XAT 2019 is on 6th January, 2019!

The Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT 2019 will be held on Sunday, 6th January, 2019. It will be conducted by the XLRI, Jamshedpur. Read on to find details on XAT 2019 date, Application deadlines, fee, XAT accepting institutes, Last year's XAT exam

The Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT 2019 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 2019. 


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 158 b-schools officially accept XAT score for admission, including 11 XAMI members, while only 88 non-IIM b-schools officially accept CAT score.  


The following table showcases some of the most important points about XAT 2019 - 


Application Starts on

20th August, 2018

Application Ends on

30th November, 2018

XAT 2019 Application Fee

Registration Fee (without late fee): Rs. 1,700

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 2019 Date

6th January, 2019 (10:00 AM to 01:00 PM)

Eligibility Criteria

An applicant must have passed graduate level education (even if (s)he has scored less than 50% marks in graduation)

Test Duration

Three (3) hours from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM {no Essay writing section this time}

Mode of Test

Computer Based

CAT 2019 Sections

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

Nos. of Questions


Marking System


Other Information


Test Centers (Cities)

Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Surat, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam

Official Website


Results Declaration

Last week of January, 2019


You can access XAT 2018 paper here!