XAT 2020: Notification, Application Form, Dates, Eligibility


XAT 2020 Application Form has been started from 23 August 2019. Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT is an Entrance Exam that XLRI (Xavier Labour Relation Institute) organizes on the behalf of XAMI (Xavier Association of Management Institutes) conducts every year to select candidates for admission in management Institutes that accept the XAT score. Some of the top-notch Management Institutes of India apart from XLRI accepts the Xavier Aptitude Test Score. The last date to fill the application form will be in December 2019. Test City preference can be edited only once from November 2019. The exam will be held on 05 January 2020 in a changed pattern as a Computer Based Test. The Admissions Office XLRI, C H Area (East), Jamshedpur – 831 001 has published the following information.

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Notification Date 23 August 2019
Registration Form 23 August 2019
Registration last date 4th week of November  2019
Admit card download 20 December 2019
XAT 2020 exam date 05 January 2020
Declaration of result 31 January 2020

XAT 2020 Application Form

Here is a step by step guide to fill up the XAT 2020 Application form. Candidates can follow the given steps to fill the Application form of XAT 2020.

  • First of all, candidates need to register on the official XAT website which is https://xatonline.net.in by creating a unique XAT ID and password.
  • Candidates need to fill-up the form with the correct details, such as their original name, Nationality, parents name etc.
  • Candidates will have to indicate their choice for the management institutions in which they would like to study.
  • Candidates need to select the name of the course which they want to study upon selection such as Global Business Management, Human Resource Management etc. Candidates who do not want to study at XLRI may choose to skip this step.
  • Aspirants will have to provide their mail address for correspondence and other such basic details that are necessary for the application form.
  • Candidates will have to fill up all the details about their educational qualifications and will also have to furnish all the details about their matriculation degree to all the degrees till their graduation degree which is the minimum qualification to apply for this examination.
  • Candidates must also fill in all the details of the work experience if they have any.
  • Candidates interested in the Global Management Program must have at least 5 years of experience.

XAT Registration Fees

The XAT examination fee can be paid via Credit card/Debit card/Online banking. The Registration fee details are mentioned below:

Important Exam Update

  1. Updates Regarding JEE Main 2020
Courses/Exams Fee
Without late fee
XAT 2020 Rs. 1700/-
XLRI Courses (If Interested) Rs. 1700/- + Rs. 300/- each course (additional fee)
With late fee
XAT Fee Rs. 2000/-
XLRI Courses (If Interested) Rs. 2000/- + Rs. 500/- each course (additional fee)

Application Fee Payment

 Candidates will get three options to pay for their application, The three options are:

  1. Online Payment Gateway, i.e., payment through your Debit or Credit card. A point to note here is that American Express card transactions are not acceptable.
  2. Payment in cash which can be done by taking out a printout of the XAT payslip. And the fee can then be paid at any IDBI Bank branch.
  3. Payment can also be paid through a Demand Draft. For this, candidates will have to make a Demand Draft in favour of ‘XLRI Jamshedpur A/C XAT’ that should be payable at Jamshedpur.
  4. Important instruction for the candidates who decide to pay either through Cash or Demand Draft is that they should not forget to update the information on the official XAT website once they have completed the payment procedure.
  5. In case a candidate fails to update this vital information, applications will be marked as incomplete and therefore, rejected.
  6. Candidates, those who made payment through DD, they have to send the application along with DD in the given address:

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


  • Candidates may apply for more than one programme.
  • Admission to full-time HRM/BM programme is based only on XAT scores.
  • NRI candidates, however, may choose GMAT.
  • GMP candidates may apply either through XAT or GMAT.

XAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria enlisted by XAMI for taking the Xavier Aptitude Test are as follows. Applicant should make sure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria for the exam.

