XAT 2018 is on 7th January, 2018!

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.


Registration Fee (with late fee): Rs. 2,000

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
Other Information NA
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