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XAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 2,000
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)
  • Courses:MBA
  • Streams:Management

XAT 2024: Application, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern - All Details

Updated On - October 19 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

XAT 2024 is scheduled to take place on January 7, 2024. The application window for the Xavier Aptitude Test 2024 (XAT 2024) opened on July 15. The candidates are given admission into postgraduate courses in XLRI and XAT Associate Institutes on the basis of their XAT 2024 score, PI and GD etc. 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 scores for giving admission to the candidates in their MBA/PGDM programs.
For more than 70 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all Indian levels to select the most appropriate students for management education. The XAT score is being used by more than 160 institutes for admission. Go through the complete article below to know more about the XAT 2024.

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) Latest Updates

  • XAT 2024 Mock Test: XAT 2024, conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, has scheduled a mock test for October 28.
  • Application Deadline: To be eligible to take the mock test, candidates must complete the XAT 2024 application process by October 25. Applications can be submitted on the official website, xatonline.in.
  • Acceptance by Member Colleges: XAT 2024 is accepted by XAMI member colleges and more than 160 B-schools for admission to PG management programs.
  • Mock Test Purpose: The XAT mock test is designed to replicate the actual exam, providing candidates with an opportunity to become familiar with the examination format and assess their preparation. It also helps candidates develop problem-solving and adaptive thinking skills.
  • Exam Structure: XAT 2024 consists of five sections divided into three parts:
    • The first part includes verbal and logical ability, decision-making, quantitative ability, and data interpretation, to be completed in 175 minutes.
    • The second part includes keyboard testing, which is allotted five minutes.
    • In the third part, candidates are required to answer questions related to essay writing and general awareness within 30 minutes.
    • The total duration of the exam is 210 minutes (3.5 hours).
  • Webinar for Strategies: The XAT team, with the assistance of previous year's toppers, has organized a webinar to discuss effective strategies for cracking the examination.
  • About XAT: XAT is a national-level management entrance exam conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. It is recognized by various MBA and PGDM programs, including XLRI and other XAMI member colleges, along with more than 160 B-schools across the country.

XAT 2024 Exam Status 

Candidates can check the XAT 2024 exam status from the below table:

Xavier Aptitude Test 2024 status

Exam date 08 January, 2024

XAT 2024 Important Dates

The candidates can get the information about the XAT important dates 2024 in the table given below: 
XAT 2024 Schedule
XAT 2024 registration
July 2023
XAT 2024 registration last date (without late fee)
30 November 2023
Admit Card availability start date

20 December 2023

XAT 2024 Exam Date
 08 January 2024
Answer key release date

11 January 2024

Result declaration date

28 January 2024 

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

XAT 2024 Application Form

The XAT application form 2024 is available on the official website. The registration process of XAT mainly involves the following given steps:
  • The candidates need to first visit the XAT 2024 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.
  • The fee payment is must to complete the registration process.

Application Fee

Candidates can check the XAT application fee details below:

  1. Without late fee – Rs. 1800
  2. With late fee – Rs. 2000
Mode of Payment
  • The candidates can pay the application fee through any of the following modes.
    • Debit Card (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro),
    • Internet Banking
    • Credit Card.

XAT 2024 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 2024 is given hereby:
  • The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree (minimum of three years duration)
  • Candidates in the final year of their graduation can also apply if they complete the qualifying exam for their final year graduation by June 10, 2024.
  • There are no criteria for 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).
  • The authority specifies no age criteria.
  • Also, there is no restriction on the number of attempts to qualify for the exam.

XAT 2024 Admit Card 

XAT 2024 Admit Card is available from 26 December, 2023 and must be downloaded by all the applicants and the undermentioned guidelines must be followed:
  • The XAT Admit Cards 2024 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 the examination Hall will be debarred from appearing in the examination.
  • Mobile Phones, Bluetooth devices, Calculators, Slide Rules, Log Tables, Electronic Watches with the facilities of the 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 the examination is over.

XAT 2024 Exam Pattern 

The candidates must know all the details about the XAT Exam Pattern 2024 so that they can accordingly plan their strategy to prepare for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). The information about the exam pattern of the XAT entrance test is given below:
  • Exam Mode: Online
  • 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 2024 Exam Scheme
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 notified by the conducting body.

XAT 2024 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 for the XAT. The XAT syllabus 2023 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 the social and economic events happening around.

XAT 2024 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 timetable they have prepared. The candidates must study from reliable sources only and refer the books of renowned authors.
  • The students need to rigorously practice Aptitude, Reasoning, Mathematics etc. topics from which most of the questions are asked.
  • The candidates must solve the previous year's 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 be to date and enhance their general knowledge.
  • The candidates need to have a proper diet and rest, which would help them maintain their health.

XAT 2024 Result

The XAT result 2024 was released in the second week of January 2024 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 in the 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 results 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 results 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 2024.
  • 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 2024 Answer Key

The details regarding the XAT Answer key 2024 are given below.

  • XAT answer key is released on 11 January 2024.
  • Candidates will be able to check the answer key in online mode on the official website.
  • Through this answer key, candidtes can easily evaluate their marks of the XAT 2024 exam.

 XAT 2024 Counselling

The details about XAT Counselling 2024 are provided hereby:
  • The counselling process will start from February 2024 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 2024 Exam Center

XAT 2024 tentative exam centres can be checked below:

AgraBokaro Steel CityGoa
Bhilai NagarDurgapur/AsansolJaipur

XAT 2024 Highlights

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

XAT 2024 Basic Details
Exam Name

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2024

Exam Level


Exam Category

Post Graduate

Conducting Body

XLRI Jamshedpur

Programs Offered

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

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.

Important Downloads

Downloading of XAT e-Bulletin: Candidates may download XAT eBulletin 2024 from www.xatonline.in/www.xlri.ac.in
Downloading of XLRI e-prospectus: Candidates may download XLRI eProspectus 2024 from www.xatonline.in/www.xlri.ac.in
Download Admit Card: Candidates may download the admit card from December 20, 2023
onwards from www.xatonline.in

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XAT Important Dates

Form Date 202310 Aug - 11 Dec 2022
Admit card 202326 Dec 2022 (Tentative)
Exam Date 202308 Jan 2023
Result 28 Jan 2023

Xavier Aptitude Test 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.

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