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XAT 2020 – XLRI, Jamshedpur will conduct XAT in the first week of January 2020. The official exam schedule has not been announced yet. XAT 2020 dates will be announced in August 2019 and the registration cum application process of the exam will begin in the same month.



What is XAT?
XAT or Xavier Aptitude Test is national-level management entrance examination conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. Apart from XLRI and 10 other XAMI members, over 700 B-schools accept XAT scores for admission to their post graduate management programmes. Eligibility criteria to apply for XAT 2020 is Graduation in any discipline. Candidates in their final year of Gradaution are also eligible for XAT.

XAT 2019 Highlights
Exam Name Xavier Aptitude Test
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 3 hours
Test Takers 75,000
Accepting Colleges
Official Website http://xatonline.net.in/
XAT 2020 Dates

XAT 2020 Syllabus

XAT 2020 Pattern

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What’s New in XAT Exam?
Last year, XLRI, Jamshedpur introduced a major change in the XAT exam pattern. From now on, the question paper will not have Essay Writing section. The XAT 2020 question paper will consist of questions from Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge, only.

XAT 2020 Important Dates
XAT 2020 Events

XAT 2020 Dates

XAT 2020 registrations begin

Third week of August, 2019

Registrations end date

First week of December, 2019

Last date to apply with late fee payment

First week of December, 2019

XAT 2020 admit card download

Third week of December, 2019

XAT Exam 2020

First Sunday of January, 2020

XAT 2020 result announcement

Second week of January, 2020

XAT Eligibility Criteria
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university

Students in their Final year of Graduation (completing final examination by June 10, 2019) or awaiting their results are also eligible to apply, provided they can produce their Graduation certificate and marksheet by the end of year

Read more: XAT Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit, Reservation Criteria, Work Experience

Top Colleges Accepting XAT Scores
XLRI Xavier School of Management

Loyola Institute of Business Administration

St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR)

St. Joseph’s Institute of Management

St.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology

Xavier Business School (XBS), St.Xavier’sUniversity, Kolkata

Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University

Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship

Xavier Institute of Management & Research

Xavier Institute of Development Action and Sciences (XIDAS)

Xavier Institute of Social Service

Know all about MBA colleges accepting XAT score

How to Prepare for XAT?
To perform well in XAT exam, the candidate must be aware of all the tips, tricks and shortcuts of solving difficult questions within seconds. The XAT exam is a test of speed and accuracy which can be achieved only by practice. Take a look at some prep tips for XAT below:

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XAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
To be able to perform well in XAT, it is important to be stress free. And for a stress free XAT it is important to know all about the exam. Read the XAT 2020 examination manual carefully, do not miss any point for it may cost you dearly. To avoid last minute hustle, note the following below:

What to carry on Exam Day?

XAT exam is conducted in online mode, thus you may not need any stationary during the exam. You must also carry a secondary ID proof for identification purpose. Do not to carry mobile phones, Ipad, electronic items, luggage or valuables as such items are prohibited.

Documents required

Admit card: The XAT 2020 admit card is the most important document to be carried to the exam hall. It must be noted that without the XAT admit card, no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall.

Identity Proof: Each XAT 2020 aspirant must carry any of the following ID proofs to the exam centre: Aadhar card, Voter ID, Passport, College/University ID, Driver’s license.

Important FAQs Regarding XAT Exam
Q: How many times is XAT exam held in a year?

A: XAT exam is held once a year on the first Sunday of January. In 2020, XAT will be held on the first Sunday of January from 10 am to 1 pm

Q: Is XAT exam conducted online or offline?

A: XAT exam is conducted online. Till 2017, XAT was conducted in pen and paper mode but 2018 onwards, the exam has moved online.

Q: Why is XAT exam important?

A: XAT exam is a gateway to not only XLRI, Jamshedpur and associated b-schools but also by over 700 other management institutes.

Q. How many times can one attempt XAT?

A: One can attempt XAT exam any number of times. There is no restriction on number of attempts.

Q. What are the scholarship schemes in XLRI, Jamshedpur?

A: XLRI, Jamshedpur offers various scholarships to meritorious and economicslly backward students. The list of scholarships offered last year is given below:

Scholarship schemes in XLRI, Jamshedpur
Aditya Birla Scholarship

Kalyan Ganguly XEF Scholarship

Capital First Scholarship

Naveen Jain & Distinguished Alumni Award

Government of India for [ST] Students

Vasantha Sankaran Scholarship

OP Jindal Engineering & Management

XLRI Diamond Jubilee [Seniors]

T Thomas

XLRI Diamond Jubilee [Juniors]

Pirojsha Godrej

Alumni Scholarship

Joseph M Sciortino [for ST Students]

Alumni Scholarship

Geeta Saxena Memorial


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XAT 2020 Process
XAT 2020 Selection Process
XAT 2020 selection process includes three stages: Registration, application submission and XAT test. Registration process for XAT 2020 is likely to begin in the third week of August and conclude in the last week of November. Here’s a step by step guide to XAT 2020 for new aspirants:

STEP 1: XAT 2020 registration cum application process
For XAT 2020 registration, you will need a functional email ID and mobile phone number. To register for XAT 2020, go to the official XAT website and click on Registration link and enter relevant information in the given fields. Once you have registered successfully on the XAT website, login with the user ID and password shared. XAT application forms are available only in online mode. Any candidate who wishes to apply, will have to do so online only by paying Rs 1700 as application fee. Read more: XAT Registration

STEP 2: XAT 2020 admit card
XAT 2020 admit cards will be available for download on the official website of XAT. Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website by using their login IDs. Read more: XAT admit card

STEP 4: XAT 2020 result
XAT exam result will be announced in the second week of January 2020. The test takers can check their scores online on the official XAT website by using their user ID and password. Read more: XAT result

STEP 5: Group Discussion and Personal Interview
Post the declaration of XAT 2020 result, XLRI will announce its Group Discussion and Personal Interview schedule for the candidates shortlisted for admission to 2020 batch. The Group Discussion and Personal Interviews will be held in various cities and the candidates will have to confirm their interview city online on the official website within the stipulated time limit. Read more: XLRI admission & selection process

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