XAT 2019

11 Jun, 2018

XAT 2019 – The XAT 2019 exam will be held in the 1st week of January 2019.  The national level aptitude test which stands for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur every year to shortlist the candidates for management courses. Online XAT exam will be celebrating its 2nd anniversary in 2019, earlier it is used to be an offline (pen-paper based) exam. The online registration process for XAT 2019 is expected to start in the 3rd week of August 2018. The candidates who are seeking admissions in Xavier institutes can fill the application form. Apart from XLRI, there are other esteemed management colleges that give accreditation to XAT score while taking admissions. Approximately, 90,000 students appear in this prestigious management entrance exam every year with a desire to get admission in XLRI and other 150+ colleges where XAT score is acceptable. If you are one of those management aspirants who are willing to appear in XAT 2019, then this article is a boon to you. All the important information regarding XAT 2019 such as dates to remember, exam pattern, application form, eligibility criteria, syllabus of XAT, admit card details, cutoff, etc are mentioned-below this article.

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 3:30 hours (210 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. As XLRI hasn’t announced the exact official dates of XAT 2019 important dates. The aspirants can have a look at the below table to be accustomed to tentative dates of XAT 2019:

Events Important Dates (Tentative)
Application process window opening 3rd  week of August 2018
Application Process window closing 4th  week  of November 2018
Late application deadline 2nd week of December 2018
Admit card availability from 4th week of December 2018
XAT 2019 Mock Test Release 1st  week of January 2019
XAT 2019 Exam 1st  week of January 2019
XAT Official Answer Key Release Last week of January 2019
XAT 2019 Result 1st week of February 2019


The exact dates will be updated by our experts soon after XLRI declared the same.

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 will be available online only most probably from the 3rd week of August 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 login 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 (online/ offline).

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. 1650 (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– Both the payment modes, online and offline are acceptable for the convenience of the candidates. The application fee can be paid either online by Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking or they can pay through cash or a DD (Demand Draft) in favour of “XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT” payable at Jamshedpur from any bank.

Note- This is the fee structure of XAT 2018; it may or may not change in 2019. We will update any such changes immediately here.

XAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Like the previous year, XAT 2019 will also be a computer-based test (online) and the students will get 210 minutes (3.5 Hours) to solve the paper. The paper will be divided into two parts:

  • Part I– Objective Type Questions
  • Part II– Combination of Subjective & Objective Type Questions

The official announcement for the exam pattern of XAT 2019 exam pattern is yet to be done by the authority. Taking reference from the last year’s pattern, the below table gives an idea about XAT 2019 exam pattern:

XAT 2019 Exam Pattern with Part Wise

Parts Section No. of Questions Duration
Part I Verbal and logical ability  74 170 minutes
Decision Making
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
Part II GK 25 40 minutes
Essay Writing 1 Topic


Marking Scheme- Every correct answer will earn you 1 mark whereas there will be the negative marking of 1/4th mark for each wrong answer. The negative marking of 0.05 marks will also be applicable for every not-attempted question if the number goes beyond 8.

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 Admit Card 2019

The candidates, who will successfully fill the XAT application form, will be issued admit cards that can be downloaded online. Most probably, the admit cards will be provided from the 4th week of December 2018. Candidates would need their XAT login credentials (ID and password) to login and download their admit cards. Entry in the examination hall without admit card will be strictly prohibited. XAT 2019 admit card will carry the details like name of the candidate, DOB, and contact details along with the exam center venue’s name and address.

Note Admit cards can only be downloaded online from the official website. There is no other way to get XAT 2019 admit card.

XAT 2019 Exam Centers

XAT Exam 2018 was held in the 47 cities across India and two international locations. The number of exam centers might increase, decrease, or remain the same this year. Let’s take a quick tour of last year’s exam centers:

XAT 2019 Test Cities

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


XAT 2019 Answer Key

The wait for official XAT 2019 answer key and OMR sheet of the students will be over in last week of January when XLRI will publish the same on its website. Candidates, who would appear in XAT 2019, 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 will be announced online by XLRI in the first week of February 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 will be declared in the scorecard format; it will also carry 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 Cutoff

The most awaited cutoff for XLRI Jamshedpur will be issued once the results would be 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 n 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 2019 Participating Institutes

150+ b-schools across the country will accept the XAT 2019 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.



Admission Office – C.H. Area (East)

Jamshedpur– 831001 (Jharkhand, India)

Phone: +91 657 665 3203/3204/3205

This is all about the XAT 2019 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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