Xavier Aptitude Test XAT 2016

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Xavier Institute of Management XLRI Jamshedpur, has released notification for Xavier Aptitude Test XAT 2016. XAT 2016 is a pen-paper based exam conducted on 3rd January 2016. Further details, including Applications, Eligibility, Exam centers, Registration fee to be paid, Last date etc., are made available here.

Important Dates for XAT 2016

  1. Date of Commencement of Application - 4th September 2015
  2. Last Date for Applying - 30th November 2015
  3. Last Date to change Test City - 26th November 2015
  4. Downloading of Admit Cards 20th December 2015 - 31st December 2015
  5. Date of XAT : 3rd January 2016
  6. Results will be available on XAT 2016 website by 31st January 2016.

Eligibility for XAT 2016

  1.  Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. 
  2. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2016 may also apply. 
  3. All Indian candidates must appear for XAT 2016. 
  4. However NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates have an option of appearing for XAT 2016). 

XAT 2016 Test centers

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. 

XAT 2016 would also be conducted across the following two international cities: Dubai, Kathmandu. 

XAT 2016 Application Procedure

  1. Visit xatonline.net.in click on Register, create a new account with your personal email id, you will receive a unique XAT ID and registration link.
  2. Click on the link and create your own password. (Next time you will be allowed to login with this XAT ID and password).
  3. Select your Citizenship (Indian/ Foreign / NRI).
  4. If you are interested to apply for XLRI, select the programme of your choice Business Management (BM)/Human Resource Management (HRM)/Global Business Management(GBM)/General Management Programme (GMP). Candidates not interested in any of the XLRI programmes can skip this step.
  5. Fill preliminary information (Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Category and Phone Number etc….)
  6. Provide your mailing address and permanent address.
  7. Provide your educational qualification starting from 10th onwards.
  8. Provide details of work experience starting from the latest job. Candidates desirous of applying to GMP must have total experience of five years till March 31, 2016.
  9. Choose the XAT 2016 test city.
  10. You can preview the inputs you have entered.
  11. Please upload your scanned digital photograph and signature less than 1 MB (Click here for the process of uploading the photograph and signature).
  12. Select Mode of Payment: There are three possible modes of payment
    Mode 1
    Online Payment Gateway
    Through VISA/Master Credit/Debit Cards (American Express Card is inadmissible)
    IDBI Net banking (this option is available only for IDBI account holder)
    Mode 2
    Cash Payment
    Please take a print out of the XAT Pay-In-Slip visit nearest IDBI bank and make the payment.
    Please make a DD made from any Bank in favour of "XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT" payable at Jamshedpur.
    Important: Applicant paying through Mode 2 & 3 should update the payment details in the registration page.
  13. Candidates only interested in XAT but not in XLRI need to pay a fee of Rs. 1500/-(Rupees Fifteen Hundred only). Candidates interested in XLRI programme(s) needs to pay an additional fee of Rs.250/- each.
  14. Print XAT Confirmation page, in future for all correspondence with XAT office, quote your XAT ID.
  15. Please Send Confirmation page and the Demand Draft to:
    The Chairperson Admission, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur- 831001.
  16. Please download the Admit cards from December 20th to December 31st, 2015.

XAT 2016 Exam Pattern 

XAT 2016 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. 

The format of XAT would remain pen-paper based. 

For more details please visit http://xatonline.net.in/