’t meet the minimum cutoff score? Will I be considered for admission to XLRI?
A. If you do not satisfy the minimum cutoff will not be considered for admission. However, you can apply to other well-known MBA schools that accept the XAT score for admission.
Q. Will I be able to use an on-screen calculator during the XAT exam?
A. Yes, you will have access to a calculator that will be displayed on the screen. Paper sheets will also be given for rough work and computations.
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