XAT 2024: Exam timings, last minute tips and guidelines

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Team Careers360 | January 7, 2024 | 03:15 PM IST

NEW DELHI: XLRI Jamshedpur will conduct Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2024 exam today in online (CBT) mode. XAT 2024 exam time is 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM. This year more than 1.35 lakh candidates have registered for XAT exam. XAT 2024 admit card available to download on the official website- xatonline.in. On this page, we will provide the XAT exam student reaction directly from the XAT test centre, expected XAT 2024 cutoff, and XAT exam analysis.

Check Out: XAT 2024 Live Updates

As per experts, the XAT 2024 question paper is likely to follow last year’s XAT paper pattern. Also, the overall XAT 2024 difficulty level is expected to be moderate. Around 101 MCQ questions and 1 Analytical Essay Writing (AEW) will be asked in the XAT exam. XAT questions will be asked from Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning (VA & LR), Decision-making (DM), Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation (QA & DI), and General Knowledge (GK).
Check out the latest XAT 2024 exam live updates here

XAT Exam 2024 Live Updates: Highlights

Particulars

Details

XAT full form

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

XAT 2024 exam conducting body

XLRI Jamshedpur

Number of XAT 2024 test cities

80+

No. of questions in XAT question paper 2024

100 questions, 1 essay, 1 typing test

XAT exam duration

3 hours and 30 minutes

XAT exam timing

2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Language of paper

English

Total marks of XAT exam

101

XAT marking scheme

  • +1 mark for correct answer
  • -0.25 marks for incorrect answer
  • -0.10 marks for more than 8 un-attempted consecutive questions
  • No negative marking in GK section

The scores from the GK and Analytical Essay Writing (AEW) sections will be exclusively utilised by XLRI for its final selection

Also read XAT 2024: Mistakes to avoid on exam day

XAT 2024: Things to carry to test centre and important instructions

  • A coloured or black-and-white printed copy of XAT admit card
  • One original photo ID proof, such as Aadhaar card, Voter ID, Driving Licence, PAN card, Passport or any other government-issued ID card
  • Read the XAT exam centre as per reporting time mentioned in the XAT admit card
  • Avoid bringing unnecessary or debarred items such as phones, watches, calculators, cameras, or Bluetooth devices.
  • Adhere to the XAT exam dress code

As per the official XAT notification, the XAT 2024 result will be announced on January 31. This year, the XAT cutoff for XLRI is expected to be around 72 to 80 percentile. After the conclusion of the XAT 2024 exam, candidates can check their XAT score vs percentile to know what percentile their expected score can turn into.

Also read XAT 2024: Exam tomorrow; last-week preparation tips

There are 160+ associated colleges in India that will accept the XAT 2024 exam score for MBA admissions. Some of the top colleges accepting XAT score are Aditya School of Business Management, SRM University-AP, Ahmedabad University, Chanakya University, Bengaluru, etc. Scroll to this page below for XAT 2024 live coverage and XAT exam latest updates.

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XLRI Jamshedpur is conducting the XAT 2024 entrance test today in a single shift in 80+ cities across the country. XAT question paper 2024 is expected to be moderately difficult and to have 101 questions. Check out the XAT 2024 latest updates and live coverage from the centre, XAT exam analysis, XAT 2024 cutoff, result date, XAT colleges, etc. here.

January 7, 2024 | 03:09 PM IST

XLRI Jamshedpur cut off 2024

As per the past year trends, this year, XLRI Jamshedpur cutoff percentile is expected to be 96+. To achieve 96+ percentile candidates must score 45+ in their XAT exam.

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January 7, 2024 | 02:59 PM IST

XAT 2024: XAT exam analysis

The Xavier Aptitude Test will end at 5.30 PM. As per the previous year's XAT exam analysis, this year, the XAT 2024 paper is expected to be moderate to difficult.

January 7, 2024 | 02:38 PM IST

XAT 2024: Latest update

  • The XAT full form is Xavier Aptitude Test which is taking place in 80+ cities across the country. 
  • The XAT exam date is January 7, 2024 (Today).
  • As per the test day details given in the XAT admit card, the XAT exam timing 2024 is from 2 PM to 5.30 PM.
  • The XAT exam duration is of 3.30 hours.

