XAT

Xavier Aptitude Test, XAT is a management entrance exam for post graduate courses for students aspiring to get into management courses in the B-schools that come under Xavier Association of Management Institutes. The next XAT exam will be conducted in the second week of January 2019. Since the year 2018, XAT is conducted in an Online mode. Around 90 thousand students take XAT each year for 150+ B-schools.

Major Colleges

  • Xavier Institute of Management
  • Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Xavier Institute of Management & Research
  • Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur
  • XLRI Xavier School of Management
  • Xavier Institute of Social Service
  • St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration
  • St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology, etc.

Courses

  • Business Management (BM)
  • Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Global Business Management (GBM)
  • General Management Programme (GMP)

Official website – http://www.xatonline.in/

Exam Schedule

Event Date
Application Process Start Date August 20, 2018
Application Process End Date November 30, 2018
Admit Card Download Date December 20, 2018 onwards
Exam Date January 6, 2019
Official Answer Key Release Date Last week of January 2019
Result January 31, 2019

Exam Pattern of 2018

Part-1: Time limit to solve – 170 minutes
Section Number of questions
Verbal and Logical Ability 24
Decision Making 21
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 27
Part-2: Time limit to solve – 35 minutes
Section Number of questions
General Knowledge 25
Essay Writing 1 topic

XAT Exam Syllabus

S. no QA DM GA VARC
1 Number system Analytical Reasoning Awards Critical Reasoning
2 Arithmetic Verbal Reasoning Banking Industry Reading Comprehension
3 Algebra Books and Authors Analogy- Vocab
4 Geometry Current Affairs Cloze
5 Modern Math Economy Banking Para Jumble
6 DI Films Parajumble Fixed
7 Data Sufficiency-QA Geography Parajumble Direct
8 History Para Completion
9 Marketing FIB- Grammar
10 Miscellaneous Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction
11 Organization and Commissions Idioms
12 Persons and Places Antonyms and Synonyms
13 Polity Odd One Out
14 Science One Word Substitution
15 Sports Phrase & Clause
16 Traditional General Knowledge FIB- Vocab
17 Pronunciation

Sample XAT Entrance Exam Questions

Q1

The sum of series, (–100) + (–95) + (–90) + …+ 110 + 115 + 120, is

Q2

Choose one word for the following: ‘A doctor who treats children’

Q3

If x and y are real numbers, the minimum value of X2 + 4xy + 6y2 – 4y + 4 is

Q4

Choose one word for the following: ‘to cut something into two pieces’

Q5

If x and y are real numbers, least possible value of 4(x – 2)2 + 4(y – 3)2 – 2(x – 3)2 is:

Q6

Flat metal or Porcelain plate fixed on a wall as an ornament or memorial :

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Frequently Asked Questions About XAT

  1. Q1. What is XAT?
  2. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a management entrance exam for post graduate courses for candidates aspiring to get into the B-schools that come under Xavier Association of Management Institutes, along with other B-school. It is a Computer Based Exam. Around 90 thousand students take XAT each year for 150+ B-schools.

  3. Q2. When notification for XAT registration is released?
  4. The notification for XAT registration is usually released in August.

  5. Q3. When XAT is conducted?
  6. XAT is generally conducted on the first Sunday of January.

  7. Q4. When results of XAT are released?
  8. The results of XAT are usually announced in the last week of January.

  9. Q5. What are eligibility criteria for appearing for XAT?
  10. The applicant must hold the Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized institution.

  11. Q6. What is exam pattern of XAT?
  12. The pattern of XAT exam in term of the number of questions has seen continuous change over the years. Questions in XAT come from areas like Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, Decision Making, and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. The area-wise break-down of questions in the exam is shown in the table below:

    Part Section Number of questions Duration (in min)
    Part-I Verbal and Logical Ability 24 170
    Decision Making 21
    Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 27
    Part-II General Knowledge 25 35
    Essay Writing 1