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XAT 2024 Registration (Open), Exam Date Jan 7, Mock Test, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Question Paper, Cut off

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Sachin Gupta

Associate Content Manager | Updated On - Oct 29, 2023

XAT Latest Notifications

XAT 2024 registration is open till November 30, 2023. The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for XAT 2024 is a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized institute. The minimum age limit to register for XAT 2024 is 21 years. Registration for XLRI programmes through GMAT/GRE is also open till December 31, 2023. Check XAT Registration Link, Process and Fees

XAT 2024: As per the revised pattern, XAT question paper is divided into 3 parts. 

  • Part 1 comprises 76 questions from three sections- Decision making (22), Verbal & Logical Ability (26), Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (28). 
  • Part 2 is a mock keyboard testing of 5 minutes.
  • Part 3 comprises 25 questions from General Knowledge, and 3 questions in the essay writing section (1 to be attempted). 

XLRI is going to conduct the second XAT 2024 mock test on November 5, 2023. Candidates who regsiter by Nov 3, 2023 can appear for the mock test on the offocial website – xatonline.in. 

XAT Cut off 2024 will be released by XLRI Jamshedpur for both HRM and BM programs after the declaration of the result. XAT Cut off 2024 for the PGDM BM program was 95 and 92 percentile for male and female candidates respectively. Check XAT Cut off Trends

XAT Result 2024 is valid for 1 year from the date of publication. XLRI Selection Process includes GD-PI rounds for shortlisted candidates and preparation of the final merit list based on various parameters. Check XAT 2024 Selection Process

What is XAT Exam?

XAT stands for Xavier Aptitude Test. XAT is a national-level management entrance exam conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur to provide admission to MBA/ PGDM courses. XLRI has been conducting XAT exam for 70+ years on behalf of XAMI. XAT exam is one of the most sought-after by MBA aspirants as XAT score is accepted in more than 700 colleges across the country including XLRI, 95 XAT Associates, and the 12 XAMI member institutes. Check XAT 2024 College Predictor

XAT Exam Dates

XAT Exam Date 2024

Events Important Dates
XAT Registration Begins July 15, 2023
XAT Registration Last Date

November 30, 2023

XAT Admit Card

1st week of January 2024

Release of official XAT Mock Test- 1 for Candidates Registered till Oct 25 October 28, 2023
Release of official XAT Mock Test- 2 for Candidates Regsitered till Nov 3 November 5, 2023
Last Date to Download XAT Admit Card January 7, 2024
XAT 2024 Exam Date January 7, 2024
Validity of GMAT/ GRE Score December 1, 2018, to December 31, 2023
XAT Response Sheet  January 2024
XAT Answer Key January 2024
Declaration of XAT result January 2024
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XAT Highlights

XAT 2024 Highlights

Particulars Details
XAT Full form Xavier Aptitude Test
XAT Exam Conducting Body XLRI (Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur)
XAT Exam Level National
XAT Exam Mode Online
Number of Questions 101 MCQs carrying 1 mark each + 1 Essay (250 words)
Number of Parts 3
Sections in XAT exam
  • Part 1: Verbal and Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Decision Making
  • Part 2: Mock Keyboard Testing
  • Part 3: General Awareness/ Knowledge, Essay Writing
XAT Exam Duration 210 minutes (175 minutes for Part 1, 5 minutes for Part 2, and 30 minutes for Part 3)
Mode of XAT Application Form Online only
XAT Application Fee
  • INR 2100 (without late charges) + INR 200 for every XLRI program.
XAT Minimum Eligibility Criteria To appear for XAT 2024, candidates must have a 3 yr bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Also, there is no upper age limit to take XAT exam. Foreign candidates are also eligible to apply for XLRI admissions based on their GMAT scores. Check XAT Eligibility Criteria
Courses Offered MBA/PGDM/Executive Diploma
Total Intake in XLRI Jamshedpur 180 seats each for PGDM BM & HRM programs
Number of Attempts No Restriction
XAT 2024 Official Website xatonline.in
Helpline +91 6576653203, +91 6576653204, admis@xlri.ac.in

XAT previous year question papers are available for free download:

XAT Eligibility 2024 

To fill XAT Application forms, candidates need to fulfill the below-mentioned eligibility criteria defined by XLRI.

