XAT Application Form 2021 Check Eligibility Criteria, Key Dates

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The XLRI Jamshedpur will release the XAT Application form for the year 2020 soon. The students who are waiting for the final notification and exam details will get some relief now. The XAT Application form will be released in August 2020 as per the current trend. The students who want to fill the form should accelerate their preparations now.

XAT Application Form

The students can fill the XAT Application form by visiting the official website of the examination authority. The XAT exam is a computer-based examination that is conducted in 46 cities pan India. The exam is basically conducted to give admission to students in top colleges recognized by the XLRI and apart from this around 400+ B-schools accept the scores of XAT. The students should go through the syllabus and exam pattern of the XAT and prepare accordingly.

Summary of XAT Application Form

Recruiting OrganisationXLRI Jamshedpur.
Notified ExamXAT/ Xavier Aptitude Test
Notification DateAugust 2020
Online Registration2nd week of August 2020
Application ProcessOnline
Latest Exam DatesComputer Based Test- 03 January 2021
Personal Interview- To be notified later
Total IIMs participating11 top XLRIs, and 400+ top B-schools in India
QualificationThe candidate needs to have completed his graduation in any of the disciplines as notified in the notification.
The candidate needs to possess work experience.
Selection processComputer Based Test
Group Discussion and Personal Interview
Official notificationTo be released in the second week of August 2020
Official WebsiteClick Here

Eligibility of XAT

The candidate having the following eligibility can apply for XAT Application form 2020:

  • There is no age limit to apply and appear in XAT 2020.
  • The candidate must possess a minimum of 50% marks in his graduation to appearing in XAT 2020.
  • A final year student in graduation can also appear in XAT conducted by the XLRI but the result of the final year must be released before the Counselling.
  • The XAT score will be valid for the Indian students while the students who will apply for abroad colleges will have to rely on GMAT scores.

How to apply for XAT Application Form?

The students who wish to fill the XAT Application Form must follow the given guideline. This guideline will help you to fill up your application form for XAT 2020 from the official website. Follow simple steps which are given below to submit your XAT Application Form 2020.

  1. Go to the official website: 
  2. Click on the “Apply” tab on the home page.
  3. Click on XAT Application Form 2020 and read it carefully.
  4. After reading XAT notice, click on the proceed button.
  5. Enter your details to complete the registration process.
  6. After that login again using your Registration ID and Password.
  7. Now upload required scanned documents and make a payment of application fees.
  8. The application fee for the general candidate is Rs 2000 while for the GMAT it is Rs 2500.
  9. After paying your application fees click on the submit button and take a print out of your application form.

Documents for applying to the XAT

The documents required for applying for the XAT application are as follows:

  • Class X mark sheet and Passing certificate
  • Class XII mark sheet and Passing certificate
  • ID proof such as Adhaar card or pan card
  • Graduation degree certificates
  • Work experience or internship certificate attended previously
  • Reservation category certificates (if applicable)
  • Digital signature and scanned photograph

XAT Exam Pattern

The XAT Exam Pattern is been revised for the year 2021, the changes in the sections are as follows:

SectionsTotal QuestionsDuration
Part 1 165 minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability26No sectional time
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation28No sectional time
Decision Making21No sectional time
              Part 2  
General knowledge2515 minutes

Syllabus of XAT

Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionAlgebra, Geometry, Number System, Probability & Statistics, Sequence & Series, Mensuration, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Permutation & Combination, etc
Data Interpretation and Quantitative AbilityVenn Diagram, Data Sufficiency, Coding & Decoding, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Puzzles, Blood Relations, Logical Sequence, Binary Logic, Graphs, Charts, Tables, etc
Quantitative AbilityAlgebra, Geometry, Number System, Probability & Statistics, Sequence & Series, Mensuration, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Permutation & Combination, etc
General knowledgeCurrent Affairs, Business Economy, Capital and Currencies etc.

Selection Process of XAT

The selection process of XAT is divided into the following stages, let’s assess each one of them minutely:

Xavier Aptitude Test 2021 score: The interested students will have to appear for the XAT exam, the exam is conducted for 100 questions for a total of 100 marks. The higher the marks, the more chances of getting a good college. This scorecard is helpful in getting an admission in any of the participating colleges

Written Ability Test (WAT): The next is the WAT which means that whichever the college the students is applying he will have to appear for the WAT. The Written Ability Test mostly comprises of an essay test in which a burning and trending topic is given and students have to share their opinion on the given topics. The candidates are given around 30 minutes to complete the test.

Personal Interview: Personal Interview consists of personal assessment wherein a panel checks their analytical and decision making of the student. Here, the personality of the student is assessed and his oratory skills are checked. The students have to perform exceptionally well in this stage.

These all process combined together forms the selection process of the XAT, the students who are successful in all of these stages get the final selection in any of the colleges participating in XAT.

Colleges Participating in XAT

CollegesCut-off 2019
SPJIMR Mumbai90
XIM Bhubaneswar90
IMT Ghaziabad90
GIM Goa85
K J Somaiya Mumbai85
FORE New Delhi85.25
MICA Ahmedabad80
Great Lakes80
TAPMI Manipal80
LIBA Chennai80
BIMTECH Greater Noida75

Useful Links for XAT Exam

XAT NotificationXAT Exam Pattern
XAT SyllabusXAT Admit Card
XAT Cut Off Marks XAT Result

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