Exam Details

XAT 2021

Level National
Application start date 12/09/2020
Application end date 30/11/2020
Exam date 03/01/2021
Admin card date 20/12/2020
Result date 31/01/2021

Other Detail


XAT 2021 (Xavier Aptitude Test)

XLRI Jamshedpur will conduct the Xavier Aptitude Test, better known as XAT 2021 in the first week of January 2021. XAT is a national level entrance test which is held annually for admission in postgraduate management programmers in 150 management institutions that accept XAT score. The registration for XAT 2021 start From 10 September 2020 in online mode and will continue until the 30 November 2020. As per the exam pattern, XAT 2021 is a computer-based test which will consist of two parts. Part A will consist of MCQ questions from topics such as English Language and Logical Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability, whereas, the second part consists of General Knowledge. Around 75,000 candidates are expected to appear for the examination across 46 cities

XAT 2021 Overview

Exam Name

Xavier Aptitude Test, also known as XAT

Conducting body

XLRI Jamshedpur

Exam type

National Level Post-Graduate exam

Purpose of Test

Qualifying Test for admission to XLRI and 150+ Bschools

Mode of the Exam

Online (Computer-based)

Duration of the Exam

3 hours

Annual No. of Test Takers

Approx. 75,000

Exam Pattern

Objective and Subjective questions

Negative Marking

Yes (0.25 marks or 1/4th of the total marks for each wrong answer)

XAT 2021 Convenor

Notified soon (XAT 2020 Convenor - Fr Antony Uvari)


XAT 2021 Important Dates


Important Dates (tentative)

XAT 2021 Notification

7 Sep 2020

Application process starts

12 Sep 2020

Application Process ends (without late fee)

30 November 2020

Late application deadline (with late fee)

10 December 2020

Admit card availability

20 December 2020

XAT 2021 Exam

3 January 2021

XAT 2021 Result

31 january 2021


XAT Application Fee

The XAT application fee last year was Rs. 1700 (without late fee). According to last year XAT exam fees, the application received after the deadline had to include the late application fee of Rs. 2000.

For each XLRI programmers, candidates need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300. The late applications would be charged Rs. 500.

The application fee for XAT 2021 is likely to remain along the same lines. Payment Modes - Candidates need to pay the fee online through Credit Cards, Debit Cards (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro), and Internet Banking.


XAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

Ø  One must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised board or university. The duration of the graduation should be a at least of three years.

Ø  According to XAT Eligibility Criteria 2021, a candidate is eligible to appear in XAT 2021, if he/she holds recognized Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 3 years duration or equivalent in any discipline.

Ø  XLRI has not prescribed any age limit to apply for the exam under the XAT eligibility criteria 2021.

Ø  XAT Eligibility for NRI/Foreign candidates - NRI or foreign national candidates have the option to apply through GMAT scores.


How to Fill XAT 2021 Application Form:

6 Steps of XAT Registration 2021

XAT registration process is online now. It is important to know how to fill XAT 2021 application form and make payment of XAT registration fee to become eligible for XAT 2021 exam.  XLRI Jamshedpur has released a 6 step XAT 2021 Registration and Application process. There is no separate XAT 2021 application form. For XAT 2021 Registration, the candidates have to complete the process in following 6 steps:

Step-1: Register on official XAT website to get XAT 2021 ID and Password

Step-2: Fill in Complete Personal Details in XAT 2021 Application Form

Step-3: Fill in Academics from class 10 onwards on the next page of XAT application form

Step-4: Fill in Work Experience after Graduation in completed months

Step-5: Fill in your choice of XLRI Programmes and choice of XAT Test City

Step-6: Make Payment online for XAT 2021 Registration Fee, XAT Application Fee and XLRI Programme Application Fee

Exam pattern

XAT 2021 Exam Details:

XAT 2021 exam pattern is as below:


Section in XAT 2021

No. of questions

Time Duration

Part 1st

Verbal and Logical Ability


No Time Limit

Decision Making


No Time Limit

Quantitative Ability & Data Inter.


No Time Limit


74 Total MCQs

165 Minutes 

Part 2nd

General Knowledge




25 Total MCQs

15 Minutes 

Part 1st + Part 2nd

Total questions


180 Minutes



XAT 2021 Syllabus



Verbal and Logical Ability

Vocabulary, Analogy-based on vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Sentence correction, Grammar, Fill in the blanks, Paragraph Formation Questions, Poem, etc.


Arithmetic, Analytical Reasoning, Situational, etc.


Percentage, Profit & Loss, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Equations, Polynomials, Numbers, Progressions, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Data Sufficiency, Scatter Plots and Bar Charts, etc.


History, Currency, Invention, Geography, National Capital, Culture, Books and authors, Personalities, Important Dates, Films, Science and Business, Current affairs, etc.

Exam Center Details

S.No. State City