  • Nationality: Indian citizens can apply for XAT 2024. Also, foreign nationals can apply for admissions based on their GMAT scores.
  • Graduation: It is mandatory to have a 3 years bachelor's degree or its equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • Minimum Marks: There is no minimum aggregate marks criteria in graduation to apply for XAT 2024 exam.
  • Age: There is no upper age limit criteria to appear for XAT 2024.
  • Final Year Students: Final year students can also apply for the exam provided they complete their graduation by June 2022 and submit their scores to the respective colleges.
  • Number of Attempts: There is no limit on the number of times a student can take the exam.

Check detailed XAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

XAT 2024 Registration, Fees, and Documents Required

Every year around 1 lakh candidates register for XAT exam. This year, out of the 98,242 registered candidates, the male to female ratio is 2:1. Read More

XAT Registration is the first step in seeking admission to PGDM/ MBA courses offered by more than 160 XAT Score Accepting Colleges like XLRI, XIME, XIMA, XIMB, etc.

  • XAT Registration process is completely online and the application forms are released on the official website- xatonline.in.
  • XAT 2024 Application window will remain active till Nov 30, 2023.

XAT 2024 Application Process and Fee

Knowing XAT 2024 registration is essential to ensure zero-error completion of the application process. The steps to register for XAT are given below for your reference:

New Candidate Registration: Generate User ID and Password

Candidates need to create their login credentials- XAT ID and Password on the official website- xatonline.in by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Visit the official website and click on the ‘Register’ tab.
  • Enter the basic details- email, name, contact number, etc., and submit the form.
  • Your XAT ID and Password will be displayed on the screen. Note it down for all future correspondence.

Fill XAT Application Form

Login using the credentials generated in the previous step to fill XAT application form. The application form will have to be filled for the following details:

  • Personal Details: Date of Birth, Category, Nationality, Names of Parents, Permanent/ Current Address, Contact details.
  • Academic Details: Class 10th marks, class 12th marks, graduation and postgraduation scores, professional degree/ course details.
  • Work Experience Details: Full-time work experience details till March 31, 2024.
  • XLRI Program Preference: Candidates willing to apply for XLRI programs need to submit their choice of program- Business Management (BM), Human Resource Management (HRM), Fellow Management Program.
  • XAT Exam City Preference: Candidates can select 2 XAT exam cities from the drop-down list based on their convenience.

Upload Documents

Scanned images of the following documents need to be uploaded while filling XAT application form:

  • Photograph: Recent photograph in JPG/ JPEG format. File size should be between 20kb to 50kb. The recommended dimension is 200 x 230 pixels.
  • Signature: Signature done in black ink on white paper. File size should be between 20kb to 50kb. The recommended dimension is 140 x 60.

Pay XAT Application Fee

XAT Application Fee needs to be paid online via Debit card, Credit card, UPI, Net banking, online payment wallets.

Particulars XAT Application Fee
XAT Registration Fee INR 2100 (+200 for candidates interested in XLRI programs)
Indian Candidates applying for GMP through GMAT INR 2500
NRI/Foreign Candidates applying for one or more programs through GMAT INR 5000

XAT Exam Pattern

XAT Exam Pattern 2024 

As per XAT Exam Pattern 2024, the question paper will be divided into 3 parts having a total of 104 questions. It is extremely important to go through the detailed XAT exam pattern to develop a sound preparation strategy.

