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:
|Loyola Institute of Business Administration||Chennai||www.liba.edu|
|St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR)||Mumbai||www.sfimar.org|
|St. Joseph’s Institute of Management||Bangalore||www.sjim.edu.in|
|St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology||Mangalore||www.staloysics.ac.in|
|Xavier Business School (XBS)||Kolkata||www.sxuk.edu.in|
|St. Xavier University||Kolkata||www.sxuk.edu.in|
|Xavier Institute of Development Action and Sciences (XIDAS)||Jabalpur||www.xidas.in|
|Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship||Bangalore||www.xime.org|
|Xavier Institute of Management & Research||Mumbai||www.ximr.ac.in|
|Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University||Bhubaneswar||www.xub.edu.in|
|Xavier Institute of Social Science||Ranchi||www.xiss.ac.in|
|XLRI Xavier School of Management||Jamshedpur||www.xlri.ac.in|
Highlights of XAT Exam
|Exam Name||Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)|
|Conducting Body||Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Exam Pattern||MCQ Format|
|Exam Fees||Rs. 1700|
|Number of B-School accepting score||800+ B-Schools|
|Number of Registration||1 Lakh|
CAT EXAM -PROPOSED MONTH
|CAT Admit Card||January|
- Indian citizens can apply for XAT
- NRI & Foreign candidates can also apply.
- Foreign Nationals can apply through the GMAT score.
There is no lower and upper age limit set for appearing XAT exam.
- 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:
|Exam Mode||Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Name of sections||Verbal and Logical Ability
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
|Number of Questions||99|
|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|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||26||165 minutes (No sectional limit)|
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||28|
|General Knowledge||25||15 minutes|
Some of the notable XLRI Alumni include:
- Abhijit Bhaduri author and Chief Learning Officer, Wipro
- Abhishek Singh, former Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha for Rajnandgaon
- Akash Khurana, actor.
- Ananth Vaidyanathan, actor and voice trainer.
- Krishnakumar Natarajan, chairman, Mindtree
- Leena Nair, global senior vice-president, Unilever.
- Rekha Menon, Chairman & Senior MD, Accenture
- Mohan Raman, television and film actor, management trainer.
- B Muthuraman, vice -chairman, Tata Steel.
- Naveen Jain, founder of income and Moon express.
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