XAT 2018 – XLRI Jamshedpur is organizing XAT 2018 Exam. The Xavier Aptitude Test will be held on 7 January 2018 in 47 cities in India as well as 2 cities abroad. XAT admit card 2018 has been released at xatonline.in. A significant change in XAT Exam is that it will be in online mode. The test score will be used for admission to XLRI management programs, XAMI member institutes, XAT associate member institutes, and other colleges. It is important to realize that exam pattern and syllabus of XAT exam is significantly different from other management entrance exams.

Latest: XAT 2018 Admit Card & Mock Test is available now. Scroll down to check the same.

XAT 2018

Important dates of XAT 2018 exam have been announced by XLRI. It signifies start and end date for application form submission, issue of admit card, conduct of exam, and declaration of result.

Important Events
Exam Date Announcement
30 Jul 2017
Registration Start at xatonline.net.in
16 Aug 2017
Last date to apply for XAT 2018 with late fee
 15 Dec 2017
Download admit card from XAT 2018 official website if applied for exam from
 27 Dec 2017
XAT 2018 Exam Date
07 Jan 2018

Availability of official answer key for exam
Second week of January 2018
Result declaration of XAT 2018 with scorecard
Last week of January 2018

Mock Test

Mock Test for XAT 2018 is available now. Candidates can take the mock test to prepare themselves for the exam and get familiar with the questions. Candidates can take the mock test from the direct link provided below.
Mock Test: Click Here to give the Mock Test for XAT 2018.

What’s New In XAT 2018

XAT 2018 Exam will be held in online mode. This is the most important change introduced in the exam.

XLRI has announced exam date, application form date, application fee, how to fill form, examination cities, eligibility

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2018

It is candidate’s responsibility to ensure that they fulfill eligibility conditions before applying.
  • Nationality: Candidates must be Indian nationals to appear in XAT 2018 (NRI and Foreign nationals can apply for XLRI admission on the basis of GMAT scores).
  • Education: All candidates who have Bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years duration are eligible.
  • Appearing in final year: Those who are completing final examination by 10th June 2018 can also apply.
  • Outside India: NRI and Foreign students can apply on basis of Graduate Management Admission Test scores except those in Dubai and Kathmandu where they can appear in XAT 2018 entrance test.

XAT 2018 Registration

If you have made up your mind to appear in XAT exam, then the first thing to do is apply. XAT 2018 registration is the first step towards appearing in the Xavier Aptitude Test.
The application fee is as follows.
Without late feeWith late fee
Rs 1650Rs 2000
Candidates interested in XLRI programmes, additional fee: Rs 300 per programmeCandidates interested in XLRI programmes, additional fee: Rs 500 per programme
There are 3 modes of fee payment: online using credit card / debit card / online banking, DD, cash.
It is important to realize that XAT registration is different from applying to institutes of choice (through XAT application form 2018, you can only apply to XLRI; apply separately to other institutes where you wish to get admission, and, who also accept XAT score).
Filling details in XAT 2018 application form and submitting it – is a simple process. However, be careful as the correctness of form is crucial to candidature.
XAT registration 2018 will be an online process. In order to appear in exam, it is important to submit correct details in form and submit it with fees before last date. Key steps involved in registration are as follows.
  • Visit www.xatonline.net.in and navigate to registration link. Enter key details upon which you will receive XAT ID and registration link.
  • Create your password and then you can login by entering XAT ID and newly created password.
  • Now fill details such as test city, name, mobile number. Then, you must upload a photograph and a signature as per the specifications mentioned below and click on save.
  • Pay application fee in mode prescribed.
(width x height)
Photograph200 x 230 pixelsJPEG/ JPG
Signature140 x 60 pixelsJPEG/ JPG

XAT 2018 Admit Card

It is mandatory to carry official hall ticket to exam center on day of exam. XLRI will issue XAT admit card 2018 on 27th December 2017 and it will be available until exam day at least. Key points regarding the hall ticket are as follows.
  • XAT 2018 Admit Card will be released online at candidate login.
  • Only those who have submitted application forms on time will be able to download hall ticket.
  • Carry officially issued admit card along with ID proof to exam hall.
  • It contains important details including candidate information which is same as in application form, test centre, and exam timings.

