XAT Exam 2019

XAT 2019 Exam – Important Dates, Notification, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Result

XAT Exam

The online registration of XAT 2019 is likely to be started from the mid-August 2018. Interested candidates are advised to keep a watch on the official website for the XAT 2019 notification. Popularly known as XAT, Xavier Aptitude Test is an all-India management aptitude exam organised by Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI) on behalf of XAMI. XLRI conducts the exam to scan out the best students for management education. Every year, more than 1 lakh aspirants take the exam to study at XLRI and its associated institutes. The XAT score is accepted by more than 150 management institutes in India and abroad.

Preparing for Xavier Aptitude Test 2019? Before you take the plunge, let’s have a glance at some of the significant aspects of the exam.

 XAT 2019 Latest Notification: Generally, XLRI releases the official notification for XAT registration in the month of August. This year too, the Institute will be releasing the XAT 2019 registration form in the second or third week of August. Candidates are advised not to wait till the last moment to fill in the online application form. The exam is expected to take place in the first week of January 2019.


Name of Exam Xavier Aptitude Test
Popularly Known as XAT
Conducting Authority Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur
Exam level National level
Exam mode Computer-based
Mode of application Online
Exam Type Objective and subjective-type
Exam Commencement 1st week of January 2019

XAT Exam 2019 Important Dates

The sale of Application form begins in August every year, and it closes by the end of November. The XAT Exam is usually conducted in January, and the result is announced within a month after the exam.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Availability of online application form Mid-August 2018
Last date to submit application form Last week of November 2018
Submit application form (without late fee) Fourth week of November 2018
Last date to apply (with late fee) 2nd week of December 2018
Issuance of admit card Last week of December 2018
Availability of mock test 1st week of January 2019
Commencement of exam 1st week of January 2019
Release of official answer key Fourth week of January 2019
Result announcement 1st week of February 2019

XAT Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

XAT 2019 Exam Pattern

XAT 2019 will be conducted in the online mode. It has two papers – Paper I and Paper II. The Paper I is objective-type and tests the candidate’s scholastic aptitude. The Paper II is a combination of both objective and subjective questions. It tests the candidate’s general awareness level. The total exam duration is 3 hours and 35 minutes.

  1. Mode of exam: Online
  2. Total papers: Two papers – Paper I and Paper II
  3. Total number of questions: 98 questions
  4. Negative marking scheme: Yes, there is negative marking for every wrong answer. 1/4th marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Candidates who do not attempt questions (beyond 8) will have to face 0.05 marks deduction.
  5. Sections: 5 sections. They are English Language & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, Decision Making, Essay and GK.
  6. Sessions: 1 session. The exam will be conducted in one session. However, there will be a 5-minute break between Paper I and Paper II.
Papers Sections Questions Duration
Paper I Quantitative Ability 27 170 minutes
Decision Making 21
English Language & Logical Reasoning 24
Paper II Essay 1 Topic 40 minutes
General Knowledge 25

 XAT 2019 Exam Syllabus

Mostly management exams don’t have any specific syllabus. XLRI too follows the same pattern for Xavier Aptitude Test. Candidates appearing for the 2019 exam will not be prescribed any particular syllabi. They need to understand the exam structure and chalk out the syllabus accordingly.

Based on the previous years’ exam pattern, the experts at Exams Planner have outlined a few sections that can aptly be called the syllabi of XAT 2019. The sections and their topics are mentioned as follows –

Verbal and Logical Ability Decision Making Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation General Knowledge Essay Writing
Vocabulary Arithmetic Percentage Geography For essay writing, candidates need to be very diverse and well-versed with current affairs. Essay topics are basically abstract in nature.
Sentence Correction Situational Polynomials Books and Authors
Paragraph Formation Questions Analytical Reasoning Time & Distance Currency
Fill in the Blanks Progressions History
Reading Comprehension Data Sufficiency Personalities
Analogy-based on Vocabulary Profit & Loss Invention
Grammar Equations Important Dates
Poem Time & Work Science and Business
Scatter Plots and Bar Charts Current affairs
Numbers National Capital
Permutation and Combination Films
Probability Culture

XAT Exam 2019 Eligibility

To sit in the exam, candidates only have to hold the Bachelor’s Degree certificate. XLRI Jamshedpur has set simple eligibility criteria for all the XAT aspirants. Take a look at the details beneath –

  • To apply for the XAT exam, candidates should be a graduate in any discipline from a recognised university. Or they should have completed 3 years’ bachelor degree programme from a well-known Institute.
  • Those appearing in the final year are eligible for the test.
  • Interested foreign nationals or NRIs (except Dubai and Kathmandu) can apply through GMAT scores
  • There’s no age bar to take the XAT exam 2019.

XAT Exam 2019 Application Process

XAT 2019 Application Process –

XAT 2019 application form can be filled online. To do that it is important to follow the below procedure for XAT and XLRI registration –

  • Log on to www.xatonline.net.in. Here, check for the link ‘Click here for New Registration’ to create provisional ID and Password. Use your active email ID, name and contact details.
  • Read the instruction carefully before filling up the application form. The online forms once submitted won’t be changed or modified.
  • While entering your father’s/ mother’s name, ensure that the spellings are correct. Any alteration or change in the name may result in the cancellation of your candidature.
  • ‘Validate your details’ and click on the ‘Save & Next’ tab.
  • Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature (50 KB for photograph & 20 KB for signature) as per the instructions mentioned.
  • ‘Preview’ the application form if all the required fields are filled before clicking on the ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ button.
  • In case of any discrepancy, modify the details before hitting the SUBMIT button.
  • Proceed further with the ‘Payment’ tab.
  • Now, ‘SUBMIT’!

