XAT 2023: Exam Date (Out), Registration Open, Pattern, Syllabus

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

XAT 2023: Exam on Jan 8; Registration Open from Aug 10, 2022; XLRI & 160 MBA Colleges to Accept XAT Score; Check Top Colleges, cut offs

 

Conducted by XLRI for the past 72 years, Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is one of the largest and  mandatory entrance exam for admission to XLRI Jamshedpur. Apart from XLRI, XAT scores are accepted by 160+ B-schools including XIMB, IMT, IMI, TAPMI, MICA, Great Lakes, GIM among others. XAT 2023 exam date is January 8, 2023 and the exam will be conducted in a single session of 3 hours 10 minutes duration as a computer based test.  XAT registrations are open from August 10 at official XAT website xatonline with a registration fee of Rs. 2000/-

 

XAT 2023

XAT exam full form is Xavier Aptitude Test and the XAT exam is one of the largest MBA Entrance Exams after CAT. Every year more than 1,00,000 candidates from all disciplines including Engineering, Commerce, Humanities, Science, Law apply and appear in XAT exam to get into of the various MBA programs offered by these top B-schools. Over the years, XAT exam has become an easier test but to get a high percentile (90+) in XAT 2023 exam requires 4-5 months of serious preparation.

 

XLRI conducts XAT exam on behalf of XAMI. For more than 72 years XLRI is conducting XAT exam at all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. In this article, you will read all key points to plan your XAT 2023 journey, including important dates to apply for XAT 2023 exam, syllabus & pattern, how to prepare, past XAT toppers interviews and much more. You will also find important links to Free Mock Tests and genuine Past Test Papers for XAT exam, released by XLRI. So, read through the article till the end.   

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Table of Contents

  1. What is XAT Exam?
  2. XAT Full Form
  3. Who Conducts XAT Exam?
  4. XAT 2023 Notification
  5. XAT 2023 Highlights & XAT Exam 2023 Features
  6. XAT 2023 Important Dates
  7. XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria for the Exam & For XLRI Admission
  8. XAT 2023 Registration Process, Fees, and Documents Required
  9. XAT Exam Pattern 2023: Questions, Sectional Division, Scoring
  10. XAT Syllabus 2023  
  11. XAT 2023 Preparation Strategy: How to Prepare for XAT 2023?
  12. XAT Admit Card 2023: How to Download XAT 2023 Admit Card?
  13. XAT Exam Centers 2023
  14. XAT 2023 Answer Key
  15. XAT Result 2023
  16. XAT 2023 score Accepting Colleges
  17. XAT 2023 Selection Process

1. What is XAT Exam?
XAT is the Admission Test for admission to MBA/PGDM programs in XLRI and other top MBA colleges like XIMB, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI New Delhi, LBSIM Delhi, TAPMI Manipal and 160 other top MBA colleges in India. XLRI will offer admission to its PGDM programs offered  in Jamshedpur and Delhi campuses on the basis of XAT exam score only and will not accept any other test score. There are more than 70 cities and more than 100 venues where XAT 2023 exam will be conducted in India. XLRI will release XAT Notification 2023 in August

 

2. XAT Full Form: Key Details
XAT exam full form is Xavier Aptitude Test and the exam is one of the largest MBA Entrance Exams for Admission to XLRI, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI and 160+ MBA Colleges in India. Every year more than 1,00,000 candidates from all disciplines including Engineering, Commerce, Humanities, Science, Law apply and appear in this exam to get into the various MBA programs offered by these top B-schools. Over the years, Xavier Aptitude Test has become an easier test but to get a high percentile (90+) in this exam requires 4-5 months of serious preparation.

                

3. Who Conducts XAT Exam?
XLRI conducts XAT exam on behalf of XAMI. For more than 70 years XLRI is conducting this exam at all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. Last year also, despite Covid pandemic, XLRI conducted XAT exam as a centre based test in 72 cities in India.  