January 7, 2024 | 02:24 PM IST

Pre-exam reaction of XAT 2024 aspirant

Before the commencement of the Xavier aptitude test 2024, in a conversation with careers360, Aprajita, a XAT aspirant quoted, "My preparation for XAT exam is good. After CAT exam I started studying for XAT 2024 and gave 4-5 hours everyday for XAT preparation. I am planning to go for top MBA colleges like FMS, Delhi and MDI, Gurgaon but I have also applied to other colleges as well."

 Xavier Aptitude Test 2024 Aspirant

January 7, 2024 | 02:13 PM IST

XAT exam centre entry gates closed

The entry gates for the Xavier aptitude test 2024 have been closed. The XAT exam timing 2024 is from 2 PM to 5.30 PM. 

XAT exam centre gates closed

January 7, 2024 | 02:00 PM IST

XAT 2024 Exam starts

Candidates participating in XAT 2024 have successfully accessed their systems in the examination hall and the XAT exam has begun. The XAT exam timings are from 2 PM to 5.30 PM. It will be over at 5.30 PM i.e., after 3.30 hours.

January 7, 2024 | 01:58 PM IST

XAT 2024- XAT last minute tips

The XAT last-minute tips for all the candidates are: 

  • Read the questions in the XAT question paper very carefully
  • Keep track of time while attempting each section
  • For XAT essay writing, understand the question first, draft a few pointers and then start formulating the XAT essay structure
  • Candidates must keep calm and have confidence in themselves

January 7, 2024 | 01:53 PM IST

XAT exam timings

The exam centre gates have now been closed. The XAT 2024 exam will begin at 2 PM. The XAT exam timings are from 2 PM to 5.30 PM. It is a 3.30 hour long paper. 

January 7, 2024 | 01:51 PM IST

XAT Exam 2024: Gates closed

The gates of XAT exam centres have been closed. The gate closing time is 1:50 PM. Now, no one will be allowed inside the XAT test centre.

January 7, 2024 | 01:43 PM IST

XAT 2024: Pre-exam reaction

Candidates have started entering the XAT exam hall. Many students are confident with their preparation for the XAT 2024 examination.  As per the feedback collected by careers360, one of the XAT aspirants said, "My XAT preparation is pretty good and on average I used to give 6-7 hours daily for my XAT preparation. I started preparing for XAT 2024 after giving my CAT exam".

XAT 2024 Aspirant

January 7, 2024 | 01:26 PM IST

XAT 2024: Gates to close soon

The entry of candidates at the XAT exam centre is currently going on. The gates of the XAT 2024 exam centre are about to close in 20 minutes.

January 7, 2024 | 01:17 PM IST

XAT 2024: Things to carry

For entry at the XAT exam centre, candidates must have the following documents with them:

  • XLRI XAT admit card
  • 2 passport size photograph
  • One valid original photo ID proof mentioned in the XAT 2024 admit card
  • Ball pen
  • Disability certificate (If required)

January 7, 2024 | 01:06 PM IST

XAT 2024: Pre exam student reaction

XAT 2024 is scheduled to be held today, January 7 in 80+ cities across the country. Students have started arriving at the allotted XAT exam centre. In a conversation with Careers360, one of the XAT aspirants, Kowshi quoted, "This is my first attempt at XAT and I didn't pick up any caching. However, I prepared myself for XAT 2024. I have been preparing for XAT for the last 20 to 30 days."

XAT exam students reactionXAT 2024 aspirant

January 7, 2024 | 12:55 PM IST

What after XAT exam 2024?

XAT 2024 score is valid for admission in more than 800 B-schools in India, apart from XLRI Jamshedpur and Delhi. After the XAT exam, XLRI will release the candidate response sheet and XAT answer key.

January 7, 2024 | 12:50 PM IST

Free baggage area at XAT exam centres

The conducting body of the XAT has arranged facilities for the candidates to store their luggage. Candidates can keep their luggage at their own risk in the examination center's free baggage area.

Free baggage area at XAT exam centre 2024 

January 7, 2024 | 12:45 PM IST

XAT exam 2024: Notice on test centre

The exam conducting body has affix the notice to the XAT exam centre regarding the mandatory documents required to take the XAT exam 2024.

Documents required for XAT exam 2024

January 7, 2024 | 12:39 PM IST

XAT exam 2024 entry process begins

Entry for XAT 2024 has started. Candidates are queuing up at the XAT exam centres to take the exam. The XAT test starts at 2:00 pm.

