XAT 2018 Details – Exam Dates, Application Form, Pattern

All you Management students must be really used to all the various entrance examinations you have to go through! The XAT 2018 (Xavier Aptitude Test) is one of them and let’s get you started with it! The XAT is an all-India test conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). XAT helps students like you for admission to the post graduate programs in management courses of a number of management institutes all over India. The test helps you in securing admission in over 100 B-Schools all over India. The exams will be held in different states of India and in two states outside India for foreign students.

Now after the introductions lets get you geared up with a basic summary of the examination.

XAT 2018 Exam Summary
Exam Name.Xavier Aptitude Test.
Commonly Known as.XAT.
Exam level.National Level.
Conducting Authority.XLRI Jamshedpur.
Stream.MBA Entrance Exam.

XAT 2018 Exam Eligibility Criteria

Now as you know what the exam is all about let’s first help you ensure if you can give the exams or not as per criteria. Do go through it carefully to avoid misunderstandings!

  • Those of you who are graduates from a standard university are allowed to give XAT.
  • The XAT individuals should not score more than 50% total or equivalent CGPA to appear for the examination like many other MBA entrance exams.
  • Those of you who are in final year can also appear for the examination, if they submit your final year marks within the fixed time frame by the B-schools, which is June 2016.

XAT 2018 Application Form

After you have decided that you are eligible the next step is not to stress over it but get started with the applications. The stressing comes later! You will have to follow the enlisted steps in order to successfully apply.

Steps for registering XAT application form are as below:

Step 1: –  You will first have to go to www.xatonline.net.in

Step 2: –  And then click on “XAT Registration” and fill the preliminary information and submit it.

Step 3: –  After completion of these detail you will receive the XAT email ID

Step 4: – Do note that you are required to create your own password

Step 5: – After completion of the form you will have to log into XAT 2018 and fill the educational, qualification details and select the favoured city for the examination.

Step 6: – You will now have to pay your fees. The modes of Payment for XAT 2018 are as follows:

  • Online payment can be done through VISA/Master-Debit/ Credit Card.
  • IDBI Net Banking(this option is available for IDBI account holders only)
  • Cash payment(You are required to take the print out of the XAT Pay-In-Slip & visit the nearest IDBI Bank &make the payment)
  • You can pay through DD by making DD in favour of “XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT” payable at Jamshedpur.
  • If you are paying by Cash or by DD you will have to update the payment details on the registration page. Those who fail to do so, will not be allowed to upload their photo and signature.

Step 7: – After payment, you are required to upload your scanned digital photograph and signature.
Print the XAT confirmation page for your reference in future for all correspondence with XAT Office quote your XAT ID.

Step 8: – If you make the payment through DD you will have to send the confirmation page along with DD to XAT office, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East}, Jamshedpur – 831001 within fifteen days from the date of issuance of DD.

Step 9: – You can download your admit card from the 3rd week of December till Last week of December from www.xatonline.net.in

XAT 2018 Application Fee:

  • Candidates those who are interested in XAT but not in XLRI will have to pay Rs. 1600/- only.
  • All Candidates those are interested in XLRI programmes need to pay an additional fee of Rs.300/- each.
  • The fee payment can be done through online modes like Debit/Credit card or Net Banking.
  • For cash payment, candidates have to take a printout of XAT Pay-In-Slip visit the nearest IDBI Bank and pay the application fee.
  • For payment through DD, make a DD in favour of “XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT” payable at Jamshedpur from any bank.

XAT 2018 Exam Pattern

Knowledge of the paper pattern helps you relax a bit so here goes! The format of XAT Exam Pattern would paper based aptitude test. This is to ensure that students from all background at par who are familiar or not familiar with computers can also be able to give the exam. The candidates who are from privileged background do not get any advantage from other who don’t have much access to computers. So the pattern is pretty straightforward and fair!

SectionNo of questionDuration
Decision making25140 min
Verbal and Logic Ability30
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation36
Essay & General awareness 35 min
  • ¼  of  negative marking for each wrong answer
  • Number of Question – 5

XAT 2018 Admit Card

Candidates who have applied for XAT 2018 will be able to download their XAT 2018 Admit Cards from www.xatonline.net.in (official web page of XAT 2018) in the 3rd week of December 2017. All candidates can download their XAT 2018 Admit Cards by logging into the official web page of XAT 2018. While logging into the official web page, candidates must provide XAT Registration ID and Password to download XAT 2018 Admit Card. Please notice that XAT 2018 Admit Cards will be issued only for those candidates who have successfully applied for XAT 2018 within the given last. Candidates must pay their fee payment through DD and their post must reach XLRI within 15 days of issue of DD. In case any delay happens from candidate’s side, the respected candidate’s Admit Card will be withheld.

So now to the main bit..When is the Exam?

XAT 2018 Exam Dates


Important Dates (Tentative)

Notification related to XAT 2018 by XLRI Jamshedpur4th week of July 2017
XAT 2018 application process starts3rd week of August 2017
XAT application end date4th week of November 2017
XAT 2018 admit card3rd week of December 2017
XAT to be conducted on1st Sunday of January 2018
XAT Official Answer Key3rd week of January 2018
XAT 2018 OMR Sheet & Score Card3rd week of January 2018
Announcement of XAT Result4th week of January 2018

XAT 2018 Answer Keys

XAT Answer key 2018 Sets A, B, C, D: Xavier Aptitude Test will be conducted by XLRI (Xavier School of Management). Next XAT exam will be expected to go to be conducted by XLRI in January 2018. After the exam answer key will be updated here. XAT answer key 2018 will be published on our web page after an exam. This answer key will be very helpful for the candidates to get some idea about how many marks they’ve scored in XAT exam, and this test will be helpful to use for further clarifications and improvements (Please do notice that XAT results are not yet published. The details are provided in this web page is according to the last year brochure of XLRI. After the exam results published, we will update the same here.) XAT 2018 will be conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, for the merit admission in their college for the academic year of 2018-2020. Many other colleges also accept XAT score for merit based admission.

XAT 2018 Result

XAT 2018 Result and Score Card will be disclosed in the 4th week of January 2018 in the response of the examination which will be conducted in January 2018. The result and scorecard will be released by the exam organising authority i.e. XLRI only in the online mode. XAT Result and Score Card 2018 can be checked here soon after its official announcement. It can be downloaded in the form of pdf and direct link for the same is published here in order to make the process easier. The complete information about the XAT Result and Score Card is hosted here.

We hope that all the information given on this page will help you as you needed. Stay in touch with us for more information regarding XAT 2018 as well as to get more information regarding other more institutional examinations.

Best of luck!

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  • Shashank Suyal

    Does Kurukshetra University comes under the category of standard universities???

  • hopeful guy

    thank you sir
    please tell me some more exams for MBA
    my graduation percentage is 44%.
    what other MBA entrance exams i can take with this percentage.