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XAT 2023 - Exam Date (January 8), Registration, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

Updated By Tiyasa Khanra on 10 Aug, 2022 10:18

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About XAT 2023 (Registrations begin on August 10)

XAT 2023 registration has begun on August 10, 2022. The last date to apply for the XAT 2023 exam is November 30, 2022 (till midnight). Applicants must check the XAT 2023 eligibility criteria before they begin filling out the application form. The XAT 2023 exam will be conducted on January 8, 2023. The XAT 2023 admit card is expected to be out on December 24, 2022. Only registered candidates can download the XAT 2023 admit card. The last date to download the XAT 2023 admit card is January 8, 2023. XAT 2023 results are scheduled for January 20, 2023. 

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XAT 2023 Registration Begins on Aug 10: Steps to Apply, Documents Required

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national-level examination conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, for the aspirants of management studies all over the nation. XLRI Jamshedpur conducts XAT on behalf of the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). More than 150 institutes use the XAT score for providing admission to their management programs. Candidates appearing in the examination will have to score well to crack good management institutions for their desired courses. Candidates must know the list of participating colleges so that they may prepare for it accordingly. It is also important to remember that the cut-off of a top-ranked B-School will be more than that of the others. Therefore, to get to the top college, preparation for XAT becomes very important. To do so candidates can go through the 'How to Prepare' section and check out a strategical plan to crack XAT.

Preparation for an all-India level examination must include practicing XAT mock tests and previous years’ question papers. This will help candidates in understanding the exam pattern and structure of XAT, making the preparation plan smooth and easy. A good preparation plan also includes knowing and following the rules and regulations prescribed by XLRI, so that candidates do not miss out on important points fall into any kind of misconduct, and lose their candidature by any means.

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XAT 2023 Exam Highlights

Following are the key features/highlights of XAT 2023.

Exam Name

Xavier Aptitude Test

Conducting Body

XLRI Jamshedpur

Exam Date

January 1, 2023

Mode of Exam


Exam Duration

3 hours




National Level

Application Fee (General)

  • INR 1800
  • INR 2000 (Late fee)

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What's New in XAT 2023

The following changes were made by XLRI in XAT last year. These changes may be retained or the institute may switch to the original version of the exam. Details will be available after the official notification is released.

  • XAT was changed to a computer-based test (CBT) from PBT.

  • XAT application fee is Rs.1800.

  • XAT test timings were changed. The exam was held from 9:30 am-12:30 pm instead of 10 am- 1 pm.

  • XAT was conducted in a single slot.

  • There was no essay writing test in XAT.

  • The total number of questions has increased from 99 to 100.

  • All questions in XAT were changed to MCQ type.

  • The GK section was not considered for percentile calculation.

  • NAT questions without negative marking were introduced.

  • There was a negative marking of 1/4 for every wrong answer. 

  • 1 mark was awarded for every correct answer.

  • There was no negative marking for the GK section in Part 2. 

  • The visually impaired candidates with scribe were given extra 25 minutes to solve Part 1 of the exam.

  • All the MCQ questions had five options with one correct option.

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XAT 2023 Important Dates

Check the important dates for XAT 2023 given in the table below.


XAT & XLRI Registration Process Start Date

August 10, 2022 (Started)

Registration Process End Date 

November 30, 2022

XAT 2023 Admit Card Release

December 24, 2022 (Expected)

XAT 2023 Exam Date

January 8, 2023 (9:30 AM to 12:40 PM)

XAT 2023 Official Answer Key and Response Sheet

Second week of January 2023

Updated XAT 2023 Official Answer Key

Third week of January 2023

XAT 2023 Result Date

January 20, 2023

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All About XAT 2023

The XAT examination is usually held around January every year. A large number of students who wish to do pursue Management courses from Xavier Labour Relation Institute must know all about XAT 2023. Here is a quick overview of all the sections of the XAT 2023 examination. 

What is XAT?

XAT or the Xavier Aptitude Test is a national level examination conducted for candidates who wish to do management courses from Xavier Labour Relation Institute, Jamshedpur (XLRI), and other institutes that consider XAT scores for PG management admissions. The XAT 2023 is a computer-based entrance examination and more than 75000 candidates appear for this exam every year. The scores of XAT 2023 will be accepted by XLRI Jamshedpur also by some of the B-Schools all over India. XAT 2023 has undergone certain changes which have been denoted here read to know more. 

XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

There are no specific age criteria for MBA courses through XAT 2023 because MBA can be done at any age. Candidates will have to be graduate from any discipline from any recognized University. A candidate who applies for XAT 2023 must check the XAT 2023 Eligibility criteria before applying for the examination. Candidates who are appearing for the final year can also appear for this examination providing a providential certificate or mark sheet of the previous year. 

XAT 2023 Admit Card

XAT 2023 applicants must download the XAT 2023 Admit Card from the official site of XLRI. The XAT 2023 admit card will be available on the official site three weeks before the exam is to be held. If the applicants wish to download the XAT 2023 admit card, then they will have to log in with the password and view the XAT admit card to check the contents of the admit card. If there are no discrepancies found in the XAT 2023 admit card, then the candidates can download it.

