What is the XAT exam? 

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur for admission to MBA/PGDM programs. It is a computer-based exam. Apart from XLRI and 10 other XAMI members, over 700 B-schools accept XAT scores for admission to their post-graduate management programs. 

XAT Exam Dates  

Events  XAT 2020 Dates  Salient Features 
Registrations begin  Aug 3rd week, 2020  The registration process is online 
Registrations end  Nov 4th week, 2020  Deadline to fill the form online  
Admit card download begins  Dec 3rd week, 2020  Admit card to be available on XAT website 
Admit card download ends  Jan 1st week, 2021  Admit card can be download till exam day 
XAT exam 2021 


Jan 1st week, 2021  Exam to be held online in a single session in 46 cities 
Result announcement 


Jan 3rd week, 2021  XAT scorecards to be available on the official website for download 

Eligibility criteria 

  • Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university 
  • The final year of Bachelor’s degree or awaiting their results are also eligible to apply 

Registration Fees: Rs 1700 (General category) 

XAT Exam Pattern 2020 

Number of sections  Four  
Names of the sections 


1.Decision Making 

2. Verbal and Logical Ability 

3. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 

4.General Knowledge 

Duration of exam  45 minutes per section (Total 180 minutes) 
Language of question paper  English 
Total number of questions  100 
Section-wise number of questions 
  1. Decision Making -21 
  1. Verbal and Logical Ability -26 
  1. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation -27 
  1. General Knowledge -25 


Type of questions  MCQs 
Total marks  100 
Marking Scheme 
  • +1 mark -Correct Answer 
  • -0.25 – Incorrect Answer 
  • 0.5 marks will be deducted for more than 8 un-attempted questions 
  • No negative marking in the GK section 

 XAT official website: www.xatonline.net.in
CAT 2020 Registration cum Application Process 

  • Click on the ‘Register’ tab 
  • Create a new account using your email id wherein XAT ID and registration link will be sent 
  • Click on the XAT 2021 registration link to create XAT login password 
  • After logging in, the candidates have to choose the preferred exam city 
  • Enter the name, upload photographs, and signature (as per the size) 
  • Select citizenship 
  • Select Programme (Optional) 
  • Enter educational qualification and work experience details 

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