XAT 2023 Exam: Registration (Extended to 11 Dec), Date (8 Jan), Admit Card, Syllabus, Eligibility, Pattern

XAT 2023 Exam: Registration (Extended to 11 Dec), Date (8 Jan), Admit Card, Syllabus, Eligibility, Pattern

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Dec 7, 2022
XAT Exam 2023 registration is extended on official website of XLRI. Check the latest updates on XAT 2023 registration process, notification, date, syllabus, paper pattern and more details on XAT Exam 2023.
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XAT Exam 2023 registration is extended on the official website, and its deadline is 11 December 2022. XAT Exam 2023 is scheduled to be held on 8 January 2023. If you are interested in joining XLRI to study, MBA can appear for XAT 2023. As per the latest update, the candidates who have successfully registered for the exam can download their admit card from 20 December 2022 onwards, up to the exam date. 

XAT Exam, officially known as Xavier Aptitude Test, is conducted by XLRI every year to shortlist the candidates for MBA in BM and HRM courses. it is a national-level entrance exam and one of the most competitive exams in India. The notification of XAT 2023 Exam was released on 9 August 2023 by XLRI on its official website. As per the official announcements, no changes have been made in XAT Exam 2023 pattern and exam sections. Read on to know more about the upcoming XAT 2023, including exam date, registration, fees, syllabus, XAT exam pattern, cutoffs, and more.

Important Dates
XAT 2023  -Jan 8, 2023

Latest News on XAT Exam 2023

As per the latest update, no changes have been made to XAT 2023 Exam pattern and exam structure by XLRI. However, 5 new exam centres have been added to the upcoming XAT Exam 2023, including Jorhat, Shillong, Tejpur, Rajkot, and Naharlagun. 

  • 8 January 2023: Date of XAT 2023 Exam
  • 20 December 2022 (Onwards): Declaration of XAT 2023 admit card
  • 11 December 2022: Last date to pay XAT Exam 2023 fees (Previously, it was 30 November 2022)
  • 11 December 2022: Last date to apply for XAT 2023 Exam (Previously, it was 30 November 2022)
  • 10 August 2022: XAT 2023 registration begins
  • 9 August 2022: Released XAT Exam 2023 notification

XAT Notification 2023

As per the latest official updates of XLRI, XAT Exam 2023 Notification was released on 9 August 2022 on the official website. The XAT 2023 Exam Date is 8 January 2023. In brief, the XAT 2023 Notification provides all pertinent information, including the exam date, registration start and end dates, exam pattern, and exam eligibility. The XAT Exam 2023 notification PDF is now available on the official website for download in the form of the Information Bulletin. XAT Exam 2023 will be conducted in more than 80 cities in India.

XAT 2023 Notification PDF Download

XAT 2023

What is XAT Exam?

Xavier Aptitude Test XAT is a national-level MBA exam for admission into different MBA/PGDM courses. It is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur annually on behalf of the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). The aspirants aiming at XAT Exam 2023 will get an opportunity to study in the Top MBA Colleges in India, including XLRI, XIMB, IMT Ghaziabad, SP Jain, TAPMI, KJ Somaiya, etc. Additionally, more than 150+ other academic institutes also accept XAT Exam scores for their management programs. 

XAT 2023 Exam has two parts. In part 1, the candidates get questions about Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation. However, part 2 of the XAT Exam consists of GK and essay writing (to be evaluated if the candidate is shortlisted for an interview). Additionally, the negative marking scheme in XAT 2023 Exam is a little different, and it is as follows:

  • 0.25 marks for an incorrect answer
  • - 0.10 marks for more than 8 un-attempted consecutive questions
  • No negative marking in the GK section

XAT Full Form

The candidates interested in appearing for XAT Exam 2023 must be well-versed in the Full Form of XAT. You may know that the XAT Full Form is Xavier Aptitude Test. it is one of India's most competitive and toughest MBA Entrance Exams. Note the below section to get basic details regarding the upcoming XAT Exam 2023.