Qualification Criteria:

  • To appear in the XAT exam a candidate must be a citizen of India or of NRI origin or from a Foreign country who has a Recognised Degree from Government of India.
  • A candidate must at least have a Bachelor’s Degree from a Recognised University in India or an equivalent Degree from an Institution Abroad that is HRD Ministry, Government of India Recognised and accepted as a valid institution.
  • Candidates who are in their final year of the Degree course and are expecting their results latest by June 2020 can also apply.
  • Candidates who have a score not lower than 50% in their Bachelor’s Degree exam are also eligible to write the exam. However, such candidates will have to submit their aggregate marks by June 2020.
  • The eligibility criteria for appearing in the XAT is uniformly applicable to all candidates belonging to different categories.
  • There is no relaxation for the candidates on the basis of caste, religion or creed.
  • It is compulsory for all Indian national candidates to take the XAT exam for admission in the Institutes that take admission on the basis of XAT scores. However, foreign Nationals and NRI candidates have the option of applying to these institutes on the basis of their GMAT scores.


  • XAT offers the candidates to apply for multiple programmes at once, those who apply for multiple programmes may be called for multiple interviews and GD’s depending upon the nature of the programme.
  • XAT online programme has many components and one has to perform really well in each section.
  • XAT encourages students from diverse backgrounds to apply and for the process of shortlisting the candidates for the interview, weightage is given to the academic background and the relevant work experience. Besides the performance of the personal interview XAT performance, academic background, extracurricular activities are considered for the final selection.

Xavier Aptitude Test Important Information

  • Candidates must register their working/current email and contact number while registering for XAT exam. As information will be passed through email and SMS only.
  • Applicants are advised to add [email protected] and white-list the email id to get all the important emails in their inbox rather than spam folders. Also, keep watching the emails for all further updates from XAT.
  • XAT ID is very important identification for the candidate, as XAT ID & Email ID must be quoted while communicating with XLRI (Examination Conduction Body)

Name of Exam: Xavier Aptitude Test

Examination Conducting Body: Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI)

Level: Senior

XAT Registration Fee: without late fee – Rs. 1700/- and with late fee – Rs. 2000/-.

XAT 2020 Paper Pattern

  • Mode of Examination is Online.
  • XAT 2020 will take place according to the new pattern.
  • The Xavier Aptitude Test will consist of two parts, namely Part 1 and Part 2.
  • In part 1 candidate will have to answer any 65 questions, they can leave a maximum of 13 questions unanswered.
  • If candidates exceed the maximum number of questions that are available for not answering then marks will be deducted i.e. 0.05 marks for every question that the candidate leaves unanswered.
  • For every question that the candidates incorrectly answers, then it will result in the deduction of 0.25 of the total marks.
  • Part 2 of the exam consists of questions based on General Knowledge and Essay. There is no negative marking scheme for this section. It is very important to perform well in this section as poor performance in this section will slim the chances of admission call from good institutes.

Exam Structure: The examination consists of the following sections:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Language & Logical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • General Knowledge
  • Essay

XAT 2020 Syllabus

Candidates must know the syllabus first, before preparing for XAT 2020

English Language and Logical Reasoning Section
Para Completion Grammar Vocabulary
Para Jumble Reading Comprehensions Logical Completion of idea
Critical Reasoning Poem based question
Situational Sets Semi-Quantitative Topics Analytical Reasoning
Analytical Reasoning Data Arrangement Sets
Quantitative Ability
Arithmetic Probability Trigonometry
Geometry Inequalities Profit & Loss
Percentage Algebra Functions Table
Heights & Distance Ratio & Proportion Permutation & Combination
Mensuration – 2D, 3D Direction Sense Mixtures & Allegation
Linear and Quadratic Equations Calendar & Clocks Time, Speed & Distance
Stocks & Shares Logarithm Sequence & Series
Set Theory Functions Averages
General Knowledge 
Current Affairs
(Last 12 months)
History Politics
Nation and States Sports International Relations
Awards and Recognition Economics Merger and Acquisitions
Science & Technology Literature Business

How To Prepare For XAT 2020

  • Firstly, know the complete details about the Examination such as exam pattern & syllabus.
  • Solve previous year’s question paper which is available on the official website of XAT.
  • Take good books and study materials for preparing for the exam.
  • Make a proper timetable and try to solve each and every question in a particular time period so that you can complete your exam on time.

