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About XAT

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is an aptitude test conducted by XLRI on behalf of the XAMI for admission to various postgraduate programs. XAT is conducted on the first Sunday of January every year for taking admission in various post graduate management courses in over 100 institutes across the country for the commencing session in 2017. XAT-2018 will be held in the 1st week of January 2018.

For more than 60 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education.

Candidates who have completed bachelor's degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university from India/abroad are eligible to apply. The test will be of 3 1/2 hours (10:00am to 1:30pm). The format of XAT exam is Online mode.


XAMI Members

Institute Name Website Location Email
Loyola Institute of Business Administration www.liba.edu Chennai admissions@liba.edu
ST. FRANCIS INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH (SFIMR) www.sfimar.org Mumbai info@sfimar.org
St. Joseph's College of Business Administration www.sjcba.edu.in Bangalore info@sjcba.edu.in
St.Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology www.staloysics.ac.in Mangalore denzil@staloysius.ac.in,mascao@staloysius.ac.in
Xavier Institute of Management www.ximb.ac.in Bhubaneswar admisn@ximb.ac.in
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship www.xime.org Bangalore admissions@xime.org
Xavier Institute of Management & Research www.ximr.ac.in Mumbai admin@ximr.ac.in
Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur www.xidas.in M.P slrsj45@gmail.com
XLRI Xavier School of Management www.xlri.ac.in Jamshedpur admis@xlri.ac.in
Xavier Institute of Social Service www.xiss.ac.in Ranchi xiss@xiss.ac.in

