What is XAT?

XAT (Xavier’s Aptitude Test) is the entrance exam conducted by Xavier Labour Relation Institute(XLRI) Jamshedpur on the behalf of Xavier Association of Management(XAMI) for last 60 years.

Now it has become an online exam.

Important Dates

Event Date
XAT 2020 Notification Second week of August 2019
Application process starts Third week of August 2019
Application Process ends (without late fee) Fourth week of November, 2019
Late application deadline (with late fee) Second week of December, 2019
Admit card availability Third week of December 2019
XAT 2020 Mock Test Release First week of January 2020
XAT 2020 Exam First Sunday of January 2020 (10 AM-1 PM)
XAT Official Answer Key and candidate response sheet released Second week of January 2020
Objection filing to XAT Answer key Second week of January 2020
XAT 2020 Result Third week of January 2020
XAT 2020 Cutoff Third week of January 2020


Candidates must have a recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline.

Exam Pattern

No. of question ranges from 95 to 100.

  1. Verbal & Logical Ability(VA&LR): 26 questions
  2. Decision Making(DM): 21 question
  3. Quantitative Ability(QA)+Data Interpretation: 27 questions
  4. GK: 25 questions

There will be negative marking for wrong answers and un-attempted questions.

There will be no negative marking for GK section.


XLRI doesn’t release any specific syllabus for XAT. However, a list of topics for the exam based on the previous years’ pattern has been suggested by expert. The below-given table explains the XAT syllabus in depth-

Sections Topics
Verbal and Logical Ability Vocabulary, Analogy-based on vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Sentence correction, Grammar, Fill in the blanks, Paragraph Formation Questions, Poem, etc.
Decision-making Arithmetic, Analytical Reasoning, Situational, etc.
QA & DI Percentage, Profit & Loss, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Equations, Polynomials, Numbers, Progressions, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Data Sufficiency, Scatter Plots and Bar Charts, etc.
GK History, Currency, Invention, Geography, National Capital, Culture, Books and authors, Personalities, Important Dates, Films, Science and Business, Current affairs, etc.