About XAT, XLRI and Test Analysis

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.

XAT Eligibility: 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).

XAT Test Date: Sunday, 7th January 2018

XAT Test Time : 10:00 am to 1:35pm

New Test Mode : XAT goes Online this year!

XAT Marking Scheme :  As per 2017- 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.

Test conducted by: XLRI conducts on behalf of the XAMI.

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.

XLRI Ranking:

  • The Week - Oct 2016. No.1 Private B-School, Overall No.3
  • People Matters - September, 2016, XLRI - 3rd Rank
  • Outlook - October, 2016, No 1 Private B School and No 3 overall, No 1. in Infrastructure & Facilities
  • Business India - January, 2016, Overall 2nd Rank

XLRI Application process:

XAT is a common test for admission into academic programmes of XLRI. Applicants should note that registration for XAT 2018 and appearing for XAT 2018 is the preliminary step towards applying to XLRI and XAT Associate Institutes.Candidates interested in XLRI needs to apply for the programmes of their choice.

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. To know details, click here

Test Analysis : Availability Schedule

Test Year Availability: Date Availability: Time
XAT 2017 XAT 2017 GK Answer Key Available View
  XAT 2017 Analysis Available View
XAT 2016 XAT 2016 GK Answer Key Available View
  XAT 2016 Score Calculator Available View
XAT 2016 Analysis Available View
XAT 2015 XAT 2015 Answer Key and Analysis Available View

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