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XAT 2020

XAT exam or the Xaviers aptitude Test is a computer-based MBA entrance test for admissions into the XLRI and several other prestigious B-Schools in the Country. XAT exam is conducted every year by the XLRI on a rotational basis.

XAT Exam Mode

Only Online

XAT Exam Date 2020


XAT Exam Question Types

MCQs and TITA (Type In The Answer)

XAT Application Mode

Online Only

XAT Exam Pattern

The paper pattern for the XAT exam has changed several times in the past. For the last 2 years, the pattern has remained the same with respect to the total marks and no. of sections. A brief detail about the pattern is given.


Verbal and Logical Ability26
Decision Making22
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation27
General Knowledge25
Total100 Question

It is important to check the pattern properly as it will give a detailed idea about the exam and can help to strategize proper preparation plan accordingly.

XAT Exam Syllabus

For the XAT exam, there is no predefined syllabus. The syllabus is mainly from the middle school topics of Maths, and English with some generic logical reasoning questions and decision making. A few of the details of XAT syllabus are:
  •  Quantitative Aptitude: The syllabus for CAT quantitative aptitude mainly includes topics from class 8-10 like geometry, algebra, number system, etc.
  •  Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation: The logical reasoning section is very generic and a wide variety of questions based on seating arrangement, direction sense test, etc. are included. The data interpretation section includes questions mostly based on data caselets and graphs.
  •  Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension: In this section, comprehension passages are given followed by a few questions. Apart from that, few of the grammar-based questions like sentence completion, jumbled sentences, etc. are asked.

XAT Exam Eligibility

To be able to get eligible for XAT, candidates to fulfil the following criterion:
  • Should Hold a Bachelor’s Degree and have secured a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. The students belonging to any of the reserved categories like Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), and Persons with Disability (PWD) or Differently Abled (DA) category must have at least 45% marks.
  • The degree has to be awarded by any of the Universities included by an act of the central or a state legislature in India, or any other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or are declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or hold an equivalent qualification recognized by the MHRD, India.
  • Applicants who are appearing for the final year of their bachelor’s degree and the candidates who have completed their graduation degree requirements and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply. If selected, candidates will be allowed to join the program provisionally, only if he/ she submits a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of her/his College/Institute mentioning that the particular candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date when the certificate was issued.

Admission Process

It should be noted that individual XLRI shortlists candidates for their second stage of selection independently. The selection process includes a Written Ability Test (WAT) Group Discussion (GD) and a Personal Interview (PI). The performance of individuals in XAT exam will be an important component in the overall selection process. XLRI also consider previous academic records of the candidates, relevant work experience and other similar inputs while shortlisting and ranking the candidates at various stages during the admission process. The processes, academic cut-offs and the weights allocated to the evaluation parameters may vary across Colleges. For more information, one may refer to the admissions policies on respective XLRI’s website.Aspirants are also suggested to keep visiting their account for more details about the exam and get notified about important updates related to the exam.