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4. XAT 2023 Notification
XAT 2023 Notification has been released by XLRI on August 9, 2022 wide a Press Release. The XAT 2023 notification contains exam information with exam date, and other related important information about the XAT Exam 2023. The notification is also released on XAT exam website xatonline.in. XAT Notification 2023 containing all the exam details, exam format, exam centres and all the exam dates is released in the leading news papers also. All the exam dates with other information and FAQs are available on MBAUniverse.com XAT exam website.

 

Over the years the candidates applying for Xavier Aptitude Test have increased as the data for past exam registration also reveal this fact. As per XAT Notification there are 11 member institutes and 150 Associate institutes accepting XAT exam scores. Till 2017 the exam remained a paper based test. With effect from 2018, this exam has become an online computer based test.

 

5. XAT 2023 Highlights & XAT Exam 2023 Features
Following are the XAT 2023 highlights with salient XAT exam 2023 features with details on the exam date, XAT notification, eligibility criteria among other key points

XAT 2023 Test Conducting Body
Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur
Date of XAT Notification 2023
August 2022 second week
Number of MBA colleges accepting exam score
160+
Mode of XAT Exam
Computer Based Online Exam
XAT 2023 Registration & Application Process
Online; Simultaneously apply for entrance exam and for XLRI PGDM Programs
XAT Application Fee 2023
Rs.1800/-
XAT exam Full Form
Xavier Aptitude Test
XAT Cut offs 2023 for XLRI admission
96 to 97 percentile (Expected; Check last year cut offs
Total Questions in XAT Question Paper
100 - 105
XAT Exam 2023 Sectional Division of Test
5 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section.
Section which is not counted to prepare merit for XLRI shortlisting
GK & Essay
XAT Exam Difficulty Level
Moderate to Difficult

XLRI conducts Xavier Aptitude Test in the month of January every year. Along with releasing the  XAT Notification 2022 and finalizing the exam date, XLRI announces the complete schedule and all important dates.  Although XLRI will accept score of only Xavier Aptitude Test, the other associated top MBA colleges will accept other exam scores also. Earlier XAT exam was paper based test, but since 2018, the exam has become a computer based test. XLRI has been conducting this exam for more than 70 years on behalf of XAMI.

 

6. XAT 2023 Important Dates
XAT 2023 Important dates are announced by XLRI. The key important dates for XAT entrance exam 2023, last date to apply for XAT 2023, are as under:

Xavier Aptitude Test 2023 Schedule
XAT 2023 Important Dates
Date of Release of XAT Notification 2023
August 9, 2022
XAT Registration 2023 starts
August 10, 2022 ( 12 Noon Onwards)
Last date for XAT 2023 Registration & Application submission online without late fee
November 30, 2022 (Till 12 midnight)
XAT 2023 Registration Last date with late fee
Not Announced
XAT Admit Card 2023 download Start Date
December 20, 2022
Last date to Download XAT Admit Card 2023
January 8, 2023
XAT Exam Date 2023
January 8, 2023 (9.30 AM to 12.40 PM)
XAT 2023 Result date
January 20, 2023

7. XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria for the Exam & For XLRI Admission
Although there is no difference in the XAT eligibility criteria 2023 for the exam and for XLRI admission 2023, following points should be kept in mind

 

7.1 XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria for the Exam

  • The XAT 2023 exam eligibility criteria need only a pass in your bachelor’s degree.
  • XAT Eligibility 2023 does not require any minimum percentage of marks in graduation to register and apply for XAT exam, while other exams need minimum 50% percentage of marks in bachelor’s degree.
  • Students in their final year of graduation can also apply
  • Minimum 15 years of academic study till bachelor’s degree is required. It means you must have pursued or pursuing minimum three years of graduation degree
  • XAT 2023 eligibility criteria to appear in the exam is probably the simplest one among all the National Level MBA entrance exams.

