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The acronym for XAT is Xavier Aptitude Test! XLRI Jaxmshedpur conducts the exam. They have been running this entrance test for years for Management studies. The Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur conducts this entrance test every year. The XAT exam results are valid in approx. 1000 colleges across India for management admissions.

The XAT score will open doors for every top management college to you. So, don’t take it lightly!

The XAT exam dates for 2023!
NO. Exam procedure Dates (tentative)
1 Releasing official notification from XLRI Last Week of July
2 Registration begins for 2023 8th Aug. 2022
3 Registration ends for 2023 exams Registration ends for 2023
4 Exam Card available for download 20th Dec. 2022
5 Official mock test release Last week of December
6 Final date to download exam card 1st Jan. 2023
7 Exam date January 2023
8 Validity of GMAT/GRE Score 1st Dec., 2016-31st Dec. 2021
9 Response sheet release First week of Jan. 2023
10 Answer key Jan. 2023
11 Results date 3rd week of Jan. 2023

Who can attempt!

The first eligibility criteria for the XAT exams 2023, is to be interested in a management program. And further are as follows:-

  • You must have a 3 years bachelor's degree in any kind of domain. You can even have a bachelor's degree in Arts and apply for XAT exams.
  • You can be of any age to attempt the XAT exams. There’s no age limit for it.

What to expect!

The exams are conducted with simple guidelines. You will find some similarities like GMAT in this. This is how the XAT Exam will be conducted!

  • If you are a foreign student, you can get a GMAT score for admission.
  • The XAT exam will have 4 sections with 100 MCQs. The duration of the exam will be 190 minutes.
  • The examination will also have one subject-based essay question that you will have to attempt. You will get 25 minutes to finish it.
  • The marking system for the XAT exams is 1 mark for every correct answer. And 0.25 marks will be deducted for the wrong answer. If you have 8 non-attempted questions, it will deduct 0.10 marks.  
  • You are required to download and solve the XAT exam question paper for the last year. This will give you an idea of the main exam.

The exam for the PGDM program has around 1 lakh applicants every year. If you register, remember you will be competing with 1 lakh other candidates. The application process for the exams will completely be online. You will get the application form on the official website ‘www.xatonline.in.’

The website will send you notifications for every step of the process. The window on the website will be open for 4 months. The registration date is August 2022 to December 2022.

Steps to apply for XAT exams 2023!


Go to the website mentioned above to register for the exam. The new registration will require you to fill up the whole form. You will need to create login credentials. The ID and password for the official website are a must.

For this, go to the website and click on the Register tab. You will get a form to fill out. Write the necessary information like name, email, contact number, and address. Click on submit once you are done. The screen will show your ID and password. Note it down for further use.

Then you will have to choose your program preference. For example, if you want to pursue hotel management then choose HM. For Business Management choose BM. After that, you need to add two exam cities from the dropdown menu.


After filling up the form, you need to attach some necessary documents. The XAT exam 2023 needs your photograph. Add passport size JPG/JPEG format photo with a size no larger than 80KB. The photo should be 200 x 230 pixels. Then you need to add your scanned signature. It should be done on white paper with a black ink pen. The file size should be the same as the photograph and dimensions 140 x 60 pixels.


Now you need to pay the application fee. The process is online so it has to be paid by Debit/Credit card, Internet Banking, UPI, or online wallets.

The registration fee is INR 1800/-. The late registration fee would be INR 2050/-. Foreign candidates who are applying via GMAT have to pay INR 5000/- for XAT exam registration.

XAT exam 2023 syllabus!
No. Topic No. of Questions
1 Decision Making 21
2 Verbal & Logical Ability 26
3 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 28
4 General Knowledge 25
5 Essay 1

The XAT exam 2023 Admit Card!

After finishing the whole registration process for the exams, you will need to download the Admit card. This Admit Card is necessary for attempting the exam. You need to carry the Admit Card along with your photo ID. The Admit Card for the XAT exam 2023 will be released on the website.

For this, you need to visit the website again. There click on a tab for Admit Card. Type your user ID and Password to log in. After clicking on Admit Card you will see an option to download it. Click on it and save the Admit card as a pdf.

The Answer key!

You can self-evaluate your marks by the answer key released on the XAT exam website. They release the answer key a few days after the examination, which will be in January 2023.

For this, you also need to go to the website for the XAT exam 2023. Login with user ID and password. There you will find the ‘candidate response’ tab. Click on it to generate the answer key and question paper. After displaying the answer key, download and save it in PDF format.


  • The process for XAT exams 2023 will be starting soon in the last week of July 2022. The registration will be open on the website of www.xatonline.in.
  • There will be 4 sections of the exams with an additional section for essay writing.
  • Download and save the admit card/ hall ticket for the exam.
  • The exam for PGDM courses in 2023 requires you to finish your bachelor's degree in any stream.

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