Introduction to XAT in Mumbai
XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is national-level management entrance examination conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur for admission to MBA/PGDM programme. XAT score is accepted and applicable by more than 700B schools. XAT is an online based exam.XAT is taken by approximately 90,000 candidates each year.XAT is scored on the %tile basis.XAT is conducted at various centers in 46 cities across India.
XAT takes place only once a year and is generally scheduled around 1st week of January every year. XAT is only conducted once a year. XAT registrations shut around last week of November.Candidates who have a 3 year bachelor degree are eligible to appear for XAT. Candidates who are in their final semester of their bachelor degree or who are awaiting their results are also eligible to appear for XAT. There is no upper age limit to appear for XAT. Registration fee for XAT is 1700/-
What is the syllabus for XAT?
XAT is conducted by XLRI(Jamshedpur). XAT is divided into 4 sections- Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.
The scores of the following 3 sections of XAT i.e -Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude are taken into consideration for short listing in XLRI Jamshedpur. The general Awareness section of XAT is taken into consideration for the personal round of interview post XAT scores are declared.XAT has negative marking scheme wherein 75 questions have negative marking and 25 questions are without negative marking scheme. In XAT you are awarded 1 positive mark for each right answer and negative 0.25 for each wrong answer. XAT is a 3 hour long exam and contains 100 questions
Which colleges accept XAT score?
XAT scores are accepted by the following colleges
• SP JAIN Institute of Management Studies
• KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies
• IIM Lucknow
• IIMT, Ghaziabaad
• MIT school of Business Pune
• GIM, Goa
• IIT, Allahabad
• MICA, Ahmedabad
• IBS , Banglore.
These are the few B-schools out of the 700 B-schools which accept the XAT score.
Is XAT tough?
XAT exam has a very wide scope. XAT is a 3 hour long exam and XAT exam timings are generally from 9:30 am- 12;30 pm. XAT cannot be termed as tough but it has an increasing level of difficulty. XAT tests one’s technical skill set and the thought process ability. On the basis of the last 10 years paper pattern, the decision making section is considered to be most difficult section out of the 4 sections in XAT.The level of difficulty of questions in XAT ranges from moderate level to difficult level. XAT requires a good 6 month preparation. There are many mock tests available online for XAT preparation.Section wise mocks are also available for XAT preparation. XAT cut-off scores to get in to XLRI(Jamshedpur) is 94%tile. XAT makes strive for more excellence in your field.
Should I give XAT?
XAT is a competitive and a challenging exam. XAT exams leads to admissions into Xaviers and it’s affiliated institutes. Xaviers has a global recognition and graduating from a Xaviers institute will get you placed in a very good firm and will land you with a very good starting package. Institutes affiliated with the XAT exam are very prestigiously placed in the market. XAT institutes have earned an accreditation which only 5% of the institutes have earned globally. XAT exams also open paths for students which help them to get into certain Flagship programmes. XAT not only increases one’s skill set but also creates a massive engagement of one’s Resume .XAT gets you one step closer to your dream to work for one of the top MNCs in India.XAT also helps you to be part of the Xaviers Alumina.