Entry begins for XAT exam 2024

January 7, 2024 | 12:34 PM IST

Tips to crack decision making questions for XAT

To solve this decision making questions for XAT with high accuracy, you should remember the following points:

  • Establish Stakeholders in a given problem
  • Analyse Problems Holistically
  • Take the viewpoint that maximises benefit and minimises damage
  • Avoid personal opinions
  • Do not adopt unethical practices
  • Do not select options that pronounce unsubstantiated judgements
  • Question yourself and make sure you are not missing anything

January 7, 2024 | 12:17 PM IST

XAT 2024: Mistakes to Avoid on XAT Exam Day

  • Over stressing before the XAT 2024 exam
  • Arriving late at the XAT exam centre
  • Attempting difficult questions first
  • Random guessing while attempting XAT exam
  • Not following XAT dress code

January 7, 2024 | 12:11 PM IST

GK questions for XAT 2024

Check out the topics from the XAT GK questions below. Candidates can also get the XAT GK questions pdf from our site.

Types of GK Topics

% of Coverage in XAT GK Section

Key Topics for GK questions for XAT 2024

Static GK

40%

Geography,  Who’s who, headquarters, Indian Constitution, currency, capital, and logos identification

Current Affairs

60%

Current Affairs, Business Deals and Developments: Cryptocurrency,  International Affairs, Nobel Prize winner, Government schemes such as the UDAN, Make in India, Swachh Bharat, Start Up India, and Abhiyaan

January 7, 2024 | 12:08 PM IST

XAT previous year question paper

It is advisable to practice the XAT PYQ to understand the XAT 2024 exam pattern, difficulty level, and number of questions asked.

January 7, 2024 | 12:00 PM IST

XAT 2024: Students arriving at XAT exam centres

XAT exam 2024 will take place from 2 pm to 5:30 pm. Students have started arriving at the XAT exam centres. The reporting time is 12:30 pm.


January 7, 2024 | 11:55 AM IST

XAT exam timing

Check out the XAT 2024 exam timing in the below table:

EventsXAT exam timing
Reporting time12:30 pm
Gate closure time1:50 pm
XAT 2024 exam starts on2:00 pm
XAT exam ends on5:30 pm

January 7, 2024 | 11:45 AM IST

XAT essay writing sample

Below is the list of XAT essay writing sample topics expected this year.

  • Capitalism and democracy cannot co-exist.
  • In management, we don't need people who have never experienced setbacks.
  • Ethical practices and sustainability: do they co-exist?
  • Globalization and Jingoism always coexist.
  • Technology and Nature are natural enemies.
  • Listening is a dying art. We hardly listen to understand. We only listen to refutes or replies.
  • The most beautiful thing can neither be seen nor touched but can only be felt.
  • Corruption is the root cause of the economic slowdown in India.
  • Government is not addressing the root cause of poverty.

January 7, 2024 | 11:30 AM IST

Image of XAT admit card 2024

XAT admit card 2024XAT 2024 admit card

January 7, 2024 | 11:24 AM IST

XAT negative marking for unattempted questions

Those who do not attempt more than eight questions in a row will get -0.10 marks for each question.

January 7, 2024 | 11:15 AM IST

What is XAT exam?

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national-level MBA entrance examination conducted by the Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, on behalf of XAMI. More than 160 Bschools accepting the XAT score for MBA admission.

January 7, 2024 | 11:03 AM IST

XAT 2024: Total number of questions

A total of 101 questions + 1 question in the Analytical Essay Writing (AEW) section are in the XAT exam 2024.

January 7, 2024 | 10:45 AM IST

XAT Exam Analysis: Past 3 Years

Checkout the past 3 years XAT paper analysis

  • XAT 2023: The XAT exam paper was reported to be moderate.

  • XAT 2022: The paper was reported to be moderate to difficult.

  • XAT 2021: Candidates found the overall difficulty level to be difficult.

January 7, 2024 | 10:31 AM IST

Sectional cutoff in XAT

Check out the expected sectional XAT cut off.

XAT Cut Off 2024 for PGDM-BM

Gender

VALR

DM

QA

Overall

Male

75

75

85

95

Female

75

75

80

92

XAT Cut Off 2024 for PGDM-HRM

Male (Engineering)

90

75

75

93

Female (Engineering)

90

75

65

91

Male (Non-Engineering)

90

75

70

90

Female (Non-Engineering)

80

75

60

89

January 7, 2024 | 10:16 AM IST

Is GK score added in XAT 2024?

