XAT 2024 Exam, Cut Off, Results, Eligibility Criteria & More

The XAT 2024 exam results were announced on January 20, 2024, and the cut-off scores released on January 29, 2024. The cut-offs for XLRI and other top colleges typically fall between the 90th and 95th percentile. The shortlisting process for Personal Interviews (PI) at XLRI is expected to commence in the second week of February 2024, with the PI form available on the XLRI website. Candidates meeting the cut-off criteria can fill out the PI form.

XAT 2024 took place on January 7 in a single shift across various exam centers in India (2:00 pm to 5:30 pm). The exam pattern, syllabus, and difficulty level remained consistent with previous years. While the overall difficulty level was moderate, the Quantitative Aptitude section posed some challenges, whereas the Verbal Ability and Decision-Making sections were relatively easier. The XAT 2024 question paper was provided as a PDF on the exam day, and the response sheet PDF was released on January 11, 2024.

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What is the XAT Exam?

XAT full form is Xavier Aptitude Test. It is one of the national-level management entrance exams by XLRI, Jamshedpur. The main aim of this exam is to provide the candidates with admission to PGDM/MBA courses.

The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national-level entrance examination accepted by over 160 institutes for admission to postgraduate management programs. It covers subjects such as verbal and logical ability, decision-making ability, data interpretation and quantitative ability, and general awareness.

XAT Exam Highlights

Particulars Details
XAT Full form Xavier Aptitude Test
Exam Conducting Body XLRI (Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur)
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Online
Number of Questions 105 
Number of Sections 3
Exam Syllabus Section 1:

  • Verbal and Logical Ability
  • Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability

Section 2:

  • Mock Keyboard Testing

Section 3:

  • General Awareness
  • Essay Writing
Exam Duration 190 minutes (165 minutes for Part 1 and 25 minutes for Part 2)
Mode of Application Form Online only
Application Fee
  • INR 2100
Minimum Eligibility Criteria 3 year bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university
Courses Offered MBA/PGDM/Executive Diploma
Total Intake in XLRI Jamshedpur BM & HR 60,120 Ex PGDM
Number of Attempts No Restriction
Official Website xatonline.in
Helpline +91 6576653203, +91 6576653204, admis@xlri.ac.in

XAT Exam Dates 2024

The XAT exam dates were released with the official notification. Here are the dates for the exam.

  • Application Form Release Date: July 15, 2023
  • Last Date to Submit Application Form: November 30, 2023
  • Admit Card Release Date: December 26, 2023
  • XAT Exam Date: January 7, 2024
  • XAT Result Date: January 20, 2024
  • Shortlist for Interview: 3rd week of January
  • Interviews: From Mid-February to Mid-March
  • Offers and Waitlist: April 2024
  • Beginning of Academic Session: Mid-June 2024

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

If you want to appear for the XAT exam, the candidates need to be eligible for the same. Here are the XAT eligibility criteria laid down by XLRI in detail:

  • Only Indian citizens can apply for XAT 2024. However, foreign nationals can apply for admission based on their GMAT scores.
  • The candidates must have a 3 years bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university to apply for the exam.
  • There are no minimum marks criteria to apply for the exam.
  • There is no maximum age limit to appear for XAT 2024.
  • Final year students can apply for the exam if they complete their graduation by June 2024 and can submit their marks to the respective colleges.
  • There is no limit on the number of times a candidate can appear for the exam.

XAT Application Form 2024, Fees And Documents Required

The XAT registration fee is INR 2000, with an additional fee of INR 200 for each of the XLRI programmes. Candidates can register using their mobile numbers and email addresses, fill out the XAT application form, and pay the registration fee. The steps to apply for XAT 2024 are as follows:

New Candidate Registration: Generate User ID and Password

If you are registering for the first time, the candidates must create their XAT ID and Password on the official website- xatonline.in. Follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Visit the official website and go to “Register.”

Step 2: Enter your basic details like your name, contact number, valid email address, etc., and click on “submit.”

Step 3: Once you have filled the form, your unique user ID and password will be displayed on the screen.

XAT Photograph & Signature Size

Once you have filled in your details, you must upload the scanned copy of the documents. Here is the list of documents you need to upload: 

  • A recent photograph in JPG/JPEG format. The file size should not be more than 80kb. It is recommended to upload photographs with dimensions 200 x 230 pixels.
  • The signature should be done in black ink on white paper and the file size should not be more than 80kb. The recommended dimension is 140 x 60.

XAT Exam Pattern 2024

You need to know the exam pattern before you start preparing for the exam. The XAT Exam Pattern will be released along with the official notification.

Here is a quick overview of the paper pattern:

  • Sections: The exam consists of three sections:
    • Section 1: Verbal and Logical Ability, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability
    • Section 2: Mock Keyboard Testing
    • Section 3: General Awareness, Essay Writing
  • Exam Mode: It is a Computer-Based Test.
  • Exam Duration: The duration of the exam is 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Number of Questions: There are approximately 100 to 105 questions.

XAT Marking Scheme 2024

  • Each correct answer is awarded 1 mark.
  • Incorrect answers result in a deduction of 0.25 marks.
  • If more than 8 questions are left unanswered, there is a deduction of 0.10 marks for each unanswered question.

