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XAT (XAT - 2017)

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XAT FAQ

Q - Which are the best B-Schools which allows the admission on basis of XAT score?

A -

Some of the best B-Schools which offer the admission on basis of XAT score in their PG programs are listed below.

  • XLRI- Jamshedpur
  • P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai
  • GIM-Goa
  • TAPMI-Manipal
  • XIM- Bhubaneswar
  • LIBA-Chennai
  • IMT-Ghaziabad
  • Welingkar- Mumbai
  • IFMR-Chennai.

Counselling Process

Selection Process in B - Schools accepting XAT Score
Selection Process in B - Schools accepting XAT Score
Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT is the second largest test taken by the admission seekers of MBA programme. More than 100 B-schools take this test and the many of them are in the top bracket. Of these ...

How to Prepare

XAT is the second most popular MBA Entrance Test in India. More than 100 MBA institutes, including the XLRI, XIM, XIME, XISS and many other top-rung institutes, use the test score as a primary screening tool for admission to their MBA courses. Most candidates for the CAT also undertake preparation for the XAT as it opens the gates to some of the most reputed MBA institutes in India. 

You need to handle your XAT preparation in a planned manner to succeed by getting a good score. Here, we will try to provide you XAT preparation tips for the written part.

Successful XAT preparation necessitates that you be familiar with the test and study as per a plan, supplemented by enough XAT practice tests. It would not be easy to quantify the number of hours you require for XAT preparation as people differ in their academic profiles, previous XAT preparation, and subject proficiency. Therefore, it would be impractical to have a one-size-fits-all XAT preparation plan, which suits everyone. Your XAT preparation plan will depend on familiarity, time and learning speed. Actually, how to prepare for XAT is a subjective question as the preparation for XAT has to be customized in each case.

For Paper-1, your XAT preparation requires you to be comfortable with four major test domains: Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation and Decision Making. 

  • Quantitative Ability contains questions on numbers, algebra, geometry, sets, functions, algebraic equations, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, mensuration, probability, profit-loss, simple interest, time-calendar, surds and indices, linear equations, quadrilaterals and polygons, progressions - A.P., G.P., H.P.
  • Verbal Ability contains questions based on Reading Comprehension passages, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, Verbal Analogies, Fill in the Blanks and Vocabulary Usage. This part of the XAT preparation puts great store by extensive good reading on your part.
  • Data Interpretation features some questions on graphs, charts, and tables.
  • The Decision Making segment contains a mix of questions on Tables and Caselets, Probability, Linear Arrangements, Puzzles, Blocks, Sequential Arrangements etc.


XAT Preparation Tips

To brush up your maths for XAT exam preparation, revisit your old books from classes 5 to 10. Relearn the basics and solve the problems given in these books. Try to work on tables, fractions-decimal conversions, squares, cubes for fast mental calculations as it will help you save time. 


For Verbal Ability, read good novels, newspapers, and periodicals on regular basis, with a clear focus on new words and grammar. We would strongly advise you to read the editorial pages of The Hindu for this purpose.


Improve your Decision-Making ability with the help of puzzle books and solve the problems found in other books.

Part 1

  • General Awareness

This segment has 30 questions on current events and Static GK. The GK questions in XAT may be featured on the following topics: 

  • Awards and winners
  • Government and Politics
  • Science
  • Famous Personalities
  • Business
  • Economy

 

  • Essay Writing

Going by the past trends, you must prepare for abstract topics for essay writing questions. The topics are based on either a common phrase or an idiom with a philosophical hint implied within. You may not also come across a straightforward essay topic on the current issue. You have to be ready for all kinds of essay topics. The essay is timed for 20 minutes only; so you need to practice writing essays in a time bound fashion.

XAT Previous Year Practice Papers
Q1)

The first and the last sentences of the paragraph are numbered 1 & 6. The others, labelled as P, Q, R and S, are given below. The world of cinema is indeed a strange one and baffles many a critic. P. But there are incorrigible optimists who see a bright future. Q. The Pundits still predict doom and they insist that is the end of the road for cinema. R. At the temples of the box office, fortunes are made and unmade. S. The world of cinema has, they say, its own attraction. 6. Perhaps a positive outlook is unwarranted. A doomsday approach is far too fatal at this stage. Which of the following combinations given below is the most logically ordered ?

