The Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT 2018 Test will be held on 7th January, 2018. It will be conducted by the XLRI, Jamshedpur. Read on for more details.
The Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT 2018 notification is out!
XLRI, Jamshedpur is one of the most reputed, top-ranked b-schools in India. To secure a place in to its prestigious Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) or Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM) programs, you need to appear for the Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT.
It must be noted that despite XAT being less popular management entrance test than the CAT, more b-schools 'officially' accept XAT score for admission to their MBA/PGDM or equivalent programs than those tha accept CAT score. A total of 156 b-schools officially accept XAT score for admission, while only 91 b-schools officially sccept CAT score.
The following table showcases some of the most important points about XAT 2018 -
|Application Starts on||16th August, 2017|
|Application Ends on||30th November, 2017|
|XAT 2018 Application Fee||
Registration Fee (without late fee): Rs. 1,650
Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each.
Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 500/- each.
|XAT 2018 Date||7th January, 2018 (10:00 am to 01:35 pm)|
|Test Duration||3 hours, 35 minutes (total 215 mins); Two parts; Part 1: 170 minutes; Part 2: 35 minutes|
|Mode of Test||Computer Based|
|CAT 2017 Sections||Part 1 has 3 sections - VA & LA, QA, and DM; Part 2 has 1 Essay and 25 GK questions|
|Nos. of Questions||
Part 1: 72 (27 QA; 24 VA-LA; 21 DM); Part 2: 1 Essay and 25 GK
|Marking System||+1 for Correct; -0.25 for Incorrect; if you leave more than 12 questions, the penalty is -0.05 for every unattempted question|
|Test Centers (Cities)||50 cities in India, and Dubai and Kathmandu internationally|
|Official Website||http://xatonline.in and http://xatonline.net.in/|
|Results Out on||31st January, 2018|