XAT 2024: Final Answer Key, Cutoff, Registration, Exam Date, Question Paper

XAT: About Exam

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT),The national MBA entrance exam, known as the XAT, is administered by the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI),Jamshedpur, to provide admission to the  various MBA and PGDM programs across India. More than 160 B - schools all over India accept XAT ranks. The Human Resource(HR) course at XLRI, Jamshedpur is the college's flagship program, and is regarded as one of the greatest HR courses in Asia. 

Overview of  Xavier Aptitude Test  (XAT) :

What is the Full Form of XAT ?

Xavier Aptitude Test. 

XAT Exam Conducted By 

The Xavier Aptitude Test is conducted by the XLRI, Jamshedpur on behalf of XAMI (Xavier Association of Management Institutes). 

Highlights of XAT Examination

Xavier Aptitude Test is a national - level management aptitude entrance exam for the aspiring students who are seeking admission in  various management courses like MBA, PGDM and others offered by Managements colleges like XLRI, XAMI taken institutes and others across India. 


About Xavier Aptitude Test  (XAT) 

For the last 70 years XLRI, Jamshedpur administers the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) on behalf of XAMI for admission to PGDM and MBA programs. XAT is offered in online computer - based testing mode and the language of the exam is English. The question paper is divided into three parts. Part 1 covers Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, and Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation (allotted time - 175 minutes). Mock keyboard testing is covered in Part 2 (allotted time - 5 minutes).  The last part of the question paper will have questions from General Knowledge and Essay Writing (allotted time - 30 minutes). For each correct response, students will get one mark and for each incorrect answer 0.25 points will be subtracted.

Nationality : Indian

Number of Attempts : No Bar

Age : Minimum 20 years old

Frequency :  Once a Year

Month : Mostly First Sunday of January

Mode : Online/ Computer Based Test

Language : English


Pattern of XAT Exam

 Total Number of Questions - 101 Questions and One Essay Writing.

  • Decision Making - 22 Questions.
  • Verbal And Logical Ability -  26 Questions. 
  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation -  28 Questions. 
  • General Knowledge - 25 Questions. 
  • Essay Writing - Out of 3 topics Candidates have to write one (250 words) (only evaluated if the Candidate get shortlisted for GD-PI round).


Number of Sections - 5 Sections

  • Decision Making.
  • Verbal And Logical Ability.
  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation. 
  • General Knowledge. 
  • Essay Writing.


Total Parts - 3 Parts

Total Marks - 101 marks (Each mcq consists one mark)

Exam Timings - 210 minutes (3.5 hours)

  • Part 1 - 175 minutes 
  • Part 2 - 5 minutes 
  • Part 3 - 30 minutes


Types of Questions - Multiple Choice Questions.


Marking Process of XAT Exam

  • Questions consists one mark each.
  • One mark, for each correct question.
  • - 0.25 marks, for each incorrect question.
  •  - 0.10 marks, if more than 8 attempted questions in a row.
  • No answer no Marks.
  • No Negative Marking for GK Section.


Score Validity - 1 year.

Official Website - www.xatonline.in 


XAT Exam 2024 (Tentative) 

The official authorities of XAT entrance examination 2024 have already published the dates. Every year, a wide number of candidates for management admission take this examination. 

According to the official dates, the XAT 2024 exam will be conducted on January 7th, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Other necessary dates regarding XAT, 2024  examination is listed below - 

  • Conducted By  -  XLRI, Jamshedpur on behalf of XAMI
  • Online Application Form - 15th July, 2023
  • Last Date of Submission the Application Form - 10th December, 2023
  • Admit Card - 29th December, 2023
  • Last date to download Admit Card - 7th January, 2024
  • XAT Mock Test 1 - 28th October, 2023 (Registered till 25th October, 2023)
  • XAT Mock Test 2 - 5th November, 2023 (Registered till 3rd November, 2023)
  • Exam Dates - 7th January, 2024
  • Exam timings -  02:00 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.
  • Response Sheet - 11th January, 2024
  • Answer Key - 15th January, 2024
  • Result Date - 20th January, 2024
  • Beginning of GD, PI and WAT process - mid February to March 2024
  • GD, PI and WAT process rounds - mid February to March 2024
  • Last Date of Merit List Disclosing - January 07, 2024
  • Application Fee - Rs. 2100/- (For each additional program 200/- is extra) Indian Candidates applying for GMP through GMAT - INR 2500. NRI/ Foreign Candidates applying through the GMAT - INR 5000.


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