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Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

XAT : Jamshedpur

  • Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur conduct Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) in January every year, on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). The entrance exam would be conducted in online mode.

XAT Participating Institutes


                XAT score will be accepted by more than 150 B-schools in the country. The participating institutes are either Xavier Associate Management Institutes (XAMI) or Non-XAMI. Last year, the number of XAMI was 11 and number of non-XAMI was 145. Here are some of the top colleges in the list:

XAT Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University or Institute. The minimum duration of the programme has to be three years.
  • Age limit – There is no age limit to apply for XAT.
  • XAT Eligibility for NRI/Foreign candidates – NRI or foreign national candidates have to apply through GMAT Candidates from Dubai or Nepal are exempted from applying through GMAT scores as XAT will be conducted in these two international cities.


XAT Admit Card

The admit card of XAT is available online for the candidates who ssuccessfully fill the application form along with the application fee.


XAT Exam Centres

Exam Centres – India
Ahmedabad Cuttack Jamshedpur Ranchi
Dehradun Kanpur Rourkela
Allahabad Delhi Kolkata Sambalpur
Amritsar Goa Lucknow Surat
Bengaluru Greater Noida Mangalore Tiruchirapalli
Berhampur Gurgaon Mumbai Trivandrum
Bhopal Guwahati Nagpur Udaipur
Bhubaneshwar Hyderabad Nasik Vadodara
Chandigarh Indore Noida Varanasi
Chennai Jabalpur Patna Vijayawada
Cochin Jaipur Pune Visakhapatnam
Coimbatore Jammu Raipur
Exam Centres – International
Dubai Kathmandu


XAT Cut off for BM Programs

  VALR DM QA Overall
Male 79.460 76.840 88.700 94.000
Female 75.000 75.000 80.000 94.000

XAT Cut off for HR Programs

  VALR DM QA Overall
Male 79.660 71.628 70.070 92.000
Female 75.000 70.000 65.000 92.000

XAT Cut off for GMP Program – 68 percentile

Some participating institutes conduct GD and PI for the final selection while some conduct WAT and PI. It varies from institute to institute. The B-schools may also consider criteria like past academic records, work experience or the overall profile of a candidate.


New Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern- Essay Writing section has been removed. They are Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR), Decision Making (DM), Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation (QA & DI), General Knowledge (GK).

XAT Exam Pattern

Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)
Decision Making (DM)
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation (QA & DI)
General Knowledge (GK)


Marking Scheme – Each question will carry 1 mark and for each wrong answer, 1/4th of the total marks allotted to a question will be deducted. There is negative marking of 0.05 marks also involved for un-attempted questions as well, beyond 8.


XAT Syllabus

Sections Topics
Verbal and Logical Ability Vocabulary, Analogy-based on vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Sentence correction, Grammar, Fill in the blanks, Paragraph Formation Questions, Poem, etc.
Decision-Making Arithmetic, Analytical Reasoning, Situational, etc.
QA & DI Percentage, Profit & Loss, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Equations, Polynomials, Numbers, Progressions, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Data Sufficiency, Scatter Plots and Bar Charts, etc.
GK History, Currency, Invention, Geography, National Capital, Culture, Books and authors, Personalities, Important Dates, Films, Science and Business, Current affairs, etc.


XAT Overview

                Programmes Offered by XLRI                    

  • Business Management (BM),
  • Human Resource Management (HRM),
  • Global Business Management (GBM)
  • General Management Programme (GMP)


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