XAT 2019 – Registration, Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus, Notification

XAT 2019 Registration & Application Form :

XAT 2019 Notification and dates have been released  and XAT 2019 exam will be conducted by Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur on January 6, 2019 on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). It will be a national level test to find out the most eligible candidates for management education. Presently, more than 150 institutes across the nation uses XAT score for the admission into different management programmes. Every year, around 90,000 candidates appear for XAT Examination. Due to which, it is considered as one of the largest management entrance tests in India after CAT.


XAT 2019 interested candidates can apply online @ http://www.xatonline.in/. But before that, they are recommended to go through below mentioned information about XAT 2019 such as date of release of official notification, eligibility criteria, application form, process, fee & mode of fee submission, selection procedure/examination pattern, syllabus, admit card/call letter, result etc.

XAT Notification 2019

Good news for XAT 2019 aspirants. Official notification and dates have been released in the month of August 2018. Before attempting online applications, all the interested candidates are requested to go through official notification for once to ensure eligibility conditions. XAT 2019 official notification will be available on its official website.

XAT 2019 Overview

Examination nameXavier Aptitude Test 2019 (commonly known as XAT 2019)
Conducted byXavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur
CategoryTest for admission to XLRI and 150+ B-schools
Official notification will be available in the month ofAugust 2018
Beginning of on-line registration of applicationAugust 20, 2018
Last date for registration of application3rd week of December, 2018
Beginning of editing completed application detailsAugust 20, 2018
Last date for editing completed application detailsDecember 15, 2018
Last date for printing your applicationDecember 28, 2018
Online / Offline Fee PaymentAugust 16 to December 16 2018
Downloading of Admit Cards starts fromDecember 20, 2018 onward
Mode of ExaminationOnline
Exam date & timeJanuary 6, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:35 PM
Official answer key releaseLast week of January 2019
ResultFirst week of February 2019
Apply online @www.xatonline.in

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

Management programme aspirants who want to apply for XAT 2019 should fulfill the eligibility conditions as set by Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur. All essential eligibility conditions are given below:

For Indian candidates

Age limit

No minimum and maximum age limit to apply for XAT 2019.

Educational Qualification

An applicant must have passed in a graduation course in any discipline of at least 3 years duration from a recognized Institute or University. Candidates in final year of their graduation course are also eligible to apply for XAT 2019.

For NRI/foreign candidates

NRI or foreign national candidates except candidates from Dubai or Nepal need not to appear for XAT 2019 online test. They have to apply through GMAT scores.

XAT 2019 Application Fee & Mode Of Payment

Submission of registration fee can be done in between August 20 to December 16, 2018. XAT 2019 applicants should have to pay a fee of Rs. 1700/- as their XAT registration fee (without late fee) along with an additional fee of Rs. 300/- for XLRI courses. XAT registration fee (with late fee) will be Rs. 2000/- along with an additional fee of Rs. 500/- for XLRI courses.

Candidates can make payment in either online or offline mode. Payment of XAT registration fee can be made by using internet banking, IMPS, cash cards / mobile wallets, debit cards (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro) and credit Cards.

To pay XAT registration fee offline, a candidate has to make the payment by visiting nearest IDBI bank after downloading the challan form. XAT 2019 applicants can also make payment through a demand draft made by any bank drawn in favor of “XLRI  JAMSHEDPUR” payable at JAMSHEDPUR.

XAT 2019 Application Form and Process

To apply for XAT 2019, candidates should have to attempt online application available @ www.xatonline.in. Before applying online, candidates will be needed to keep scanned (digital) copies of their latest PP size photograph and signature as per the specifications mentioned in XAT 2019 official notification. To assist XAT 2019 aspirants, below we have explained complete process for attempting online application:

  • Open XAT’s official website or click here 
  • Now, find and click on the “Click here for New Registration” tab
  • Enter and submit your Name, Contact details and Email-id
  • Instantly, you will receive a system generated Provisional XAT ID and Password 
  • You must  note down both the things
  • Now, use XAT ID and password to fill up the rest mandatory fields of online application
  • Verify all the filled details
  • Upload required scanned copies of documents as per the specifications set by XAT authorities
  • Click on ‘payment’ tab and make the payment through desired mode
  • Click on ‘Submit’ tab
  • Print your final submitted application form

XAT 2019 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

XAT 2019 will be a computer based test to be conducted in online mode only. XAT 2019 will consists of two parts i.e. Part 1 & Part 2. There will be 74 questions in Part 1 and 25 questions & one essay topic in Part 2. Part 1 will carry multiple choice questions (MCQs) and Part 2 will be a combination of subjective as well as objective questions. XAT 2019 examinees will get a break of 5 minutes between Part I and Part II. Every question will be of 1 mark and for every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the total marks allotted to a question will be subtracted. There will be also negative marking of 0.05 marks for un-attempted questions, beyond 8.