XAT 2023 Exam Highlights

The candidates may know that XAT Exam is basically a speed-based exam in which they have to answer 100 MCQs and 1 Essay with 250 words in a total of 190 minutes. Note the table below to get an overview of the exam highlights for XAT 2023 Exam.

Components

Details

XAT Full form

Xavier Aptitude Test

Conducting body of XAT Exam

XLRI Jamshedpur (Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur)

Exam Level

National

Mode of the XAT 2023 Exam

Online

Number of Questions

100 MCQs carrying 1 mark each + 1 Essay (250 words)

Number of sections in XAT 2023 Exam

5 (3 in Part 1 and 2 in Part 2)

XAT Exam syllabus

Part 1: Verbal and Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Decision Making

Part 2: General Awareness/ Knowledge, Essay Writing

Time duration

190 minutes (165 minutes for Part 1 and 25 minutes for Part 2)

XAT Exam 2023 application form

Online

Exam fees

INR 2000 (without late charges) + INR 200 for every XLRI program.

INR 2500 (Indian Candidates applying via GMP through GMAT)

INR 5000 (NRI or Foreign Candidates applying for one or multiple programs via GMAT)

XAT Exam eligibility details

Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university

Courses offered

MBA/PGDM/Executive Diploma

Number of attempts

No Restriction

Official website for XAT Exam 2023

xatonline. in

Helpline number

+91 6576653203, +91 6576653204, admis@ xlri. ac. in

XAT Exam Date 2023

XAT 2023 Exam date is released by XLRI Jamshedpur on the official website. The registration process was started on 10 August 2022 and ended on 30 November 2022. Check the table below for the important schedule for XAT Exam 2023 date.

Events

Important Dates for XAT Exam 2023

Details

XAT 2023 registration begins

10 August 2022

XAT Exam registration date is notified with the notification. 

Last date to apply for XAT Exam

11 December 2022 (Previously, it was 30 November 2022)

Candidates are advised to apply for XAT 2023 Exam before the last registration date. 

Declaration of admit card

20 December 2022 (Onwards)

Candidates who successfully register for the XAT Entrance Exam can download the hall ticket from the official website. 

XAT Exam 2023 Date

8 January 2023

In 72 cities, the XAT Exam 2023 will be held in a single session using a computer-based test (CBT).

Analysis of XAT 2023

8 January 2023

After the exam, BYJU'S Exam Prep experts will analyze the XAT Exam 2023 with detailed information about the exam difficulty level, cutoff and questions asked. 

Date of response sheet declaration

To be announced

XLRI-Jamshedpur will publish the XAT Exam 2023 response sheet on the website. Candidates can use their XAT login and download the response sheet.

XAT 2023 Exam answer Key release date

To be announced

XLRI publishes the official XAT Exam answer key PDF along with the question paper. 

XAT Exam 2023 result date

31 January 2023

Applicants can check the XAT Exam 2023 result and download the scorecard after it is released officially.

XAT Exam Time

The total time for completing the XAT 2023 Exam is 190 minutes. It means the candidates must complete all the questions within this scheduled time. XAT Exam 2023 will be conducted from 2 PM - 5:10 PM instead of 9.30 AM - 12:40 PM. Additionally, there is a further division of time between the two parts of the XAT Exam. Note the table below to understand the time allocation for this exam in a better way.

Section

Subjects

Overall time duration

Part-I

Decision Making

165 minutes

Quantitative ability and data interpretation

Verbal and logical ability

Part-II

General Knowledge

25 minutes

Essay

Total

101 Questions

190 Minutes

Who is Eligible for XAT Exam?

The candidates aiming at XAT 2023 must check the eligibility details very carefully before applying for the exam. The detailed eligibility for XAT Exam includes educational qualification, age limit, and nationality. Note the below guiding points for the basic concepts for XAT Exam 2023 Eligibility.

