XAT 2024 exam date is January 7, 2024. Interested candidates can register and fill the XAT application form 2024 online. The XAT 2024 registration's last date is November 30, 2023. MBA aspirants must appear for the XAT as it is accepted by over 800 B-schools in India for MBA and PGDM programmes.

XAT exam 2024 will be held in single shift at various examination centres across India. There is no change in the XAT pattern or syllabus. Difficulty level of the exam is expected to be high. The examination body conducted an offcial mock test for aspirants on October 28, 2023. The official XAT mock test was designed like the actual exam, to provide candidates an experience of the test pattern and structure. Read all about XAT 2024 below:

What is XAT Exam?

Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. Apart from XLRI and 10 other XAMI member colleges, over 1,000 B-schools accept XAT scores for admission to their post-graduate management programmes. The XAT question paper consists of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from Decision-making, Verbal and logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge. XAT cut-offs for XLRI's PGDM-BM programme are usually around 95 percentile for male candidates and 92 percentile for female candidates.

Latest Updates:

October 17, 2024: XAT mock test to be held on October 28, 2023, register by October 25

July 15, 2023: XAT 2024 registration process started; the last date is November 30, 2023

XAT 2024 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of XAT 2024 exam

Dates Upcoming Exam Dates

15 Jul '23 - 

30 Nov '23

XAT 2024 Exam Registration


20 Dec '23

XAT 2024 admit card download

7 Jan '24

XAT 2024 Exam

Jan '24

XAT 2024 response sheet release


Jan '24

XAT 2024 answer key challenge window opens


Jan '24

XAT 2024 result


Feb '24

XAT 2023 Cut Offs Release

Dates Past Exam Dates

Oct '23

XAT Mock Test by XLRI

XAT Exam Highlights

XAT is a speed-based of three and a half-hour. It is designed to assess candidate's business and quantitative aptitude skills. Check key highlights of XAT 2024 exam in the table below:


XAT Details 

XAT Full Form 

Xavier Aptitude Test

Conducting Body

XLRI, Jamshedpur

XAT 2024 exam date


Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

3.5 hours

Exam Syllabus

  • Decision Making
  • Verbal & Logical Ability
  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  • General Knowledge
  • Essay Writing

Exam Pattern

100 questions in MCQ format



Exam Fees

INR 2,100 (all categories)

Exam Purpose

Admission to 1,000+ MBA colleges

Course Offered


No. of test takers

Nearly 98,000

No. of Test Cities


Exam Helpdesk No.


Exam Website


XAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

It is mandatory to fulfill the XAT eligibility criteria to be able to appear for the test. Given below are the latest XAT eligibility criteria and academic requirments:

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised university.

Students in their final year of bachelor's degree or awaiting their results are also eligible to appear for XAT.

There is no minimum marks requirement in graduation criteria for XAT exam. Candidate should have passing marks in their bachelor's degree programme.

Working professionals and candidates with professional degrees (CA/CS) can also appear in the exam.

XAT Registration Process 2024

XAT registrations process is the first step towards XLRI admission. Aspirants have to fill the online XAT application form and pay requisite fees to register for the entrance test. The XAT application form is the registration form for the college as well. Candidates must check the field indicating XLRI in the XAT form to be eligible for admission to the institute. Given below is the XAT 2024 registration and application process:

  • Log on to XAT 2024 website xatonline.in
  • Click on 'New Registration' and enter relevant details
  • A unique XAT ID and registration link is shared with the candidate on the verified email ID
  • Click on the link to verify your registration
  • Go to XAT 2024 homepage and click on ‘login’
  • Enter email ID and password to open the application form
  • Fill all the mandatory fields of the XAT 2024 application form
  • Cross check the information before clicking on submit button
  • Pay XAT 2024 application fee of INR 2100 through credit/debit card, UPI or net banking

Candidates are allowed to select up to four cities in the XAT application form 2024. The examination body allots the exam centre to candidate in the city selected as first preference basis availability. If a seat is not available at the test centre in the first city of preference, the centre will be allotted in the next city that has been selected.

