Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national-level management entrance examination, organized by XLRI Jamshedpur on behalf of XAMI (Xavier Associate Management Institutes) for MBA-candidates want admission into PG Programs in Management. XAT 2019 will be held in January, 2019 throughout India as well as in Dubai and Kathmandu. Check XAT Exam Centers.
Read some of the important highlights of XAT 2019.
|Exam Name||Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)|
|Exam Category||Post Graduate|
|Organizing Body||XLRI Jamshedpur|
|Programs Provided||PGDM (Human Resource Management) PGDM (Business Management) PGDM (General Management)|
|XAT Eligibility||Bachelor’s Degree|
|Selection Procedure||Written Test, Group Discussion, and Individual Interview|
|Number of Test Takers||90,000 approx.|
|XAT Helpline Number||1800 419 2929|
|XAT Contact Number||+91 657 665 3203 /3204/3205|
|Email Address||[email protected] OR [email protected]|
XAT 2019 notification for Registration is expected to be allocated by XLRI in August, 2018. The tentative calendar of events for XAT 2019 is tabulated below. XAT-candidates are advised to keep a tab on the official portal for any further updates or notifications regarding the examination schedule.
|Announce of XAT 2019 Notification||August, 2018|
|Availability of XAT Application Form 2019||August 2018 – November 2018|
|Availability of XAT 2019 Hall Ticket||December, 2018|
|XAT 2019 Exam Date||January, 2019|
|Releasement of XAT 2019 Result||Last Week of January|
XAT 2019 candidates are advised to cautiously study the eligibility criteria before filling XAT Application Form 2019 and the same has been mentioned below.
XAT 2019 Registration is an online procedure. XAT Registration 2019 involves 5 steps, which are Registration, Filling of XAT Application Form 2019, Fee Payment, Uploading Documents, and Form Submission. The application form can be accessed on the official portal i.e. www.xatonline.in. Aspirants can submit XAT Application Form 2019 from August, 2018 until November, 2018. Each step is described below:
Note- All aspirants who pay XAT Application Fee via Demand Draft must send a copy of confirmation page besides the Demand Draft within 15 days from the date of issuance of demand draft. The contact details are offered below:
Jharkhand, India XLRI, C. Area (East) H.
The Chairperson Admissions,
Jamshedpur – 831001
Clear scanned images of participants’ recent photograph and signature required to be uploaded to the Application Form.
|Participant’s recent, color, passport-size photograph with a light, preferably white background||Image dimensions: 200X230 pixels File Type: JPost Graduate or JPEG File size: not more than 50KB|
|Participant’s signature on a white paper with black ink||Image dimensions: 1400X160 pixels File Type: JPost Graduate or JPEG File size: not more than 20KB|
Note: In case a participant does not receive the registration confirmation mail along with provisional XAT UID & Password, within 24 hours of signing up, they are requested to write to [email protected] citing the primary email ID and the issue or call the Helpdesk on 1800 419 2929 (08.00 a.m. till 08.00 p.m. IST )
XAT 2019 Admit card is expected to be made available on the official portal in December 2018. Admit cards of only those aspirants who’s XAT Application Form 2019 has been accepted, will be available for download.
XLRI will not send hard copies of XAT 2019 Hall Ticket through email or courier to any participants. It has to be downloaded from the official website.
XAT Hall Ticket 2019 is a compulsory document that must be kept safe until the admission procedure. At the time of the test as well as selection and admission procedure, the hall ticket has to be supported with a valid photo ID allocated by the Government of India. Steps involved in downloading the XAT 2019 Hall Ticket are:
Note: In case of any mistake or discrepancy in the details printed on XAT 2019 Hall Ticket, participants should immediately contact XAT Admissions Office at XLRI, Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur 831001
XAT 2018 is being held in about 49 Indian cities apart from the International exam centers in Kathmandu and Dubai. XAT 2019 is also expected to be held in as many locations, if not more, to make the test more convenient and accessible for participants. Here is a tentative list of exam cities for XAT 2019:
XAT 2019 will be an online, computer-based test instead of the traditional offline, paper-based one comprising both objective and subjective questions. It is divided into 2 parts, namely Part A and Part B with 78 questions in the former and 25 questions in the latter.
