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 2019 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 Institute of Management-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/per/g21/pub/2076/ASM/WebPortal/1/XAT_associates.html
  5. How good are the above mentioned B-Schools ?

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

    Note- The B-school categorization for 2018-19 will be done by end of Sep, kindly check out the following link for updated grades later on.

    https://www.time4education.com/local/tempcms/CAT-Template.php?retid=9&title=Q2hvb3NpbmcgdGhlIHJpZ2h0IEItc2Nob29s&titleid=955

  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 6 January, 2019. Yes, it is a computer based examination.Registration for XAT 2019 starts from 20th August 2018 and ends on November 30,2018.

  9. If a student has less than 50% tmarks in graduation, is he/she eligible to apply for XAT 2019?

  10. Yes, they are eligible to apply for XAT 2019

  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, 2019 may also apply.

  13. Do we have to apply separately to XLRI ?

  14. Yes.Candidates interested in XLRI programme(s) needs to pay an additional fee of Rs.300 for each program opted.

  15. Does XLRI follow policy of reservation of seats?

  16. No

  17. When is the test score of XAT 2019 likely to be announced ?

  18. XAT 2019 results will be available in last week of Jan 2019 at http://www.xatonline.in/per/g21/pub/2076/ASM/WebPortal/1/index.html

  19. What was the pattern of last year's (XAT 2018) ) question paper of XAT ?

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

    Section No of Questions
    Part-A
    Section-1: Verbal and Logical Ability 26
    Section-2: Decision Making Ability 21
    Section-3: Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability 27
    Part-B
    General Knowledge 25

    Essay: Can ethical values and sustainability coexist?

    The overall duration of the test was 170 minutes for the first part and 40 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 8.

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

  21. Can you give me details about XAT 2019 examination pattern? Are there any major changes?

  22. The exam will consist of the following sections:

    • Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)
    • Decision Making (DM)
    • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)
    • General Knowledge (GK)

    Note - Unlike last year essay writing will not be part of this year’s examination.

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

  24. 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.

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

  26. 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* – 23 Lacs(last year)
    4. *can be revised this year

    Placements Details

    Average Salary – 20.1 lacs p.a(2016-18)

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

  28. 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* – 23 Lacs(last year)
    4. *can be revised this year

    Placements Details

    Average Salary – 20.1 lacs p.a(2016-18)

  29. Last year(XAT-2018) , what were the cutoffs for HRM and BM Programs of XLRI? Was there Sectional Cut-off ?

  30. BM-    94 Percentile ( with sectional cutoffs )

    HRM- Overall 92 Percentile ( with sectional cutoffs )

    Note- Female applicants had slightly lower sectional cutoffs ( overall percentile cutoff was same for everyone ).