XAT 2023: Registration (Started), Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus


XATXAT 2023 Online Registration has been Started on 11th August 2022. XLRI conducts the Xavier Aptitude Test on behalf of XAMI. This exam has been conducted for the past 70 years. The exam provides students admissions to various MBA programs offered by top B-schools. 

Candidates from various disciplines appear for this exam every year. This exam is one of the largest exams and requires some serious preparation for passing and getting the desired result. 

XAT 2023 notifications would be released from August 2022 and all the information about XAT 2023 would be released on the official website. And all the other details are mentioned below. 

XAT 2023 Notification – Registration Started 

New XAT 2023 Online Registration has been Started on 11th August 2022. Click Here to Check Registration Details.

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Admit Card  Click Here
Answer Key  Click Here
Result  Click Here
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Exam Pattern Click Here
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Preparation  Click Here
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XAT 2023 Highlights

Exam Name Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Exam Level National
Exam Category Post Graduate
Conducting Body XLRI Delhi
Programs Offered PGDM (Human Resource Management) PGDM (Business Management) PGDM (General Management)
XAT Eligibility Bachelor’s Degree
Exam Mode Online
Selection Process Written Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview
Number of Test Takers 90,000 approx.
XAT Website www.xatonline.in
XAT Helpline Number 1800 419 2929
XAT Contact Number +91 657 665 3203 /3204/3205
Email Address [email protected] OR [email protected]

XAT 2023 Exam Dates 

Dates are very important information that every candidate eagerly waits for. The XAT 2023 exam would be conducted on 8th January 2023 and all the other dates are given below. 

Events Dates (Announced)
Date of Release of XAT Notification 2023 10th August 2022
XAT Registration 2023 starts 10th August 2022
Last date for XAT 2023 Registration & Application submission online without late fee 30th November 2022
XAT 2023 Registration Last date with late fee December 2022
XAT Admit Card 2023 download Start Date 24th December 2022
XAT Exam Date 2023 8th January 2023  (9.30 AM to 12.40 PM)
XAT 2023 Result date 31st January 2023

XAT 2023 Application Form 

The application form is the mandatory step every candidate has to fill out. The application form is the key to admit card. All the candidates can register themselves by filling out the application form from August 10, 2022. 

The application form would be released online on the official website only. Make sure you are filling the application form with care without any mistakes and all the other details are mentioned below:

  • The application form for the XAT 2023 will be available online on the official website.
  • The start date to submit the application form is on 10 August 2022.
  • The last date to submit the application form is on 30 November 2022. 
  • One candidate can fill only one application in any case. 
  • While filling out the application form you have to upload all the documents that would be mentioned in the form only. 
  • All the candidates will have to fill in the information on the application form very carefully so that it does not get canceled. 
  • Your details such as Name, Date of birth, and address should be filled with care. 
  • Upload the documents that are required in the application and they should be in the format that is prescribed in the form itself. 
  • Do not forget to note down your registration number, User ID, and Password as they will be asked in processes further. 
  • Make sure to take out the printout of the application form after submitting it. 
  • No Candidates will have to send any hard copy. 

XAT 2023 Application Fee

Candidates who will fill out the application form for XAT 2023 will also have to pay the application fee before submitting the form. Paying the application fee is mandatory for everyone as per their categories. 

If any candidate fails to pay the application they would not be allowed to sit in the exam. You can see the application fee for XAT 2023 below:

  • The application fee for XAT 2023 is INR 2000/-. 

XAT 2023 Application From Correction 

The application form correction facility for XAT 2023 exam is not provided by the conducting authority. The details in the application form cannot be changed or edited after the form is submitted. 

Make sure you fill the details with concentration and correct information because you will get no chance to change any information in the form. 

XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

Eligibility criteria are set by the authority that is conducting the exam. Every candidate applying for the exam has to follow this criterion as it is mandatory. It is advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. 

The eligibility criteria for XAT 2023 are given below. 