  • The candidate must complete 3 Year Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in any discipline from any recognized university in India.
  • The final-year students are also eligible to apply for XAT Exam 2023.
  • Candidates with work experience and candidates with professional degrees like CA & CS are also eligible for XAT Exam.

(Note: The candidates must note one thing that there are no minimum marks criteria to appear XAT 2023 Exam)

XAT Registration 2023

As per the latest updates, XAT Exam 2023 registration is now extended up to 11 December 2022 for this year. XLRI Jamshedpur has activated the official link for XAT 2023 Registration on the official website. The candidates can fill out the application form for XAT Exam online till the last date of registration. Note the below section to get important details for XAT 2023 Exam registration process. 

How to Register for XAT Exam?

The registration process is the first step to appear in XAT. The aspirants aiming at XAT Exam 2023 must fill out the application form online and pay the requisite fees to register for this test. Complete detail on how to apply online for XAT 2023 Exam is explained below in a step-by-step format.

  • Visit the official website: xatonline. in and Log on to XAT Exam 2023
  • Click on the “Registration” tab.
  • For the registration, enter all the required details, including your name, date of birth, contact details, and email-id, to complete the registration process.
  • XAT Exam 2023 form fill-up will be finished with the upload of the scanned Photo & Signature as per the specifications.

Document

Size

Format

Photograph

200 x 230 pixels

20KB-50KB

jpg/jpeg

Signature

140 x 60 pixels

10KB —20KB

jpg/jpeg

  • Select the XLRI program if you wish to apply for the same.
  • Choose the XAT Exam test city preference. Applicants can opt for 2 preferred test cities
  • A unique XAT ID and registration link will be shared with the candidates on the verified email ID
  • Open your mail and click on this link to verify your registration
  • Go to XAT 2023 Exam homepage and click on the “Login” Tab
  • Enter your email ID and Password to open the XAT 2023 application form.
  • Cross-check all the details you have entered before clicking on the “Submit” button.
  • Pay XAT Exam 2023 fees through Internet Banking, Debit/Credit Card, or UPI
  • Payment of Fees using Online Payment mode only.

Note: Students are advised to print the receipt for future use. After successful payment, students shall take the printout of their online application form for the XAT Exam. Keep a note of your application no., login ID & Password.

Important Points to Remember for XAT 2023 Registration 

The candidates are suggested to fill out XAT Exam 2023 registration form from the below-given browsers to avoid any errors:

  • Mozilla Firefox (version 50 to 62)
  • Google Chrome (version 50 to 69)
  • Internet Explorer (version 11)

XAT Exam 2023 Fees

The candidates must pay the registration fee for XAT 2023 Exam after filling out the application form. Without paying the application fees for XAT Exam, the registration process will remain incomplete. As per the latest details, the XAT 2023 registration fee is mentioned below.

  • Registration fee XAT Exam 2023 (without late fee) – Rs. 2000./-
  • Candidates interested in XLRI Programmes need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 200/- for each program.
  • Indian candidates can apply through GMAT/GRE for Ex-PGDM, whereas an NRI/Foreign national can apply through GMAT for all the programs. Kindly note that GRE scores are only valid for EX-PGDM.
  • XAT Exam Fee for Indian Candidates applying for Ex-PGDM through GMAT/GRE– Rs. 2500/-
  • Fee for NRI/Foreign Candidates applying for one or more programs through GMAT– Rs. 5000/-.

XAT 2023 Selection Process

After the declaration of the result, the selection process for XAT Exam 2023 will begin. The candidates must note one thing XLRI does not conduct any centralized selection process. Every institute has its own selection process and criteria. Note the points below to get an idea about the selection process for XAT Exam.

  • XAT 2023 Exam selection process will include GD and PI Rounds. The candidates who will clear cut off of XAT Exam can expect a call from their desired Institute.
  • After the conclusion of the PI Round, XLRI will prepare the final merit list based on the different parameters, including XAT Exam 2023 scores, GD-PI scores, academic records, work experience, and the scores in GK & essay writing section. 

