XAT 2016 – Xavier’s Admission Test

By | June 7, 2016

XAT 2016 – Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is one of the most reputed and highly calibrated business entrance examinations of the country. It is also one of the highest participating examinations of the country. Xavier Institute of Management which was earlier known by the name Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur is the responsible institute which conducts the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) for entrance into the best Business management colleges of the country. XLRI has over the years become a brand as it stands tall of many IIMs when it comes to the focus enterprises such as campus placements, business exposure and foreign collaboration. The candidates must take the XAT 2016 on the basis of which they would be allocated the colleges and the departments they desire for.

Details Information –  XAT 2016

The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national level aptitude test conducted by the XLRI to induct the candidates into its extensive courses such as:

  • Business Management and
  • Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (PMIR)

The aptitude test is also conducted for the 15 month General Management Program (GMP) which is its one of the most extensive business management programs. The XAT is one of the highly competitive examinations which see lakhs of candidates take part in it. The examination is a precursor to admission into the infamous Xavier Institute of Management and Goa Institute of Management. The score of XAT is also valid for admission into various other management institutes as well.

Eligibility Criteria as per the XAT 2016

The candidates who want to appear in the written examination of the XAT and get admission through it must check the following eligibility criteria:

  • The candidates must have graduated from any discipline from a recognized university under the MHRD.
  • The candidates must have attained graduation till the start of the course in 2017 which means the final year students are also eligible to participate.
  • The candidates must have score more than 50% marks in the graduation which would be a sum total of all the years of graduation.

Details as per the XAT 2016 Application form

Candidates must fill the XAT Application form to participate in the examination. The Application form for XAT will be released along with the XAT Notification in the 3rd week of August 2016 and will be available till the month of November 2016. The candidates will have to visit the official website of XAT to fill the application form. The examination for the same would be conducted in the month of December 2016. There are 3 steps for completing the registration and application process. The first step is to register in order to create XAT ID and password by filling up your details. In the next step, you have to log-in through your newly acquired login credentials. You have to pay the application fee of Rs.1000. The third and final step involves uploading photograph and signature.

Exam Pattern for XAT 2016

Following is the exam pattern for the XAT 2016 Exam:

  • There would be two papers which will have three sections each.
  • The first section will have 91 questions for which the total time allotted would be 140 minutes.
  • The second paper will have General Awareness sections which will have30 questions and an essay for which the time allotted would be 40 minutes.
  • There will also be a provision of negative marking as 1/4th of the marks would get deducted for every wrong answer.

The detailed examination pattern is as follows:

No. of Papers



Time Duration

Paper 1

Decision Making



140 min.

Verbal and Logical Ability


Quant and D.I.


Paper 2

General Awareness


40 min.


One topic


XAT 2016 Selection Procedure

After the scores of Paper 1 and 2 are declared, the final selection procedure commences. The final selection process depends entirely on the Associate Business colleges and may vary from one college to another. There may be various modes of selection but the GD and PI sections will almost be same in every college. In these rounds, the questions are asked by the interviewers ranging mostly from practical aspects and they expect real practical answers.

The final merit list of the selection procedure is the culmination of the candidate’s overall performance in the Paper 1 & 2 and GD & PI rounds. On the basis of the final merit list, the candidates are offered admission to the courses of MBA in the XLRI and its associate Business Management colleges through XAT 2016.

Colleges under the XAT 2016

Following colleges grant admission on the basis of the XAT 2016 score:

  1. XLRI Jamshedpur
  2. BIMTECH Greater Noida
  3. Goa institute of Management
  4. IFMR Chennai
  5. LIBM Chennai
  6. XIM Bhubaneswar
  7. XIM Jabalpur
  8. XIME Bangalore
  9. XISS Ranchi