Entrance Examinations

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)

The Xavier Aptitude Test is an all-India test conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) as an entrance exam for admission to the post graduate programs in management courses of several management institutes all over India.

Registration for XAT and appearing for XAT is the preliminary step towards applying to XLRI and XAT Associate Institutes. Applicants to different institutes, besides XLRI have to apply separately to Institutes of their choice.

Competitive Scores

After the examination is completed XAT announces the result. Depending on the cut off by the further institute the candidate may/may not be eligible for pursuing further education.

XAT Exam Format

XAT is a paper based aptitude test, followed by a subjective test on essay writing & general awareness.

Prerequisite/Eligibility Criteria

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


Approximately 23 USD.


Once a year.


140 minutes for the test              

40 minutes for essay and general awareness


3 Hours.

Test Location:

More than 50 locations all over in the country.

Test Preparation

Test Materials are always available with XAT coaching institute or other General Book Stores or on the web.


Xavier Association of Management Institutes




1 year validity

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