XAT 2019

17 Jan, 2019

XAT 2019 – The candidates who have appeared in the entrance test of XAT 2019 must download the result which has been made available on the website of XAT from 16th January 2019 at 7:55 pm. Candidates by entering the login credentials such as user id and password can download the XAT 2019 result. Also, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur will send the hard copy of XAT on the registered address of the candidates. With the declaration of result, each participating institute will release the cutoff percentile and the candidates who will fulfill or meet the prescribed minimum qualifying marks will get shortlisted for the further round of selection procedure. In selection procedure round, candidates have to go through Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Post completion of both the rounds, the final merit list will be announced by the concerned authority in which the names of the selected candidates will be given. Therefore, candidates are required to download the result as soon as possible and also stay tuned to our website for fetching the latest updates.

XAT 2019 APPLICATION FORMClick Here to Download the XAT Score Card 2019 Online

    XAT 2019: Quick Glimpse

    Exam Name Xavier Aptitude Test aka XAT
    Conducting body XLRI Jamshedpur
    Exam Type National Level Post-Graduate exam
    Purpose of Test Qualifying Test for admission to XLRI and 150+ B-schools
    Mode of the Exam Online (Computer-based)
    Duration of the Exam 3 hours (180 minutes)
    Annual No. of Test Takers Approx. 90,000
    Exam Pattern Objective and Subjective questions
    Negative Marking Yes (0.25 marks or 1/4th of the total marks for each wrong answer)
    XAT 2019 Convener Fr Antony Uvari
    Programs Offered by XLRI Business Management (BM), Human Resource Management (HRM), Global Business Management (GBM) and General Management Program (GMP)

    XAT 2019 Important Dates to Remember

    The serious candidates for XAT 2019 always need to be updated about all the important dates related to this aptitude test. So, the wait is over as XLRI has announced the exact official dates of XAT 2019 important dates. The aspirants can have a look at the below table to be accustomed to important dates of XAT 2019:

    XAT 2019 Events Important Dates 
    XAT 2019 Notification 14th August 2018
    Application Process   window has been opened 20th August 2018
    Last date for submission of  application form ( Without late fee) 30th November 2018
    Last date for submission of  application form ( With late fee) 9th December 2018
    Admit card  will be available from 22nd December 2018 (Available)
    XAT 2019 Mock Test Release 1st  week of January 2019
    XAT 2019 Exam 6th January 2019
    XAT Official Answer Key Release 12th January 2019
    XAT 2019 Result 16th January 2019 at 7:55 pm

    XAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

    XLRI, Jamshedpur has the well-defined eligibility criteria for XAT Exam; it needs to be met by the candidates to appear in the exam. The below-mentioned XAT 2019 eligibility criteria are based on the last year’s data:

    • Graduation degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized college/ university/ institute. The minimum duration of the degree should be 3 years.
    • Students appearing in the final year of graduation can also apply but they need to complete their ongoing program within the stipulated timeframe, which is very much likely to be June 2019.

    Age Limit– Aspirants of any age group can apply for XAT 2019 Exam. Determination matters, age doesn’t.

    Eligibility Criteria of XAT 2019 for Foreign/ NRI Candidates– NRI or global students can apply through their GMAT score. Only the candidates from Dubai or Nepal get an exemption from GMAT Scores as these two international locations have XAT Exam Centers.

    XAT 2019 Registration

    XAT 2019 Registration process has been started from the 20th of August 2018 and will continue until 30th of November 2018 without late fee and along with late fee till 6th December 2018. Apart from filling the online application form, candidates can pay the application fee online as well.

    XAT Application Process Steps: Management aspirants need to visit the official website of XAT to register for the exam. To register:

    • Candidates would need to provide their basic info- name and contact details.
    • After entering their details, the login credentials (ID & Password) are generated so that candidate can log in into their account on the official website and complete XAT 2019 application form.
    • It will be compulsory for the candidates to enter their personal, academic, and professional details while completing XAT 2019 registration process. The other need will be to select XLRI programs (optional) and upload the signature and photograph as per the defined parameters.
    • Last but not the least, payment of application fee can be done through online mode only

    There is the provision of completing the XAT application process with the payment of late fee if you couldn’t complete the registration on-time. Avoid making delay in filling XAT application to stay away from late registration charges.

    XAT 2019 Application Fee

    • The XAT 2019 application fee is Rs. 1700 (late fee not included).
    • An additional fee of Rs. 300 is payable by the candidates for each XLRI program (optional).
    • For the window open for latecomers, the revised application fee for XAT and XLRI program is Rs. 2000 and Rs. 500 (each program) respectively.

    Payment Modes– The payment can be done through online modes for the convenience of the candidates. The application fee can be paid either by Credit Card, Debit Card, or Net Banking.

