XAT 2017 Overview
- Exam Type :
- Format : Offline/PBT
- Language : English
XAT is an annual entrance exam conducted by the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur to select the most appropriate students for its management courses. Every year, a large number of management aspirants take the XAT to get admission into XLRI or other good institutes where XAT scores are considered. It has become the most popular entrance exam for management candidates after CAT and MAT.
XAT, however, differs from other management entrance examinations as candidates are also expected to write an essay on a given topic besides the usual objective type questions. The essay is considered only for admission to XLRI, Jamshedpur.
XAT 2017 Important Dates:
XAT 2017 notification
First week of September 2016
Application start date
First week of September 2016
Last date of application
Last week of November 2016
Admit card will be available from
Third week of December 2016
XAT 2017 exam date
January 08, 2017
XAT 2017 official answer key
Second week of January 2017
XAT 2017 result
Last week of January 2017
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XAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria
Applicant must complete a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university.
Those who are appearing in final years of qualifying examination can also apply for XAT 2017. However, such students must provide required proofs at the time of admission.
There are no minimum scores required to eligible for XAT 2017. Students can apply with a pass percentage as well.
XAT 2017 Application Details
Application & Examination fees
Those candidates who are applying for XAT 2017 examination, but are not interested in taking admission in XLRI programmes are required to pay Rs. 1500/- while those interested in XLRI programmes, need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 250/-.
Candidates applying for XAT 2017 need to follow these steps:
Visit the official website of XAT 2017 and register yourself.
Fill up all the information required in the online registration form.
Once filling up all the details, you will have the preview of the inputs you have entered.
Upload your scanned photograph and signature.
Make payment by using any of the three modes mentioned below:
Mode I: Online Payment
Through VISA/Master Credit/Debit Cards
(American Express Card is inadmissible)
IDBI Net Banking (this option is available only for IDBI account holder)
Mode II: Cash Payment
Take a print out of XAT Pay-In-Slip and visit the nearest IDBI branch to make payment
Mode III: Demand Draft
Make a DD made from any Bank in favour of "XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT" payable at Jamshedpur
Send confirmation page and DD to The Chairperson Admission, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur- 831001 within fifteen days from the issuance of DD.
XAT 2017 Exam Pattern
XAT Jan 2017 Exam Pattern
The number of questions in XAT 2017 will likely to be reduced from more than 100 to 78 while the time duration will remain the same.
Candidates can leave as many as 13 questions unattempted. Beyond this, 0.05 marks will be deducted for any unattempted answer. Furthermore, 0.25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect answer.
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XAT 2017 Counselling/Interview
Once the XAT 2017 result out, probably in the last week of January 2017, all the shortlisted candidates will be called for group discussion and personal interview based on their XAT 2017 scores. You can follow this link to get detailed information about XAT 2017 Counselling-
XAT 2017 Exam Centres
Other than these 48 cities, XAT 2017 will also be conducted in these two international cities:
Dubai and Kathmandu.
XAT 2017 Exam Syllabus
Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning
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Logical Completion of Idea
Essays & General Knowledge
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
Mensuration—2D and 3D
Heights & Distance
Nation and States
Data Interpretation- Web Diagram
Direction Sense & Time
XAT 2017 Contact Details
XAT / Admission Office:
XLRI Xavier School of Management,
Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur 831001
Ph: 0657 665 3203/04/05,
Toll-Free no: 1800 300 20677
Fax: 0657 665 3200/ 2227814
Visit: www.xatonline.net.in / www.xlri.edu & www.xlri.ac.in
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