XAT Syllabus 2024

With the exam pattern, you also need to know the XAT syllabus before preparing for the exam. Here is the syllabus for 2023:

Section Syllabus
XAT QA-DI Syllabus Mixtures & Alligation, Probability, Geometry, Mensuration, Permutation & Combination, Profit and Loss, Percentage & Ratios, Statistics, Number System, Algebra, Speed & Distance, Quadratic Equations, Logarithm, Surds & Indices, Trigonometry, Work & Time, DI Graphs, Tables & Charts.
XAT Decision Making (DM) Syllabus Business Decisions, Analytical Reasoning, Ethical Dilemma, Situational Conditions, Grouping Test, Data Arrangement Test, Decision Making in a situation
XAT Verbal & Logical Ability Syllabus Para Jumbles, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Grammar, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Reading Comprehension, Synonyms & Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases, Odd One Out, etc.
XAT GK Syllabus Static GK and Current Affairs: Politics, Economics, History, Geography, Sports, Business Affairs, National & International Affairs, States, etc.
XAT Essay Writing A short essay of 250 words on- current affairs, social & economic issues, abstract, science & technology, business & management-oriented topics, etc.

XAT Admit Card 2024

The XAT 2024 admit card will be available for download on December 27, 2023, on the official XAT website. Candidates can log in with their user ID and password to download the admit card, which contains essential details such as exam date, timing, and exam center address.

Here are a few key points on the admit card for XAT.

  • The XAT Admit Card will be issued for candidates who have registered for the exam.
  • The admit card will include all the information about the exam center, exam date and time, reporting time, and a few important instructions that the candidates need to follow.
  • Candidates must carry a printed copy of the admit card. If they fail to do so, they will not be allowed inside the exam hall.

How to Download XAT Admit Card 2024?

Follow the steps given below to download the admit card: 

  • Go to the official website and log in with the unique XAT ID and password.
  • Go to “Download Admit Card”
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Once you have downloaded the admit card, take a printout of it.

XAT Cut off 2024

The XAT cutoff 2024 has been released on the official website. However, here is the Cutoffs for XLRI and Other Top Colleges list.

XAT Cut Off 2024 for PGDM HRM

Category VALR DM QA Overall
Male Engineering 90 85 80 95
Male Non-Engineering 90 85 75 93
Female Engineering 85 78 73 90
Female Non-Engineering 85 78 68 88

These are the XAT cut-off scores for admission to the PGDM HRM course in 2024.

XAT Cut Off 2024 for PGDM BM

Category Male Female
Engineering Non-Engineering
VALR 83 83
DM 85 86
QA 86 85
Overall 96 95

These are the XAT cut-off scores for admission to the PGDM BM course in 2024.

XAT Cut off 2024 for Other Colleges

XAT Colleges XAT Cut-Off Score XAT Cut Off Percentile
XLRI-Jamshedpur 35.5-38.5 94-92
XIMB-Bhubaneswar 30.5-32.5 90-93
SPJIMR-Mumbai 32.5-34.5 93.50-95
IMT-Ghaziabad 30.5-32 90-92
GIM-Goa 27.5-30.5 85-90
TAPMI-Manipal 26-27.5 80-85
IRMA-Anand 26-27.5 80-85
MICA-Ahmedabad 26-27.5 80-85
Great Lakes Institute of Management 26-27.5 80-85
LIBA-Chennai 26-27.5 80-85
KJ Somaiya-Mumbai 27.5-30.5 85-90

XAT Result 2024

XLRI Jamshedpur will release the result in 2024 January 2024 after the commencement of the exam. Here are a few details about the XAT exam results 2024.

XLRI Jamshedpur released the XAT Exam 2024 results on January 20, 2024, and are accessible online. Candidates can view their XAT scorecards using their login credentials, including their XAT ID and date of birth. The exam was conducted on January 7, 2024. To access their scorecards, candidates must log in with their XAT ID and date of birth.

Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree of 3 years in any discipline are eligible for the XAT 2024 exam. Those completing their final graduation exams by June 10, 2024, are also eligible. XAT aspirants should review the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

  • The results will be available on the official website.
  • The candidates need to enter their XAT ID and password to download the results.
  • The results will be valid for one year from the date of release.
  • The XAT results will include the details of the candidate and the overall and sectional marks obtained.

XAT Selection Process 2024

The XAT selection process for 2024 will start after the results are announced. Note: XLRI does not conduct a centralized selection process. So, every XAT score-accepting institute follows its selection process and criteria.

  • The XAT selection process by XLRI will include GD-PI rounds. The shortlisted candidates will be called for the GD/PI round.
  • After the Personal Interview round, XLRI will release the final merit list based on results, GD-PI scores, work experience, academic scores, and GK & Essay section scores.
  • The ratio of score weightage to GD/PI scores in preparing the final merit list is 60% and 25%, respectively.

Other colleges that accept XAT scores may follow a similar or a different selection process depending on the seat intake and allotment criteria.

Best XAT Books

Here are some of the best XAT books that will help the aspirants prepare for the exam.

Section Name of the Book Author/ Publisher
QADI Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R S Aggarwal
How to Prepare for QA for CAT Arun Sharma
Data Interpretation for CAT Nishit K Sinha
Quantum CAT S K Verma
Verbal & Logical Ability Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension Ajay Singh
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
How to Prepare for VARC for CAT Arun Sharma
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R S Aggarwal
Decision Making Jabbing the XAT R K Jha
XAT Solved Papers Gautam Puri
Target XAT Simplified Edition Disha Experts
GK Manorama Year Book Mammen Mathew
Lucent’s Objective GK Lucent Publications
General Knowledge Manohar Pandey


XLRI Jamshedpur conducts the XAT exam annually for admission to MBA/ PGDM courses. The application form will be available on the official website.

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