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 100 Management Institutes who are selecting students through XAT.

  3. When is it conducted? Is it an online exam? When does the registration process takes place? How much is the registration fee?

  4. It is usually conducted in the month of January. This year, the entrance test is being conducted on 3 January 2021. Yes, it is a computer-based examination. Registration for XAT 2020 starts from 12 Sep 2020 and ends on November 30,2020.

    • XAT Registration Fee (without late fee) – Rs. 1750/-
    • Candidates interested in XLRI programmes need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each.
  5. What is eligibility to take XAT entrance exam?

  6. Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2021 may also apply. All Indian candidates must appear for XAT 2021. However, NRI and Foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score.

  7. Do we have to apply separately to XLRI ?

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

  9. Does XLRI follow policy of reservation of seats?

  10. No

  11. When is the test score of XAT 2021 likely to be announced?

  12. XAT 2020 results will be available by 31 Jan 2021

  13. Can you give me details about XAT examination pattern?

  14. Last year the exam consisted of the following sections:

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

    The duration of the test will be of three hours i.e. from 9:30 AM to 12.30 PM on January 03, 2021, Sunday. There is no sectional time limit. The candidates will not be given access to on screen calculator.

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

    • Duration - 2years
    • Intake - 180*
    • Fees* – 23 Lacs (last year)
    • *can be revised this year
    • Placements Details
    • Average Salary – 24.3 lacs p.a(2018-20)
  19. Can you give me details of BM Program offered by XLRI?

  20. 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.

    • Duration - 2years
    • Intake - 180*
    • Fees* – 23 Lacs(last year)
    • * can be revised this year
    • Placements Details
    • Average Salary – 24.3 lacs p.a(2018-20)