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XAT 2018, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Xavier Admission Test 2018 Syllabus, Question Paper, Results, Answer Key

XAT 2018, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Xavier Admission Test 2018 Syllabus, Question Paper, Results, Answer Key

XAT 2018, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Xavier Admission Test 2018 Syllabus, Question Paper, Results, Answer Key

XAT 2018, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Xavier Admission Test 2018 Syllabus, Question Paper, Results, Answer Key


Important Dates XAT 2018 Xavier Admission Test 2018

XAT & XLRI Registration
August 16 – November 30, 2017
(without late fee) & Dec 01 – Dec 15
(with late fee)
Application Page
XAT Application page to be received by
XAT Office only for Draft payment Last date
December 15, 2017.
(Only those who are paying through demand draft
need to send the application page along with the DD,
candidates paying through online and cash need not
send the confirmation page to XLRI or XAT office)
XAT 2018 Admit card
Could be downloaded during
December 20, 2017 onwards
XAT 2018 to be held on
Sunday, January 07, 2018
XAT Result
January 31, 2018 (tentative)
XAT Score Card
between Feb 1st and Feb 25th 2018

Application Date Starts
(Cost of Form: INR 1600, INR 300 per XLRI Course)
Mid Of August 2017
Application Date Ends (without late fee)
(Cost of Form: INR 1600, INR 300 per XLRI Course)
End Of November 2017
Last Date of Application (with late fee)
(Cost of Form: INR 2000, INR 500 per XLRI Course)
Second Week Of December 2017
Downloading of Admit CardsThird Week Of December 2017 on wards
Date of ExamFirst Week Of January 2018
Test Timings10.00 am to 01.30 pm



Exam Pattern XAT 2018 Xavier Admission Test 2018

Verbal and Logical Ability23170 mins
Decision Making26
Decision Making29
Essay & General Awareness35 mins


Cut-Offs for XLRI Courses


The tables below list the sectional cut-offs for different programs of XLRI. The emails/letters/messages to the shortlisted candidates will be sent in 2-3 days’ time.

Program: BM
Program: HR
Program: GMP
Marks Obtained
VA5 and above
DM5 and above
QA6 and above
Overall22 and above



XAT 2018 Xavier Admission Test 2018 Details:

XAT (Xavier’s Aptitude Test) is conducted for admission to Post-Graduate degree programme in Management at XLRI, XIM, XISS, LIBA etc. XAT is held in the month of January.

Institutes accepting XAT Score: XLRI (Jamshedpur); XIM (Bhubaneshwar); SIBM (Pune); BIM (Trichy); GIM (Goa);


Eligibility Criteria XAT 2018

QualificationUniversityPass Percentage
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s DegreeRecognized by the MHRD/UPSC/AICTEAt least 50% (45% for SC, ST and PWD candidates)
Students who are pursing final year of bachelor’s degree/ equivalent qualification examination and can also applyContinuing Graduation from University. Recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE/ UGCAt least 50% (45% for SC, ST and PWD candidates)



Click for New Registration

  1.  Basic Info  :   Once you complete filling the Basic Information, an email will be sent to your email id with a provisional XAT ID and password.
  2. Please quote your email (provided during the registration) and XAT ID for all future communication
  3. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address.
  4. Please ensure that you use your personal email address only as your primary email address in the application. (If you use your official email address and in case you switch jobs, it would be difficult for us to communicate with you).
  5. Please add as trusted sources in the anti-Spam software of your email. Otherwise, either you will not receive important emails or they will get delivered to your Spam/junk folder.
  6. Please access your emails regularly and ensure that your inbox is accessible.
  7. Please note that the XAT ID and password gives you an individual login on and on frequent intervals, you need to check for mails from XAT & other associated institutes.
  8. Please ensure that you give your correct mobile No. to receive SMS alerts.

XAT Registration Fee (without late fee) –Rs. 1650/-   Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each.

XAT Registration Fee (with late fee)  –Rs. 2000/-   Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 500/- each.

Note: If you do not receive the registration confirmation mail, with your XAT ID & Password, within 24 hours of signing up, please check your spam/junk folder just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your inbox. If you are unable to locate the email, please write to citing your primary email id. or call us up on 1800 419 2929 between 08.00 a.m. and 08.00 p.m. ( IST ) if you are unable to reach the customer care executive, please write to We shall get back to you in 48 hours. (Excluding Holidays)

Exam Structure

The exam shall consist of the following sections:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Language & Logical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • GK
  • Essay


XAT Registration Fee (without late fee)


Rs. 1650/-

Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each.

XAT Registration Fee (with late fee)


Rs. 2000/-

Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 500/- each.


