XAT 2019

XLRI will conduct XAT 2019 on Sunday, January 6, 2019 as a computer based test in a single session across the country and in two international cities.  Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2019 is one of the largest National level MBA entrance exams after CAT. XLRI accepts only XAT exam score. Other associated top MBA colleges like XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, BIMTECH, TAPMI, XIMB, GIM Goa, Great Lakes, LIBA and other 150 MBA colleges across the country accept XAT or CAT scores for MBA admission. XAT 2019 will be an online computer based test. XLRI has been convening Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) for more than 60 years.


XAT 2019 Exam Dates

XAT 2019 Dates
XAT Exam Dates 2019
XAT Exam 2019 Notification Date
2nd week August 2018
XAT Exam 2019 Registration Date
3rd week August 2018
XAT 2019 Registration last date without late fee
November 30, 2018
XAT Exam 2019 Registration last date with late fee
December 15, 2018
XAT Exam 2019 Date for Admit Card download
3rd week December, 2018 onwards
XAT Exam 2019 Date
January 6, 2019 (10AM to 1.30PM)
XAT 2019 Result date
By January 31, 2019


About XAT Exam 
Xavier Aptitude Test – XAT is the second largest MBA entrance test to pursue MBA/PGDM in 11 member institutes and 140 Associate institutes accepting XAT exam scores. Till 2017 XAT remained a paper based test. With effect from 2018, XAT has become an online computer based test. As per the past trends in XAT Exam Date, the XAT 2019 date is to remain the first Sunday of January month. Accordingly, XLRI – the XAT 2019 exam conducting authority is expected to announce the XAT  2019 date as January 6, 2019.  


XLRI and other top rated MBA colleges in India will accept XAT 2019 exam scores. XAT exam 2019 will be conducted by XLRI for admission to MBA/PGDM 2019-21 batch in about 150 MBA colleges accepting XAT exam scores in the academic year 2019-21.

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Instead of going for multiple days, XAT exam dates 2019 will remain a single day and single session XAT exam date. XAT has been a single session exam for last 60 years. Accordingly XAT 2019 will not be different. XAT exam duration is 3½ and half hours. XLRI conducts XAT from 10 AM to 1.30 PM. The XAT exam date 2019 will be same across the country and at international centres. On a single XAT 2019 date, the exam will be  held in 47 XAT test cities across the country and in 2 cities abroad namely, Kathmandu and Dubai.


XAT 2019 Date for Notification
XAT exam information with XAT exam date, and other related XAT 2019 dates will be released on XAT Exam 2019 website in the 3rd week of August 2018. XAT 2019 Notification containing XAT exam details, XAT exam format, XAT exam centres and XAT exam dates 2019 will be released in the leading news papers also. All the XAT 2019 dates with other information and FAQs will be available on XAT 2019 exam website. XAT 2019 registration and XAT exam 2019 application process is to begin in the 3rd week of August 2018. XAT 2019 date for admit card download will be out in the 2nd week of December 2018.

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 13-08-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Registration – Online: 24-08-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Late Registration – Online: 30-11-2018 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 27-12-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:30 (Confirm)
    Result: 31-01-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)

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XAT Exam Eligibility

XAT Eligibility is probably the simplest one among all the National Level MBA entrance exams. XAT Exam Eligibility needs only a pass in your bachelor’s degree while other exams need a particular percentage of marks. The XAT exam eligibility over the years has remained unchanged. XLRI does not propose to change the XAT 2019 exam eligibility either.


XAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria at a Glance

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XAT 2019 Registration & XAT 2019 Application form

XAT 2019 Registration and Application Form is expected to open in the 3rd week of August 2018. The XAT 2019 Registration would remain open for about 100 days. XAT Exam Registration is online process and you can complete XAT 2019 Exam Registration as well as XAT 2019 Application Form Online only on the XAT 2019 Exam website ‘onlinexat’.  The XAT Registration fees include the XAT application form fees along with XAT exam 2019 registration fee. 


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XAT Admit Card 2019

XAT 2019 Admit Card will be released by XLRI in the 3rd week of December 2018, two weeks before the XAT 2019 exam date which is January 6, 2019. You will get the XAT Admit Card 2019 only if your XAT 2019 application is successfully submitted. Once you are able to view your XAT 2019 Admit Card – you should immediately download it and take prints of the same.