  • Mode of Exam: XAT is conducted in online CBT mode at test centers located across 70+ major cities of India.
  • Medium of XAT Exam: The test is conducted only in English.
  • XAT Exam Duration: 210 minutes (3 hours 30 minutes)- 175 minutes for Part 1, 5 minutes for Part 2, and 30 minutes for Part 3
  • Number of Questions: 101 MCQs, and 3 essay questions (1 to be attempted).
  • Number of Sections: Part 1 comprises 3 sections- Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, and Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation. Part 2 is mock keyboard testing. Part 3 comprises 2 sections- General Knowledge and Essay Writing.
  • XAT Marking Scheme: 1 mark awarded for every right answer and 0.25 marks deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Sectional Division of Questions:
Parts Section of XAT Exam No. of Questions XAT Time Duration
Part 1 XAT Decision Making 22 175 minutes
XAT Verbal & Logical Ability 26
XAT Quant 28
Part 2 Mock Keyboard Testing - 5 minutes
Part 3 XAT GK 25 30 minutes
XAT Essay Writing (attempt 1 of the 3 options) 1
Total - 102 210 minutes

XAT Marking Scheme 2024

XAT Marking scheme has not undergone any major changes in the past 2 years. It is recommended to take note of the important points regarding XAT 2024 Marking Scheme:

  • Each MCQ carries 1 mark. For every incorrect response, 0.25 marks are deducted.
  • A unique feature of XAT exam marking pattern is the deduction of 0.10 marks for every unattempted question after 8 unattended questions.
  • The Essay is evaluated only for the candidates shortlisted for the PI round.
  • There is no negative marking for the GK section. GK scores are not considered while calculating the final XAT scores.

XAT Syllabus

XAT Syllabus 2024

Section Syllabus
XAT QA-DI Syllabus Number System, Work & Time, Probability, Geometry, Mensuration, Modern Maths, Permutation & Combination, Percentage & Ratios, Mixtures & Alligation, Arithmetic, Algebra, Profit and Loss, Speed & Distance, Quadratic Equations, Logarithm, Surds & Indices, Statistics, Trigonometry, DI Graphs, Tables & Charts.
XAT Decision Making (DM) Syllabus Business Decisions, Analytical Reasoning, Ethical Dilemma, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving skills, Prioritization, Situational Conditions, Grouping Test, Data Arrangement Test, Decision Making in a situation.
XAT Verbal & Logical Ability Syllabus Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Grammar, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms & Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases, Odd One Out, etc.
XAT GK Syllabus Static GK and Current Affairs: Politics, Economics, History, Geography, Sports, Business Affairs, National & International Affairs, and States, etc.
XAT Essay Writing A short essay of 250 words on any topic- current affairs, social & economic issues, abstract, science & technology, business & management-oriented topics, etc.

Check XAT 2024 Syllabus in Detail

XAT Preparation 2024

XAT 2024 exam will be held on January 7, 2024, hence there is ample time for XAT 2024 aspirants to prepare well for the exam. XAT exam is considered to be even tougher than CAT exam, thus, preparations should begin early to cover the vast and dynamic syllabus. Given below are the section-wise preparation tips and strategies for XAT 2024 along with some of the most recommended books for XAT preparation.

XAT 2024 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Preparation

XAT 2024 Question paper will comprise 28 questions from various topics of the QADI syllabus. The major tips to ace XAT QADI preparation are as follows:

  • Study and Revise basic concepts and formulas like important ratio-percentage conversion ratios, quadratic equations, squares and square roots, cubes and cube roots, divisibility rules, remainder theorem, permutations, and combinations, and probability.
  • Make it a habit to practice at least 20 questions every day to ensure consistency and build retention power.
  • Refer to online study platforms like Unacademy, BYJUs, T.I.M.E, Career Launcher, IMS Learning, etc. to study regularly, to clear doubts, and to learn short tricks and formulas
  • Choose any good Quant & DI book for XAT preparation by Arun Sharma, NK Sinha, RS Aggarwal. Focus on your weak areas and practice questions on these daily.
  • Practice sectional as well as full-length XAT mock tests and sample papers.
  • For XAT DI preparation, solve at least 2-3 DI sets every week from different types of data sets including, pie charts, bar graphs, line graphs, tabular data, and caselets. To overcome the problem of time management in solving DI questions, it is extremely important to be aware of the important ratio-percentage conversions.

