XAT 2019

XAT 2019 Exam Registration and Application has started on Monday, August 20 and will close on November 30, 2018. XAT 2019 Exam will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019 as computer based test. XLRI  has changed the XAT 2019 exam pattern and exam duration. Now the XAT 2019 exam will not have Essay Writing Test and will have a reduced time duration of three hours from 10AM to 1PM. 


XAT 2019 Exam Dates

XAT 2019 Dates
XAT Exam Dates 2019
XAT Exam 2019 Notification Date
August 20, 2018
XAT Exam 2019 Registration Start Date
August 20, 2018
XAT 2019 Registration last date without late fee
November 30, 2018
XAT Exam 2019 Registration last date with late fee
December 7, 2018
XAT Exam 2019 Admit Card Download Start Date
December 20, 2018 onwards
XAT 2019 Admit Card Download End date
January 6, 2019
XAT 2019 Exam Date
January 6, 2019 (10AM to 1.00PM)
XAT 2019 Result date
By January 31, 2019


6 Steps Admission Process to xlri through xat 2019


XAT 2019: Salient Features
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2019 has introduced number of changes in the exam pattern, duration, Registration among others. It is the second largest MBA entrance test to pursue MBA/PGDM in XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB and other more than 140 top MBA colleges. 

  • XAT 2019 is a single day single session Exam and has remained the same for last 60 years
  • XAT 2019 exam pattern has been changed. The exam will not have Essay Writing Test
  • Time duration for XAT 2019 Exam has been reduced to 3 hours from 10AM to 1PM now instead of  3 ½ hours
  • XAT 2019 Registration Process is online only. Before registering for XAT 2019 you need to ensure that your system is equipped with one of the following browsers: Internet Explorer ( version 11 and above ) or, Mozilla Firefox ( version 50 to 61 ) or Google Chrome (version 50 to 69) to fill the XAT Application Form
  • The XAT exam date 2019 will be same across the country and at international centres. 
  • On a single XAT 2019 exam date, the exam will be  held in 46 XAT test cities across the country and in 2 cities abroad namely, Kathmandu and Dubai.

XAT 2019 Notification
XAT exam information with XAT exam date, XAT 2019 Application process, and other related XAT 2019 dates has been released by XLRI on August 20, 2018. XAT 2019 Notification containing XAT exam details, XAT exam format, XAT exam centres and XAT exam dates 2019 was shared with MBAUniverse.com and was also released on XAT 2019 website by XLRI. All the XAT 2019 dates with other information and FAQs are available on MBAUniverse.com as well as XAT 2019 exam website. With the release of XAT 2019 Notification, the XAT 2019 registration and XAT exam 2019 application process has also started and will close on November 30, 2018. XAT 2019 date for admit card download is December 20, 2018 onwards till XAT 2019 exam date.

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 20-08-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Registration – Online: 20-08-2018 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Late Registration – Online: 07-12-2018 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 20-12-2018 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    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 Admit Card

XAT 2019 Admit Card will be released on December 20, 2018 by XLRI. The XAT Admit Card will remain available for download till the XAT exam day. The XAT 2019 exam date 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 Registration & XAT 2019 Application form

XAT 2019 Registration and Application Process has started on Monday August 20, 2018. The last date to apply for XAT 2019 is November 30, 2018 without late fee. The XAT 2019 Exam will be held on January 6, 2019 in a changed pattern as computer based test. The XAT 2019 Registration would remain open till December 7, 2018 with late fee. XAT Exam Registration is available online only at XAT website.  The XAT Registration charges include the XAT application form fees along with XAT exam 2019 registration fee.

XAT 2019 Registration Dates & Fee

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GK for XAT 2019

General Knowledge (GK) for XAT 2019 will be the 4th section in the exam. GK has become an important section now due to the fact that it is now an integral part of XAT exam 2019. In the changed XAT exam pattern, the 5th section on Essay Writing Test has been removed from XAT 2019 exam. So, alongwith other three sections, XAT GK questions will also play an important role in XAT 2019 online computer based test.


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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 1.00PM in a single session. XLRI has changed the XAT 2019 Exam Pattern. There will not be Essay Writing Test in XAT 2019 although XAT is to remain as the Online computer based test. Unlike that of last year the XAT 2019 exam duration has also been reduced to three hours from earlier three & half hours. 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

XLRI has deleted the Essay Writing Test section from XAT 2019 exam. It is possib le that the Essay Writing test in XAT may be reintroduced in 2020. The list of XAT essay topics for consists of XAT essay topics which appeared in past Essay writing tests in XAT.  XAT Essay topics are mostly based on abstract ideas as appeared in past. The Essay Writing Test in XAT may be replaced b y Writing Ability Teast (WAT) in the final selection round by XLRI. 


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.


MBAUniverse.com, is providing following expert guidance and support to students taking XAT 2019:

  • XAT Percentile Predictor 2019
  • XAT Score Calculator 2019

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