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Xavier Aptitude Test 2021

Form Date: 23 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 (Tentative)

Online Mode

Form Date: 23 Sep - 31 Oct 2020

XAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,700
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)
  • Courses:MBA
  • Streams:Management

XAT 2021: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Mode

Updated On - July 16 2020 by Akriti Maurya

XAT 2021 will be conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur on behalf of XAMI (Xavier Association of Management Institutes). The candidates can appear in this exam and on qualifying this exam they can get admission into the top tier business schools in India. Xavier Aptitude Test is an eminent entrance exam organized at the national level. Almost, 1 lakh students appeared in this exam the previous year and approximately 600 business schools accept XAT score for giving admission to the candidates in their MBA/PGDM programs. The dates for XAT 2021 will be announced in September 2020. Go through the complete article below to know more about the XAT.

XAT 2021 Important Dates

The candidates can get the information about the XAT important dates 2021 in the table given below: 
XAT 2021 Schedule
XAT 2021 registration start date
September 2020
Application Form last date (without late fee)
October 2020
Application Form last date (with late fee)
October 2020
XAT Admit Card availability start date
November 2020
Exam Date
January 2021
Answer key release date
January 2021
Result declaration date
January 2021

Candidates can visit this page for the latest update as notifies by the officials.

XAT 2021 Application Form

The XAT application form 2021 will be available on the official website from September 2020. The registration process of XAT mainly involves the following given steps:
  • The candidates need to first visit the official website: xat online.in, then click on the “registration” tab and enter their details.
  • The candidates must carefully note the XAT ID and password for their future reference.
  • The aspirants need to fill every detail in the form very carefully as the authority will not entertain any request for making the changes in details, once the form has been submitted.
  • The candidates will need to upload scanned images of their signature and recent photograph according to the specifications given in the prospectus.
  • Must make the fee payment to complete the registration process.

XAT 2021 Application Fee

Candidates can check the XAT application fee details below:

  1. Without late fee – Rs. 1700
  2. With late fee – Rs. 2000
Mode of Payment
The candidates can pay the application fee through Debit Card (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro), Internet Banking or Credit Card.

XAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria 

The candidates need to go through the eligibility criteria carefully and ensure their eligibility for the exam before they start filling the application form. The XAT eligibility 2021 is given hereby:
  • The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree (minimum of three years duration)
  • The candidates in the final year of their graduation can also apply if they complete the qualifying exam of their final year graduation by June 10, 2021.
  • There are no criteria of minimum aggregate marks as specified.
  • The NRI and Foreign candidates can also apply for the exam through their GMAT Scorecard (except Dubai and Kathmandu candidates).
  • There are no age criteria specified by the authority.
  • Also, there is no restriction on the number of attempts to qualify for the exam.

XAT 2021 Exam Pattern 

The candidates must know all the details about the XAT Exam Pattern 2021 so that they can accordingly plan their strategy to prepare for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). The information about the exam pattern of XAT entrance test is given below:
  • Exam Mode: Computer-based test
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice questions
  • Exam Timing: 205 minutes
  • Marking scheme: One mark for every correct answer and deduction of 0.25 mark for every wrong answer
  • The total number of sections and time for each section:
XAT 2021 Exam Pattern
Total Number of Questions from each section
Time allotted for each section
Part A
English Language and Logical Reasoning
170 min
Decision Making
Quantitative Ability
Part B
General Knowledge
35 min

Candidates can keep visiting this page for the latest update as notifies by the conducting body.

XAT 2021 Syllabus

The candidates must know the exam pattern so that they can accordingly make their time- table and start their preparation for the XAT exam. Also, the students must prepare for the exam according to the XAT Syllabus so that they can get good marks and qualify the XAT. The XAT syllabus 2020 is mentioned below:
  • Verbal and Logical Ability- Jumbled paragraph, Reading comprehension, Vocabulary, Para Jumble, Critical Reasoning, Sentence correction, Completion of sentences, Fill in the blanks with a suitable answer
  • Decision Making- Conditions and Grouping Test, Data Arrangement Test, Complex, Decision Making in a situation, Case lets.
  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation- Geometry, Probability, Algebraic Function, Mensuration-2D and 3D, Speed and Distance, Statistics, Table, Trigonometry, Graphs, Arithmetic, Heights and Distance, Direction sense and Time, Clocks, Data Interpretation
  • General Knowledge- Politics, Nation and states, History, Literature, Sports, Awards and Recognitions, Business, Economics, International Relations, Society, Merger, and Acquisition.
  • Essays- The topic of the essay will be from the social and economic events happening around.

