XAT 2018 Registration: Application last date - Nov 30; only exam to get you in XLRI & 145 B-schools

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November 2, 2017
Only a month remains to apply to XAT 2018 and XLRI which will accept only XAT scores for admission. The application process is online and can be completed at the XLRI-XAT 2018 website
XAT 2018 registration
XAT 2018 Registration can be completed without making late fee till November 30. However with payment of late fee you can register and apply for XAT 2018 till December 15, 2017

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018 is the only exam that can lead you to admission in XLRI Jamshedpur. Registration for XAT 2018 closes on November 30 without late fee and on December 15 with late fee.

XLRI, the XAT 2018 convening authority has shared, “Applicants should note that registration for XAT 2018 and appearing for XAT 2018 is the preliminary step towards applying to XLRI and XAT Associate Institutes. Applicants to different institutes, besides XLRI have to apply separately to Institutes of their choice.”

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There are around 140+ B-schools including XLRI Jamshedpur, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMT Ghaziabad, XIM Bhubaneswar, TAPMI Manipal, Great Lakes, LIBA among others who will accept XAT 2018 score for admission to their flagship MBA/PGDM 2018-20 programme.  

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018, to be held on January 7, in a single session, will be the first online computer based XAT exam conducted by XLRI in last 62 years.

All graduates can apply
You don’t need any minimum percentage of marks in graduation for XAT 2018 registration and application. Moreover, you can also apply to XLRI even if you have scored less than 50% marks in your bachelor’s degree exam.

Unlike other MBA entrance exams which need minimum 50% marks in graduation, XAT 2018 has not imposed any such restriction. The XAT 2018 registration opened on August 16 has not fixed any minimum percentage of marks at bachelor’s degree to apply for the entrance exam or to XLRI Jamshedpur.

All Indian candidates must appear for XAT 2018. However NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates have an option of appearing for XAT 2018).’

XAT 2018: Key Dates

Date of Commencement of Application August 16, 2017
Last Date for Applying November 30, 2017
Last Date to apply with late fee December 15, 2017
Downloading of Admit Cards December 20, 2017 onwards
Date of Exam January 7, 2017
Test Timings 10.00 am to 01.35 pm
Mode of Examination Online computer based 
XAT 2018 test Cities Cities within India : 47
Cities outside India : 2

XAT 2018: Register by Nov 30
XAT 2018 Registration can be completed without making late fee till November 30. However with payment of late fee you can register and apply for XAT 2018 till December 15, 2017. The XAT 2018 registration closing dates are:

Registration last date without late fee: November 30, 2017

Registration last date with late fee of Rs.350/-: December 15, 2017

XAT 2018 Registration & Application fee 
The application fee for XAT 2018 is Rs.1650/-, if you register on or before November 30. The fee will increase to Rs. 2000/- if you choose to register after the last date and till December 15.

Apply to XLRI alongwith XAT 2018
If you wish to apply to XLRI Jamshedpur you have to pay Rs.300/- per programme as the application fee along with XAT 2018 registration fee by November 30 and Rs.500/- per programme after November 30 and till December 15, 2017.

XAT 2018: How to register and apply
To complete XAT 2018 registration process Visit xatonline.in and choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enter Name, Contact details and Email-id. A Provisional XAT ID and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional XAT ID and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional XAT ID number and Password will also be sent.

Follow the instructions to complete the XAT 2018 application form and to make payment of XAT registration fee.

Key points to note

  • Registration to XAT 2018 is an online process
  • First part of registration is to be completed by creating the candidate profile
  • Visit xatonline.net.in click on Register, create a new account with your personal email id, you will receive a unique XAT ID and registration link.
  • Click on the link and create your own password. (Next time you will be allowed to login with this XAT ID and password).
  • After receiving the XAT 2018 ID, all the further steps will have to be completed with XAT ID and password.
  • The application form can be accessed by login with XAT ID and will have to completed step by step.
  • Select the Test City, write Name, upload photo and signature and save it.
  • Select your Citizenship (Indian/ Foreign / NRI).
  • If you are interested to apply for XLRI, select the programme of your choice out of Business Management (BM); Human Resource Management (HRM); and General Management Programme (GMP). If you are not interested to apply to any of the XLRI programmes, you can skip this step.
  • Fill preliminary information ( Date of Birth, Gender, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Category and Phone Number etc….)
  • Provide your mailing address and permanent address.
  • Provide your educational qualification starting from 10th onwards.
  • After completion of registration and application you will get the confirmation. You are supposed to print this XAT 2018 confirmation page for your reference. In future for all correspondence with XAT office, quote your XAT ID.

 XAT 2018: 1st Online XAT  
This is the first time in more than 60 years history of XAT that the exam will be conducted as an online computer based test. Online XAT 2018 will be held in 3½ hours duration from 10AM to 1.35 PM.

XAT 2018 exam will be divided in two parts. The first part with 72 questions will have 3 sections on Verbal Ability & Logical reasoning; Decision Making; Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation. The score in this part will determine your percentile and merit position.

Part-2 will have 2 sections – General Awareness and Essay Writing Test. The scores in this part will not be taken into account to determine percentile score. Except Essay Writing all the sections will have questions in MCQ format.

XLRI-XAT 2018 is the important national level MBA entrance exam and is gateway to more than 150 B-schools in India. Candidates scoring even low in XAT are awarded with high percentile. The biggest advantage of taking XAT 2018 will be that there are number of top B-schools who consider the scores of both the exams and unlike IIMs no rigid sectional cut offs in XAT are considered by the B-schools accepting XAT 2018 scores.

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MBA/PGDM Admissions 2018 Open - Important Dates
For your benefit, MBAUniverse.com has listed important MBA/PGDM Admission Application Deadlines. Check now: 

XLRI – XAT 2018
Application to XAT is open till November 30 without late fee and till December 15 with late fee

MDI Gurgaon
Application for PGPM 2018-20 at MDI Gurgaon is open till November 24, 2017

IMI New Delhi
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at IMI New Delhi is open till December 4, 2017

IMT Ghaziabad
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at IMT Ghaziabad is open till November 24, 2017

XIM Bhubaneshwar
Application for MBA 2018-20 at XIM Bhubaneswar is open till December 8, 2017

SCMHRD, Pune – SNAP 2017
SNAP 2017 registration is open till November 24, 2017

Great Lakes Chennai and Gurgaon
The application for 2 years PGDM 2018-20 is open till Feb 25, 2018

Application for PGDM 2018-20 at K J Somaiya is open till January 31, 2018

Application for PGDM 2018-20 at GIM Goa is open till January 3, 2018

LIBA Chennai
Online Application for PGDM 2018-20 at LIBA is open till January 31, 2018 at a cost of Rs.1500/-

IBSAT 2017
Application to IBSAT 2017 is open till December 12, 2017

CIMP Patna
Application for PGDM 2018-20 at CIMP is open till March 2nd week, 2018

Online & offline Application for PGDM 2018-20 at SDMIMD is open till February 28, 2018 with application fee of Rs.1250/-

SOIL Gurgaon
Application for PGP 2018-19 at SOIL is open till February 25, 2018

SIBM Hyderabad – SNAP 2017
To apply to SIBM Hyderabad, apply to SNAP 2017 on Dec 17 and also apply to SIBM-H in the SNAP Form

SIBM Bengaluru
To apply to SIBM Bengaluru, apply to SNAP 2017 on Dec 17 and also apply to SIBM-B in the SNAP Form


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