FAQs on XAT 2017 #MBA2017

FAQ’S  FOR  XAT 2017

Q1) Can you tell me something about XAT examination ? 

The Xavier Aptitude Test is an all-India test conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) as an entrance exam for admission to the post graduate programs in management courses of several management institutes all over India. It is a paper-based Test.

Q2) Which B-Schools accept the XAT score ? 

The following is the list of the B-Schools that accept XAT score for admission into their Post graduate program in Management: 

1.    Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur
2.    SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
3.    Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
4.    TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal
5.    Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
6.    Great Lakes Institute  of Management, Chennai
7.    Loyola Institute of business Administration, Chennai
8.    Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
9.    Goa Institute of Management, Goa
10. Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
11. Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad
12. Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore
13. Institute of Finance and International Management, Banglore
14. Balaji Institute of Modern Management, Banglore
15. Amity Business School, Noida
16. PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
17. Alliance School of Business, Banglore
18. SCMS Cochin School of Business, Cochin
19. Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar
20. Thiagarajar School of Management, Thirupparankundram

Q3) When is it conducted ? Is it an online exam ? 

It is usually conducted in the month of January. This time, the entrance test is being conducted on January 8th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. No, it is not an online exam. 

Q4)What is the last date for registering for XAT? How much is the test registration fee? 

The last date for registering for XAT exam is November 30th, 2016. The registration fee is Rs 1600+300 (PER XLRI COURSE) . The above mentioned date is labelled as last date without any kind of late fee. For students who still miss out on this late, they would have to pay extra sum of 400 as late fees (PLUS A SUM OF 200/- EXTRA PER XLRI COURSE). The date for that is 11th December, 2016.

Q5) What are the important dates of XAT Entrance test ?

Date of Commencement of Application
17th  August 2016
XAT Test Registration closes
30th  November 2016
Admit Card
20th  December 2016
XAT Test 2017
 8th January 2017
XAT Test 2016 Results
31st January 2017

Q6)Apart from registering for XAT, do I need to separately apply to B-school programs? 

Yes, apart from registering for XAT, you need to separately apply to B-school programs. The Registration fee for each Institute and for each programme is Rs. 1000/- For Institute registration and payment, please visit the particular Institute's website 

Q7) What was the last year's test pattern of XAT ? 

The following was the pattern of last year's XAT exam 





170 minutes


Duration of exam- 205 minutes
Negative marking - 25% of the marks allotted per question. 

Q8)Is the test pattern of this year's XAT same as last year's? 

YES, the test pattern of this year’s XAT has some changes.
Q9) which test centres conduct XAT Entrance Test?

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon (Gurugram), Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Surat, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam. 

Apart from these cities, XAT 2017 will also be conducted at two international cities- Dubai and Kathmandu. 

Q10) What is the eligibility criteria for writing XAT Entrance Test ? 

The candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized university or institute. The duration of the programme should be minimum 3 years. Final year graduation students will also be eligible to apply provided they complete their final exam by June 10, 2017. 

Q11) What is the criteria followed by the B-schools for shortlisting for the PI round? 

As per the XAT 2017 selection procedure at the participating B-schools, the shortlisted candidates have to appear for Group Discussion or Essay Writing and Personal Interview rounds. Some institutes may also conduct procedures like Group Activity or Case Discussion.