XAT 2020 Admit Card

  • XLRI will release XAT admit card on 20 December 2019.
  • Admit card will be available on the official website of XAT from 20 December 2019 onward till 05 January 2020.
  • Applicants must carry the admit card to the exam centre.
  • No candidate will be allowed to write the exam without the admit card.

How To Download XAT 2020 Admit Card?

  • Visit the XAT official website.
  • Enter the XAT ID & Password at the Login page.
  • Admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the admit card and take multiple copies of it.
  • Paste your recent passport size photograph.
  • Do sign in the mentioned column of ‘Signature’.

Key Details to check in the Admit card

  1. XAT Registration number.
  2. Your Name, Date of birth, should be same as you entered at the time of XAT application form submission.
  3. Name & Address of allotted exam centre, time & date of XAT 2020 examination.
  4. Important exam day instructions.
  5. Documents required at exam centre like your photo id proof in original, affixing photo on XAT Admit card among others.

XAT Important Books

Candidates can refer these books tabulated below, for scoring good marks in XAT 2020

Book Author
Target XAT Simplified Disha Experts
Jabbing the XAT with solved papers R.K Jha
XAT XLRI – MBA Entrance exam A/4 Chandresh Agarwal
Koncepts of number for XAT and other quantitative exams Gajendra Kumar
XAT entrance test for MBA examination Gautam Puri
The hand on guide to analytical reasoning and logical reasoning: Resource for the aspirants of XAT Peeyush Bhardwaj
Data Interpretation Arun Sharma
Quantitative aptitude for XAT Arun Sharma
The verbal ability for XAT Ajay Singh
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyaya
General Knowledge Manohar Panday

How To Register For XAT 2020 & XLRI?

The Xavier Aptitude Test 2020 & XLRI – Xavier School of Management Registration Procedure is given below.

  1. Search for the official website of XAT and click on ‘New Registration’.
  2. Candidates should enter their credentials like Name, E-mail Id etc. After that system will generate a XAT provisional registration ID and a password which each candidate has to keep safe for future use.
  3. The form once filled and submitted online will not be liable for any change to fill in each detail very carefully and review it once again before pressing the submit button.
  4. Ensure your personal information like your Name, Father’s name or Spouse name etc is rightly spelt as per mentioned in your mark sheets or any other identity proof you hold.
  5. Candidature can be disqualified in case of any discrepancy.
  6. By clicking on ‘validate your details’ and ‘save & next’ button your application will be saved.
  7. Following further instructions upload the photo & signature as per the given specifications.
  8. Next step is to proceed further to fill other information as mentioned in the Application form.
  9. Before final submission, please ensure that the information you provided is correct. It is strongly recommended to preview and verify the full application once again.
  10. Press ‘Final Submit’ button after any alteration if required for example in the photograph or signature etc.
  11. For Payment click on ‘payment’ tab for further processing. (For online payment of application fees the candidate has to bear the bank charges or any other intimation charges).
  12. Next step is to select the mode of payment among three modes i-e online gateway, cash payment or through DD.
  13. Those candidates appearing for XAT may download the e-bulletin or e-brochure 2019 for further knowledge and details from www.xatonline.net.in / www.xlri.ac.in
  14. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website www.xatonline.net.in from December 2019 onward.
  15. Those candidates who are applying through GMAT can do the same by following the instructions on acad.xlri.ac.in /GMAT admission.

Examination Centres

  • Candidates will need to choose the city in which they would like to write the XAT 2020 exam.
  • In the last step, candidates need to submit digital copies of their signature and a passport size photograph. Both the signature and the photograph should be less than 1 MB in size.

