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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.

A candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university or a deemed university.
Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree and awaiting results can also apply.

Test Duration & Pattern (XAT 2016)

Section Number of Questions Duration
1. Decision Making
23 170 mins
2. Verbal and Logical Ability
3. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
Essay & General Awareness 35 mins
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks allotted for every question
Number of options: 5
30 General Awareness questions were asked, which were based on Current Affairs & factual GK.
Candidates had to attempt the essay as well as the General Awareness questions.

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

Important Dates
Events 2015 dates 2016 dates
Commencement of application 12th August, 2014 4th September, 2015
Last Date for XAT Registration 8th December, 2014 10th December, 2015
Last date to change test city 26th November, 2014 26th November, 2015
Downloading of admit cards 18th December - 31st December, 2014 20th December - 31st December, 2015
Date of Exam 4th January, 2015 3rd January, 2016
Test Timings 10:30 am - 1:30 pm 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Top Colleges under XAT
Some of the prominent B-schools which accept XAT scores are:
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How to Apply
Step 1: XAT Registration: Visit, click 'XAT Registration' and fill the form.
Step 2: XAT ID and Password: Post-registration, you immediately get your unique auto-generated XAT ID and password on the registered email-ID. Verify those credentials by logging in again.
Step 3: Complete Form: Log in using your ID and password, and change the password. Once this is done, update your education details.
Step 4: Upload recent colour passport size photo (Specifications given on official website)
Step 5: Upload scanned signature (Specifications given on official website)
Step 6: Payment - Through Bank branches or Online
(a) Through Bank Branches
Download and print XAT Pay-in-slip.
Carry the printed XAT Pay-in-slip to the bank branch to make the payment.
Visit the website, log in using previously generated ID & password, fill the bank transaction ID no. & date of payment and complete the form.
Print the XAT Registration Confirmation Page.
Affix the XAT's copy of the pay-in-slip in the space provided on the lower half of the XAT Registration Confirmation Page.
(b) Through Payment Gateway
Make online payment using the payment gateway vide Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking.
After a successful transaction, you are redirected to the XAT Registration Confirmation Page - Online Payment Mode. Save and print a copy of this page.
Step 7: Send the XAT Registration Confirmation Page to XAT Office through Courier / Registered Post / Speed Post before the last date mentioned in the notification.
Step 8: Visit the website and download admit card in the period mentioned.

Official Website

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