Dear MBA Aspirants,
The XAT 2018 and XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur’s MBA 2018-20 notifications is out!
About XAT: Xavier Aptitude test (XAT) is a national level management aptitude test. XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of the XAMI. For more than 60 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. The XAT score is being used by more than 150 institutes for the admission.
New XAT 2018 shall be conducted online unlike past years whereby it used to be conducted in pen and paper based format.
About XLRI: XLRI was founded in 1949 by Fr. Quinn Enright, S.J. in the Steel City of Jamshedpur. Over many years XLRI has developed its own identity. The hallmark of this identity is, not to walk on the beaten path but to strike new routes; not to benchmark but to be benchmarked, to be second to none but to be the first to respond to the needs of the people and the nation, by taking up the tasks which are bold but necessary which nobody has hitherto taken up. This enterprising and pioneering spirit can be witnessed throughout the history of XLRI.
The application process for XAT and XLRI-Xavier School of Management is with the same application form by paying an additional amount as per the choice of XLRI program.
Following are the test registration and details and a comparative study between XAT 2018 and XAT 2017 registration.
|XAT and XLRI Registration Process|
|As per 2018||As per 2017|
|Test Name||Xavier Aptitude Test||Xavier Aptitude Test|
|XAT Application Starts||16th August 2017||17th August 2016|
|Last Date to Apply for XAT||30th November 2017
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|Last date without late fee: 30th November 2016
Last date with late fee: 11th December 2016
|Eligibility for XAT, XLRI- BM and HRM program||Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2018 may also apply.
All Indian candidates must appear for XAT 2018. However, NRI and Foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates also have an option of appearing for XAT 2018).
|Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2017 may also apply. All Indian candidates must appear for XAT 2017. However NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates have an option of appearing for XAT 2017).|
|Eligibility for XLRI- GMP||Click here to check the detailed eligibility for NRI/Foreign Nationals||Recognized bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in India/abroad with at least 5 years of managerial/supervisory experience by March 31, 2017.
Candidates may apply either through XAT 2017 or GMAT score (taken between December 01, 2014 and December 20, 2016).
|XLRI Program(s) Name and Seats||PGDM- Business Management (BM): 180, PGDM- Human Resource Management (HRM): 180, PGDM-Global Business Management (GBM): 30||PGDM- Business Management (BM): 180, PGDM- Human Resource Management (HRM): 180, PGDM-Global Business Management (GBM): 30|
|XLRI Program Fees||BM and HRM: Batch of 2017-19: 20,00,000, GMP: 17,25,000
* The Institute reserves the right to revise fee
|BM and HRM: Batch of 2017-19:20,00,000, GMP: 17,25,000|
|XLRI Placement Statistics||2016-17: Median Salary: Rs. 19.21Lakhs|
|2nd Stage Selection Process||BM: GD for 20 minutes followed by a PI with mostly 3 panelists of 25-30 minutes.
HRM: Case study or group exercise for 20 minutes (3 minutes given in the beginning to think and 20 seconds at the end to each participant to summarize) with about 10 allotted participants followed by a PI with three panelists.
Example of group exercise: a scenario was given followed by 7 courses of action, which participants had to rank in order of preference, followed by a discussion and deciding on a group ranking for each course of action. The interviews lasted for 20-25 minutes on an average and were stress interviews at times.
|GD-WAT-PI release dates||31st January 2018||27th January 2017|
|First Merit List||April 2018||14th April 2017|
|Session Begins||June 2018||June 2017|
|XAT Test date||Sunday, 7th January 2017||8th January 2017|
|XAT Test Time||10.00 am to 01.35 pm||10.00 am to 01.30 pm|
|XAT Test Structure and Pattern||The XAT 2018 exam shall consist of the following sections:
Quantitative Ability, English Language & Logical Reasoning, Decision Making, GK and Essay Writing
|This examination consists of two parts: Part I and Part II.
Part I has three sections A, B and C with 24, 21 and 27 questions respectively, i.e. a total of 72 questions.
Note: The names of the 3 sections A, B, C is as per XAT 2017.
- English Language & Logical Reasoning
- Decision Making
- Quantitative Ability
The three sections of Part I are followed by Part II with 25 GK questions and an essay.
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|XAT Marking Pattern||To be announced||All questions carry EQUAL marks. ONE FOURTH OF A MARK may be deducted for each incorrect answer. Leaving a question UNATTEMPTED may result in a DEDUCTION OF 0.05 MARK. However, this deduction will not apply for a MAXIMUM OF 12 UNATTEMPTED QUESTIONS. The negative marks for UNATTEMPTED QUESTIONS shall be deducted proportionately across the three sections.|
|New XAT Test Mode||XAT goes Online this year!||Pen and Paper based|
|XAT Test Cities||Cities within India : 47
XAT 2018 will also be conducted in two international cities: Dubai and Kathmandu. Click here to check the list.
|Cities within India : 47
XAT 2017 was conducted in two international cities: Dubai and Kathmandu
|Mode of Application||Candidates can choose any of the 3 modes of payment:
||Online (Credit card/Debit Card/,Online Banking), Cash (Can be done from any of the IDBI Bank branches located in India) and Demand Draft (in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur A/C XAT)|
|XAT and XLRI Application Fees||Without Late Fee:
For XAT: Rs. 1,650/-
For XLRI: XAT fees: Rs.1,650 and Rs. 300/- per XLRI course.
With Late Fee:
For XAT: Rs. 2,000/-
For XLRI: XAT fees: Rs.2,000/- and Rs. 500/- per XLRI course.
Online and Offline Applications accepted.
|Fees for students who pay within the deadlines:
For XAT: Rs. 1,600/-
For XLRI: XAT fees: Rs.1,600/- and Rs. 300/- per XLRI course.
Fees for students who pay with Late Fees:
Cost of the Form: Rs. 2,000/-, Rs. 500/- per XLRI course
|XAT and XLRI Application Link||Click here||Deactivated now|
|XAT Admit Card||To be made available from 20th December 2017.||20th December 2016|
|XAT Result date||31st January 2018 Click here to check past XLRI cut-offs.||31st January 2017|
|B-schools accepting XAT scores||Many top B-schools like XLRI, XIMB, S P Jain will accept XAT 2018 scores. Click here to view the list of institutes accepting XAT scores.||Many top B-schools like XLRI, XIMB, S P Jain accepted XAT 2017 scores.|
|Top B-schools accepting XAT scores and cut-offs||Click here to view the list of Top Institutes accepting XAT scores along with their cut-offs.||NA|
The candidate desirous of joining any of XAT Member Institutes has to follow the steps given below:
Click here in order to view the list of Associate Institutes along with their addresses who accept XAT scores.
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