Educational Qualification 

  • The XAT 2023 exam eligibility criteria need only a pass in your bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of 15 years of academic study till a bachelor’s degree is required. It means you must have pursued or pursued a minimum of three years of graduation degree

Minimum Marks 

XAT Eligibility 2023 does not require any minimum percentage of marks in graduation to register and apply for the XAT exam, while other exams need a minimum of 50% percentage of marks in bachelor’s degree.

Appearing

Students in their final year of graduation can also apply

XAT 2023 Exam Pattern 

The exam pattern contains all the information that is necessary for the exam. Information like marking schemes, Exam education, Question types, and much more is mentioned in the exam pattern. The candidates should not miss out on this important information. 

The exam pattern for XAT 2023 is given below. 

  • Mode: Computer-based test 
  • Duration: 3 hours 10 mins
  • Timings: 12:40 p.m.
  • Question Type: 100 MCQ and 1 descriptive question 
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark for every correct answer 
  • Total Questions: 101
  • Negative marking: -0.25 would be deducted for every wrong answer and no mark would be deducted for the general knowledge and essay writing section. -0.10 would be deducted for every unattempted question after 8 unattempted questions. 
Exam Sections Number of questions Overall Time Duration
Part-1 75 Total MCQs 165 Minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability 26 No Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making 21 No Sectional Time Limit
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 28 No Sectional Time Limit
Part-2 25 Total MCQs + Essay Writing Test 25 Minutes
General Knowledge 25  
Essay   1 Descriptive Topic 10 Minutes
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2) 101  

XAT 2023 Syllabus 

The syllabus is the most crucial information about the exam. It is advised for candidates to prepare for the exam just after they have applied for XAT 2023 exam. This exam is not an easy one so make sure you prepare the syllabus thoroughly. 

The syllabus for XAT 2023 is given below. 

Section-1: XAT 2023 Syllabus for Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension & Logical Reasoning

Part-1: XAT 2023 Syllabus for Verbal Ability

Topics on which VA questions are based:

  • English Vocabulary based questions – fill in the blanks with correct words; synonyms/antonyms; contextual usage on vocabulary words
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Correction of errors in sentences, correct use of words
  • Completion of sentences
  • Completion of paragraph

Part-2: XAT 2023 Syllabus for Reading Comprehension (RC)

  • Share of Reading Comprehension in VARC & LR section is very high
  • Topics on which RC passages are based: Abstract topics, Literature, Social and Economic issues; Science & Culture; history & fiction among others.
  • There is no clear-cut definition of RC topics in the XAT exam syllabus. RC passage on any topic under the Sun can be placed in the XAT exam.  

Part-3: XAT Exam 2023 Syllabus for Logical Reasoning (LR)

  • Share of LR questions in the XAT syllabus is not very high. Usually, there are a few critical reasoning and a few LR-based questions in the XAT exam. All questions are of MCQ type.
  • Topics covered in the XAT syllabus on which LR questions are based: Analogy, Clocks, calendars, Fact, Inference, Judgement, binary logic, seating arrangement, blood relations, logical sequence, assumption, premise, and conclusion among others.

Section-2: XAT 2023 Syllabus for Decision Making

Major Topics: Decision Making is the problem or case-solving expertise of a candidate. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) measures such skills broadly on the following topics:

  • Conditions and Grouping Test;
  • Data Arrangement Test;
  • Complex Arrangement;
  • Decision Making in a situation;
  • Case lets 

XAT Exam 2023 Syllabus for Data Interpretation (DI)

  • Data Tables
  • Data charts
  • Bar diagrams
  • Pie charts
  • Graphs
  • Data analysis and comparison

Section-4: XAT Exam Syllabus 2023 for GK

Major Topics Covered: Economics, finance, national and international current affairs are a few of the many topics on which questions are placed in this section in XAT exam.

