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Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT is a computer-based management entrance test for students seeking admission to MBA/PGDBM programs. MBA aspirants attempt XAT along with CAT in order to get into the best B-schools in India. On behalf of XAMI, XLRI (Xavier’s Labor Relations Institute) have been conducting the XAT exam for more than 70 years at all India level to shortlist appropriate students for management education.
Around 1,00,000 candidates from all disciplines like Engineering, Science, Commerce, and Law, appear for the XAT exam.

Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT EXAM Syllabus



  • Reading comprehension
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Sentence Completion
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Synonyms and antonyms


  • Critical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Binary Logic
  • Inference
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Judgment
  • Logical sequence
  • Complex Arrangement
  • Case study based decision making
  • QA based decision making
  • Table based decision making
  • Data Arrangement Test
  • Analytical Reasoning based on QA
  • Blood relations
  • Seating arrangement


  • Profit and Loss
  • LCM and HCF
  • Percentages
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Speed, Time, and Distance
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Linear & Quadratic Equations
  • Logarithm
  • Set Theory
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Trigonometry
  • Number systems
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Mensuration
  • Algebra


  • Pie charts
  • Graphs
  • Data charts
  • Bar diagrams
  • Conventional GK
  • National and International Current Affairs
  • Constitution of India
  • Business & Economy
  • Capitals and Currencies
  • Who’s Who
  • Books and Authors
  • Company Profiles and Logos

XAT exam patterns may change with each XAT exam. Candidates should always check the syllabus and the pattern before appearing for the XAT exam. Though Essay writing in XAT has been scrapped but in past during personal interviews (PI), candidates were given a contemporary or abstract topic. They were asked to write a coherent and logical essay of around 200 words with a time limit of 20-25 minutes. After that, the questions were asked based on the Essay. 

Decision-making section is not included in any other MBA entrance test. The difficulty level of the questions in the XAT exam remains from moderate to difficult. Further, no XAT questions are repeated.

Exam Pattern

More than 75,000 aspirants appear for the XAT exam each year expediting their way to one of the best B-schools including the flagship XLRI Jamshedpur that conducts the examination.

XAT’s unique exam pattern and inclusion of General Knowledge topics make it one of the toughest MBA entrance exams. Due to this the score on the XAT exam remains quite low.

Why XAT paper pattern is unique?

XAT paper consists of four sections instead of three compared to other MBA entrance tests. Sections are:

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

The XAT exam paper is divided into two papers- Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Paper-1 should be completed within the time limit of 165 minutes and contain 75 questions whereas Paper-2 has 25 general knowledge questions that have a time limit of 25 minutes.

Hence, the total time duration for the XAT exam is 190 minutes.

XAT Marking Scheme:          

  • +1 mark for each correct answer
  • -0.25 marks for each incorrect answer
  • -0.10 marks if more than 8 questions are unattempt
  • No negative marking in the GK section

The overall time duration for XAT Paper was increased from 3 hours to 3 hours 10 minutes.  The XAT exam has multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and one subjective question.


XAT Paper-1 includes Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation. There is no sectional time limit for this section.

XAT Paper-2 includes General Knowledge. Here the time is limited to 15 minutes for answering 25 questions. GK section does not have any negative marking.

Candidates with visual disabilities are given 25 minutes extra time to solve the first part of the exam. 


Over 3-4 years, the XAT exam pattern has undergone several changes. Main change was the shift from Paper-based Tests to Computer Based Test.

Key changes in XAT exam pattern

  • Number of questions altered over the years.
  • Unattempted questions allowed reduced from 12 to 8
  • MCQ’s reintroduced in XAT 2020
  • Essay writing included for XAT 2022

Exam Eligibility

Candidates preparing for the XAT exam should know the detailed eligibility criteria.  Over the years, eligibility criteria for XAT have remained unchanged. Check out the below summary of the eligibility criteria:

Candidate should have a graduation degree (duration of 3 years or more) from a recognized institute or should be in the last year of the bachelor’s degree college.

Candidates should pass in their undergraduate exams as there is no minimum percentage required for appearing in XAT.

Indian students can appear for XLRI courses whereas students from abroad can apply for XLRI courses through GMAT/GRE scores only.

 There is no limit to the number of XAT attempts.

Candidates not eligible for XAT

  • Candidates who did not graduate from an unrecognized institute.
  • Candidates who do not pay the registration fees on time.
  • Candidates whose graduation does not end by the month of June.

XLRI does not provide any caste-based reservation for admission through the XAT exam under its management courses but there is a quota for female candidates. Though reservation policies for candidates may differ among the other colleges participating in XAT. 

Neither concession is granted to SC/ST/OBC or other categories of candidates. Each pays the same application amount and shares the same eligibility criteria.


Mock Tests

Mock tests help candidates with the pattern and design of the XAT exam. To achieve better results in the XAT exam, candidates are advised to attempt mock tests released by the conducting body.

To access XAT mock test:

  • Open online, the official website
  • Click on the mock test link.
  • You will be redirected to a new window where you have to click on ‘Sign In’. (Credentials are not required to be used).
  • Another new page opens. Read the commands and click on the ‘Next Button’.
  • Read the declaration and click on the tab- ‘I am ready to begin, then start the test.

Mock Schedule | Academic Year 2023-2024

The following schedule pertains to the mock tests for XAT.

All Dates are tentative and subject to change as per the notification/ updates in the pattern.

All mock tests will follow the same pattern as the actual tests in the previous academic year, i.e 2022-2023

Ekoching XAT Mock 2023-24
Mock Test Date Mode
XAT Mock 1
17th Oct 2023
XAT Mock 2
29th Oct 2023
XAT Mock 3
12th Oct 2023
XAT Mock 4
5th Nov 2023
XAT Mock 5
12th Nov 2023
XAT Mock 6
19th Nov 2023
XAT Mock 7
3rd Dec 2023
XAT Mock 8
10th Dec 2023
XAT Mock 9
17th Dec 2023
XAT Mock 10
24th Dec 2023

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Top CAT Colleges

XAT is a national-level exam held annually. The best part of appearing for the XAT exam is that it helps candidates gain admission to the best B-schools. 11 member institutes and 150 B-schools accept XAT scores. The application fee for XAT is Rs. 1700 but if the candidate wants to apply for the XLRI flagship programs, they need to pay Rs. 300 extra.

Though, a complete list of colleges accepting XAT score is available on XAT official website. Here is the list of top B-schools accepting XAT score:

The most prominent college among the above is XLRI Jamshedpur, it acted as a convener of the XAT 2022 exam.


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The Xavier Aptitude Test known as the XAT Exam is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by XLRI (Xavier School of Management), Jamshedpur for enrolment to management programs such as MBA and PGDM.
Scores from XAT Exam are a pathway to gain admission into the 11-member institutes as well as 150 B-Schools around the nation.

Xavier Aptitude Test, XAT Syllabus 2024 is divided into five sections: Reading & Verbal Comprehension Decision Making Quantitative Aptitude, the General Awareness section and essays.

Candidates must have a three-year Bachelor’s degree in any field from a recognized institution/ college.

XAT is a computer-based exam and the duration was of 190 minutes until XAT Exam 2022. For XAT Exam 2024, the duration will be increased to a maximum of 210 minutes.

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