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Xavier’s Aptitude Test (XAT)

XLRI Jamshedpur will conduct XAT 2018 or the Xavier’s Aptitude Test on Sunday 7th January 2018. XLRI conducts XAT for XAMI. Since the past 60 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level to shortlist the most appropriate students for management education. XLRI along with 100 institutes use XAT score for admissions.

XAT 2018 would be conducted across India in the following cities-

XAT 2018 would be conducted across India in the following cities. Agartala, 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. Two International Cities : Dubai and Kathmandu.

XAT 2018 would also be conducted across the following two international cities:

Dubai, Kathmandu.

XAT 2018 Application Procedure

XAT 2018 application process commences from September 4, 2015. It ends December 10. It will also be the first time that a common application form for XAT and XLRI Jamshedpur. is going to be available and would be a completely online process. The application form must be filled online and you have to upload a passport size color photograph along with the signature. The file size should be 50 KB or less. Just log in to click on Register, create a new account with your personal email id. Doing so provides you with a unique XAT ID and registration link. As you click on the link, you will be able to create your own password. Do not down this XAT ID and password as it will be needed for future reference. Then select your Citizenship (Indian/ Foreign / NRI).

Note - One point to note here is that those interested to apply for XLRI, should select Business Management (BM)/Human Resource Management (HRM)/Global Business Management(GBM)/General Management Programme (GMP). If you are not keen on taking any of the XLRI programmes simply skip this step.

XAT 2018 Application Fee

Applicants should note that registration for XAT 2018 and appearing for XAT 2018 is the preliminary step towards applying to XLRI and XAT Associate Institutes. Applicants to different institutes, besides XLRI have to apply separately to Institutes of their choice. Applicants for XAT 2018 can choose to pay online using credit card/ debit card/ online banking. Candidates can also make payment through a demand draft made from any bank (in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur). Third alternative for making payment can be “cash”. This can be done from any of the IDBI Bank branches located in India to make payment for XAT 2018.

XAT Registration Fee (without late fee) –Rs. 1650/-   Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each.
XAT Registration Fee (with late fee)  –Rs. 2000/-   Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 500/- each.

Note: If you do not receive the registration confirmation mail, with your XAT ID & Password, within 24 hours of signing up, please check your spam/junk folder just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your inbox. If you are unable to locate the email, please write to citing your primary email id. or call us up on 1800 419 2929 between 08.00 a.m. and 08.00 p.m. ( IST ) if you are unable to reach the customer care executive, please write to We shall get back to you in 48 hours. (Excluding Holidays).

XAT 2018 Registration


The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.

The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated.Non-generation of 'E-Receipt' indicates PAYMENT FAILURE. On failure of payment, Candidates are advised to login again using their Provisional XAT ID and Password and repeat the process of payment.

Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and online Application Form. Please note that if the same cannot be generated, online transaction may not have been successful.

For Card charges are listed in Indian Rupee. If you use a non-Indian credit card, your bank will convert to your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates.

To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your transaction is completed.
There is facility to print application form containing fee details after payment of fees.



The candidates are required to download the Challan Form and visit nearest IDBI Bank and make the payment.
The Bank Shall retain Bank’s Copy and return Candidate’s Copy of the challan to the candidate.


Please make a DD made from any bank in favour of “XLRI JAMSHEDPUR” payable at JAMSHEDPUR.
After making Demand Draft applicant need to visit XAT login page and update the DD details (DD Number, Date and Bank Name).

XAT 2018 Syllabus

  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Language & Logical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • GK
  • Essay

Paper 1

Paper 1 of XAT has 78 questions that should be completed in 170 minutes. There are 3 sections here- Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability and Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning with 26, 23 and 29 questions respectively.
Paper 2 is based on general knowledge and essay writing. There are 25 questions to be completed in 35 minutes. XAT 2018 would be easier to attempt than previous exams. Some   changes in the marking scheme are expected. But if you leave 13 un-attempted questions, negative marking of 0.05 marks begins from the 14th question onwards. For any wrong answers, negative marking of .25 marks is applicable.

XAT 2018 Selection Process

The XAT 2018 takers are shortlisted on the basis of their performance and cut off. All XLRI and other XAT participating B-schools have different shortlisting procedures. There is a final GD, PI and or WAT rounds conducted by the B-schools.

XAT 2018 Important Dates

  • Date of commencement of application: August 16, 2017
  • Last date to apply: November 30, 2017
  • Test Date: January 7, 2018 (10 am - 1.35 pm)

XLRI Address

Admission Office – C.H. Area (East) Jamshedpur – 831001 Jharkhand India
Phone: 91 657 665 3203/3204/3205
Fax: 91-657-2227814

Colleges accepting XAT scores and cutoffs-

  • XIM Bhubaneswar
  • LIBA Chennai
  • XISS Ranchi
  • XIME Bangalore
  • XIM Jabalpur
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM), New Delhi
  • BIMTECH Greater Noida
  • Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa
  • IFMR Chennai

For the complete list of associate members of XAT, click here

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