XAT Syllabus 2024

XAT syllabus 2024 consists of all the important topics of Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge. Decision Making is a unique section for which there is no syllabus so you can refer to previous years' question papers and sample test papers for preparation. Check below some key points about XAT 2024 syllabus:

  • • XAT Decision Making section will present scenarios drawn from both personal and professional lives. Candidates will be required to apply critical thinking, problem solving skills, and prioritization to make informed decisions
  • • XAT Verbal & Logical Ability includes Critical and Analytical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, English Grammar, Vocabulary, Parajumbles, Cloze Test, etc. 
  • • In the XAT Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation section, the topics include Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Modern Math, etc.
  • • And in the GK section of XAT exam, the topics pertain to politics, culture, society, personalities, business, art & entertainment, sports, inventions, innovation, world, economy, science, technology, books, etc.
  • • Analytical Essay Writing (AEW) will have 3 topics and candidates will have to write an essay of 250 words on one of them.

XAT Exam Pattern and Test Structure 2024

XAT exam is conducted in online mode and the question paper consists of 100 MCQs to be solved in 210 minutes. There is a sectional time limit in XAT exam. Thus, candidates are advised to maintain adequate speed in all four sections so that they can solve the paper within the time limit. Each correct attempt carries one mark and each incorrect attempt carries -0.25 marks. Here are the highlights of XAT exam pattern: 

XAT Sections

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Decision Making



Verbal and Logical Ability



Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation



General Knowledge


25 (To be evaluated for shortlisting)

Analytical Essay Writing


(To be evaluated for shortlisting)

XAT Preparation Tips & Strategy 2024

XAT preparation needs at least six to nine months. Being one of the smarted MBA entrance exams among its peers, XAT requires dedicated time and effort. It comprises four sections: Decision Making, Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge.

In XAT, it is important to pay equal attention to all four sections as sectional cut offs play an important role in selection to XLRI, Jamshedpur. So, divide your study hours among these sections equally. Start with gaining conceptual clarity in each subject. You may want to first analyse the topics you are familiar with and unfamiliar with. Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses; then begin with strong areas. This will give you confidence in dealing with tough topics. Listed below are some key tips for making XAT 2024 exam preparation strategy:

  • Join study groups online on platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Telegram, and WhatsApp.
  • Get hold of XAT books and study material. These are available online and at coaching institutes.
  • Start with topics you are already familiar with and on which you have good control.
  • After completing a topic or a concept, solve two to three problems based on it to know if you have completely understood it.
  • Focus on completing XAT syllabus first and then move to solve XAT mock tests. Practice at least 25-30 mock tests for best performance.

To perform well in the XAT 2024, read the below-listed articles containing XAT exam strategy and tips suggested by experts. Click on the links below to read:

XAT Preparation: Tips and Exam Strategy

How to prepare for XAT 2024 exam in 6 months 

Topper Tips for XAT 2024 Exam

XAT 2024: Best books and study material

How to prepare for XAT 2024 in 1 month

How to prepare for XAT exam online

How to prepare for XAT 2024 in 3 months

Section-wise XAT exam preparation strategy

Last Minute Tips for XAT 2024

How to prepare for XAT Verbal & Logical Ability

How to prepare for XAT Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

 How to Prepare for XAT Decision-Making

Four tips to keep in mind for last-minute XAT preparation

XAT Exam Analysis

XAT 2024 exam analysis will be shared here on the exam day. Candidates can check previous session's analysis below to know the latest difficulty level and test pattern:

  • • XAT 2023 exam was of moderate to high difficulty level.
  • • Among all the sections, QA-DI was toughest. Verbal and Decision Making sections were easy to moderate but GK was moderate.
  • • The Essay Writing section had three topics. Candidates had to write a short essay of 250 words on one of the given topics.

