Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

Xavier Aptitude Test information

Xavier Aptitude Test

Last updated: Nov 20, 2021


announcement What is XAT Exam?

  • XAT or Xavier Aptitude Test is a national-level entrance test for MBA/PGDM admission.
  • XAT is conducted by Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, on behalf of XAMI (Xavier Association of Management Institutes).
  • It is the most preferred entrance test after CAT for MBA/PGDM admission.
  • XAT is considered tougher than CAT and IIFT as the quantitative and decision making sections of XAT is difficult than them.
  • You need to secure at least 95 percentile in XAT to be considered and called for an interview at XLRI.
Name of Exam XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)
For admission to MBA & PGDM/PGP programmes
Level of exam National
Conducted by XLRI (by Xavier Labour Relations Institute)
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of application Online
Medium of Exam English
Validity of score One academic year
Periodicity of exam Once a year
Number of chances Unlimited
Date of official notification / Starting of Registration August 20, 2018
Date of Exam Sunday, January 6, 2019
Date of Result January 16, 2019
Eligibility Graduation (final year students can also apply)
No age limit
Fee INR 1700
Duration of exam 3 hours
Exam pattern
  • Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)
  • Decision Making (DM)
  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)
  • General Knowledge (GK)
Website / helpline https://www.xatonline.in / 1800 209 0835
Other information *Dates are tentative


  • The eligibility to apply for XAT is any bachelors degree of 3 years duration.
  • Students completing the final year degree exam by 10 -6-2019 are also eligible to apply.
  • Indian candidates and those from Dubai & Kathmandu must qualify in XAT exam
  • NRIs and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT
  • There is no age limit for applying for the test.

Acceptability of XAT score

The XAT score is accepted by 11 XAMI member colleges and roughly 150 other colleges for MBA/PGDM programs.

XAT exam Pattern & syllabus

From 2018 onwards XAT exam is conducted online and the test is divided into two parts:

  • Part 1 - Verbal Ability, Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
  • Part 2 - GK and Essay

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