1) 1SQPR6
2) 1RSPQ6
3) 1RQPS6
4) 1QSPR6
5) 1QPSR6
Q2)

Read the following sentences and choose the option that best arranges them in a logical order ? I. It is certainly true that the critics - those persons whom the dictionary describes as “skilled in judging the qualities or merits of some class of things, especially of literary or artistic work” - have long harbored murderous thoughts about the conditions of our drama, but their ineffectualness as public executioners is legendary. II. But not close enough, it would seem, for this “marriage” constitutes the case of an absolute desire encountering a relative compliance. III. The reviewers, by contrast, come close to being the most loyal and effective allies the commercial theater could possibly desire. IV. Perhaps the greatest irony in a situation bursting with ironic is the reiterated idea that the critics are killing the theater. V. We all know that when theater people or members of the public refer to the critics, they nearly always mean the reviewers.

1) V, IV, III, II ,I
2) IV, V, I, III, II
3) IV, I, V, II, III
4) II, V, IV, I, III
5) I, IV, V, II, III
Q3)

In the traditions of many religions throughout the world (including Judaeo - Christian beliefs), there has long been a sustained belief that the Universe as we know it today did not exist forever in the past, and there was a spontaneous act which gave birth to all that has been, all that is, and all that will be. In other words, the Universe itself has not been eternal as our senses might indicate at first glance,.... Which of the following options can meaningfully complete the above sentence ?

1) but has a limited lifespan after its creation.
2) but our senses give us the right knowledge.
3) however, on second glance, our religious beliefs are right.
4) however, it is a ball of intense energy
5) however, it could not have been created.
Q4)

It is a curious historical fact that modern quantum mechanics begins with two quite different mathematical formulations: the differential equation of Schroedinger, and the matrix algebra of Heisenberg. The two, apparently dissimilar, approaches were proved to be mathematically equivalent. Which of the following sentences would most meaningfully follow the above paragraph ?

1) The two approaches did not start with the same mathematical formulations.
2) These two points of view were destined to complement one another and were ultimately synthesized in Dirac’s transformation theory.
3) A third mathematical formulation given by Feynman combines the matrix algebra of Heisenberg and integral calculus of Leibniz.
4) Quantum mechanics evolved in the twentieth century and came very close to particle physics, especially after the CERN experiments in Switzerland.
5) Earlier, the two formulations were mathematically similar.
Q5)

Which of the following is not a term of ‘disapproval’?

1) Infantile
2) charlatan
3) imbecile
4) childlike
5) awful
Q1)

Directions for this questions : Answer questions on the basis of information given in the following case. Mohan’s was a popular fast-food joint at Connaught Place, Delhi. Initially Mohan handled his business alone. His sons, Ram and Kishan, joined the business after graduation from college. Ram was entrepreneurial in nature. Subsequently, another branch of Mohan’s was opened in Panipat. Mohan had chosen Ram to head the Panipat branch. Though Ram increased sales in short time, he had stopped using premium quality organic vegetables, the speciality of Mohan’s. Mohan and Kishan were not happy with his way of doing business. Now, the foremost challenge for Mohan was to sort out this issue with Ram. Mohan knew that replacing Ram with Kishan was difficult as Kishan did not want to leave Delhi. However, giving a freehand to Ram might have long term negative consequences. Mohan was confused about the future of course of actions. After discussing with a few customers, Mohan realised that compromising on the quality of ingredients at Panipat branch may not be good idea but at the same time he also realised that Panipat branch had grown fast. He was contemplating following five actions. Which of the following actions would be the best for the future of his business?

1) Creating awareness campaign for organic vegetables in Panipat.
2) Mohan himself should took after the Panipat branch.
3) Close down the Panipat branch.
4) Send Kishan to Panipat branch and bring Ram to Connaught place permanently.
5) Hire a new person to run the Panipat branch.
Q2)

