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XAT 2019 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

XAT 2019 will be conducted on Sunday, January 6, 2019. XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of XAMI. For more than 60 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. The XAT score is being used by more than 150 institutes for the admission.

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XAT 2019 Conducting Body

XLRI - Xavier School of Management

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2019 may also apply.

Postgraduate Programmes In Business Management (Bm) And Human Resource Management (Hrm)

For BM and HRM programmes, students who have completed three years of Bachelors degree or equivalent in any discipline, recognized by a University or Deemed University, are eligible to apply. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2019 may also apply. 

PGDM (General Management) For Working Executives
Candidates applying for General Management Programme must hold a minimum of three years Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University in India/abroad in any discipline, be employed in a full-time job, must have at least five years of relevant managerial experience as on March 31, 2018 in an organization of repute in the public, private or nongovernmental sector after completing graduation.


Candidates with Post Graduation from Universities (MBA/Master’s degree in any discipline India/ Abroad) and Centres of Higher Learning with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates) with the Bachelors degree/ equivalent qualification with at least 60% marks (55% for SC/ST candidates) obtained after a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary education (10+2) or equivalent 


Five years/four years Integrated Master’s Degree programme in any discipline, with at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST candidates), obtained after completing higher secondary education (10+2) or equivalent


BE / B.Tech degree or its equivalent with at least 60% marks (50%for SC / ST candidates) with 2 years of relevant work experience


A professional qualification like CA, ICWA or CS with at least 55% marks (50% for SC / ST candidates) 

may choose to appear in the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) to be conducted all over India on January 6, 2019.

XAT Exam Centers 2019

Online Dates

Date Centers
06/01/2019 Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Guwahati, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, Delhi, Goa, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Gurugram, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Mangalore, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Amritsar, Jaipur, Udaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirappalli, Hyderabad, Allahabad, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi, Dehradun, Kolkata

XAT 2019 Important Dates

EventsStart DateLast Date
Application Form20/08/2018 30/11/2018
Application Form With Late Fee- 07/12/2018
Admit Card Release Date20/12/2018 -
XAT 2019 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 06/01/2019
  • Declaration of result17/01/2019-
    To get all details about XAT 2019Download Brochure

    XAT Prospectus 2019

    More Information

    The duration of the test will be of three hours from 10:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.

    Selection Criteria

    A candidate may apply for multiple programmes. Those who apply for more than one programme may be called for multiple interviews and / or group discussions. The selection criteria for different programmes may differ depending on the nature of the programme. XAT online test will have different components and you need to maximise your performance in each of them. In its pursuit of academic excellence, XLRI actively encourages the students from diverse backgrounds to apply. While preparing the short-listed candidates for the interview, in addition to XAT performance, we may factor in academic background and the relevant work experience. Besides performance in the personal interviews (and / or group discussions), we also consider XAT performance, relevant work experience, academic background, extracurricular activities while preparing the final list.

    XAT Application Form 2019

    Application Form Fee

    without late fee – Rs. 1700/- Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each. 

    with late fee – Rs. 2000/- Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 500/- each.

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Visit choose the tab "Registration" and enter Name, Date of Birth, Contact details and Email-id. A system generated XAT ID and Password will be communicated to you through Email/SMS. Candidate should note down the XAT ID and Password for future communication.

    • In case the candidate is unable to complete the application form in one go, he / she can save the data already entered by choosing "SAVE AND NEXT" tab. Visually Impaired candidates should fill the application form carefully and verify the same before the final submission.
    • Candidates are advised to fill the form carefully and verify the details before the final submission. No changes will be entertained after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON.
    • Candidate's Name / Father's Name / Mother's Name etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates / Mark sheets / Identity proof. Any  change / alteration found may disqualify the candidature.
    • Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines.
    • Candidates can proceed to fill other details of the Application Form.
    • Candidate interested for XLRI Programme(s) can apply through XAT or GMAT.
    • Select XAT TEST City. Test City preference can be edited only once before November 30, 2018.
    • Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT.
    • Modify details, if required, and click on 'FINAL SUBMIT' ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.
    • Click on 'Payment' Tab and proceed for payment.
    • Click on 'Submit' button.

    Payment of Fees

    XAT Registration Fee (without late fee) – Rs. 1700/- Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each.

