XLRI has declared the XAT 2018 result. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018 was the first online computer based exam conducted by XLRI for admission to more than 150 MBA/PGDM colleges in 2018 on January 7, 2018... Check Result
XAT 2018 Score card are available for download from February 11 to February 20, 2018 at the official XAT website.
XAT 2018 result declaration is further delayed. XLRI official has informed that XAT result 2018 will be out on February 10 or 11 now as final checks and verification are in progress. Accordingly, there is no possibility of declaring the XAT 2018 result today on Feb 9.
Earlier XLRI had released the XAT 2018 questions paper with opportunity of candidates' response before XAT result declaration. Candidates' response start date was February 6 and the last date to submit the candidate's response was February 8, 2018. Candidates who have appeared in XAT 2018 on January 7, 2018 and in the XAT 2018 retest on February 3, could login to submit their response regarding the XAT question paper which is available on XAT 2018 officisal website.
To submit the response, candidates must do the following:
- Click on Candidates Response on official XAT 2018 website
- login with your XAT 2018 ID
- Enter XAT 2018 password
- Enter XAT 2018 date of exam from the drop down menu (January 7 or Retest date February 3)
- It will lead you to response form that you can submit in case of your query
XAT 2018 result will be out on February 9, 2018 along with individual answer sheet and score card. The XAT 2018 result date has been extended from January 31 as there is XAT 2018 retest at a few XAT 2018 exam centres on February 3 for those candidates who could not complete their XAT exam due to technical glitches. This was first online computer based XAT exam. XLRI official has confirmed that XAT 2018 Result date will be announced after February 3, 2018.
Earlier XLRI had stated 'Results will be available on the website by 31st January 2018'. Besides, the past trends in XAT result declaration reveal that XAT result is declared 7-10 days before the officially pre-announced XAT result date. However, on account of XAT retest, it will take another 5-6 days for XLRI to compile and declare the XAT 2018 result. There are more than 150 B-schools including XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI who will accept XAT 2018 scores.
'This year, for the first time Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) was conducted in Online Mode in 314 centres across 49 cities including Dubai and Kathmandu on 7th January, 2018.
However, at 2 centres due to server related technical issues, the exam couldn’t be conducted. Re-examination will be conducted at these centres for the affected students. The new date will be will be announced very soon and communicated to the affected students. – Official Spokesperson, XLRI – Xavier School of Management.
XAT 2018 Analysis: Experts expect low cut offs
XAT 2018 held on January 7, 2018 got over at 1.35 PM. XAT 2018 was a bit difficult exam but has been rated moderate to difficult overall and almost at the same level as last year. Tricky decision making and slightly more difficult English Language section may bring down the XAT Cut offs for XLRI programmes as compared to last year. According to the experts, the XAT Cut offs for top B-schools may be slightly lower than the last year’s level. XLRI may shortlist you at an overall raw score of 34 marks out of maximum 72 marks.
Out of 92000 candidates who registered for XAT 2018, around 85000 appeared in XAT 2018 on first online XAT exam on January 7. XAT Exam was not free from technical glitches as several candidates at many centres found their exam getting stopped abruptly. XAT 2018 exam did not take place at BM Group of Institutions at Farukhnagar Gurgaon centre due to technical glitches. The exam has been cancelled there and is to be rescheduled. Regretting the technical problems in conduct of exam, XLRI has sent the message to the XAT test takers, “Dear Candidate we regret the inconvenience caused due to technical glitch. Exam will be rescheduled and date will be communicated shortly.”
Overall examination was moderate to difficult and those who attempted the test with judicious time management may expect to get through with a high percentile. A fair attempt of around 48 questions with not more than 6-7 incorrect may expect a call from leading B schools like XLRI, XIMB, IMT, SPJIMR.
Significant changes announced in XAT 2018 exam pattern
XAT Mock Test 2018 with the significant changes in XAT 2018 exam pattern has been released by XLRI. The XAT Mock test 2018 reflects the actual XAT 2018 question paper pattern and has been released to familiarise and apprise the candidates about the revised XAT pattern. XAT 2018 will be conducted as online computer based test on January 7, 2018.
Releasing the XAT Mock Test 2018, XLRI has informed, “We have tried to create actual examination environment here. You would be taking a test of 98 questions.”
