XAT 2016, Registration, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

xatXavier Aptitude Test or XAT 2016 is the all India management exam conducted by the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), one of the highly renowned management colleges in the country. The XAT exam is conducted for every year in the month of January, the application forms for the exam are invited through online mode and they are available in the official website of XAT 2016.

About the Exam

The XAT exam is considered one of the top management exams in the country after CAT; the exam is conducted for admission to management programmes offered by XLRI Jamshedpur and 121 other management colleges (including Goa Institute of Management). The XAT scores are accepted by more than 121 colleges in India and thus it is one of the top management exams with more than 90000 candidates appearing in it every year.

Calendar of Events

The exam dates and schedule of XAT 2016 has been listed over here, candidates should note that the dates are tentative and will be updated as soon as the official notification will be released.

XAT 2016 Activities Dates
Online application starts August 2nd week, 2015
Last date to apply December, 2015
Last date to change the test city November 4th week
XAT admit card download begin December,2015
XAT Exam date January, 2016
Mode of Exam Pen-Paper test

 XAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates appearing in the XAT exam 2016 must fulfill all the eligibility conditions, the eligibility details for the exam are mentioned below:

The candidates should have completed their graduation in any discipline, from a recognized college or university.

The candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation are also eligible to apply, they should note that have to show their degree at the time of counseling and admission process.

As per the official notification the candidates having less than 50% in their graduation are also eligible, but they must submit their marks to the participating B-schools within the time frame which is expected in the month of June 2016.

XAT Registration/Application

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT 2016) is available online; The registration of XAT will be done from the official website of XAT. For detailed information regarding XAT  application form candidates must read the official notification of XAT 2016.  The XAT registration process will start from mid of August and will be available till December 2016.

XAT Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of XAT  2016 is very crucial as the performance of candidate in the exam will depend upon how well he has prepared for the examination. Therefore the understanding of exam pattern is must. You can check the XAT exam pattern from below:

Papers Section Questions
Paper 1 Decision Making 25
Verbal and Logical Ability 30
Quant and D.I. 36
Paper 2 General Awareness 30
Essay Anyone to choose

The candidate should note that, there will be two papers i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 will consist of question from Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Quant and D.I. and Paper 2 will have one essay to choose from the given topic and some questions on general knowledge.

XAT Syllabus

The syllabus of XAT exam will consist of questions from aptitude, Logical reasoning, data interpretation, English comprehension and grammar, essay writing and some general knowledge and current affairs. The candidate should have good command in Reasoning and aptitude section as most of the questions will comprise fro these sections.

XAT Admit Card

The admit card of the XAT exam will be announced in the month of December, candidate can download their admit card from the official XAT website.

XAT Result

The result and score card of XAT will be available in February or March; candidates can check their result online, by visiting the official website of the XAT (www.xatonline.net.in). After the declaration of result, admission will be done on the basis of rank scored by the candidate in the XAT exam.

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