XAT 2018 – Application Form, Dates, Admit Card, Result, Cutoff

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT 2018) is a national level MBA Entrance exam conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. This exam is conducted to offer the admission to postgraduate management programs at over 150 Business Schools across India. From this Year, XAT will be conducted Online. Before XAT 2018, this exam was conducted in offline mode. XAT Exam is held on the first Sunday of January every year. For more information, click here.

To apply for XAT 2018, candidates have to fill the XAT Application form which was released on 16th August in online mode. The last date of filling the application form without late fee is 30th November. After successfully filing the application form, candidates can download the admit card which will be available from 20th December 2017 onwards. Candidates can get all information regarding XAT 2018 like eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, participating institutes, result, cut off etc, in this article.

Brief About XAT 2018

XAT 2018

S.No. Exam Details Specifications
1 Exam Name Xavier Aptitude Test
2 Commonly Known As XAT
3 Exam Type National
4 Exam Category Post Graduate
5 Exam Mode Online
6 Conducting Institute XLRI Jamshedpur

Important Dates of XAT Exam 2018

S.No. Events Date
1 Commencement of Registartion 16th August 2017
2 Last Date of Applying 30th November 2017
4 Admit Card Availability 20th December 2017
5 Exam Date 7th January 2018
6 Official Answer Key Third Week of January 2018
7 OMR Sheet And Score Card Third Week of January 2018
8 Result Declaration 31st January 2018

XAT Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check all the requirements of XAT Eligibility Criteria below as prescribed by the exam conducting authority:

  • Applying candidate must have a minimum three years Bachelor’s degree from a recognized Institute or University.
  • The final year students of graduation completing their Bachelor’s degree by 10th June 2018, can also apply for XAT Exam 2018.
  • Foreign candidates or NRIs (except Dubai and Nepal Cities) can apply through GMAT Scores.

XAT 2018 Application Form

The Application Form has released by XLRI Jamshedpur on 16th August. XAT 2018 application form is available online. Candidates have to register first to fill the XAT Application Form on the official website. The last date of filling the application form of XAT 2018 without late fees is 30th November.

The application form can be filled in three steps which are registration, filling the application form with required details and paying the application fees.The application fee for XAT 2018 is Rs.1,650/- for all category candidates and Rs. 2,000/- for late fees payment.

XAT 2018 Exam Centers

The list of XAT 2018 Exam Centers has 47 test cities across the 22 states of India. This year, there are two international XAT Test Cities which are Dubai and Kathmandu. candidates have to select the XAT 2018 test cities while filling the XAT Application Form according to their preference. The allotted exam center will be mentioned on the XAT Admit Card along with the complete address.

XAT Exam Centers 2018

S.No. State City
1 Assam Guwahati
2 Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
3 Bihar Patna
4 Chhattisgarh Raipur
5 Delhi Delhi
6 Goa
7 Gujarat Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara
8 Haryana Gurgaon
9 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
10 Jharkhand Jamshedpur, Ranchi
11 Karnataka Bengaluru, Mangalore,
12 Kerala Cochin, Trivandrum
13 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur
14 Maharashtra Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune
15 Odisha Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur
16 Punjab Amritsar, Chandigarh
17 Rajasthan Jaipur, Udaipur
18 Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli
19 Tripura Agartala
20 Uttarakhand Dehradun
21 Uttar Pradesh Allahabad, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi
22 West Bengal Kolkata

Apart from above exam centers, there are two international XAT exam centers also which are:

  • Dubai
  • Kathmandu

XAT Exam Pattern

XAT Exam Pattern 2018 has released by XLRI Jamshedpur which is the conducting body of the XAT exam. The XAT 2018 will be conducted on 7th January 2018 in online mode. This is the first time that XAT exam will be conducted online. Until the last year, this exam was conducted offline or Paper-Pen mode. Candidates preparing for the XAT exam must go through the XAT 2018 exam pattern. This will help the candidates to understand the structure of the exam like the number of questions, syllabus, section-wise distribution of marks & questions, marking scheme etc.

