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How to Apply for XAT?

XAT 2017 Registration began on August 17, 2016. Candidates can apply online on official website . The last date of XAT form submission is November 30, 2016 (Without Late Fee) and Last of application Form Submission with late fee is December 11, 2016. Payment can be done either by credit card/ debit card/online banking or by demand draft made from any bank or by paying cash. The basic eligibility to apply for XAT is candidate should be  graduate from a recognised college/University. Also, the candidates appearing for final year of bachelor’s degree or are waiting for the results can apply for XAT 2017.


XAT 2017 Important Dates

The candidates are advised to have a close check on the important dates of XAT 2017 Application process. The following are the important dates of XAT Application process

Date of commencement of XAT 2017 application processAugust 17,2016
Download date of XAT 2017 admit cardDecember 20,2016
Last date for submission of XAT 2017 Application formDecember 11, 2016
Last date for downloading XAT 2017 Admit cardDecember 31, 2016


XAT 2017 Important Guidelines for Documents

The candidates are advised to acknowledge some important guidelines regarding photograph and signature to complete the XAT 2017 Application process successfully. Some of the important guidelines regarding photograph and signature are stated below:

  • Candidates are required to open their digital or scanned photograph and signature in MS Paint by right clicking on the photograph or signature.
  • Candidates are required to press ctrl+ W to open a window which will have an option ‘resize by %’, there select anything between 10-50% and save the file with jpeg. Extension.
  • Candidates are required to 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, the candidates are required to save this file with the name ‘photo.jpeg’ and ‘sign.jpeg’.
  • If in case the face of the candidate is not clear in the photograph, then the application for XAT 2017 will stand rejected.

Documents Required for XAT 2017 Application Process

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


Steps for XAT 2017 Application Process

XAT 2017 Application process will start on August 17, 2016 and the candidates are required to fill the XAT Application form online on the official website of XAT. The candidates should carefully follow the XAT 2017 Application steps to minimize the possibilities of rejection of the application form.

Following are the steps that a candidate should follow while applying for XAT 2017:

Step 1 – Registration and Form filing

  • Visit  to register for XAT 2017 by clicking on register.
  • 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 2017 ID and password.
  • Once the ID is created, the candidate has to select his/her citizenship.
  • If the 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 2017 examination will be conducted.

Step 2 – Uploading Documents

Once the registration and form filing formalities are done, the candidates have to upload his/ her digital photograph and signature which should be less than 1 MB and in JPEG format. The 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, the candidates are required to select the mode of payment. The Application Fee for XAT 2017 is INR 1500/- to be paid by all candidates irrespective of their categories. The candidates who are interested in XLRI program(s) are required to pay an additional fee of Rs 250/- each. There are three modes of payment for the candidates:

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

Mode 2 – the candidates can make the payment through cash by taking a print out of the XAT pay in slip by visiting a nearest IDBI bank.

Mode 3 – the candidate can also make the payment through demand draft which is made in the favor of “XLRI Jamshedpur A/C XAT”

Step 4 - Confirmation Page

The candidates are advised to print the XAT confirmation page for their own reference. The 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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