XAT Admit Card 2024

XAT admit card 2024 will be available for download from the date of release till the exam day. Check below the steps to download XAT 2024 admit card which is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam hall: 

  • • Visit the official website of XAT 2024

    • Click on 'Download admit card' tab 

    • Enter details like XAT User ID and date of birth and click on 'login'

    • Click on admit card tab, download the pdf, and take a printout 

XAT Exam Day Guidelines

XAT aspirants must follow the guidelines set by the examination authority for a hassle-free exam day. Given below are some key XAT exam day guidelines, candidates must follow:

  • Reach the exam centre an hour before the reporting time mentioned in the admit card
  • Do not carry any electronic item like mobile phone, watch, calculator, etc. to the exam centre
  • Do not carry any stationary (apart from a blue/ballpoint pen) item or eatables to the exam centre

Documents to carry on exam day

  • XAT admit card

  • Aadhar card

  • Voter ID

  • Passport, College/University ID

  • Driver’s license

Q:  What are the details mentioned in XAT admit card?

XAT admit card is a proof of identity of the applicant. It is the main document required for appearing in the XAT exam thus it should be error free. Candidates must check the information mentioned on their admit card as soon as they download it and check for errors. Usually, there is no error in the XAT admit card but you should still check the details. Every XAT admit card contains the following information:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s photo
  • Candidate's date of birth
  • Candidate's category
  • Candidate’s XAT ID
  • Exam date
  • Exam time
  • Exam venue
  • Instructions regarding exam/exam day

In case of an error or misprint, you can get it rectified by the exam authorities by contacting the XAT helpdesk. However, you cannot change or update the XAT test centre and city. The allotment will be made according to your choice filled in the XAT application form, so in case you filled the test city which you didn’t intent to, you will need to make arrangements for appearing for the exam in that city.

Is the digital copy of XAT admit card acceptable at the exam centre?

A digital copy of the admission card is not accepted at the testing location for the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), which is administered by XLRI. Typically, applicants must provide a printed copy of their XAT admission card to the testing location. Regarding the admission card and its format, it's crucial to adhere to the guidelines given by XLRI and the organisation in charge of administering the XAT. Please keep in mind, though, that regulations and processes are subject to change, therefore for the most recent information about the acceptance of digital copies of the admission card at the exam center, it is advised to check the XAT official website or get in touch with XLRI directly.

 Will the XAT admit card 2024 have a route map of the exam centre?

Yes, the XAT 2024 admit card will have Google Maps and the address of the exam centre for candidates convenience. The candidates must find out the shortest route to the XAT exam centre via google map a day before the test day because they are expected to be present at their respective test centre at the reporting time mentioned in the XAT admit card.

If the XAT 2024 exam timing is 2 pm to 5:10 pm then the reporting time for candidates will be 1:00 PM. Candidates must use the route map to reach their respective test centre on time to avoid delayed entry inside the exam hall for identification process. Candidates reaching the XAT test centre after the gates have been closed will not be allowed to enter the premises under any circumstances. They will have to seek special permission in case of unexpected reasons.

XAT Answer Key 2024

The preliminary XAT answer key and candidate response sheet will be released in the form of response sheet. Check process to download XAT 2024 response sheet and answer key:

  • Open XAT 2024 website or copy this link: https://xatonline.in/
  • Click on ‘response sheet’ tab
  • Enter user ID and password
  • Click on ‘candidate response to generate answer key and question paper’
  • XAT answer key will be displayed
  • Click on download icon and save as PDF

When will XAT 2024 answer key be release?

XAT 2024 result will be announced in the last week of January 2024. The XAT scorecard will be released at the XAT website and can be downloaded by using the application number and password created at the time of XAT registration. The candidate response sheet and answer key will be released on separate dates. The XAT response sheet will be released within a week of the exam and the XAT answer key will be released 3-4 days after.

 The final XAT answer key 2024 will be released only if any of the objections raised by candidates will be found valid. Following the release of final (updated) answer key, the XAT 2024 result and scorecard will be declared. The final answer key will be released in a downloadable PDF form.

How to raise objection against XAT answer key 2024?

