XAT Exam Date 2023 is a national entrance examination organized by XLRI, Jamshedpur, for admission to the MBA/PGDM programs of 150 B schools each year. This online (CBT) exam is being conducted in 71 cities across India. The next session will take place on 8 January 2023.
WHAT IS XAT
XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is a national management entrance examination administered by XLRI, Jamshedpur, for admission to MBA/PGDM programs. In addition to XLRI and 10 other XAMI participants, over 700 B-schools approve XAT scores for admission to their postgraduate management programs. The XAT question paper consists of 100 questions from the MCQs of Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Skill, Quantitative Ability & Data Analysis and General Knowledge.
XAT Exam Date Highlights 2023
|Exam Name||Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)|
|Conducting Body||XLRI, Jamshedpur|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Exam Syllabus||Decision MakingVerbal & Logical AbilityQuantitative Ability & Data InterpretationGeneral Knowledge|
|Exam Pattern||99-100 questions in MCQ format|
|Exam Fees||Rs 1,750 (General category)|
|Exam Purpose||Admission into 800+ MBA colleges|
|No. of test takers||Nearly 95,000|
|No. of Test Cities||72|
XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements in order to appear for XAT. The XAT eligibility requirements are-
- Applicants must have completed a 3-year bachelor’s degree or accepted equivalent in either stream.
- Applicants shall not have any backlogs on their mark sheet.
- Applicants with Indian citizenship can apply for XAT 2023.
- International candidates and NRI applicants can register with their GMAT scores (except for candidates from Dubai and Kathmandu where XAT centers are available)
- Applicants in their final year are eligible and must meet all admission requirements before the necessary deadline.
- Candidates of any age group can apply for XAT 2023. There is no age limit bar for the XAT entrance test.
XAT 2023 Exam Pattern and Test Structure
The XAT test is performed in online mode and the question paper consists of 100 MCQs to be resolved in 180 minutes. There is no sectional time limit in XAT, but candidates are recommended to set a time limit for all four sections so that they can solve at least as many questions in each section in order to reach the sectional cut-off. Each correct answer carries one mark and each incorrect answer carries-0.25 marks. Here are some highlights of the XAT exam pattern.
|Sections||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||26||26|
|Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation||27||27|
|Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation||Geometry, Tables, Graphs, Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Statistics, Profit & Loss, Speed and Distance, Clocks, Probability, Algebraic Function, Mensuration -2D and 3D|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||Grammar, Para Jumbles, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehensions, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, Completion of Sentences|
|Decision Making||Analytical Reasoning, Situational, Case sets, Data Arrangement,|
|General Knowledge||Current Affairs, Politics, Literature, Sports, History, Awards and Recognitions, Business, Economics, International Relations, Society, Merger, and Acquisition|
XAT Seat Intake
The following table shows the list of Top MBA Colleges that accept XAT Score along with their Seat Intake and respective Program Fees:
|NAME OF THE INSTITUTE||NUMBER OF SEATS||PROGRAM FEES (IN LAKHS)|
|IRMA Anand (Gujarat)||180||12.10|
XAT 2023 Selection Procedure
Applicants will be shortlisted for the XAT 2023 Exam application procedure based on their results in the entrance examination and the XAT Cut Off scores. Although some institutes have both the GD (Group Discussion) and the PI (Personal Interview) rounds, others have just one of them.
In the group discussion, groups of 8-15 participating candidates are formed and asked to discuss the subject for approximately 20 minutes. The subjects will be mainly related to current affairs, politics, trending social issues, or any other issues related to advertising, technology, business or education, etc. Applicants are judged primarily in soft skills such as communication skills, assertiveness, team management skills, dispute resolution, leadership skills, etc.
PI is normally the last round of the selection process. Candidates are expected to appear for an interview with the interview panel if they are chosen on the basis of their results in GD. Questions in the Personal Interview round are focused on the background of applicants, academics, accomplishments, and encouragement to choose a career in management. The purpose of this round is to evaluate the communication skills, trust and ability to think under pressure among candidates.
XAT 2023 Admit Card
Candidates applying for the examination will be able to download the XAT Admission Card from 20 November 2022 to 18 December 2022 The Admission Card will only be accessible in online mode. Candidates must login to the official website with their user ID and password obtained at the time of the registration of the exam to download the admission card. The XAT Admission Card is a must-have document for applicants, as they will not be able to write the exam without it.
The name of the applicant, the photograph, the name and address of the Exam Center, the date of the Exam, etc will be indicated on the XAT 2023 Admission Card. Test takers must hold a copy of the admission card until the entire admission process is completed as necessary at each point.