Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Exam Date: 03/01/2021 Exam State: All India Last Date:

Exam Details

XAT 2021 is conducting by XLRI. For more than 70 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. The XAT score is being used by more than 150 institutes for the admission.

Applicants for XAT 2021 can choose to pay online using credit card / debit card / online banking.


About the Question Paper:

1. The computer-based exam will be only in English.

2. All the multiple-choice questions (MCQs) include five options with one correct option.

3. The Question Paper consists of a total of 100 questions.

4. The Question Paper consists of two-time bound parts:

A. Part 1 (165 minutes)

  • Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (26 questions)
  • Decision Making (21 questions)
  • Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation (28 questions)

B. Part 2 (15 minutes)

  • General Knowledge (25 questions)

5. Marks awarded for every correct answer: 1 mark

6. Marks deducted for every incorrect answer: 0.25 mark

7. Marks deducted for every unattempted question after 8 unattempted questions: 0.10 mark

8. Negative marking does not apply to General Knowledge questions.

9. PwD candidates will get extra time of 20 minutes per hour which results in extra time of 55 minutes for Part 1, and 5 minutes for Part 2.

10. The countdown timer at the top, right-hand side of the screen will display the time remaining, time available for you to complete the examination for the part of the question paper you are answering (Part 1/Part 2).

11. On the completion of 165 minutes, the timer will reach zero, and Part 1 will be locked. You will be moved to Part 2, i.e., the General Knowledge section of the Question Paper. You are not allowed to leave the test lab before the completion of the test.

12. PwD candidates are allowed to submit their answers at any point of time between 165 and 220 minutes for Part 1, and between 15 and 20 minutes for Part 2. So, a PwD candidate may leave the lab anytime between 180 and 240 minutes.


XAT Associate Members

1. ABBS School of Management, Bengaluru

2. Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences, Bengaluru             

3. Alliance University, Bengaluru

4. Amrita School of  Business, Coimbatore

5. Asia Pacific Institute of Management,  New Delh

6. Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneswar

7. Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM), Pune

8. Balaji Institute of International Business, Pune

9. Balaji Institute of Management & HRD, Pune

10. BFIT Group of Institutions, Dehradun

11. Birla Institute of Management Technology, Bhubaneswar

12. Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida

13. Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani     

14. BML Munjal University, Gurugram

15. Centurion University of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar

16. Chandragupt Institute of Management,  Patna 

17. Christ Institute of Management, Lavasa (Christ University), Pune             

18. CMS Business School,  Bengaluru             

19. Christ (Deemed to be University),  Delhi NCR     

20. Development Management Institute, Patna

21. Doon Business School, Dehradun

22. Dr. D.Y. Patil B-School, Pune       

23. Dr. Karippa school of Art and Design Management,  Bengaluru  

24. Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune              

25. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India. Dist. Gandhinagar

26. FLAME University : School of Business, Dist Pune

27. FORE School of Management, New Delhi

28. Goa Business School, Goa University, Goa

29. GIBS B School,   Bengalur

30. Gitam Institute of Management, Vishakhapatnam

31. GNIOT Institute of Management Studies, Greater Noida              

32. Great Lakes Institute of Management,  Chennai               

33. GITAM Hyderabad Business School, Hyderabad

34. ICBM-School of Business Excellence, Hyderabad

35. IFIM Business School, Bengaluru              

36.  IIHMR University, Jaipur

37. Indian Institute of Forest Management,  Bhopal

38. Indus Business Academy (IBA, Bengaluru), Bengalur

39. IFMR Graduate School of Business, Krea University, Chittoor

40. Institute for Technology and Management, Navi Mumbai

41. Institute of Insurance and Risk Management, Hyderabad

42. IMS Business School, Kolkata

43. Institute of Management Technology ( Dubai), Dubai – UAE

44. Institute of Management Technology ( Hyderabad), Hyderabad

45. Institute of Management Technology ( Nagpur), Nagpur

46. Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad), Ghaziabad

47. Institute of Rural Management , Anand

48. International Academy of Management & Entrepreneurship (IAME),  Bengaluru

49. International Institute of Management Studies,  Pune    

50. International School of Business & Media,Pune(ISB&M),  Pune

51. International School of Management Excellence, Bengaluru

52. ISBR Business School, Bengaluru              

53. Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar

54.  K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai               

55. KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar

56.  Mittal School of Business,Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Distt.Kapurthala

57.  M S Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bengaluru

58. MICA,   Ahmedabad

59. Myra School of Business, Mysuru

60. National Institute of Bank Management, Pune  

61. NSB Academy,  Bengaluru

62. NTPC School of Business (NSB), Noida   

63. New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi              

64. Praxis Business School, Kolkata

65. Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research               , Mumbai

66. Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Bengaluru

67. Pune Institute of Business Management, Pune admission

68.  Rajagiri Business School, Cochin

69. Shanti Business School,  Ahmedabad     

70. School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar,

71. SCMS Cochin School of Business, Cochin

72. School of Management & Entrepreneurship, Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida

73. Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysuru

74. Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Management Sciences, Chennai

75. Sri Balaji University, Pune

76. SOIL,School of Business Design, Gururgram 

77. Suryadatta Institutes of Management (SIMMC/SIBMT/SuryaduttaPGDM), Pune             

78. T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal

79. Taxila Business School,  Jaipur

80. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

81. Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad      

82. Woxsen School of Business


XAMI Members:

Loyola Institute of Business Administration

  • Location: Chennai

St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR)

  • Location: Mumbai

St. Joseph's Institute of Management  

  • Location: Banglore

St.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology

  • Location: Mangalore      

Xavier Business School (XBS), St.Xavier'sUniversity

  • Location: Kolkata

Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University         

  • Location: Bhubaneswar

Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship

  • Location: Banglore

Xavier Institute of Management & Research      

  • Location: Mumbai

Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur

  • Location: M.P

XLRI Xavier School of Management

  • Location: Jamshedpur

Xavier Institute of Social Service               

  • Location: Ranchi




XAT Exam : Jan 03, 2021, Sunday

XAT Timing : 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM


Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline.

Those completing their final examination by June, 2021 may also apply.

All Indian candidates must appeared for XAT 2021

However NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu where in candidates have option of appearing for XAT 2021).

Past Question Papers

Previous year question Papers






Payment of fees: 

“XAT Application fee – Rs. 1750/- Candidates interested in XLRI program need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each.

Indian Candidate only for GMP through GMAT fee – Rs. 2500/-

NRI and Foreign for one or more program fee – Rs. 5000/-

Admission process

Visit xatonline.in and clickon “Register for XAT 2021”enter Name, Date of Birth,Contact details and Emailid. A system generated XATID and Password will becommunicated to you throughEmail / SMS. Candidateshould note down the XATID and Password for futurecommunication.

In case the candidate is unable to complete the application form in one go, he / she can save the data already entered by choosing "SAVE AND NEXT" tab. Visually Impaired candidates should fill the application form carefully and verify the same before the final submission.

Candidates are advised to fill the form carefully and verify the details before the final submission. No changes will be entertained after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON.

Candidate's Name / Father's Name / Mother's Name etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/ Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any  change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.

Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines.

Candidates can proceed to fill other details of the Application Form.

Candidate interested for XLRI Programme(s) can apply through XAT or GMAT.

Select XAT TEST City. 

Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT.

Modify details, if required, and click on 'FINAL SUBMIT' ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.

Click on 'Payment' Tab and proceed for payment.

Click on 'Submit' button.

Test Centres

Agra, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad City (Maharashtra), Allahabad, Ambala, Amravati, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhatinda, Bhilai Nagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bokaro Steel City, Chandigarh/Mohali, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi-NCR, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Durgapur/Asansol, Ernakulam, Gandhinagar, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hooghly, Hubballi(Hubli), Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kannur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kota, Kottayam, Kurnool, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysuru(Mysore), Nagpur, Nashik, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Roorkee, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Siliguri, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram Tiruchirappalli, Tirupathi, Tiruvallur, Udaipur, Udupi Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal.

Important Dates

XAT 2021 Dates

XAT 2021

03 January 2021

XAT and XLRI Registration

12 September 2020- 30 November 2020

Mode of exam


Admit card download

21 December 2020 Onward

Result declare

31 January and 31 March 2021.

XAT Score Card : Download

21 December 2020 onward


GMAT Registration End Date (BM,HRM,GMP & FPM): January 15, 2021

GRE score validity: (taken from December 1, 2015, to December 31, 2020

XAT Office,
XLRI, C H Area (East),

For More Information Please Visit: www.xlri.ac.in