XAT 2019: xatonline.in Registration form, Eligibility criteria, age limit, Exam Dates

Technical Glitches Hit XAT 2018; ‘Re-Exam For Two Centres, New Dates To Be Intimated Soon,’ Confirms XLRI

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, for candidates seeking admission to MBA/PGDM courses.

  • XAT Registration is open now. Apply before November 30 at xatonline.in.

Here we have some latest updates regarding the upcoming XAT 2019 application form. Xavier Aptitude Test is a national level test and conducted every year by the official authorities of Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) on behalf of XAMI. XAT paper is divided into 2 parts.

  • The minimum XAT Cut off for HRM course is expected to be 92.55%, 96% for Business Management and 22 marks & above for GMP.

Part A has 78 questions & Part B has 25 questions.  Nearly, 90,000 candidates appear for XAT each year and the selected students are granted admission to approximately 600 B-Schools.  In a first, XAT 2019 will be conducted in online mode.The exam is scheduled on January 07, 2019.

XAT 2019

If the candidate qualified the XAT 2019 then they can apply for the management courses in approximately 100-B schools. The registration will be started soon in the August of 2019 for XAT 2019 so those who want to apply for it can visit the official website to apply. To get more updates regarding the eligibility criteria, age criteria, application fee etc you must go through the whole article carefully. For more updates stay tuned with us on our official website.

Exam Name Xavier Aptitude Test
Exam Level National
Exam Category Post Graduate
Conducting Body XLRI Jamshedpur
XAT Eligibility Bachelor’s Degree
Exam Mode Online 
Selection Process Written Test, Group Discussion/ Personal Interview
Number of Test Takers 90,000 approx.
XAT Helpline Number (Toll-Free) 1800 419 2929
XAT Contact Number +91 657 665 3203 /3204/3205
Email Address admissions@xatonline.in OR admis@xlri.ac.in

XAT 2019 Registration form

As the registration for XAT 2019 will be started soon in August 2018 so here we have some detailed information regarding the registration given below:

  • The eligible aspirants can apply online for the upcoming XAT 2019.
  • Online registration will be started in the month of August 2018 and the due date to apply will be in November 2018.
  • The aspirants who registered themselves can pay the registration fee till December 2018.
  • The aspirants must fill all the details and upload the scanned images required.
  • Keep the computer generated registration form for the future use.
  • The aspirants who paid via DD can initiate the application form with the receipt to the address mentioned below.

The Chairperson,
Admission, XLRI,
Circuit House Area (East),

         Registration fee for XAT 2019

      Those students who applied for XAT 2019 have to pay a registration fee of Rs. 16000/-. The aspirants can pay via online mode (debit card/credit card/net banking/ IMPS/ NEFT/ fund transfer) etc. Those aspirants who paid via demand draft can make a DD in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur A/C XAT. If the aspirants are applying for the XLRI programme then they need to pay Rs. 300/- extra for each.

Eligibility criteria for XAT 2019

The candidates who want to apply for the XAT 2019 must have to fulfil the following criterion.

  • The candidate who wants to apply for XAT 2019 must be an Indian citizen.
  • The candidates must have a 3 year graduation degree from a will recognised university and the institution. The candidate must qualify the exam with minimum 50% marks.
  • Those aspirants who are appearing in final year or final semester can apply online.
  • The NRI and foreign candidate can also apply trough GMAT score (Dubai and Kathmandu candidates can’t apply).

XAT 2019 Exam Pattern

  • XAT 2019 is scheduled for January 07, 2019. 
  • From this year onwards, XAT will be conducted in online mode.
  • XAT Exam Pattern is divided into 2 Parts (A & B).
  • In total, there are 78 questions in Part A and 25 questions in Part B.
    • Part A contains 3 sections – Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
    • Part B contains questions on General Knowledge and an Essay writing question.
Part A Verbal and Logical Ability 26 170 minutes -0.25 for each incorrect answer
Decision Making 23
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 29
Part B General Knowledge 25 40 minutes No negative marking
Essay 1 Essay

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

Candidates applying for XAT 2019 should carefully go through the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. XAT Eligibility requires candidates to meet the below-mentioned conditions:

Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent from a recognized authority in any discipline.
Those appearing in the final year examination of their graduation degree in June 2019 are also eligible to apply for the examination.
Candidates who did graduation in 1980’s with a 2-year bachelor’s degree are not eligible.
There are no minimum aggregate marks criteria for appearing in XAT 2019.
NRI and Foreign Candidates are also eligible to apply on the basis of the GMAT Scorecard (except Dubai and Kathmandu candidates).
There is no age limit.

