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XAT (Xavier Admission Test)

The XAT is conducted for admission to Post-Graduate degree programmes in Management at XLRI, XIM, XISS, LIBA etc. The XLRI is ranked amongst the top 5 B-Schools in India and XIM Bhubaneshwar is ranked among the top 20 management institutes in India.

The Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur conducts the Xavier Admission Test (XAT). The advertisement for form appears in late August. The entrance exam is usually held on the first Sunday of January and the Interviews are in the month of March.

The XAT is a two-hour duration paper, with number of questions being 200. The paper divided into 3 sections with sectional timings being enforced.

The method of scoring is:
Right Answer: 1 mark & Incorrect Answer: -1/3 mark.

Section No. Of Questions
English  80
Reasoning & Quantitative Ability 60
General Awareness 60


In the last 20-min you are expected to write a 250 – 300 word essay with topics ranging from those of social relevance to propositions to abstract.
Registration for XAT: To register for XAT, candidates have to fill the XAT Form that is available online at
Once the candidate logs on to this site, a full set of instructions will appear and following them, the candidate can obtain his/her ID and password.

This ID and password are to be indicated for all the future correspondence with XAT Office, Jamshedpur. For writing the XAT, the candidates should select their convenient cities from the list of city-choices available on the web site.