You also have to check all the details in your XLRI-XAT Admit Card 2019 and keep your documents ready as per the instructions in XAT admit card.


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XAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2019 will be conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur on behalf of XAMI on January 6, 2019 from 10AM to 1.35PM in a single session. XAT 2019 Exam Pattern is to remain as the Online computer based test. XAT 2019 paper pattern will be the second computer based test in the 60+ years history of XAT. Till 2017 XAT Exam Pattern remained a Paper Based Test. 


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XAT 2019 Exam Syllabus

XAT Exam syllabus coincides with the XAT exam pattern for the particular XAT exam year. XAT syllabus changes in accordance with changes in XAT exam pattern. Since XAT exam is the XLRI entrance exam, the changes in XAT exam pattern also bring changes in XAT syllabus. Accordingly, the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) exam syllabus 2019 is not strictly pre defined by XLRI. Accordingly, the XAT 2019 exam Syllabus is based on past trends in XAT exam pattern and syllabus. The changes over the years in the exam have also been incorporated in the syllabus for XAT 2019.


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XAT 2019 Preparation

XAT 2019 preparation strategy or the question how to prepare for XAT over the years is answered on the basis of  2 important things – XAT previous years test papers and the anticipated XAT pattern with expected changes in XAT. In every XAT exam, there are some changes. During the past 4-5 years, XAT preparation had to be frequently changed due to changes in XAT exam every year. Till 2016 XAT exam continued to change its structure due to which the XAT exam preparation had to be changed also.

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XAT 2019 Analysis

XAT 2019 Exam Analysis 2019 will be published by MBAUniverse.com immediately after the XAT 2019 exam is over on January 6, 2019. The XAT exam analysis will reflect the XAT exam pattern, key changes in XAT 2019 and ideal attempts to improve your scores. Since last year XAT has changed its exam pattern by switching over to computer based test from paper based test and has also changed number of questions, the XAT analysis 2019 will highlight such changes and the difficulty level in XAT 2019 exam.

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XAT Previous Test Papers

On January 6, 2019, XLRI Jamshedpur will conduct XAT 2019 exam in 47 test cities in India for admission to MBA/PGDM 2019-21 at XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB and more than 140 B-schools.


Alongwith the XAT 2019 Notification, XLRI will release the XAT previous year question papers although these XAT previous year papers released by XLRI are not the XAT solved papers. XAT old papers published by XLRI can be used as XAT practice papers or XAT 2019 Mock Tests which are without solution.


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XAT Result

XAT 2019 Result is expected on or before January 31, 2019. XLRI declares XAT Result in a month’s time from the date of XAT Exam date. Except for the XAT exam result date in 2018, all the earlier XAT exam results were declared much before January 31. The delay in declaration of XAT final result for 2018 occurred mainly because it was the first online computer based test and due to the technical glitches re-test at some of the centres was conducted which caused the delay in XAT result.


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XAT 2019 Cutoff

XAT 2019 Expected Cut off, based on past top MBA colleges XAT cut off reveals that the XAT cut offs for XLRI can be 96 and for SPJIMR it would be beyond 93.  XAT 2019 cut off will be declared by XLRI and other MBA colleges after declaration of XAT 2019 result. The top B-School XAT Cut off, for example XAT cut off for SP Jain; XIMB cut off percentile and other MBA colleges XAT Cut off  is expected to remain around the past XAT cut off percentile score for shortlisting.


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XAT Essay Topics and Essay Writing Tips

The list of XAT essay topics for 2019 consists of XAT essay topics which appeared in past Essay writing tests in XAT. XAT 2019 Essay topics are expected to be based on abstract ideas as appeared in past. The Essay Writing Test in XAT 2019 is to be attempted in a changed pattern as the XAT essay is now required to be written on computer screen. The key changes introduced by XLRI in XAT Essay Writing Test are:

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XAT Percentile Predictor 2019 & XAT Score Calculator

XAT 2019 exam will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019. Read detailed Exam Analysis here.


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  • XAT Percentile Predictor 2019
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