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XAT 2016 Application Procedure

Last Updated - April 06, 2017

Find here the detailed procedure regarding application for XAT 2016 entrance along with answers & detailed solution of your queries. Go through the flowchart first to gather all information in one time. You can apply for more than 121 XAT Participating institutes including XLRI.


XAT 2016 Application Procedure

Initially you have to apply for XAT 2016 entrance. After that take your exam on prescribed date and wait for XAT Result to be published. After briefing of score you can apply for admission in participating institutes according to their XAT  Cutoff in respective courses of your interest. Registration for XAT 2016 entrance starts from 3rd week of August 2015 & ends on last week of November 2015.



Step: 1 Register for XAT first

  • You have to visit to the official website of XAT and click on the given registration link.
  • Fill all your basic information like name, DOB, e-mail & submit it properly.
  • If you have submitted all of the above details correctly then you will receive a XAT- ID via e-mail which you have provided at the time of registration.
  • Again login through XAT-ID & create your own password.

Step: 2 Form Completion

  • You must login to your XAT account & fill educational details like aggregate percentages of 10th, 12th& graduation.
  • Choose XAT Exam centres according to your preference.


Step: 3 Submission of Application fee

  • The Application fee for XAT 2016 is INR 1000 for every applicant whether he/she is SC/ST or General.
  • You can submit fee through online fee payment

IDBI bank has been appointed as partner for fee payment. You can pay entrance application fee online through 900+ branches of IDBI bank across India. You must Note that IDBI net banking is applicable for IDBI bank account holders only.

  • You can also pay through Cash

You have to take print out of XAT pay in slip which was generated at the time of registration & visit to the nearest IDBI bank branch to make payment.

  • You can pay through Demand Draft

Demand draft should be made in favor of XLRI Jamshedpur A/C XAT” payable at Jamshedpur.

Step 3: Upload your valid Photograph & Signature

  • You have to upload your scanned photograph & signature.

Maximum file size for photo & signature: 50 KB

Accepted format of file: Jpeg format

  • Firstly you have to take your colour photograph in white background only.
  • Your signature should be scanned in capital letters on white paper in black ink.
  • Scan your signature in 200 dpi. It should be less than 50 KB in size in Jpeg format.

Step 4: Print your XAT Confirmation Slip

You are strongly advised to print your final application for future reference. Note your XAT-ID.


Step 5: Post your confirmation slip

After printing your confirmation slip send it to the exam conducting authority i.e. XLRI along with DD by November 27, 2015. But you must keep one thing clear that you have to send confirmation slip in case you have paid through demand draft

XAT office, XLRI

Circuit House Area (East)

Jamshedpur- 831001

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. I have submitted my application fee by cash payment. But I am not able to upload my photo & Signature. What should I do?

Ans. If you have submitted your application fee through cash payment or demand draft then you should update your information regarding payment like slip no. & DD number on registration page first and then check again.


You will have to check first whether you have updated your information or not, then only you will be allowed to upload your photo & signature.

Ques. Is it possible to use American Express Card for payment of application fee?

Ans. No, you are not allowed to use American Express Card as it is inadmissible. You may pay through any of your VISA/ Debit or Credit card.

Ques. I am not able to upload my photo. What should I do?

Ans. Check the file size & format of the photo which is 50 KB & should be in Jpeg format respectively, otherwise it will lead to rejection of your application form.

Ques. I have submitted my basic details from XAT official website. Till now I have not received my XAT-ID?

Ans. Check your e-mail ID which you have given at the time of registration whether it is valid or not. Otherwise register again by another e-mail ID.


Ques. In how many days after issue of demand draft a candidate should send his/her confirmation page?

Ans. If you are paying through demand draft then you should send your confirmation page with in fifteen days of issue of demand draft.

Ques. I have applied for XAT 2016 entrance already. Is it required to apply for participating institutes separately?

Ans. Initially, you have to apply for XAT 2016 entrance. After publication of XAT result you will have to apply separately for each participating institute according to your score whether it is for XLRI or any other.

Ques. I have lost my XAT pay in slip which was stamped by IDBI bank. How can I get another one?

Ans. You have to visit to the IDBI bank branch again where you have made payment along with print out of pay in slip. Ask for photo copy of pay in slip along with bank’s original seal & signature on it.

Ques. How can I check the status of my application (In case of payment through Demand Draft)?

Ans. You can check the status of your application by sign in to the official website & entering the registration number.

Ques. I have made my payment online. After payment I am unable to view final confirmation and message on system was ‘Page Expired’. What should I do?

Ans. This is a temporary problem wait for 24-48 hours. Send a mail to Do not go for another payment immediately.

Ques. I have made my online payment two times. What should I do?

Ans. Send an e-mail to   with your XAT-ID, card holder name & card details. The attendant will inform you about clarification of your fee status.

Ques. Is it possible to change the selected exam centre?

Ans. You can change your test centre up to last week of November 2015 only after that no change in exam centre will be accepted.

Ques. How can I check status of my application whether it is finally confirmed or not?

Ans. Any time you want to check status of your application just go to the official website of XLRI & log in through you existing ID. Enter your ID & DOB. It will show you the status of your application.



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