XAT 2024 Application form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

XAT 2024: Every year Lakhs of applicants apply for XAT (Xavier’s Aptitude Test) to groom their career by getting admission in the MBA course. Admission to XLRI is made based on the marks scored in XAT & GMAT. It is national level examination conducted by XLRI every year in major cities of India. The notification will be released for XAT 2024 most probably in September 2023. The application forms will be available online at the official website of XLRI-XAT in the month of September 2023.

XAT 2024 Important Dates

Application Date Starts 3rd week of August 2023
Application Date Ends 4th week of November 2023
Last Date for Registration & Application received only for DD Payment 2nd week Of December 2023
Downloading of Admit Cards 3rd Week Of December 2023
Date of Exam 1st Week Of January 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a state or central recognized institute or university. There are no criteria for the minimum aggregate percentile in graduation degrees.
  • There is no age limit to apply for XAT 2024.
  • The applicants appearing in the final year of their graduation are also eligible to apply for XAT 2024 (provided they have to submit the proof of passing their final year exam to XLRI by June 2024.

XAT 2024 Application form

The application forms will be available online at the official website of XLRI in the month of September 2023. The applicants will have to apply only through online mode. Now the applicants will have to fill out only one application form for 2 purposes-

  • To write an examination of XAT 2024 &
  • To get admission in XLRI

The application procedure of XAT 2024 is as follows-

  • Fill a few basic details to create a unique XAT 2024 ID & password.
  • Now login to the official website using this unique Id & password to fill the application form. Now you have to upload the scanned images of your photograph & signature in the appropriate format.
  • To complete the application procedure, the application fee has to be paid. The applicants are advised to keep to take the printout of the confirmation page for future reference. The applicant who is paying the application fee through cash or DD will have to fill the payment details in the application form.

XAT 2024 Application fee

The applicants will have to pay Rs. 1500/- as application fee for all the categories. The fee can be paid either through online mode or offline mode (by cash/DD).

Exam Pattern

There will be a total of 78 questions with a duration of 170 minutes. There will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer, however, there is no penalty for GK & Essay sections. 5 sections in the question paper will be divided into 2 parts as follows-

Part A

  • English language/ Verbal & logical reasoning
  • Decision making/ Analytical reasoning
  • Quantitative ability/ Data interpretation

Part B

  • Essay writing
  • General awareness
Sections Number of Questions Duration
English Language & Logical Reasoning 24 170 Minutes
Decision Making 21
Quantitative Ability 27
Sections Number of Questions Duration
Essay One Topic 40 Minutes
GK 25

XAT 2024 Cut Off

Program: BM (Percentile)
VA 79.46
DM 76.84
QA 88.7
Overall 96
Program: HR (Percentile)
VA 79.69
DM 71.628
QA 70.07
Overall 92.55
Program: GMP (Marks Obtained)
VA 5 and above
DM 5 and above
QA 6 and above
Overall 22 and above

Examination Syllabus

  • GK & Awareness: Current affairs, constitution, countries, sports CE, Persons, Inventions & discoveries, Animals, Languages, Buildings, Famous Personalities, Awards & honors, Currencies, Indian & world geography, Indian & world history, democratic policy, current events, etc.
  • Quantitative analysis: Venn diagram, binomial expansion, vectors, trigonometry, probability, clocks, partnership, installment payments, set theory, mode, median, maxima & minima progression, Combinations & permutations, simple & compound interest, geometric mean, arithmetic mean, geometric progression, time-speed-distance, arithmetic progression, number base system, allegation & mixture, percentages, averages, number system, harmonic mean, profit & loss, Ratio & proportion, Geometry.
  • English: Punctuation, sentence correction, errors in word choice, antonyms, analogies, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, syllogisms, verbal reasoning, fill in the blanks, comprehension of the passage, contextual usage, etc.
  • Logical reasoning: Coding-decoding, matrix arrangements, symbol-based problem, family tree problem, puzzles, identifying probably true, statements & assumptions, definitely true, identifying strong & weak arguments, identifying valid inferences, Statements & conclusions, Assertion & reason, visual reasoning, assumption-premise-conclusion, critical reasoning.

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