Salient features and key changes in XAT 2018
- Total Questions – 98
- Number of MCQs-97
- 98th question on Essay Writing is descriptive
- Essay Writing is computer based
- 200 words will be the maximum word limit for Essay Writing
- Each MCQ is followed by 5 answer options
- Correct answer for MCQ to get 1 mark
- Maximum 3 marks awarded for Essay writing
- Negative marking 0.25 (¼) for MCQs from Sl no.1 to 72
- No negative marking for MCQs from Sl No. 73 to 97 (GK questions)
- Candidates are allowed to submit test paper after 30 minutes of the test commencement time
- XAT Mock Test 2018 has time duration of 2 hours. Actual XAT 2018 test paper will have time duration of 3½ hours
XAT 2018 exam date is January 7, 2018. XAT exam session will be of 3½ hours duration from 10AM to 1.30 PM on the XAT exam date. XAT exam analysis with changes in overall and sectional exam pattern, difficulty level, expected cut offs and percentile from MBAUniverse.com and other top experts will be available immediately after completion of XAT 2018 exam in the afternoon on the XAT exam date.
XAT exam pattern in XAT 2018 has been changed. Key changes in XAT exam pattern are:
- XAT 2018 is online computer based test
- Score in 72 questions divided in 3 sections in XAT 2018 will determine the XAT 2018 percentile
- Essay Writing in XAT 2018 will also be computer based test
XAT syllabus in XAT 2018 is also changed. The reduction in number of questions to 72 and increased time limit has called for a few changes in XAT exam syllabus this year. The important topics prepared by experts for XAT 2018 exam syllabus are given on the XAT syllabus page.
XAT 2018 Percentile Predictor & Score Calculator
XAT Admit card 2018 released
XAT Admit card 2018 was released for download by XLRI on December 27 late night after a few hours delay. XLRI has informed that the Admit card download facility will remain available till January 7, 2018 – the XAT 2018 exam day.
XAT 2018 exam convener Fr Antony Uvari, S J., XLRI admission chair has shared with MBAUniverse.com the latest updates on December 22, 2017:
- There is no substantial change in the number of questions or the test pattern in XAT 2018
- Essay writing will be computer based in XAT 2018
XLRI Jamshedpur has already closed the XAT 2018 registration and application process on December 15, 2017. Candidates cannot apply now for XAT 2018 exam which is to be held in a single session on January 7, 2018 as an online computer based test. 150 MBA colleges will accept XAT 2018 exam scores for admission to their flagship MBA/PGDM 2018-20 batch.
XAT 2018 exam analysis with expected cut offs will be made available immediately after the XAT exam is over. Till last year XAT was a paper based test but XAT 2018 is a computer based test. The XAT 2018 Analysis will therefore also reflect on the exam difficulty level, changes in XAT 2018 exam pattern and type of questions as well as the expected XAT 2018 score cut offs for different percentile scores.
XLRI has waived late payment fee for XAT 2018 registration and for applying to XLRI programmes till December 15, 2017 for the candidates who have registered on or before November 30th but could not make the payment online or offline. For new XAT 2018 registration late fee will remain applicable.
XAT - Xavier Aptitude Test 2018 is the MBA entrance exam for admission to XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, BIMTECH, TAPMI, XIMB among other 130 MBA colleges across the country. XAT 2018 will be conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. XLRI has been convening Xavier Aptitude Test for the last 60 years.
Xavier Aptitude Test – XAT is the second largest MBA entrance test to pursue MBA/PGDM in 11 member institutes and 125 Associate institutes accepting XAT exam scores. XLRI and other top rated MBA colleges in India will accept XAT 2018 exam scores. XAT exam 2018 will be conducted by XLRI for admission to MBA/PGDM 2018-20 batch in about 140 MBA colleges accepting XAT exam scores in the academic year 2018-19.
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is one of the two most important MBA entrance exams in India and is the second largest exam after CAT. Conducted by XLRI, XAT is the gateway to top B-schools including XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, BIMTECH, TAPMI, XIMB among other top B-schools in India. XAT is the oldest MBA entrance exam being conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for the last 60 years.
Breaking the 60 years legacy of XAT as paper based test, XLRI has announced to conduct XAT 2018 as online computer based test. XAT 2018 exam will be held on January 7, 2018 in 3½ hours duration from 10AM to 1.35 PM. Online registration for XAT 2018 has been opened by XLRI on August 16 and will remain open till November 30 without late fee.
Releasing the XAT 2018 notification, XLRI has changed and revamped the XAT 2018 exam pattern from paper pen based to online computer based test. The XAT score is being used by more than 150 institutes for the admission.
There are 11 member institutes and more than 140 Associate institutes who would accept XAT 2018 exam scores. XLRI and other top rated MBA colleges in India will offer admission for the academic session 2018-19 on the basis of XAT 2018 exam scores
XAT 2018: Important Dates
|Date of Commencement of Application||August 16, 2017|
|Last Date to apply without late fee||November 30, 2017|
|Last Date to apply with late fee||December 15, 2017|
|Downloading of Admit Cards||December 27, 2017|
|Date of Exam||January 7, 2017|
|Test Timings||10.00 am to 01.35 pm|
|Mode of Examination||Online computer based|