Exam Centers

Cities where XAT exam will be held on 7th January 2018 from 10 am to 1.35 pm are as follows:
In IndiaOutside India
Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Surat, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, VisakhapatnamDubai, Kathmandu

XAT 2018 Syllabus

  • Mode of test: XLRI will hold XAT 2018 in online mode.
  • Papers in XAT: There are expected to be 2 papers namely Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Exam Duration: Last year the duration of exam was 170 minutes to attempt all questions in paper 1 and 25 minutes for paper 2. Details of exam duration for XAT 2018 will be announced soon.
  • Number of questions: Last year in XAT exam there were 100 questions. Distribution of questions is given below. Details of number of questions in XAT 2018 will be announced soon.
PaperName of SectionNumber of questionsTotal MarksDuration
Paper 1Verbal and Logical Ability26262 Hours 50 minutes
Decision Making2323
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation2929
Paper 2General Knowledge252535 minutes
Essay Writing1 Essay

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Who are eligible to appear in XAT 2018?

Candidates who satisfy following eligibility requirements can appear in XAT exam.
  • It is mandatory to have a recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline.
  • Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2018, may also apply.

Can NRI and Foreign students apply?

XAT 2018 holds significance for Indian candidates. In case of NRI and Foreign candidates, they can apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates also have an option of appearing for XAT exam).

What percentage should be filled in XAT 2018 Registration by final year candidates?

Enter aggregate marks obtained until time of form filling.

Does registration for XAT exam make one eligible for XLRI and Associate Member Institutes?

  • Candidates interested in XLRI needs to apply for the programmes of their choice, please refer to guidelines in registration procedure.
  • For XAT Associate Member Institutes, refer XAT Associate Institutes website.
  • XAT is a common test for admission into academic programmes of XLRI.

What is the duration of test?

XAT exam is of 3 hours and 35 minutes duration.

If I have less than 50% in graduation, am I eligible to apply?

Yes. You are eligible.

What is the significance of past academic performance in XAT admission?

XLRI does not have any cut off based on any of the following X, XII, graduation marks. The evaluation of candidates’ academic competence will be evaluated holistically by XLRI based on candidates’ performance in interview, group discussion and XAT written test.

XAT Result 2018

  • Candidates can check their result online at XLRI XAT website.
  • Declaration of XAT 2018 Result would be done in month of January.
  • It is important to keep login credentials safe as they will be required to check result.
  • Using XAT scores, candidates can apply for admission in XLRI and XAT Associate Institutes.