XAT 2024 Verbal & Logical Ability Preparation

XAT 2024 Verbal & Logical Ability will comprise 26 MCQs- about 4 RC passages, 2-3 poem-based comprehensions, 2-3 para jumbles, 4-5 critical reasoning questions, and miscellaneous grammar and vocabulary based questions. The most important tips to keep in mind for XAT VALR preparation are given below:

  • To increase vocabulary, refer to the book titled’ Word Power Made Easy’ by Norman Lewis and also read at least 1-2 newspaper/ magazine/ online articles.
  • To learn grammar concepts and practice questions on error detection, para jumbles, fill in the blanks, refer to some of the most recommended VA books like VARC by Ajay Singh, How to Prepare for VARC by Arun Sharma, and Objective English by SP Bakshi.
  • To increase the reading speed for RC passages, firstly start reading short passages (300-400 words) from reference books and gradually increase the length of the passages.
  • Also, to decipher the core idea of the RC passages, it is extremely important to understand the tone of the passage. The most commonly asked tones are: argumentative, didactic, narrative, informative, cynical, satirical, technical, etc.
  • Solve as many sample papers and online quizzes as possible to be able to practice maximum type of questions.

XAT 2024 Decision Making (DM) Preparation

There is no particular study material or method to prepare for XAT DM section. However, candidates preparing for XAT 2024 must keep in mind the following tips to prepare for XAT Decision Making section:

  • The best way to prepare for this section is to solve XAT previous year question papers. What is more important is to analyze your answers and the correct answer to figure out the approach for answering such questions accurately.
  • Based on the analysis of previous year papers, it is seen that more than 50% of the questions were related to business decision making and the rest were based on ethical dilemmas. So, it is important to solve previous year papers to get an idea of what to expect in XAT 2024.
  • Do not let your bias affect your answers as you are required to choose the best alternative from the given options.
  • To answer questions on ethical dilemmas, first, try to understand the ethics of the given situation and avoid choosing passive options.

XAT 2024 GK Preparation

XAT GK forms part 2 of XAT question paper and comprises 25 questions from static general knowledge and current affairs. The most important points to keep in mind while preparing for XAT 2024 are mentioned below for your reference.

  • For Static GK, refer to any good book like Lucent’s GK, Manorama Year Book, Arihant’s GK, etc.
  • Read newspapers (The Hindu, Indian Express, Economic Times), Magazines (Frontline, Business Line, Yojana), and online news articles to stay updated with the current events of national and international importance.
  • The most important step is to take notes of daily current affairs to ease last-minute revision.

Read more XAT GK Preparation Strategy

Preparation Tips from XAT 2023 Topper Lavisha Taneja (99%ile)

With a 99 percentile in XAT, Lavisha Taneja made her way to the XLRI, Jamshedpur. In an interview with Collegedunia, Lavisha Taneja shared her strategy for XAT exam. She also recalls her interview experience and last-minute preparation tips: As per Lavisha, it is important for students to grasp the topics that interest them. For instance, if you are good at English, you must strive to score maximum marks in the VARC section. To prepare for Quant and other sections, here are some important tips that students should focus on during their preparation stage: Quant Strategy

  • Conceptual Building is necessary for students at the initial stage of preparation. Go through the basic topics and solve questions based on them. Practice previous year's question papers, sample papers, etc., regularly or on an alternate day.
  • Take the mock test. Mock tests are designed under similar conditions to the actual exam. Therefore, taking mock tests before the XAT exam helps cover different types of questions that are usually asked.

VARC Strategy

  • Develop a reading habit. Read a wide range of topics from various sources like newspapers, and books, or you can watch videos on YouTube and make notes of the same. Most importantly, XAT VARC section is all about objectivity, read the passages carefully and answer the questions accordingly. Refrain from giving your interpretation, rather focus on answering the questions logically based on the questions. 
  • According to Lavisha Taneja, retention of the passages is important. So to increase your retention power, read a passage regularly before you go to bed. This will help you increase your reading speed and retain the important information.
  • Since 3 months are left for XAT 2024, students can practice questions on para jumbles, reading comprehension, sentence completion, etc., and attempt mock tests. Plus, analyze your mock test, check sections with low scores, and work on improving them. 