7.2 XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria for XLRI Admission 2023

  • XLRI awards weightage for academic excellence, so those with higher percentage of marks in academics stand a better chance
  • Candidates with extra curricular achievements are preferred
  • Academic & Gender diversity also plays major role in XLRI eligibility parameters in final merit list  Read More

8. XAT 2023 Registration Process, Fees, and Documents Required
The registration process is online and can be completed in six simple steps at XAT 2023 official website. XAT exam 2023 Registration dates are open from August to November 2022. You need to follow the undernoted process while registering & applying for the XAT exam:

  • Register yourself on official XAT 2023 Exam website
  • Verify Email ID on receipt of message from exam centre
  • Fill all the pages of XAT Application Form online
  • Upload Required Documents on relevant pages of XAT Application Form 2023
  • Pay XAT Application Fee of Rs.2000/- Online
  • Submit XAT Application Form Online

Read Step by Step Process How to Apply for XAT exam 2023 & More

 

 

9. XAT Exam Pattern 2023: Questions, Sectional Division, Scoring
Xavier Aptitude Test is online computer based exam. The aggregate maximum marks in the exam are 101 for 101 questions divided in 5 sections. Each correct answer for MCQ is awarded +1 mark and each wrong answer will attract the penalty of -0.25 mark. Total time duration for the exam is 3 hours 10 minutes. XAT Exam pattern with sectional division of XAT questions and XAT exam time duration is as below:

Exam Sections
Number of questions
Overall Time Duration
Part-1
75 Total MCQs
165 Minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability
26
No Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making
21
No Sectional Time Limit
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
28
No Sectional Time Limit
Part-2
25 Total MCQs + Essay Writing Test
25 Minutes
General Knowledge
25
 
Essay
  1 Descriptive Topic
10 Minutes
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)
101
 

Candidate are allowed to go to Part 2 after completing the time duration of 165 minutes in Part 1 Read More

 

9.1 XAT 2023 Exam Pattern: Key Points
Following are the key highlights and changes introduced in the XAT Exam by XLRI:

  • XAT 2023 exam application fee is Rs.2000/-
  • The XAT exam is now changed to a computer based test from paper based test
  • XAT is now a Single slot, single day exam
  • Test duration increased from 3 hours to 3 hours 10 minutes
  • XAT test timing changed to 9.30AM to 12.40PM
  • Total XAT questions increased to 101 from 99
  • XAT Essay Writing Test Restored: The descriptive essay writing test was scrapped in 2019
  • Now XAT 2023 has 100 MCQ type and 1 Descriptive Questions
  • Question paper with 4 sections with MCQs and 1 section with Essay Writing Test
  • The GK Section with 25 questions is not counted for percentile calculation
  • Visually impaired candidates with scribe are given additional 25 minutes to solve Part 1 of  the exam
  • Marks for every correct answer : +1
  • - 0.25 Negative Marking for wrong answer
  • No Negative marking for General Knowledge and Essay writing section in part-2 of question paper
  • All the MCQ type questions have five options with one correct option
  • Essay shall be evaluated after the candidate is shortlisted for the interview.
  • -0.10 Negative marks are awarded for every unattempted question after 8 unattempted questions

9.2 XAT 2023: 7 Key Changes in Exam Pattern during Last 4 Years
Below are shared key changes in XAT 2023 Exam & Scoring Pattern as compared to last 4 Years of XAT Exam and scoring pattern

XAT exam year
XAT 2023
XAT 2022
XAT 2021
XAT 2020
Test Duration
3 Hours 10 Minutes:
9.30AM to 12.40PM
3 Hours 10 Minutes:
9.30AM to 12.40PM
3 Hours:9.30AM to 12.30PM
3 Hours:9.30AM to 12.30 PM
Number of Sections
5
5
4
4
Number of Questions
101
101
100
99
Type of Questions
MCQs-100; Descriptive-1
MCQs-100; Descriptive-1
MCQs
MCQs
Subjective Answer Questions
1 (Essay Writing )
1 (Essay Writing Test)
No
No
Maximum marks
100 (Essay Evaluation after shortlisting by XLRI)
100 (Essay Evaluation after shortlisting by XLRI)
100
99
Penalty for Leaving Questions Unattempted
0.10 Negative marks penalty for every unattempted question after 8 unattempted questions
0.10 Negative marks penalty for every unattempted question after 8 unattempted questions
Not Announced
0.10 Negative marks penalty for every unattempted question after 8 unattempted questions  
 