No, general knowledge scores are not considered for overall XAT score calculation and percentiles are affected by them. However, in the XLRI selection process, the shortlisted candidates for GD and PI will be given weightage for GK section marks.

January 7, 2024 | 10:02 AM IST

XAT score vs percentile 2024

Check out the XAT cut off marks vs percentile below:

XAT Score (Out of 100)

XAT Percentile

47 and above

99

42 and above

96

40 and above

94

36 and above

85

32 and above

80

24 and above

75


January 7, 2024 | 09:57 AM IST

XAT Paper Pattern 2024: Sectional Break-Up of Questions

There is a variable distribution of questions in the XAT 2024 exam, i.e. one section has more than another section. Apart from MCQs, one XAT essay writing question will be there. Check out the sectional break-up of the XAT exam pattern 2024.

XAT sectionsNumber of questionsSection wise XAT exam total marks
Decision Making2222
Verbal and Logical Ability2626
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation2828
General Knowledge2525
Essay (250 words)1 (candidates can choose 1 topic from 3 options)To be evaluated upon shortlisting

January 7, 2024 | 09:51 AM IST

Is XAT more difficult than CAT?

XAT is considered a bit more difficult than CAT exam. The key difference between CAT and XAT syllabus is varying topics and sections. CAT exam does not have Decision Making and GK section but XAT exam has both.

January 7, 2024 | 09:02 AM IST

How many times in a year XAT exam is conducted?

XLRI Jamshedpur conducts XAT entrance exam once a year. Usually XLRI conducts XAT exam either on first or second Sunday every year.

January 7, 2024 | 08:47 AM IST

XAT provisional answer key date

The XAT 2024 answer key is usually released within a week of the exam. The provisional answer key and XAT response sheet are expected to be released on January 9, 2024. Candidates who appeared in the XAT 2024 exam can download the XAT exam answer sheets from the official website, xatonline.in.

January 7, 2024 | 08:31 AM IST

XAT Percentile Predictor 2024

After the conclusion of the XAT exam candidates can check their estimated XAT percentile with the help of a XAT percentile predictor. This can help students get an idea of their XAT scores and their chances of getting into top B schools accepting XAT 2024.

January 7, 2024 | 08:17 AM IST

What is the weightage of GK section in XAT?

The XAT GK section comprises 25 questions, each worth one mark. It's recommended that candidates tackle this section at the end of the exam, dedicating approximately 15 minutes to solve it. The allotted time limit for the XAT GK section is also 15 minutes.

January 7, 2024 | 08:13 AM IST

XAT 2024 result: Is GK score added in XAT?

GK scores do not contribute to the overall XAT score calculation but do impact the XAT percentile in the selection process. Nevertheless, during the XLRI selection process, the GK section's marks will contribute in candidates' selection for the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) stages based on their weightage.

January 7, 2024 | 07:58 AM IST

What is the minimum cutoff for XAT?

The XAT cutoff usually ranges between 95 to 97 percentile. For female candidates, the cutoff for the XAT exam could be lower by 1-2 percentiles.

January 7, 2024 | 07:45 AM IST

When does XAT release response sheet?

After the conclusion of XAT 2024 exam, XLRI Jamehdpur will release individual XAT response sheet within a week. Candidates will be able to access their individual XAT response sheet by using thier login credentials such as XAT ID and Password.


January 7, 2024 | 07:34 AM IST

XAT 2024 exam today

XLRI Jamshedpur is all set to conduct XAT 2024 exam today in CBT mode. XAT exam will be held in single shift from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM. At the XAT test centre, it is mandatory to carry a printed copy of XAT admit card along with one valid photo ID proof.

January 6, 2024 | 10:52 PM IST

XAT result date 2024

As per official XAT notification, XLRI jamshedpur will announce XAT 2024 result in online mode on January 31. But going by past year trend we can expect the declaration of XAT result in the third week of January.

January 6, 2024 | 10:26 PM IST

CAT vs XAT: Exam Syllabus

CAT exam comprises three sections- VARC, DILR and Quantitative Aptitude while XAT has four sections, namely- Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge.

January 6, 2024 | 10:11 PM IST

Is XAT easy to crack?

There is no direct answer for this question but in terms of the difficulty level, XAT is one of the toughest of all MBA entrance exam. Candidates need a proper strategy to crack the same.