Institutes using XAT Score

Institute Name Website Location Email
Accurate Institute of Management and Technology www.accurate.in Greater Noida info@accurate.in
Acharya Bangalore B-School www.acharyabbs.ac.in Bangalore admissions@acharyabbs.ac.in
Acharya School of Management www.acharya.ac.in Bangalore directorasm@acharya.ac.in
Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences www.theaims.ac.in Bangalore admission@theaims.ac.in
Adarsh Institute of Management & Information Technology (AIMIT) www.adarshaimit.com Bangalore admissions@adarshaimit.com
Alliance University, Alliance School of Business www.alliance.edu.in Bangalore mba@alliance.edu.in
Amrita School of Business www.amrita.edu/asb Coimbatore asb@amrita.edu
APG Shimla University www.apg.edu.in Shimla admissions@apg.edu.in
Aryans Business School www.aryans.edu.in Punjab info@aryans.edu.in
ABS Asian Business School (NOIDA) www.abs.edu.in Uttar Pradesh info@abs.edu.in
Asia Pacific Institute of Management www.asiapacific.edu New Delhi admissions@asiapacific.edu
Asian School of Business Management www.asbm.ac.in, institute@asbm.ac.in Odisha admission@asbm.ac.in
Balaji Institute of Modern Management(BIMM) www.balajisociety.org Pune bijupillai@balajisociety.org
Bengal Institute of Business Studies www.bibs.co.in Kolkata admissions@bibs.co.in
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM) www.bulmim.ac.in New Delhi info@bulmim.ac.in,director@bulmim.ac.in
Bhavan's Centre for Communication and Management www.bvbbhubaneswar.org Bhubaneswar bvb.mba.bbsr@gmail.com
Birla Institute of Management Technology www.bimtechbbsr.ac.in Odisha director.bbsr@bimtech.ac.in
Birla Institute of Management Technology www.bimtech.ac.in Greater Noida director@bimtech.ac.in
BLS Institute of Management www.blsim.org Mohan Nagar bls_im@vsnl.net
BML Munjal University bml.edu.in Gurgoan tapan.panda@bml.edu.in
BNM Institute of Technology www.bnmit.org Bangalore bnmitprincipal@yahoo.co.in
Centurion University of Technology and Management www.cutm.ac.in Dist.Khurda join@cutm.ac.in
Chandragupta Institutre of Management Patna www.cimp.ac.in Bihar admission@cimp.ac.in
CMS Business School www.bschool.cms.ac.in Bangalore bschool@cms.ac.in
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Institute of Management and Higher Studies www.dduinstitute.org Kanpur dduinstitutemhs@yahoo.co.in
Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research www.dspsr.in Delhi info@dspsr.in
Desh Bhagat Institute of Management & Computer Sciences www.deshbhagatinstitutes.com Amloh contact@deshbhagatinstitutes.com
Development Management Institute www.dmi.brlps.in/www.dmi.ac.in Bihar admissions@dmi.brlps.in
Disha Institute of Management and Technology www.dimatindia.com Dist.  Raipur info@dimatindia.com
Doon Business School Global www.doonbusinessschool.com Uttarakhand info@dbs.org.in
Driems Business School www.dbs.ac.in Cuttack driemsbschool@gmail.com
EMPI Business School www.empiindia.com Delhi admission@empi.ac.in
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDlI) www.ediindia.ac.in Gandhinagar pgp@ediindia.org
First India Group of Institutions www.stmi.in/www.rimgurgaon.com Gurgaon admissions@stmi.in,admissions@rimgurgaon.com
Flame School of Business www.flame.edu.in Pune admission@flame.edu.in
Fortune Institute of International Business www.fiib.edu.in New Delhi fiib@fiib.edu.in
FORE School of Management,New Delhi www.fsm.ac.in New Delhi director@fsm.ac.in
GIBS Business School www.gibsbschool.com Next to KTM, Bangalore info@gibsbscool.com
Gitam Institute of Management www.gitam.edu Vishakhapatnam admissions.gim@gitam.in
Gitam School of International Business www.gsib.org Visakhapatnam admission@gsib.org
Globsyn Business School www.globsyn.edu.in Kolkata gbs@globsyn.com
GNIMS Business School www.gnims.edu.in Maharashtra bigyan.verma@gnims.com
Goa Institute of Management www.gim.ac.in Goa admissions@gim.ac.in
Great Lakes Institute of Management www.greatlakes.edu.in Tamilnadu easwar@greatlakes.edu.in
HDF School of Management www.hdf.ac.in Cuttack mukti@hdf.ac.in
Hyderabad Business School,Gitam University ghbs.in Telangana hbs@gitam.in/alb@gitam.in
IBMR - Business Schools www.ibmrbschool.org Bangalore mba@ibmrbschool.org
ICBM - School of Business Excellence www.icbm.ac.in Hyderabad icbmhyd@gmail.com
