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CAT 2013 Exam
Test date:16th Oct to 11th Nov 2013
XAT 2014 Exam
Test date : 05 Jan 2014
NMAT 2013 Exam
Test Date: Second-Third week, Dec 2013 (Expected)
CMAT 2013 Exam
Test Date: 19th May to 22nd May 2013
SNAP 2013 Exam
Test Date: 15th Dec 2013 (Expected)
IIFT 2013 Exam
Test Date: Last week of Dec 2013 (Expected)


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Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

XAT - XLRI Admission Test is a National Level Admission Test conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to Post Graduate Management Jamshedpur in XLRI Jamshedpur and many other top MBA Colleges, Institutes, reputed B-Schools in India.

XLRI Jamshedpur (School of Business & Human Resource) announces XAT 2013 for admission to it’s

* Two years Post Graduate Programme in Business Management (BM) and Human Resource Management (HRM)
* One year General management Programme
* Four year Fellow Programme in Management

XAT 2013 Syllabus:

Analytical Reasoning and Decision Making:-

Conditions and Grouping Test
Data Arrangement Test:- Complex Arrangement
Logical Ability(Case lets)
Decision Making   ...More

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XAT 2013 Pattern
XAT 2013 will have a major update in the pattern. The paper would be divided into two parts. The first part would have the three sections, data interpretation & quantitative ability, verbal & logical ability and analytical reasoning & decision making. This section would have 85 to 95 questions....More

XAT Eligibility
Candidates must have a bachelor degree under the 10+2+3 system from a recognized university or a deemed university. Candidates completing final year examination are also eligible to apply.

Important Dates for XAT 2013
XAT 2013 will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2013. The announcement was made on August 8, 2012. The registration process has started from August 20, 2012 and will continue till November 30, 2012.

Participating Institutes
XAT 2013 scores will be accepted by 106 B-schools. The top B-schools under the XAT umbrella are: Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur; Xavier Institute of Management (XIM) Bhubaneswar; Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) Bangalore; Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies (XIDAS) Jabalpur; Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) Ranchi; Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai; SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai; Goa Institute of Management (GIM) Goa, BIMTECH, Greater Noida; BULMIM, New Delhi; Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi; IFMR, Chennai; SPJIMR, Mumbai; Xavier Institute of Management &Research, Mumbai; We School, Mumbai; Jaipuria Institutes of Management; Gitam Institute of Management, Vishakhapatnam, TAPMI Manipal to name a few.

If your dream is to enter the campuses of XLRI Jamshedpur, SPJIMR Mumbai, LIBA Chennai, TAPMI Manipal, Goa Institute of Management and other top B-schools, this is the right time to start preparing for the XAT exam to be held in January 6, 2013. This article presents to you all the information about XAT and offers you an analysis of the XAT exams over the last five years, including XAT 2012.

XAT, the MBA entrance exam conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, is different from other exams as it carries a question on essay writing. Previously, XAT papers used to ask candidates to write an essay and the time allotted for it was 20 minutes excluding 120 minutes allotted for the paper. But this year onwards, the duration of XAT would be of 2 hours and 30 minutes.

“XAT has always been an innovative and analytical test to gauge decision-making power and sharpness of a candidate’s mind rather than asking difficult questions. In order to enhance these abilities among candidates, we are increasing the duration of the test to 2 hours and 30 minutes,” said a source from XLRI.

XAT comprises the following sections (excluding essay writing):

-- Data Interpretation & Quantitative Ability

-- Analytical Reasoning & Decision Making

-- Verbal Ability & Logical Ability

XAT is usually scheduled for the first Sunday of January and aspirants are never sure what to expect out of the paper. Some of the recent surprises have been:

-- 5 options instead of 4 for each question

-- Introduction of 'Management Decision Making' questions involving case studies

-- Certain questions in the logical reasoning section having true/false statements, which effectively removed the elimination process