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Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is national-level management aptitude test. It is conducted by Xavier School of Management, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) - Jamshedpur.XLRI conducts the exam on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI).


Xavier Aptitude Test – XAT is the second largest MBA entrance test to pursue MBA/PGDM in 11 member institutes and 140 Associate institutes accepting XAT exam scores. Till 2017 XAT remained a paper based test. With effect from 2018, XAT has become an online computer based test. As per the past trends in XAT Exam Date, the XAT 2019 date is to remain the first Sunday of January month. Accordingly, XLRI – the XAT 2019 exam conducting authority is expected to announce the XAT  2019 date as January 6, 2019.  


XLRI will conduct XAT 2019 on Sunday, January 6, 2019 as a computer based test in a single session across the country and in two international cities.  Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2019 is one of the largest National level MBA entrance exams after CAT. XLRI accepts only XAT exam score. Other associated top MBA colleges like XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, BIMTECH, TAPMI, XIMB, GIM Goa, Great Lakes, LIBA and other 150 MBA colleges across the country accept XAT or CAT scores for MBA admission. XAT 2019 will be an online computer based test. XLRI has been convening Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) for more than 60 years.

XLRI Jamshedpur offers the following management programmes:


·         Business Management (BM)


·         Human Resource Management (HRM)


·         Global Business Management(GBM)


·         General Management Programme (GMP)

Exam Name

XAT 2019

Exam for Course Level

PG level


Online only

Test Duration

230 minutes

No. of Test Cities

About 40 cities across 35 states

Courses Offered


Registration Dates

August mid-week to November last week (Date to be announced for 2019)

Exam Date

Jan 6, 2019

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

Management aspirants who wish to apply for XAT 2019 must fulfil the eligibility criteria as prescribed by XLRI Jamshedpur. Here are the XAT 2019 eligibility criteria based on last year’s data.


·         Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University or Institute. The minimum duration of the programme has to be three years.


·         Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply provided they complete the programme within the stipulated schedule, which is most likely to be by June 2019.


Age limit - There is no age limit to apply for XAT 2019.


 XAT Eligibility for NRI/Foreign candidates - NRI or foreign national candidates have to apply through GMAT scores. Candidates from Dubai or Nepal are exempted from applying through GMAT scores as XAT will be conducted in these two international cities.

Xat 2019 Process:

account by using a personal email ID. After that, candidates will receive a unique XAT ID and registration link.vsvaz 

Test Fees

XAT 2019 application fee is Rs 1650 and Rs 300 per XLRI course. Application fee after deadline is (including late fee) Rs 200 and Rs 500 per XLRI course.

Mode of Payment

There are three modes of payment:

·         Online Payment Gateway: Through VISA/Master Credit/Debit Cards (American Express Card is inadmissible). IDBI Net banking (this option is available only for IDBI account holder)

·         Cash Payment: Please take a print out of the XAT Pay-In-Slip visit nearest IDBI bank and make the payment.


·         Demand Draft: Issue a DD from any Bank in favour of "XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT" payable at Jamshedpur.

XAT Exam Pattern



No. of Questions


Part I

Verbal and logical ability




170 minutes

Decision Making

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

Part II



40 minutes

Essay Writing

       1 Topic

Note: There will be a break of 5 minutes between Part I and Part II.

 Highlights of XAT Syllabus:

  • XAT Syllabus 2019 for Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI): There are 15 topics of 27 marks. The difficulty level of this section is always high. An accuracy of 70% is considered good.
  • XAT Syllabus 2019 for Verbal & Logical Ability (VA & LR): There are 7 important topics and the section can have moderate-high level questions. About 26 questions are expected this year.
  • XAT Syllabus 2019 for Decision Making (DM): 20-23 questions are expected from this section. 
  • XAT 2019 GK Syllabus: The section always has a moderate difficulty level as questions. 
  • XAT 2019 Essay Syllabus: There is no set syllabus for XAT for the essay writing section. Any topic of examiners interest, which will involve some brainstorming, can come up.   


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