January 6, 2024 | 09:47 PM IST

XAT dress code 2024

It is recommended that XAT aspirants choose straightforward attire like plain sweaters and plain cardigans, It is important not to wear jackets or hoodies with many pockets, clothing or accessories made with metal, closed shoes, Jewellery, veils, caps etc.

January 6, 2024 | 09:19 PM IST

Number of XAT 2024 test takers

More than 1.35 lakh candidates have registered for the XAT 2024. This year, the total number of candidates registered for the XAT exam 2024 has increased by approximately 39.9%.

January 6, 2024 | 09:01 PM IST

XAT 2024 general exam day guidelines

Candidates appearing for the XAT 2024 exam must adhere to the following general exam day guideline.

  • Candidates are advised to reach their respective XAT test centre as per the reposting time mentioned on XAT admit card.
  • Candidates must adhere to all the instructions given on the XAT admit card and by the exam invigilator
  • Do not carry any prohibited items such as electronic devices, notebook, etc.
  • Do not wear heavy jewellery
  • Rough work has to be done in the margins and any type of misbehavior will not be tolerated
  • As per Centre Registration Number (CRN), candidates will have to occupy their allotted seats

January 6, 2024 | 08:56 PM IST

XAT result 2024

The XAT result 2024 are expected to be announced on January 31. As per past year trends, XAT result 2024 can be announced before January 31.

January 6, 2024 | 08:46 PM IST

XAT score vs percentile 2024

Check out the expected XAT 2024 score vs percentile below:

XAT Score (Out of 100)

XAT Percentile

47 and above

99

42 and above

96

40 and above

94

36 and above

85

32 and above

80

24 and above

75


January 6, 2024 | 08:36 PM IST

XAT essay writing: How to write essay in XAT?

Authorities have brought back the XAT essay writing section. Many students struggle with this question in their XAT exam as well. So, to know how to write essay in XAT 2024, follow the tips given below:

  • Analyze the XAT essay topic 2024 and decide the way you want to drive it
  • Assemble the points before starting
  • Write a draft before starting the XAT essay 
  • Structure your essay properly
  • Keep time in check

January 6, 2024 | 08:14 PM IST

Is there negative marking in XAT 2024?

Yes, there is negative marking in the XAT exam. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks are deducted, and if more than eight consecutive questions are left unanswered, a deduction of 0.10 marks per question is applied.

January 6, 2024 | 08:02 PM IST

XAT 2024- Last minute tips by toppers

To score good percentile in XAT 2024, candidates can apply these XAT 2024 preparation tips by toppers in their preparation strategy.

  • In the last minute of XAT preparation, do not take unnecessary topics to read only focus on such topics which you have good command
  • Take a last XAT mock test before D-day
  • Dedicate special attention to GK and Decision-Making section

January 6, 2024 | 07:51 PM IST

XAT 2024 Live updates: Exam highlights

Candidates going to appear for XAT 2024 exam tomorrow must go through these XAT exam highlights given below in the table:

Exam Structure

Details

XAT full form

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

XAT conducting body

XLRI Jamshedpur

Number of sections

5 (Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, General Knowledge and Essay Writing)

XAT exam duration

3 hours 30 minutes

XAT exam time2 PM to 5.30 PM

Number of questions

101

Total marks

100 (Essay Evaluation after shortlisting by XLRI)

Language of paper

English

Number of answer choices

Five

Mode of examination

Online (Computer based test)

XAT marking scheme

  • +1 mark for correct answer
  • - 0.25 marks for incorrect answer
  • - 0.10 marks for more than 8 un-attempted consecutive questions
  • No negative marking in GK section


January 6, 2024 | 07:39 PM IST

XAT Exam 2024- Details mentioned on admit card

After downloading the XAT 2024 admit card, candidates must check if all the following details are mentioned on it or not. In case of any error, candidates will have to contact the exam conducting body as soon as possible.

  • XAT ID
  • Candidates photograph
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Candidates name
  • Date of birth (DOB)
  • XAT 2024 exam date
  • PwD status
  • Reporting time for the XAT 2024 exam
  • Gate closure time
  • Test City
  • Exam duration
  • XAT 2024 exam centre name and address
  • Google map link
  • Emergency contact number
  • XAT exam day guidelines and instructions

January 6, 2024 | 07:29 PM IST

What ID proof to carry for XAT exam 2024?

