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XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria - Check Qualifications, Age Limit, Course-Wise Criteria

Updated By Tiyasa Khanra on 09 Aug, 2022 12:50

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XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams conducted nationally for aspirants who wish to do MBA and PGDM courses from a reputed B-School of India. Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpurconducts this examination every year. Interested candidates can apply for XAT 2023 through its official website. But before applying for it, candidates are recommended to know the XAT eligibility criteria 2023. It is important for candidates to know the detailed eligibility criteria of XAT 2023 as it will help them to know whether they can apply for the entrance exam or not. Checking the XAT eligibility criteria 2023 must be the first step towards applying for XAT. After checking eligibility norms candidates must check how to apply details and procedures. XAT 2023 eligibility criteria have remained the same over the years. No changes in the XAT eligibility criteria 2023 have been reported so far by XLRI.

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The XAT eligibility criteria 2023 mainly define the age limit, required educational background, nationality, reservation policy, etc. As far as XAT is concerned there is no age limit for the aspirants. Candidates with results awaited or final year of graduation can also apply for XAT 2023. Check out more details related to the XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria given below.

XAT 2023 Exam Dates

XAT 2023 official dates will be released by XLRI along with the notification for the exam. A tentative timetable for XAT 2023 can be checked below.



XAT 2023 Application Starts

August 10, 2022

XAT 2023 Application Closes

November 30, 2022

XAT 2023 Exam Date

January 8, 2023

Colleges Accepting Exam XAT :

XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria - Highlights

  • Candidates should have done their bachelor's degree of a minimum of 3 years duration from any recognized university or institute.

  • Those candidates who will complete their final year examination by the stipulated deadline may also appear for XAT 2023 exam.

  • Only Indian, Dubai and Kathmandu candidates can apply directly for XAT Exam 2023. While NRI and Foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score.

  • There is no minimum percentage in Bachelor's Degree required for the XAT Exam 2023.

  • There is no age limit prescribed to appear in the XAT 2023 exam.

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XAT 2023 Educational Qualification

The minimum educational qualification required to be eligible for XAT 2023 is a bachelor's degree of a minimum of 3 years in duration. Candidates from any stream who meet this criterion can apply for this exam. Additionally, the bachelor's degree must have been issued by a recognized university or institute.

XAT 2023 Minimum Percentage Criteria

There is no minimum percentage specified for candidates to apply for XAT 2023. Candidates can apply for XAT 2023 if they have a passing score in the qualifying course are satisfy all of the other conditions mandatory to be eligible for XAT 2023.

Procedure to Convert Grades into Percentage for XAT 2023

Since there are no minimum percentage criteria for XAT 2023, candidates whose mark sheets are in grades instead of percentages do not have to follow any additional steps to convert the same. However, the college opted for by the candidate may have specific requirements regarding the percentage score of the candidate. In such cases, candidates must follow the procedure specified by their college for converting grades into marks. Generally, colleges accept the process specified by the candidate's qualifying university for the same.

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XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria for Final Year Students

Candidates who are studying in the final year of their degree courses or are awaiting their final year results are also eligible to apply for XAT 2023. Such candidates can be granted provisional admission through XAT 2023. However, such candidates will be required to provide their educational certificates and mark sheets before the commencement of the programme or meet any other criteria specified by their chosen college.

XAT 2023 Age Limit

XLRI has not specified any upper age limit for XAT 2023. Candidates of all ages are eligible to fill out the XAT 2023 Application Form provided that they satisfy all of the other eligibility criteria.

XAT 2023 Reservation Policy

XAT 2023 does not have a caste-based reservation policy for any candidates. SC, ST, OBC, PwD, and EWS candidates applying for XAT 2023 have to apply for unreserved seats in XLRI colleges. However, other colleges accepting XAT 2023 Scores may specify or follow their reservation policy. Candidates must confirm the college details before applying.

XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria for General/ NC-OBC/ SC/ ST/ PwD Category Candidates

XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria for all category is the same as that of XAT 2023 General Eligibility Criteria. No separate eligibility criteria or provision for relaxation has been provided in XAT 2023 for candidates belonging to NC-OBC, SC, ST, PwD or any other category.

XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria for NRIs and Foreign Candidates

NRI and Foreign students who wish to take admission to XLRI must apply through their GMAT scores. Candidates must note that the candidate must have appeared for GMAT between December 1, 2020, and December 31, 2022, for their score to be considered valid. Additionally, NRI and Foreign candidates will have to register for XAT 2023 as well but they will not be required to appear for the exam.

XAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria for XLRI Courses

After appearing for XAT 2023, candidates have the option to apply for admission to 11 member colleges of XLRI. Let’s check out the course-wise eligibility criteria and determining factors required for the programs offered by XLRI.

Business Management (BM) and Human Resource Management (HRM)

  • Candidates interested in taking admission in BM and HRM must have a valid XAT scorecard along with a 3-year Bachelor's degree from any recognized university or institute.

  • Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in a management course will be a plus point at the time of the Selection Process of XAT 2023.

  • Candidates who are completing their final exams by June 10, 2023, are also eligible to apply.

  • The total number of seats offered by XLRI in these two programs is 180 each.

General Management Programme (GMP)

  • GMP candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in India or 5 years of managerial/ supervisory experience.

  • Candidates can apply through either XAT 2023 or GMAT scores.

  • 180 seats in the one-year GMP program are available for aspirants.

XAT 2023 Campus Eligibility - XLRI Jamshedpur VS XLRI Delhi VS XIMB Odisha

Given below is a comparison of the campus-wise eligibility criteria for XAT 2023.

XLRI Jamshedpur

XLRI Delhi

XIMB Bhubaneswar


  • Min. 3 years recognized bachelor's degree or equivalent.

  • Indian candidates can apply through XAT. NRI/ Foreign Candidates can apply through GMAT or XAT.


  • Min. 3 years recognized bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Min. 5 years of managerial/ supervisory experience by March 31, 2023.

MBA  - Business Management

  • Min. 3-years recognized bachelor's degree or equivalent in any stream.

  • 55% aggregate marks in the qualifying course.

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FAQs about XAT Eligibility

Is XAT 2022 eligibility criteria same for all the courses offered at XLRI?

No, there will be different eligibility criteria for XAT 2022 depending on the course opted for by the candidate.

Is the eligibility criteria of XAT 2022 the same for all categories?

Yes, the eligibility criteria of XAT 2022 will remain the same for all categories.

Is internship/ Articleship counted as work experience for XAT 2022 exam eligibility?

Internships and Articleships are not counted as work experience for XAT 2022 eligibility.

Can NRI candidates apply for XAT 2022?

No, NRI candidates cannot appear for XAT 2022. NRI candidates will be granted admission to XLRI based on GMAT scores.

What is the minimum qualifying marks for XAT 2022?

There are no minimum qualifying marks for XAT 2022. Any candidate who has completed a bachelor's degree may apply for XAT 2022.

Is the work experience before graduation counted for XAT 2022 eligibility?

No, the general eligibility criteria is the same for XLRI and XAT. Candidates must have scored good marks in XAT to get admission at XLRI.

Can a final year candidate apply for XAT 2022?

Yes, he can apply for XAT 2021. Besides this, those who are waiting for the result may also apply for XAT 2021.

What is the minimum age limit to apply for XAT 2022?

There is no age limit to apply for XAT 2022.

What is the eligibility criteria for XAT 2022?

Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree examination from any recognized institution to be eligible for XAT 2022.

By registering and paying for XAT 2022, am I eligible for XLRI and other Associate Member Institutes?

Each institution independently decides the weightage that has to be given to each of the test components on the basis of its needs. XLRI does not play any role in the selection of candidates in other institutes.

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