The process to raise objections against XAT answer key earlier was through email, but in 2023 the objections were invited through login. XLRI doesn’t charge money for challenging XAT answer key. To raise an objection candidates, have to log in to their XAT account and fill the objection form. To claim objection, they need to upload a supporting document.

The candidates can also send an email mentioning the question ID and answer they have objection to and attach proof to support their objection. The mail however is to be sent within a certain deadline.

The candidates will be informed via email if their objection to XAT answer key is accepted. In case of acceptance, the answer key will be revised and published again. In case, no objection is accepted, no revised answer key will be released.

Q:  What after XAT answer key has been released?

After the release of the XAT answer key, candidates can expect the following events: XAT Result Declaration: After a few days of the answer key release, the XAT results are usually declared. Candidates can check their XAT results on the official website using their XAT ID and password. XAT Scorecard: Once the results are announced, candidates can download their XAT scorecard. The scorecard contains the candidate's overall and sectional scores, as well as the percentile rank. XAT Cut-off: The XAT cut-off for different programs and institutes will be released after the announcement of the result. Candidates who meet the cut-off criteria are eligible for admission. Selection Process: Shortlisted candidates will be called for the selection process, which may include group discussion GD Personal Interview PI and/or written ability test (What). The selection process varies from institute to institute. Admission: Finally, the selected candidates will be offered admission to the respective institute, and they will have to complete the admission formalities by submitting the required documents and paying the fees. It is essential to keep track of the official website and notifications related to XAT to stay updated about the post-answer key events.

Q:  What are the details mentioned in XAT result cum scorecard?

Since the XAT scorecard is the main proof of the candidate’s attendance and passing the entrance exam, the XAT result cum scorecard of every candidate contains their personal details and scores. Given below is the list of information that is printed on every candidate’s scorecard.

  • Name of the candidate
  • Gender of the candidate
  • Address of the candidate
  • XAT ID
  • Date of XAT exam
  • Date of Birth
  • Validity of the XAT scorecard
  • Sectional percentiles
  • Sectional scores
  • Sectional percentiles
  • Overall percentile

Candidates must check the details carefully and incase of any error in personal details, candidates must reach out to exam authorities for rectification. The marks and percentile will not be changed as there is no provision of rechecking or revaluation. However, if it is a glaring misprint then candidates may apply to the admission cell and seek updation.

Q:  Which MBA colleges are available with XAT cut offs of 85 percentile and above?

If you score above 85 percentile in XAT you may get selected for admission to top tier 1 and tier 2 MBA colleges such as XIMB-Bhubaneswar, SPJIMR-Mumbai, IMT-Ghaziabad, GIM-Goa, TAPMI-Manipal, IRMA-Anand, MICA-Ahmedabad, Great Lakes Institute of Management, LIBA-Chennai, KJ Somaiya-Mumbai, Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore, Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Amity Business School, Noida, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, Xavier Institute of Social Services, Ranchi.

The XAT cut offs of the abovementioned colleges fall in the range of 85 to 95 percentile. However, in different admission years, the cut offs could be different. You should check the XAT cut offs for these colleges individually to have a better understanding of admission process for that year.

Q:  I have got 82 percentile in XAT. Where should I apply?

Congratulations on scoring 82 percentile in XAT. While selecting the colleges to apply for admission, you should consider various factors such as your preferred specialisation, location, fee structure, placement record, and faculty. Based on your XAT score, you may consider the following colleges: Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad (IMT) Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai (GLIM) T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal (TAPMI) Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai (LIBA) Goa Institute of Management, Goa (GIM) Institute for Financial Management and Research, Sri City (IFMR) Please note that the selection criteria for admission may vary from college to college, and some colleges may have a higher cutoff than others. Hence, it is advisable to research and apply to multiple colleges to increase your chances of admission.