9.3 XLRI: Searching for Cream of Talent
Xavier Aptitude Test is the MBA entrance exam which attracts the cream of talent in India. The admission to XLRI is possible only through high scores in the entrance exam. Return on investment at XLRI is high. 2 years fee and other expenses at XLRI come to around Rs.24 lakhs.  Top recruiters from India and the world eye XLRI for their placement season. The offered salary packages go as high as Rs.25 to 35 lakhs per annum to the students of XLRI, XIMB, IMT among others who offer admission on the basis of XAT exam scores.

 

9.4 XAT Exam Offers Level Playing Field
XLRI believes that single testing session with same difficulty level will provide level playing field to all the test takers without any discrimination. Around 90 thousand to 1 lakh candidates explore admission opportunities in XLRI and other member and associate MBA colleges accepting the XAT exam scores. The exam date is same across the country. On a single date, the exam will be held in 72 test cities in India. . 

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 10. XAT Syllabus 2023 
XAT Exam Syllabus 2023 is divided into 4 sections - Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. Except the General Awareness, all the other three are core sections which determine the percentile score as well as XLRI shortlisting criteria. The score of General Awareness section is taken into account at the time of personal Interview round.

 

Since 2021, XLRI has again introduced the descriptive essay writing section in XAT Syllabus. However, this section also does not count for XAT percentile calculation.

 

A clear understanding of updated XAT syllabus and exam structure before beginning your preparation is very important. Accordingly, key changes in syllabus, important topics are some of the important things you should know before preparing as per the exam syllabus.  Read Section-wise XAT Syllabus 2023

 

10.1 Most Important Sections in XAT Syllabus 2023

  • The Xavier Aptitude Syllabus 2023 will overall test the candidate on Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension & Logical Reasoning; Decision Making; Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation as the key sections to determine your percentile and merit position.
  • The other section on General Awareness (GK) does not have any pre defined syllabus nor it is counted for percentile calculation. 
  • The Decision Making section in XAT Syllabus is unique as other MBA entrance exams like CAT/NMAT/SNAP do not consist of such section. XAT toppers are of the view that those who score well in Decision Making section of XAT, have more chances to score high overall and get shortlisted by XLRI
  • Please also note that each question carries equal marks, so except GK section the other three sections are equally important parts in XAT syllabus. Read More

11. XAT 2023 Preparation Strategy: How to Prepare for XAT 2023?
Xavier Aptitude Test comprises 3 major sections which are very important for shortlisting and determining your merit position. The 4th & 5th sections on GK and Essay Writing are not taken in account to determine the merit. The XAT 2023 preparation strategy and books for XAT exam preparation should be in accordance with revised pattern of the entrance exam and as per XAT entrance exam syllabus. XAT exam preparation calls for special preparation for Decision Making section apart from other topics. You need to focus on following while preparing for the XAT exam:

  1. Follow the Exam Pattern: Thoroughly understand the structure, number and type of questions
  2. Scan thoroughly the XAT exam Syllabus
  3. Decide, if you need Online preparation with coaching or wish to self-prepare for the exam
  4. Get best XAT preparation Books for exam preparation
  5. Attempt XAT Mock Tests in good number and analyse each
  6. Attempt as many as Previous XAT question papers
  7. Devise XAT preparation strategy to crack the exam with 95+ percentile

Read More

 

11.1 XAT 2023 Mock Test Available: Attempt and Check your Preparation Level
XLRI releases official Mock Test without answer keys in the 3rd week of December. This official Mock test is the best guide to prepare for the exam. However, the Mock Test released by XLRI is without solution. To help you prepare for the exam, MBAUniverse.com has provided number of free Mock Tests with answer keys. These XAT Mock Tests are of low to high difficulty level. 

