It will have four sections (i) Verbal and Logical Ability (ii) Decision Making (iii) Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (iv) General Knowledge. The marks of General Knowledge will not be used for determining the percentile and cut off at first stage of selection.
The duration of the test will be of three and a half hours (3 ½), from 10:00am to 01:30pm on Sunday, 8th January, 2017.
Dr. Munish Thakur, Chairperson-Admissions at XLRI and XAT Convener commented, “XAT, though one of the oldest competitive examinations in the country, has always kept pace with the cutting edge testing methodology. XAT’s multidimensional testing framework is designed to meaningfully assess the aptitude of candidates for future business success. We follow the pen & paper format, in order to ensure equal opportunity to all candidates. The examination focuses on multi-dimensional examination structure and fairness, to assess aptitude of future business leaders.”
“XLRI has been conducting XAT on behalf of XAMI. For over 60 years, XLRI has been conducting XAT on an all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. The XAT score is considered for admission by more than 150 B-Schools across India,” Dr. Munish Thakur further added.
This year, XAT will be conducted from 47 centers all across India that will include the cities - Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Surat, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam. The test will be held in two international cities of Dubai and Kathmandu.
Candidates holding recognized Bachelors degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline or students completing their final examination by June 10, 2017 are eligible to appear for XAT 2017. NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score.
Apart from XLRI and 11 XAT Member Institutes, more than 150 B-schools across India accept the scores of XAT exam as part of their admission criteria. Some of the other top B-schools accepting the XAT scores are: S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai; MIT Pune's, MIT School of Telecom Management; Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), Ahmedabad; Goa Institute of Management; Great Lakes Institute of Management, Tamilnadu; TAPMI, Manipal; NIIT University, Neemrana, Rajasthan; School of Management, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar; Flame School of Business, Pune; BULMIM, New Delhi; Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi; IFMR, Chennai; WeSchool, Mumbai; Jaipuria Institutes of Management; Gitam Institute of Management, Vishakhapatnam; Globsyn Business School, Kolkata amongst others.
The details of XAT 2017 are to be available at http://xatonline.net.in/.
XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the ‘steel city’ of Jamshedpur (http://www.xlri.ac.in).