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XAT 2017 Exam - Xavier Aptitude Test

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XLRI conducts test on behalf of the XAMI. For more than 60 years XLRI is conducting test at all India level to select the most appropriate for management education.The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national level competitive test conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) as an entrance exam for admissions to the post graduate programs in management courses in several reputed management institutes all over India.On the basis of XAT result, eligible candidates are short listed and called for Group Discussion, Essay writing and Personal Interviews.The fee for XAT 2017 is Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One Thousand only) for all applicants. XAT 2017 Xavier Aptitude Test Admit Card , XAT 2017 Exam Pattern , Syllabus, Important Dates.

XAT 2017 Qualification & Eligibility

  • The candidate must hold a Recognized bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree and awaiting results can also apply (with his/her graduation getting completed by June 10, 2017).

XAT 2017 Exam Centers

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 and Visakhapatnam.

XAT 2017 Exam Pattern


Number of Questions


Decision Making


140 minutes

2. Verbal and Logical Ability


Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation


4. Essay & General Awareness Generally, 30 General Awareness questions are asked, which are based on Current Affairs & factual General Knowledge.

20 minutes each for both essay and General Awareness

Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks allotted for every question
Number of options: 5
  • Candidates have to attempt both essay as well as the General Awareness questions.
  • The marks of General Awareness section (20 minutes duration) are not be used for determining the percentile and cut-off at first stage of selection. The duration of first part (Decision making, verbal and logical ability, quantitative ability and data interpretation and General Awareness) is 2 hours & 40 minutes. Each question has five choices. The second part contains essay writing with time limit of 20 minutes. Total duration of XAT is 3 hours.

How To Apply For XAT 2017

Step 1: XAT Registration: Visit xatonline.net.in, click ‘XAT Registration’ and fill in the form.
Step 2: XAT ID and Password: Post-registration, you will immediately get your unique auto-generated XAT ID and password on the registered email-ID. Verify those credentials by logging in again.
Step 3: Complete Form: Log in using your ID and password, and change the password. Once this is done, update your education details.
Step 4: Upload recent colored passport size photo (Specifications given on official website).
Step 5: Upload scanned signature (Specifications given on official website).
Step 6: Payment – Through Bank branches or Online
(a) Through Bank Branches

Download and print XAT Pay-in-slip.
Carry the printed XAT Pay-in-slip to the bank branch to make the payment.
Visit the website, log in using previously generated ID & password, fill the bank transaction ID no. & date of payment and complete the form.
Print the XAT Registration Confirmation Page.
Affix the XAT’s copy of the pay-in-slip in the space provided on the lower half of the XAT Registration Confirmation Page.
(b) Through Payment Gateway

Make online payments using the payment gateways vide Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking.
After the successful transaction, you are redirected to the XAT Registration Confirmation Page – Online Payment Mode. Save and print a copy of this page.
Step 7: Send the XAT Registration Confirmation Page to XAT Office through Courier / Registered Post / Speed Post before the last date mentioned in the notification.
Step 8: Visit the website and download admit card in the period mentioned.

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