Institute for Future Education, Entrepreneurship& Leadership www.ifeel.edu.in Lonavala director@ifeel.edu.in,doctorcheema@rediffmail.com
IFIM Business School www.ifimbschool.com Bangalore registrar@ifimbschool.com
IILM College of Management Studies www.iilmcms.ac.in Greater Noida admissions@iilmcms.ac.in
IILM Graduate School of Management www.iilmgsm.ac.in Greater Noida admissions@iilmgsm.ac.in
IILM Institute for Business and Management www.iilminstitute.ac.in Haryana admissions@iilminstitute.ac.in
IIMT School of Management (ISM) www.ism.edu.in Gurgaon admissions@ism.edu.in
Indian Institute of Finance www.iif.edu Greater Noida info@iif.edu
Indian Institute of Forest Management www.iifm.ac.in M.P pgdfmadmission@iifm.ac.in
Indian Institute of cost and management studies & research www.indsearch.org Pune search@indsearch.org
Indus Business Academy www.iba.ac.in Bangalore admissions@iba.ac.in
Indus World School of Business www.iwsb.in NCR admissions@iwsb.in
Institute for Financial Management and Research www.ifmr.ac.in Andhra Pradesh pgdm@ifmr.ac.in
Institute for Technology and Management www.itm.edu Navi Mumbai jayshelar@itm.edu
Institute of Business Studies and Research www.ibsar.ac.in Navi Mumbai info@ibsar.ac.in
Institute of Health Management Research www.iihmr.org Jaipur admissionsjpr@iihmr.org
Institute of Management & Information Science (IMIS) www.imis.ac.in Bhubaneswar imis@imis.ac.in
IMS-Noida www.imsnoida.in Noida deanadmission@imsnoida.com
Institute of Management Technology ( Dubai) www.imtdubai.ac.ae Dubai - UAE admissions@imtdubai.ac.ae
Institute of Management Technology ( Hyderabad) www.imthyderabad.edu.in Hyderabad admissions@imthyderabad.edu.in
Institute of Management Technology ( Nagpur) www.imtnagpur.ac.in Nagpur admissions@imtnag.ac.in
Institute of Management Technology (Ghaziabad) www.imt.edu Ghaziabad admissions@imt.edu
Institute of Rural Management Anand www.irma.ac.in Gujarat contact@irma.ac.in/janak@irma.ac.in
Institute of Science & Management www.iismr.org Ranchi rch_iism@sancharnet.in
International Academy of Management & Entrepreneurship (IAME) www.iame.org.in Bangalore admissions@iame.org.in
International Institute of Business studies www.iibsonline.com Bangalore info@iibsonline.com
International School of Business & Media www.isbm.ac.in Pune admissions@isbm.ac.in
International School of Management Excellence www.isme.in Bangalore admissions@isme.in
Invertis Institute of Management Studies www.invertis.org Bareilly info@invertis.org
ISBR Business School www.isbr.in Bangalore info@isbr.in
Jagan Institute of Management Studies www.jimsindia.org NewDelhi neha.bhatheja@jimsindia.org/jims@vsnl.com
Jagran Institute of Communication and Management www.jicm.edu.in Bhopal admininfo@jicm.edu.in
Jaipuria Institute of Management www.jaipuria.ac.in Indore indore@jaipuria.ac.in
Jaipuria Institute of Management www.jaipuria.ac.in Lucknow lucknow@jaipuria.ac.in
Jaipuria Institute of Management www.jaipuria.ac.in Noida noida@jaipuria.ac.in
Jaipuria Institute of Management www.jaipuria.ac.in Jaipur jaipur@jaipuria.ac.in
O.P. Jindal Global University www.jgbs.edu.in Haryana admissions.jgbs@edu.in,rsarkar@jgu.edu.in
JK Lakshmipat University www.jklu.edu.in Jaipur vc@jklu.edu.in
JRE Group Of Institutions www.jre.edu.in Greater Noida admission@jre.edu.in
Kaziranga University www.kazirangauniversity.in Assam info@kazirangauniversity.in
Kejriwal Institute of Management & Development Studies www.kimds.in/www.kimds.co.in Ranchi diwakarpandey21@gmail.com
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies www.kiams.ac.in Harihar admissions@kiams.ac.in
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research http://simsr.somaiya.edu Mumbai director@simsr@somaiya.edu
Kohinoor Business School, Khandala www.kohinoor.ac.in Khandala kbs@kohinoor.ac.in,bigyan.verma@kohinoor.ac.in
Krupajal Business School www.krupajalbschool.org Bhubaneswar admissions@krupajalbschool.org
Lovely Professional University www.lpu.in Distt.Kapurthala admissions@lpu.co.in
Management Education & Research Institute www.meri.edu.in New Delhi meribs@meri.edu.in
Mangalvedhekar Institute of Management (MIM) www.mangalvedhekar.org Solapur solapur00@gmail.com
Manipal University Jaipur www.jaipur.manipal.edu Jaipur registrar@jaipur.manipal.edu
