FAQs on XAT
  1. Can you tell me something about XAT examination ?

  2. For more than 60 years, XLRI is conducting Admission Test on all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. Their long experience and the expertise have helped them in extending this test to other Management Institutes. This year, there are more than 150 Management Institutes who are selecting students through XAT.

  3. Can you name a few good B-Schools which accept XAT score ?

  4. The following is the list of some of the good B-Schools that accept XAT score for admission into their Post-graduate program in Management:

    • XLRI - Jamshedpur
    • S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai
    • IRMA Anand
    • IMT-Ghaziabad
    • TAPMI-Manipal
    • IFMR-Chennai
    • Great Lakes-Chennai
    • Welingkar-Mumbai
    • LIBA-Chennai
    • XIM-B Bhubaneshwar

    For a complete list of B-Schools which are scheduled to accept XAT-2018 score,please check out the following link

    http://www.xatonline.in/XAT_associates.html
  5. How good are the above mentioned B-Schools ?

  6. As per T.I.M.E. ranking, XLRI and SP Jain are rated among the Top 10 B-Schools of India; IMT-Ghaziabad and XIMB are rated among the "AA" grade B-schools, IRMA,Great Lakes Institute of Management, GIM and TAPMI Manipal are counted among the "A" grade B-Schools. IFMR, Welingkar & LIBA are graded in the “BBB+” category.

    Note- The B-school categorization for 2017-18 will be done by the end of Sep, kindly check out T.I.M.E. website for updated grades later on.

  7. When is it conducted ? Is it an online exam ? When does the registration process takes place ?

  8. It is usually conducted in the month of January. This year, the entrance test is being conducted on 7 January, 2018. Yes, it is an online exam.Registration for XAT 2018 starts from 16th August 2017 and ends on November 30,2017.

  9. If a student has less than 50% tmarks in graduation, is he/she eligible to apply for XAT 2018?

  10. Yes, they are eligible to apply for XAT 2018

  11. What is eligibility to take XAT entrance exam?

  12. Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2018 may also apply.

  13. Which are the cities where XAT 2018 is scheduled to be conducted?

  14. XAT 2018 would be conducted across India in the following cities.

    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.

    In addition to them, the exam will also be conducted at two International Cities Dubai and Kathmandu.

  15. What is registration fee for XAT 2018? Do we have to apply separately to XLRI ?

  16. Registration Fee

    1. Without Late fee- 1650 Rs and 300 Rs for each of the XLRI programs applied to.
    2. With late fee- 2000 Rs and 500 Rs for each of the XLRI programs applied to.
  17. Does XLRI follow policy of reservation of seats?

  18. No

  19. When is the test score of XAT 2018 likely to be announced ?

  20. XAT 2018 results will be available by 31st January at http://www.xatonline.net.in

  21. What was the pattern of last year's (XAT 2017) question paper of XAT ?

  22. Pattern of last year's question paper of XAT was as follows

    Section No
    Part I A - Verbal and Logical Ability 24
    B - Decision Making Ability 21
    C - Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability 27
    Part II General Knowledge 25
    EssayTopic: Globalization and Jingoism can coexist!

    It was conducted in paper pencil format.

    Duration-The overall duration of the test was 170 minutes for the first part and 35 minutes for the second.

    All questions carried equal marks with negative marking (one fourth of a mark for a wrong answer). There was a negative marking of 0.05 for un-attempted questions, for such questions over and above 12. The negative marks would be deducted proportionately across the three sections.

    The section on General Knowledge did not have any negative marking.

  23. Can you give me details about XAT 2018 examination pattern,duration etc?

  24. The exam shall consist of the following sections:

    1. Quantitative Ability
    2. English Language & Logical Reasoning
    3. Decision Making
    4. GK
    5. Essay

    Unlike last year, this time it will be conducted in online format.

    The test will be conducted on Jan 7, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:35 PM.

  25. What is difference between the HRM and the BM Course offered by XLRI?

  26. The BM course is a regular Program which is designed to give inputs on all the functions of management (Marketing, Finance, HR etc). It is like a regular MBA program. Whereas, the HRM aims to equip the students with the knowledge and skills required for managing HRM Functions. HRM should be taken up by only those who are genuinely interested in making a career in HR domain.

  27. Can you give me details of HRM Program offered by XLRI?

  28. XLRI offers a two-year full time Programme in HRM on the completion of which, students are conferred with Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. The HRM course is the oldest and the most prestigious of the Institute's teaching programmes. It is one of the best programme in India; it aims to equip the students with the knowledge and skills required for managing HR in a way that contributes to the development of individuals and organizations.

    1. Duration - 2years
    2. Intake - 180*
    3. Fees* – 20 Lacs(last year)
    4. *can be revised this year

    Placements Details

    Average Salary – 19.2 lacs p.a(2015-17)

  29. Can you give me details of BM Program offered by XLRI?

  30. XLRI offers a two-year full time programme on Business Management, on the completion which, candidates are conferred with Postgraduate diploma in Business Management (PGDBM). This programme is extremely prestigious and is rated as one of the finest of its kind in the country.

    1. Duration - 2years
    2. Intake - 180*
    3. Fees* – 20 Lacs(last year)
    4. *can be revised this year

    Placements Details

    Average Salary – 19.2 lacs p.a(2015-17)

  31. Last year(XAT-2017) , what were the cutoffs for HRM and BM Programs? Is there Sectional Cut-off ?

  32. BM- 96 Percentile ( with sectional cutoffs )

    HRM- Overall 92.55 Percentile ( with sectional cutoffs )