XAT 2020: Registration, Exam Dates, Pattern, Eligibility, Syllabus

XATXavier Aptitude Test(XAT) which is the entrance examination held on university level under the guidance of XLRI, Jamshedpur through Xavier Association of Management Institutes each year.

For MBA/PGDM admission, the XAT scores are accepted by 150 institutes of management. The aspirants must apply for the XAT 2020 Application Form which is considered as the first step in the admission process.

The Xavier Aptitude Test is likely to be organized in the second week of January 2020. It is organized on all India level to select the most appropriate students for Management Education. XAT is a gateway to get admission in some of the top B-schools in India.

XAT 2020 Quick Link

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How to Fill Application Form Click Here
Admit Card Click Here
Answer KeyClick Here
ResultClick Here
Cut OffClick Here
XAT Counselling/ Admission Procedure Click Here
Eligibility Click Here
Exam PatternClick Here
SyllabusClick Here
PreparationClick Here
Participating InstituteClick Here

XAT 2020 Highlights

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Exam NameXavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Exam LevelNational
Exam CategoryPost Graduate
Conducting BodyXLRI Jamshedpur
Programs OfferedPGDM (Human Resource Management) PGDM (Business Management) PGDM (General Management)
XAT EligibilityBachelor’s Degree
Exam ModeOnline
Selection ProcessWritten Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview
Number of Test Takers90,000 approx.
XAT Websitewww.xatonline.in
XAT Helpline Number1800 419 2929
XAT Contact Number+91 657 665 3203 /3204/3205
Email Address[email protected] OR [email protected]

XAT 2020 Important Dates

The XAT 2020 Exam Dates are mentioned below-

EventsDates
Application Date starting from3rd week of August 2019
Application ending date (without late fee)Last week of November 2019
Last date of application (With late fee)2nd week of December 2019
Downloading Admit Card3rd week of December 2019
Date of XAT Exam 20202nd week of January 2020
Result  DeclarationLast week of January 2020
CounselingAfter the declaration of Result

XAT 2020 Application Form 

The XAT 2020 Application Form is filled online. The form is predicted to be issued in the third week of August 2020.

  • Applicants have to visit the website for login and fill in details which are all sensible and relevant to the character.
  • After entering all details in a considerable way, aspirants must put up scanned images of photograph and signature in a specified way.
  • During registration, aspirants may apply for several courses with just one application.
  • They will have to keep the hard copy of the XAT application form.
  • The aspirants making the payment via DD, have to send the application form supporting DD to the address-

The Chairperson, Admissions,
XLRI, Circuit House Area (East),
Jamshedpur – 831001

 Application Fee

The registration fee will have to be submitted through credit card, debit card, online banking, demand draft, and cash.

The DD is made by any bank under XLRI Jamshedpur.

Courses/ExamsFee
Without late fee
XAT 2020Rs. 1650
XLRI Courses (If Interested)Rs. 1650 + Rs. 300 each course (additional fee)
With late fee
XAT FeeRs. 2000
XLRI Courses (If Interested)Rs. 2000 + Rs. 500 each course (additional fee)

Photograph and Signature

  • The photograph of the student must not be less than 20-50 kb- 200 * 230 in the JPG/JPEG/PNG Format.
  • The size of the aspirant’s signature must not exceed 10-20 – 140*60

XAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria 

The XAT 2020 Eligibility details have been given-

Nationality– This Aptitude Test can be attempted by Indian, Foreign and NRI candidates. The NRI and Foreign aspirants can opt for this via GMAT score.

Qualification– Applicant must finish the three years of Bachelor degree or relevant degree in any stream.

Authority has not specified minimum Marks- The qualifying marks for the exam.

Appearing Aspirants– Those who are appearing will also be eligible for the exam.

XAT 2020 Exam Pattern 

XAT 2020 Exam Pattern details have been given Below

  • Exam Mode-The examination will be held online.
  • Papers– The exam paper will be consisting of two parts- paper 1 and paper 2.
  • Duration– The exam will not last more than 3 hours and 35 minutes.
  • No of Questions– In the examination, there will be 98 questions in total.
  • Negative Marking– The marks will be subtracted from ¼ marks
  • Sections– The questions will be covering the topics- Quantitative Ability, English Language & Logical Reasoning, Decision Making, G.K & Essay.

Check the highlights for XAT Exam Pattern 2020.

PARTSECTION NAMENO. OF QUESTIONSTOTAL TIMENEGATIVE MARKING
Part AVerbal and Logical Ability26170 minutes-0.25 for each incorrect answer
Decision Making23
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation29
Part BGeneral Knowledge2535 minutesNo negative marking
Essay1 Essay

Time allotted for solving Part-A of XAT 2020 is 170 minutes while Part-B needs to be completed in 35 minutes. And, as per the marking scheme for XAT 2020, there is no negative marking in Part-B while 0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect response in Part-A.

XAT 2020 Syllabus 

The XAT 2020 syllabus is the crux of the XAT 2020 Exam Preparation. The syllabus will be disclosed at the website through a link. Those who are looking for topics that might appear in the exam will not get them individually. XAT 2020 syllabus will include the following topics- English Language & Logical Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability, General Knowledge & Essay. The syllabus will be varying significantly.

