XLRI Announces XAT 2018 Exam Date; To Be Held on 1st Sunday of January

Gareema Bali updated on : 03 Aug 2017

XAT 2018 exam date announced by XLRI. Xavier Aptitude Test 2018 to be held on first Sunday of January 2018.

XAT 2018 Exam Date

With major management entrance exam dates and notifications already being released, XLRI also joins the league. The Institute conducts Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) every year on behalf of XAMI for selecting eligible students and granting them admission to various post graduate management courses offered by XLRI, XAMI member Institutes and other renowned B-Schools of India.

XLRI will be conducting XAT 2018 exam on January 7, 2018, which is the first Sunday of the said month. XAT is always scheduled on the first Sunday of January month but this legacy was broken last year as first Sunday of January was a holiday due to New Year’s Eve. However, the Institute is back to following its legacy this year.

XAT is another national level exam and is treated at par with CAT, IIFT Entrance Exam, SNAP etc. Moreover, the experts and XAT toppers have always been of the view that XLRI XAT exam is the toughest among all management entrance exams. MBA aspirants wishing to write XAT 2018 and these other exams but are still engrossed in the CAT 2017 and IIFT exam date clash issue are advised not to panic and just concentrate on their exam preparations.

The respective exam conducting authorities are taking necessary steps to resolve the clash issue and conducting these exams rightly. They are busy doing their job and you are suggested to do yours, which is to focus on your studies and preparations.

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XAT 2018 will be a pen-paper based exam; the candidates will be marking the answers on an OMR answer sheet. There will be two parts of the XAT 2018 question paper. Questions from Quantitative Ability, English Language & logical Reasoning & Decision Making will be asked in part 1 of the paper, while in part 2, questions on GK and an essay writing will be there.

XAT notification 2018 is expected to be announced soon, which will reveal all other XAT important dates and events. Last year, the XAT application form was released on August 17 and the same is expected to follow this year too. XAT registrations 2018 are likely to begin in third week of August 2017. The application form will be released in online mode only. It will be available on the XAT 2018 official website.

Like last year, it is expected that XAT 2018 aspirants will also be given multiple options to login at XAT 2018 registration portal such as,

1.  Using their Facebook or Google Plus Id

2.  Using XAT 2017 login details (if any)

3.  Create a new user account by filling a basic XAT registration form 2018

Also, there is a possibility that the applicants will be given the opportunity of submitting the application form till December 2017 on payment of late fee. Otherwise, the last date to apply for XAT exam 2018 without the payment of late fee is most likely to fall in last week of November 2017. The candidates registering for the exam before the due date will only be issued the XAT admit card.

Graduates in any discipline having at least 50% marks or students pursuing their final year of Bachelor’s degree are eligible to write XAT 2018. The candidates wishing to apply for the XAT exam this year are advised to check the XAT eligibility criteria 2018 before beginning with the application process. 

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