☛ Also, Check: Preparation Tips and Tricks for XAT GD-PI Rounds

XAT Exam Pattern 2023

XAT 2023 Exam will be conducted online. There will be 101 questions in all, divided into 2 Parts. 

  • In Part 1: There will be 3 sections: Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, and QA&DI.
  • In Part 2 of the XAT Exam, the candidates will face the questions from GK and Essay Writing. 

Note the table to understand the latest Pattern for XAT 2023 Exam.

XAT Exam Structure

Details

Exam section

Decision Making

Verbal & Logical Ability

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

General Knowledge

Essay Writing

Duration of XAT Exam

180 minutes

Number of questions

101 (100 MCQs + 1 Essay)

Total marks

100

XAT 2023 Exam medium

English

Number of answer choices

Four

XAT Exam mode

Online

Marking scheme

+1 mark for the correct answer

-0.25 marks for incorrect answer

-0.10 marks for more than 8 un-attempted questions

No negative marking in the XAT Exam GK section

XAT Syllabus 2023

The syllabus of XAT Exam is also most similar to the other MBA exams in India. The only uniqueness of this exam is in 2 Sections, such as the Decision Making and Essay Writing section. 

  • The Decision-Making section in XAT Exam contains situations on business decisions and ethical dilemmas. The candidates have to answer questions basis their own understanding of the situation. 
  • Apart from this, other main subjects are Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Verbal & Logical Ability, and General Knowledge. 

Check the table below to get an idea of the topics covered in the XAT 2023 Syllabus.

XAT Exam Sections

Topics

Verbal and Logical Ability

Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, Grammar, Fill in the Blanks, and many more

Decision-Making

Assumptions, Seating Arrangement, Premises, Logical Sequencing, Conclusions, etc.

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Mensuration, Surds, Indices, Algebra, Tables and Caselets, Percentage, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, etc.

General Knowledge

Government, Constitution of India, Business, Politics, Static GK, Science, Economy, Sports, Prize and Award, World, and many more.

How to Prepare for XAT Exam?

The aspirants who are thinking of appearing in the upcoming XAT 2023 must start their preparation in advance to get enough time to complete the syllabus. You may know that the competition level of the XAT Exam is high, and for this reason, the candidates must prepare all the topics well to get a good score. Here, BYJU’S Exam Prep Experts have listed some tips to prepare for XAT Exam 2023.

  • Complete each topic and solve mock tests or sample questions to analyze your understanding of the topic for the XAT Exam 2023.
  • Practice regularly. This will improve the pace of solving the questions and will reduce mistakes.
  • Attempt XAT 2023 Test Series to revise the topics to ensure better understanding.
  • Note down the points and formulas that need constant revision separately. 
  • Download the question paper of XAT Exam and start practicing.

Best Books to Prepare for XAT 2023 Exam

In order to get a high score in XAT Exam 2023, the aspirants must follow a focused study with good study materials. Start reading newspapers daily, including “The Hindu” and “Times of India,” to excel your vocabulary skills. Additionally, the aspirants must make a list of the below Books to Crack XAT Exam with a good score.

XAT Exam Section

Name of Book

Publisher/Author

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Ajay Singh

Analytical Reasoning 

M.K. Pandey

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning 

R.S. Aggarwal

Word Power Made Easy 

Norman Lewis

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

How to Prepare for Data Interpretation 

Arun Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Abhijit Guha

Decision Making

Target XAT 2023 (PYQs & Mock Tests)

Disha Publication

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

Arihant Publications

General Knowledge

GK Mock Tests for XAT Exam

Manorama Year Book 2022

GK Question Bank

XAT Previous Year Papers

The candidates preparing for the upcoming exam must download previous years' question papers of XAT Exam and start solving them. It is very important to ace the exam in one chance. XAT Previous Year Papers help you to understand the questions' trends and difficulty levels. You will also get to know whether you have completed the syllabus of XAT 2023 Exam or not.

