XAT Registration 2018 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Last Updated - March 10 2018

The exam dates for XAT 2018 have been released. Those who wish to appear for the exam can perform XAT Registration latest by November 30, 2017. The application form for XAT primarily includes 4 steps-

  • Filling of application form
  • Uploading need documents
  • Registration
  • Payment of fees.

Aspirants have to enter general details about themselves, their academic and work profile and the program they wish to pursue. Even though the steps are not complex, there are numerous fields to fill which can be perplexing. This can be the reason why students may fumble while performing XAT Registration.

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To avoid any discrepancies, certain points must be kept in mind while filling XAT Application Form. Via this article, we will look at some tips that can be utilized for its successful submission.

Completing Eligibility Criteria

The first thing students should do is to ensure that they meet XAT Eligibility Criteria 2018. Applications submitted by only applicable personals will be considered by the organizing body.

Applicants should have finished their graduation in any stream to fulfill the basic criteria. One thing that works to the benefit of students is that there is no at least aggregate need in the graduation degree.

The conditions vary as per nationality, age, academics, and program. The guidelines governing XAT 2018 eligibility criteria are given below:

  • Aspirants of all age groups are applicable for the exam. Age is no bar for XAT.
  • Indian, as well as Foreign nationals, can apply for XAT 2018. International students can also be admitted into the affiliated institutes via GMAT (except residents of Dubai and Kathmandu).
  • A graduation degree of at least 3 years period in any branch is the at least academic requirement for the exam. Participants awaiting their result of the qualifying degree are also applicable offered they fulfill the above conditions.

XAT 2018 points to remember when filling the application form

Personals must know How to Apply for XAT beforehand with utmost attention. It is necessary to read all the instructions cautiously before proceeding to fill the form.

The first step is to perform registration for the exam by providing basic individual and contact details. Aspirants should use a valid email ID and mobile number for this purpose as this is where they will receive their provisional XAT ID and Password.

The real task starts after registration is clear. Avoid typos, numerical mistakes or entering inaccurate information in the application. Candidates must fill all necessary details such as- Individual Information, Contact details, Program Selection (for courses provided in XLRI) and Academic details. They must ensure that all the mandatory (* marked) fields are filled.

Once all the entries have been filled, go via the preview of the application form to accurate any noticeable errors. Though XAT gives its participants ample chance to edit the form, it is better to clear the entire procedure in one go.

Specifications of the documents to be uploaded

Uploading scanned images of passport size photograph and signature is an essential step of registration and application procedure for XAT 2018. These documents should be as per the specifications mentioned by the exam authorities. The procedure will be considered incomplete without these images and will not be the procedure. The guidelines for uploading scanned images are given below:

Passport size photograph

  • The dimensions of the image should be as follows
  • You must look directly at the camera with a relaxed face. No shadows or reflections should feature in the picture.
  • If you wear glasses ensure that your eyes can be completely seen and there is no β€˜red-eye’ effect.
  • Hats, caps or dark glasses are not acceptable. However, religious headwear is allowed as long as it does not cover your face.
  • The photograph should be passport- sized and colored, taken recently against a light- colored background (preferably white).
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Signature

  • The signature should be done by the participant and not by any other person.
  • The signature done by personals on attendance sheet should match with that uploaded during registration.
  • Candidates must sign on a white paper using a Black Ink Pen.
  • This signature will be put on XAT Hall Ticket and other necessary documents.
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XAT 2018 Payment of Application and Additional fee

Paying the application fee of XAT 2018 is the final step of the application procedure. The fee can be remitted through both online and offline mode. In addition to this, aspirants who wish to pursue different programs provided by XLRI have to pay INR 300 per course. The application fee is INR 1650 irrespective of the category of personals.

Students who do not pay the application fee within the limited time duration will be penalized. They will have to pay INR 2000 as the application fee and INR 500 for each course they wish to join at XLRI.

Note: The fees for NRI and International students are INR 5000. They will have to pay an additional fee of $25 and $50 respectively for any program they wish to pursue at XLRI.

Applying for Other Colleges

A number of good business schools admit students on the basis of XAT Scores. The guidelines given below will help them in having a complete idea about this procedure- Participants desirous of joining any of the institutes that are members of XAMI must register for these institutes separately.

  • The procedure of applying for various institutes is quite similar to that of XAT. Interested students must offer individual and academic information in these forms and pay the application fee as charged by the college.
  • Students who have applied for the respective institute will then be shortlisted on the basis of their XAT score and called for the subsequent admission rounds. This will generally consist of GD & PI round.
  • Aspirants must then apply for the desired college. 
  • The primary step is to register for XAT 2018 and appear for the exam.

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