 

The experts have prepared these full length XAT Mock Tests with answers which can be used as guide for exam paper. These free XAT Mock Tests will enable the test takers to become conversant with the XAT exam pattern and type of questions expected in the exam. The assessment after attempting each Mock will help you in predicting your Percentile also. Read More

 

12. XAT Admit Card 2023: How to Download XAT 2023 Admit Card?
XLRI will release XAT Admit card 2023 likely on December 24, 2022 on the official XAT 2023 exam website. Only those who have successfully registered and applied for XAT 2023 and have paid exam fees, can download XAT admit card from the official XAT website onlinexat.in. No hardcopy of admit card will be sent to you. Check How to download XAT admit card & other key details.

 

13. XAT 2023 Exam Centers
XLRI will conduct XAT 2023 exam in 72 cities across the country at more than 100 test venues. There may not be International test cities for XAT 2023. Earlier XAT was also conducted in Dubai (UAE) and Kathmandu (Nepal).

 

In view of rising number of applicants, XLRI has increased the number of test cities to 72 from earlier 46 XAT exam cities. XAT 2023 test takers can choose two preferred test cities while applying for XAT 2023 exam.

The name & address of the XAT 2023 test centre allotted to you will be indicated in your XAT Admit Card. To check important details about the XAT test cities 2023, Click Here

 

14. XAT 2023 Answer Key
XAT 2023 Answer Key will be released wthin 2-3 days after the XAT exam date. It is expected that XLRI will release the XAT Answer key 2023 on  January 10, 2023. Last year XAT answer key was released on January 3, 2022 within a day of conducting XAT exam on Jan 2. You can check your Answer Keys on XAT official website. Only those candidates who have appeared in XAT 2023 can view and download both the Official XAT Answer Key as well as their Individual Responses to XAT Questions. It will help you calculate your XAT score and likely percentile also

 

14.1 XAT 2023 Answer Key: Key Highlights

  • There are 4-5 sets of XAT question paper. XLRIreleases the XAT answer key for all sets of XAT questions paper
  • As GK & Essay Writing Tests are not counted for percentile calculation, XLRI does not release XAT answer key for GK questions and Essay Writing Test in XAT exam
  • Accordingly, XAT Answer key is released only for three sections which have negative marking – namely, Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

Check How to download XAT Answer key and verify responses in Exam

 

15. XAT Result 2023
XLRI releases XAT result much before the pre-announced date. It is expected that XAT 2023 exam result can be released by January 20 instead of the last week of January 2023. Last year also XAT result was released on January 17, 2022 instead of last week of Jan 2022. After verification of objections on XAT answer key, the XAT result is released by XLRI.

 

You can download your XAT score card by login to XAT website with your XAT 2023 registration ID and the XAT password after release of XAT result. Shortly after release of XAT result 2023, XLRI will announce XAT cut offs 2023 for shortlisting purpose for different  PGDM programs. Individual messages to shortlisted candidates will also be sent by XLRI Check How to download your XAT Score Card & Match XAT Cut Offs

 

16.  XAT 2023 score Accepting Colleges
There are 160+ XAT 2023 score accepting colleges. These MBA colleges will accept the XAT exam score for MBA admission 2023. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting XAT exam score for MBA admission 2023 are:

  • XLRI Jamshedpur
  • IMT Ghaziabad
  • XIM Bhubaneswar
  • IMI New Delhi
  • LBSIM New Delhi
  • TAPMI Manipal
  • XIME Bangalore, Kochi, Chennai
  • BIMTECH, Greater Noida
  • FORE School of Management, New Delhi
  • GIM Goa
  • Great Lakes, Chennai
  • LIBA Chennai

16.1 XLRI & Other Top MBA Colleges: Fee, Intake, Programs offered
Check below the fee, number of seats and programmes offered by MBA colleges accepting XAT 2023 score for MBA admission 2023

