XAT 2025: Registration (Started), Exam Date (5 Jan), Notification

XAT 2025 Application Form has been released from 15th July 2024 through online mode. The Exam will be conducted on 5th January 2025 through online (CBT) mode. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a university level entrance examination conducted every year.

Do you know ? XAT scores are accepted by 160 colleges situated across India.

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XAT 2025 Notifications – Registration Started


XAT 2025 Registration has been started from 15th July 2024. Check here for application form details.

Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI) is the conducting authority of entrance exam on behalf of XAMI (Xavier Association of Management Institutes). To get admission into management courses, the examination is conducted.

XAT 2025

All you need to know regarding XAT 2025 Exam: 

Eligible candidates will be able to get admission to MBA/ PGDM courses. The scores of XAT exam is accepted in more than 160 colleges across the nation including 10 XAMI member institutes and XLRI.

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Candidates can check the given section to know the complete details related to XAT 2025 exam such as application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, pattern, syllabus, fee, steps to apply, etc.

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XAT 2025 Overview

Exam NameXAT 2025
Full FormXavier Aptitude Test
Conducting AuthorityXavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur
Mode of examOnline mode
Exam date5th January 2025
Application modeOnline mode
Exam frequency Once a year
Courses OfferedMBA/ PGDM
Official websitexatonline.in

XAT 2025 Exam Dates

Candidates can check given table to know XAT exam dates:

EventsDates 2025 (Announced)
Online registration starts15th July 2024
Registration end date30th November 2024
Release of Admit card4th week of December 2024
XAT 2025 Exam Date5th January 2025
Answer key2nd week of January 2025
Answer key objection window startsJanuary 2025
Announcement of Result4th week of January 2025
Scorecard release4th week of January to 4th week of March 2025

XAT 2025 Application Form

Here are the complete information related to XAT 2025 application form:

  • Applicants are able to fill and submit the application form through online mode, no offline method is provided.
  • XAT 2025 registration has been started from 15th July 2024.
  • Before filling the application form, candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria from below.
  • Start with a registration procedure by entering the name, email ID, contact details to generate login credentials.
  • Upload the necessary document such as certificates/ marksheets/ identity proof in prescribed format.
  • Fill the application form with a detail such as personal details, academic details, work experience details.
  • Candidates are advised to fill all the details carefully in the form as their will be no correction facility provided to edit the details.
  • After filling the form, select XLRI programmes as per the candidate’s preference & select the test city preference.
  • Candidates are advised to complete the registration procedure before the second week of December 2024 as it will be last date to apply.
  • Do not forget to take a hardcopy of the application form after submission for further usage.

Application Fee:

  • The XAT 2025 application fee is different for every category candidate.
  • There is no offline method provided to submit the registration fee.
  • For online mode, debit card (Rupay, Visa, Master card, Maestro), credit card, Net banking, IMPS, Cash cards, mobile wallets is available.
  • We are providing the application fee below in tabular format:
ParticularApplication Fee
XAT Registration fee (without late fee)

Candidates interested in XLRI programme need to pay additional fee

Rs 2200/-

Rs 200/- each

Indian Candidates applying for PGDM through GMAT/GRERs 2500/-
NRI/ Foreign candidates applying for one or more programme through GMATRs 5000/-

How to Apply for XAT 2025

To know step-by-step procedure to fill XAT 2025 form, check out the given section:

  • Step-1: Visit the website of XAT (Link is given above).
  • Step-2: On the homepage, click on the “Register” button to proceed.
  • Step-3: Enter the valid email ID and Phone number to register & generate Login details.
  • Step-4: Press the “Save & Exit” button to continue.
  • Step-5: After registration, upload the scanned photograph & signature as per the given specifications.
  • Step-6: Fill the form with academic details & work experience details.
  • Step-7: Click on the “Final Submit” button to proceed.
  • Step-8: Now select XLRI programme as per the preference & test city.
  • Step-9: Start with the payment option by clicking on “Payment” button.
  • Step-10: Submit the registration fee using available payment gateways.
  • Step-11: Press the “Submit” button.
  • Step-12: A confirmation page will be displayed on the screen.
  • Step-13: Take a hardcopy of the form and keep it safe till the admission procedure.
Check Here – How to Fill XAT Application Form

XAT 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Given below are the complete details related to XAT eligibility criteria. Before filling the form, candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria:

  • Nationality: Indian Citizen are eligible to apply for exam.
  • Qualification: Applying candidates with bachelor’s degree or three-year duration program or equivalent from any recognized college or institute in any stream will be eligible to apply.
  • Age Limit: No age limit criteria will be there to apply for entrance exam.
  • Appearing: Those appearing candidates in the final year of examination by 10th June 2025 will also be eligible to apply.

XAT 2025 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check out the given section to know XAT exam pattern 2025:

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted through online (CBT) mode.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked in the exam.
  • Duration: 3 hours will be provided to appear in the exam.
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be given for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: For every incorrect response, 0.25 mark will be deducted.
  • Section: Exam will be divided into two parts part 1 and part 2.

Part 1:

SubjectsNo. of Questions
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation28
Decision Making21
Verbal and Logical Ability26

Part 2:

Subjects No. of Questions
General Knowledge25
Essay Writing1

XAT 2025 Syllabus

The XAT 2025 syllabus will be released by the authority through online mode. It will consist with a various topic such as Decision marking and analytical reasoning, verbal and logical ability, quantitative ability and data interpretation, & General knowledge.

