XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute) Admission Test or XAT also known as the Xavier's Admission Test is a National level exam conducted by XLRI as a first step entrance test for management education. XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of the XAMI. XAT is the second most popular management entrance examination after CAT. On the basis of XAT result, eligible candidates are short listed and called for Group Discussion, Essay and Personal Interview (GDPI). The XAT score is used by more than 150 institutes for the admission.
It is important for the management aspirants planning to appear for XAT to know the complete syllabus. There is no official XAT syllabus prescribed by XLRI Jamshedpur, an estimated syllabus has been prepared on the basis of previous year question papers and exam pattern. XAT exam is divided into two papers - Paper 1 carrying three sections (Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation) and Paper 2 carrying two sections (GK & Current Affairs and Essay Writing).
XAT 2018 was conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to their Business Management and Human Resource Management programmes. It was conducted on January 07, 2018. XAT score is also used by many reputed institutes such as SP Jain, IMT Ghaziabad, XIM Bhuvaneshwar, and GIM Goa as a part of their admission process. XAT 2018 was conducted in the computer-based format for the first time.
As per the eligibility criteria of XAT, as prescribed by XLRI Jamshedpur, you should have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised institute or university. The minimum duration of the graduation has to be three years. Also, there is no specific cutoff for percentage or CGPA to be obtained in graduation. Candidates in the final year of their graduation degree are also eligible for XAT provided they receive their Bachelor’s Degree before the admission process of XAT is completed.
In order to crack a competitive exam like XAT, which has a pattern different from others, you must take the extra effort to know each section and prepare accordingly. XAT consists of two papers and both objective and subjective type questions. The XAT exam pattern or structure changes almost every year.
Apart from 11 member institutes, there are around 150 B-schools in the list of XAT participating institutes. The participating institutes consider XAT scores from eligible candidates in order to accept applications for shortlisting purpose. The candidates who clear the cutoff of a particular college are eligible for the selection rounds.