 Exam Centres in India

















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XAT 2020 Answer Key

Students can check the answer key in the second week of January 2020. Answer key of XAT 2020 will be available online in a PDF format. It will help candidates to estimate their total scoring marks. Candidates need to login through their XAT id and password.

How to Download the XAT 2020 Answer Key

To download the XAT answer key 2020 candidates can follow the given below procedure.

  • Visit the official website of XAT.
  • Click on the ‘Answer Key’ link.
  • Enter your Login credentials like XAT ID and Password.
  • After entering the details click on the ‘Login’ button.
  • The answer key along with responses will be opened on the screen.
  • Download the answer key & take a printout of it.

XAT 2020 Result

  • XAT 2020 results will be available on the official XAT website on 31 January 2020.
  • The result will contain the individual and combined percentiles.
  • The list of candidates shortlisted for XLRI’s second round of admission has also been announced.
  • After the XAT 2020 results, Candidates will be called for the selection for the next round of admission process that is, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • Furthermore, the colleges that may or may not shortlist the candidates for the next round are the same colleges that the candidates had indicated interest in, at the time of filling up the application form.

How to Download Result

Guidelines to download the XAT 2020 Result is given below:

  • Visit the official website of XAT.
  • Click on the link ‘XAT 2020 Result‘.
  • Enter your XAT Registration number & password and click on ‘Login’.
  • Download the result and keep the copies of the result for future use.

XAT 2020 Scorecard

XAT 2020 Scorecards will be made available to download online from January – March 2020. Candidates can download their scorecards only after a few days of the result announcement by entering their Registration no. & Date of birth.

XAT Score VS. Percentile

  • A question that bothers many of the candidates is ‘what is the relation between XAT scores & Percentile?’
  • For an idea, the score of 34 in XAT 2020 is enough to get a 95+ percentile.
  • Basically, the score is the total marks that a candidate obtains.
  • Whereas the percentile means the percentage of candidates scored marks.
  • So, in last it is the percentile which will matter.
  • Moreover, it depends on the difficulty level of the exam, the number of test-takers etc.


Cut Off marks will be available online on the website. Students can check they’re cut off marks by entering their registration no. & DOB. XAT Cut Off varies from different Programmes and Institutes. Expected percentile required for XAT 2020 is given below:

Academic Session 2020(Expected)

VA 75-79 75-76
DM 75-76 70-71
QA 80-88 65-70
OA 94-96 92-94 68-70

Academic Session 2018-19

XAT Exam BM (Male/Female) HR GMP
VA 79.46/ 75 76.6/ 75
DM 76.84/ 75 71.628/ 70
QA 88.7/ 80 70.07/ 65
OA 94 92 68

Academic session 2017-18

XAT Exam (%ile) BM HR GMP
VA 79.46 76.69 5
DM 76.84 71.628 5
QA 88.7 70.07 6
OA 96 92.55 22

Academic session 2016-18

XAT Exam (%ile) BM HR GMP
VA 77.47 69.128
DM 78.042 68.978
QA 88.6 69
OA 96 94.4 69

Academic session 2015-17, 2014-16, 2013-15 

XAT Exam(in %ile) BM HR GMP
2015 OA cutoff 94.23 90.04 67.98
2014 OA cutoff 94 88 90
2013 OA cutoff 94 88 88

XAT & XLRI Counselling 2020

The counselling procedure usually begins in the month of February 2020. XAT selection round is done on the basis of the marks scored by the candidates and will be called for Counselling. The process of counselling is usually done through online mode. Steps involved in the procedure are given below:

  1. Registration For Counselling: Before appearing for XAT counselling, candidates need to register themselves. It can be done through the Official website of the selected college. Candidates are required to pay Fee online and Fee can vary according to college and courses.
  2. Fee Payment: Candidate must pay the fee for the selected course. If failed to pay Counselling Fee Admission will be cancelled. For candidates belonging to India, the Registration Fee is Rs.1700/- and Rs.300/- for each additional course. Whereas, Fee for the Foreign and NRI candidates is $50 and $25 for every Additional course. Candidates need to pay the fee through Debit card/ Credit card/ Net banking or Demand Draft. DD made in favour of ‘XLRI Programmes’ payable at Jamshedpur.
  3. Selection of Course: After successful Fee payment, Candidates need to select one course and lock it.
  4. Seat Allotment: The final selection will be done on the basis of the course selected by the candidates and as well as on the basis of the merit list.