Marian Institute of Health Care Management www.marianinstitute.in Panaji marianinstitute@dataone.in
Master School of Management www.msmindia.org Meerut sudhirsharma@msmindia.org
MATS Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship www.mats.ac.in Bangalore matsacademy@vsnl.net
MISB Bocconi www.misbbocconi.com Mumbai info@misbbocconi.com
MIT Pune's, MIT School of Telecom Management www.mitsot.com Pune malhar@mitsot.com
MIT School of Business www.mitsob.net Pune learning@mitsob.net
M S Ramaiah Institute of Management www.msrim.org/www.msrim.in Bangalore admissions@msrim.org
Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) www.mica.ac.in Ahmedabad admissions@micamail.in
MVRR Institute of Business Management www.mvrribmgudlavalleru.ac.in Krishna mvribm@gmail.com
Myra  School of Business www.myra.ac.in Mysore info@myra.ac.in
NIIT University www.niituniversity.in Rajasthan admissions@niituniversity.in
National Institute of Securities Markets www.nism.ac.in Navi Mumbai admissions@nism.ac.in
National School of Business nsbindi.org Bangalore president@nsbindia.org
New Delhi Institute of Management www.@ndimdelhi.org New Delhi director@ndimdelhi.org
Praxis Business School www.praxis.ac.in Kolkata accounts@praxis.ac.in
Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research www.welingkar.org Mumbai admissions@welingkar.org
Pune Institute of Business Management www.pibm.in Pune admin@pibm.in
Raffles University Japanese Zone www.rafflesuniversity.edu.in Rajasthan sanjeev.kumar@rafflesuniversity.edu.in
Ravenshaw Management Centre www.ravenshawuniversity.ac.in Cuttack placementcell@ravenshawmanagementcentre.com
Regional College of Management Autonomous www.rcm.ac.in Bhubaneswar director@rcm.ac.in
Regional College of Management Bangalore www.rcmb.in Bangalore mandal@isbe.in,director@rcmb.in
RICS School of Built Environment,Amity University www.ricssbe@rics.org Noida ricssbe@rics.org
Sharda University www.sharda.ac.in Greater Noida admissiondirector@sharda.ac.in
Shanti Business School www.shantibschool.edu.in Ahmedabad info@shantibschool.edu.in
S P Jain Institute of Management & Research www.spjimr.org Mumbai binduk@spjimr.org
School of Management www.presidencyuniversity.in Bangalore deansom@presidencyuniversity.in
School of Management Sciences www.smsvaranasi.com Varanasi admissionsms@rediffmail.com
School of Management, KIIT University www.ksom.ac.in Bhubaneswar admission@ksom.ac.in
School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University http://www.spm.pdpu.ac.in/index.asp Gujarat admissions@spm.pdpu.ac.in
SCMS Cochin School of Business www.scms.edu.in Cochin scms@scmsgroup.org
Shiva Institute of Management Studies www.shivaims.edu.in Ghaziabad shiva_ims@yahoo.co.in
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development www.sdmimd.ac.in Mysore admission@sdmimd.ac.in
SIET Institute of Management www.bsim.in Bangalore info@simb.in/admissions@simb.in
Siva Sivani Institute of Management www.ssim.ac.in Secunderabad info@ssim.ac.in
Sri Shrada Institute of Indian Management Research www.srisiim.org New Delhi srisiim2010@gmail.com
Sri Sri University www.srisriuniversity.edu.in Cuttack admissions@srisriuniversity.edu.in
Suryadatta Group of Institutes www.suryadatta.org Pune support@suryadatta.org
T A Pai Management Institute www.tapmi.edu.in Udupi Dist admissions2014@tapmi.edu.in
Taxila Business School www.taxila.in Jaipur info@taxila.in
The National Management School www.nms.edu.in Chennai admissions@nms.edu.in
Training & Advanced Studies in Management and Communications Ltd (TASMAC) www.tasmac.ac.in/wales Pune giridua@tasmac.ac.in
United World School of Business www.unitedworld.in Kolkata admissions@unitedworld.in
Vanguard Business School www.vanguardbschool.com Bangalore manali@vanguardbschool.com
VIT Business School www.vit.ac.in Vellore pgadmission@vit.ac.in,ejames@vit.ac.in
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management http://vjim.edu.in Hyderabad admissions@vjim.edu.in
Vivekananda Insititute of Professional Studies - Technical Campus www.dsb.edu.in New Delhi contact@dsb.edu.in
Vivekananda Global University www.vgu.ac.in Jaipur info@vgu.ac.in,dms@vgu.ac.in
WLC College India www.wlccollege.org Noida mail@wiganindia.org
WOXSEN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS www.woxsen.edu.in Hyderabad admissions@woxsen.edu.in 

