XAT 2019

Exam Registration: August 2018

Exam date: January 2019

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XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is an entrance exam conducted by XLRI in the month of January every year for the entrance into XAMI (Xavier Association of Management) Institutes . XAT scores can be used to gain admission to XLRI, XIMB, SPJIMR, TAPMI and many other colleges. It is the second most prestigious management entrance exam in India after CAT.

Till 2017, XAT was a pen-and-paper exam. However, from 2018, it became an online computer-based test.

List of colleges accepting XAT score

A few important colleges that accept XAT score are:

  1. Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur
  2. Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar
  3. S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research
  4. T.A.Pai Management Institute
  5. Goa Institute of Management
  6. K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research
  7. Welingkar Institute of Management and Research
  8. Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
  9. Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur
  10. Indian Institute of Forest Management


The eligibility criteria for XAT has remained unchanged over time. 

1) There is no age limit to appear for XAT

2) The applicant must hold a recognized Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with a minimum duration of 3 years.

3) Students in their final year of graduation can also apply for XAT exam.


XAT exam consists of the following sections

1) Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning

2) Decision Making

3) Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

4) General Knowledge

5) Essay Writing

Download XAT Exam Syllabus detailed PDF here

Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning

The first section consists of the following topics:

1) Reading Comprehension

2) Para Jumbles

3) Para Completion

4) Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases

5) Grammar and Sentence Correction

6) Sentence Completion

7) Critical Reasoning

8) Analogies

9) Clocks and Calendars

10) Facts, Inference and Judgements

11) Seating Arrangement

12) Blood Relations

13) Statements, Assumptions and Inferences

Decision Making

The second section consists of the following topics:

1) Caselets

2)  Decision Making in a given situation

3) Selection and Grouping according to conditions

4) Complex Arrangement

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

The third section consists of the following topics:

1) Geometry

2) Number Systems

3) Linear and Quadratic Equations

4) Profit and Loss

5) Time, Speed, Distance and Work

6) Permutations, Combinations and Probability

7) Progressions and Series

8) Logarithms and Surds

9) Inequalities

10) Venn Diagrams

11) Functions and Graphs

12) Ratio and Proportion

13) Trigonometry

14) Data Interpretation - Line Charts, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, Caselets

General Knowledge

1) Current Affairs

2) Geography

3) History

4) Science and Technology

5) Economy and Business

6) Person and Awards

7) International Organizations

8) Currencies and capitals

9) Important days

And other important topics

Important Dates

The XAT 2019 will be conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur.

EventImportant Dates
Exam RegistrationAugust 2018
Last Date for Registration (Without late fee)Last week of November 2018
Last Date for Registration (With late fee)2nd Week of December 2018
Admit Card Download3/4th week of December 2018
XAT 2019 Mock Test Release (Official)1st week of January 2019
XAT 2019 Exam1st week of January 2019
XAT 2019 ResultFebruary 2019

Exam Pattern

XAT Paper-I exam pattern:

  • The XAT paper-I will have negative marking of ΒΌ marks.
  • For up to 12 un-attempted questions no negative marks, after 12 un-attempted questions, each unanswered question will have a penalty of 0.05 marks.
Section nameNo. of questionsTotal marksTime duration
Verbal and Logical Ability2424170 minutes
Decision making2121
Quantitative ability & Data Interpretation2721

XAT paper-II exam pattern

The exam duration will be 40 minutes

No negative marking in paper-II

Name of the sectionQuestions
General Knowledge25
Essay writing1 Essay

Test Series

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