XAT 2021

XAT 2021: Xavier School of Management (XLRI) located in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, It is one of the most prestigious B-school of our country which offers full-time residential MBA, Masters Program, Research Program, and Executive Program. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is an entrance exam conducted by XLRI, through which eligible candidates can take admission in these courses. Candidates are advised to read the official advertisement before filling the application form. Check here all the important details about XAT 2021.

XAT 2021: Important Dates

Online registration starts 2nd week of August 2020
Closing date to submit applications last week of November 2020
Admit Card release last week of December 2020
Examination Date 1st week of January 2021
Declaration of Result January 2021

Eligibility Criteria

  • All Indian candidates are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates from Dubai and Kathmandu also have the option to appear for the entrance exam.
  • NRI and foreign candidates who seek admission in XLRI – School of Management need not apply for the exam and can apply through GMAT score.
  • Applicant should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a state or central recognized University / College / Institute.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year examination of their graduation are also eligible to apply.
  • Appearing applicant has to submit proof of graduation before the start of the academic session.

Application Fee

  • The fee payment can be done through online modes like Debit/Credit card or Net Banking.
  • Candidates interested in XAT will have to pay Rs. 1700/- only.
  • Candidates interested in XLRI need to pay an additional fee of Rs.300/- each.

Exam Pattern

  • The paper pattern goes on changing year after year.
  • The exam will be a Computer Based Test.
  • +1 Mark for Each Correct answer for MCQs.
  • 25 (¼) mark will be deducted for every wrong answer for MCQs.
  • The time duration for Part 1 will be 165minutes
  • The time duration for Part 2 will be 15minutes
  • Maximum marks will be 100
Section Number of questions
Part-1 74 Total MCQs
Verbal and Logical Ability 26
Decision Making 21
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 27
Part-2 25 Total MCQs
General Knowledge 25
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2) 99
  • The test paper is divided into 4 sections without Essay writing section.
  • Section A of Part I would be on Verbal Ability & Logical reasoning and has 26 questions
  • Section B of Part I would be on Decision Making and consists of 21 questions
  • Section C of Part I would be on Quantitative Ability is proposed to have 27 questions
  • Section 4 in Part II would consist of 25 MCQs on General Knowledge

Admit Card

  • Candidates will be able to download their XAT 2021 Admit Cards from www.xatonline.net.in.
  • Admit Cards will be issued only for those candidates who have successfully applied for XAT 2021.
  • It is important to take Admit Card with you while going to the examination center.
  • Candidate will not be allowed to give the exam, without the admit card.

Exam Center

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

Answer Key

  • XAT answer key 2021 will be published after an exam.
  • This answer key will be very helpful for the candidates to get some idea about the marks they’ve scored in the XAT exam.


  • The result and scorecard will be released only in the online mode.
  • Result and Score Card will be disclosed in January 2021.
  • XAT Result and Score Card can be downloaded in the form of pdf.
  • The complete information about the XAT Result and Score Card is hosted here.

Cut Off

  • Only the candidates who meet the minimum cutoff percentile will be eligible for the next rounds.
  • XLRI will announce the official cut off along with the result.
  • The table given below provides official XLRI cut off scores –
Section HR BM GMP
Verbal Ability 76.69 79.46 5 and above
Decision Making 71.628 76.84 5 and above
Quantitative Ability 70.07 88.7 6 and above
Total Cutoff 92.55 96 22 and above


Verbal Ability

Correct use of words Completion of paragraph
Jumbled Paragraphs Correction of errors in sentences
Completion of sentences English Vocabulary based questions

Reading Comprehension (RC)

The inference from the passage In the context of the passage –True/false statements
The main idea of RC passage Author’s view on various issues raised in the RC passage
Purpose of the RC passage Explanation of the words & phrases as used in the passage

Logical Reasoning (LR)

Analogy Judgment
Clocks Binary logic
Calendars Blood relations
Fact Logical sequence
Premise Assumption
Inference Seating arrangement

Decision Making

Case lets Complex Arrangement
Data Arrangement Test Conditions and Grouping Test

Quantitative Ability

Speed LCM and HCF Surds and Indices
Algebra Percentages Quadratic Equations
Averages Profit and Loss Probability Functions
Pure Math Number System Time, Distance and Work
Logarithm Mensuration Mixtures and Allegations
Set Theory Venn diagrams Permutation and Combination
Inequalities Linear Equations Interest (Simple and Compound)
Progressions Complex Numbers Ratio and Proportion and others
Trigonometry Binomial Theorem Geometry including Co-ordinate Geometry

Data Interpretation (DI)

Data Tables Pie charts
Data charts Graphs
Bar diagrams Data analysis and comparison

General Knowledge

Finance Business & Economy
Who’s who Capitals & Currencies
Economics Constitution of India
Books & Authors Company profiles and logos
Conventional GK National and International current affairs


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