XAT 2018 Exam full form stands for Xavier Aptitude Test. It is an exam conducted by the XLRI college for admission in a management course. The XAT Exam is very famous for the master program in HRD (Human Resource Department). However, XAT 2018 notification would be released in August 2018 and is scheduled for 6 January 2019. XAT Entrance Exam 2019 is a common exam to take admission to any XLRI college. Hence, it is important for the applicants to look at all the related article to XAT 2019 Notification. In this article, we have provided you with all the vital information required to understand the XAT Entrance Exam 2019. Also, we have attached the link to the detailed articles, just in case the applicant wants to refer.
XAT 2019 Exam Important Dates
We are providing a detailed list of important dates of the XAT 2019 as per the official website and official XAT 2019 Notification. The idea behind providing the whole date plan is to encourage the applicant to plan for study plan in accordance with time allowed by the XLRI Officials. Few dates are as following:
|1.||Last date to apply||November 30, 2018|
|2.||The release of Admit card||December 2018|
|3.||Date of Exam||January 6, 2019|
|4.||Date of result||January 4th week (expected)|
XAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria
We advise the applicant to look at the eligibility criteria for XAT 2019 exam. As all the major department like Human resource department, Business management and General management. All these departments have almost the same eligibility criteria. However, PGDM in general management requires work experience. There is also a provision for the reserved category set by the government. The applicant can read the whole article at XAT 2019 Exam Eligibility Criteria.Few of the eligibility criteria are as follow:
- The applicant must be graduated with minimum 3 years of education.
- Applicant must have scored a minimum 50% in aggregate in his/her graduation.
- Candidate in final year can also apply for the XAT 2019 Exam. However, they are supposed to submit the final year mark sheet until the time of admission.
XAT 2019 Application Form and Registration
The application form for the XAT 2018 Exam would be released during the 3rd week of August 2018 for online registration. The form is of Rs.1650/- and those applicants who are applying late will have to pay extra Rs.350/- as late fee. XAT 2019 is online form but payment can be done via card (debit/credit) or via demand draft. As per the latest XAT 2019 Notification, the Last date to apply for the XAT 2019 is 30th November 2019. For the ease, we have provided the link to online application.
XAT 2019 Selection Procedure
Aspirants of XAT 2018 need to know the selection procedure and getting admission in XLRI. As per the official website, there are 3 stages for admission and selection in XAT 2018 i.e. Written test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Candidates note that each XAT participating college has its own admission process and neither XAMI nor XLRI plays any role in the admissoin process of the other XAT participating colleges.
|Written||The written test is like the screening process. the cut off is prepared on the basis of written test. And thereafter the qualified applicants are called for the interview.|
|Group Discussion||Group discussion is part of the 2nd round under which the applicants are allowed to discuss topics. Hence it advised to read the news and be updated about social events.|
|Personal Interview||Assessment of the profile for the candidate. A panel of the judge from college review the profile of the applicant and take a general small interview.|
XAT 2019 Syllabus
XAT 2018 syllabus is same as the previous years. In this exam, Data interpretation is mixed with Logical Reasoning. Therefore the section is considered as paper 1 and applicant needs to qualify the overall Logical Reasoning section (including Data interpretation).
The syllabus consists of 4 sections, these sections are mentioned below.
- Quantitative Ability
- Logical Reasoning
- Comprehensive English
- General awareness
XAT 2019 Exam Pattern
There will be a total of 72 questions in Paper 1 which has to be completed in 1 hour and 25 questions in Paper 2 which has to be completed in 35 minutes. Hence, the total duration of XAT 2019 is 1hr 35 mins. The Marking scheme for XAT 2019 Exam is different from other exams marking scheme. For each incorrect answer, the deduction is of 0.25 marks for 1 mark question or we can say 1/4th of the marks associated. And if you have more than 12 un-attempted questions then there be more deduction of 0.05 marks per question. Therefore, only 12 questions can be left unattempted in total and after that 0.05 marks per question will be deducted This will be more clear in the table below.
|Exams||Subjects||No. of questions||Negative Marking|
· 0.25 for every wrong answer
· 0.05 per question for more than 12 un-attempt questions
|Verbal and Logical Ability||24|
|Quantitative Ability and Decision making||27|
|Paper 2||General Knowledge||25||No Negative marks|
|Essay Writing||1 Essay writing|
Above shown table is the table of marks distribution, duration, number of questions in the XAT 2019 Exam. A detailed article on the exam pattern for XAT 2019 can be read below.
XAT 2019 Admit Card
Those applicants who have applied and are eligible for the exam can download the admit card through XAT official website. The process of downloading is as follow.
- Visit the official website of the XAT 2019 Exam and click on the button to download the admit card.
- Once you click the button the new window will appear and for the applicant to enter the details
- The applicant needs to enter the registration no. and the password he/she chose.
- The system will verify the details and will show the admit card in the new window.
- You can download the Admit card save it and take a direct printout.
When downloading theXAT Online Admit card, we advise the applicant to check the details mentioned on the admit card. Because if there is any discrepancy in the XAT 2019 Admit card then it can cause the problem at the time of the admission. Read more on XAT online Admit card and details on the discrepancy in the below link.
XAT Expected Cut Off
The XAT 2019 cut off for all the programs will be after the declaration of the of the result. The cut off for all the courses will be released together. It means PGDM(BM), PGDM(HRM) and PGDM(GMP) will be at same time. The XAT score is also accepted by many other colleges. And most of these colleges are private. Hence, it is advised to score well to clear both overall cut off and sectional cut off. Here we have mentioned the expected cut off of the (PGDM) BM course.
|Subject||Cut off Percentile|
The result of XAT 2019 Exam
The Date of result of the XAT 2019 exam is not out yet. However, it is expected to be out by the end of the January 2019. We will share the link to check the result as soon as it is announced on the official website.
XAT Participating Colleges
There are 11 colleges under XAMI which accept XAT, other than that there are more than hundred colleges which accept XAT and there are two international colleges in Dubai and Kathmandu which participate in XAT.
So, this was all the information you need regarding the XAT 2018 exam. Candidate must note that neither the XAMI nor XLRI has any authority or control or guarantee of the XAT participating colleges.