XAT 2024 – Exam Date, Application, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, College

XAT 2022 – The XAT 2024 exam will take place on January 07, 2024 and the result for the same will be declared on 20 January 2024. The XAT 2024 MBA entrance test will be held by XLRI for admission to its different PGDM 2024-24 programmes and more than 160 MBA colleges, including XIMB, IMT, and TAPMI, among others. The XAT test 2024 registration and application process is done online for a price of Rs. 2000 instead of Rs.1800/- (Last-Year).

XAT score card will be accepted by more than 150 institutes affiliated with XLRI as well as more than 800 B schools and more than 75,000 candidate’s have appeared in this entrance exam, every year. There are no restrictions on the number of attempts in XAT.

What is XAT Exam?

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is a national-level entrance exam which is conducted by XLRI (Xavier labour relations Institute), Jamshedpur, for all those aspirants who want to take admitted to management studies all over the nation. Xavier Aptitude Test is conducted by XLRI on behalf of XAMI (Xavier Association of Management Institutes).

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XAT 2024 Important Link

Here is given all the necessary links which are related to XAT 2021, Aspirants can use them according to their needs.

XAT Official WebsiteClick Here
XAT BulletinClick Here
XAT E-ProspectusClick Here
Apply now (Right top corner) Click Here
Frequently Asked QuestionsClick Here
Help deskClick Here

XAT 2024 Important Date

Here is the given schedule for XAT 2024, Aspirants have to keep in mind all the important dates and proceed accordingly.

Xavier Aptitude Test 2024 ScheduleTime Lines
Date of Release of Notification 2024July 14, 2023
Registration 2024 startsJuly 15, 2023
Last date for Registration & Application submission online without late feeDecember 10, 2023 (Extended from Nov 30)
XAT 2024 Registration Last date with late feeNot Announced
XAT Admit Card 2024 download Start DateDecember 26, 2023
Last date to Download Admit Card 2024January 7, 2024
XAT 2024 Exam DateJanuary 7, 2024 (2.00 PM to 5.10 PM)
XAT 2024 Result dateJanuary 20, 2024

XAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Here given the eligibility criteria of XAT 2024, candidates have to fulfil the below requirements to take admitted to MBA through XAT.


  • The candidate must be Indian or NRI.
  • Foreign candidates are also eligible to take admission but only through GMAT scores except for candidates from Dubai and Kathmandu.

Age criteria

  • There is no minimum or maximum age required for admission to MBA.

Education qualification

  • Candidates must have a 3-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from any recognised board in any stream.
  • Final year aspirants are also eligible to appear in the entrance exam.

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XAT 2024 Admission/Selection procedure

First, candidates have to register themselves by visiting the official website of XAT and then fill out the entire application form after that admit card of XAT will be released approx 2 weeks before the entrance exam and then appear in the entrance exam and after that result of XAT will be declared approx 1 month after the entrance exam.

The college will release their cut off and those students who have secured minimum cut-off marks are eligible to participate in group discussions and personal interviews. During this process, candidates are eligible to choose the best colleges affiliated with XLRI or other institutes of B school which accept the score of XAT.

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XAT 2024 Application form

The application form for XAT 2024 will be released in the month of August. First, candidates have to register Themselves by visiting the official website with entering their name, phone number, email id, password and captcha code and then a verification link will be sent to your registered mail ID.

After clicking on this link, candidates are on the homepage again then candidates have to log in by using their email id and password and then candidate’s have to enter all the required detail and upload photograph and signature. The candidate also has to enter academic information and preferences of the exam centre. At last, candidates have to pay the application fee by using a credit card, debit card, UPI or net banking which is Rs. 2,000/-.

XAT Registration Fee Rs. 2000/-
Candidates interested in XLRI programmes need to pay an additional fee Rs. 200/ each.
Indian Candidates applying for GMP through GMAT Rs. 2500/-
NRI/Foreign Candidates applying for one or more programmes through GMATRs. 5000/-

XAT 2024 Admit card

Admit card for XAT 2024 will be released approx 2 weeks before the entrance exam on the official website by the respective authority. Candidates can download the admit card of XAT by visiting the official website and then logging in to their portal. Admit card for XAT contain personal information along with the date, time and venue of the entrance exam. Admit cards for XAT are very important documents, candidates have to keep safe. If a candidate found an incorrect detail on their XAT admit card then they have to contact the helpdesk.

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XAT 2024 Exam pattern

Here is given the exam pattern of XAT, candidates have to know.