Decision Making Strategy

  • Decision Making section in XAT is doable. You don’t need any particular text for XAT, but you can glance over the previous years’ question papers to understand the nature of the question.

How to Analyze Mock Tests?

Lavisha Taneja also shared how to make use of mock tests to improve your weak areas:

  • After you take the mock test, analyze the entire question thoroughly. Learn to understand the areas where you are weak and note down the points that you need to consider while attempting the questions. In mock tests, target sections that will increase the chance of scoring high marks.
  • As Lavisha rightly said self-preparation is important to get the 99+ percentile. Apart from coaching you should focus on self-study and figure out what works for you. 
  • During mock test or at the actual XAT exam, attempt the section first in which you are confident. This will keep you motivated and save time for other difficult questions.

XAT Important Books

The list of section-wise best books for XAT 2024 preparation is given below:

Section Name of the Book Author/ Publisher
QADI Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R S Aggarwal
How to Prepare for QA for CAT Arun Sharma
Data Interpretation for CAT Nishit K Sinha
Quantum CAT S K Verma
Verbal & Logical Ability Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Ajay Singh
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
How to Prepare for VARC for CAT Arun Sharma
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R S Aggarwal
Decision Making Jabbing the XAT R K Jha
XAT Solved Papers Gautam Puri
Target XAT Simplified Edition Disha Experts
GK Manorama Year Book Mammen Mathew
Lucent’s Objective GK Lucent Publications
General Knowledge Manohar Pandey

XAT 2024 Preparation: Online Coachings and Resources

Preparing online for competitive exams has become the new normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are plenty of resources available online to prepare for MBA exams, especially XAT and CAT.

  • Online education platforms provide excellent courses, live lectures, and study materials.
  • Top MBA coaching centers also provide online preparation courses with mock tests and sample papers.
  • Many Youtube channels are there for practicing GK questions and revising daily current affairs.

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XAT Exam Analysis

XAT 2024 Mock Test

XLRI has already conducted the first XAT 2024 mock test on October 28, 2023 for the applicants registered till October 25, 2023. Now, XLRI will conduct the 2nd XAT Mock Test 2024 on Nov 5 for applicants who submit their applications till Nov 3, 2023. Only registered candidates are eligible to take XAT 2024 mock test.

Candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps to take XAT 2024 Mock Test:

  • Visit the official XAT 2024 website- xatonline.in
  • Click on the “Mock Test” button above the navigation bar.
  • Enter your login credentials used during registration (XAT login ID and password) and then you can start the test.

XAT 2024 Paper Analysis

XAT exam difficulty level is usually higher than other MBA exams like CAT and NMAT. XAT 2024 Exam Analysis will be provided here for the test-takers to help them get an idea of the important topics, difficulty level of questions, the type of questions, good attempts, and expected cut off.

Previous Year XAT Exam Analysis

Based on the student feedback, the overall difficulty level was moderate to tough. Most candidates have reported VA and Logical Ability section to be of moderate difficulty with RC questions being the toughest.

  • Logical Ability questions were of moderate difficulty.
  • DM section was tricky. Attempting 11+ questions is a good attempt in this section
  • QADI was in line with last year in terms of overall difficulty. The DI sets were of moderate to tough level.

Given below is the detailed section-wise paper analysis of last year’s XAT exam for your reference.