XAT 2023 Application Form 

The applicants of XAT 2023 must first register themselves on the official website of XAT 2023 then fill up the application form. The XAT application cum registration process starts from August every year and goes on till November. Candidates will have the option to choose the city of their choice to choose the centre as near as possible.

XAT 2023 Exam Pattern

The XAT 2023 is an MCQ-based examination. The question paper is objective-based. There will be 4 sections in the XAT 2023 exam pattern. Earlier the duration of XAT used to be 3.5 hours, but now it has been reduced to 3 hours. The number of questions keeps on changing every year.

XAT 2023 Syllabus

XAT 2023 syllabus must be found out before starting with the preparation for XAT 2023. Applicants will have to make a strategy to cover the XAT 2023 syllabus. We have discussed the XAT 2023 syllabus here along with the best-recommended books for XAT 2023. 

XAT Previous Year Question Paper

We have given out the previous year's question papers for XAT for the candidates of XAT 2023. The XAT 2023 question papers are an important part of the preparation for XAT 2023. More practice of XAT old question papers will make the candidates well habituated with the XAT exam pattern and syllabus. 

XAT 2023 Cut-Off 

The XAT 2023 cut-off score is the mark that one has to score to qualify for the XAT 2023 Admission Process. The XAT 2023 cut-off varies for all the categories such as reserved category and economically backward classes. Often there is a women quota also, which has a different cut-off from other general reservations. 

XAT 2023 Results

The XAT 2023 results are expected to be announced within three weeks from the date of the examination. Candidates can request for scorecard by paying Rs.300 to the exam conducting body for a hard copy of the XAT 2023 scorecard. After the release of the XAT 2023 result, the XAT 2023 cut-off will be declared.

XAT 2023 Answer Key

After the XAT 2023 is held, XLRI Jamshedpur will give out the XAT 2023 answer key after the examination. The XAT 2023 provisional answer will be released first and then if the candidates raise any issue then the exam conducting body recruits for the scrutiny and then finally releases the XAT 2023 final answer key.

XAT 2023 Selection Process

The XAT 2023 Selection process will start in February after the XAT 2023 result is declared. The XAT 2023 selection process includes a Group Discussion and Personal Interview of the XAT 2023. Through this process, the candidates of XAT 2023 also choose the best colleges affiliated to XLRI or the institutes which accept the score of XAT 2023.

XAT 2023 Participating Colleges

The XAT 2023 participating colleges can be chosen through the XAT 2023 selection Process. The XAT 2023 test-takers will be able to choose the best colleges out of the ones which are affiliated to XAT 2023 or the institutes which consider the XAT 2023 score.

XAT 2023 Exam Timings

XAT 2023 is expected to be conducted in a single slot in the 1st week of January 2022. Going by the previous year trends, the exam will be held from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.

XAT 2023 Conducting Body

XLRI was founded in 1949 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and is based in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India. XLRI began by offering courses for management and trade unions in 1949 before setting up a two-year, full-time program in industrial welfare in 1953. In 1955, it took on the name Xavier Labor Relations Institute and became India's oldest business management school.

XAT 2023 Exam Centers

XAT 2023 is likely to be held in 72 cities in India. The candidates will be required to fill one XAT Test City in the application form. The following list of cities is based on the list of exam centres for XAT 2022. You must wait for the official notification to know the exam centres for XAT 2023.



















Greater Noida




























XAT 2022 International Exam Centres: Dubai and Kathmandu

XAT 2023 Contact Details


The Chairperson Admission
XLRI, C. H. Area (East)
Jamshedpur - 831001
Jharkhand, India


+91 6576653203/ 3204/ 3205

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FAQs about XAT

Does any IIM accept XAT score?

No, all the IIMs accepts the scores of CAT examination. Candidates will have to score well in CAT examination in order to get admission at any IIM.

When will XAT 2022 be conducted?

XAT 2022 exam will be conducted on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Who is the conducting body of XAT 2022?

Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur is the conducting body of XAT 2022.

How many candidates appear for XAT?

Around 90,000 to 1 lakh students appear for XAT every year. The number of XAT test-takers in XAT 2022 is expected to be around 1 lakh.

What is the XAT full form?

The full form of XAT is Xavier Aptitude Test. It is conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) for admissions to its post graduate management programmes.

Does XLRI accept CAT score?

No, XLRI does not accept CAT scores. You will have to appear for XAT instead of CAT to get admission in XLRI.

Why is XAT conducted?

XAT is a common admission test conducted for admission in the MBA/ PGDM Program offered at XLRI and other top MBA colleges.

Is XAT tougher than CAT?

Many candidates consider XAT to be a more difficult exam than CAT. The Quantitative Aptitude section of XAT is very difficult to attempt as compared to CAT as per experts as well as students who appear for the exam.

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