Institutes Accepting XAT Scores

Admission will be done in several colleges through XAT exam result. Candidates need to apply for XLRI admission 2018 during filling up XAT 2018 registration. In order to get admission in other institutes, visit website of institute and go through separate application process.
After XAT 2018 Result is announced, institutes where candidates have filled forms, will publish shortlist for GD PI. Candidates who are shortlisted need to attend GD PI and clear them to get admission.
XLRI offers the following programmes
  • Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Business Management (BM)
  • General Management Programme(For working Professionals)
XAT Associates
  1. Accurate Institute of Management and Technology
  2. Acharya Bangalore B-School
  3. Acharya School of Management
  4. Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences
  5. Adarsh Institute of Management & Information Technology (AIMIT)
  6. Alliance University, Alliance School of Business
  7. Amrita School of Business
  8. APG Shimla University
  9. Aryans Business School
  10. ABS Asian Business School (NOIDA)
  11. Asia Pacific Institute of Management
  12. Asian School of Business Management
  13. Balaji Institute of Modern Management(BIMM)
  14. Bengal Institute of Business Studies
  15. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM)
  16. Bhavan’s Centre for Communication and Management
  17. Birla Institute of Management Technology
  18. Birla Institute of Management Technology
  19. BLS Institute of Management
  20. BML Munjal University
  21. BNM Institute of Technology
  22. Centurion University of Technology and Management
  23. Chandragupta Institutre of Management Patna
  24. CMS Business School
  25. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute of Management and Higher Studies
  26. Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research
  27. Desh Bhagat Institute of Management & Computer Sciences
  28. Development Management Institute
  29. Disha Institute of Management and Technology
  30. Doon Business School Global
  31. Driems Business School
  32. EMPI Business School
  33. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDlI)
  34. First India Group of Institutions
  35. Flame School of Business
  36. Fortune Institute of International Business
  37. FORE School of Management,New Delhi
  38. GIBS Business School
  39. Gitam Institute of Management
  40. Gitam School of International Business
  41. Globsyn Business School
  42. GNIMS Business School
  43. Goa Institute of Management
  44. Great Lakes Institute of Management
  45. HDF School of Management
  46. Hyderabad Business School,Gitam University
  47. IBMR – Business Schools
  48. ICBM – School of Business Excellence
  49. Institute for Future Education, Entrepreneurship& Leadership
  50. IFIM Business School
  51. IILM College of Management Studies
  52. IILM Graduate School of Management
  53. IILM Institute for Business and Management
  54. IIMT School of Management (ISM)
  55. Indian Institute of Finance
  56. Indian Institute of Forest Management
  57. Indian Institute of cost and management studies & research
  58. Indus Business Academy
  59. Indus World School of Business
  60. Institute for Financial Management and Research
  61. Institute for Technology and Management
  62. Institute of Business Studies and Research
  63. Institute of Health Management Research
  64. Institute of Management & Information Science (IMIS)
  65. IMS-Noida
  66. Institute of Management Technology ( Dubai)
  67. Institute of Management Technology ( Hyderabad)
  68. Institute of Management Technology ( Nagpur)
  69. Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad)
  70. Institute of Rural Management Anand
  71. Institute of Science & Management
  72. International Academy of Management & Entrepreneurship (IAME)
  73. International Institute of Business studies
  74. International School of Business & Media
  75. International School of Management Excellence
  76. Invertis Institute of Management Studies
  77. ISBR Business School
  78. Jagan Institute of Management Studies
  79. Jagran Institute of Communication and Management
  80. Jaipuria Institute of Management
  81. Jaipuria Institute of Management
  82. Jaipuria Institute of Management
  83. Jaipuria Institute of Management
  84. O.P. Jindal Global University
  85. JK Lakshmipat University
  86. JRE Group Of Institutions
  87. Kaziranga University
  88. Kejriwal Institute of Management & Development Studies
  89. Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies
  90. K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research
  91. Kohinoor Business School, Khandala
  92. Krupajal Business School
  93. Lovely Professional University
  94. Management Education & Research Institute
  95. Mangalvedhekar Institute of Management (MIM)
  96. Manipal University Jaipur
  97. Marian Institute of Health Care Management
  98. Master School of Management
  99. MATS Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship
  100. MISB Bocconi
  101. MIT Pune’s, MIT School of Telecom Management
  102. MIT School of Business
  103. M S Ramaiah Institute of Management
  104. Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA)
  105. MVRR Institute of Business Management
  106. Myra  School of Business
  107. NIIT University
  108. National Institute of Securities Markets
  109. National School of Business
  110. New Delhi Institute of Management
  111. Praxis Business School
  112. Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research
  113. Pune Institute of Business Management
  114. Raffles University Japanese Zone
  115. Ravenshaw Management Centre
  116. Regional College of Management Autonomous
  117. Regional College of Management Bangalore
  118. RICS School of Built Environment,Amity University
  119. Sharda University
  120. Shanti Business School
  121. S P Jain Institute of Management & Research
  122. School of Management
  123. School of Management Sciences
  124. School of Management, KIIT University
  125. School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
  126. SCMS Cochin School of Business
  127. Shiva Institute of Management Studies
  128. Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development
  129. SIET Institute of Management
  130. Siva Sivani Institute of Management
  131. Sri Shrada Institute of Indian Management Research
  132. Sri Sri University
  133. Suryadatta Group of Institutes
  134. T A Pai Management Institute
  135. Taxila Business School
  136. The National Management School
  137. Training & Advanced Studies in Management and Communications Ltd (TASMAC)
  138. United World School of Business
  139. Vanguard Business School
  140. VIT Business School
  141. Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management
  142. Vivekananda Insititute of Professional Studies – Technical Campus
  143. Vivekananda Global University
  144. WLC College India
XAMI Members
  1. Loyola Institute of Business Administration
  2. Mount Carmel Institute of Management
  4. St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration
  5. St.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology
  6. Xavier Institute of Management
  7. Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship
  8. Xavier Institute of Management & Research
  9. Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur
  10. XLRI Xavier School of Management
  11. Xavier Institute of Social Service

XAT Cut Off

Cut off is fixed by XLRI and other institutes that offer admission on basis of XAT score. XAT 2018 cut off refers to minimum marks that are required to get admission in institute or be eligible to appear in GD/PI process. Last year’s XAT Cut Off are mentioned below.

XAT Cut off for BM and HR Programmes.


XAT Cut Off for GMP Programme

VA5 and above
DM5 and above
QA6 and above
Total22 and above
Being one of the most astute examinations, it takes lots of hard work and determination to crack XAT. Every year, thousands of aspirants apply for XAT to get admission in good colleges.


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