Directions for this questions : Answer questions on the basis of information given in the following case. Mohan’s was a popular fast-food joint at Connaught Place, Delhi. Initially Mohan handled his business alone. His sons, Ram and Kishan, joined the business after graduation from college. Ram was entrepreneurial in nature. Subsequently, another branch of Mohan’s was opened in Panipat. Mohan had chosen Ram to head the Panipat branch. Though Ram increased sales in short time, he had stopped using premium quality organic vegetables, the speciality of Mohan’s. Mohan and Kishan were not happy with his way of doing business. Now, the foremost challenge for Mohan was to sort out this issue with Ram. Mohan knew that replacing Ram with Kishan was difficult as Kishan did not want to leave Delhi. However, giving a freehand to Ram might have long term negative consequences. Mohan was confused about the future of course of actions. Mohan sought feedback from a few of his businessmen friends, who were familiar with both the branches. Here is what they said: - Businessman 1 : Customers of Connaught place and Panipat are very different. - Businessman 2 : Customers in Panipat are extremely happy with Ram’s behaviour. - Businessman 3 : Panipat branch does not use the same quality of ingredients but maintains good hygiene and taste. - Businessman 4 : Who knows, tomorrow the customers of Panipat might also appreciate what Connaught place customers appreciate today! If Mohan thinks all these are valid concerns, which of the following actions would be best for the business?

1) Training Kishan to replace Ram in a few months.
2) Not worrying about ingredients as long as business grows.
3) Bringing Ram to Connaught place branch
4) Naming the Panipat branch as ‘Ram’s’ , and changing it back to Mohan’ , when needed.
5) Asking Kishan to run the Panipat branch.
Q3)

Directions for this questions : Answer questions on the basis of information given in the following case. Mohan’s was a popular fast-food joint at Connaught Place, Delhi. Initially Mohan handled his business alone. His sons, Ram and Kishan, joined the business after graduation from college. Ram was entrepreneurial in nature. Subsequently, another branch of Mohan’s was opened in Panipat. Mohan had chosen Ram to head the Panipat branch. Though Ram increased sales in short time, he had stopped using premium quality organic vegetables, the speciality of Mohan’s. Mohan and Kishan were not happy with his way of doing business. Now, the foremost challenge for Mohan was to sort out this issue with Ram. Mohan knew that replacing Ram with Kishan was difficult as Kishan did not want to leave Delhi. However, giving a freehand to Ram might have long term negative consequences. Mohan was confused about the future of course of actions. Mohan sought the help of five consultants, who give the following opinions: I. Organic vegetables might be a big success at Connaught place but awareness about organic vegetables is low among Panipat customers. II. The Connaught place model can be implemented in Panipat provided the business is prepared to face the consequences. III. Many high end restaurants in Panipat use organic vegetables. So, using organic vegetables will not be a differentiating factor. IV. Selling prices of their dishes in Panipat are significantly lower. Using organic vegetables will bring down profits. V. Premium quality organic vegetables are not easily available in Panipat. Which of the following set of options would support Ram’s argument of not using organic vegetables?

1) I, III, IV
2) II, IV, V
3) I, III, IV, V
4) II, III, IV, V
5) All of the above
Q4)

Directions for questions : Answer questions on the basis of information given in the following case. Life saving Pharmaceuticals (LSP) is India-based Pharmaceuticals Company. Their business mostly revolves around a couple of generic drugs and a few patented drugs. LSP operates in 30 odd countries and more than 50% of their sales volume is from outside India. If more than 50% of their sales volume is from generic drugs, which of the following options is definitely correct? (Note : All percentages figures are with respect to total sales volume) Mr. Rastogi , HR head of LSP , is contemplating of transferring MR. Jose, from India to their Luxembourg office. Mr. Jose’s wife is also with the HR department of LSP . The couple is expecting their first child within next four months and hence they want to be together. Mr. Rastogi is wondering whether Mr.Jose would accept the transfer. If he doesn’t, Mr. Rastogi would have to send a less competent person for this job as early as possible. The office in Luxembourg is very important for the company’s future. It is at its nascent stage and does not yet have an HR department. Hence, it is not possible to transfer Mrs. Jose to Luxembourg. Mr. Rastogi, HR head of LSP, is contemplating of transferring MR. Jose, from India to their Luxembourg office. Mr. Jose’s wife is also with the HR department of LSP. The couple is expecting their first child within next four months and hence they want to be together. Mr. Rastogi is wondering whether Mr.Jose would accept the transfer. If he doesn’t, Mr. Rastogi would have to send a less competent person for this job as early as possible. The office in Luxembourg is very important for the company’s future. It is at its nascent stage and does not yet have an HR department. Hence, it is not possible to transfer Mrs. Jose to Luxembourg. Mr. Khan used to work as the Vice President of LSP India. However, he had resigned from LSP India for a better job in New York. In the meantime, his wife was promoted to head the HR of LSP India. Mrs. Khan had struggled hard to reach this position and was quite popular and respected within the organization. Mrs. Khan was contemplating whether she should give up her career and join him in New York. Mrs. Khan is considering the following actions: I. Take a break for the time being and focus on personal life. Given her reputation, she can always get back to the same job, if required. II. Go to New York, on leave without pay for two months to help Mr. Khan settle down. After that she can come back and resume her responsibility in LSP India. III. Request Mr. Khan to look for an equivalent job in India. IV. Resign from LSP India, join Mr. Khan in New York, and look for a similar job there. V. Request LSP India for a similar position in LSP USA and follow Mr. Khan to New York. Which of the following sequence of actions can be immediately taken by Mrs. Khan to maintain her work-life balance?