XAT Admit Card 2023

The candidates who will successfully register for XAT Exam 2023 can download their admit card from the official website on 20 December 2022 till the exam date. XAT 2023 Exam admit card is an important document to be carried to the exam centres along with a valid photo ID proof (Government approved), including adhaar card, passport, and driving license. 

XLRI will release XAT 2023 Admit Card online on the official website. Candidates can download their XAT Exam admit card using their User ID and password. Given below are the steps to download the admit card below:

  • Visit the official website of XAT Exam 2023: xatonline. in
  • Enter your Login Credential, including User ID and Password, and click on the login
  • Click on the “Admit Card” Tab 
  • Option to download XAT 2023 admit card will be displayed
  • Click on download and save as pdf

XAT Exam Centres

Check the list below to know the list of centres for XAT Exam 2023.

XAT 2023 Exam Test Cities

Agra

Ahmedabad

Allahabad

Ambala

Amravati

Amritsar

Bengaluru

Berhampur

Bhatinda

Bhilai Nagar

Bhopal

Bhubaneswar

Bokaro Steel City

Chandigarh/Mohali

Chennai

Coimbatore

Cuttack

Dehradun

Delhi-NCR

Dhanbad

Dibrugarh

Durgapur/Asansol

Ernakulam

Gandhinagar

Goa

Gorakhpur

Guwahati

Gwalior

Hooghly

Hubballi (Hubli)

Hyderabad

Indore

Jabalpur

Jaipur

Jammu

Jammu

Kannur

Kanpur

Kolkata

Kota

Kottayam

Kurnool

Kurukshetra

Lucknow

Ludhiana

Madurai

Mangalore

Mumbai

Jorhat

Shillong

Tejpur

Mysuru

Nagpur

Nashik

Patna

Pune

Raipur

Rajahmundry

Ranchi

Roorkee

Rourkela

Sambalpur

Siliguri

Surat

Thiruvananthapuram

Tiruchirappalli

Tirupathi

Tiruvallur

Udaipur

Udupi

Vadodara

Varanasi

Vijayawada

Visakhapatnam

Warangal

Rajkot

Naharlagun

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Analysis of XAT Exam 2023

BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts will update the XAT 2023 Exam analysis here just after the exam. The candidates can check the detailed analysis of XAT Exam 2023 to get valuable insights into the exam difficulty level and the number of questions asked in the exam. You can check the previous year's XAT Exam Analysis to get an overview of all the important details about the exam, such as the kinds of questions asked, topics asked under each section, the difficulty level of the exam, section-wise analysis, good attempts, expected cutoff, and more.

☛ Previous Years XAT Exam Analysis - Section-Wise Details

Note the table below to get a sectional analysis of the previous year's XAT Exam.

Section

Number of Questions 

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning 

26

Easy-Moderate

18-22

Decision Making

21

Moderate

16-18

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

28

Difficult

15-17

General Knowledge

25

Difficult

10-11

Overall

100

Moderate-Difficult

59-68

XAT 2023 Answer Key

The candidates who will appear for the exam will get the answer keys for XAT Exam 2023 before the declaration of the result. It will be made available for each of the test-takers, and the candidates can download their XAT 2023 Answer Key in the below-mentioned process.

  • Visit the Official Website of XAT Exam 2023
  • Click in login and enter your login credentials
  • Click on the candidate’s response to generate answer keys
  • XAT 2023 answer keys will be displayed
  • Download and take the printout for future reference

XAT Score Calculator 2023

The candidates’ XAT Exam score is calculated on the basis of raw scores obtained in each exam section.

  • -0.25 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer 
  • +1 is awarded for every correct answer in XAT Exam 2023.
  • For unanswered questions, there is no mark deduction. But, if you skip 8 consecutive questions, -0.10 marks will be deducted.
  • Marks obtained by the candidates will then be listed are added to get a raw score of the candidate
  • After that, you will get your rank according to the total marks obtained in XAT Exam 2023.

