Xavier Aptitude Test 2017

Xavier Aptitude Test 2017

XAT 2017 - Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), conducted by XLRI – Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur, is one of the biggest national level MBA entrance exam aspired by majority of the MBA aspirants. XAT 2017 scores will be accepted by XLRI Jamshedpur and other Xavier Associate Management Institutes and 141 B-schools across India for admission. XAT 2017 will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2017.


Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is the national level aptitude test for admission to XLRI’s flagship business management (BM), Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (PMIR) programmes and 15-months full-time residential GMP (General Management Program). The XAT exam is one of the highly competitive exams after CAT for admission to top management programmes.


AIMA–MAT 2016 Eligibility:

Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Students completing their final year examination may also apply.
All Indian candidates must appear for XAT 2017. However NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates have an option of appearing for XAT 2017).


AIMA–MAT 2016 Application Procedure:

Candidates must apply online on the XAT official website.


AIMA–MAT 2016 Exam Structure:

XAT is a paper pencil based test of 3-hour duration. The paper comprises of 2 sections. The candidates should also note that there is a provision of negative marking, for every incorrect option 1/4th marks allotted to the question will be deducted.


No. Of Papers Section Questions Time Duration
Paper 1  Decision Making 26 170 min.
 Verbal and Logical Ability 23
 Quant and D.I. 29
Paper 2  General Awareness 25 35 min.
 Essay: One topic 1


AIMA–MAT 2016 XAT 2017 Application Fee:

The application fee for XAT 2017 is Rs. 1500. The candidates have to additionally pay Rs. 250 for each programme of XLRI. Applicants for XAT 2017 can choose to pay online using credit card/ debit card/ online banking. Candidates can also make payment through a demand draft made from any bank (in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur A/C XAT). Third alternative for making payment can be “cash”. This can be done from any of the IDBI Bank branches located in India to make payment for XAT 2017.


AIMA–MAT 2016 Venue: Test centers at the following locations -

XAT 2017 would be conducted across India in the following cities - Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Surat, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam. XAT 2017 would also be conducted across the following two international cities - Dubai, Kathmandu.


AIMA–MAT 2016 Important Dates Schedule:


Event Dates
 Date of Commencement of Application  17th August 2016
 Last Date for Applying (without late fee)  30th November 2016
 Last Date for Applying (with late fee)  11th December 2016
 Downloading of Admit Cards  20th December 2016 onwards
 Exam Date  8th January 2017


Note: Recent year's exam resource papers can be found on the XAT official website.

Website:  www.xatonline.net.in


Radhika Kulkarni
Counseling Psychologist