1) (1) I II
2) I III
3) I IV
4) II V
5) III V
Q5)

Directions for questions : Answer questions on the basis of information given in the following case. Life saving Pharmaceuticals (LSP) is India-based Pharmaceuticals Company. Their business mostly revolves around a couple of generic drugs and a few patented drugs. LSP operates in 30 odd countries and more than 50% of their sales volume is from outside India. If more than 50% of their sales volume is from generic drugs, which of the following options is definitely correct? (Note : All percentages figures are with respect to total sales volume) Mr. Rastogi , HR head of LSP , is contemplating of transferring MR. Jose, from India to their Luxembourg office. Mr. Jose’s wife is also with the HR department of LSP . The couple is expecting their first child within next four months and hence they want to be together. Mr. Rastogi is wondering whether Mr.Jose would accept the transfer. If he doesn’t, Mr. Rastogi would have to send a less competent person for this job as early as possible. The office in Luxembourg is very important for the company’s future. It is at its nascent stage and does not yet have an HR department. Hence, it is not possible to transfer Mrs. Jose to Luxembourg. Mr. Rastogi, HR head of LSP, is contemplating of transferring MR. Jose, from India to their Luxembourg office. Mr. Jose’s wife is also with the HR department of LSP. The couple is expecting their first child within next four months and hence they want to be together. Mr. Rastogi is wondering whether Mr.Jose would accept the transfer. If he doesn’t, Mr. Rastogi would have to send a less competent person for this job as early as possible. The office in Luxembourg is very important for the company’s future. It is at its nascent stage and does not yet have an HR department. Hence, it is not possible to transfer Mrs. Jose to Luxembourg. Which of the following options would be most appropriate, from the organization’s perspective, to resolve the issue?

1) Giving a salary hike to Mr. Jose with a promise to transfer Mrs.Jose to Luxembourg in the near future.
2) Giving Mrs. Jose option to work from home while in Luxembourg so that she can be with Mr.Jose.
3) Giving Mr. Jose option to work from India for the time being so that he can be with Mrs. Jose in India.
4) Giving a salary hike to Mr. Jose to compensate for Mrs. Jose’s salary so that she can join Mr. Jose at Luxembourg, even with loss of pay.
5) Asking Mr. Jose to accept the offer right now but give him up to six months to join Luxembourg office
Q1)

Which of the following is the correct list of sportspersons awarded gold medal at Incheon Asian games?

1) Rai, Yogeshwar Dutt, Tintu Luka, Mary Kom
2) Saurav Ghoshal , Mary Kom , Sania Mirza , Krishna Punia
3) Krishna Punia , Rajat Chauhan , Saurav Ghoshal , Mary Kom
4) Seema Punia , Vikas Gowda , Sania Mirza , Jitu Rai
5) Sania Mirza , Vikas Gowda , Yogeshwar Dutt , Rajat Chauhan
Q2)

Form which of the following space stations was Mangalyaan launched?

1) Sriharikota
2) Balasore
3) Thumba
4) Wheeler Island
5) Mahendragiri
Q3)

Which of the following statements is closely associated with Boko Haram?

1) It is an organization opposed to Western education in Nigeria.
2) It is fighting for freedom against the oppressive Nigerian regime.
3) It wants to defend the pristine culture of Nigeria.
4) It is an arm of the Nigerian government to promote Islam.
5) It is an organization set up for abducting women.
Q4)

‘Hudhud’, the name of recent cyclone, is associated with:

1) National Bird of Israel
2) Malaysian pet dog
3) Bangladeshi fowl
4) Telugu language
5) Mandarin
Q5)

Which of the following statements is right?

