atrk XAT 2019: Dates, New Changes, Syllabus, Admit Card, Eligibility


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XAT 2019 Exam notification has been released. The Xavier Aptitude Test will be conducted by the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur and the score will be used by more than 150 institutions for admission. The exam will be conducted on January 6, 2019 (Sunday). The online application process for XAT 2019 will commence from August 20 to November 30, 2018. Post this time period, applicants have to pay an extra Rs. 300/- to submit their XAT application forms.

XAT 2019 schedule:

Online Registration Start
20th August 2018
Editing of completed application
3rd week of August to 3rd week of December
Last date for registration
30th November 2018
Last date to for registration & received application only for DD payment
3rd week of December 2018
Admit Card Issue
20th December 2018
XAT exam date
6th January 2019
Answer Key Release
3rd week of January 2019
Result Declaration
Last week of January 2019
XAT Score Card Release
1st week of February 2019

New Changes brought to this exam this year:

  • The application fee has been revised from Rs. 1650/- to Rs. 1700
  • The total duration of XAT 2019 has been reduced from 3:35 hours to 3 hours.
  • Essay writing section has been removed.
  • Agartala has been removed from the test centre list. So, the exam will be conducted across India in 46 cities instead of 47.

XAT 2019 Eligibility criteria:


  • Indian, Foreign & NRI Nationals can apply for this exam.
  • However, NRI & Foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score.


  • Candidates should complete minimum 3 years duration bachelors or its equivalent degree in any discipline.
  • There will be no required qualifying marks to apply for the examination.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply.

XAT 2019 Exam Pattern:

Exam Mode
Online mode
Paper 1 & Paper 2
3 hours
Number of Questions
98 questions
  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Language & Logical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • G.K.
Negative Marking
1/4th marks will be deducted for the wrong answer

XAT 2019 Syllabus:

Quantitative Aptitude (QA) & Data Interpretation (DI): Percentage, Tables and Caselets, Linear and Quadratics Equations, Profit and Loss, Probability, Surds and Indices, Ratio and Proportion, Critical Path, Inequalities, Variation, Averages and Partnerships, Logarithms, Time and Work, Alligations and Mixtures, Numbers, Time, Speed and Distance, Algebra, Mensuration, LCM and HCF, Simple and Compound Interest, Geometry, Pure Maths, Venn Diagram, Trigonometry, Data Tables, Data charts, Bar diagrams, Graphs, Pie charts, Data analysis.

Decision Making: Decision making, Logical Reasoning, Sets.

General Knowledge: Awards and winners, History, Static GK, Business and Politics, Geography, Famous Personalities, Government and Economy, World Events, Current Affairs.

XAT 2019 Registration:

XAT 2019 Registration will be done only through online mode on the official website. The registration will be started from the third week of August 2018. Candidates will fill & submit the XAT application form 2019 till last week of November 2018. Candidates can apply for more than one programme in a single application.

XAT 2019 Apllication Fee:

The fee can be paid by using credit card/debit card/online banking & also through demand draft & cash. The DD will be made from any bank (in favour of XLRI Jamshedpur).

XLRI Courses (If Interested): Rs. 1700 + Rs. 300 each course (additional fee).

XAT Registration Fee (with late fee): Rs. 2000 + Rs. 500 each course (additional fee).


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