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How to Apply for XAT?

XLRI Jamshedpur will release the official dates for XAT 2018 shortly. On July 31, the conducting body announced the exam date for the MBA entrance exam. XAT 2018 is scheduled for January 07, 2018. The registration for XAT is expected to begin from August 16, 2017.

Listed below are some quick facts related to XAT Application Form:

  • XAT Registration can be done via online mode only.
  • The application forms will be available at XAT Official
  • Minimum Qualification to apply for the national level exam is a Graduate Degree from a recognized university/ institute. Check XAT Eligibility Criteria
  • The application fee for the exam is INR 1600. 
  • Payment can be done either by credit card/ debit card/online banking or by demand draft made from any bank or by paying cash.
  • Successfully registered candidates can download their XAT Admit Card from December 20, 2017. KnowHow to download XAT Admit Card

Highlights of XAT Registration

Mode of ApplicationOnline
Minimum Qualification to apply for XAT Bachelor’s Degree from a recoganised Institute
XAT Application FeeINR 1600
Mode of PaymentOnline and Offline

XAT 2018 Registration Dates

The registration window for XAT will be of approximately one month. Candidates must keep a regular check on the dates so as to apply for XAT as soon as possible. Candidates will be allotted the exam city and center as per the availability and on the basis of first come first serve basis. Tabulated below are the important dates for XAT registration:

Commencement of XAT RegistrationAugust 21, 2017
Registration window closes onNovember 21, 2017
Availability of XAT Admit CardDecember 23, 2017
XAT Exam DateJanuary 07, 2018

Check XAT Exam Dates

XAT 2017 Important Guidelines for Documents

There are some guidelines that need to be acknowledged regarding photograph and signature to complete XAT Application Formfilling process successfully. The guidelines are stated below:

  • Open the digital or scanned photograph and signature in MS Paint by right clicking on the photograph or signature.
  • Press ctrl+ W to open a window which will have an option ‘resize by %’. Next, select anything between 10-50% and save the file with jpeg. extension.
  • Check the size of the file in ‘properties’ and if the size of the file is still higher than 1 MB , go on paint and resize it by bringing the size down to less than 1MB.
  • Lastly, candidates are required to save this file with the name ‘photo.jpeg’ and ‘sign.jpeg’.
  • If in case the face of candidate is not clear in the photograph, then the application for XAT 2018 will stand rejected.

Documents Required for XAT Registration:

PhotographRecent color passport size photograph with a white/light background
1 MB file size
JPEG Format
SignatureSign should be on white paper with black ink pen
Scanned in 200 Dpi (dots per inch)
1 MB file size
JPEG Format

Read more about XAT Important Documents

Steps to fill XAT Application Form 

XAT registration will commence from August 20, 2017. To fill the form, visit the official website of XAT. It is important to follow the directions given in order to minimize the possibilities of rejection of the form.

Following are the steps that a candidate should follow while applying for XAT 2018:

Step 1 – Registration and Form filing

  • Visit  for registration.
  • Create a new account with the personal email ID to get a unique XAT ID and registration link.
  • Click on the link to create your own password.
  • Login with the XAT 2018 ID and password.
  • Once the ID is created, candidate has to select his/ her citizenship.
  • If candidate is interested to apply for XLRI, then he/ she is required to select business management, human resource management, global business management or general business management and those candidates who are not interested in any of the XLRI program can skip this step.
  • Once the program is selected, fill his/ her preliminary information such as name, date of birth, gender, father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Category, Phone Number, mailing address, permanent address, educational qualification starting from 10th onwards, details of work experience.
  • Lastly, choose the city where XAT 2018 examination will be conducted.

Step 2 – Uploading Documents

Once the registration and form filing formalities are done, candidates have to upload his/ her digital photograph and signature which should be less than 1 MB and in JPEG format. Candidates are required to follow the steps mentioned below to upload the documents:

  • Login using the registration number and password provided during the registration process.
  • Click on the empty space to upload the photograph in JPEG format
  • Browse the image of the photograph and click on upload.
  • Click on the empty space to upload the image of the signature in JPEG format
  • Browse for the image of the signature from the location on the computer and click on upload.

Step 3 – Fee Payment

Once the documents are uploaded, select the mode of payment. Application Fee for XAT 2018 is INR 1500 to be paid by all candidates irrespective of their categories. Candidates interested in XLRI program(s) are required to pay an additional fee of INR 300 each. There are three modes of payment for XAT:

Mode 1 – By making payment through credit card/ debit card such as master or VISA. The use of American express card is not allowed. Payment via net banking can also be done by IDBI bank only.

Mode 2 – Payment through cash can also be done by taking a print out of XAT pay in slip by visiting a nearest IDBI bank.

Mode 3 – Payment through demand draft can be made in the favor of “XLRI Jamshedpur A/C XAT”

Step 4 - Confirmation Page

It is advisable to print the XAT confirmation page for their own reference. Candidates who make the payment through demand draft are required to send the confirmation page to the chairperson within fifteen days from the date of issuance of the demand draft.



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