1) Number of organised labour is more than number of unorganized labour in India.
2) Number of unorganised labour is more than number of organized labour in India.
3) Organised labour in India is difficult to count.
4) Organized and Unorganised labour in India is approximately equal.
5) There is no unorganized labour in India.
Q1)

Ramesh plans to order a birthday gift for his friend from an online retailer. However, the birthday coincides with the festival season during which there is a huge demand for buying online goods and hence deliveries are often delayed. He estimates that the probability of receiving the gift, in time, from the retailers A, B, C and D would be 0.6, 0.8, 0.9 and 0.5 respectively. Playing safe, he orders from all four retailers simultaneously. What would be the probability that his friend would receive the gift in time?

1) 0.004
2) 0.006
3) 0.216
4) 0.994
5) 0.996
Q2)

The figure below has been obtained by folding a rectangle. The total area of the figure (as visible) is 144 square meters. Had the rectangle not been folded, the current overlapping part would have been a square. What would have been the total area of the original unfolded rectangle?

1) 128 square meters
2) 154 square meters
3) 162 square meters
4) 172 square meters
5) None of the above
Q3)

The Maximum Retail Price (MRP) of a product is 55% above its manufacturing cost. The product is sold through a retailer, who earns 23% profit on his purchase price. What is the profit percentage (expressed in nearest integer) for the manufacturer who sells his product to the retailer? The retailer gives 10% discount on MRP.

1) 31%
2) 22%
3) 15%
4) 13%
5) 11%
Q4)

A circular road is constructed outside a square field. The perimeter of the square field is 200 ft. If the width of the road is 7 2 ft. and cost of construction is Rs. 100 per sq. ft. Find the lowest possible cost to construct 50% of the total road.

1) Rs. 70,400
2) Rs . 125,400
3) Rs. 140,800
4) Rs . 235,400
5) None of the above
Q5)

Find the equation of the graph shown below.

1) y = 3x 4
2) y= 2x2 40
3) x = 2y2 40
4) y = 2x2 + 3x 19
5) x = 2y2 + 3x 19

XAT 2017 Question Paper Format

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XAT 2017 News and Updates

Manipal University Jaipur Invites Applications for MBA Programme 2017
March 31, 2017 11:43 AM

Manipal University located in Jaipur has issued an official notification for the admission to MBA programme for the academic session 2017. The varsity was set up in 2011 and the main objective of the varsity is to provide quality education at par with the latest technology, methods and changing ...Read more

IMS Noida Announces PGDM Admissions 2017-19
February 16, 2017 02:45 PM

Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Noida has announced admissions for Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for the academic session 2017-19. PGDM programme offered by IMS Noida is a two-year full-time course, and it is approved by All India Council for Technical Education or AICTE. The ...Read more

XIME Invites Applications for PGDM Programme 2017
February 07, 2017 12:44 PM

Bangalore-based Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) invites applications for PGDM 2017-19 programme for its batches in Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi campuses. It is one of the leading B-Schools of the country with an AICTE accreditation. Also Read: ES Management College ...Read more

XAT 2017: Check out the XLRI Course-wise Sectional Cutoffs
January 30, 2017 11:14 AM

XAT 2017 results were declared by the Xavier School of Management (XLRI) on January 25, 2017. Along with the result, students can also check the cut-offs for various programmes offered XLRI and XAT 2017 OMR Answer Sheet and score on the official website of the exam. XAT Scores are widely ...Read more

Know Your XAT Score - Predict Percentile & Check Detailed Answer Sheet for XAT 2017
January 24, 2017 01:20 PM

Xavier's Aptitude Test or XAT which is conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) was conducted on 8th January 2017 this year. It is one of the most popular management entrance exams, scores of which are accepted by top B-schools of the country. Reacting to the exam, students ...Read more

XAT 2017

XLRI- Xavier School of Management conducts XAT on behalf of the XAMI. For more than 60 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 100 institutes for the admission. XAT, 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.

XAT 2017 Conducting Body

XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of the XAMI. XLRI – Xavier School of Management is a management school founded in 1949 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and 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 Contact Details

Address XLRI The Chairperson Admission XLRI,C. H. Area (East) Jamshedpur - 831001 Jharkhand India
Phone no +916576653333/ +916573983333
Website http://xatonline.net.in/
Type National
Mode Pen & Paper

XAT FAQ

1) What is XAT Examination? It is conducted by whom?