Institute Name
Fee (Rs.in Lakhs)*
Seats*
Flagship PGDM Programme
XLRI Jamshedpur
23.60
360
PGDM-BM; PGDM-HR
XIM Bhubaneswar
19.50
360
MBA
IMT Ghaziabad
19.53
180
PGDM
IRMA Anand (Gujarat)
15.25
180
PGDRM
MICA Ahmedabad
21.00
180
PGDM-C
TAPMI Manipal
16.00
285
PGDM

*May increase for 2023-25 batch Read More

 

17. XAT 2023 Selection Process
On the basis of  Xavier Aptitude Test 2023 result, XAT 2023 selection process at XLRI and in other top B-schools will begin. At XLRI the selection procedure is more governed by its admission policy.  The other 160 members and associate B-schools will also select the candidates on the basis of XAT exam percentile score and as per their final admission round.

 

Good performance in the Xavier Aptitude Test and obtaining high score in it, is the mandatory requirement in the XLRI selection process for its highly ranked PGDM programme. The first step to participate in XLRI 2023 Selection procedure is to apply for the XAT exam and to apply simultaneously to XLRI Jamshedpur through the same application form. Apart from XLRI Jamshedpur, there are more than 160 MBA/PGDM colleges including IMT Ghaziabad, XIM Bhubaneswar, GIM Goa, Great Lakes Chennai, TAPMI Manipal, LIBA Chennai, BIMTECH Greater Noida, FORE New Delhi among others who will participate in XAT 2023 selection procedure for MBA admission 2023.

 

17.1 XAT 2023 Selection Process: Stages of Selection Procedure
There are six main stages of XLRI selection process:

  1. Submit the XAT 2023 Registration and Application Form latest by the last date
  2. Apply to XLRI through same application form. For other institutes use their application form
  3. Appear in the XAT exam on January 8, 2023 & Use XAT Percentile Predictor to know the expected call chances from XLRI
  4. Check your score on release of XAT Result  
  5. Check your place in Shortlist and participate in GD-PI-WAT of XLRI selection process
  6. Check Final admission offer and pay acceptance fee by the stipulated date

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 17.2 XAT Cut Off 2023
XAT cut offs for admission to XLRI PGDM and PGDM-HRM programs are announced immediately after declaration of XAT result. Following cut offs were announced by XLRI for BM and HRM 2022-24 Batch. It is expected that same XAT cut offs may be applied for admission 2023

 

17.2.1 XLRI PGDM-BM : XAT Cut offs
Below are the expected sectional and overall XAT cut offs for PGDM-BM 2023-25 Batch

Sectional & Overall Cut offs
XAT Cut off for Male Candidates
XAT Cut off for Female Candidates
VALR
76
70
DM
74
70
QA
83
75
Overall
94
92

17.2.2 XLRI PGDM-HRM 2023-25 Batch: XAT Cut offs
Below are expected XAT sectional and overall cut offs for PGDM-HRM 2023-25 batch for XLRI Jamshedpur

Sectional & Overall Cut offs
Male (Engg)
Female (Engg)
Male (Non Engg)
Female (Non-Engg)
VALR
80
75
80
75
DM
75
68
75
68
QA
80
74
73
64
Overall
93
90
90
87

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 09-08-2022 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 10-08-2022 12:00 AM to 30-11-2022 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 30-12-2022 10:00 AM to 08-01-2023 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, January 8, 2023 - 09:30 to 12:30 (Confirm)
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XAT 2018 - 99.98 Percentile ....
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XAT 2018 - 98.80 Percentile ....
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Jhalak Agrawal , Mathura
XAT 2017 - 98.23 Percentile ....
Mukesh Goyal, Punjab
XAT 2017 - 99.80 Percentile ....
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XAT Eligibility Criteria 2023

XLRI XAT 2023 minimum eligibility criteria is the pass in bachelor’s degree. XAT 2023 exam will be held on January 8, 2023 in 72 cities as computer based test in single session. 

