The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national level aptitude test conducted in India by XLRI (formerly known as Xavier Labour Relations Institute), a business school in Jamshedpur in the state of Jharkhand in India, as an entrance test for its and other highly reputed institutes, including Xavier Institute of Management and Goa Institute of Management programmes.


Post Graduate Diploma in Management:


• A candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university or a deemed university.

• Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree and awaiting results can also apply.


The exam pattern has undergone major changes since XAT 2013. In 2014 also there will be certain changes in the XAT 2014 exam pattern. The exam will consist of two parts, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is objective paper with multiple choice questions. The sections of this paper are Verbal Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.

Number of Questions
The total number of questions in this part is not fixed. XAT 2013 had 91 questions. Prof. Vishwa Ballabh, XLRI Jamshedpur Admission Chairperson mentions that XAT 2014 will have around 80 to 90 questions.

The total duration of XAT 2014 exam will be 2 hours 40 to 45 minutes. 
The Part 2 of XAT is subjective in nature. It consists of the Essay Writing section. The duration of the Essay Writing question was 20 minutes.

Marking scheme
Each question consists of 1 mark and for each wrong answer; there is negative marking of 0.25 marks.

Application Procedure

Step 1: XAT Registration: Visit official website click 'XATRegistration' and fill the form.

Step 2: XAT ID and Password: Post-registration, youimmediately get your unique auto-generated XAT ID and password on theregistered 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 colour passport size photo(Specifications given on official website)

Step 5: Upload scanned signature (Specifications given onofficial website)

Step 6: Payment - Through Bank branches or Online

(a) Through Bank Branches

• Downloadand print XAT Pay-in-slip.

• Carry theprinted XAT Pay-in-slip to the bank branch to make the payment.

•Visit thewebsite, log in using previously generated ID & password, fill the banktransaction ID no. & date of payment and complete the form.

• Print theXAT Registration Confirmation Page.

• Affix theXAT's copy of the pay-in-slip in the space provided on the lower half of theXAT Registration Confirmation Page - Cash Mode.


(b) Through Payment Gateway

• Makeonline payment using the payment gateway vide Credit Card / Debit Card / NetBanking.

• After asuccessful transaction, you are redirected to the XAT Registration ConfirmationPage - Online Payment Mode. Save and print a copy of this page.

Step 7: Send the XAT Registration Confirmation Page to XATOffice through Courier / Registered Post / Speed Post before the last datementioned in the notification.

Step 8: Visit the website and download admit card in theperiod mentioned.



Top XAT Colleges list:

College Name


Institute of Business Management and Technology


National Management School,


Alliance Business School – Bangalore


College of Management Studies


Assam University, Department of Business Administration


Xavier Institute of Development Action & Studies


ITM Business School


Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research

New Delhi

Xavier Labour Relations Institute – XLRI


Asian Institute of Management


Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar – XIMB


Goa Institute of Management – GIM


Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management

New Delhi

Loyola Institute of Business Administration


Xavier Institute of Social Service – XISS


Prestige Institute of Management


Institute of Business Management Research


Park Global School of Business Excellence

Tamil Nadu

Aryans Group of Colleges – AGC


GITAM – College of Management Studies


Business School for Women

Greater Noida


Exam Date

5th January 2015

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