XAT Exam 2024 for MBA

  • XAT is pursued by candidates for management education in great participating institutes including XLRI.
  • XAT entrance exam assesses candidate based on their verbal ability, quantitative ability, decision-making capability, general awareness and logical reasoning.
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    What is the XAT Exam?

      Business schools and educational institutions include entrance exams as a part of their admission process for several educational programs like MBA, Engineering, Medical, etc. There are several types of entrance exams utilized by different Institutions based on educational preferences and policies of institutions. XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is an entrance exam at the national level conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur on behalf of the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). XAT is one of the most prestigious entrance exams for management programs in India. XAT is pursued by candidates for management education in great participating institutes including XLRI. XAT entrance exam assesses candidate based on their verbal ability, quantitative ability, decision-making capability, general awareness and logical reasoning.

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    XAT Exam Highlights

    Name of the Exam Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2025
    XAT Official Website https://xatonline.in/
    Conducting Body XLRI, Jamshedpur
    Exam Duration 3.5 Hours
    XAT Exam Fees (2024) INR 2,100 (all categories)
    XAT 2025 Exam Date 05-Jan-2025 (tentative)
    Meduim of Exam English
    Mode of Exam Online
    XAT Exam Question Types 100 questions in MCQ format
  • Decision Making
  • Verbal & Logical Ability
  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  • General Knowledge
  • Essay Writing
  • Eligibility Bachelor’s Degree

    XAT Exam Timeline and Registration

      XAT 2025 is confirmed to be held on January 5, 2025, for which the registration schedule will be released by XLRI in July 2024. The registration window for the XAT exam will be open for 3 months and the candidates can register for the exam from the official website xatonline.in. The official website includes all important information for registration including dates, exam patterns, eligibility criteria and others. www.xatonline.in.

    XAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

    Candidates must have a completed 3-year bachelor's degree from a recognised institute in any discipline. There is no age limit specified for the XAT exam however the available eligibility criteria on the official website should be met.

    1. Candidates must have a completed 3-year bachelor's degree
    2. The degree from a recognised institute in any discipline is valid
    3. There is no age limit specified for the XAT exam
    4. Meet eligibility criteria on the official website
    Visit the official website
    Create an Account
    Fill in Personal details
    Fill in Educational Details
    Select exam mode and date
    Upload photograph and signature
    Review and confirm
    Make payment
    Download Admit Card
    Prepare for the Exam

    XAT Exam Pattern

    Mode of XAT Exam Online
    Duration of Exam 210 Minutes
    XAT Exam Section
  • Decision Making
  • Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  • General Knowledge
  • Essay Writing
  • Number of Questions 102
    Number of Questions Section Wise 25
    XAT Total Marks 105
    Language of Question Paper English
    Marking Scheme
  • +1 for Each Correct Entry
  • -0.25 for Each Incorrect Entry
  • No negative marking in GK section
  • Evolution of XAT Exam

    XAT exam comprises five sections including Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, General Knowledge and essay writing (subject to Institute policies). XAT exam comprises 100 to 120 questions that need to be completed in 210 minutes in online mode.

    XAT Exam Year Sections No. of Questions per Section XAT Time Duration
    • Verbal and Logical Ability
    • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
    • Decision Making
    • General Knowledge
    • Essay (250 words)
    • 26
    • 28
    • 22
    • 25
    • 1
    210 Minutes

    XAT 2025 Syllabus with Topics

    XAT Syllabus Section XAT Syllabus Topics Weightage in Exam
    Verbal and Logical Ability Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Analogy, Parajumble, Grammar, Critical Reasoning, Fill in the Blanks, etc. 22
    Decision Making Data Arrangement, Conditioning, Grouping, Complex Arrangement, Caselets, Assumptions, Premises, Conclusions, etc 26
    Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Percentage, Surds and Indices, Mensuration, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Tables, Data Interpretation, etc. 28
    General Knowledge Business, Politics, Science, Economy, Static GK, Sports, Prize and World, Government, Award, Constitution of India, etc. 25

    Tips and Tricks for XAT 2024 Preparation

    Candidates need to get familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus of the XAT exam. Understanding the exam pattern and syllabus of exams helps students to analyse marks allotted to each topic and identify individual strengths and weaknesses for better preparation for the XAT exam. The following tips and tricks should be utilised for the preparation for the XAT exam-

  • Understanding the Exam Pattern
  • Creating A Study Schedule
  • Focusing On Basic
  • Practicing Time Management
  • Practicing Mock Tests and Previous Papers
  • Working on Decision-Making Capabilities
  • Stay Updated with GK Topics
  • Improving Reading Comprehension
  • Revising Regularly
  • Staying Healthy
  • XAT Mock Test

