XAT 2023: Prof Vishwa Ballabh appointed as convener; XAT exam date

Vishwa Ballabh appointed as XAT 2023 convener. Know all the details pertaining to the XAT entrance test here.

XAT 2023: Prof Vishwa Ballabh appointed as convener; XAT exam date XAT 2023 Convener
Himanshu Shekhar | Aug 1, 2022 - 7:47 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI- XAT 2023 is likely to be conducted on January 8, 2023, for MBA admission at XLRI and other 150+ MBA colleges. Dr Vishwa Ballabh, Professor of Economics and Chairperson Centre for Rural Management, XLRI, Jamshedpur, has been appointed XAT 2023 convener. Dr Vishwa Ballabh has various degrees to his credit, B.Sc Hons. (Agr. & A.H.), M.Sc (Agr.), Ph.D. (Agr. Eco.), IARI, New Delhi. Before XLRI, Dr Vishwa Ballabh had been associated with Institute of Rural Management, Anand (Gujarat). His journey at IRMA started as a Search Associate and ended as RBI Chair Professor.

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An educationist having keen interest in research, Dr Vishwa Ballabh has written various journal articles and scholarly books. He is also a consultant and has given expert opinion and analysis in measuring Human Development Index for villages of TSRDS under Tata Steel in Ramgarh in 2013 and estimating HDI in Micro Setting in 112 villages of TSRDS in 2011. He has also run many in-company training programs in the past.

XAT 2023 notification will soon be released and will have all the details pertaining to the XAT MBA entrance test such as XAT dates, XAT exam pattern, syllabus, XAT colleges, etc. XAT registration 2023 is likely to open in the second week of August 2022. XAT 2023 paper is likely to have100 questions from four sections - Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, General Knowledge, and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation. XAT 2023 cut off percentile for XLRI admission is expected to be 96-97.

XAT Exam 2023- Highlights



Exam name

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

XAT exam conducting body

XLRI Jamshedpur

XAT exam mode


XAT 2023 registration start date

Second week of August 2023

XAT 2023 exam date

First week of January 2023

Number of sections in XAT 2023 question paper

Four namely

  • Decision Making

  • Verbal & Logical Ability

  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

  • General Knowledge

XAT 2023 time duration

180 minutes (3 hours)

Total number of questions in XAT exam 2023


Total marks in XAT 2023


XAT exam medium


Type of questions asked in MBA XAT

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

XAT exam mode


XAT 2023 Exam Pattern- Sectional division

Section name

Total number of questions

Time limit

Paper 1

75 questions

160 minutes

Decision Making


No sectional time limit

Verbal and Logical Ability


Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation


Paper 2

25 questions

15 minutes

General Knowledge



100 questions

180 minutes

XAT Marking Scheme 2023

  • One mark will be awarded for every correct answer

  • 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

  • 0.10 mark will be deducted for more than eight unanswered answer

  • There will be no negative marking in the General Knowledge section

  • General Knowledge marks will not be considered for calculating the XAT score

Apart from XLRI, XAT 2023 scores will be accepted by other top MBA colleges like XIMB, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI New Delhi, LBSIM, TAPMI, FORE, KJ Somaiya, BIMTECH, Great Lakes, IRMA, MICA, etc.

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