  • Economics, finance,
  • National and International current affairs
  • Conventional GK
  • Constitution of India
  • Company profiles, logos,
  • Business & Economy
  • Who’s who
  • Books & Authors
  • Capitals & Currencies

Section-5: XAT Exam Syllabus 2023 for Essay Writing Test

Major Topics for Essay Writing Test

Below are some of the past and expected XAT essay topics, which should be prepared and understood well

  • Ethical Practices and Sustainability: Do they co-exist?
  • Globalization and Jingoism always coexist
  • Listening is a dying art. We hardly listen to understand. We only listen to refute or reply.
  • The most beautiful thing can neither be seen nor be touched but can only be felt
  • Corruption is the root cause of economic slowdown in India
  • Earth provides enough to satisfy everybody’s need but not everybody’s greed
  • Gender Imbalance would lead to Third World War
  • Economic growth without environmental damage – a mirage or a reality
  • India has one of the largest pools of talented manpower, but few innovations and patented products
  • More than one billion Indians: A gigantic problem or a sea of opportunities
  • National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 a good step
  • Establishing Bad Bank to improve Economy
  • Building Central Vista will improve India’s Global image
  • Covid Pandemic derailed Economic growth
  • Unity in Diversity is more relevant now in India
  • Blues of Demonetization still haunt the economic growth
  • Unless Agriculture is practiced as a business, it will not improve the face of Rural India
  • The sensitivity of Sensex has nothing to do with economic growth
  • Society bears the burn of terrorism which has no religion
  • Democracy will lose meaning without social activism
  • GST is no magic band to push faster economic growth
  • Home buyers remain homeless, and no teeth are given to RERA
  • Making business lobbying legal can reduce corruption
  • Political interests and the Uniform civil code cannot go hand in hand

XAT 2023 Preparation Tips 

This exam would not be an easy one due to its competition and the number of candidates appearing for it. The candidates should do a lot of hard work and also not miss out on the preparation tips for this exam as it will really help in acing this exam. 

The XAT 2023 preparation tips are given below. 

  • Remember the exam pattern. 
  • You should start preparing the moment they get the syllabus to have enough time for revision.
  • Plan out your time accordingly so that you do not miss out on any topic.
  • Make a timetable to sort the syllabus and prepare each topic accordingly.
  • Check previous year’s question papers and answer keys to get an idea of what kind of questions would be asked in the XAT exam. 
  • Start preparing for the exam on time so that you do not feel burdened before the exam. 
  • Get the best XAT books for better preparation.
  • Revision is the key to scoring well so revise the topics.
  • Solve mock tests and sample papers to analyze your preparation. 
  • Read the syllabus very carefully to get the idea and make sure to not miss any topic from the syllabus as every topic is important.
  • Give your best in the exam and be confident.

XAT 2023 Books 

Books are the best way to prepare for XAT 2023 exams. Make sure you have the best from whBest Books for XAT Preparation: Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Best Books for XAT Preparation: Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Book Name Author Name 
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations RS Aggarwal
How to prepare for Data Interpretation Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations Abhijit Guha
Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K Sinha

Best Books for XAT Preparation: Decision Making

Book Name Author Name 
Jabbing the XAT (with solved papers) RK Jha
Analytical and Logical Reasoning Arihant Publications
Target XAT (Past papers & mock tests) Disha Publication

Best Books for XAT Preparation: Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

Book Name Author Name 
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Analytical Reasoning MK Pandey
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning RS Aggarwal
High School English Grammar & Composition Wren & Martin
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Ajay Singh

XAT 2023 Admit Card 

The admit card will only be available to those candidates who would have filled out the application form and pay the application form. The application form for XAT 2023 would be available on 24 December 2022. 

The admit card for XAT 2023 would be released online on the official website only. All the candidates can download their admit cards and keep it with them for examination. 