 

The key difference between XAT eligibility criteria 2023 and for other MBA entrance exams is that the XAT 2023 needs only a pass in your bachelor’s degree while other exams need minimum 50 percent marks to apply for the exam. XAT 2023 eligibility is probably the simplest among all the National Level MBA entrance exams.

 

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XAT Admit Card 2023

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XAT 2023 Admit Card will be released by XLRI between December 20 and 24, 2022. You can download the XAT hall ticket 2023 from the official XAT 2023 website onlinexat.in.

 

XLRI which is conducting XAT 2023 exam on January 8, 2023 will release the XAT admit card with the instructions how to download XAT Hall Ticket 2023 from XAT official website. XAT Admit Card 2023 is uploaded on XAT exam website. The XAT Admit Card 2023 Download process remains available till XAT exam date. You need to download the XAT Admit card and take a print of it as no hard copy of the XAT Admit Card will be sent to you. 

 

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XAT Application 2023 Form filling process is likely to start on August 10, 2022 on official XAT exam website. The XAT Application submission last date for XAT 2023 online application form is November 30, 2022 without payment of late fee. The XAT 2023 application fee is Rs.1800/-.

 

XAT 2023 Exam Notification will be released in the first week of August 2022. The XAT 2023 Exam date is Sunday January 8, 2023.  The exam will be conducted online by XLRI in a single session of 3 hours & 10 minutes duration from 9.30 AM to 12.40 PM.  Read this article below to know all about the XAT 2023 application dates, fee, step by step XAT 2023 application process and more

 

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GK for XAT 2023

The 4th section in XAT 2023 exam is General Awareness (GK). It consists of 25 questions of MCQ type. The questions are from the most relevant topics on current affairs, business, economy among others. Read complete details below about GK section, how to prepare for GK section of XAT 2023, important books and material for GK preparation, previous year GK questions, importance of the GK in XAT exam and more

 

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XAT Syllabus 2023

XAT 2023 Syllabus: Check Test Pattern, Section wise Syllabus with key topics

 

XAT 2023 exam date is January 8, 2023. XAT exam has four sections with MCQ type questions and one section with descriptive question. As such the Xavier Aptitude Test - XAT Syllabus 2023 is also divided into following 5 sections

i) Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension;

ii) Decision Making,

iii) Quantitative Aptitude

iv) General Awareness

v) Essay Writing Test

 

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XAT Exam Centres 2023: Check List of XAT Exam Cities

XLRI will conduct XAT 2023 exam on January 8, 2023 for MBA admission 2023 in more than 150 MBA colleges. There are 72 XAT 2023 Test Cities and more than 100 XAT2023 Exam Centres across the country. There may not be International XAT Exam Centres 2023. Earlier XAT exam centers included Dubai (UAE) and Kathmandu (Nepal) also.

 

In view of rising number of applicants, XLRI has increased the number of XAT2023 Exam Centres to 72 from earlier 46 XAT exam cities. Test takers can choose two preferred XAT2023 Test Cities while applying for XAT exam.

 

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XAT Selection Procedure 2023

MBA Selection process on the basis of XAT 2023 exam will start immediately after declaration of XAT exam 2022 result. While the selection process at XLRI is more governed by its admission policy 2023, the other 160 member and associate B-schools accepting XAT scores will also select the candidates on the basis of XAT 2023 percentile and as per the weightages awarded in their final admission round.

 

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XAT Answer Key 2023

XAT Answer Key 2023: Expected on Jan 10 for all Question Sets

 

XLRI will release the XAT 2023 Answer key on Jan 10, 2023 within two days of conducting XAT exam on January 8, 2023. XAT 2023 structure is changed with re-introduction of essay writing test after a long gap of three years.