  • XLRI conducts XAT examination on behalf of XAMI for more than 60 years now. It is conducted on All India level to choose the best candidates for the admission in postgraduate program.
  • XAT score is accepted in total of 144 participating institutes for admission in their respective courses.

2) What is the eligibility criteria for taking XAT 2017?

  • Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2017 may also apply.
  • All Indian candidates must appear for XAT 2017. However, NRI and Foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates also have an option of appearing for XAT 2017).

3) What is the duration of the test?

The duration of the test will be of three and a half hours (3 ½) i.e. from 10:00am to 01:30pm on Sunday, January 8, 2017.

4) How can I register for XAT examination?

  • Candidates need to get the application form online to register themselves for XAT . Applicants must check the XAT Important Dates .
  • Aspirants can register for the test till November 30, 2016 (without late fee). However, one can also apply till December 11, 2016 (with late fee).
  • The form will be generated online only after XAT Login ID and Password will be allotted to the candidate. While registering for the test, candidates are required to pay an application fee.

5) What is the eligibility criteria for XLRI programme(s)?

  • Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2017 may also apply.
  • All Indian candidates must appear for XAT 2017. However, NRI and Foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates also have an option of appearing for XAT 2017).

6) What is the fee to be paid for the form?

It is mandatory to pay an application fee. XLRI has increased the amount of fees. The application form will not process further without the payment of fees. The amount of application is as follows:

  • Application Fee- Rs. 1600, INR 300 per XLRI course
  • Application Fee, if paid later(after November 30, 2016)- Rs. 2000, INR 500 per XLRI course

7) I have registered for XAT 2017 by making an online payment through credit card. Unfortunately after the payment I am unable to view the final confirmation and the system was not able to give the reference No. & a message is displayed as "PAGE EXPIRED", although the bank has confirmed the debit.

Candidate will receive a message for successful payment. If the message not received within 24-48 hours, please send a mail to admissions@xatonline.net.in. Do not attempt to make a second payment immediately.

8) I have forgotten my XAT password, could you help?

Please go to the XAT Log in page and click on 'Forgot Password'.

9) Can I apply through GMAT?

You can apply through GMAT.

10) I am in the final year of my graduation, what percentage should I fill in the form?

Please enter the aggregate percentage of marks obtained till the time of filling the form.

11) How is past academic performance considered in the selection process?

XLRI does not have any cut off based on any of the following X, XII, graduation marks. The evaluation of candidates' academic competence will be evaluated holistically by XLRI based on candidates' performance in interview, group discussion and XAT written test.

12) Which modes the payment can be done?

g>S. No.

g>Payment Mode

g>Details

line Payment

g VISA/Master credit/Debit Cards. (American Express Card is not permissible.)

e Payment

earest IDBI Bank. d Draft- Candidate can pay the fee through DD in favor of “XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT” payable at Jamshedpur.

*Candidates paying through DD will have to send the print out of the confirmation page at XAT office within 15 days from the day of issuance of DD.

13) When can I check & confirm if XAT Office has received my Draft and the XAT confirmation page?

Candidates will receive a message in the login page only after XLRI receives the draft.

14) When shall I receive the XAT 2017 Admit Card?

You can download your admit card from Official website on 20th December 2016 onwards. XAT office will not be sending admit cards to the candidates.

15) When are XAT 2017 results out?

Results will be available on the website by 31st January 2017.

16) XAT 2017 examination will be held in how many cities?

XAT Entrance Examination will be held across 47 Indian cities and 02 International Cities. The candidates will be required to fill one XAT Test City in the application form.
We have listed here the questions which are commonly asked by the XAT aspirants. However, there can be many more queries and confusions which may bother the candidates. Jot down all such questions here below in the comment box and we shall answer them all.

17) Am I eligible for XLRI and other Associate Members by applying for XAT 2017?.

XAT score is accepted to get admission in total of 11 XAT Member Institutes for their respective courses. Since, XLRI is the conducting body of XAT examinations, so candidate can apply for the admission in the institute

18) Is X Board or XII Board scores used in the preparation of XLRI's merit list?

No, it is not considered.

