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August 18, 2020
XLRI Jamshedpur will conduct Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2021 on January 3, 2021 as computer based test. Registration & Application process for XAT 2021 opens in August 2020 in online mode. Common Application Form is introduced to apply for XAT 2021 exam and XLRI Admission 2021. Read this Article to know all about XAT 2021 exam dates & pattern, eligibility, application process and more
XAT 2021 Exam Likely on January 3

Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur is likely to conduct Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 20216 on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Since XAT is conducted on the first Sunday of January every year, XLRI wouldn’t like to break the legacy of 60 years in convening the XAT 2021 also. The registration for XAT 2021 would open in the last week of August, 2020.

XAT 2021 will be a computer based test. Its scores will be used by XLRI, all XAMI institutions and also by more than 100 other associated B-schools for MBA/PGDM admission 2021.

Xavier Aptitude Test, popularly known as XAT, is one of the largest MBA Entrance Exam for Admission to XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI and 150+ MBA Colleges in India. Every year more than 1,00,000 candidates from all disciplines including Engineering, Commerce, Humanities, Science, Law apply and appear in XAT exam to get into of the various MBA programs offered by these top B-schools. 

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No Cancellation of XAT 2021 Exam
Given the Covid-19 pandemic situation, there is confusion whether XAT 2021 would be cancelled? However the recent verdict given by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in regard to conduct of Joint Entrance Examination (Main) 2020  and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG-2020 has clarified that all the entrance exams should be conducted without fail on time and would not be deferred or cancelled as the careers can’t be put in jeopardy. 

Accordingly, it is expected that XAT 2021 will not be cancelled nor its exam date will be postponed too long.

Eligibility to Apply for XAT 2021
The eligibility to appear in XAT is probably the simplest among all the National Level MBA entrance exams as XLRI has introduced unique eligibility criteria to apply for XAT 2021.

Only a pass in your bachelor’s degree is required to apply for XAT exam without any minimum percentage of marks in gruaduation. The eligibility to apply for other MBA entrance exams is minimum 50% marks Read More

XAT 2021 Notification
XAT is conducted annually by XLRI Jamshedpur and is therefore known as XLRI-XAT.  XLRI  releases XAT Notification in the third week of August and immediately after the release of notification, registration process for XAT starts.

XAT 2021: Changes in Exam Pattern
XAT 2021 will be divided in 4 sections comprising MCQ type questions on Quantitative Ability; English Language & Logical reasoning; Decision Making and General Awareness (GK). Following changes have been introduced in XAT exam pattern by XLRI:

  • XAT is now changed to a computer based test from paper based test
  • XAT 2021 remains a Single slot, single day exam
  • 3 hours duration exam from 9.30AM to 12.30PM
  • Total questions are 100
  • No Essay Writing Test in XAT 2021
  • Few Questions without negative marking introduced
  • All questions are of MCQ type
  • GK questions not counted for percentile calculation
  • ¼ Negative Marking for wrong answer
  • Visually impaired candidates with scribe are given additional 25 minutes to solve Part 1 of  the exam
  • Marks for every correct answer : 1
  • No Negative marking for General Knowledge section in part-2
  • All the MCQ type questions have five options with one correct option Read More

How to Apply for XAT?
XAT exam registration process is online and can be completed in six simple steps at official XAT website. It starts in the last week of August 2020 and will close in the last week of November 2020. Read More

Top MBA Colleges Accepting XAT 2021: Cut offs, Fee, Intake
Following are few of the top MBA colleges who will accept XAT 2021 exam scores. Check the fee, number of seats and programmes offered by XLRI and other MBA colleges accepting score of Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) in the table given below:

Institute Name
Fee (Rs.in Lakhs)*
Flagship Programme
XLRI Jamshedpur
XIM Bhubaneswar
IMT Ghaziabad
PGDM (All programmes)
IRMA Anand (Gujarat)
MICA Ahmedabad
TAPMI Manipal

*May increase for 2021-23 batch

XLRI-XAT: Searching for Cream of Talent
XAT MBA entrance exam attracts the cream of talent in India. The best talent of country aspires for XAT accepting colleges. The admission to XLRI is possible only through high scores in XAT MBA entrance exam. Return on investment at XLRI is high. Top recruiters from India and the world XAT institutes for their placement season. The offered salary packages go as high as Rs.25 to 35 lakhs per annum to the students of XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT among others who offer admission on the basis of XAT exam scores.

XAT 2021: Likely Dates
XAT 2021 likely important dates are as under:

XAT 2021
Important Dates
XAT Notification Date
August 3rd week 2020
Date for Registration start
August 2020 last week
Last date for Registration & Application submission online without late fee
November 30, 2020
Registration Last date with late fee
December 10, 2020
Admit Card download Start Date
December 20, 2020
Last date to Download Admit Card
January 3, 2021
Exam Date
January 3, 2021 (9.30 AM to 12.30 PM)
Result date
By January 31, 2021

XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of XAMI.  XLRI believes that single testing session with same difficulty level will provide level playing field to all the XAT test takers without any discrimination. Around one lakh candidates explore admission opportunities in XLRI and other member and associate MBA colleges accepting XAT scores.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on XAT 2021