    XAT Registration Fee (with late fee) – Rs. 2000/-Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 500/- each.

    Indian Candidates applying for GMP through GMAT – Rs. 2500/

    NRI / Foreign Candidates applying for one or more programmes through GMAT – Rs. 5000/- 

    Online Mode

    The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.

    • The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro), Credit Cards and Internet Banking.
    • On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated.Non-generation of 'E-Receipt' indicates PAYMENT FAILURE. On failure of payment, Candidates are advised to login again using their XAT ID and Password and repeat the process of payment.
    • Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and online Application Form. Please note that if the same cannot be generated, online transaction may not have been successful.
    • To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your transaction is completed.

    There is facility to download / print application form containing fee details after payment of fees.


    Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his / her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below.

    • Photograph must be a recent passport size colour picture.
    • The picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
    • Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face.
    • If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows.
    • If you have to use flash, ensure there's no "red-eye".
    • If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.
    • Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your face.
    • Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred).
    • Size of file should be between 20kb-50kb.
    • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB. If the size of the file is more than 50KB, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning.
    • The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.
    • The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
    • The Signature will be used to put on the ADMIT CARD and wherever necessary.
    • The Applicant’s signature obtained on the ADMIT CARD and attendance sheet at the time of the examination should match the uploaded signature. In case of mismatch, the candidate may be disqualified.
    • Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred).
    • Size of file should be between 10kb —20kb.
    • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20KB.


      If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed. While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate will be provided with a link to upload his photograph and signature. Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature

      Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch).

      Set Color to True Color

      File Size as specified above.

      Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).

      The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is: image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon. Candidates using MS Windows/MS Office can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50KB & 20KB respectively by using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager. Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using 'Save As' option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50KB (photograph) & 20KB (signature) by using crop and then resize option.

        • There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature.
        • Click on the respective link "Upload Photograph / Signature".
        • Browse & Select the location where the Scanned Photo/ Signature file has been saved.
        • Select the file by clicking on it.
        • Click the 'Upload' button

        More Information

        AT & XLRI Registration: August 20 - November 30, 2018 (without late fee) & Dec 01 – Dec07 (with late fee)

        Applicants should note that registration for XAT 2019 is the preliminary step towards applying to XLRI and XAT Associate Institutes. Applicants applying to XAT Associate Institutes, besides XLRI have to apply separately according to their choice. Applicants for XAT 2019 can choose to pay online using credit card / debit card / online banking.

        Important Points

        •  Once you complete filling the Basic Information a system generated XAT ID and password will be communicated to you through Email / SMS.
        • Please quote your email (provided during the registration) and XAT ID for all future communication
        • Please ensure that you provide a valid email address and mobile number.
        • Please ensure that you use your personal email address only as your primary email address in the application.
        • Please add as trusted sources in the anti-Spam software of your email. Otherwise, either you will not receive important emails or they will get delivered to your Spam/junk folder.
        • Please access your emails regularly and ensure that your inbox is accessible.
        • Please note that the XAT ID and password gives you an individual login on and on frequent intervals, you need to check for mails from XAT & other associated institutes.
        • Please ensure that you give your correct mobile No. to receive SMS alerts.

        Note: If you do not receive the registration confirmation mail, with your XAT ID & Password, within 24 hours of signing up, please check your spam/junk folder. If you are unable to locate the email, please write to citing your primary email id. or call us up on 1800 209 0835 between 08.00 a.m. and 08.00 p.m. ( IST ) if you are unable to reach the customer care executive, please write to We shall get back to you in 48 hours. (Excluding Holidays)

        XAT Syllabus 2019

        • Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)
        • Decision Making (DM)
        • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)
        • General Knowledge (GK)

        Sample Paper Link: View/Download


        • Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)
        • Decision Making (DM)
        • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)
        • General Knowledge (GK)

        XAT Admit Card 2019

        Admit Card Download Start Date


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        XAT 2019 Exam Day Instructions

        Online Dates

        • 06/01/2019

        More Information

        Candidates may download the admit card from December 20, 2018 onwards from

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        XAT Results 2019

        Result Declaration17/01/2019
        Result URLCheck your result here

        XAT Re-evaluation 2019

        More Information

        XAT score can be downloaded from the website. No hard copy of the score card will be sent.

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