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XAT 2024 (Xavier Aptitude Test)

By admin | Last Updated Nov, 2023

Xavier Aptitude Test

All About XAT 2024 (Xavier Aptitude Test)

Over the course of more than 72 years, XLRI has conducted the computer-based Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). Every year in January, there is an entrance exam at the national level. Over one lakh people register for the XAT each year, and over 70,000 of them show up for the test.

More than 160 institutions, such as TAPMI, IMT, and other colleges in the XAMI network, accept XAT in addition to XLRI and 11 other universities in the network for admission to post-graduate management programs. The PGDM courses provided at XLRI’s campuses are exclusively open to students with valid XAT scores; no other forms of admission are accepted.

XAT 2024 will take place from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm over the course of one three-hour and thirty-minute period. In addition to four sections (VA, DM, QADI) and a two-part essay question (General Knowledge and Essay Writing), the XAT 2024 will contain four sections.

What is  XAT exam?

The famed Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI) in Jamshedpur, India, conducts the prestigious national-level MBA entrance exam known as the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). Over the course of its impressive 70 -long history, XLRI has been entrusted with selecting the most worthy applicants for its prestigious management programs by means of the XAT. One of the hardest entrance tests, XAT scores are very valuable and accepted by more than 600 prestigious Business schools in India, 83 affiliate institutes, and 11 XAMI member institutes.

XAT Exam 2024 Overview

Here are the aspects of the XAT exam, which includes the exam method, time limit, sections, registration fee, and other things, as it is anticipated to follow the same pattern as the previous year.

XAT examDetail
Conducting BodyXLRI Jamshedpur
Mode of ExamComputer-based test
Registration feeINR 2100/-
Number of SectionsPart 1: Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making & Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Part 2: General Knowledge & Essay Writing
Institutes Accepting XAT160+
Courses OfferedMBA, PGDM
Duration of exam210 minutes

Exam Dates for XAT 2024

The XAT schedule as stated in the notification is provided below:

Registration Start Dates15th July 2023
Registration End Dates30th November 2023
XAT Admit Card Download20th December onwards
XAT Exam7th January 2024
XAT ResultTo be announced

Eligibility Criteria for XAT 2024

In order to register for the exam, a candidate needs to fulfill the necessary requirements in order to appear in XAT 2024. This is the XAT eligibility requirement:

  • Applicants must have graduated from a recognized university with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline that takes three years or more to complete.
  • Applicants must be final year students who will graduate by June 10, 2024.
  • It is not necessary to have a minimum passing score to take the XAT exam.
  • Students who are not residents of India may apply using the GMAT.
  • Those who meet the qualifying conditions for the XAT exam are welcome to apply and take the examination.

How to Register for the XAT 2024 Exam

You can register for the XAT online. In order to finish the registration process, candidates need to have the necessary paperwork and pay the application fee. In order to take the XAT, candidates must finish the registration process before the deadline.

To finish the XAT registration, just follow these easy steps:

  • Register yourself on the XAT official website.
  • Check the email address you entered.
  • Complete the application for XAT.
  • Upload the necessary documents.
  • Online application fee payment
  • Examine the application, and then send it in.

Registration Fee for XAT 2024

After completing the form and uploading their supporting documentation, XAT candidates can pay the application cost online using the payment channel. This is the XAT 2024 fee.

XAT Application FeeINR 2100/-
XLRI Programs FeeINR 200/- each

 The following considerations should be made with relation to application fee payment, according the official website:

  • You can use credit cards, debit cards, online banking, IMPS, cash cards, or mobile wallets to pay for the XAT application fee.
  • An online receipt will be generated following the payment. The candidate must re-login and make the payment if they do not receive the e-receipt, indicating a payment failure.
  • Both the online application and the electronic receipt must be saved by the candidate.