XAT – 2018 – Registration Process

Visit xatonline.in choose the tab "Click here for New Registration" and enter Name, Contact details and Email-id. A Provisional XAT ID and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional XAT ID and Password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional XAT ID number and Password will also be sent.

  1. In case the candidate is unable to complete the application form in one go, he / she can save the data already entered by choosing "SAVE AND NEXT" tab. Prior to submission of the online application candidates are advised to use the "SAVE AND NEXT" facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. Visually Impaired candidates should fill the application form carefully and Verify / get the details verified to ensure that the same are correct prior to final submission.
  2. Candidates are advised to carefully fill and verify the details filled in the online application themselves as no change will be possible/ entertained after clicking the FINAL SUBMIT BUTTON.
  3. The Name of the candidate or his /her Father/ Husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the Certificates/ Mark sheets/Identity proof. Any  change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature. Validate your details and Save your application by clicking the 'Validate your details' and 'Save & Next' button.
  4. Candidates can proceed to upload Photo & Signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature detailed under point “C”.
  5. Candidates can proceed to fill other details of the Application Form.
  6. Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before FINAL SUBMIT.
  7. Modify details, if required, and click on 'FINAL SUBMIT' ONLY after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.
  8. Click on 'Payment' Tab and proceed for payment.
  9. Click on 'Submit' button.


Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees / intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate. XAT Registration Fee (without late fee)  –Rs. 1650/-   Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each. XAT Registration Fee (with late fee)  –Rs. 2000/-   Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 500/- each.

  1. The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.
  2. The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.
  3. After submitting your payment information in the online application form, PLEASE WAIT FOR THE INTIMATION FROM THE SERVER. DO NOT PRESS BACK OR REFRESH BUTTON IN ORDER TO AVOID DOUBLE CHARGE
  4. On successful completion of the transaction, an e-Receipt will be generated.Non-generation of 'E-Receipt' indicates PAYMENT FAILURE. On failure of payment, Candidates are advised to login again using their Provisional XAT ID and Password and repeat the process of payment.
  5. Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-Receipt and online Application Form. Please note that if the same cannot be generated, online transaction may not have been successful.
  6. For Card charges are listed in Indian Rupee. If you use a non-Indian credit card, your bank will convert to your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates.
  7. To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your transaction is completed.

There is facility to print application form containing fee details after payment of fees.

  1. The candidates are required to download the Challan Form and visit nearest IDBI Bank and make the payment.
  2. The Bank Shall retain Bank’s Copy and return Candidate’s Copy of the challan to the candidate.
  1. Please make a DD made from any bank in favour of “XLRI JAMSHEDPUR” payable at JAMSHEDPUR.
  2. After making Demand Draft applicant need to visit XAT login page and update the DD details (DD Number, Date and Bank Name).


Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his / her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below.

  • Photograph must be a recent passport size colour picture.
  • The picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
  • Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face.
  • If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows.
  • If you have to use flash, ensure there's no "red-eye".
  • If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.
  • Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your face.
  • Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred).
  • Size of file should be between 20kb-50kb.
  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB. If the size of the file is more than 50KB, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning.
  • The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.
  • The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
  • The Signature will be used to put on the ADMIT CARD and wherever necessary.
  • The Applicant’s signature obtained on the ADMIT CARD and attendance sheet at the time of the examination should match the uploaded signature. In case of mismatch, the candidate may be disqualified.
  • Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred).
  • Size of file should be between 10kb —20kb.
  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20KB.
  • Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch).
  • Set Color to True Color
  • File Size as specified above.
  • Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).
  • The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is: image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon. Candidates using MS Windows/MS Office can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50KB & 20KB respectively by using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager. Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using 'Save As' option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50KB (photograph) & 20KB (signature) by using crop and then resize option

