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How to Apply for XAT 2017?

Published On: 28 Sep 2011 | Last Updated On: 10 Aug 2016

Admission to various postgraduate programs in over 100 institutes across the country is done through Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). XLRI conducts test on behalf of the XAMI. For more than 60 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. The XAT score is being used by more than 100 institutes for the admission. This year, XAT is expected to be held in the 1st week of Sunday, 2017.

How to Apply for XAT 2017:

  • Visit xatonline.net.in click on Register, create a new account with your personal email id, you will receive a unique XAT ID and registration link.
  • Click on the link and create your own password. (Next time you will be allowed to login with this XAT ID and password).
  • Select your Citizenship (Indian/ Foreign / NRI).
  • If you are interested to apply for XLRI, select the programme of your choice Business Management (BM)/Human Resource Management (HRM)/Global Business Management(GBM)/General Management Programme (GMP). Candidates not interested in any of the XLRI programmes can skip this step.
  • Fill preliminary information (Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Category and Phone Number etc….)
  • Provide your mailing address and permanent address.
  • Provide your educational qualification starting from 10th onwards.
  • Provide details of work experience starting from the latest job. Candidates desirous of applying to GMP must have total experience of five years till March 31, 2017.
  • Choose the XAT 2017 test city.
  • You can preview the inputs you have entered.
  • Please upload your scanned digital photograph and signature less than 1 MB.
  • There are three possible modes of payment
    • Mode 1: 
      • Online Payment Gateway: Through VISA/Master Credit/Debit Cards (American Express Card is inadmissible)
      • IDBI Net banking (this option is available only for IDBI account holder)
    • Mode 2: Cash Payment: Please take a print out of the XAT Pay-In-Slip visit nearest IDBI bank and make the payment.
    • Mode 3: Demand Draft: Please make a DD made from any Bank in favour of "XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT" payable at Jamshedpur.
  • Candidates only interested in XAT but not in XLRI need to pay a fee of Rs. 1500/-(Rupees Fifteen Hundred only). Candidates interested in XLRI program(s) needs to pay an additional fee of Rs.250/- each.
  • Print XAT Confirmation page, in future for all correspondence with XAT office, quote your XAT ID.
  • Please Send Confirmation page and the Demand Draft to:
  • The Chairperson Admission, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur- 831001.
  • The same must be sent within fifteen days from the issuance of DD.
  • If you have made the payment other than DD you should not send the confirmation page.
Important Dates:
  • Commencement of online application: 3rd week of August, 2016.
  • Last date for applying: 1st week of December, 2016.
  • Downloading of admit cards: 3rd week of December, 2016.
  • Date of XAT: 1st week of January 2017.
  • Declaration of result: 4th week of January, 2017.
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