    XAT 2019 Exam Pattern

    Like the previous year, XAT 2019 will also be a computer-based test (online) and the students will get 3 hours to solve the paper. The paper will be divided into two parts:

    • Part I– Objective Type Questions
    • Part II–Objective Type Questions

    The official announcement for the XAT 2019 exam pattern is released by the examination conducting authority. Therefore, the below table gives an idea about the XAT 2019 exam pattern so that the candidates can start their preparation immediately. So, let’s have a glimpse of it.

    XAT 2019 Exam Pattern with Part Wise

    Parts Section No. of Questions Duration Points for Negative Marking
    Part I Verbal and logical ability  72 170 minutes

    For any incorrect answer, 0.25 marks

    For more than 8 unattempted questions, 0.05 marks

    Decision Making
    Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
    Part II General Knowledge 25 10 minutes No Negative Marking at all

    Marking Scheme- As per the XAT 2019 scoring pattern, all questions are equally graded. For every wrong answer, a 1/4 mark is reduced. In the exam, the aspirants have the option to skip 12 questions. In addition, any unanswered question carries a negative score of 0.05. So the percentile calculation will be as follows

    1 right answer= 1 mark

    1 incorrect answer=1*-0.25=-0.25

    This denotes,

    60X1 =60 (marks for your right answers)

    20X (-0.25) =-5 (for your incorrect answers)

    8X (-0.05) = – 0.4 (for unanswered questions)

    So the total score will be= 54.6

    XAT 2019 Syllabus

    XLRI never releases any official or specific XAT 2019 syllabus. Still, we managed to prepare a table based on the opinions of the experts and the trend of previous years’ pattern. Let’s have a look at the same:

    XAT Syllabus 2019

    Sections Topics
    Verbal and Logical Ability Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Analogy-based on vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence correction, Paragraph Formation Questions, Fill in the blanks, Poem, etc.
    Decision-Making Analytical Reasoning, Arithmetic, Situational, etc.
    QA & DI Percentage, Time & Distance, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Polynomials, Equations, Numbers, Probability, Progressions, Permutation & Combination, Data Sufficiency, Scatter Plots, and Bar Charts, etc.
    GK History, Currency, Culture, Books and authors, Invention, Geography, Personalities, Important Dates, National Capital, Current affairs, Films, Science, and Business, etc.
    Essay Writing Abstract topics based on the event of importance, rather than keeping the content simple. There is no defined syllabus.

    XAT 2019 Admit Card

    The candidates who have successfully submitted the application form can now generate the XAT 2019 admit card which has been made available from 22nd December 2018 for the examination which is going to be conducted on 6th August 2019 in online mode. To download the admit card in online mode, candidates must visit the official website of XAT. Moreover, the last date to download the XAT 2019 admit card is until 6th January 2019. Further, it is important for the candidates to check all the details mentioned on the admit card post downloading. Also, do not forget to carry the admit card on the exam day along with any other identity proof to get the allowance to sit in the examination hall.

    Steps to Download XAT 2019 Admit Card

    • Visit the official website of the XAT and on the home page there will be a link to download XAT 2019 admit card
    • Click on the link, a log tab will open wherein candidates have to enter the login ID and Password
    • Upon successful login, the admit card for XAT 2019 will display on the screen
    • Download it and also, take the hard copy for the further reference.

    Details mentioned on XAT 2019 admit card

    • Names of the Candidates
    • Roll Number
    • XAT ID
    • Photograph and Signature of the candidate
    • Exam Schedule
    • Venue and Adress
    • Exam Day Instructions etc.

    XAT 2019 Exam Centers

    XAT Exam 2018 was held in the 47 cities across India and two international locations. But for this year, that for 2019 there has been slightly changed made by the authority. The exam will be held in 46 cities instead of 47. In addition to Agartala, in India, two international locations that were Dubai and Kathmandu have also been removed for this year. Let’s have looked in the below-given table to know the names of Test cities.

    XAT 2019 Test Cities

    Exam Centres – India
    Ahmedabad Cuttack Jamshedpur Ranchi
    Allahabad Dehradun Kanpur Rourkela
    Amritsar Delhi Kolkata Sambalpur
    Bengaluru Goa Lucknow Surat
    Berhampur Greater Noida Mangalore Tiruchirapalli
    Bhopal Gurgaon Mumbai Trivandrum
    Bhubaneshwar Guwahati Nagpur Udaipur
    Chandigarh Hyderabad Nasik Vadodara
    Chennai Indore Noida Varanasi
    Cochin Jabalpur Patna Vijayawada
    Coimbatore Jaipur Pune Visakhapatnam
    Jammu Raipur Jammu    

    XAT 2019 Answer Key

    The wait for official XAT 2019 answer key and response sheet of the students has been released on 12th January 2019 by XLRI on the official website. Candidates, who would appear in XAT, can match their answers with the answer key and get their estimated XAT score. Also, it will give them the idea of the colleges from where they’re likely to get a call.

