Xaviers Admission Test
  • About Exam

    The online registration for XAT and admission to XLRI programmes has commenced from August 17, 2016. The interested and eligible aspirants can apply for the test online only. For the convenience of the applicants, a link to register for XAT 2017 has been provided here in the article. XAT 2017 is scheduled to be held on January 8, 2017 across 47 Indian cities and 2 International cities. This is the first time that the test will be held on the second Sunday of the month instead of the first. The reason behind pushing the exam date is new year’s eve. On the basis of XAT score, the candidates will be able to take admission to various courses offered by XLRI and other renowned B-Schools of the country. Read this article further for information on XAT 2017 application form, admit card, exam pattern, result etc.

  • Eligibility

    XLRI lists down certain eligibility norms which should be compulsorily met by all the XAT aspirants. The candidates not meeting the same may get to appear for the test initially but may be disqualified at later stages of admission. Therefore, all the XAT 2017 aspirants are advised to ensure fulfillment of the XAT eligibility criteria before applying for the test. The eligibility norms of Xavier Aptitude Test are as follow 

    • There is no age limitation.
    • The aspirant should be a graduate or should possess equivalent education in any discipline. No strict percentage has been defined which the candidate is required to have scored in graduation.
    • The Bachelor’s degree must be of minimum 3 years and obtained from a state or central recognized institute or University.
    • The students still in the final year of their graduation can also write XAT. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing their final exams to XLRI by June 10, 2017.

    To know the eligibility criteria individually for the XLRI programmes, click on the caption-head.

  • Test Duration & Pattern

    SectionNumber of QuestionsDuration
    1.Decision Making
    23170 mins
    2.Verbal and Logical Ability
    3.Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
    Essay & General Awareness35 mins
    Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks allotted for every question
    Number of options: 5
    30 General Awareness questions were asked, which were based on Current Affairs & factual GK.
    Candidates had to attempt the essay as well as the General Awareness questions.

  • Exam Format

    XAT is a paper based aptitude test, followed by a subjective test on essay writing & general awareness

  • Important Dates

    The aspirants can check the schedule of XAT 2017 below. Click on the caption-head to get all other important dates related to admission process.

    Online registration to commence in17 August 2016
    Last date to fill & submit the application form (without late fee)30 November 2016
    Last date to apply for the test (with late fee)11 December 2016
    Last date to get the test centre changed30 November 2016
    Admit Card will be released on20 December 2016
    XAT 2017 to be held on8 January 2017 (10.00 to 1.30 PM)
    Official Answer Key to be released in2nd week of January 2017
    Date of release of OMR Answer Sheet4th week of January 2017
    Result to be declared on31 January 2017

  • How to Apply

    The online XAT 2017 registration have commenced from August 17, 2016. The candidates interested in taking up the test this year must apply for the same till November 30, 2016 to avoid the payment of late fee. However, the date to submit the XAT 2017 Application Form along with the late fee is December 11, 2016. Considering the convenience of the applicants, a link to register for the exam has been provided here above.

    Before registering for Xavier Aptitude test 2017, all the candidates must take care of the following –

    • They must check the eligibility criteria and proceed with form filling only after ensuring that they meet the same.
    • Only one XAT Application Form 2017 must be filled and submitted for writing the test and for taking admission to programmes offered by XLRI and XAT Associate Institutes.
    • The candidates making the payment through cash or DD must update the payment details in the application form; else they will not be able to upload the photograph & signature in the form.

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