In the pointers below, we have mentioned the XAT syllabus 2025:

Essay WritingIn this section, candidates will write The essay on Social and Economic events.
General KnowledgeSports, Awards, Politics, History, Business, Economics, Nation and States.
Quantitative AptitudeSpeed and Distance, Geometry, Statics, Graphs, Tables, Arithmetic, Heights and Distance, etc.
Verbal and Logical AbilityPara Jumble, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks with suitable answer, critical reasoning, etc.
Decision MakingData arrangement text, Condition and grouping test, complex, case lets.

XAT 2025 Preparation Tips

We have provided some of the effective preparation tips below to score better in the XAT 2025 examination:

  • On daily basis, get plenty of quality sleep at least 7-8 hours without fail.
  • Having a fixed schedule is a very important for XAT 2025 preparation as the consistency is the key to success.
  • Try to prioritize the sections that need more works.
  • During preparation, keep up some physical activities do not spend all the time on studies.
  • Try to solve mock test every day to score better in the exam.
  • Gather all the study materials such as notes, reference books, mock papers, formula sheets.

XAT 2025 Books

Candidates can check out the given section to know the most popular books to prepare for the exam:

  • Jabbing the XAT (with solved papers) by RK Jha
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning by Arihant Publications
  • Target XAT (Past papers & mock tests) by Disha Publication
  • Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • How to prepare for Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha
  • Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit k Sinha
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin

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XAT Books

XAT 2025 Exam Center

Here we have mentioned the list of exam center where XAT 2025 exam will be held:

BengaluruLucknowAurangabad City (Maharashtra)
Bhilai NagarMangaloreKannur
BhubaneswarMysuru (Mysore)Kolkata
Bokaro Steel CityNagpurKota

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Answer: No, the XAT 2025 correction facility will not be provided by the authority.

Answer: No, there is no age limit to apply for XAT 2025 exam.

Answer: No, candidates have to submit the application form through online mode only on the website.

Answer: No, the XAT 2025 exam will be conducted in English language only.

Answer: No, the application fee can be submitted through online mode only.

Answer: The XAT 2025 application fee is Rs 2200 for every category candidates.

Answer: Yes, 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect responses.

Answer: Yes, appearing candidates in the final year of bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply.

XAT 2025 Admit Card

XAT Admit card 2025 will be released in the last week of December 2024. Candidates will be able to download the admit card through online mode. Login details such as User ID and password will be required to download the admit card.

Candidates are advised to keep the hardcopy of the admit card safe till the admission. It will be mandatory to carry the hardcopy of the admit card to the exam center. It will consist with the details such as name, exam center, date, time, signature, photograph, etc.

XAT 2025 Answer Key

After the few days from the XAT 2025 entrance exam, the answer key will be release by the authority. The XAT answer key will be release in the second week of January 2025. Candidates will be able to access the answer key through online mode.

It will be published in PDF format. It will be released along with XAT response sheet on the website. Candidates will be able to calculate their estimated scores with the help of answer key. On the basis of the answer key, the final result will be prepared by the authority.

XAT 2025 Result

The XAT result 2025 will be announced in the last week of January 2025. Those appeared candidates in the entrance exam will be eligible to download the result from the website. The authority will release the result through online mode, no offline method will be available to download the result.

XAT ID and Date of Birth will be required to download the XAT 2025 result. Candidates are advised to keep the hardcopy of the result safe for further usage in admission. The merit list will be prepared by the authority on the basis of the marks scored in the exam.

XAT 2025 Scorecard

Those appeared candidates in XAT 2025 exam will be able to download the scorecard from the website. It will be published in the last week of January 2025 on the website to download.

The XAT 2025 scorecard will be released for every participated candidate in exam individually. Login details will be required to download the scorecard. Candidates will also be able to apply for various management programs institutes across the country along with the XAT scorecard.

XAT 2025 Cut Off

XAT 2025 cut off will be released through online mode on the website. Cutoff is the minimum marks candidates will have to obtained to be eligible for further admission procedure.

Every participating institute will release their individual XAT cut off 2025 on their respective website. Candidates will have to check out the cut off marks of every participating institute before applying.

XAT 2025 Counselling

Those qualified candidates in XAT 2025 entrance examination will be eligible to participate in the counselling procedure. This XAT counselling will be the last step of admission procedure. Various participating institutes will conduct separate counseling procedure for admission in their management programs.

The admission procedure will be different for every participating institution. It will consist with the various steps such as Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Candidates will have to qualify both the counselling rounds to be eligible for the admission.

Participating Institutes of XAT 2025

Here are the various participating institutes of XAT 2025:

  • Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University
  • Xavier Institute of Social Service
  • Xavier Business School (XBS) St. Xavier’s University Kolkata
  • XLRI Xavier School of Management
  • Loyola Institute of Business Management, Chennai
  • Joseph’s Institute of Management
  • Xavier Institute of Development Action and Sciences (XIDAS)
  • Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology
  • Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
  • Flame University: School of Business
  • First India Group of Institutions
  • Disha Institute of Management and Technology
  • Calcutta Business School
  • Development Management Institute
  • Doon Business School
  • Christ Institute of Management, Lavasa (Christ University)
  • ABBS School of Management
  • GITAM Hyderabad Business School
  • BNM Institute of Technology

In case of any query related to XAT 2025 Exam, candidates can feel free to ask their queries below in the comment section.

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