Get details on XAT 2017 Exam Dates such as its availability application form, XAT MBA online test dates and admit card announcement dates. Xavier Aptitude Test is the national level aptitude test conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) for admission to its flagship business management (BM), Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (PMIR) programmes and 15 months full-time residential GMP (General Management Program). The XAT exam is one of the highly competitive exam after CAT for admission to management programmes in Xavier Institute of Management and Goa Institute of Management. The XAT exam is conducted every year by XLRI and thousands of candidates appear in the exam to pursue Management courses from some of the reputed B-schools in the country.
XAT 2017 Exam Dates
|Start of Application Form Filling||17th August 2016|
|Last date to submit the application form (without late fee)||30th November 2016|
|Last Date for Applying
(with late fee)
|11th December 2016|
|Release of admit card||20th December 2016|
|XAT 2017 Exam Date||8th January 2017|
|Result declaration||31st January 2017|
In terms of other tentative XAT 2016 Important Dates, after the result is declared, XLRI Jamshedpur and other XAT participating B-schools declare the shortlist of candidates on the basis of their cutoffs. The next round of selection process includes Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Written Ability Test or Essay Writing and or other rounds such as Extempore, Psychometric Test, Group Activities etc. The selection processes are held in the months of February to March. The final selection lists are generally declared in the month of April.The sessions at the B-schools are commenced from July.
XAT is considered to be one of the toughest nuts to crack. The paper pencil based test is both objective as well as subjective in nature. The 3.5 hour paper is divided into 2 papers. Paper 1 consists of objective questions and the Paper 2 has 2 questions, General Knowledge and Essay Writing.
The exam is taken by approximately 90,000 candidates.