XAT 2019 Notification: All about Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Important dates and Admit Card

Jan 3, 2019 11:32 IST
XAT 2019

XAT 2019 is a popular MBA entrance exam which is conducted by XAMI / Xavier Association of Management Institutes along with XLRI / Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur. This year XAT 2019 will conducted on January 6, 2019 in computer based format. The registrations for XAT Exam will commence from Monday August 20, 2018 and will extend till November 30, 2018. The XAT 2019 Exam is very important for MBA aspirants, as XAT score is accepted by nearly 150 B-schools across India, including some top MBA colleges in India such as XLRI, TAPMI and SPIJMR. Being such a crucial MBA entrance test, it is very important for the candidates appearing for the exam to understand all the aspects related to the XAT 2019 exam in detail. These include XAT 2019 eligibility criteria, syllabus, XAT exam analysis, tips and tricks to crack XAT entrance test and others.

To provide candidates with a comprehensive overview of the XAT 2019 exam and all the aspects associated with it, we have listed all the key information about the MBA entrance test below. Candidates can go through them below to understand the XAT exam pattern and plan their preparation strategy for the B-school test accordingly.

Eligibility Criteria for XAT 2019

XAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria is very important aspect that each candidate appearing for the MBA entrance test must evaluate in great detail. XLRI / XAMI has prescribed very liberal eligibility criteria for candidates appearing for XAT 2019. Also, the exam-conducting authority tends to keep the eligibility unchanged for most years, which is great relief for candidates. To appear for XAT 2019 exam, a candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree. Other details about XAT exam eligibility criteria can be found in the detailed article given below:

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How to Register for XAT 2019?

After deciding to appear for XAT 2019 exam, the next step for MBA aspirants is the online registration for MBA entrance test. As per the general annual trend, the XAT 2019 online registration process begins from August 20, 2018. The online registration process happens online on the official website of XAT i.e. There are different stages in the XAT application process which include online registration on the website, uploading relevant documents, filling up the XAT application form and payment of XAT 2019 fee. To get the detailed, step-by-step overview of the XAT 2019 registration process, you can visit the below-given link.

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Syllabus of XAT 2019

Understanding the XAT 2019 syllabus is pivotal when it comes to cracking the MBA entrance test. Although, XLRI or XAMI doesn’t release any official XAT syllabus for the exam, over the years, experts and MBA gurus who have been analysing the XAT Exam have figured out the topics from which questions are asked in the XAT exam. The topics range from five main sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation, Verbal and Logical Reasoning, Decision Making, General Knowledge and Essay Writing.

In-depth understanding of the XAT 2019 syllabus will help candidates to design an effective strategy for XAT 2019 exam which enables them to attempt and answer maximum number of questions and improve their XAT 2019 score. For the detailed analysis of XAT 2019 syllabus, you can read the below given article.

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Exam Pattern of XAT Exam

XAT Exam Pattern also plays a key role in developing an in-depth understanding about the type, style and format of the questions that are going to be asked in the MBA entrance test. Unlike every year, XAT 2019 exam pattern has taken a turn. The XAT exam will carry four sections like other MBA exams. There is no Subjective Answer Question section or Essay writing section for the aspirants to test their aptitude. The exam will be conducted Candidates would be given 180 minutes to answer the questions instead of 210 minutes. For the detailed analysis of XAT 2019 Exam pattern along with the key changes in the number of questions, please refer to the below given article link.

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XAT Exam Analysis

Another important factor for XAT 2019 preparation is to understand the general trend of the last few years’ question papers to analyse the type, style and format of the questions being asked. Over the years, experts have analysed the XAT 2019 Exam paper in order to figure out the Exam pattern of the MBA entrance test. In the last few years, candidates have witnessed that the XAT 2019 has grown more convenient for non-engineering background students, as the focus on Quantitative Aptitude has been brought down significantly. On the other hand, the number of questions from Verbal Ability and Reasoning has seen a steady rise in the overall exam pattern. Such trends tell us the key focus areas which a candidate must prepare well for to score well in XAT 2019 Exam. You can find the detailed analysis of last two year of XAT 2019 exam paper below.