Check the highlights for XAT Exam Format 2019.
|PART||SECTION NAME||NO. OF QUESTIONS||TOTAL TIME||NEGATIVE MARKING|
|Part A||Verbal and Logical Ability||26||170 minutes||-0.25 for each inaccurate response|
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||29|
|Part B||General Knowledge||25||35 minutes||No negative marking|
Time allotted for solving Part-A of XAT 2019 is 170 minutes while Part-B required being finished in 35 minutes. And, as per the marking scheme for XAT 2019, there is no negative marking in Part-B while 0.25 marks will be deducted for an inaccurate answer in Part-A.
There is no officially prescribed syllabus for XAT 2019. XAT Syllabus is based on past trends of XAT question papers and syllabus is drawn from the topics which have appeared in earlier XAT exams. However, their composition, pattern, and number may change with each subsequent edition of XAT.
XAT 2019 Part A is an objective type paper covering Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability, English Language and Reasoning, and Judgement Making. An indicative list of topics covered in these sections are:
|Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation||Geometry, Tables, Graphs, Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Statistics, Profit & Loss, Speed and Distance, Clocks|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||Grammar, Para Jumbles, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehensions|
|Judgement Making||Analytical Reasoning, Situational, Case lets, Data Arrangement Tets|
XAT Part B is a subjective paper based on questions relating to General Knowledge and also comprises writing an essay.
Economics, finance, national and international present affairs are a few of the many topics on which questions are posed in XAT. Questions are also based on conventional GK.
|Important topics for GK in XAT 2019|
|Politics||Nation and States|
|Sports||Awards and Recognitions|
|Merger & Acquisitions||--|
XAT Result 2019is expected to be released online by the end of January 2019 by XLRI Jamshedpur. Successful students having scores that match the published XAT Cut-Off can proceed to the advanced selection rounds of Group Discussion and Individual Interview. Aspirants can reach their scorecards by visiting the official website i.e. www.xatonline.in. XAT Scores are valid for 1 year.
The scorecard can be downloaded from the official website in the following steps:
Note: XLRI, Jamshedpur does not take the responsibility of sending hard copies of scorecards to aspirants by courier or post.
The cut-off score for XAT would comprise the at least percentile to be scored by each aspirant in the test. On the basis of XAT Cut Off, aspirants will be shortlisted for further Group Discussion and Individual Interview rounds for admission. Other participating institutes also have their personal Cut Off scores. XAT Cut Off varies for various programs provided by XLRI, Jamshedpur.
The at least percentage need for being considered for various programs at XLRI is tabulated here:
|Program Provided||Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning||Judgement Making||Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||Overall (Percentage/ Marks)|
|Human Resource Management||79.67%||71.628%||70.07%||92.55%|
|General Management Program||5 marks and above||5 marks and above||6 marks and above||22 marks and above|
Aspirants will be shortlisted for the selection process in XAT 2019 on the basis of their performance in the entrance exam and XAT Cut Off scores. While some institutes have both GD (Group Discussion) and PI (Individual Interview) rounds, others only have either of the two.
The Merit List of XAT 2019 is created by including various components such as XAT 2019 score, performance in GD & PI, academic records, work experience, and the overall profile of the aspirant. The weight of these various components in XLRI is tabulated below. This division of scores applies to all the programs provided by XLRI.
|XAT 2019 score||60%|
|Essay, GK, Academic profile, work-experience||15%|
It should be noted that post-XAT 2019, there will not be any centralized counselling process. Aspirants will be selected for admission to these Institutes on the basis of XAT 2019 cut-off score, performance in the GD/PI round and the final merit list prepared for the successful aspirants. Aspirants will have to personally apply for each Member Institutes of XAMI or other participating institutes of XAT 2019 with their scorecard.