XAT Entrance Exam 2023

XAT 2023 Exam Information

XAT, also known as Xavier’s Aptitude Test is an entrance test conducted for admissions to management programs. It offers admission to Xavier’s institutions along with 150 more B-schools. It is a CBT mode of examination conducted within three hours. The XAT 2023 examination is scheduled to be held on the first Sunday of January 2023.

Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) at Jamshedpur is known to conduct the XAT examination for 55 years till date. It is the most favourable exam for MBA aspirants after the CAT examination.

Top colleges accepting XAT score

Xavier’s institutions have successfully come a long way since its inception. From being an institution, which is only aspired by the HR candidates to an institution having powerful courses and full-time programs on business leadership and entrepreneurship. That is what makes XAT so aspirational.

Some of the top colleges are listed below.

  • XLRI Jamshedpur
  • XIM Bhubaneswar
  • SP Jain Mumbai
  • MICA Ahmedabad
  • IMT Ghaziabad

It is an important exam for MBA aspirants due to the following reasons listed below.

  • XAT score is accepted at more than 150 renowned colleges for admission into their MBA courses.
  • It is conducted once a year in January. Thus, the aspirants also get two months of preparation time after the CAT and IIFT exams.
  • This duration of time helps a candidate not to repeat the same mistakes which are done earlier. Thus, providing them one more chance to enter some of the premier management colleges of India.

Who conducts XAT?

The XAT examination is an important management entrance test which is conducted by a notable B-School known as Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI). It is situated in Jodhpur.

XLRI conducts XAT at the All-India scale to select the most eligible candidates for management education.

XAT 2023 Exam dates

The important dates for XAT 2023 including the registration start date, exam date, results are discussed here in this section. The experts at PaGaLGuY did a good research and analysis to make an educated guess to understand about the tentative dates in accordance to the previous years’ dates.

Important dates for XAT 2023

The tentative dates for XAT 2023 exam are given below.


Important dates

XAT Notification Date

July 2022 (last week)

Registration starts

August 2022 (first week)

Registration last date without late fees

December 2022 (first week)

Registration last date with late fee

December 2022 (second week)

Admit card download starts

December 2022 (last week)

Admit card download ends

January 1st, 2023

Exam date

January 2023 (first sunday)

Time of examination

9.30 AM – 12.30 PM

XAT 2023 results

January 2023 (last week)

The MBA aspirants must know the important dates for the entrance test to be well prepared for both the registration as well as exam date. However, in the case of the XAT test, starting the preparations sooner is better.

Eligibility criteria for XAT 2023

Aspirants having any degree can apply for the XAT test. It proves to be a highly fair examination and gives admission to both freshers as well as experienced. The table given below can help easily understand the eligibility criteria for giving the exam.


Eligibility Criteria


Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline. Students in the final year of undergrad can also apply. However, they must complete their graduation by june 2023.

Qualification percentage

The candidates belonging to the open category must have 50% in their undergraduate, whereas for the reserved categories it is 45% marks in their undergraduate.


For giving the XAT test, no upper age limit is implied on the applicants.

Foreign candidates registering for the XAT test should meet the above listed eligibility criteria. Apart from that GMAT score is also considered for the foreign candidates wishing to apply for the test.

Registration for XAT 2023

XAT 2023 is tentatively going to start from the first week of August 2022. The applicants are advised to keep the documents ready before XAT registration. Here are listed some of the application procedures while registering for the above-mentioned test.

  • The application form can be filled from the official website of XAT. They have to fill in their basic details and create their login credentials.
  • The next step consists of verifying the phone number and the email address of the applicant. An OTP will be sent to the respective mobile number and email address.
  • After proper verification, applicants need to provide their personal details, academic details, additional certificates (if any), work experiences (if any), special achievements etc.
  • Uploading of photographs and signatures of the candidate is a must in the next procedure.
  • Candidates also need to select the programs in which they are interested for admission in the registration process only. According to the data of XAT 2018 and XAT 2019, an additional fee of INR 300 is applicable for registering for courses of XLRI in the registration process.
  • After all the necessary details, candidates need to pay the registration fee to submit the application. Also advised to download the receipt.
  • If a candidate somehow is not able to register for the test then they can register for the test after the deadline is over with a late fee.
  • It is also advised to register themselves as early as possible to avoid last minute hustle.

Exam pattern: XAT 2023

The pattern for the test is as similar as other popular management entrance tests. It covers some of the major subjects like Verbal and Reading Comprehension, Data interpretation, Logical reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General knowledge.

All the necessary details are tabulated below.


No. of questions

Time limit

Quantitative Aptitude


180 minutes

(3 hours)

Verbal ability and Reading Comprehension

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

General knowledge


There is a total of 1 mark awarded for every right answer whereas 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Thus, the candidates should prepare well to score more in the XAT paper by minimizing the wrong attempt of questions.

Syllabus of XAT 2023

The syllabus of the test is tabulated below.


About the section

Quantitative Aptitude

The ability of a candidate to comprehend numbers and get meaningful results are checked. Concepts of mathematics statistics are asked


Verbal ability and Reading Comprehension

The capabilities of a candidate in the English language is thoroughly checked in this section.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Ability to make logical decisions using mathematical as well as English skills are checked for in this section.

General knowledge

Awards and recognitions, politics, Current affairs, Books and authors, currencies, history with dates, culture, films, science, personalities etc

Admit Card for XAT 2023

The admit card for the test is usually issued in the December month of every year. Admit cards can be expected any time between December 20, 2022 to January 1st, 2023. To download the hall ticket or admit card, applicants need to login with their credentials at the website and download further.

Any discrepancies in the admit card can be further reported to the concerned officials from the XAT official website as soon as possible. The problem can be mailed to the respective email address.

Examinees have to sign on the admit card on the day of examination and should be saved for future references.

Results of XAT 2023

The tentative dates for the 2023 entrance test are expected to be conducted until the last week of January 2023. Checking the results requires login using the credentials at the respective website.

One must take out a coloured printout of the admit card for further processes.

Getting a decent score involves properly analyzing the syllabus, paper pattern, difficulty level and previous year papers.

For better preparation of XAT exam and even after that till your admissions, PaGaLGuY promises to be with you.

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All the best!!

XAT Cut off

Candidates may consider the cutoff marks for the entrance test for proper preparation. The cutoff marks for previous years are stated below.


Sectional cutoff

Business management

Human resource management