Section Name No of Questions Distribution Of Questions Difficulty Level Good Attempts
Verbal and Logical Ability 26
  • 4 RC Passages with 3 MCQs each
  • 1 Poem with 2 MCQs
  • 1 para completion
  • 1 fill in the blanks
  • 3 grammar-based MCQs
  • 7 critical reasoning MCQs
Easy-Moderate 17-18
Decision Making 22
  • 6 sets with 3 MCQs each
  • 2 sets with 2 MCQs each
Moderate 16-18
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 28
  • DI set with 3 MCQs
  • 8 MCQs on Arithmetic
  • 4 Questions from Numbers
  • 4 MCQs from Algebra
  • 3 Geometry-based questions
  • 1 MCQ on Probability
  • 1 MCQ on Trigonometry
  • 2 MCQs on Investment
  • 2 MCQs on Data Sufficiency
Difficult 15-17
General Knowledge 25 Mixed Questions on Static GK and Current Affairs Difficult 10-11
Essay 3 (attempt any 1 out of the 3) Any 1 of the given 3 topics had to be attempted - -
Overall 105 - Moderate-Difficult 59-68

XAT Cut off

XAT Cut off 2024

XAT Cut off is the minimum XAT percentile score required to participate in the PGDM/ MBA selection process of XLRI and other XAT score accepting colleges. XAT Cut Off varies for different colleges depending on various factors- seat intake, number of eligible candidates, preferred field of study, and the difficulty level of XAT exam. Check XAT Cut Off

XAT Previous Year Cut off

Going through XAT previous year cut offs is essential to get an idea of the cut off trends. Given below is XAT cut off 2023, 2022 & 2021 for XLRI BM and HRM courses.

XAT Cut Off for XLRI 2023 for HRM Program

XAT Sections
XLRI XAT 2023 Cut off for HRM
Male Engineering Male Non-Engineering Female Engineering Female Non-Engineering
VALR 90 90 90 90
DM 75 75 75 75
QA 75 70 65 60
Overall XAT Cut off 93 90 91 88

XAT Cut Off for XLRI 2023: BM Program

XAT Section XLRI XAT 2023 Cut off for BM
Male Female
Overall 95 92
VALR 75 75
DM 75 75
QA 85 80

XAT Cut Off for XLRI 2022: PGDM-BM Program

XAT Section XAT Cut off for Male Candidates XAT Cut off for Female Candidates
Overall 93 90
VALR 75 72
DM 72 72
QA 80 75

XAT Cut off for XLRI 2022: XLRI’s PGDM-HRM Program

Category of Candidate XAT VALR Cut off XAT DM Cut off XAT QA Cut off Overall XAT Cut off
Male Engineering 80 70 75 92
Male Non-Engineering 80 70 70 90
Female Engineering 80 70 64 90
Female Non-Engineering 80 70 60 87

XAT Cut off for XLRI 2021: PGDM-BM Program

XAT Section XAT Cut off for Male Candidates XAT Cut off for Female Candidates
Overall 95 93
VALR 74 72
DM 78 74
QA 85 75

XAT Cut off for XLRI 2021: PGDM-HRM Program

Category of Candidate XAT VALR Cut off XAT DM Cut off XAT QA Cut off Overall XAT Cut off
Male Engineering 79 73 75 93
Female Engineering 74 68 70 91
Male Non-Engineering 78 73 70 90
Female Non-Engineering 73 68 65 88
SC 55 55 55 65
ST 50 50 50 55

XAT 2024 Cut off for Other Colleges (Expected)

XLRI Courses

XAT 2024: XLRI Courses, Fees, and Seat Intake

XLRI Program Program Fee (in INR lakhs) Seats
2 years Full-Time Flagship PGDM (Business Management) 23.6 180
2 years Full-Time PGDM (Human Resource Management) 23.6 180
PGDM (GMP) 20.95 120
Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) - 15
Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EXEC-FPM) 10.18 30
Part-time & VIL(Virtual Interactive Learning) (Certificate Program) 1.60 -

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XAT Admit Card

XAT Admit Card 2024

XAT 2024 Admit Card will be released by the exam conducting authority in the last week of December 2023 or the first week of January 2024. It will be available for download on the official website- xatonline.in.

  • XAT 2024 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket will be issued to successfully registered candidates only.
  • XAT Admit card will contain all important information related to the exam center, exam time, reporting time, and exam day instructions. Check XAT 2024 Exam Centers
  • Without a printed copy of the admit card, candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall.

How to Download XAT Admit Card 2024?