Documents Required for XAT 2024

A passport-size photo and a digital signature must be uploaded by the candidates to the application form. The guidelines for the photos are explained on the official XAT website, and an overview is given below:

  • The photo needs to be a color, passport-size photo that was taken lately. White or light-colored background is required.
  • The photo file should be between 20 and 50 KB in size.
  • The applicant needs to use a black pen to sign on white paper, and then scan the signature.
  • The signature on the exam day attendance sheet must match with the one on the admit card.
  • The signature file should be between 20 and 50 KB in size.

XAT 2024 Exam Structure

The 2024 XAT exam pattern will be identical as the 2023 XAT exam pattern. Certain adjustments that were noted in XAT 2023 will be repeated in XAT 2024. The following is a breakdown of the paper’s two sections and a five-minute MOC keyboard test:

XAT 2024  SectionsNo. of Questions   Time
Part 1  Verbal & Logical Ability 26175 minutes 
 Decision Making           22 
 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation    28 
Part 2     Mock Keyboard Testing    5 minutes
Part 3     General Knowledge     25    30 minutes
 Essay Writing     110 minutes
Total  102210 minutes

Marking Scheme for XAT 2024 

  • For each right answer: +1 point
  • For each wrong answer: -0.25 points
  • For each question left unanswered after 8 the deduction is -0.1.
  • Following the short listing process, the essay question will receive a separate mark.

The syllabus for XAT 2024

There is an essay question and four sections in the XAT 2024 syllabus. The essay question is evaluated only after being shortlisted and is not taken into account when calculating the XAT percentage score. These are the primary subjects that applicants need to study for XAT 2024.

SectionMain Topics
Verbal & Logical AbilityVocabulary, Para jumble, Grammar, Fill in the blanks, Analogy, Binary Logic, etc.
Decision MakingData Arrangement, Assumptions, Complex Arrangement, Conclusions, etc.
Quantitative Ability & Data InterpretationMensuration, Algebra, Geometry, Caselets, and Data charts, Tables, etc.  
General Knowledge  Economics and Finance, Books, Authors, Constitution of India, Current Affairs, etc.  

Admit Card for XAT 2024

The XAT admit card can be downloaded from the official website starting on December 20, 2023, up until the exam day, for applicants who have successfully registered for the exam. The admit card will not be sent in physical copy, thus candidates will need to print it themselves. On the day of the exam, candidates are required to bring their XAT admit card.

The procedures that applicants can follow to obtain their admission card are as follows:

  • Register on the official XAT website.
  • Press the “Download Admit Card” button.
  • Obtain the PDF version of the admit card.
  • Take a copy of your XAT admit card.

Guidelines for XAT 2024 Preparation

Candidates must make plans and work accordingly in order to ace the XAT in 2024, as the announcement for the exam has been posted.

The following advice can help you get ready for the XAT.

  • Set up a Schedule: The discipline and commitment a candidate has to their preparation is what determines how well they score on enrollment examinations. Create a daily schedule that you stick to in order to accomplish your goals and finish the syllabus in the allotted time.
  • Find your areas of strength and weakness: Knowing which topics and sections you struggle with and which ones you can do well on is essential for acing the XAT. Start spending more time on the weaker areas and review the fundamental principles based on your judgment. You can carefully practice the questions and make revisions for your strengths.
  • Practice with Mock tests: Mock tests will show you how you are doing both relative to your classmates and in terms of your XAT preparation. Studying the practice papers can also help you identify your areas of strength and weakness. Noting your improvement while providing mocks on a regular basis will also help you stay motivated.
  • Check out the Papers from Last Year: You might become familiar to the format of the exam and the kinds of questions asked in the XAT by studying previous year’s papers. They can also help you get a clear picture of how well-prepared you are and what still needs work.

Related FAQs

How many times a year is XAT held?

XAT takes place once a year. According to the notice, there will only be one session of XAT 2024 on January 7, 2024.

So what happens after the XAT?

The conducting board will make the XAT 2024 results available on the official website following the exam’s conclusion. Next comes the release of the XAT cutoffs, which determine which students need to precede with additional admissions procedures.

What is the number of attempts in the XAT?

The quantity of XAT attempts is unrestricted. As long as a candidate satisfies the qualifying requirements, they are therefore eligible to take the exam each year.