Visit choose the tab “Click here for New Registration” and enter Name, Contact details and Email-id. A Provisional XAT ID and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional XAT ID and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional XAT ID number and Password will also be sent.

  1. In case the candidate is unable to complete the application form in one go, he / she can save the data already entered by choosing “SAVE AND NEXT” tab. Prior to submission of the online application candidates are advised to use the “SAVE AND NEXT” facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. Visually Impaired candidates should fill the application form carefully and Verify / get the details verified to ensure that the same are correct prior to final submission.
  2. Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible/ entertained after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON.
  3. The Name of the candidate or his /her Father/ Husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/ Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any  change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the ‘Validate your details’ and ‘Save & Next’ button.
  4. Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature detailed under point “C”.
  5. Candidates can proceed to fill other details of the Application Form.
  6. Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT.
  7. Modify details, if required, and click on ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.
  8. Click on ‘Payment‘ Tab and proceed for payment.
  9. Click on ‘Submit‘ button.



Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees / intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate. XAT Registration Fee (without late fee)  –Rs. 1650/-   Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each. XAT Registration Fee (with late fee)  –Rs. 2000/-   Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 500/- each.


  1. The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.
  2. The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.
  3. After submitting your payment information in the online application form, PLEASE WAIT FOR THE INTIMATION FROM THE SERVER. DO NOT PRESS BACK OR REFRESH BUTTON IN ORDER TO AVOID DOUBLE CHARGE
  4. On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated.Non-generation of ‘E-Receipt’ indicates PAYMENT FAILURE. On failure of payment, Candidates are advised to login again using their Provisional XAT ID and Password and repeat the process of payment.
  5. Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and online Application Form. Please note that if the same cannot be generated, online transaction may not have been successful.
  6. For Card charges are listed in Indian Rupee. If you use a non-Indian credit card, your bank will convert to your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates.
  7. To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your transaction is completed.

There is facility to print application form containing fee details after payment of fees.


  1. The candidates are required to download the Challan Form and visit nearest IDBI Bank and make the payment.
  2. The Bank Shall retain Bank’s Copy and return Candidate’s Copy of the challan to the candidate.
  1. Please make a DD made from any bank in favour of “XLRI JAMSHEDPUR” payable at JAMSHEDPUR.
  2. After making Demand Draft applicant need to visit XAT login page and update the DD details (DD Number, Date and Bank Name).


Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his / her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below.

  • Photograph must be a recent passport size colour picture.
  • The picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
  • Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face.
  • If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows.
  • If you have to use flash, ensure there’s no “red-eye”.
  • If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.
  • Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your face.
  • Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred).
  • Size of file should be between 20kb-50kb.
  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB. If the size of the file is more than 50KB, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning.
  • The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.
  • The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
  • The Signature will be used to put on the ADMIT CARD and wherever necessary.
  • The Applicant’s signature obtained on the ADMIT CARD and attendance sheet at the time of the examination should match the uploaded signature. In case of mismatch, the candidate may be disqualified.
  • Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred).
  • Size of file should be between 10kb —20kb.
  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20KB.
  • Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch).
  • Set Color to True Color
  • File Size as specified above.
  • Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).
  • The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is: image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon. Candidates using MS Windows/MS Office can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50KB & 20KB respectively by using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager. Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using ‘Save As’ option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50KB (photograph) & 20KB (signature) by using crop and then resize option

**Please see point “C’ above for the pixel size+ in the ‘Image’ menu.Similar options are available in other photo editor also. If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed. While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate will be provided with a link to upload his photograph and signature. Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature

  1. There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature.
  2. Click on the respective link “Upload Photograph / Signature”.
  3. Browse & Select the location where the Scanned Photo/ Signature file has been saved.
  4. Select the file by clicking on it.
  5. Click the ‘Upload’ button

Institutes using XAT 2018 Score | XAT 2018 ASSOCIATES

Procedure for applying to XAT Associate Institutes using XAT Score for short listing candidates for their admission.

The candidate desirous of joining any of XAT Associate Institutes has to follow the steps given below:

  • Register for XAT 2018 at
  • Obtain the Application Form after registering online by making appropriate payment. Further details can be obtained from the respective Institute’s website or their Admissions office. Follow their registration/application procedure.
  • Candidates may please note that XLRI does not ascertain quality of the degree or programme(s) offered by other XAT Associate Institutes.
  • Please note that each institute independently decides the weightages to be given for each of the test components on the basis of its needs. XLRI does not play any role in selection of the candidates in these institutes.