XAT Result 2024

XAT result 2024 will be announced about 20 days after the exam. The exact date for XAT 2024 result will be announced after registration. Candidates will be required to download their scorecards from the official XAT and XLRI websites. Given below is the brief description of XAT result download process:

  • Open the XAT ONLINE website: xatonline.in
  • Click on 'scorecard' tab
  • Enter your XAT User ID and date of birth and click on 'login'
  • Download the XAT result cum scorecard and save a copy as PDF

The XAT result cum scorecard will be valid for admission to XLRI Jamshedpur for only one year. If a candidate wishes to drop a year, then they will have to appear for the exam again.

XAT Cut Offs for XLRI

XAT 2024 cut-offs will be released by XLRI Jamshedpur in the first week of February 2024. Given below are the official XAT cut offs 2023. Candidates who meet the given below cut offs, have been shortlisted for the personal interview round. 

XAT 2023 Cut-Offs: PGDM BM

General Engineers VA DM QA Overall
Males 75 75 85 95
Females 75 75 80 92
General NonEngineers VA DM QA Overall
Males 75 75 85 95
Females 75 75 80 92

XAT 2023 Cut-Offs: PGDM HRM

General Engineers VA DM QA Overall
Males 90 75 85 93
Females 90 75 65 91
General NonEngineers VA DM QA Overall
Males 90 75 70 90
Females 75 75 60 88

XAT Cut-Offs: Top MBA Colleges

XAT participating institutes release admission cut-offs to shortlist candidates for GD/PI at their respective websites. Take a look at the estimated XAT cut-off scores and percentiles of some of the top XAT institutes for MBA admission:

XAT colleges

XAT cut off score

XAT cut off percentile

























Great Lakes Institute of Management






KJ Somaiya-Mumbai



XLRI Selection Process Through XAT 2024

XLRI, Jamshedpur admission through XAT includes three stages: shortlisting of candidates, group discussion & personal interview and final selection.

Step 1: Shortlisting of candidates

After the exam, candidates will be shortlisted for group discussion and personal interview round of XLRI, Jamshedpur on the basis of their XAT result.   

Step 2: Group Discussion and Personal Interview

XLRI, Jamshedpur will announce group discussion and personal interview schedule by the end of January 2024 for selected candidates. The admission round will be held in various cities and the candidates will have to confirm their interview city online on the official website of XLRI Jamshedpur within the stipulated time limit. 

Step 3: Final Selection

Each candidate will be evaluated on the basis of their XAT 2024 score, GD/PI performance, academic history, and other parameters for preparing the final merit list. Selected candidates will be called to complete the admission formalities.

Selection procedure of other institutes accepting XAT scores

Institutes accepting XAT score for admission to their MBA/PGDM programmes, conduct their own application and admission process. While some institutes open their registration window much before the XAT exam is conducted, others start their registration process after the XAT result is announced. 

Sectional cut off for XAT refers to the minimum percentile fixed for each section of the exam that candidates have to meet. For example, if the Quantitative Aptitude cut off is 85 percentile for XAT, that means a candidate must have scored 85 percentile or more in the section of XAT to be eligible for group discussion and personal interview shortlisting. Check the below tables for PGDM BM and PGDM HRM for XAT 2023.

XAT Sectional cut offs for PGDM BM

General Engineers















General Non-Engineers
















XAT Sectional cut-offs for PGDM HRM

General Engineers















General Non-Engineers















Are XAT cut offs same for all participating colleges?

No, cut offs of XAT participating colleges are different from each other. These colleges fix cut off percentiles for admission individually basis certain criteria determined by their respective admission cells. XAT cut off for XIMB is different from XAT cut off for TAPMI. XAT cut off for XIMB is usually around 90-93 whereas XAT cut off for TAPMI is 80-85. On the other hand, XAT cut off for KJ Somaiya-Mumbai is 85-90. Most of the MBA colleges shortlist candidates for admission on the basis of overall XAT percentile. However, the candidates must aim to meet sectional XAT cut offs too in the exam to avoid an unwanted situation at the time of admission. Before applying for admission, candidates must check the selection criteria of their target colleges to be sure of the requirements. 

