XAT 2024 - Xavier Aptitude Test

XAT 2024 - Xavier Aptitude Test

XAT 2024: Application Procedure, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility, Pattern, and Admit Card

About XAT 2024


The Xavier School of Management (XLRI) has been selecting the most qualified candidates for management education for more than 72 years by conducting the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) on behalf of XLRI Associate Member Institutes (XAMI). More than 160 institutions in India base their admission decisions on the XAT result.

One of the country's oldest competitive exams, the XAT, has consistently kept up with modern testing techniques. The multidimensional testing framework for XAT is intended to accurately assess candidates' potential for future commercial success.

The XAT is a prestigious, national-level MBA entrance exam that is considered a stepping stone to top management programmes. In addition to providing a route to XLRI, it also extends to numerous prestigious Indian B-schools, including Loyola Institute of Business Management (Chennai), St. Joseph's Institute of Management, IMT Ghaziabad, GIM Goa, Sri Balaji University, TAPMI Manipal, XIMB Bhubaneswar, and FORE School of Management (New Delhi).  



XAT 2024 Important Dates


For relevant dates and revisions, candidates taking the XAT are required to refer to the table below:




Online Registration begins

November 2023 

Last date of Online Registration

November 2023 

Issue of Admit Card

20 December 2023 onwards

Examination date

07 January 2024

Result Declaration

20 January  2024



XAT 2024 Application Procedure


To apply for the XAT examination, candidates must complete the steps outlined below:


  • Register

  • Verify the Email ID

  • Fill the application form

  • Upload the required documents

  • Application fees payment

  • Submit the form



XAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria


The candidates must hold a three-year bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline from a reputable university or institution in order to be eligible to apply for the XAT. Additionally, candidates who plan to finish their final exams before June 10, 2024, are eligible to apply.



XAT 2024 Syllabus


The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) syllabus includes Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning (VA & LR), Decision Making (DM), Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation (QA & DI), General Knowledge (GK), and Analytical Essay Writing (AEW), which are divided into two sections in the examination. The candidates must study these topics along with other subjects from classes 8 to 12.



XAT 2024 Examination Pattern


The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is divided into two sections and follows the examination pattern with the question paper format laid out in the table below:



Number of Questions

Part I

Part II


Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR)

General Knowledge (GK)

22-30 questions

Decision Making (DM)

Analytical Essay Writing (AEW)

22-30 questions

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)


22-30 questions


100 questions



XAT 2024 Results 


 The result will be available on the official website of XAT, which is xatonline.in.



XAT 2024 Outcomes


Candidates who attempt the XAT and qualify it can submit applications to any management programmes offered by the participating institutions across India.