19) I have paid twice using online payment option. What should I do?

Kindly send an email to admissions@xatonline.net.in with your XAT ID, date of payment, card holders name and the credit/debit card details (first four & last four digits and card expiry date).

20) What do I do if I am unable to make the payment online? .

Online payments involve multiple agencies and there are chances that your payment is timed out or declined. If you encounter any such problems, we suggest you make the payment by Cash Mode through any branch of IDBI Bank.

21) How can I download the REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION PAGE ?

You can log in to xatonline.net.in to download the confirmation page.

22) Can I edit the information given by me?

You are allowed to edit your information only once till November 20, 2016. Once edited you will not be allowed to make any further edits.

23) By Registering and paying for XAT 2017, am I eligible for XLRI and other Associate Member Institutes?

  • Candidates interested in XLRI needs to apply for the programmes of their choice, please refer to Step No 4 of the registration procedure.
  • For XAT Associate Member Institutes (refer XAT Associate Institutes website)
  • XAT is a common test for admission into academic programmes of XLRI.

24) When can I check & confirm my photo and signature before admit card is generated?

On completion of registration and making the necessary payment you can download the confirmation page to check your photograph and signature.

25) Which are the best B-Schools which allows the admission on basis of XAT score?

Some of the best B-Schools which offer the admission on basis of XAT score in their PG programs are listed below.

  • XLRI- Jamshedpur
  • P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai
  • GIM-Goa
  • TAPMI-Manipal
  • XIM- Bhubaneswar
  • LIBA-Chennai
  • IMT-Ghaziabad
  • Welingkar- Mumbai
  • IFMR-Chennai.

26) When will I get the Score card?

The candidates will receive the score card from February 1 to February 25, 2017.

27) What is the kind of Test and what are the different components?

  • XAT 2017 will be on the similar pattern like last few years.
  • 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.

28) I have done 5 years integrated course, so how will I enter my percentage?

Candidates who have done 5 years integrated course can fill up the same percentage as graduation and pg.

29) Is there negative marking?

There is negative marking for incorrect answers. 1/4th of the mark allotted to a question is deducted for answering it incorrectly.

30) How do I calculate the aggregate marks for CBSE /SSC. Is it the best 5 or all the subjects.

The candidate should take the aggregate of all the subjects for 10th.

31) I have less than 50% in graduation, am I eligible to apply for XLRI ?

Yes, you are eligible to apply for XLRI .

32) I am in the final year of my graduation, am I eligible to register for XLRI?

Yes, you are eligible for admission to XLRI. You need to complete your final year examination by June 10, 2017.

33) For how long is the XAT score valid?

The XAT score is valid for just one year.

34) XAT score is accepted in any other B-Schools other than XLRI?

XAT score will be accepted in the entire 11 XAT Member Institute and other than that there are 144 Institute using XAT score for the admission in their respective course.
Some of the XAT Member Institute (XAMI) and Institutes using XAT Scores are listed below.
XAT Member Institute (XAMI)

  • Loyola Institute of Business Administration- Chennai.
  • Mount Carmel Institute of Management- Bangalore.
  • Xavier Institute of Management- Bhubaneswar.

XAT Associate Members- Institutes using XAT Score

  • ABS Asian Business School- Noida.
  • CMS Business School- Bangalore.
  • Indian Institute of Finance- Greater Noida.

35) Does internship/ Article ship counted as work experience?

These are not counted as work experience.

36) How the candidates are selected for the admission in XLRI after XAT 2017 examinations?

The admission to XLRI has been categorized into two stages –
Stage 1– Short-Listing of Candidates: The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in XAT Entrance Examination. XAT score will consist of three sections: Verbal Ability, Decision Making and Quantitative Aptitude. General knowledge and Essay Writing marks will be included in Stage 2 of selection process.
Stage 2– Final Selection: Most of the B-schools follow Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds for the final selection process. Once these rounds are completed, total score is calculated on the basis of XAT 2017 score, GD, PI, Essay Writing, General Knowledge, past Academic records, work experience (if any), and overall profile. On the basis of these scores, merit list is prepared and the admissions are offered.

37) How do I ask a question in the blog?

To ask a question on the blog, you must login using your XAT-2016 ID and password. Once logged in, select to whom you want to address the question i.e. XLRI Students, Admissions Office and Applicants and post your question in the space provided.

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