  • Visit the official XAT website and log in using your XAT login ID and password generated at the time of registration.
  • Click on the Download Admit Card link.
  • Your Admit Card will be downloaded and displayed on the screen.
  • Take the printout of the admit card and save it for future reference.

XAT Answer Key and Response Sheet

XLRI will release XAT 2024 Response Sheet and Answer Key at xatonline.in. The same can be viewed and downloaded only by the candidates who took the exam using their login ID and date of birth/ password. The steps to download XAT 2024 answer key are provided below for your convenience:

  • Visit xatonline.in and click on the ‘candidate response’ tab.
  • Enter your XAT login id and date of birth
  • View/ Download your XAT response sheet and answer key.

XAT Result

XAT Result 2024

XAT 2024 Result will be released in a scorecard format by XLRI Jamshedpur in the last week of January 2024.

  • To download XAT result from the official website, candidates would need to enter their XAT ID and Password on the official website- xatonline.in.
  • XAT Result will be valid for 1 year from the date of its release.
  • XAT Scorecard will mention the personal details of the candidate along with the overall and sectional scores.
  • It must be noted that XAT 2024 scores of the GK section will not be considered for the calculation of the final XAT Cut off percentile. It will be of value only during the final selection rounds.

XAT Selection Process

XAT 2024 Selection Process

XAT 2024 Selection Process will begin after the declaration of result. XLRI does not carry out a centralized selection process, hence, every XAT score accepting institute follows its own selection process and criteria.

  • XLRI XAT selection process will include GD-PI rounds. Only candidates shortlisted on the basis of XAT cut offs will be called for GD-PI rounds.
  • Post the conclusion of the PI round, XLRI will prepare the final merit list based on various parameters: XAT 2024 score, XAT GD-PI scores, work experience, past academic scores, and GK & Essay section scores. Read XAT GD-PI Preparation
  • The weightage assigned to XAT score & GD/PI scores in the preparation of the final merit list will be 60% & 25% respectively.

Other Institutes may either follow a similar or a distinct selection process depending on their seat intake and allotment criteria.

XLRI Placements

XLRI Jamshedpur Placement Statistics

XLRI has completed the placements for the 2022 batch for PGDM BM and PGDM HRM programs with a 100% placement record. Here is a brief summary of the placement statistics in XLRI Jamshedpur for the 2022 batch: 

  • Consulting firms made offers to 24% of the candidates.
  • Gaming & Online Services, ITES, E-Commerce constituted 27% of the roles offered to the students.
  • Sales & Marketing accounted for 25% of the offers made. 
  • Amazon, PayTM, ITC, BCG, Accenture Strategy, and Microsoft made the highest number of offers.
Category Details
Total Recruiters 99
New Recruiters 23
Total Students 427
Percentage of Students who received Pre-placement Offers 40.28%
Median Salary INR 29 LPA
Average Salary INR 30.73 LPA
Highest Domestic Offer INR 60+ LPA (BFSI Domain)
Highest International Offer INR 58.5 LPA (S & M Domain)
Top 10th Percentile Average Salary INR 48.42 LPA
Top 25th Percentile Average Salary INR 41.2 LPA
Top Recruiters ITC, Paytm, Accenture, Freshworks, Microsoft, American Express, Amazon, Swiggy, PWC

Frequently Asked Questions

XAT 2024 Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. When will XLRI release the official notification for XAT 2024 exam?

Ans. XLRI has already released the official notification for XAT 2024. The official website for XAT 2024 is xatonline.in. As per the latest notification, XAT 2024 exam will be conducted on Jan 7, 2024.

Ques. Is XAT exam tougher than CAT?

Ans. Yes, XAT is tougher than CAT. As per students and experts alike, the difficulty level of the questions asked in XAT Quant, DI, and Verbal Ability are tougher than those asked in CAT. Furthermore, XAT has two sections, namely GK and Decision Making, which are not a part of CAT syllabus and this adds to the difficulty level of XAT.

Ques. How many candidates take XAT exam every year?