☛ Also Check: XAT Score vs Percentile

XAT Cutoff 2023

After the completion Exam, XLRI Jamshedpur will announce cut-off of XAT Exam 2023 for PGDM and HRM Programmes. Based on this cut-off, XLRI will also shortlist the candidates for GD-PI Round. You have to log in to the official website of XAT 2023 Exam to check your status for XAT GD-PI Rounds 2023. Check previous years' XAT Exam cut-off to get a clear idea of the score needed for final admission.

Previous Years XAT Cutoff for PGDM-BM

XAT Exam Section

2022

2021

Male

Female

Male 

Female

VALR

75

72

76

70

DM

72

72

74

70

QA

80

75

83

75

Previous Years XAT Cutoff for HRM

Category

VALR

DM

QA

Overall

Male Engineering

80

70

75

92

Female Engineering

80

70

64

90

Male Non-Engineering

80

70

70

90

Female Non-Engineering

80

70

60

87

XAT Result 2023 Announcement

As per the latest official updates, XAT Exam 2023 Result will be declared on 31 January 2023. The XAT 2023 Exam result cum scorecard will be available for download from the official website from 31 January 2023 to 31 March 2023. To check the result of the XAT Exam, candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on 'Login'
  • Enter XAT Exam ID and password,
  • Enter the security text
  • Click on the candidate scorecard, and download it.

Top XAT Colleges in India

After clearing the cutoff of XAT 2023 Exam, the candidates will get an opportunity to study MBA and PGDM in XLRI or other XAMI Institutes. The candidates preparing for XAT Exam 2023 must check the list of colleges to better understand where they must apply for admission. The top XAT Colleges are as follows.

  • Xavier Labour Relations Institute - XLRI
  • LIBA
  • S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research - SPIJMR
  • TAPMI and Great Lakes Institute of Management - GLIM. 

All these colleges consider the XAT Exam score for shortlisting the candidates for further selection rounders, that is, GD-PIWAT rounds.

Sl.No.

XAT Colleges

Location

1.

XLRI Xavier School of Management

Jamshedpur

2.

Xavier Institute of Management

Bhubaneswar

3.

Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur

Madhya Pradesh

4.

Xavier Institute of Social Service

Ranchi

5.

Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship

Bangalore

6.

St. Joseph's Institute of Management 

Bangalore

7.

St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR)

Mumbai

8.

Xavier Institute of Management & Research

Mumbai

9.

Loyola Institute of Business Administration

Chennai

10.

Xavier Business School (XBS), St. Xavier's University 

Kolkata

11.

St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology

Mangalore

XAT Exam vs Other MBA Exams

There is no doubt that these days MBA Degree is very important to open up greater career opportunities. There are many MBA Entrance Exams in India, in which XAT is a little harder as you need more conceptual clarity for this. Additionally, if you have a dream to join XLRI, then XAT Exam is the only option to crack it.

Besides, other exams like CMATMATIIFTNMATTISSNETCAT, and SNAP also provide good career opportunities for candidates to become successful in the management field. An MBA Degree assists in developing the important skills to keep a company successful. So, if you are searching for alternatives to the XAT Exam 2023, then here is a list of exams you can apply for. Note that, the MBA Exams are also conducted state-wise, apart from the national level.

FAQs on XAT Exam 2023

  • XAT or Xavier Aptitude Test, is a national-level MBA Entrance Exam for MBA admission into XLRI Jamshedpur and Xavier Association of Management Institutes. The candidates aiming at XAT Exam 2023 must be aware that there are 2 parts: Part 1 and Part 2. Questions will be asked from the following sections: 

    • Part 1: Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation.
    • Part 2: GK and Essay Writing.
  • XLRI Jamshedpur has released XAT 2023 Exam. As per the latest data, XAT Exam 2023 is scheduled to be held on 8 January 2023. Stay updated with BYJU’S Exam Prep to get all the details for the upcoming XAT Exam.