  1. All payments made for registration for XAT and XLRI are non-refundable.
  2. The XAT Score Card containing the performance of the candidate in XAT 2018 will be mailed individually to all the candidates.

XAMI Members

Institute NameWebsiteLocationEmail
Loyola Institute of Business
St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR)
St. Joseph’s Institute of
St.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information,
Xavier Business School (XBS), St.Xavier’sUniversity ,
Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier
Xavier Institute of Management &
Xavier Institute of Management &
Xavier Institute of Management,
XLRI Xavier School of
Xavier Institute of Social

Institutes using XAT Score

Institute NameWebsiteLocationEmail
Accurate Institute of Management and Technologywww.accurate.inGreater
Acharya Bangalore
Acharya School of
Acharya Institute of Management &
Adarsh Institute of Management & Information Technology (AIMIT)
Alliance School of Business, Alliance
Amrita School of
APG Shimla
Aryans Business
Asian Business, Uttar
Asia Pacific Institute of Managementwww.asiapacific.eduNew
Asian School of Business,
Balaji Institute of Modern Management(BIMM)
Bengal Institute of Business
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM),
Bhavan’s Centre for Communication and
Birla Institute of Management
Birla Institute of Management
BLS Institute of Managementwww.blsim.orgMohan
BML Munjal
BNM Institute of
Calcutta Business Schoolwww.calcuttabusinessschool.orgWest
Centurion University of Technology and
Chandragupt Institute of Management
CMS B-School Jain
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute of Management and Higher
Delhi School of Professional Studies and
Desh Bhagat Institute of Management & Computer
Development Management
Disha Institute of Management and Technologywww.dimatindia.comDist.
Doon Business School
Driems Business
EMPI Business
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDlI) Bhat,
First India Group of,
Flame School of /
Fortune Institute of International
FORE School of Management,New
GIBS Business
Gitam Institute of
Gitam School of International
Globsyn Business
GNIMS Business
Goa Institute of
Great Lakes Institute of
HDF School of
Hyderabad Business School,Gitam
IBMR – Business
ICBM – School of Business
Institute for Future Education, Entrepreneurship&,
IFIM Business
IILM College of Management
IILM Graduate School of
IILM Institute for Business and
IIMT School of Management (ISM)
Indian Institute of Financewww.iif.eduGreater
Indian Institute of Forest
Indian Institute of cost and management studies & research (INDSEARCH)
Indus Business Academy (IBA, Bangalore)
Indus World School of
Institute for Technology and Managementwww.itm.eduNavi
Institute of Business Studies and
Institute of Health Management
Institute of Management & Information Science (IMIS)
Institute of Management Technology ( Dubai) – ,
Institute of Management Technology ( Hyderabad)
Institute of Management Technology ( Nagpur)
Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad)
Institute of Rural Management ,
Institute of Science &
International Academy of Management & Entrepreneurship (IAME)
International Institute of Business studies
International School of Business & Media,Pune (ISB&M)
International School of Management
International Institute of Management
Invertis Institute of Management
ISBR Business ,
Jagan Institute of Management
Jagran Institute of Communication and
Jaipuria Institute of
Jaipuria Institute of
Jaipuria Institute of
Jaipuria Institute of
O.P. Jindal Global,
JK Lakshmipat
JRE Group Of
Kejriwal Institute of Management & Development
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research
Kohinoor Business School,,
Krupajal Business
Mittal School of Business, Lovely Professional
Management Education & Research
Mangalvedhekar Institute of Management (MIM)
Manipal University
Marian Institute of Health Care
Master School of
MATS Institute of Management and
MIT WPU’s, MIT School of Telecom
MIT World Peace /
M S Ramaiah Institute of
Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA)
MVRR Institute of Business
Myra  School of
National Institute of Securities
National School of
New Delhi Institute of Managementwww.@ndimdelhi.orgNew ,
Praxis Business
Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development &
Pune Institute of Business
Raffles University Japanese
Ravenshaw Management
Regional College of Management
Regional College of Management,
RICS School of Built Environment,Amity
Shanti Business
S P Jain Institute of Management &
School of
School of Management
KIIT School of Management, KIIT
School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum
SCMS Cochin School of
Shiva Institute of Management
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management
SIET Institute of
Siva Sivani Institute of
Sri Shrada Institute of Indian Management Researchwww.srisiim.orgNew
Sri Sri
Suryadatta Group of
T A Pai Management
Taxila Business
The National Management
Training & Advanced Studies in Management and Communications Ltd (TASMAC)
United World School of
Vanguard Business
Vellore Institute of
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management(VJIM)
Vivekananda Insititute of Professional Studies – Technical
Vivekananda Global,
WLC College

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