Here is an article by futeducation.com about XAT 2023 applications, cutoff, fee, syllabus and top recruiters.

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a computerized, National level MBA entrance test conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI). Its scores also accepted by most renowned MBA colleges including XLRI and other Xavier associate management institutes across India. More than one lakhs student apply for this test every year.

It is a 3-hour long test comprising of 100 questions divided into 2 parts. The first part comprises of 3 sections and with 75 questions and the second part comprise of 1 section with 25 questions.

Parts 1-

  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
  • Decision Making
  • Verbal and logical Ability

Part 2-

  • General knowledge (GK)

The application or exam form filling process starts from the first week of August and the exam takes place in January. Being an online exam, there are about 100 test centers in 46 cities of 23 states across India. The result of XAT is declared in the Third week of January.

This exam score in the form of percentile is accepted by most of the colleges offering MBA/PGDM courses. The colleges accepting XAT scores are; XLRI, XIMB, GIM Goa, FORE, IMT, K J Somaiya, LBSIM, XIME, LIBA.

XAT 2023

XAT 2023, the form filling process will start from the first week of August, and the last day to fill the form will be the third week of November (tentative). There can be a further extension in the application date (with additional late fee) till the fourth week of November (tentative). The admit card can be downloaded from the official site from third week of December (tentative). This will be a 3-hour exam with a total of 100 questions to be answered. There will be two parts in the exam; part 1 will comprise of Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation , Decision Making, and Verbal and logical Ability whereas Part 2 comprise of General knowledge (GK). There will be only one slot for the examination. The timing of the examination will be 9:30 am till 12:30 pm.


The following table provides all highlights about XAT 2022:

Full formXavier Aptitude Test
FrequencyOnce a year
Type of QuestionsMCQ and Non- MCQ
Number of Questions100
Duration3 hours (180 minutes), 165 minutes for part 1and 15 minutes for part 2
Number of SectionsParts 1- Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation Decision Making Verbal and logical Ability
Part 2- General knowledge(GK)
Marking+1 for correct answer and -0.25 for wrong answer.
-0.10 marks for continuous 8 un-attempted questions.
The General Knowledge section doesn’t have negative marking.
Timing9:30- 12:30 pm (Single slot)
Registration start DateFirst Week of August (tentative)
Form Submission Datefourth Week Of November (tentative)
Form Submission Date with late feeFourth Week Of November (tentative)
Admit Card Download DateThird Week of December (tentative)
Exam DateFirst Sunday of January (tentative)
Fee1800; 2050(With late fee) 5000 for NRI or foreign students
Eligibility criteriaCompleted graduation or in the final year of graduation. No minimum marks required,
Just pass certificate is necessary
Documents neededAdhaar Card, PAN card, Marks Sheets (10+2+3), Work Experience Document,
Scanned passport size photo, and signature
Answer Key DateSecond Week of January (tentative)
XAT Results DateThird Week of January 2023 (tentative)
Scores validated for1 Year
Help Desk Number+91 657 665 3203
+91 657 665 3204
Official websitehttps://xatonline.in/


There are various documents needed to fill up the Online Application Form for XAT 2023. It is recommended to gather the following documents to speed up the process of Registration.

  • 10th Marks Sheet
  • 12th Marks Sheet
  • Graduation Marks Sheet
  • Adhaar Card
  • Driving License
  • Pan Card
  • Scanned photo
  • Scanned Signature

The process of registration for XAT 2023 has the following steps

Step 1- Generate your login credentials at https://xatonline.in/

Step 2- Click on register and generate Id and Password by filling your details like name, mobile number and email-id.

Step 3- Fill in the personal details like Name, Parents name, Gender, Category, Address, etc

Step 4- Upload documents like Photograph and signature

Step 5- Enter details of class 10+2, Graduation like Marks/CGPA.

Step 6- Enter work Experience Details (If any)

Step 7- Select the XLRI programs of your choice

Step 8- Choose your nearest and most convenient City for the exam, you can choose 2 preferred test city

Step 9- Pay the application fee using online modes like UPI, Net Banking, Google Pay, Debit Card, or you can even do a cash Payment through Demand Draft in favor of XLRI Jamshedpur.


For the candidates who want to apply only for XAT 2023 and not XLRI can pay a fee of 1800, wherein the candidates who want to opt for XLRI programs have to pay 300 extra.

Payment of fee can be online through Debit Card, Credit card, or net banking and Cash payment through Demand Draft in favor of XLRI Jamshedpur A/C XAT. You can take the print out of your XAT 2023 Pay-in-Slip and pay at the nearest IBDI bank.

Registration fee1,800
Registration fee with late charges2,050
XLRI Programs300
Indian Applicant applying for GMP through GMAT Scores2,500
NRI or Foreign Candidates applying through GMAT5,000


XAT is an online entrance exam to get admission into post graduate courses like MBA/PGDM. There is minimum qualification that is necessary to get the admission, but there is No minimum marks needed for admission. Anyone can apply for XAT exam if he /she had completed their graduation or in the final year of their bachelor’s degree.