    XAT 2019 Result

    The XAT 2019 Result has been declared online by XLRI on 16th January 2019. Candidates would need to login into their XAT accounts on the official website using their XAT login credentials to check their results. Like previously, XAT 2019 result has been declared in the scorecard format; it carries the sectional as well as overall scores separately. Candidates will also receive the hardcopy of their XAT scorecards at their registered address, sent by XLRI, Jamshedpur. Candidates should keep their scorecards safely until the admission process wraps up.

    XAT 2019 Result Calculation

    The final result indicates the expected rank of the candidate. If the rank falls below the rank eligible for admission, the results pane also displays the names of the top universities where the candidate can obtain admission as a reference. The final result determines your ranking forecast. The score is then checked against the rank plate it falls into. At this stage, the “category” of the applicant is taken into account. The drift of category rank is then associated in relation to the joint rank of all categories. The final rank of the aspirant is then computed from the list of 10,000 candidates.

    XAT 2019 Cutoff

    The most awaited cutoff for XLRI Jamshedpur will be issued soon since the result has been announced. Like every year, the factors that will influence the XAT 2019 cutoff will remain unchanged- a number of offered seats for a program, difficulty level of the exam, number of candidates appeared in the exam, etc. The cutoff of XAT 2019 will be issued separately by the institutes participating in XAT to offer admission into various courses. Let’s give a check to previous year’s cutoff to get an idea about XAT merit trend:

    XAT 2019 Cut off for BM Programs

      VALR DM QA Overall
    Male 79.460 76.840 88.700 94.000
    Female 75.000 75.000 80.000 94.000

    XAT 2019 Cut off for HR Programs

      VALR DM QA Overall
    Male 79.660 71.628 70.070 92.000
    Female 75.000 70.000 65.000 92.000

    XAT Cut off for GMP Programme – 68 percentile

    XAT Counselling 2019

    The XAT Counselling 2019 will begin in February and end in April 2019. There will be no central advice from XLRI for approval. Each institution will have its own advisory procedure. Applicants who are included in the merit list as per their percentile score in XAT and other selection rounds will be invited for consultation. Prior to registration to take part in the Counselling process must take place before the commencement of the process. Applicants must pay according to the desired institution. After successful registration, applicants must pay the fee for the selected courses. If you do not pay the XAT advisory fee, your admission will be disregarded by XAT 2019. For Indian applicants, the registration fee is INR 1500 and INR 250 for each additional course. For foreign and NRI candidates, the registration fee is 50 and for each additional course 25 US dollars.

    XAT 2019 Seat Allocation

    The XAT seat allocation is based on the grades and percentile acquired by the candidates. The academic record, total profile and job experience of an applicant will also be taken into account for admission. After effective registration, applicants have the opportunity to pick a preferred stream at the institution. Courses can be picked from the drop-down list. It should be noted that after the selection has been blocked, no further changes can be made later. The final allocation will be based on the decisions made by the applicant. The final allocation also depends on the ranking in the merit list and the seat availability status.

    XAT 2019 Merit List

    XLRI holds the authority to modify the weight of the modules after the analysis of the GD / PI data. The lower 10% values in GD / PI cannot be taken into account for final selection, regardless of the results in other modules. Based on the overall score, a merit list is created for final seat allotment.

    XAT 2019 Participating Institutes

    150+ b-schools across the country will accept the XAT scorecard. The XAT 2019 participating institutes include Xavier Associate Management Institutes (XAMI) as well as non-XAMI. If we talk about 2018, the number of XAMI & associates was 11 and non-XAMI was 145. The top colleges that accept XAT score are:

    • XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur
    • SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
    • Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
    • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
    • TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal
    • Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

    XAT 2019 Selection Procedure

    The  XAT 2019 selection procedure for all the participating institutes will initiate once the results and cutoff would be declared. Candidates should always remember that the selection process varies from Management College to Management College. This process involves 2 steps mainly- 1st is to shortlist the candidates o the grounds of their XAT score and cutoff of that particular institute. After that, the intelligence of shortlisted candidates would be assessed through Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Essay Writing or Group Discussion/Group Activity and Personal Interview rounds.

    Every participating institute has their own criteria for selection- few believe in GD and PI while some rely on WAT and PI. Hence, the process will never be same in different institutes. Work-ex, past academic records, and the overall professional profile of a candidate also help a college to make a decision on their admission.

    Address:

    XLRI

    Admission Office – C.H. Area (East)

    Jamshedpur– 831001 (Jharkhand, India)

    Phone: +91 657 665 3203/3204/3205

    This is all about the XAT till now. If any the candidates have any queries regarding the above-mentioned information then he/she can comment down the below. Our experts will soon reach them with the perfect solutions.

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