XAT 2021 Preparation Tips

  Given below are some preparation tips for the candidates preparing for the XAT exam:
  • The candidates must study systematically and try to stick to the time table they have prepared. The candidates must study from reliable sources only and refer the books of renowned authors.
  • The students need to rigorously practice from Aptitude, Reasoning, Mathematics etc. topics from which most of the questions are asked.
  • The candidates must solve previous year question paper and also the available sample papers.
  • The candidates must be well aware of all the happenings in the country and internationally which would help them in being up to date and hence enhance their general knowledge.
  • The candidates need to have a proper diet and rest, which would help them in maintaining their health.

XAT 2021 Admit Card 

XAT 2021 Admit Card will be available in November 2020 and must be downloaded by all the applicants and undermentioned guidelines must be followed:
  • The XAT Admit Cards 2021 will be available on the official website.
  • The admit card will not be dispatched to the candidates and the candidates will have to download the admit card themselves.
  • Candidates found carrying any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers or any other material except those mentioned above inside examination Hall will be debarred from appearing the examination.
  • Mobile Phones, Bluetooth devices, Calculators, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with facilities of Calculator are not allowed in the Examination Hall. Possession of such items during the Examinations may lead to cancellation of candidature.
  • No candidate, without the special permission of the Centre-in-Charge, will leave his/her seat or Examination Hall until the duration of examination is over.

XAT 2021 Result

The XAT result 2021 will be released in January 2021 and candidates can download the XAT Results by visiting the official site

  • The candidates would be able to know about their percentile and many more details regarding their performance after the declaration of XAT result. 
  • The candidates will need to submit their User ID and password. 
  • The candidates are also advised to download their scorecard after seeing their result for further admission process. 
  • The candidates will be given the percentage and percentile of each section along with the total marks. 
  • The candidates after checking their result will be required to go through the further selection procedure to get admission into the institutes participating in the XAT exam. 
  • Also, there will not be any common process for XAT Admission 2021.
  • The candidates can get the following details after the declaration of Result:
    • Candidates Name
    • Gender
    • Birth Date
    • Address
    • XAT ID
    • Test Date
    • Result Validity
    • Quantitative Ability - Percentage and Percentile
    • Verbal     and Logical Ability - Percentage and Percentile
    • Decision Making - Percentage and Percentile
    • Total - Percentage and Per cent
    • General Knowledge - Percentage and Percentile

Candidates can check XAT Cut off 

 XAT 2021 Counselling

The details about XAT Counselling 2021 are provided hereby:
  • The counselling process will start from February 2021 onwards.
  • There will not be any common counselling process; each institute would be conducting a separate counselling process.
  • Only those candidates will be called for counselling who have their names on the merit list based on their score in the XAT written test and other selection rounds. 
  • The candidates also need to take the following documents with them on the counselling day:
    • Original counselling letter and one Xerox of the same
    • Original XAT admission Card and one Xerox of the same
    • Bank draft according to the guidelines mentioned in XAT Brochure
    • Academic Certificates (class X & XII; Bachelor’s Degree)
    • XAT Rank Card 
    • Scorecard (if applicable)
    • Caste Certificate
    • Medical documents 
    • 4-6 black & white - sized photographs.

XAT 2021 Exam Center

XAT 2021 tentative exam centres can be checked below:

AgraBokaro Steel CityGoa
Bhilai NagarDurgapur/AsansolJaipur
Disclaimer- The information here is provided on the basis of previous year's data. 

XAT 2021 Highlights

Below given are the main or vital points of the XAT exam:

XAT 2021 Highlights
Exam Name

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

Exam Level


Exam Category

Post Graduate

Conducting Body

XLRI Jamshedpur

Programs Offered

PGDM (Human Resource Management/ Business Management/ General Management)

XAT Eligibility

3-year Bachelor’s Degree

Exam Mode


Selection Process

Written Test (Objective), Group Discussion and Personal Interview

XAT Website


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About XLRI (Xavier School of Management)

XLRI is also known as Xavier School of Management was established in the year of 1949 in the steel city of Jamshedpur by Quinn Enright. After the independence country was going from a big transformation of the political, economic and social environment. Enright wanted XLRI to be part of this movement of liberation and development. The vision of XLRI is to offer an education that is not just leading to a degree but one that inspires future business leaders to respond to the unmeeting needs of society. It conducts one of the oldest competitive tests XAT on behalf of XEMI.

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XAT Important Dates

Form Date23 Sep - 31 Oct 2020 (Tentative)
Exam Date05 Jan 2021 (Tentative)

Xavier Aptitude Test 2021 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:0.25 marks will be reduced on every wrong response.


Instructions:Negative marking is only for MCQ's question.

Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

23 Sep 2020

Form End Date:

31 Oct 2020

The forms will open on 23 Sep 2020



Examination Date (Online):

05 Jan 2021

Application Fees:

₹ 1,700

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