XAT 2020 Part A is an objective type paper covering Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability, English Language and Reasoning, and Decision Making. An indicative list of topics covered in these sections are:

SubjectImportant Topics
Quantitative Ability & Data InterpretationGeometry, Tables, Graphs, Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Statistics, Profit & Loss, Speed, and Distance, Clocks
Verbal and Logical AbilityGrammar, Para Jumbles, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehensions
Decision MakingAnalytical Reasoning, Situational, Case lets, Data Arrangement Tets

XAT Part B is a subjective paper based on questions relating to General Knowledge and also includes writing an essay.

Economics, finance, national and international current affairs are a few of the many topics on which questions are posed in XAT. Questions are also based on conventional GK.

Important topics for GK in XAT 2020
PoliticsNation and States
HistoryLiterature
SportsAwards and Recognitions
BusinessEconomics
International RelationsSociety
Merger & Acquisitions

XAT Preparation Tips

To pass an exam, candidates must know all the details of the exam model and curriculum. Prepare a daily schedule for each section.
Try to solve questions and examples of documents from the previous year. Study of the best books and study material.
Candidates must also take care of their health and stay in shape.

XAT 2020 Admit Card 

Aspirants will access the Hall ticket/Admit card on 3rd week of December 2019.

  • The Admit concerned authority will provide card only by online rather than sending it individually.
  • The XAT 2020 Admit Card can only be attained by User ID and Password which you have got at the time of registration.
  • The authority will not permit the students to take the exam without the Admit Card.
  • It shall be mandatory to have the possession of Xerox of Admit Card along with two photocopies of the students resembling the one provided while registration.
  • Make sure to have the signature of the examiner on the hall ticket.
  • The printed copy of the Admit Card must not be worn out or misplaced. If it is lost, they must bring it to the notice of authority.

XAT 2020 Answer Key

The institution will publish the correction key after a few weeks of the exam. The Answer code 2020 XAT will be Available in online mode in pdf format.

The candidates will verify the correction key with the documents of the third week of January 2020.

XAT 2020 Exam Centers

XAT 2020 is being held in about 49 Indian cities apart from the International Exam centers in Kathmandu and Dubai. XAT 2020 is also expected to be held in as many locations, if not more, to make the test more convenient and accessible for Applicants. Here is a tentative list of Exam cities for XAT 2020:

AgartalaCuttackJamshedpurRanchi
AhmedabadDehradunKanpurRourkela
AllahabadDelhiKolkataSambalpur
AmritsarGoaLucknowSurat
BengaluruGreater NoidaMangaloreTiruchirapalli
BerhampurGurgaonMumbaiTrivandrum
BhopalGuwahatiNagpurUdaipur
BhubaneshwarHyderabadNasikVadodara
ChandigarhIndoreNoidaVaranasi
ChennaiJabalpurPatnaVijayawada
CochinJaipurPuneVisakhapatnam
CoimbatoreJammuRaipurDubai
Kathmandu

XAT 2020 Result 

The answer key will be provided after two or three weeks of the exam. It will be made known by online in the PDF form.

  • The XAT 2020 Answer Key is useful for estimating the answers with exam papers on the third week of January 2020.
  • The XAT 2020 Result will be disclosed on the last week of January 2020. The Institute will be authorized to produce the scores to the aspirants through the website.
  • The XAT result will appear as the mark sheet of the appeared student in the Xavier Aptitude Test.
  • There is not any medium by which the scores can be known. It is going to be declared together with the OMR sheet.
  • The scorecard becomes Available after the production of the legible date of birth and roll no. Through a result, Applicants will get acquainted with their marks per subject, percentage, ranks, etc.

XAT Score Card

  • After a few days of the announcement of XAT 2020 Results, candidates will be able to download their score card for admission.
  • The 2020 XAT scorecard will be issued from the first week of February 2020 through online mode.
  • Candidates will receive their board by entering their registration number and date of birth.

XAT Cut-Off

The cut-off score for XAT would include the minimum percentile that each candidate must score on the test. Based on XAT 2020 Cut Off, candidates will be evaluated for future group discussions and personal interviews for admission. XAT Cut Off varies according to the different programs offered by XLRI, Jamshedpur. The other participating institutes also have their individual scores.

The minimum percentage required to be considered for different programs in XLRI is presented here:

VA & LADMQA & DITotal
XLRI (HRM)7.575.526
XLRI (BM)6.57828
XLRI (Global)6.57826
XIMB6.57825

XAT 2020 Counselling 

The XAT 2020 Admission/Counseling will be decided by counseling officials. The counseling will take place after the proclamation of the result.

  • The admission round will be organized by the online process.
  • The aspirants who are finding admission in XLRI and institutes having an association with XAT will need to show XAT score card whereas, those looking for admission into other related institutes will be applying with the visit on the Institute’s website.
  • They should follow the registrations process via the XAT score.
  • Aspirants will be picked out to attend the interview as per XAT scores, academic qualification, and related work experience.
  • The selection process will be different as per course, and it will be dependent on the type of stream.
  • The final selection will be organized in accordance with scores achieved in XAT, personal interview and group discussions, educational qualification, work experience, and other activities.

XAT Admission

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Shortlisted candidates will be intimated by various participating institutions. Candidates have to appear for Written Ability, Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds at the allotted institutions within the prescribed time period. The registered candidate will be allowed to fill their choice of the course and college for the admission. The admission will be granted after the proper verification of documents.

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