XAT 2018 Paper Analysis

Sections Questions Difficulty Level
Verbal & Logical Ability 24 Low to Moderate
Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning 21 Moderate to High
Data Interpretation & Quantitative Ability 27 High

The Paper 2 of XAT 2018 constituted General Knowledge and Essay. The Structure of Paper 2 was:

Sections Questions/Topics
General Knowledge 25
Essay Globalisation & Jingoism always co-exist

Tentative dates for XAT 2019

  • The registration for XAT 2019 will be started in August 2018 and the due date to apply for the XAT 2019 will be in November 2018.
  • The due date to pay the registration fee will be till December 2018.
  • The tentative exam date for XAT 2019 will be in January 2019.

XAT 2019 Syllabus

Subject Important Topics
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Geometry, Tables, Graphs, Arithmetic, Trignometry, Statistics, Profit & Loss, Speed and Distance, Clocks
Verbal and Logical Ability Grammar, Para Jumbles, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehensions
Decision Making Analytical Reasoning, Situational, Case lets, Data Arrangement Tets

XAT Syllabus 2019 for Paper 2

XAT Paper 2 contains questions from General Knowledge and an essay. It is a subjective paper. There will be a total of 30 questions with half an hour of time allotted to this paper. There is no negative marking in thissection.

Important topics for GK in XAT
Politics Nation and States
History Literature
Sports Awards and Recognitions
Business Economics
International Relations Society
Merger & Acquisitions

XAT 2019 Preparation Books

Candidates can take reference from the preparation books for XAT for a more comprehensive preparation. Some of the most prominent preparationbooks for XAT are indicated below.

Target XAT Simplified by Disha Experts Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
Jabbing XAT with solved papers by R.K. Jha General Knowledge by Manohar Panday
XAT XLRI – MBA Entrance Exam A/4 by Chandresh Agarwal Verbal ability and reading comprehension by Arun Sharma
Concepts of number for XAT and other quantitative exams by Gajendra Kumar Verbal ability for XAT by Ajay Singh
Target new XAT – Past papers and five mock papers Quantitative Aptitude Quantum XAT by Sarvesh K Verma
XAT entrance test for MBA examination by Gautam Puri Quantitative aptitude for XAT by Arun Sharma
XAT Xavier Aptitude Test solved sample papers by Gautam Puri The hand on guide to analytical reasoning and logical reasoning by Peeyush Bhardwaj

XAT 2019 Registration

The application form of XAT 2019 has been released by XLRI Jamshedpur on August 16, 2018.
The last date for XAT Registration is November 30, 2018.
The Application Form for XAT 2019 is available on the official website i.e. xatonline.in.
XAT 2019 Registration primarily involves five steps – Registration, Application Form Filling, Uploading Documents, Payment of Fee, and Submitting Form. They are described below:
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Step 1– Registration- Visit the official website and register using your personal details (Name, Contact Details and Email ID). You will receive a unique ID and Password to complete further process.

Step 2– Fill Application Form- Fill-in your personal and academic details, work experience, preferred course, and exam center.

Step 3– Fee Payment- Pay the requisite application fee in either online or offline mode. The Application Fee for XAT is INR 1650 (INR 2000 if you pay late fee) for all categories. The Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

Step 4- Upload Documents- Upload scanned images of your recent photograph and signature.

Step 5- Confirmation Page- Post previewing all the filled data, you will receive a confirmation page.

Note- All candidates who pay XAT Application Feethrough Demand Draft must send a copy of confirmation page besides the Demand Draft within 15 days from the date of issuance of demand draft. The contact details are provided below:


Jharkhand, India XLRI, C. H. Area (East)

The Chairperson Admissions,

Jamshedpur – 831001

How to apply only for XAT 2019

  • Firstly go to the official website and clicks on the option ‘register online for XAT 2019’.
  • Now fill all the details and upload the images required.
  • Now cross check all the details and initiate the registration fee online
  • Now keep the computer generated registration form for future use.
XAMI Members
Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Xavier Institute of Social Service
Mount Carmel Institute of Management Xavier Labour and Relations Institute
St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR) Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur
St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration Xavier Institute of Management and Research
St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship
Xavier Institute of Mangement


XAT score 60%
GD/PI 25%
Essay, GK, Academic profile, work-ex, video 15%

XAT 2019 Exam Centers

XAT Exam Centers 2019
Agartala Cuttack Jamshedpur Ranchi
Ahmedabad Dehradun Kanpur Rourkela
Allahabad Delhi Kolkata Sambalpur
Amritsar Goa Lucknow Surat
Bengaluru Greater Noida Mangalore Tiruchirapalli
Berhampur Gurgaon Mumbai Trivandrum
Bhopal Guwahati Nagpur Udaipur
Bhubaneshwar Hyderabad Nasik Vadodara
Chandigarh Indore Noida Varanasi
Chennai Jabalpur Patna Vijayawada
Cochin Jaipur Pune Visakhapatnam
Coimbatore Jammu Raipur