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Test Centres for XAT 2019

Being a very important test for MBA aspirants, XAT 2019 is conducted at nearly 47 test centres and cities across the country. In addition to this, there are also two international centres i.e. Kathmandu in Nepal and Dubai in UAE where candidates can appear for the test. Selection of the right XAT 2019 test centre is pivotal for the candidates as getting preferred test centre would drastically reduce the travel time for them on the exam day. To know all the test centre and find out the XAT test city which is nearest to you, please refer to the article given below.

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Admit Card of XAT Exam

XAT 2019 Admit Card is generally released by XLRI in the month of December. The general trend dictates that the XAT admit card is generally released in the third week of the month through the official website i.e. Admit Card for XAT 2019 exam contains important information that is very valuable to the candidate on the examination day. This includes personal information like name, date of birth as well as exam related information like test centre address and the XAT ID and application number. Candidates can refer to the link given below to understand all the different information that needs to be cross-verified in XAT Admit Card 2019.

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XAT 2018 Result

XLRI takes around three to four weeks to release XAT Exam result, post the completion of the test. This year, XAT Exam result is expected to come out on January 31st. Similar to all other important information, even XAT 2019 Result will be made available to the test-takers online on the official website i.e. On the day of XAT Result, candidates can visti the official website and check the outcome of their hard work easily. The XAT 2019 Result is generally released in the last week of January every year. However, last year due to technical glitches, the XAT test was re-conducted at a few test centres. This led to postponement of XAT Result. The XAT 2018 Result last year was declared on 11th February 2018. To know the step-by-step process to check XAT Result, please visit the below given link.

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List of Institutes accepting XAT Score

XAT 2019 is a very important MBA entrance test for the aspirants, as the XAT 2019 score will be accepted by nearly 150 MBA colleges in India, including some of the top B-schools like XLRI, SPIJMR and TAPMI. These B-schools use XAT 2019 score to select and shortlist candidates for further screening process for MBA admissions. To know the detailed list of MBA colleges accepting XAT score, please refer to the link given below.

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Important Dates for XAT 2019

Keeping track of such an important MBA entrance exam is very important for MBA aspirants. The XAT 2019 exam cycle is quite long and begins in the month of August with the start of online registration process on official website In addition to this, there are XAT 2019 important dates like XAT admit card date, XAT exam date and XAT Result date. To help aspirant keep track of these important XAT 2019 dates, we would be keeping the below given table updated regularly. Candidates can keep visiting this page to get the new dates, as and when they are notified by XLRI or Xavier Association of Management Institutes.

XAT 2019 Exam Event

Tentative Date

XAT 2019 online registration begins

August 20, 2018

XAT 2019 application process ends (without late fee)

November 30, 2018

XAT 2019 application deadline (with late fee)

December 15, 2018

XAT 2019 Admit Card Download

December 22, 2018

XAT 2019 Exam Date

January 6, 2019

XAT 2019 Result

January 31, 2019 (Tentative)

XAT 2019 - Tips to Crack Exam

XAT 2019 is a tough exam to crack and candidates will have to put their ‘best foot forward’ in order to achieve good XAT score to qualify in the shortlist of top MBA colleges in India. In addition to the section-wise preparation for the XAT exam, candidates will also need a few tips and tricks up their sleeve in order to do well in the MBA entrance test. If you are also looking for a few simple ways in which you can prepare for XAT 2019 exam and improve your chances of getting into your dream B-school, you can follow the XAT exam tips and tricks given in the articles below:

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XLRI Placement

XAT 2019 is considered to be the gateway to XLRI / Xavier Labour Relations Institute – which is termed as one of the best MBA colleges in India, apart from IIMs. Apart from excellent management education, the B-school is also popular among the MBA aspirants because of the excellent placement infrastructure and salary packages it draws from top corporate brands in the industry. Over the years, XLRI placement packages have improved drastically, be it median salary or average salary. To understand the XLRI Placement trends of last few years, you can check out the placement reports given below.

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XAT 2019 is a key MBA entrance test in the annual MBA exam calendar for every aspirant. Therefore, candidates needs to know and understand all the different aspects related to XAT 2019 exam before actually starting the preparation process for the test. For comprehensive details about other MBA entrance exams, you can visit

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