  • As per the official updates, the main criteria for XAT Exam eligibility is the candidates have to qualify for 3 years bachelor's degree in any stream from any recognized University in India. However, Final year students and the students who are waiting for the final result can also apply for XAT 2023. 

  • There is no age bar to apply for XAT Exam 2023. As per the official update, XLRI Jamshedpur does not restrict candidates irrespective of their ages. If you have completed three years of Bachelor's degree, you can apply for this exam.

  • The application procedure for XAT Exam is completely online, and everything has to be completed on an online basis. So, the candidates appearing for the upcoming exam can fill XAT 2023 application form online in the below-mentioned process:

    • Visit the official website and Log on for XAT Exam 2023 
    • Click on Registration and enter all the required details
    • Verified your registration with a verified link
    • Complete payment through net banking, UPI and credit/debit card.
    • Take a printout of the XAT 2023 application form for future reference.
  • The candidates must use their free time by revising their completed chapters. Revision is very important to ace this exam with a good score. The candidates can also join BYJU’S Exam Prep Online Classes to access updated study material for the XAT Exam.

  • As per the latest official updates, XAT 2023 Exam syllabus is divided into 2 parts: Part 1 and Part 2. The candidates appearing for the upcoming exam have to pass all the sections to get a good score. You have to clear the sectional cut-off along with the overall XAT cut-off. Note the below points to get a brief for the topic covered in both parts of the XAT Exam.

    • Part 1: Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
    • Part 2: General Knowledge and Essay Writing (250 Words)
  • The candidates may know that XAT Exam is conducted only once every year. So, you will get only the opportunity to appear for this exam in a particular academic year. Additionally, the candidates can attempt XAT Exam any number of times as there are no restrictions on the number of attempts to appear for this exam.

  • If you considered XAT vs CAT, then you will see that both of these exams are tougher than other MBA Entrance Exams in India. Both of these exams have sectional time-limit and sectional cut off. Additionally, LR and RC questions for both are a little tricker. However, the decision-making section in XAT makes this exam tougher than CAT.

  • XAT 2023 Exam is just an MBA entrance test to clear the gateway to enter XLRI Jamshedpur. But this exam is not everything for the XLRI Admission process for MBA Programmes. After clearing this exam, you have to go through the GD-PI Round. If you clear this section process, only then you can take admission to various MBA Programmes in XLRI Jamshedpur.

  • As per the previous year's exam analysis, there will be a total of 101 questions including both MCQs, and 1 essay question will be asked in XAT 2023. Note the below points to know the number of questions for each section:

    • Decision Making: 21 Questions (MCQ Type)
    • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation: 28 Questions (MCQ Type)
    • Verbal and Logical Ability: 26 Questions (MCQ Type)
    • GK: 25 Questions (MCQ Type)
    • Essay: 1 Question (250 Words)
  • No, IIM does not accept XAT Score, It is only accepted by XLRI and other XAMI Members institutes in India. If you want to join IIM then you have to appear for CAT Exam.

  • No, XAT and GMAT Exams are completely different. XAT Score is accepted in India while GMAT is an internationally accepted exam. Additionally, there is an Analytical Writing part in GMAT which is missing in the case of XAT.

  • No. You can not apply for XAT Exam 2023. Candidates who are in their final year or have completed their graduation studies can apply for XAT 2023 Exam if they fulfill the minimum eligibility requirements. It is an entrance exam for postgraduate management courses.

  • Yes, the candidates will be given access to an on-screen calculator during XAT 2023 Exam. You will also be given paper sheets for rough work and calculations. The candidates can use either of the two for calculation mode in the XAT Exam.

  • It is always recommended to start preparing for XAT Exam as early as possible. The perfect preparation time for the XAT is 6-9 months. You can make your own exam preparation plan according to your strengths and weaknesses.

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