XAT Exam

XAT Exam
What is XAT?

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is conducted by XLRI (Xavier Labor Relations Institute) – Xavier School of Management on behalf of XAMI (Xavier Association of Management Institutes). For more than 70 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education for its courses and more than 160 other institutes.

Am I eligible for XAT?

The minimum eligibility criteria for XAT is graduation. You need to fulfil any one of the following conditions:

  • You hold a Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline.
  • You are appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination.
  • You have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results.

Each college that considers XAT as its admission test / one of its admission tests has its own eligibility criteria. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria of individual colleges before applying to them through XAT.

When can I take the test?

  • July – August
  • August – November (generally November end)
Test Date
  • First Sunday of January
Results Declaration
  • Last week of January
What is the pattern of the test?
Overall Duration
  • 3 hours
Overall Marks
  • 100
Marking Scheme Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

  • +1 for each correct answer
  • -0.25 for each incorrect answer
  • -0.1 each for more than 8 unanswered questions
  • There’s no negative marking for GA
  • Verbal and Logical Ability
  • Decision Making
  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  • General Knowledge
Section Information Part-1

75 Total MCQs

Total Time: 165 Minutes

No Sectional Time Limit

Verbal and Logical Ability

  • No. of Questions: 26

Decision Making

  • No. of Questions: 21

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

  • No. of Questions: 28


25 Total MCQs

Total Time: 15 Minutes

General Knowledge

  • No. of Questions: 25

Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)

  • 100
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