What is the expected XAT cutoff 2024 for TAPMI?

TAPMI XAT cutoff 2024 is yet to be released. Registration is ongoing for XAT 2024 exam. XAT cutoff will be released soon after the release of XAT result. However, considering the past year trends, the expected TAPMI XAT cutoff for 2024 will range between 80 and 85 percentile for the General All India category students. This is the estimated cutoff range, the actual cutoff may vary depending on various factors such as the number of candidates appearing for the exam, the difficulty level of the paper, and the number of seats available for admission.

 Top Colleges Accepting XAT Scores

Apart from XLRI, Jamshedpur, XAT score is accepted by 11 members of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) and over 1,000+ other MBA institutes in India. The admission process of these colleges also include GD/PI. Given below is the table of some of the popular B-Schools that accept XAT score for admission:

XAT Score Accepting College

  • XLRI Xavier School of Management
  • Loyola Institute of Business Administration
  • St. Joseph's Institute of Management
  • St.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology
  • Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University
  • Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Xavier Institute of Development Action and Sciences (XIDAS)
  • Xavier Institute of Social Service
  • BIMTECH Greater Noida
  • K J Somaiya Institute of Management
  • FLAME University: School of Business
  • FORE School of Management, New Delhi
  • Institute of Rural Management Anand
  • Goa Institute of Management
  • St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMAR)
  • MICA Ahmedabad
  • Xavier Business School (XBS), St.Xavier's University, Kolkata
  • Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad)
  • Xavier Institute of Management & Research
  • Woxsen University
  • BITS Pilani
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management
  • New Delhi Institute of Management
FAQs on XAT 2024

Check below Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on XAT 2024 exam.

Q:  Is XAT tougher than CAT?

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) and CAT (Common Admission Test) are both popular management entrance exams in India. Both exams are known for their high level of difficulty and are considered challenging to crack. In terms of difficulty, it is difficult to compare XAT and CAT as both exams have their own unique characteristics. However, XAT is considered to be more challenging than CAT in certain aspects such as: 1) Exam Pattern: XAT has a more varied exam pattern as compared to CAT. XAT has an additional section of General Knowledge, Essay Writing, and decision-making which requires a different skill set as compared to CAT. 2)Time Management: XAT has a higher number of questions as compared to CAT. And the time allotted for the exam is also relatively less. This makes time management a critical aspect for XAT aspirants. 3) Verbal Ability: XAT has a stronger focus on Verbal Ability as compared to CAT. The Reading Comprehension passages in XAT are usually longer and more complex than CAT. Which makes it more challenging. However, it is important to note that the level of difficulty of these exams varies from year to year, and it ultimately depends on the individuals preparation and skill set.

Q:  What is the XAT 2024 exam date?

XAT 2024 will be held on the first Sunday of January 2024 which is January 7. The exam date was officially announced by XLRI Jamshedpur on July 14, 2023. The announcement was made at the XATONLINE website. The exam will be held in 72 cities from 2 pm to 5:30 pm. In 2023, the exam timing was increased this year by 20 minutes. Candidates felt the exam was moderate to tough in terms of difficulty level. There were three topics for essay writing and candidates had to choose one topic to write. In 2024, the timings are expected to remain same. XAT registrations 2024 will begin from July 15, 2023. The registration process will go on until November 30, 2023 (XAT application last date can be extended). Candidates will be required to fill the online application form before the deadline to be eligible to appear for XAT 2024. 

Online application submission only XAT fee is INR 2000 for all candidates Fee to be submitted at the time of application form submission Graduation degree must for filling the XAT form (final year candidates can also apply). 

Q:  What after XAT answer key has been released?