PartsSectionsNo. of QuestionsDurationTopics

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation
170 minutes
Permutation & combination, data sufficiency, percentage, profit & loss, polynomials, numbers, time & work, time & distance, equations, progressions, probability, bar charts & scatter plots etc.
Decision makingArithmetic, situational, analytical reasoning etc.

Verbal & logical ability
Vocabulary, grammar, sentence correction, analogy-based on vocabulary, reading comprehension, paragraph formation questions, fill in the blanks, poem etc.


General Knowledge


40 minutes
History, national capital, culture, books and authors, films, personalities, invention, geography, important dates, currency, science & business, current affairs, etc.
Essay Writing
1 topic
There will be no specific topic/syllabus. Essay topic will be abstract in nature.

XAT 2019 Admit Card

XAT 2019 aspirants who have successfully fill and submit online applications along with the registration fee can download their admit cards from 20th December 2018 onwards. For downloading XAT 2019 admit card, a candidate has to use his/her XAT ID and password. Without valid admit card, a candidate will not be allowed to appear in the XAT 2019 online test. XAT 2019 admit card will be printed with several details such as candidate’s personal information like name, date of birth etc., contact details, test centre details like name of examination centre and address.

XAT 2019 Exam Date and Centres

XAT 2019 will be conducted across India in the following cities- Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Berhampur, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Cuttack, Dehradun, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Agartala, Noida, Patna, Ranchi, Rourkela, Nasik, Delhi, Goa, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Nagpur, Raipur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Sambalpur, Surat, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Udaipur, Vadodara and Visakhapatnam. XAT 2019 will be also conducted in 2 International cities: Dubai & Kathmandu.

XAT 2019 Answer Key

After conducting test successfully, XAT 2019 organizing authority i.e. XLRI will release answer key & OMR sheet. According to latest news, XAT official answer key will be released in the last week of January 2019.

XAT 2019 Result

XAT 2019 results will be announced in the 1st week of February 2019. By using XAT ID and password, candidates can check their result from the official website. After checking results, candidates can also download their score card.

XAT 2019 Participating Institutes

According to latest news, more than 150 B-schools in the country will accept XAT 2019 scores for admission into management courses. Names of few top XAT associates institutes are given below:

Xavier Associate Management Institutes (XAMI)Non-XAMI Institutes using XAT Score
Xavier Institute of Social Service, RanchiAcharya School of Management, Bangalore
XLRI Xavier School of Management, JamshedpurAryans Business School, Punjab
Xavier Institute of Management, M.P.Asia Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi
Xavier Institute of Management & Research, MumbaiAsian School of Business Management, Odisha
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, BangaloreBML Munjal University, Gurgoan
Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University, BhubaneswarCMS B-School Jain University, Bangalore
Xavier Business School (XBS), St. Xavier's University ,KolkataEMPI Business School, Delhi
St.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology, MangaloreIMS-Noida, Noida
St. Joseph's Institute of Management, BangaloreISBR Business School, Bangalore
St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR), MumbaiKaziranga University, Assam
Loyola Institute of Business Administration, ChennaiKrupajal Business School, Bhubaneswar

Note: For full list of XAT participating institutes, click here.

XAT 2019 Cut-off

Final cut-off will be released after the announcement of XAT 2019 result. Cut-off percentile will be prepared after taking several factors into consideration such as number of participants, difficulty level of test, number of seats available in each course/programme etc. You can predict XAT 2019 cut-off by analyzing past years’ cut-off trends:

  • XAT Cut off for GMP Programme – 68 percentile
  • XAT Cut off for HR Programmes
  • XAT Cut off for BM Programmes

Note:- All above mentioned dates are expected and will change after release of XAT 2019 official notification.

We wish you Best of Luck for XAT 2019.


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