XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)

Sunday, January 3, 2021

 XAT 2021

Xavier Aptitude Test

Notification | Exam Date | Application Form |  Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Admit Cards | Syllabus | Results | Counselling

XAT 2021: Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India and is the second-largest exam after CAT. XAT is a national level entrance exam conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. MBA aspirants passing Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university or institute in any discipline will be eligible to apply for XAT 2021. XAT Exam is conducted for the admission in more than 150 B-Schools of the country. The XAT 2021 exam scheduled on the 3rd January 2021.

XAT Sample Papers

XAT 2021 Notification

XAT 2021 Notification by XLRI Jamshedpur has been released. The online application process for XAT 2021 starts on 12th September 2020 and closes on 30th November 2020. XAT 2021 applications are received through online mode only.

XAT 2021 Exam Dates

XLRI Jamshedpur has announced the XAT important dates 2021



XAT 2021 Notification

12th September 2020

XAT 2021 application process begins

12th September 2020

XAT Application last date

30th November 2020

XAT Admit cards

20th December 2020

XAT Exam date

3rd January 2021 - (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

XAT Results

Last week of January 2021


XAT 2021 Preparation Tips

XAT 2021 Application Form

The form for XAT 2021 will be released on 12th September 2020.

  1. You will first have to go to xatonline.net.in
  2. Click on “XAT Registration” and fill the preliminary information and submit it.
  3. After completion of these details, you will receive the XAT ID and password through Email & SMS.
  4. Do note that you are required to create your own password
  5. After completion of the form, you will have to log into XAT 2021 and fill the educational, qualification details and select the favoured city for the examination.
  6. Candidates must upload their digital signature as well as a colour photograph of passport size online for XAT 2021.
  7. The final process takes you to the payment page.
  8. Candidates pay the requisite fees via online modes of payment for XAT 2021.
  9. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria should print the online confirmation page or receipt for future reference.
XAT 2021 Application Form


XAT 2021 Registration Fee

** Without late fee With Late fee
XAT Registration Fee Rs. 1700 Rs. 2000
XLRI Programme(s) Rs. 300 for each Programme Rs. 500

XAT 2021 Eligibility

  • There is no age bar for taking XAT for admission into XLRI and allied institutes.
  • The candidate must have scored at least 50 per cent marks in their graduation degree to satisfy the eligibility criteria for XAT 2021.
  • There is a quota system for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, OBCs as well as Physically Handicapped Classes.
  • There is a 5 per cent relaxation in the marks eligibility department for XAT 2021.
  • For XAT 2021 examination, there is no specific allocation of seats in terms of numbers for the reserved categories of candidates.
  • Candidates will be eligible to take XAT 2021 even when in the final year of graduation.


XAT 2021 Eligibility


XAT 2021 Exam Pattern

  • The total number of questions to be answered will be 78 and the test duration will be 170 minutes.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • Each wrong answer fetches a negative marking of ¼ mark.
  • However, the essay and general knowledge sections will see no negative marking.







Verbal and Logical Ability 


170 Min

Decision Making


Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation



General Knowledge


40 Min


1 Essay


XAT 2021 Exam Pattern

XAT 2021 Admit Cards

  1. Candidates who have applied for XAT 2021 will be able to download their XAT 2021 Admit Cards from xatonline.net.in.
  2. Candidates must provide XAT Registration ID and Password to download XAT 2021 Admit Card.
  3. It must be noted that the XAT 2021 admit card will only be made available online. They will not be sent to the candidates via post or courier.
XAT 2021 Exam cities


XAT 2021 Syllabus

Based on previous years’ question papers, there are several topics that the students need to focus on.

Quantitative Ability – The questions in the quantitative section are generally asked from the topics like arithmetic, geometry, linear equations, graphs, probability, algebra, profit and loss statistics, logarithm and progressions, trigonometry etc.

Verbal Ability – In the Verbal Ability section, the candidates can expect questions related to jumbled paragraph, analogies, fill in the blanks, sentence correction, and reading comprehension.

Decision Making – Decision making questions are based on calendars, bar graphs, cubes, line charts, blood relations, family tree etc. For complete information on these topics, the students can check the XAT 2021 syllabus article.

XAT 2021 Syllabus


XAT Sample Papers

One of the best ways to prepare for XAT is to practice XAT sample papers in 2020. This year, XAT has gone online and the candidates must prepare accordingly. With the help of XAT sample papers, practice papers, and previous year question papers, candidates can become familiar with the test pattern and also gain insights into the types of questions asked in the exam. 

 XAT Sample Papers 

XAT 2021 Results

  1. The result of XAT 2021 exam will be announced in last week of January 2021. On the basis of the XAT result, the candidates can seek admission in XLRI and other participating institutes across the nation.
  2. The candidates will be able to download their scorecard on the basis of their login details.
  3. XAT 2021 score will remain valid for one year.
  4. Also, the percentage and percentile of the General Knowledge section will not be a part of Total percentage and percentile. It will be calculated independently.
  5. The GK percentile and percentage will be independently calculated and will not be revealed in the total.
XAT Result 2021


XAT 2021 Counselling

The counselling session consists of:

  • Group Discussion
  • Personal Interview
  • Essay Writing

Once all these are completed, a final merit list of accepted candidates is displayed on the website.

The must-have documents for this process are:

  • All academic scorecards
  • XAT scorecard
  • XAT admit card
XAT Cutoff Score



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