  • The entrance exam will be online that is computer-based.
  • Total hundred questions will be asked by the candidate in the entrance exam.
  • The whole question paper will be 100 – 105 marks.
  • All questions will carry an equal number of marks.
  • The exam will be available only in the English language.
  • The duration of the exam will be of 3 hours and 10 Minutes.
  • Questions will be asked from the section such as
    • decision making
    • Verbal and logical ability
    • Quantitative ability and data interpretation
    • General knowledge
  • Multiple choice questions will be asked in the entrance exam.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks
  • For Every correct answer, 1 mark is awarded.
  • 0.10 marks are deducted for more than 8 un-attempt questions
  • No negative marking in the general knowledge section.
  • The Paper will be divided into part: part 1 contains decision-making and attractive ability interpretation of verbal and logical ability section and part 2 contain general knowledge.
  • Both parts have had a different time limit

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XAT 2024 Syllabus

The syllabus of XAT is similar to other MBA entrance examinations. The level of question will be moderate to difficult. Questions have come from the below section.

  • Verbal Ability
    • English Vocabulary based questions
      • fill in the blanks with correct words
      • synonyms/antonyms
      • contextual usage of vocabulary words
      • Jumbled Paragraphs
    • Completion of sentences
    • Completion of paragraph
    • Correction of errors in sentences
    • Correct use of words
  • Reading Comprehension (RC)
    • RC passages based on Topic
    • Abstract topics
    • Literature
    • Social and Economic issues
    • Science & Culture
    • history & fiction among others.
  • Logical Reasoning (LR)
    • Topics covered in XAT syllabus on which LR questions are based
    • Analogy
    • Clocks
    • calendars
    • Fact
    • Inference
    • Judgement
    • binary logic
    • seating arrangement
    • blood relations
    • logical sequence
    • assumption
    • premise
  • Quantitative ability and data interpretation
    • Complex Arrangement
    • Decision Making in a situation
    • Case lets
    • Conditions and Grouping Test
    • Data Arrangement Test

XAT 2024 Result

The result of XAT 2024 will be released approx 1 month after the entrance exam on the official website by the respective authority. Candidates can download their XAT result by login their portal using their username and password as a pdf. The result of XAT will contain personal information along with obtained marks. Candidates have to take a printout of the result of XAT and make two or more photocopies of it for future reference.

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XAT 2024 Answer Key

A provisional answer key will be released within 2 days of the entrance exam on the official website of XAT by the respective authority. If candidates raise any issue in the answer key then they can inform the conducting body and then the final answer key will be released by the respective authority. Aspirants can calculate their approximate marks and rank on behalf of the answer key.

XLRI & Other Top MBA Colleges: Programs offered

The following table contains programs provided by some MBA universities that accept XAT 2024 scores.

Institute NameFlagship PGDM Programme
XIM BhubaneswarMBA
IMT GhaziabadPGDM
IRMA Anand (Gujarat)PGDRM
MICA AhmedabadPGDM-C

XLRI & Other Top MBA Colleges: Intake

The following table contains the seat matrix of some MBA universities that accept XAT 2024 scores.

Institute NameSeats*
XLRI Jamshedpur360
XIM Bhubaneswar360
IMT Ghaziabad180
IRMA Anand (Gujarat)180
MICA Ahmedabad180
TAPMI Manipal285
* may increase for batch 23-25

XLRI & Other Top MBA Colleges: Fee

The following table contains the average Fee structures of some MBA universities that accept XAT 2024 scores.

Institute NameFee (Rs.in Lakhs)*
XLRI Jamshedpur23.60
XIM Bhubaneswar19.50
IMT Ghaziabad19.53
IRMA Anand (Gujarat)15.25
MICA Ahmedabad21.00
TAPMI Manipal16.00
* may increase for batch 23-25

XAT 2024 Top 10 colleges

Here is given the list of the top 10 colleges which accept XAT scorecards.

  • XIMB Bhubaneswar
  • SPJIMR Mumbai
  • IMT Ghaziabad
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management
  • LIBA Chennai
  • KG somaiya Mumbai
  • GIM Goa
  • TAPMI Manipal
  • IRMA Anand
  • MICA Ahmedabad

XAT 2024 Help desk

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Frequently Asked Questions

The XAT test is regarded as somewhat more challenging than the CAT exam since the CAT exam lacks a Decision-Making component and a General Knowledge section, but the XAT exam includes DM and GK as independent sections.

No, the conducting frequency of XAT in a year is one.

Aspirants must have a bachelor’s degree in any field that takes three years or more to finish from a recognised Institute. Aspirants that make it to the final round are also eligible to take the XAT test. The XAT test does not have a pass percentage requirement.

XAT is held by XLRI, Jamshedpur for MBA. In addition to XLRI and ten other XAMI member institutes, approximately 1,000 B-schools accept XAT results for admission to various MBA.

Because the XAT is given once a year, you can only take it once in a given academic year. However, the XAT test can be taken as many times as necessary.

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