XAT 2023 Exam Center 

The exam centers for XAT 2023 are given below:

1 Agra 27 Guwahati 53  Pune 
2 Ahmedabad 28 Gwalior 54 Rajahmundry
3 Allahabad 29 Hooghly 55 Raipur
4 Ambala 30 Hubballi (Hubli) 56 Ranchi  
5 Amravati 31 Hyderabad 57 Rourkela
6 Amritsar 32 Indore 58 Roorkee
7 Bengaluru 33 Jabalpur 59 Siliguri
8 Berhampur 34 Jaipur 60 Sambalpur
9 Bhatinda 35 Jammu 61 Surat
10 Bhilai Nagar 36 Jamshedpur 62 Tirupathi
11 Bhopal 37 Kannur 63 Tiruchirapalli
12 Bhubaneswar 38 Kanpur 64 Thiruvananthapuram
13 Bokaro Steel City 39 Kolkata 65 Tiruvallur
14 Chandigarh/Mohali 40 Kota 66 Udupi
15 Chennai 41 Kottayam 67 Udaipur
16 Coimbatore 42 Kurnool 68 Vadodara
17 Cuttack 43 Kurukshetra 69 Varanasi
18 Dehradun  44 Lucknow 70 Vijayawada
19 Delhi NCR 45 Ludhiana 71 Visakhapatnam
20 Dhanbad 46 Mangalore 72 Warangal
21 Dibrugarh 47 Mumbai    
22 Durgapur/Asansol 48 Madurai    
23 Ernakulam 49 Mysuru (Mysore)    
24 Goa 50 Nagpur    
25 Gorakhpur 51 Nasik    
26 Gandhi Nagar 52 Patna   

XAT 2023 Answer Key 

The official authority will release the answer key 2-3 days after the exam is conducted. It is expected that the answer key would be released around 10-11 January 2023. The answer key would be available online on the official website only. 

The candidates who gave the XAT 2023 exam will only be able to see and download the answers from the website. With the answer key, you can get an estimate of your result. The candidates can also challenge the answer key and after that, the final answer key would be released. 

XAT 2023 Result 

XAT exam results might be released before the result date actually announced on the website. So, the candidates can expect to get their XAT result before the date already given. The result for XAT 2023 would be released online on the official website only. 

You can download your admit card by entering your login details. Make sure you keep the result with you downloaded. 

XAT 2023 Cut-Off

The cut-off for XAT 2023 is set by the conducting authority and the candidates have to score more than the cut-off marks to go for further process. The candidates will be shortlisted after the cut-off is released. 

The cut-off would be announced immediately after the results are announced. Candidates can see the cut-offs online on the official website. 

XAT 2023 Counseling 

The counseling for XAT 2023 exam would begin in February- March 2023. The institutes participating would conduct the counseling after the result is announced. 

  • The candidates will have to register for XAT counseling 2023. 
  • The candidates will have to pay the fee for the course they selected.
  • For each program, INR 300 is to be paid by the candidate.

There are some steps that are involved in XAT counseling:

  • Group Discussion (GD)
  • Personal Interview (PI)
  • Once all these are completed, a final merit list of accepted candidates is displayed on the website.
  • This is followed by document verification and final seat allotment.

Then the last stage of counseling will be the final seat allotment. The final seat allotment depends on the candidate’s overall performance and other selection rounds. There are some documents that are also required for candidates to bring for counseling. 

  • All academic scorecards (class 10, 12, & graduation-level).
  • XAT scorecard.
  • XAT admit card.
  • Original XAT counseling letter
  • Bank draft as per the guidelines mentioned in the official brochure
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical documents
  • 4-6 passport-size photographs in color and black and white

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Question:- How many questions would be asked in XAT 2023 exam?

Ans- 100 MCQs and 1 Descriptive question would be asked in XAT 2023. 

Question:- What is the time duration of the XAT 2023 exam?

Ans- XAT 2023 exam would be conducted for 3 hours 10 mins. 

Question:- How many marks would be allotted for the right answer in XAT 2023?

Ans- 1 Mark would be allotted for every right answer in XAT 2023. 

Question:- Is there a negative marking in XAT 2023?

Ans- Yes, there is a negative marking in XAT 2023.

Question:- The application form for XAT 2023 would be released online or offline?

Ans- The application form for XAT 2023 would be released online only. 

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