XAT 2021 – Dates, Registration, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Notification
XAT 2021 registration will begin in September. Get all the details related to XAT 2021 exam here, including exam dates, eligibility, fees, exam pattern, syllabus, books and preparation tips.
Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT 2021 will be conducted on the first Sunday of January. The exam is conducted for admission to XLRI Jamshedpur’s PGDM, PGDM-HRM and PGDM-BM programmes. Apart from XLRI, XAT score is accepted for admission to over 800 B-schools in India. XAT registrations 2021 will begin in September and continue till end of November 2020. XAT 2021 dates are expected to be announced in the first week of September 2020.
XAT question paper comprises questions from Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge in MCQ format. Read below, all about XAT 2021 including exam dates, eligibility, application process, fees, admit card, result, cut off, exam pattern, syllabus, question papers and preparation tips.
XAT Eligibility Criteria
- Candidates appearing for XAT must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university
- Students in their final year of Bachelor’s degree or awaiting their results are also eligible to apply
- There is no age limit or minimum aggregate cut off for applying for XAT exam
XAT 2021 Important Dates
|XAT 2021 Events||XAT 2021 Dates|
|Registration process begins||First week of September, 2020|
|Registration process ends||Fourth week of November, 2020|
|Admit card download begins||Third week of December, 2020|
|XAT 2021 exam||First week of January, 2021|
|Result announcement||Second week of January, 2021|
|Admission cut off release||Third week of January, 2021|
|XLRI shortlisting||Fourth week of January, 2021|
XAT 2021 Registration Process
XAT application form will be available on the official website from the scheduled date. Interested candidates can apply for the exam by creating a login ID on the official website. Check XAT 2021 registration cum application process.
- Log on to the official website
- Click on ‘new user’ and create a login ID using email ID and phone number
- A unique XAT ID and registration link will be shared via registered email
- Log in again using the XAT ID to fill the application form
- Enter all the relevant details and upload scanned photograph and signature in prescribed dimension
- Review the application form and move to may fee payment
- Make fee payment via credit card, debit card or net banking to complete XAT registration process
XAT 2021 Application Fees
XAT registration fee is same for students belonging to all categories. Those opting for XLRI programme will have to pay additional amount of Rs 300 per course.
|Category||XAT Application Fee|
|XAT registration fee||Rs 1,700 (+ Rs 300 for XLRI programmes)|
|XAT registration fee (with late fee)||Rs 2,000 ( + Rs 500 for XLRI programmes)|
XAT Exam Pattern
XAT exam is conducted in online mode and the duration is 180 minutes. The candidates have to solve 99-100 questions in MCQ format. Take a look at the key features if XAT question paper and test structure.
|Number of sections||4 (Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge)|
|Duration of exam||180 minutes|
|Number of questions||99|
|XAT Exam Total Marks||100|
|Language of paper||English|
|Number of answer choices||4|
|Mode of examination||Online|
|XAT Marking scheme||+1 mark for correct answer- 0.25 marks for incorrect answer0.10 marks will be deducted for more than 8 un-attempted questionsNo negative marking in GK section|
XAT syllabus covers all the topics of Verbal Ability, Analytical Ability, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. Check key points of XAT syllabus 2021 below.
|Verbal and Logical Ability||There will be 26 questions in VA sectionImportant topics in this section include RC, FIB, CR, Poem, Analogy, Antonym and Parajumble|
|Decision Making||There will be 22 questions in Decision making sectionThe question asked in this section are situation-based|
|Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation||There will be 27 questions in this sectionImportant topics include: Arithmetic, Algebra, Co-ordinate Geometry, Data Sufficiency, Time Zone and Mixed Graph|
|General Knowledge||There will be 25 questions in General Knowledge sectionImportant topics include, History, Geography, Economy & Business, Current Affairs, Personality & Awards, Science & Technology|
XAT 2021 Admit Card
XAT admit card 2021 will be issued to registered candidates from the scheduled date. They can download their admit cards using their XAT login ID. Given below are the steps to follow to download the XAT 2021 admit card.
- Visit XAT website
- Click on ‘Login’ tab
- Enter XAT User ID, password and click on login
- Click on Admit Card/Hall Ticket tab
- Click on ‘Download’ and print your XAT admit card 2021
XAT 2021 is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam centre and will be available for download till the exam day.
XAT Result 2021
XAT result will be released in to form of scorecard containing each candidate’s sectional scores, sectional percentiles, overall score and overall percentile. Candidates can download XAT 2021 result from the official website. Given below are the steps to download XAT result cum scorecard
- Log on to XAT website
- Click on ‘Login’ and enter XAT ID
- Scorecard tab will appear on screen
- Click on scorecard tab to download your result
- Save a copy on desktop
XAT Cut Off Percentiles
XLRI releases XAT cut off percentiles for admission post the declaration of result. The cut offs are different for different courses. Check XAT 2020 cut offs below.
Business Management (BM)
XAT cut offs for HRM programme are different for engineering and non-engineering candidates. Check HRM cut offs of XAT 2020 below.
Human Resource Management (HRM): Male candidates
|XAT sections||Male Engineer||Male Non-Engineer|
Human Resource Management (HRM): Female candidates
|XAT sections||Female Engineer||Female Non-Engineer|