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About XAT

Get details about the XAT exam paper, registration, colleges, etc. Also have a look at past test question papers to score beyond the cutoff and improve your results.  The Xavier Aptitude Test is an all-India test conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) as an entrance exam for admission to the post graduate programs in management courses of several management institutes all over India

  • A candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university or a deemed university.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree and awaiting results can also apply.
Test Duration & Pattern (XAT 2017)
Section Number of Questions Duration
1.Decision Making 25 140 mins
2. Verbal and Logical Ability 30  
3. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 36  
Essay & General Awareness   40 mins
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks allotted for every question    
Number of options: 5    

30 General Awareness questions were asked, which were based on Current Affairs & factual GK.
Candidates had to attempt the essay as well as the General Awareness questions.

Exam Format

XAT is a paper based aptitude test, followed by a subjective test on essay writing & general awareness. 

How to Apply

Step 1: XAT Registration: Visit xatonline.net.in, click 'XAT Registration' and fill the form.

Step 2: XAT ID and Password: Post-registration, you immediately get your unique auto-generated XAT ID and password on the registered email-ID. Verify those credentials by logging in again.

Step 3: Complete Form: Log in using your ID and password, and change the password. Once this is done, update your education details.

Step 4: Upload recent colour passport size photo (Specifications given on official website)

Step 5: Upload scanned signature (Specifications given on official website)

Step 6: Payment - Through Bank branches or Online

(a) Through Bank Branches
  • Download and print XAT Pay-in-slip.
  • Carry the printed XAT Pay-in-slip to the bank branch to make the payment.
  • Visit the website, log in using previously generated ID & password, fill the bank transaction ID no. & date of payment and complete the form.
  • Print the XAT Registration Confirmation Page.
  • Affix the XAT's copy of the pay-in-slip in the space provided on the lower half of the XAT Registration Confirmation Page.
(b) Through Payment Gateway
  • Make online payment using the payment gateway vide Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking.
  • After a successful transaction, you are redirected to the XAT Registration Confirmation Page - Online Payment Mode. Save and print a copy of this page.

Step 7: Send the XAT Registration Confirmation Page to XAT Office through Courier / Registered Post / Speed Post before the last date mentioned in the notification.

Step 8: Visit the website and download admit card in the period mentioned.