The following is the detailed reservation criteria for XAT 2023

  • Candidates applying for XAT 2023 should have completed their graduation or in the final year of graduation.
  • Students with professional qualifications such as CA/CS/ICWA can also apply for XAT 2023
  • Students who are currently in their final year of their bachelor’s degree or are awaiting for their results can also appear for the exam
  • If the candidates graduation score is in the form of grades or CGPS, then the marks will be calculated by the methods as suggested by the institute/university.
  • There are no minimum marks requirement criteria for admission, only a pass certificate is required.
  • NRIs and foreign candidates can also apply for XAT 2023 through valid GMAT scores.


XLRI, Jamshedpur₹ 23.60 lakhs96https://www.xlri.ac.in/
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai₹ 19.00 lakhs85https://www.spjimr.org/  
Institute of Management and Technology, Ghaziabad₹ 19.50 lakhs86http://www.imt.edu/
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai₹ 17.15 lakhs90https://www.greatlakes.edu.in/
TA Pai management Institute, Manipal₹ 15.10 lakhs86https://www.tapmi.edu.in/
Goa Institute of Management, Goa₹ 17.20 lakhs90http://www.gim.ac.in/
Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai₹ 6.75 lakhs90http://liba.edu/
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi₹ 12.90 lakhs92http://www.lbsim.ac.in/
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar₹ 15.40 lakhs87https://ximb.edu.in/
Xavier institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore₹ 8.00 lakhs70http://www.xime.org/
Alliance School of Business, Bangalore₹ 13.50 lakhs90https://www.alliance.edu.in/
Birla Institute of Management Technology, Noida₹ 11.00 lakhs85https://www.bimtech.ac.in/
Welingkar Institute of Management Education and Research, Mumbai₹ 8.60 lakhs75http://www.welingkar.org/
KJ Somaiya, Mumbai₹ 9.48 lakhs85http://simsr.somaiya.edu/
FORE School of Management, Delhi₹ 11.00 lakhs80https://www.fsm.ac.in/

*The cutoff percentile and fee is subject to change by the college


XAT 2023 will be divided into two parts with 165 minutes will be allotted in part 1 and 15 minutes will be allotted in part 2.

Part 1 will comprise of Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, Decision Making, and Verbal and logical Ability whereas Part 2 comprise of General knowledge (GK).           


Number System, Sequence, Averages, Series and progression, Simplification, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage,  Speed Time and Distance, Profit and loss, Quadratic and Linear Equation, Functions, Geometry, Inequalities, Logarithms, Permutations and Combinations, Mensuration, Coordinate Geometry, Maxima Minima, Probability, Set Theory, Trigonometry, Tables, Data Sufficiency, Pie Charts, Venn Diagrams


Conditions and Grouping Test, Data Arrangement Test, Decision Making in a situation, Case lets, Complex Arrangement


Unseen Passages, Analogies, Antonyms, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles, Contextual usage, Blood Relations, Seating Arrangement, Clocks and Cubes, Cause and Effect, Fill in the blanks, Meaning/Usage Match, Para Completion, RC passages based on Abstract topics, Literature, Social and Economic issues; Science & Culture; history & fiction


National and International current affairs, Constitution of India and law, Company profiles, logos, Business & Economy, Who’s who, Books & Authors, Capitals & Currencies, famous personalities


More than One lakhs candidates apply for XAT every year. As XAT is conducted in online mode, the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) has more than 100 test centers in 46 cities of 23 states across India. Below is the list of all the cities in which XAT is conducted and has a test center.

Andhra PradeshVijayawada Visakhapatnam
GujaratAhmedabad Surat
Jammu & KashmirJammu
JharkhandJamshedpur Ranchi
KarnatakaBengaluru Mangaluru(Mangalore)
KeralaKochi Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya PradeshBhopal Indore Jabalpur
MaharashtraMumbai Nagpur Nashik Pune
New DelhiNew Delhi
OdishaBerhampur Bhubaneswar Cuttack Rourkela Sambalpur
RajasthanJaipur Udaipur
Tamil NaduChennai Coimbatore Tiruchirappalli
Uttar PradeshAllahabad Greater Noida Kanpur Lucknow Noida Varanasi
West BengalKolkata


How many colleges accept XAT score?

XAT score is accepted by more than 160 Management colleges across India including XLRI and Xavier associate institutes.

When will the application process for XAT 2023 start?

The application process generally begins from the first week of August. For XAT 2023, the final date has not been informed in the official website.

What is the exam date for XAT 23?

The tentative date of XAT 23 is the first Sunday of January 2023.

Can I apply for XAT while working?

Yes, you can apply for XAT while working as long as you have completed the graduation or in the final year of graduation. There should be no backlogs in your graduation scores.

For how many times can I give XAT?

There is no age limit or restriction to the number of times you can appear for XAT, as long as you have cleared the eligibility criteria, you are fit to appear.

What is the contact number for XAT enquiry?

For XAT related enquiry you can send a mail to the official email id- admis@xlri.ac.in or you can contact them directly at +91 657 6653203 or +91 657 6653204

How can I check my XAT score?

XAT scores are released generally in the Third week of January; you can visit the official website https://xatonline.in/ and login with your credentials and see your score. The scores are in the form of percentiles. You can see you individual section percentile and your overall percentile.

What is the fee for XAT 2022?

The fee for XAT 2023 will be 1800 for registration done on time and 2050 with late registration fee. NRI or foreign students have to pay 5000 for registration through GMAT scores.

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