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XAT 2023: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabu



·         Xavier Aptitude Test or commonly known as XAT is a national-level management entrance test conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur

·         XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of XAMI

·         For more than 60 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level

·         The XAT score is being used by more than 150 institutes  for the admission

·         XAT is an online (computer-based) Exam

·         Registration Fees is Rs. 1800/-



Tentative Dates

Online Registration

Aug to Nov 2022

Hall Ticket

December 2022

Exam date

January 2023

Exam timing

9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Application Fees

Rs. 1800/-


1.        There are no age criteria for XAT.

2.       The candidates must have completed their bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university.

3.       The duration of the degree should be a minimum of 3 Years.

4.       The students in their final year of degree can also apply.

ALSO CHECK:nmims 2023


·          Verbal and Logical Ability

·         Decision Making

·         Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

·         General Knowledge


·         +1 marks for a correct answer

·         – 0.25 mark for an incorrect answer.

·         5 marks will be deducted for more than 8 unattempted questions.

·         No negative marking in the GK section


The Exam is of 180 minutes and is further divided into 2 major parts.

Part 1 – 75 Questions

One part consists of 75 questions to be completed in 165 minutes with no sectional time limit and covers all topics except GK.


Verbal Ability and Logical Ability – 26 Questions

·         About 4 RC passages, 13 to 16 RC based questions

·         8 to 10 questions on Verbal Ability


·         Decision Making – 21 Question

·         About 6 sets on Decision Making

·         Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation – 28 Questions

Part 2

The other part consists of 25 questions to be completed in 15 minutes which includes questions related to GK only.

Total no. of questions: 100 with 180 minutes in hand



Quantitative Aptitude (QA) & Data Interpretation (DI)

·         Percentage

·         Tables and Caselets

·         Linear and Quadratics Equations

·         Profit and Loss

·         Probability

·         Surds and Indices

·         Ratio and Proportion

·         Critical Path

·         Inequalities

·         Variation

·         Averages and Partnerships

·         Logarithms

·         Time and Work

·         Allegations and Mixtures

·         Numbers

·         Time, Speed, and Distance

·         Algebra

·         Mensuration

·         LCM and HCF

·         Simple and Compound Interest

·         Geometry

·         Pure Maths

·         Venn Diagram

·         Trigonometry

·         Data Tables

·         Data charts

·         Bar diagrams

·         Graphs

·         Pie charts

·         Data analysis


Verbal Ability

·         Reading Comprehension

·         Fill in the blanks

·         Antonyms/Synonyms

·         Jumbled Paragraphs

·         Contextual usage of vocabulary

·         Correction of errors in sentence

·         Word usage

·         Sentence completion

·         Paragraph completion In the Reading Comprehension section.

 Decision Making

·          Analytical Reasoning

·         Logical Reasoning

·         Arithmetic

·         Data Arrangement

·         Caselets

·         Conditions and grouping

·         Situations

·         Assumptions

·         Decision making

General Knowledge

·         Awards and winners

·         History and Geography

·         Static GK

·         Business and Politics

·         Constitution of India

·         Personalities

·         Government and Economy

·         World Events

·         Current Affairs

Top B-Schools accepting XAT score

1.       XLRI Jamshedpur

2.       IMT Ghaziabad

3.       XIMB Bhubaneshwar

4.       FORE New Delhi

5.       Great Lakes Chennai, Gurgaon

XAT 2023 Dates

XAT Particulars


XAT Dates


Notification update of XAT 2023


Last week of July 2022

XAT 2023 registration form date


Second week of August 2022

XAT 2023 registration last date


Last week of November 2022

XAT 2023 admit card date


Fourth week of December 2022

XAT 2023 Exam Date


January 1, 2023

Response sheet of XAT 2023


Second week of January 2023


Release of XAT 2023 answer key


Third week of January 2023

Last date to file an objection against the XAT answer key


Third week of January 2023

XAT 2023 result date


Last week of January 2023


XAT Scorecard 2023


January 31 to March 31, 2024

XAT Cutoff 2023


Last week of January 2023

XAT Admit Card 2023

XAT 2023 admit card will be released on the official website tentatively in the fourth week of December. XAT admit card 2023 includes all the details pertaining to the entrance test such as XAT exam center details, candidate’s roll number, reporting time as well as exam day guidelines.

XAT Result 2023

Xavier School of Management (XLRI) will release the result of XAT 2023 tentatively in the last week of January, in online mode. Candidates can download their xat 2023 scored  and check their sectional and overall percentile. XLRI will also send the hard copy of the XAT 2023 scorecard to the candidate’s residence but the applicant needs to pay Rs. 300 in the form of Demand Draft (DD) in favor of XLRI Jamshedpur, payable at Jamshedpur.

 XAT Selection Process 2023

Candidates will be shortlisted for further selection rounds on the basis of the XAT 2023 score and will be called for GD & PI and WAT rounds. The XAT 2023 selection procedure will be held by all the XAT participating institutes all over the country tentatively in February or March 2023.

XAT Answer Key 2023

According to the schedule of XAT 2023, the answer key of XAT will be released by XLRI tentatively in the second week of January 2023. The answer key of XAT 2023 will be released only after the release of the XAT response sheet which will be out within two days after the conduct of the XAT exam.

Candidates have to visit the official website of XLRI to download the XAT 2023 answer key Applicants can download the XAT answer key 2023 by entering their login credentials such as XAT ID and password.

XAT Cutoff 2023

XAT 2023 cutoff will be released by XLRI Jamshedpur for each program tentatively in the first week of February 2023. Candidates who meet the cut off prescribed by the institute will have to appear for the further round of selection procedures which include group discussion, written ability test, and personal interview rounds.