Necessary Insight for XAT Entrance Examination 2022

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national level entrance examination conducted by Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI) for admission to MBA/PGDM program. Xavier School of Management (XLRI-XSM or XLRI) is a private Catholic business school run by the Society of Jesuits in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. It was founded in 1949 and got the name Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI) in 1955.



XLRI offers two years MBA flagship programs like Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM), Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource management (PGDHRM), General Management Program (GMP), Doctoral Level Fellowship Program (FPM) and other short term management development program.



Apart from XLRI, XAMI members and other 800 B-School accepts the XAT score for admissions to their postgraduate management program.



List of XAMI Members:


Institute Name



Loyola Institute of Business Administration Chennai
St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR) Mumbai
St. Joseph’s Institute of Management Bangalore
St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology Mangalore
Xavier Business School (XBS) Kolkata
St. Xavier University Kolkata
Xavier Institute of Development Action and Sciences (XIDAS) Jabalpur
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship Bangalore
Xavier Institute of Management & Research Mumbai
Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University Bhubaneswar
Xavier Institute of Social Science Ranchi
XLRI Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur


Highlights of XAT Exam

Features Details
Exam Name Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Conducting Body Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 3 hours
Exam Sections 4
Exam Pattern MCQ Format
Exam Language English
Exam Fees Rs. 1700
Courses Offered MBA/PGDM
Number of B-School accepting score 800+ B-Schools
Number of Registration 1 Lakh
Official Website



Event Tentative Month
CAT Notification August
CAT Admit Card January
CAT Exam January
CAT Result January


Eligibility Criteria:




  • Indian citizens can apply for XAT
  • NRI & Foreign candidates can also apply.
  • Foreign Nationals can apply through the GMAT score.


Age limit:

There is no lower and upper age limit set for appearing XAT exam.


Educational Qualification:

  • The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized University or equivalent can appear for XAT Exam.
  • Appearing and result awaited candidates are also eligible to appear for the exam.


The number of attempts:

There is no fixed number of attempts for the exam.



Exam Pattern of XAT Exam:


Feature Details
Exam Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Name of sections Verbal and Logical Ability

Decision Making

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

Number of Questions 99
Total Marks 300
Exam Format MCQs
Exam Duration 180 minutes
Medium of Exam English
Marking Scheme +1 awarded for a correct answer

-0.25 deducted for an incorrect answer

Beyond 8 unanswered question, 0.10 mark deducted

No negative mark for GK Questions


Note: Visually impaired candidates will get an extra 25 minutes of time.


Section-wise Exam Pattern


Section Number of Questions (MCQ) Duration
Part -1
Verbal and Logical Ability 26 165 minutes (No sectional limit)
Decision Making 21
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 28
General Knowledge 25 15 minutes
Total (Part-1+Part-2) 100


Notable Alumni:

Some of the notable XLRI Alumni include:

  1. Abhijit Bhaduri author and Chief Learning Officer, Wipro
  2. Abhishek Singh, former Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha for Rajnandgaon
  3. Akash Khurana, actor.
  4. Ananth Vaidyanathan, actor and voice trainer.
  5. Krishnakumar Natarajan, chairman, Mindtree
  6. Leena Nair, global senior vice-president, Unilever.
  7. Rekha Menon, Chairman & Senior MD, Accenture
  8. Mohan Raman, television and film actor, management trainer.
  9. B Muthuraman, vice -chairman, Tata Steel.
  10. Naveen Jain, founder of income and Moon express.



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