 

XAT 2023 Answer Key: Key Highlights

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XAT Preparation 2023

XAT exam 2022 is divided in five sections out of which the score of three major sections on VALR, DM, QADI will be counted for percentile calculation and subsequent shortlisting process by XLRI. The fourth & fifth section on GK & Essay Writing will not be counted in merit list preparation by XLRI. So, unless you score high in the first three sections, you may not be shortlisted by XLRI for final admission round to its PGDM-BM or PGDM-HRM programmes. Accordingly, you need to prepare well for XAT 2023 with equal focus on all the three sections and should devise the best XAT preparation strategy to devote time to improve upon your weaknesses and further strengthen your strong areas. 

 

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XAT Mock Test 2023

XLRI will release Official XAT Mock Test for XAT 2023 without answer keys in the 3rd week of December 2022. This official XAT Mock test is the best guide to prepare for the XAT exam 2023. However, to help you prepare for XAT exam, MBAUniverse.com has provided nine free Mock Tests for XAT 2023 with answer keys below.

 

XLRI will release full length official XAT Mock test 2023 a few days before the XAT exam day. There are four XAT Free Mock Tests which are available on official XAT exam website without answer options.  Each one is the free XAT Mock Test which you can also download as free XAT Mock test Pdf.

 

XAT is an important MBA entrance test leading to MBA admission 2023 in XLRI, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI, XIME and other 150 MBA colleges in India.  

 

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XAT Previous Year Question Papers

XLRI has released five XAT Previous Year Question Papers on the XAT exam official website. In each subsequent year of XAT exam, one recent XAT previous question paper is added to this list. However, these XAT question papers, released by XLRI are without answer key. The question papers are from the XAT year 2017 to 2021 and can be attempted any number of times freely by anyone.

 

XAT previous year question papers are the best guide to prepare for the XAT question paper 2023. XLRI release the XAT Previous Year papers after the beginning of application process in August every year. XAT 2023 exam date is January 8, 2023. 

 

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XAT Exam Analysis 2023

XAT Analysis 2023: Check Key Changes in Exam Pattern, Difficulty Level, Likely Cut Off, Impact of Decision Making Section

XAT 2023 exam Analysis will be published by MBAUniverse.com immediately after the XAT 2023 exam is over at 12.40 PM on January 8, 2023. The XAT exam 2023 will be held in a single session on Sunday January 8, 2023 with an increased time duration of 3 hours 10 minutes from 9.30 A. M. to 12.40 PM instead of earlier 3 hours.

 

XAT 2023 Analysis: Key Changes in Exam
Below is XAT 2023 Exam & Scoring Pattern Vs Last 3 Years XAT Exam and scoring pattern

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XAT Result 2023

XAT 2023 Result: Check Release Date, How to Download Score Card; Top XAT Colleges

XAT 2023 exam result will be released in the third week of January 2023 most likely on January 20. XLRI will conduct XAT 2023 exam on Sunday January 8, 2023 in a single session with a changed pattern. Although XLRI announces the XAT result date as three weeks after the XAT 2023 exam date, but the result is likely to be released much earlier.  

 

XAT 2023 Result: Important Dates

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XAT 2023 Cutoff for XLRI, XIMB, IMI, IMT and other top B-schools

XAT 2023 cut offs will be released immediately after the XAT result 2023 is declared. It is expected that XAT Result 2023 will be declared in January 2023 second week. XLRI will also release the XAT Shortlist of candidates for admission 2023 for different XLRI programmes with XAT sectional and overall cut offs.

  • XLRI XAT 2023 Cut off for flagship PGDM-BM is expected at 95%ile
  • XLRI XAT 2023 Cut off for PGDM-HRM is expected at 93%ile

XLRI Admission 2023 Shortlist
Based on past trends, the number of candidates to be shortlisted for admission 2023 are expected as below:

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XAT Essay Test 2023: Topics & Essay Writing Tips

XLRI has again added Essay Writing Test section in XAT 2023 exam since last year. Earlier the essay writing test was removed from XAT exam in 2019.

 

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XAT Percentile Predictor 2023

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