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The national-level management aptitude test, Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2020, will be conducted in the first week of January 2020 by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). The entrance exam would be conducted in online mode. The online registration for XAT 2020 is expected to begin in the third week of August 2019. Management aspirants who wish to study at XLRI and other institutes which accept XAT score for the admission process would be able to fill the application form online. Around 90,000 students appear for the exam every year. XAT score is accepted by around 150 B-schools across the country. In this article by Careers360, management aspirants can check all the information related to XAT 2020 including important dates, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, application form, syllabus, admit card details, cutoff, etc.

XAT 2020 will be a computer-based test (online) of 215 minutes duration. The exam will be divided into two parts – Part I which will carry objective-type questions and Part II with a combination of objective and subjective questions. The official exam pattern for XAT 2020 hasn’t released yet. Based on last year’s pattern, the following table explains the most probable exam pattern of XAT 2020:

XAT OVERVIEW
Exam Name Xavier Aptitude Test aka XAT
Conducting body XLRI Jamshedpur
Exam type National Level Post-Graduate exam
Purpose of Test Qualifying Test for admission to XLRI and 150+ B-schools
Mode of the Exam Online (Computer-based)
Duration of the Exam 3:35 hours
Annual No. of Test Takers Approx. 90,000
Exam Pattern Objective and Subjective questions
Negative Marking Yes (0.25 marks or 1/4th of the total marks for each wrong answer)
Programmes Offered by XLRI Business Management (BM), Human Resource Management (HRM), Global Business Management (GBM) and General Management Programmer (GMP)
XAT Eligibility Criteria
  • Management aspirants who wish to apply for XAT 2020 must fulfil the eligibility criteria as prescribed by XLRI Jamshedpur. Here are the XAT 2020 eligibility criteria based on last year’s data.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognize University or Institute. The minimum duration of the programme has to be three years.
  • Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply provided they complete the programme within the stipulated schedule, which is most likely to be by June 2020.
  • Age limit – There is no age limit to apply for XAT 2020.
XAT Exam Pattern

XAT 2020 will be a computer-based test (online) of 215 minutes duration. The exam will be divided into two parts – Part I which will carry objective-type questions and Part II with a combination of objective and subjective questions. The official exam pattern for XAT 2020 hasn’t released yet. Based on last year’s pattern, the following table explains the most probable exam pattern of XAT 2020:

XAT Exam Pattern
Parts Section No. of Questions Duration
Part I Verbal and logical ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation. 74 170 minutes
Part II GK Essay Writing 25 1 Topic 40 minutes

Note: There will be a break of 5 minutes between Part I and Part II.

Marking Scheme – Each question will carry 1 mark and for each wrong answer, 1/4th of the total marks allotted to a question will be deducted. There is negative marking of 0.05 marks also involved for unattended questions as well, beyond 8.

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  • Students 20 students
  • Max Students25
  • Duration10 week
  • Skill levelintermediate
  • LanguageEnglish
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