The XAT exam date 2024 is January 7 and the XAT exam time is from 2 PM to 5.30 PM. For entry at the exam centre, candidates can carry the following ID proof along with XAT admit card to appear in XAT exam 2024:

  • Voter ID card
  • Aadhar card
  • College ID
  • PAN card
  • Driving license
  • Passport
  • Employee ID card

January 6, 2024 | 07:21 PM IST

XAT 2024: Last minute preparation tips

The XAT exam date 2024 is January 7, tomorrow. At this moment, candidates must go through all their notes and flashcards prepared during the XAT preparation. They must revisit the important topics from XAT previous year papers with solutions along with the XAT mock tests. 

January 6, 2024 | 07:11 PM IST

How many students are expected to appear for XAT 2024?

This year, 90,000 to 1 lakh students are expected to appear in XAT 2024 exam. The number of candidates has increased as compared to previous years.

January 6, 2024 | 07:00 PM IST

Past years' XAT essay writing examples

The following table consists of the past years' XAT essay writing topics.

XAT Year

Essay Topic

2023

  • Risk Taking is Essential or Not;

  • Rapid Decarbonization in Context to India

  • People with half Logical skill are smart workers as the don’t doubt themselves

2022

Capitalism and democracy cannot co-exist.

2021

XLRI removed the essay section for XAT 2021

2020

XLRI has removed the Essay Writing section from XAT 2021 exam.

2019

As per the official XAT 2019 notification released by XRLI Jamshedpur, there will be NO essay in XAT 2020.

2018

Ethical Practices and Sustainability: Do they co-exist?

2017

Globalization and Jingoism always coexist

2016

Technology and Nature are natural enemies

2015

Listening is a dying art. We hardly listen to understand, we only listen to refute a reply.

2014

The most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or touched with hands; they can only be felt with the heart.

2013

Corruption is the root cause of the economic slowdown in India.

2012

  • Statement I - Poverty is the major problem that is plaguing India. Because of the magnitude and complexity of this problem, government policies are not successful.

  • Statement II - Poverty is a consequence of government policies. Instead of trying to address the problem, the government should concentrate on the root causes of the problem.

Support one of the statements. Justify it with examples.

2011

The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals would not load himself with the most unnecessary attention but assume an authority which could safely be trusted to no council or senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous in hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.

2010

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need but not every man’s greed

2009

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of riches; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries

2008

Gender Bias: Cause of Third World War

2007

Economic growth without environmental damage – mirage or reality

2006

India has the largest pool of talented manpower, but very few innovations and patented products.

2005

More than one billion Indians: A gigantic problem or a sea of opportunities.

January 6, 2024 | 06:55 PM IST

XAT previous year papers with solutions

Candidates can download XAT previous year papers with solutions provided in the table. XAT aspirants can use this XAT pyq for effective preparation.

January 6, 2024 | 06:50 PM IST

How do I download XAT hall ticket?

In order to download XAT admit card 2024, candidates can refer to the following steps:.

Step 1 - Visit the official website of XLRI Jamshedpur

Step 2 - Click on the “Login” tab

Step 3 - Now candidates will have to provide XAT User ID and Date of birth (DOB) after clicking on the “Login” tab

Step 4 - Now click on the hall ticket tab

Step 5 - The option to download the XAT 2024 admit card will be displayed on the computer screen

Step 6 - Click on the download tab and save the XAT admit card as a pdf

January 6, 2024 | 06:31 PM IST

Is XAT admit card 2024 out?

Yes. XLRI issued the XAT 2024 admit card on December 27, 2023. But the hall ticket download link was removed from the site and reactivated on December 29. Candidates can download their XAT admit card by entering a valid XAT ID and password at xatonline.in.

January 6, 2024 | 06:25 PM IST

XAT syllabus 2024

Check out the XAT syllabus below, where the questions will be asked on the XAT 2024 exam in the following sections:.

Quantitative Aptitude

Decision Making

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Verbal and Logical Ability

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

General  Knowledge

January 6, 2024 | 06:15 PM IST

XAT mock test 2024

XLRI has opened the XAT free mock test window on its official website. Candidates who registered for the XAT exam 2024 can take the XAT mock test at xatonline.in.

