XLRI, Jamshedpur conducts XAT yearly in the month of January. The official XAT exam date and other important notifications are yet awaited. But if keep XAT 2019 important dates in mind the details are expected to be out in the month of August. The registration process will also start in the same month.

What is XAT 

Xavier Aptitude Test commonly known as XAT is an MBA entrance exam organized by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). XLRI offers the management courses for different streams like Business Management, General Management Programme, Global Business Management, Human Resource Management.

It is the second largest enrollment exam for MBA/PGDM after CAT. It is among the toughest MBA entrance exams in India. It is conducted at nearly 47 test centres and cities across the country. Apart from this, it is also conducted at two international centres – Kathmandu in Nepal and Dubai in UAE.

Till 2016, XAT was conducted in the offline mode (that is, pen-paper test) but from 2017 it is conducted in online mode.

Brief About XAT 2020

Name Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Conducted By XLRI, Xavier School of Management
Website www.xatonline.in
Level of Exam National Level Exam
Exam Frequency Once a Year
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 180 minutes
Language English
Scores Accepted By Admission into XLRI, XAMI members and 160 other B-schools
Course Offered MBA/PGDM
No. of Test Cities 46 cities in India
Exam Helpdesk No. 1800 209 0835 (Toll Free)

XAT 2020 Important Dates: XAT Exam Date and other important notifications

The exam cycle is quite long and begins in the month of August with the start of online registration process on official website www.xatonline.in. Candidate has to keep in mind all the important dates related to XAT examination 2020 that are – XAT admit card date, XAT exam date and XAT Result date.

As the final dates are yet not announced let us analyse the trends which are usually followed by XAT authorities.  Let us have a look on XAT exam dates of previous years

XAT 2016 exam date – 3rd January 2016

XAT 2017 exam date – 8th January 2017

XAT 2018 exam date – 7th January 2018

XAT 2019 exam date – 6Th January 2019

If we check the previous dates of exams, there is one thing in common that is XAT Exam is conducted on first Sunday of January month. So, after analysing the notification trend of past four years, here are the important dates for you.

Event Date (Tentative)
Application Start Date Third week of August, 2019
last date of form submission Fourth week of November, 2019
last date of form submission (with late fee) Second week of December, 2019
Admit Card Download Third week of December, 2019
XAT Exam Date First Sunday of January, 2020 (10 AM-1 PM)
Official Answer Key Second week of January, 2020
Result Third week of January, 2020

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What’s New in XAT Exam?

XLRI, Jamshedpur introduced a major change in the XAT exam pattern in 2019. Essay writing section was removed from the paper. The XAT 2020 question paper will consist of questions from Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge, only.

There is no one section important in XAT exams. All the sections need equal importance as candidate needs to clear all the sectional cut offs to clear the examination. Clearing Sectional cut-off is mandatory. nd here a proper tab on time is a must. Regular practice of mock tests is essential for better performance in Verbal and Logical Ability Section. Candidate should focus on both current and static GK.

Overall speaking, striking the right balance between speed and accuracy is all that matters to score in XAT. And, to help you in this PaGaLGuY, is always there.

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