Documents Required at the time of Counselling

Following are the required documents to bring while appearing for XAT 2020 Counselling:

  • Counselling letter (both original and Xerox).
  • Admit card (both original and Xerox).
  • Academic Certificates ( 10, 12 and Bachelor’s Degree).
  • XAT rank card.
  • Caste Certificate.
  • Medical documents.
  • 4-5 Passport size photographs (coloured and black & white).

XAT Login

XAT Login can be used by candidates for many purposes. So, candidates can keep track of upcoming events and access the student’s Dashboard.

What are the uses of XAT 2020 Login?

Various purposes of XAT Login are given below:

  1. To fill or Complete the XAT Application Form
  2. Download the Admit Card
  3. To check the result
  4. Download XAT 2020 Answer Key/ Response sheet
  5. Download the scorecard
  6. GD, PI Schedule
  7. Final Result

How to Create a XAT 2020 Login?

Candidates can create the XAT Login by following the steps given below.

  • First of all, open the official XAT website to start the XAT 2020 Registration process.
  • Fill the basic information and contact details etc. in the form.
  • Once Registration is completed, candidates will receive the mail on the Registered E-mail Id
  • Keep the login credentials for future use.

XAT 2020 Entrance Exam Highlights

Name of Exam of Examination

Xavier Aptitude Test aka XAT

Commonly Known As

Exam Conducting Body  XLRI Jamshedpur
Examination level

National Level Post-Graduate exam


PG Entrance

Purpose of Exam

Admissions in Management

Mode of Examination



3 hours

Total Marks

400 marks



  • PGDM: HRM: two-year post-graduate programme in human resource management
  • PGDM BM – Two-year Postgraduate Programme in Business Management
  • PGDM GMP – 15-month General Management Programme for the executives with five or more years of experience
  • FPM – Four-year Fellow Programme in Management. 


  • BM (Part-Time) – Three-year Programme for the working executives.
  • Exec-FPM – Executive Fellow Programme in Management.
  • EDHRM – Executive Diploma in Human Resource Management spread over 16 months.


  • PGCBM – 12-month Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management
  • PGCHRM – 12-month Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management Entrepreneurship Programme
  • PGP- CEM (full-time, 6-month Post Graduate Programme for Certificate in Entrepreneurship Management)


  • Management Development Programmes
  • In-Company Training Programmes
  • Virtual Customised In-company Programmes
  • Consultancy Services
  • Executive Coaching
  • Research and Innovation Cell


  • Agri-Business Management Programme


The XLRI announced their fees along with application form at the official website.

Management Courses Fees 
PGDM (BM)  Rs. 10 lac per annum
PGDM (HRM) Rs. 10 lac per annum
PGDM (GM) Rs. 18.5 lac
EXE-FPM Rs. 8.5 lac

XLRI Orientation Programme

In June 2020, an orientation programme will be conducted at XLRI. The main objective of the Programme is to introduce new students to the culture and work ethics of the college. It will guide students as to how to identify their profile and how to explore their area of self-development. Above all this orientation programme will make their stay successful at Xavier School of Management.

Institutes Using XAT Score for Admission: XAT Participating Institutes 2020

The list of XAT Associate Institutes using XAT Score for shortlisting candidates for their admission. The list contains XAMI Members Institutes name and Institutes using XAT score.

Download the XAT Participating Institutes 2020 Here.

XLRI Address and Official Link


Jharkhand, India XLRI, C. H. Area (East)

The Chairperson Admission

Jamshedpur – 831001

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