Overview of XAT Exam Pattern

S.No. Exam Pattern Discription
1 Exam Mode Online
2 Number of Questions 98
3 Total Time Duration 3 Hours and 30 Minutes
4 Number of Paper 2 (Paper-1 & Paper-2)
5 Number of Section 5
6 Name of Sections
  • Decision Making
  • Verbal and Logical Ability
  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA & DI)
  • General Knowledge (GK)
  • Essay Writing

XAT 2018 Syllabus

XAT Syllabus For Verbal and Logical Ability

  • Grammar
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Critical Reasoning/Inference
  • Para Jumble
  • Analogy-based on vocabulary
  • Sentence correction

Syllabus For Decision Making

  • Arithmetic
  • Situational
  • Analytical Reasoning

XAT Syllabus For Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA & DI)


  • Profit & Loss
  • Time & Distance
  • Equations


  • Permutation & Combination
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Polynomials
  • Numbers

Data Interpretation

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Scatter Plots and Bar Charts
  • Table

XAT Syllabus For General Knowledge

Static GK

  • National Capital
  • Culture
  • History
  • Currency
  • Important Dates

Current Affairs

  • Economics
  • Film & Television
  • Ecosystem & Diversity

XAT Admit Card

XAT Admit Card 2018 will be released by the conducting body on 20th December onwards. Candidates who have completed the registration process can download the XAT 2018 admit card. Admit card of XAT 2018 will be available online on the official website. Candidates can download the XAT admit card through the link provided in this article. To download the admit card, candidates have to log in with their registered id and password.

Steps To Download XAT Admit Card 2018

  • Firstly, visit the official website or go through the article.
  • After that, enter your user id and password.
  • Click on the Login button.
  • After successful login, click on the tab Download Admit Card.
  • Download the admit card in pdf format and take the print out of that.
  • Keep safe the admit card till the admission procedure of XAT completes.

XAT 2018 Answer Key

The XLRI will release the XAT 2018 Answer Key along with the solution and answer sheet/OMR sheet in the third week of January 2018. Until the last year, XAT test was conducted offline and many coaching institutes used to release their answer key on the date of exam. But from this year, the test will be conducted online so there is no availability of answer key released by coaching institutes. Candidates can only check the official answer key which will release the authority.

XAT 2018 Result

The XAT Result 2018 will be released on 31st January 2018. The result will release along with the scorecard which will carry the section-wise and overall scores as well as the percentile. Candidates can check the result and download the scorecard from the official website. Conducting Authority will also send a hard copy of the scorecard to the registered address of the candidate. Candidates are advised to keep the scorecard safe till the all admission process completes.

XAT Cutoff

The XAT Cut off for XLRI Jamshedpur will release along with the result. The XAT cutoff is the minimum marks that a candidate has to score to be eligible for the admission in XAMIs member institutes. the cutoff is calculated on the basis of various factors like the total number of applicants, the difficulty level of the exam, the total number of available seats etc.

XAT Participating Institutes

XAT Participating Institutes 2018 are the colleges which offer the admission to MBA programs on the basis of XAT Score. The list of XAT 2018 participating institutes has announced by the conducting body XLRI Jamshedpur. The participating institutes of XAT 2018 can be classified into two types: Xavier Associate Management Institutes (XAMI) and Non-XAMI. The number of XAMIs are 10 and Non-XAMIs are around 150.

XAT Participating Institutes – XAMI Members

S.No. Institute Name Location
1 Loyola Institute of Business Administration Chennai
3 St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration Bangalore
4 St.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology Mangalore
5 Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar
6 Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship Bangalore
7 Xavier Institute of Management & Research Mumbai
8 Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur M.P
9 XLRI Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur
10 Xavier Institute of Social Service Ranchi

XAT 2018 Selection Procedure

The selection procedure of XAT varies from institute to institute. There are basically two steps of the selection procedure. In the first step, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of XAT score and Institute cutoff. In the second step, shortlisted candidates have to appear for the Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Essay Writing or Group Discussion/Group Activity and Personal Interview rounds. After the completion of the second step, final merit list will be prepared by the institutes which include the name of candidates who will get the admission.

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