Payment of Fees –

The application fee amount can be released through both the online and offline modes.

  • Online Mode of Payment – Online payment can be done via credit card, debit card, net banking (only for IDBI and SBI account holders).
  • Offline Mode of Payment – Cash payment and the demand draft in favour of “XLRI Jamshedpur payable at Jamshedpur” are the offline payment options available to the candidates. Those who make DD need to visit the login page of XAT and update the Demand Draft details such as Bank Name, Date and the DD Number. Moreover, such students need to send the application form along with the Demand Draft to “The Chairperson, Admissions, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East) Jamshedpur – 831001”. This process of sending the DD should be done with 15 days from the date of issuance of the Demand Draft.
XAT Registration Fee (without late fee) INR 1,650/-
XLRI programmes INR 300/- (each)
XAT Registration Fee (with late fee) INR 2,000/-
XLRI programmes INR 500/- (each)
GMP (General Management Programme) through GMAT INR 2,500/-
NRI & Foreign Fee INR 5,000/-

What to Remember while filling up for New Registration?

  • After providing all the basic information, candidates will be sent an email on their registered email ID. This email will carry the provisional XAT ID and Password.
  • Ensure that the email ID remains valid for all future communication.
  • For working professionals, personal email ID should be the primary email address. In case, they switch jobs, they don’t have to switch their email address.
  • Make sure you have added – admissions@xatonline.net.in in the anti-Spam software as a trusted source. Otherwise, you might not receive any emails in the inbox from XAT. Instead, you might get them in the junk folder.
  • Make certain that you are able to access all emails from time to time. Also, log in to – www.xatonline.net.in with your personal XAT ID and Password to keep a check on emails from XAT and its associates.
  • Along with the email ID, ensure that the mobile number that you have provided is correct and active.

XAT 2019 Test Centres

The Xavier Aptitude Test 2019 will be held across India and in two International cities. They are mentioned underneath.

Test Centres in India –

  • Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar
  • Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack
  • Dehradun, Delhi
  • Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur
  • Kanpur, Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mangalore, Mumbai
  • Nagpur, Nasik, Noida
  • Patna, Pune
  • Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela
  • Sambalpur, Surat
  • Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum
  • Udaipur
  • Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam

Test Centres across Two International Cities –

  • Dubai
  • Kathmandu

Other Details

XAT 2019 Admit Card:

Candidates who have submitted the application forms along with the prescribed fee are eligible to download the XAT 2019 admit cards online. The hall tickets of XAT 2019 will be released in the fourth week of December 2018. The XAT aspirants are advised to use their login credentials (ID and Password) to download and take a printout for future use. The call letter is supposed to possess details like name of the candidate, DOB, centre name & address and exam day instructions.

XAT 2019 Answer Key:

Xavier Labour Relation Institute will release the answer key of Xavier Aptitude Test 2019 in the fourth week of January 2019. It will be available in PDF format, which will further help the candidates check their answers and estimate scores accordingly. With the help of the answer key, the students can easily make out from which colleges they will get a call from.

XAT 2019 Result:

To check the XAT result 2019, students can log on to the official website (already mentioned above) and use XAT ID and Password. The result is likely to be declared in the first week of February 2019. The hard copy of the result will be sent by the authority to the registered address of the candidates. It would mainly contain the scorecard (overall score). The scorecard needs to be preserved well until the admission process is accomplished.

XAT 2019 Cut-off:

Various factors determine the XAT cut-off 2019 – difficulty level of the entrance test, number of seats offered in the programme, number of test takers, etc. The cut-off will be declared after the results are out.

XAT 2019 Selection Procedure:

The selection procedure comprises two major stages –

  1. Students are shortlisted based on the XAT score and the cut-off of the participating institutes.
  2. Writing Ability Test (Essay Writing or Group Activity or Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview)

The selection process varies from institute to institute. The overall profile of the candidates will be checked and verified.

XAT 2019 Preparation Tips:

  • Be well-versed with the syllabi and exam pattern
  • Prepare an exam-like timetable
  • Practice mock test series and previous years’ sample papers and question papers
  • Follow the best study materials and books
  • Take ample rest and follow a healthy diet

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q 1: What is XAT and who is the conducting authority?

A: XAT, also known as Xavier Aptitude Test, is a national-level management entrance test conducted by XLRI – Xavier School of Management.

Q2: When will the XAT 2019 exam commence? If I have to apply, when should I expect the application form?

A: The exam is likely to be held in the first week of January 2019. The application form will be available by XLRI from mid-August 2018.

Q 3: Is it mandatory to have a Bachelor’s Degree to appear for the test?

A: Yes, it is. However, students who are in the final year can apply too.

Q 4: What about the NRI students? Are they eligible for XAT 2019?

A: Foreign nationals and NRIs can apply through GMAT scores.

Q 5: How would candidates know that the application form is submitted correctly?

A: Upon successful registration, candidates will be indicated with a system-generated XAT ID. Note it down for future use. However, it is important to fill the form carefully. Forms that are submitted cannot be modified or changed.

Q 6: What is the mode of the exam?

A: Online

Q 7: What is the duration of XAT 2019?

A: The duration of the exam is 3 hours and 35 minutes. It will be done in two papers – Paper I and Paper II. However, there will be no gap between the papers.

Q 8: Is there any prescribed syllabi for XAT?

A: No. Check the above syllabi section to know more.

Q 9: If I score below 50% in Bachelor’s programme, will I be denied to sit in the test?

A: No. You are actually eligible for the test.

Q 10: What is the age bar for the XAT test?

A: There’s no age limit for the exam.

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