    XAT 2024 Admit Card

    The admit card for the XAT exam can be downloaded from the official website as soon as made available by authorities. An admit card is an important document which acts as an entry card to appear in the exam. To download the admit card-

  • Visit the official website
  • Browse Admit Card
  • Click the Download Admit Card Link
  • Login To Your Account
  • Verify Personal Details
  • Download and Print the Admit Card
  • Keep multiple copies of the Admit Card secure for future reference
  • Guidelines for XAT Exam Day

    Documents to Carry on XAT exam day 2024

    XAT admit card

    Valid photo ID proof (such as Aadhar Card, Passport, Voter ID card, PAN card, Driving Licence, etc.)

    Photocopies of ID proof and admit card

    Any other important document


    Water bottle & Snacks

    Directions to the Exam Centre

    Items not to carry inside the XAT exam hall

    Electronic devices

    Study Material

    Bags and luggage

    Food and drinks (other than water)

    Communication and internet-based watches

    Any other unauthorized item

    XAT Exam Time Slots

    XAT Exam Slot 2024 Exam Timings Reporting Time Last Entry Allowed
    1 02:00 PM to 05:30 PM 12:30 PM 01:30 PM

    XAT Answer Key 2024

    Visit the official website

    Go to the official website to get started.

    Navigate to the answer key section

    Find the answer key section from the menu.

    Find the relevant exam

    Look for the exam to see answer key.

    Browse and click to answer the key link

    Browse the answer key from the available link.

    Provide asked details

    Fill all asked details

    Download the answer key

    Download the answer key by clicking the link

    Verify the details and cross-check

    Cross-check the answers with your responses..

    Raise objections (if applicable)

    Submit objections if you find any discrepancies.

    XAT 2024 Result

    The result of the XAT entrance exam is most likely to be disclosed in January. The result can be downloaded from the official website of the XAT entrance exam xatonline.in

    • Visit the official website

    • Navigate to the Results section

    • Login to your account

    • Locate the result link

    • View or download your result

    • Check your scorecard

    • Download and save your result

    • Print the result (if needed)

    • Check for cutoffs and selection criteria

    • Stay updated

    • Prepare for further studies

    XAT Cut off Marks 2024

    List of Colleges Cut Off Marks
    XLRI Jamshedpur 94-96
    XIM Bhubaneswar 90-91
    MICA Ahmedabad 80-84
    Great Lakes Chennai 85-90
    IMI New Delhi 89-90
    IMT Ghaziabad 90-91
    GIM Goa 85-90

    Fees for MBA - Campus Wise

    XAT MBA college name MBA Seats (approx) MBA Fees
    XLRI Jamshedpur 240 INR 12.9 Lakh
    XIM Bhubaneswar 360 INR 20.9 Lakh
    MICA Ahmedabad 216 INR 23 Lakh
    IIM Lucknow 300 INR 17.95 Lakh
    IMI New Delhi 60 INR 18.2 Lakh
    IMT Ghaziabad 480 INR 21.5 Lakh
    GIM Goa 300 INR 18.31 Lakh


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    FAQ’s of XAT exam

      • Personal details
      • Qualification documents (degrees)
      • Scanned Photograph
      • Scanned Signature
      • Category Certificate (if required)
      • Work experience documents (if needed)
      • XAT scorecard
      • Payment Details
      • Valid Email address & mobile number
      • Other relevant documents

    • The XAT exam is one of the most popular exam accepted by about 800 business schools in India as the medium of admission eligibility. It is estimated that about 95000 students appear for the XAT- Xavier Aptitude Test annually.

      • Access the application form
      • Navigate to the centre selection
      • View available test centres
      • Select preferred test centres
      • Check availability and capacity
      • Priority order
      • Save and confirm
      • Review and submi
      • Payment
      • Confirmation

      • Official XAT previous year papers
      • Online forums and discussion groups
      • Management and Psychology test books
      • Books on decision-making
      • Online courses and videos
      • Mock test and practice papers
      • Coaching institute and study material
      • Online articles and case studies

    • Some exam centres allow and accept digital copies of admit cards for the exam. However, it is important to properly analyse and follow the specific instructions disclosed by official authorities of the XAT exam. If digital copies of the admit card are acceptable in the exam centre it should be clear and legible, available in the required format, and based on specific instructions.

    • XAT exam comprises 100 questions of 1 mark each. 0.25 marks were deducted for every incorrect answer considering the negative marking system of the exam. Along with the negative marking system, 0.10 marks are also deducted if the unattempted questions exceed 8. XAT is a considerably more difficult entrance exam than others based on its marking criteria and score calculation approach.