January 6, 2024 | 06:07 PM IST

XAT exam time 2024

As per the schedule, the XAT exam time is 2 pm to 5:30 pm. The total duration of the XAT 2024 is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

January 6, 2024 | 05:55 PM IST

XAT exam 2024: Marking scheme

  • 1 mark will be given for correct answer

  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for incorrect answer

  • 0.10 marks will be deducted for more than 8 un-attempted consecutive questions

  • No negative marking in GK section

January 6, 2024 | 05:47 PM IST

XAT paper pattern 2024: Section-wise breakup of questions

Check out the latest XAT 2024 exam pattern and question types below.

Sections

Number of Questions

Duration

Question Types

XAT Part-I

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning (VA&LR)

26

175

The VA&LR section will encompass critical & analytical reasoning, reading comprehension (including poems & passages), vocabulary, English grammar, and other related exercises such as para jumbles, cloze tests, etc.

Decision-making (DM)

22

The DM section will present scenarios drawn from both personal and professional lives. Candidates will be required to apply critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and prioritization to make informed decisions.

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation (QA & DI)

28

In this section, the questions are designed to assess the quantitative aptitude of candidates who possess a foundational understanding of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, mensuration, modern maths, etc. The questions on DI are about clear interpretation, summarization, and insightful analysis of the data.

XAT Part-II

Mock Keyboard Testing

NA

5

To test the keyboard, candidates will be requested to type: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

XAT Part-III

General Knowledge (GK)

25

30

In the GK section, 10 questions will focus on static GK, while the remaining 15 will delve into current affairs.

Analytical Essay Writing (AEW)

1

The AEW section will offer three topics, of which candidates will select one. Essays should be approximately 250 words in length and must demonstrate coherence, logical consistency, and strong argumentation, serving as an assessment of the student's analytical abilities.

January 6, 2024 | 05:35 PM IST

XAT exam 2024: What not to carry to exam centres?

Candidates must not carry any electronic items to the XAT test centres. Items like mobile phones, watches, calculators, iPads, etc. are prohibited inside the XAT exam hall. In case any such item is found on any candidate, their candidature will be confiscated.

January 6, 2024 | 05:26 PM IST

What to carry for the XAT exam centres?

Candidates shall carry the following on XAT exam day to attempt the XAT exam paper successfully:

  • XAT 2024 admit card

  • Valid photo ID proof (Original)

January 6, 2024 | 05:15 PM IST

XAT exam centres: List of test cities

The XAT 2024 exam is scheduled to be held across 80+ cities in the country. Check out the XAT exam centre list here.

XAT exam centres 2024

Agra

Ahmedabad 

Aurangabad City (Maharashtra)

Amravati

Amritsar

Bengaluru

Bhilai Nagar

Bhopal

Bhubaneswar

Coimbatore

Cuttack

Dehradun 

Dibrugarh

Durgapur/ Asansol

Ernakulam

Gorakhpur

Guwahati

Gwalior

Hyderabad

Indore

Jabalpur

Jammu

Jamshedpur

Kannur

Kota

Kottayam

Kurnool

Mangalore

Mumbai

Mysuru(Mysore)

Patna

Pune

Raipur

Roorkee

Rourkela

Sambalpur

Thiruvananthapuram Tiruchirappalli

Tirupati

Tiruvallur

Varanasi

Vijayawada

Visakhapatnam

Jorhat

Rajkot

Shillong

Allahabad

Ambala

Naharlagun

Berhampur

Bhatinda

Madurai

Chandigarh/ Mohali

Chennai

Nashik

Delhi-NCR

Dhanbad

Ranchi

Gandhinagar 

Goa

Surat

Hooghly

Hubballi(Hubli)

Udupi Vadodara

Jalandhar

Jaipur

Tejpur

Kanpur

Kolkata

Nagpur 

Lucknow

Siliguri

Rajahmundry

Warangal

Udaipur

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January 6, 2024 | 05:07 PM IST

XAT exam date 2024

XLRI Jamshedpur will conduct the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) tomorrow, January 8, 2024, in computer-based mode. As per XAT exam timing, as per the official XAT notification, it is 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM. The duration of the XAT exam is 3 hours and 30 minutes. XAT 2024 is scheduled to be held in 80+ cities across the country. Candidates are advised to reach the allotted XAT exam centre as per the mentioned reporting time on the XAT admit card.

January 6, 2024 | 05:01 PM IST

XAT 2024 exam tomorrow

XLRI Jamshedpur (Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur) will be conducting the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2024 tomorrow, i.e., January 7, in online mode at more than 80 test centres.

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