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  • Last Modified on 1-04-2024
  • Written by nikhil
  • Last Modified on 1-04-2024

About XAT Exam 2023

About Exam

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.

XAT 2023: Exam Summary

The XAT is a three-hour speed test. Check out the table below for the key highlights of the Xavier Aptitude Test 2023 exam:

Particulars Description
Exam Name Management XAT
Exam Conducting Body XLRI, Jamshedpur
Exam Conducting Level National
Frequency of Exam Once a year
Exam Mode Online
Language English
Exam Purpose Admission to MBA colleges
Course Offered MBA or PGDM
Exam Helpdesk No. 18002674008
Official Website xatonline.in

XAT Latest Update 2023


Check all the latest updates on the Xavier Aptitude Test 2023 exam below:

  • December 26, 2022: The XAT 2023 admit card is available now.
  • December 26, 2022: XLRI Jamshedpur also released the XAT official mock test.
  • August 10, 2022: XAT 2023 registration started.
  • August 08, 2022: XAT Exam 2023 notification released.

XAT Notification 2023

Exam Pattern

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.

XAT Important Dates 2023

Exam Syllabus

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:

Events Important Dates
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

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

Study Plan to Maximise Score

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.

XAT Application Form 2023

Previous Year Analysis

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:

Apply Online for XAT 2023 Exam

How to Apply Online for XAT 2023 Exam?

Follow the steps mentioned below to apply online for the Xavier Aptitude Test 2023 exam:

  • Log on to XAT 2023 website – xatonline.in.
  • Click ‘New Registration’ and fill out the needed details.
  • On the verified email address, you will receive a unique XAT ID and registration link.
  • Click on the link to verify your registration.
  • Go to the homepage and click the ‘login’ button.
  • To access the application form, enter your email id and password.
  • Fill out all of the required fields on the application form.
  • Double-check the details before clicking on submit button.
  • Pay the XAT 2023 application fee with a credit or debit card, UPI, or net banking.

XAT Registration Fees 2023

Check the application fee for Xavier Aptitude Test from the table below:

Particulars Application Fee
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

XAT Exam Centre 2023

Check the list of XAT test cities below from the below table:

Test Cities Test Cities
Agra Kanpur
Ahmedabad Jamshedpur
Aurangabad City (Maharashtra) Kolkata
Allahabad Kota
Ambala Kottayam
Amravati Kurnool
Amritsar Kurukshetra
Bengaluru Lucknow
Berhampur Ludhiana
Bhatinda Madurai
Bhilai Nagar Mangalore
Bhopal Mumbai
Bhubaneswar Mysuru (Mysore)
Bokaro Steel City Nagpur
Chandigarh/Mohali Nashik
Chennai Patna
Coimbatore Pune
Cuttack Raipur
Dehradun Rajahmundry
Delhi-NCR Ranchi
Dhanbad Roorkee
Dibrugarh Rourkela
Durgapur/Asansol Sambalpur
Ernakulam Siliguri
Gandhinagar Surat
Goa Thiruvananthapuram
Gorakhpur Tiruchirappalli
Guwahati Tirupathi
Gwalior Tiruvallur
Hooghly Udaipur
Hubballi(Hubli) Udupi
Hyderabad Vadodara
Indore Varanasi
Jabalpur Vijayawada
Jaipur Visakhapatnam
Jammu Warangal

XAT Exam Pattern 2023

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
Decision Making 21 21
Verbal and Logical Ability 26 26
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 28 28
General Knowledge 25 25
Essay 1 (To be evaluated upon shortlisting)
Total 100 100

Check the detailed XAT 2023 Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme here.

XAT Syllabus 2023

Topper List Success Stories

The table below provides an overview of the topics covered in the Xavier Aptitude Test 2023 Syllabus:

Section 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.

XAT Preparation Tips 2023

Exam counselling

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:

  • Join online study groups on Social Media websites such as Facebook, YouTube, Telegram, and WhatsApp.
  • Prioritise completing the XAT syllabus. Begin with topics you are already familiar with and have a strong grip on.
  • Create a timetable.
  • Refer to the best XAT books and study materials.
  • Solve the previous year’s question paper to understand the question pattern.

Attempt XAT Mock Test on Embibe to check your preparation level.

XAT Admit Card 2023

Exam talks

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.

XAT Result 2023

About Exam

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.

XAT Cut-off 2023

About Exam

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
Overall 93 90
VALR 75 72
DM 72 72
QA 80 75

XLRI’s PGDM-HRM Program Cutoff 2022

Category of Candidate VALR Cutoff DM Cutoff QA Cutoff Overall Cutoff
Male Engineering 80 70 75 92
Male Non-Engineering 80 70 70 90
Female Engineering 80 70 64 90
Female Non-Engineering 80 70 60 87

Check expected and previous year’s cutoff score for XAT exam here.

XAT Colleges 2023

Eligibility Criteria

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

FAQs on XAT Exam 2023

Admit Card

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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