XAT 2018 NEWS
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Xavier School of Management (XLRI) is one of the most prestigious B-school of our country located in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. The Institute offers full-time residential MBA, Research Program, Masters Program and Executive Program. Eligible candidates can take admission in these courses through Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) - an entrance exam conducted by XLRI.
Apart from serving as a gateway for XLRI, the score of XAT examination is also considered for admission by more than 150 B-schools all across India. This also includes B-schools which are part of Xavier Associate Management Institutes (XAMI).
Dates for the events related to the exam shall be made available once the official notification for the exam is released by XLRI. However to give a rough idea of events we have listed the tentative dates for important events pertaining to the examination.
Kindly note that the dates listed below are liable to change.
|Starting date for online registration||First week of September 2017|
|Closing date to submit applications||Second week of December 2017|
|Availability of Admit Cards||Third week of December 2017|
|XAT Examination Date||First week of January 2018|
|Release of Answer Key||Second week of January 2018|
|Release of OMR Sheet||Fourth week of January 2018|
|Result Declaration||Last week of January 2018|
|Release of Cut off||Last week of January 2018|
|Shortlist for Interview||Last week of January 2018|
|Last Date to Update the Interview Call||Last week of January 2018|
|Closing Date to Submit Documents for Shortlisted Applicants||First week of February 2018|
|Closing of Interview Booking||First week of February 2018|
|Uploading of self-profile assessment & video||Second week of February 2018|
Eligibility Criteria for appearing in this examination is given below:
Minimum Education Qualification
Candidates applying for XAT 2018 will have to wait until September 2017 to fill the application form. The form can be filled only online. The steps for the same are mentioned below:
Candidates have three options or modes through which they can make the payment.
Candidates who are appearing for XAT 2018 but are not interested in XLRI have to pay registration fees of INR 1600. Candidates who are appearing for XAT 2018 and also seek admission in one of the courses of XLRI need to pay an additional amount of INR 300 each.
Once the form is filled and submitted successfully a confirmation page is generated. Candidates have to send the confirmation page along with the demand draft to the address mentioned below:
The Chairperson Admission, XLRI,
Circuit House Area (East),
XAT 2018 Admit Card shall be made available from mid-December 2017. Note that XLRI does not send admit card via courier or email. It is the duty of an applicant to download the admit card when it is available.
Given below are the steps to download the admit card:
Admit card contains candidate’s details such as registration number, name and guardian’ s name. Name and address of the examination center will be given in the admit card along with the date of the exam. Candidates are encouraged to verify the details in the admit card for any discrepancy. The hard copy of the admit card must be shown at the examination center on the da the of examination. Failing to do so will result in termination of candidate’s attempt.
The discrepancy in the admit card can be notified at the following address:
Admission Office, XLRI,
Circuit House Area (East),
As mentioned already, XAT examination is conducted offline. The pen and paper based examination will be conducted in English medium. The exam consists of two papers.
Paper 1: There are 78 questions in this paper. All the questions are objective type. The allotted time for completion of Paper 1 is 170 minutes. Each correct answer is awarded 1 mark. There is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. 0.05 mark will be deducted in case candidates doesn’t attempt more than 13 questions
Paper 1 is subsequently divided into 3 parts. The distribution of questions in XAT 2018 Exam Pattern for Paper 1 is given below:
|Section Name||Number of Questions|
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||29|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||26|
Paper 2: It comprises objective type questions as well as subjective. Questions will be asked from general knowledge and essay writing. General Knowledge will have 25 questions of one mark each and an essay of 10 marks.
XAT 2018 Syllabus comprises four main subjects namely, General Knowledge, Quantitative Analysis, Logical Reasoning and Essay writing. The detailed syllabus is given below:
Based on the score of XAT examination, candidates are shortlisted for subsequent rounds. Further two rounds are held. They are Group Discussion and Interview.
Shortlisted candidates are divided into groups of 8-15. All groups are required to discuss on a topic usually for 15-20 minutes. The topics are generally related to current affairs, politics, social issues such as women’s rights and emancipation, or any other issue concerning advertising, technology, education or business in India.
Candidates are required to appear for the personal interview of XAT 2018 if they get shortlisted on the basis of their performance in Group Discussion.
|Essay, GK, Academic profile, work-ex, video||15%|
XAT 2018 Result is tentatively scheduled to be announced in the last week of January 2018. The result announced will list the shortlisted candidates for subsequent rounds.
Counselling shall begin after the result of XAT 2018 is announced. There is no centralized counselling process and candidates will have to individually apply for each Member Institutes of XAMI with their XAT 2018 score. Candidates will be admitted to these institutes on the basis of XAT cut off, scores obtained in the GD/PI round and the final merit list prepared for all the successful candidates.
Cut Off for the exam varies in accordance with the number of applicants, difficulty level of question paper and the decision of organizing the committee. To give an inkling about the cut off, we have listed the cut off for XAT 2016 examination.
|INSTITUTE NAME||XAT CUT OFF|
|Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar||95|
|Xavier Labor and Relations Institute(XLRI),Jamshedpur||PGDBM- 92.2|
|PGDM HR -88|
|Institute of Management Technology(IMT), Ghaziabad||90|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai||90|
|Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai||90|
|Goa Institute of Management||90|
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