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XAT 2024 : Exam Date,Syllabus,Exam pattern,Registration Fees

XAT Exam

XAT is a common test for admission into academic programmes of XLRI. Apart from XLRI The XAT score is being used by more than 160 institutes for the admission.

XAT full form

 XAT  is commonly known as Xaviers’ Aptitude Test . It is the entrance test  considered for the admission of twelve renowned XAMI (Xavier Association of Management Institutes) members. The XAMI colleges are the management institutes that come under the Xavier Trust or the Jesuit Society.

Below is the list of the 12 XAMI members:

Loyola Institute of Business AdministrationLoyola College Campus, Nungambakkum,Chennai-
Xavier Institute of Management & EntrepreneurshipElectronics City,Phase – II, Hosur Road,Bengaluru –
Xavier Institute of Management & ResearchSt. Xavier’s College Campus,Mahapalika Marg,Mumbai – 400
Xavier Institute of Development Action and Sciences (XIDAS)4th Mile, Mandla Road,Tilhari, Jabalpur, M.P – 482
XLRI Xavier School of ManagementC H Area (East),Jamshedpur – 831
Xavier Business School (XBS)Action Area: III-B, Plot No.III B/1,New Town, Kolkata 700
Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier UniversityXavier Square,Bhubaneswar – 751
Xavier Institute of Social ServiceDr. Camil Bulke Path,Purulia Road, P.O Box 7,Ranchi – 834
St. Joseph’s Institute of Management28/1 Primrose Road, Off MG Road,Bengaluru –
Quinlan School of BusinessLoyola University Chicago,16 E. Pearson,Chicago, IL
St. Aloysius Institute of Management andKotekar Post, Madoor, Beeri, Mangalore –
ST. Francis Institute of Management and Research(SFIMR)Gate No.5, Mt. Poinsur, S.V.P Road, Borivali (W),Mumbai – 400

Candidates interested in XLRI or any of these XAMI Member Institutes need to apply for the programmes of their choice. Please note that each institution independently decides the weightage to be given for each of the test components on the basis of its need. XLRI does not play any role in selection of the candidates in these institutes for XAT Associate Member Institutes.


There are other B schools as well enlisted with XAT while accepting XAT 2024 Scores for admission process.

Eligibility For XAT 2024

Candidates must complete Bachelor’s Degree of    minimum three years duration or equivalent  in any discipline from any Recognised University. Students in the final year of Bachelor’s Degree or awaiting their results are also eligible to apply.

XAT Exam Date

XAT 2024 will be conducted on   Sunday, January 7, 2024.  

XAT 2024 Exam Centres

XAT 2024 would be conducted across India in the following cities-

Bokaro Steel CityBhilai NagarDibrugarhDhanbad
ErnakulamDurgapur/ AsansolGorakhpurGandhinagar
HooghlyGwaliorKannurHubbali (Hubli)
Chandigarh/ MohaliBhubaneswarCoimbatoreChennai
DehradunCuttackGoaDelhi- NCR

XAT 2024 syllabus

  XAT Syllabus 2024 is modified to 4 Sections/subjects instead of 5   

Essay Writing has been removed from XAT exam syllabus 2023.

All the 4 Sections on

  1. Verbal Ability
  2. Reading Comprehension & Logical Reasoning;
  3. Decision Making
  4. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

General Knowledge will form a single question paper in a single section instead of two different parts without break.

XAT 2024 Exam pattern

  • The total number of questions as per the XAT exam 2024 pattern shall not exceed 100
  • All questions will be of MCQ type
  • 75 Questions will be with negative marking
  • 25 GK questions will be without negative marking

XAT 2024 Registration Fees

XAT Registration Fee (without late fee) – Rs. 2100/-

Candidates interested in XLRI programs need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 200/- each.

The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro), Credit Cards,

Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

XAT 2024 Important dates

XAT & XLRI Registration End Date November 30, 2023
XAT 2024 Admit Card: Download December 24,2023 onwards
XAT 2024Sunday, January 07, 2024 – CBT Mode from 2 pm to 5.10 pm
XAT 2024 Result PublicationJanuary 20, 2024
XAT 2024 Score Card DownloadJanuary 20, 2024. 


XAT 2024 results

The XAT Result will be declared   3 weeks after the conduct of XAT-2024   .  Therefore XAT Results is expected in the 3rd week of January, 2024.

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