Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Exam Date: 01/07/2024 Exam State: All India Last Date: 31/12/2023

Exam Details

XAT 2024 is conducting by XLRI. For more than 72 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 160 institutes for the admission.

Applicants for XAT 2024 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. AIMS school Of Business (AIMS Institutes)          

3. Alliance University, Bengaluru

4. Amrita School of  Business, Coimbatore

5.  Amrita School of  Business, Amritapuri

6.  Amrita School of  Business, Bengaluru

7. Amrita School of  Business, Kochi

8. Amrita School of  Business, Amravati

9. Asia Pacific Institute of Management,  New Delh

10. ASBM University, Bhubaneswar

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

12. Balaji Institute of International Business, Pune

13. Balaji Institute of Management & HRD, Pune

14. Bennett University, Greater Noida

15. BFIT Group of Institutions, Dehradun

16. Bihar Agricultural University, Bhagalpur

17. Birla Institute of Management Technology, Bhubaneswar

18. Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida

19. Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani  

20. Bharathidasan Institute of Management , Tiruchirapalli

21. BML Munjal University, Gurugram

22. Centurion University of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar

23. Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna, Patna

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

25. CMS Business School,  Bengaluru             

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

27. Development Management Institute, Patna

28. Doon Business School, Dehradun

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

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

31. Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune              

32. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India. Dist. Gandhinagar

33. Firebird Institute of Research in Management, Coimbatore

34. FLAME University : School of Business, Dist Pune

35. FORE School of Management, New Delhi

36. Goa Business School, Goa University, Goa

37. GIBS B School,   Bengalur

38. Gitam Institute of Management, Vishakhapatnam

39. Goa Institute of Management, Goa

40. GNIOT Institute of Management Studies, Greater Noida              

41. Great Lakes Institute of Management,  Chennai               

42. GITAM Hyderabad Business School, Hyderabad

43. ICBM-School of Business Excellence, Hyderabad

44. IIHMR University, Jaipur

45. Indian Institute of Forest Management,  Bhopal

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

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

48. Institute for Technology and Management, Navi Mumbai

49. Institute of Insurance and Risk Management, Hyderabad

50. Institute Of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad

51. International Management Institute, New Delhi

52. International Management Institute, Bhubneshwar

53. International School of Management Patna, Patna

54. IMS Business School, Kolkata

55. Institute of Management Technology ( Dubai), Dubai - UAE

56. Institute of Management Technology (Hyderabad),

57. Hyderabad Institute of Management Technology (Nagpur), Nagpur 

58. Institute of Management Technology (Gaziabad), Gaziabad

59.  Institute of Rural Management Anand, Anand Gujrat

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

61.  International Institute of Management Studies, Pune

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

63. International School of Management Excellence, Bengaluru

64. ISBR Business School,  Bengaluru

65. Jagan Institute of Management Studies, New Delhi

66. Jagdish Sheth School of Management, Bengaluru

67. Kalinga University

 68. Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar

69.  K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai               

70. KIIT School of Management, Bhubaneswar

71. Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi

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

73.  M S Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bengaluru

74. MICA,   Ahmedabad

75. Myra School of Business, Mysuru

76. National Institute of Bank Management, Pune  

77. NSB Academy,  Bengaluru

78. NTPC School of Business (NSB), Noida   

79. New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi              

80. Praxis Business School, Kolkata

81. Prestige University, Indore

82. Presidency University, Bengaluru

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

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

85. Pune Institute of Business Management, Pune admission

86. Rajagiri Business School, Cochin

87. Shanti Business School,  Ahmedabad     

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

89. School of Business, Mody University, Lakshmangarh

90. SCMS Cochin School of Busines, Cochin

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

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

93. Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Management Sciences, Chennai

94. Sri Balaji University, Pune

95. SOIL,School of Business Design, Gururgram

96. Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Secunderabad

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

98. T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal

99. Taxila Business School,  Jaipur

100. Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Co-operative Management, Pune

101. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

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

103. Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad

XAMI Members:

1. Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai

2. Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago

3. St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR), Mumbai

4. St. Joseph's Institute of Management, Banglore

5. St.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology, Mangalore

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

7. Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar

8. Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Location: Banglore

9. Xavier Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

10. Xavier Institute of Development Action and Sciences (XIDAS), Jabalpur (M.P)

11. Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur

12. Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi

International Institute of Management Studies


XAT Exam: 07 January 2024 

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


Candidates should hold a recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline.

Those completing their final examination by January, 2024 may also apply.

All Indian candidates must appeared for XAT 2024

However NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu where in candidates have option of appearing for XAT 2024.

Past Question Papers

Previous year question Papers







Payment of fees: 

XAT Registration Fee (without late fee) - Rs. 2,100/- .

Candidates interested in XLRI programs needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 200/- each.

Indian Candidates applying for GMP through GMAT– Rs. 2,500/-

NRI/ Foreign Candidates applying for one or more programs through GMAT– Rs. 5,000/-

Admission process

Visit xatonline.in and clickon “Register for XAT 2024”enter Name, Date of Birth, Contact details and Emailid.

A system generated XATID and Password will be communicated to you through Email / SMS.

Candidateshould note down the XAT ID and Password for future communication.

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 Program(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.

Admit Card

Candidates may download the admit card from 20 December 2023 onwards from www.xatonline.in

Test Centres

XAT 2024 would be conducted across India in the following cities.
Agra, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad City (Maharashtra), Allahabad, Ambala, Amravati, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhatinda, Bhilai Nagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh/Mohali, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi-NCR, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Durgapur/Asansol, Ernakulam, Gandhinagar, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hooghly, Hubballi(Hubli), Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur,Jalandhar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kannur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kota, Kottayam, Kurnool, Lucknow, 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, Tejpur, Jorhat, Rajkot, Shillong, Naharlagun.

Important Dates

XAT 2024 Dates

XAT 2024

07 January 2024

XAT and XLRI registration ends

30 November 2023

Mode of exam


Admit card download

20 December 2023 Onward

Result declare

31 January 2024

XAT score card: Download

31 January to 31 March 2024

XAT Office,
XLRI, C H Area (East),
For More Information Please Visit: www.xlri.ac.in