About XAT Exam

XAT 2024 - The Complete Guide

XAT Exam - 2024

XAT Exam or Xavier Aptitude Test Exam is a national-level management entrance exam conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. Apart from XLRI and XAMI members, many B-schools accept XAT scores for admission in their post-graduate management programmes.

The XAT exam is conducted in online mode at various test centres across India. The question paper consists of 100 questions MCQs from Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge.

XAT 2024 - Important Updates

  • XAT 2024 online registration will be started in the first week of August.
  • The form correction window for XAT 2024 will be open from 05 December 2023.
  • Candidate can download their admit card for the XAT exam from 20 December 2023.
  • The XAT exam is scheduled for 07 January 2024 and the result will be announced on 31 January 2024(tentative).
  • Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Prestige University, Indore, and Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Secunderabad is the latest associate added for XAT 2024.
  • 160+ business schools will allocate admission to management courses via XAT exam results.
  • XAT registration fee is 2000/- INR.
  • All dates are Tentative, Except Exam Date.

XAT Exam Pattern - MBAROI

Exam Pattern

XAT Exam Pattern has been updated. Earlier XAT exam consisted of five sections but now four will be there in 2024. Since there are some major changes that occurred in the pattern of the exam all the aspirants are advised to understand the exam pattern before they fill XAT application form.

Following are the major updates in XAT Exam Pattern:
  • Total number of sections is 4(four).
  • Total number of questions were increased from 100 to 101.
  • Time duration has been increased from 3 hours to 3 hours and 10 minutes.
  • Essay writing section has been restored.
  • All question will be in MCQ Pattern
  • Correct answer will reward one mark and One fourth negative marking scheme for each wrong answer
  • For question remained unanswered.10 marks will be deducted.
  • The GK section is not counted in the overall percentile.
Section in XAT 2024 Exam Pattern Number of questions Overall time duration
Verbal ability and logical reasoning 26 No sectional time limit
Decision making 21 No sectional time limit
Quantitative ability & data interpretation 28 No sectional time limit
General Knowledge 25 15 minutes
Essay Writing 1 No sectional time limit

XAT Exam 2024 - Eligibility Criteria

  • A student with a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized college is eligible for appearing in XAT 2024.
  • Like other MBA entrances, there is no age restriction for this exam.
  • Final year Apperainf students can also apply for the XAT exam.