After the XAT answer key is released, candidates who appeared for the exam can check their responses and compare them with the official answer key to calculate their estimated score. Once the XAT result is declared, candidates will be able to check their individual scores and percentiles. Based on the XAT scores, candidates will be shortlisted for further rounds of selection, which may include Group Discussion GD Personal Interview PI and/or Writing Ability Test (What), depending on the specific selection process of the participating institutes. The shortlisted candidates will be called for the next rounds of the selection process, which may be conducted online or offline, depending on the institutes process. The final selection will be based on the candidate's overall performance in the XAT exam, as well as in the subsequent rounds of selection. After the final selection, candidates will receive admission offers from the participating institutes. Candidates will then have to accept the offer and complete the admission process, which may involve paying the admission fee and submitting the necessary documents. It's important to note that the selection process may vary for different institutes, and candidates should check the specific selection process of the institutes they are interested in applying to. Please upvote if it was helpful.

Q:  What are some good books for XAT preparation?

Books for XAT Decision Making 1- Jabbing the XAT (with solved papers) by RK Jha 2- Analytical and Logical Reasoning by Arihant Publications 3- Target XAT (Past papers & mock tests) by Odisha Publication Books for XAT Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 1- Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal 2- How to prepare for Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma 3- Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha 4- Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K Sinha Books for XAT Verbal & Logical Ability 1- Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis 2- Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey 3- A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal 4- High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin 5- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh 6- Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation by Nishit K Sinha For more information, you may visit the UniversitykartXAT exam page. I hope this will help you.

Q:  What is the best way to prepare XAT at home?

You need to study with a well-thought-out plan if you want to succeed on the XAT management exam. The following are some advice from experts on how to make a plan to prepare for the XAT:
1. Make a list of the topics that need to be covered by the preparation materials using the XAT syllabus.
2. Schedule your study time on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis.
3. Focus on the subjects that receive the most questions, taking into account the time you have available.
4. You can join online study groups or look for a mentor to help you with your at-home preparation.
5. Set a time limit for each section to allow for comprehensive planning. 6. Start reading editorials in newspapers and magazines for reading comprehension. 7. Review the mathematical formulas and concepts from classes 9 and 10 for the quant section. 8. Spend the last month studying for mock XAT exams and evaluating your progress. Visit this link to access the section-by-section plan provided by the expert: 

Q:  How do I prepare for XAT in 30 days?

XAT Preparation Tips: 1- Start solving XAT mock tests series. After solving each mock test analyze the time is taken and several correct attempts. 2- When you attempt the next mock test, try to solve it faster and with more accuracy than the previous one. 3- Keep aside an hour or two to analyze the problems that you face in solving mocks which type of questions takes more time, questions from which topics remained unsolved, which questions looked easy but your answer was incorrect, etc. This activity will make you understand your weak areas in which you need to work harder. 4- Along with solving mock tests and sample papers, spend the last month revising concepts and theorems. Make short notes for last-minute revision on the XAT exam day. 5- Focus on memorizing vocabulary and word meaning. If you haven't worked on these in the months before, don't worry. You can cover this part of VARC in the last month too. 6- The general Knowledge section is the easiest section of XAT so you can prepare for it in the last month. The questions in the GK section are memory based so all you need to do is memorize important events and occurrences. For more information, you may visit the Universitykart XAT exam page.  I hope this will help you.

Q:  When is the best time to begin XAT preparation?

The ideal time to start preparing for the Xavier Aptitude Test XAT depends on your level of familiarity with the test format and your overall academic and work experience. As a general rule of thumb, it is recommended to start your XAT preparation at least six months before the exam date to give yourself sufficient time to cover all the topics and practice enough mock tests. If you are already familiar with the XAT exam pattern and have a good understanding of the topics, you can start your preparation three to four months before the exam date. In this case, you should focus more on practicing mock tests and refining your test-taking strategy. On the other hand, if you are new to XAT and have limited exposure to the test format and the type of questions asked, you may need more time to prepare. In this case, it is recommended to start your preparation at least six months before the exam date. You can start by familiarizing yourself with the XAT exam pattern and syllabus, studying the relevant topics in depth, and practicing mock tests regularly. Ultimately, the best time to start your XAT preparation depends on your individual circumstances and goals. It is important to create a study plan that works for you and stick to it consistently to maximize your chances of success.


Q:  In how many months can I prepare for XAT 2024?

