XAT 2025 – XLRI XAT Registration, Notification, Application Fees, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus and Books

XAT 2025: एक्सएलआरआई जमशेदपुर पिछले कई वर्षों से एक्सएटी एसोसिएशन की ओर से जेवियर एप्टीट्यूड टेस्ट (एक्सएटी) का आयोजन कर रहा है। देश के 100 से अधिक बिजनेस स्कूल प्रवेश के लिए XAT स्कोर का उपयोग करते हैं।

2025 के लिए, उम्मीद है कि XAT के लिए पंजीकरण जुलाई 2024 में शुरू हो जाएगा। उम्मीदवार यहां XAT 2025 के बारे में पूरी जानकारी देख सकते हैं और एप्टीट्यूड टेस्ट के लिए अपनी तैयारी शुरू कर सकते हैं। XAT 2025

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XLRI XAT 2025 – Highlights

Exam name XAT
XAT 2025 full form Xavier Aptitude Test
Conducting Body XLRI, Jamshedpur
XAT 2025 exam level National level PG Level
Frequency of XAT exam Once a year
XAT 2025 Exam Mode Computer-based test
XAT Duration 3 hours 30 minutes

Total Questions in XAT question paper

100 questions (MCQ format)

1 essay writing question

Medium of XAT Question paper English
XAT registration fees Rs. 2000 (General category)
XAT cut-off for XLRI admission 96 to 97 percentile
XAT 2025 exam cities 95+
XAT official website xatonline.in

Number of XAT accepting colleges

160+ B.Schools

XAT 2025: Check Expected Dates Here

XAT is a national-level entrance exam used for selecting eligible students for management education programs in various institutes across the country. XAT is recognized as one of the oldest competitive examinations. Its score is being utilized by 160+ institutes for admission. XAT 2025 is expected to be conducted in 1st week of January 2025. For more details about XAT, candidates must check this article.

XAT Exam Dates

XAT Events

XAT 2025 Dates (Tentative)

XAT notification date 2025 July 15, 2024
XAT 2025 registration form date July 15, 2024
XAT Last date for registration December 10, 2024
XAT 2025 admit card date December 29, 2024
XAT Exam Date 2025 January 5, 2025
XAT 2025 Response Sheet January 9, 2025
Release of XAT answer key January 9, 2025
Last date for object Answer key January 14, 2025
XAT Result Date January 31, 2025
XAT 2025 Scorecard January 31 to March 31, 2025

XAT Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for XAT 2025 are as follows –

  • Applying candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university, with a minimum duration of three years or its equivalent in any discipline.
  • Final-year students in their Bachelor’s degree awaiting for results are also eligible to apply.
  • There is no age limit for XAT.

XAT Application Fees

While applying for XAT 2025, candidates have to pay the following application fees

  • XAT Registration Fee (without late fee) – Rs. 2100
  • Candidates interested in the XLRI program need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 200/- each.
  • Candidates from India applying for GMP (through GMAT) – Rs. 2500
  • Candidates (NRI/Foreign) applying for 1 or more programs (through GMAT) – Rs. 5000

Candidates have to pay the application fees by using a Debit Card (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets. After paying the application fees, candidates have to save the e-receipt for future use.

XAT Selection Criteria

  • XAT Written Test
  • Group Discussion/ Personal Interview
  • Final Selection according to the participating institutes.

XAT Exam Pattern 

  • Mode: Computer-based test
  • Duration: 3 hours 10 mins
  • Question Type: 100 MCQ and 1 descriptive question
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark for every correct answer
  • Total Questions: 101
  • Negative marking:
    • – 0.25 would be deducted for every wrong response
    • No mark would be deducted for the GK and essay writing section.
    • – 0.10 would be deducted for every 8 consecutive unattempted questions.

XAT 2025 Exam Pattern

Exam Sections

Number of questions

Overall Time Duration

Part-1 75 Total MCQs 165 Minutes

No Sectional Time Limit

Verbal and Logical Ability 26
Decision Making 21
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 28


25 Total MCQs + Essay Writing Test

25 Minutes

General Knowledge 25
Essay  1 Descriptive Topic

Total questions

(Part 1 + Part 2)


XAT Syllabus


Topics for XAT 

Verbal and Logical Ability
  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Vocabulary,
  • Analogy,
  • Para Jumble,
  • Grammar,
  • Critical Reasoning,
  • Fill in the Blanks, etc.
Decision Making
  • Data Arrangement,
  • Conditioning,
  • Grouping,
  • Complex Arrangement,
  • Caselets,
  • Assumptions,
  • Premises,
  • Conclusions, etc.
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  • Arithmetic,
  • Algebra,
  • Geometry,
  • Mensuration,
  • Percentage,
  • Surds and Indices,
  • Mensuration,
  • Bar Diagrams,
  • Pie Charts,
  • Tables,
  • Data Interpretation, etc.
General Knowledge
  • Business,
  • Politics,
  • Science,
  • Economy,
  • Static GK,
  • Sports,
  • Prize and World,
  • Government,
  • Award,
  • Constitution of India, etc.

Documents to upload

Recent color Photograph in JPG/JPEG format; Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred); Size of file should be between 20 KB – 50 KB.

Signature on white paper with Black Ink pen in JPG/JPEG format; Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred); Size of file should be between 10 KB — 20 KB.

Procedure to Apply Online for XAT 2025

Step 1 – XAT registration and creating login credentials

  • First, visit the official website of XAT – xatonline.in to apply for XAT 2025

XAT 2025

  • Now enter the asked details for registration for XAT 2025
  • Your XAT ID will be generated
  • Now re-login to the website using the same credentials

Step 2 – Filling XAT Application Form

  • Enter your personal and academic details in the XAT application form
  • Enter your work experience details as asked
  • Fill in the XLRI program details and upload your documents

Step 3 – Pay the XAT application fee

  • Use the online payment mode to pay the XAT 2025 application fee
  • Now take a printout of the XAT Application Form for future reference

Important Links

XAT Official Website Click Here

XAT 2025: Books for Preparation

XAT Exam Sections

XAT Books

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh

Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal

Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
Decision Making Analytical and Logical Reasoning by Arihant Publications
Target XAT by Disha Experts
General Knowledge Lucent’s General Knowledge by Dr. Binay Karna
Essay Writing

151 Essays – S.C. Gupta

FAQs Related to XAT 2025

Question: How many B-schools accept XAT scores?

Answer: Apart from XLRI Jamshedpur, there are more than 600 B-schools that accept XAT scorecards for admission into the MBA/ PGDM program.

Question: Is XAT tougher than CAT?

Answer: The XAT and CAT syllabi are the same, but the main difference lies number of topics, question types, level of questions, marking scheme, and sectional time limit.

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