Expected XAT 2019 Cutoff

Program Offered Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning Decision Making Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation Overall (Percentage/ Marks)
Business Management 79.46% 76.84% 88.7% 96%
Human Resource Management 79.67% 71.628% 70.07% 92.55%
Global Management Programme 5 marks and above 5 marks and above 6 marks above 22 marks and above


Document Link
XAT 2019 Notification Download
XAT 2019 Prospectus Download
XAT Official Website Check Here
XAT Login Check Here


XAT 2019 FAQs

Ques. I have done 5 years integrated course, so how will I enter my percentage?

Ans. Candidates who have done 5 years integrated course can fill up the same percentage as Graduation and PG.

Ques. How do I calculate the aggregate marks for CBSE /SSC? Is it the best 5 or all the subjects?

Ans. The candidate should take the aggregate of all the subjects for 10th.

Ques. Does internship/Articleship count as work experience?

Ans. No, these are not counted as work experience

Ques. I have less than 50% in graduation, am I eligible to apply for XLRI?

Ans. Yes, you are eligible to apply for XLRI.

Ques. How is past academic performance considered in the selection process?

Ans. XLRI does not have any cut off based on any of the following X, XII, graduation marks. The evaluation of candidates’ academic competence will be evaluated holistically by XLRI based on candidates’ performance in the interview, group discussion, and XAT written test.


Ans. You can log in to xatonline.net.in to download the confirmation page.

Ques. Can I edit the information given by me?

Ans. You are allowed to edit your information only once till November 20, 2018. Once edited you will not be allowed to make any further edits.

Ques. I have paid twice using online payment option. What should I do?

Ans. Kindly send an email to admissions@xatonline.net.in with your XAT ID, date of payment, card holders name and the credit/debit card details (first four & last four digits and card expiry date).

Ques. What do I do if I am unable to make the payment online?

Ans. Online payments involve multiple agencies and there are chances that your payment is timed out or declined. If you encounter any such problems, we suggest you make the payment by Cash Mode through any branch of IDBI Bank.

Number of easy, medium, hard questions in verbal and logical ability section were as follows.

Topic Questions Difficulty
Critical Reasoning/Inference 3 Medium to hard
Fill-in-the-blanks 2 Medium to hard
Para Jumbles 3 Medium
Poems 2 Hard
Reading Comprehension (4 sets) 12 Medium to hard
Sentence Correction/Grammar 2 Easy
Vocab based Analogy 2 Medium

XAT 2019 Analysis of Quantitative Ability

Distribution of questions in quantitative ability section were as follows.

Topic Sub Topic Questions
Arithmetic Equations (in the garb of T&D question) 1
Percentages, P&L 1
Time & Distance 1
Time & Work 1
Algebra or Pure Math Functions & Graphs 1
Geometry 3
Mensuration 1
Miscellaneous 1
Numbers 1
Polynomials 1
Probability & Permutations, Combinations 2
Progressions 1
Trigonometry 1
Venn Diagram 1
DI Data Sufficiency 2
Scatter Plots with Bar Charts 4
Table 4

XAT 2019 Analysis of Decision Making

In this section there were 7 caselets.

Part B

In part B there are two sections. First is on “GK” which has only multiple choice questions of +1 mark each, there is no negative marking. Next is an “Essay question”, subjective in nature.

XAT 2019 Analysis of General Knowledge

Distribution of questions in general knowledge section was as follows.

Topic Number of questions Sub Topic
Static GK 15 Books and authors
Important dates
National capital
Current affairs 10 Diversity
Film and television

Essay Topic

Topic was “Ethical practices and sustainability – Do they coexist?”.

Analogy 1
Grammar 2
Cloze test 1
Statements – Assumption, contradiction, understanding, drawing conclusions 3
Para jumble 2
Pronounciation 1
Reading comprehension (4) 14
Total 24

Questions in this section were generally heavily skewed towards static GK, such as from the following areas.

Geography 9
Economy and Business 5
Current Affairs 3
Personality and awards 3
Science and technology 2
History 2
Others 1
Total 25

Questions asked were of the following types

Description Number of questions
Data Interpretation – tables 4
Data Interpretation – grids, histograms 4
Geometry and Mensuration 4
Time, Speed, Distance, Work 2
Algebra 2
Puzzle 2
Caselet 2
P and L 1
Number System 1
Series 1
Probability 1
Trigonometry 1
Functions 1
Set Theory 1
Total 27

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