Ans. On an average, XAT exam is taken by 75000-80000 candidates every year. In 2023, around 80000 candidates appeared for the test while in 2022, about 90000 candidates appeared. However, in the previous years (2021-2019), not more than 80000 candidates have appeared for the test.

Ques. Does XLRI also offer MBA courses apart from its PGDM programs? Are the PGDM programs offered by XLRI at par with MBA?

Ans. No, XLRI does not offer MBA programs. It only offers 2 years full time AICTE approved PGDM programs in Business Management (BM) and Human Resource Management (HRM). However, these are duly recognized as MBA equivalent by the AIU. Apart from these, XLRI also offers a 15 months full time PGDM (General Management) program.

Ques. How much is XAT 2024 application fee?

Ans. XAT Application fee has been increased from INR 1800 to INR 2000 (+200 for every XLRI program). Also, XAT application fee is the same for all candidates irrespective of their gender, caste, and category.

Ques. Is there any sectional time limit in XAT exam?

Ans. XAT Question Paper comprises 76 MCQs in Part 1- Decision Making, Verbal & Logical ability, and QADI. For this part, 175 minutes are given in total. There is no division of time between these 3 sections in Part 1. For attempting the GK and Essay Writing sections in Part 3, 30 minutes are provided.

Ques. Will IIMs accept XAT 2024 scores?

Ans. No, IIMs will not grant admission on the basis of XAT 2024 exam scores. IIMs will only accept CAT scores for admission. However, XAT 2024 score will be accepted by other top management schools across the country like XLRI Jamshedpur, XLRI Delhi, XIM Bangalore, SPJIMR Mumbai, GIM Goa, KJ Somaiya Institute of Management, XIME Bangalore, TAPMI Manipal, XISS Ranchi, etc.

Ques. Is there any restriction on the number of attempts for XAT?

Ans. No, there is no restriction on the number of times you can attempt XAT exam. XAT is conducted once every year. Hence, candidates can take XAT every year provided they fulfill the other minimum eligibility criteria mentioned in the article above.

Ques. Does XLRI release different XAT cut offs for BM and HRM programs?

Ans. Yes, XAT cut off varies depending on the XLRI programs- BM and HRM. Also, the cut off for these programs differs for males and females, engineers and non-engineers. The cut off for XLRI programs usually ranges between 91-95 depending on the above categories of candidates.

Ques. Are there sectional cut offs for XLRI admission through XAT?

Ans. Yes, XLRI releases sectional XAT cutoffs. Candidates need to secure the minimum marks in each of the sections along with the overall cutoff. If candidates are unable to meet the sectional XAT cut offs, they are ineligible for admission to PGDM-BM/ HRM courses offered by XLRI.

Ques. Which are the 12 XAMI Member Institutes that accept XAT scores for admission?

Ans. The 12 XAT Associate XAMI Member Institutes that accept XAT score for admission are tabulated below for your reference:

XAT Associate XAMI Member Institutes Location
Loyola Institute of Business Administration Chennai
Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago Chicago
St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR) Mumbai
St. Joseph's Institute of Management Bengaluru
St.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology Mangalore
Xavier Business School (XBS), St.Xavier's University ,Kolkata Kolkata
Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University Bhubaneswar
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship Bengaluru
Xavier Institute of Management & Research Mumbai
Xavier Institute of Development Action and Sciences (XIDAS) Jabalpur (M.P)
XLRI Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur
Xavier Institute of Social Service Ranchi

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


harshita gupta
I haven't scored good %ile in cat. Just least. But i am focusing on xat and wanna give my 100%. Give me some tip so that I can score a good %ile
sinbad chongtham

XAT is a competitive exam but you can ace this examination if you have invested right amount of time and dedication in the prepration. There are various tips and tricks that can be employed in your preparation strategy. Please check these tips and tricks from XAT Preparation Tips.

felix geo
I am in the final year of my graduation, what percentages/CGPA should I put in the form?
sinbad chongtham

There is no minimum mark requirement to take XAT. Students in their final year of graduation registering for XAT can mentioned their expected CGPA/percentage. 

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