**Please see point “C’ above for the pixel size+ in the 'Image' menu. Similar options are available in other photo editor also. If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed. While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate will be provided with a link to upload his photograph and signature. Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature

  1. There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature.
  2. Click on the respective link "Upload Photograph / Signature".
  3. Browse & Select the location where the Scanned Photo/ Signature file has been saved.
  4. Select the file by clicking on it.
  5. Click the 'Upload' button

Important Dates

XAT 2018

Important Events


Commencement of on-line registration of application


Closure of registration of application


Commencement of editing completed application details


Closure for editing completed application details


Last date for printing your application 15/12/2017
Online / Offline Fee Payment 16/08/2017 to 30/11/2017
Commencement of Downloading  Admit Card 20/12/2017
Exam Date 07/01/2018 (10.00 AM to 01.35 PM)

XAT Registration Fee (without late fee) –Rs. 1650/-  

Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each.

XAT Registration Fee (with late fee) –Rs. 2000/-  

Candidates interested in XLRI programmes needs to pay an additional fee of Rs. 500/- each.


Important Points

  1.  Basic Info  :   Once you complete filling the Basic Information, an email will be sent to your email id with a provisional XAT ID and password.
  2. Please quote your email (provided during the registration) and XAT ID for all future communication
  3. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address.
  4. Please ensure that you use your personal email address only as your primary email address in the application. (If you use your official email address and in case you switch jobs, it would be difficult for us to communicate with you).
  5. Please add admissions@xatonline.in as trusted sources in the anti-Spam software of your email. Otherwise, either you will not receive important emails or they will get delivered to your Spam/junk folder.
  6. Please access your emails regularly and ensure that your inbox is accessible.
  7. Please note that the XAT ID and password gives you an individual login on www.xatonline.in and on frequent intervals, you need to check for mails from XAT & other associated institutes.
  8. Please ensure that you give your correct mobile No. to receive SMS alerts.

Note: If you do not receive the registration confirmation mail, with your XAT ID & Password, within 24 hours of signing up, please check your spam/junk folder just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your inbox. If you are unable to locate the email, please write to admissions@xatonline.in citing your primary email id. or call us up on 1800 419 2929 between 08.00 a.m. and 08.00 p.m. ( IST ) if you are unable to reach the customer care executive, please write to admissions@xatonline.in. We shall get back to you in 48 hours. (Excluding Holidays)

Test Cities

XAT 2018 would be conducted across India in the following cities.

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Surat, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.

Two International Cities: Dubai and Kathmandu.


Test Structure

The exam shall consist of the following sections:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Language & Logical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • GK
  • Essay


NRI / Foreign Students Definition as per "Regulation for admission of NRI/Foreign Nationality/Person of Indian Origin", AICTE letter dated 24 April 2002 is as follows:

NRI : "NRI" in this context means Non-Resident Indian as defined in Income Tax Act, 1961 with the following clarifications: An individual is Non-Resident when he is "not a resident" or who is "not ordinarily resident". A person is treated as "not ordinarily resident" when any of the following conditions is satisfied:

  1. If he/she has not been resident in India in nine out of ten preceding years; or
  2. If he/she has not been in India for a period of 730 days or more during the preceding seven years.

Persons of Indian Origin : "Persons of Indian Origin" (PIO) in this context means a person having foreign citizenship (except Pakistan and Bangladesh) without "NRI" status, but who holds a Foreign Passport at the time of sending application, consideration for admission and during the period of his study and he/she or anyone/ both of his/her parents or anyone / both of his /her grandparents is (or was) / are (or were) citizen (s) of India by virtue of the provisions of the Constitution of India or Section 2 (b) of Citizenship Act, 1955 (Act No. 57 of 1955).

Foreign National: "Foreign National" (FN) in this context means an individual having citizenship of a foreign country (citizens of all countries other than India) and not having the status of "NRI" and/or "Persons of Indian Origin" (PIO).

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