The ideal preparation time for the Xavier Aptitude Test exam is six to nine months with complete dedication. Some students take lesser time in completing the Xavier Aptitude Test preparation. However, students must make their own Xavier Aptitude Test exam preparation strategy according to their strengths and weaknesses. XAT exam pattern: Exam Mode: Online Exam Duration: 210 minutes Sectional Time Limit: For Part 1: 175 minutes For Part 2: 5 minutes For Part 2: 30 minutes XAT Syllabus: Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, General Knowledge, and Essay Writing. Question Paper Break Up Part 1: Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, And Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Part 2: Mock Keyboard Testing Part 3: General Knowledge & Essay Writing Total Number of Questions: 100 Section Wise Number of Questions: Decision Making: 21 Questions Verbal & Logical Ability: 26 Questions Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation: 28 Questions General Knowledge: 25 Questions Essay Writing: 1 (to be assessed at the time of Personal Interview shortlisting). Marking Scheme you will get 1 mark for every correct answer. 1/4th mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. 0.10 marks will be deducted for more than 8 un-attempted questions No negative marking in the General Knowledge section. Sectional Weightage: Decision Making: 21 marks Verbal & Logical Ability: 26 marks Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation: 28 marks General Knowledge: 25 marks Preparation Tips: 1- Know the exam pattern and the syllabus. 2- Make a short note. 3- Practice the Previous year's question paper. 4- Attempt Mock tests. 5- Revision is necessary. For more information, you may visit the Universitykart XAT exam page. 


Q:  Which is a better college amongst BULMIM or Bimtech? Which college should I prefer as I scored 86 percentile in XAT?

Both BULMIM and BIMTECH are reputed management colleges in India. BULMIM (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management) is located in New Delhi, and BIMTECH (Birla Institute of Management Technology) is located in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Since you have scored 86 percentile in XAT you have a decent chance of getting admission in both colleges. However, the final selection will depend on various factors such as your preference of location, course curriculum, faculty, infrastructure, and placement opportunities. Here is a brief comparison of BULMIM and BIMTECH based on various parameters: Ranking: Both colleges are well-ranked and reputed. BIMTECH is consistently ranked among the top 50 management colleges in India, while BULMIM is ranked among the top 100. Course Curriculum: Both colleges offer a two-year full-time PGDM programme with a similar course curriculum. However, BIMTECH offers a wide range of specializations such as Marketing, Finance, HR, Operations, and International Business, whereas BULMIM offers only two specializations - Marketing and Finance. Faculty: Both colleges have a team of experienced faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. Infrastructure: BIMTECH has a sprawling campus spread over 7.5 acres with state-of-the-art infrastructure, including a well-stocked library, computer labs, auditorium, and sports facilities. BULMIM also has a decent infrastructure with a library, computer labs, and a seminar hall. Placements: Both colleges have a good placement record with reputed companies visiting the campus for recruitment. However, BIMTECH has a better placement record and a higher average package as compared to BULMIM. Based on the above comparison, BIMTECH seems to be a better option than BULMIM. However, it is always advisable to visit the campus, interact with the faculty and students, and conduct thorough research before making a final decision.

Q:  Which section of XAT 2024 exam paper will have the maximum number of questions?

The Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation section of Xavier Aptitude Test 2024 will have the maximum number of questions that is 28, followed by Verbal and Logical Ability with 26 questions. General Knowledge will have 25 questions while Decision Making will have 22 questions in the Xavier Aptitude Test. XAT Pattern: Decision-Making Number of Questions: 22 Total Marks: 22 Verbal and Logical Ability Number of Questions: 26 Total Marks: 26 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Number of Questions: 28 Total Marks: 28 General Knowledge Number of Questions: 25 Total Marks: 25 Essay (250 words) Number of Questions: 1 (students can choose 1 topic from 3 options) Total Marks: To be evaluated upon shortlisting For more details, you may visit the Universitykart Xavier Aptitude Test exam pattern page I hope this will help you.

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