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XAT 2025: Notification, Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility

Th Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is the national-level entrance exam held for admission into MBA programs at XLRI Jamshedpur. Apart from the Xavier Institute of Management (XLRI), more than 160 colleges grant admission based on the XAT score. The XAT 2025 admission process is expected to kick start soon with the release of the official notification. If your are a management aspirant and want to know every minute details about the XAT exam, then you are at the right place. We have provided all the important XAT exam details below in the article.

XAT 2025

XLRI Jamshedpur is expected to begin the XAT 2025 exam session by issuing the XAT 2025 application form in the first week of August 2024. The XAT 2025 application process is held online on the official website, xatonline.in. Candidates who meet the required eligibility can apply for the same through the official portal only. All the important official dates regarding the XAT 2025 exam will be provided in the official notification that is expected in few days.

XAT Exam 2025 Highlights

The XAT 2025 exam will be held only once. The medium of the XAT question paper is English. Checkout the highlights of the XAT 2025 exam below.



Exam name

XAT 2025

XAT full form

Xavier Aptitude Test

Conducting Body

XLRI, Jamshedpur

XAT 2025 exam level

National level Exam

Frequency of XAT exam

Once a year

XAT 2025 exam mode

Online (Computer-based test)

XAT duration

3 hours 30 minutes

Total Questions in XAT question paper

101 questions in MCQ format and 1 essay writing question

Medium of XAT Question paper


XAT registration fees

Rs 2000 (General category)

XAT cut off for XLRI admission

96 – 97 percentile

XAT 2025 exam cities


XAT 2025 helpdesk no.


XAT official website


Number of XAT accepting colleges

160+ Business Schools

XAT Notification 2025

The XLRI Jamshedpur will issue the official notification for the XAT 2025 exam on July 15, 2024 (tentative). The notification is released on the official portal of the XAT exam. The official notice contains many important details along with the exam eligibility criteria and important instructions. The notification is issued in the PDF form along with the information booklet. We will provide the XAT 2025 exam notification when it becomes available to us.

XAT 2025 Registration

Candidates who want to appear for the XAT exam will have to first register for the exam through the official channel. The XAT exam registration take place only in online mode. The XAT 2025 registration process is expected to begin in the first week of August 2024. The registration process is the first step towards filling up the XAT 2025 application form. Only those candidates who will register for the XAT exam will be able to fill up the XAT application form and submit it.

XAT 2025 Registration Last Date

The XAT exam application window remains open only for certain days. Candidates will have to submit their candidature for the exam within the registration period. The official last date for the XAT 2025 exam will be mentioned in the official website. However, as per the past trends, it is expected that the XAT 2025 application process will reman active until the December month. The XAT 2025 registration last date is expected to be December 10, 2024.

XAT 2025 Fees for Registration

Candidates must note that they need to pay the registration fee online when filling out the XAT 2025 application form. To complete registration, candidates from the general category must pay Rs.2000 through online mode using a credit card, debit card, or net banking. The application fees for the XAT exam is less for the reserved category candidates. After the successful fee payment, a digital receipt will appear on the computer screen which candidates are advised to download.

XAT 2025 Exam Date

The XAT 2025 exam date is being awaited by lakhs of management aspirants who appear for the exam. The official date for the XAT 2025 exam is not announced but by trends it is certain that the XAT exam will be held on the first Sunday of January 2025. As the first Sunday in January 2025 falls on fifth, it is expected that the XAT 2025 exam will be held on January 05, 2025. The XAT 2025 exam will be held in more than 70 cities and more than 100 exam canters.

XAT 2025 Important Dates

Candidates can check the XAT 2025 exam important dates below. The following dates are tentative.

XAT 2025 Events Important Dates (Tentative)

XAT notification date 2025

July 15, 2024

XAT 2025 registration form date

1st week of August 2024

XAT 2025 registration last date

December 10, 2024

XAT 2025 admit card date

December 29, 2024

XAT 2025 exam date

January 5, 2025

Response sheet of XAT 2025

January 9, 2025

Release of XAT 2025 answer key

January 9, 2025

Last date for XAT answer key objection filling date

January 14, 2025

XAT 2025 result date

January 31, 2025

XAT 2025 scorecard date

January 31 to March 31, 2025

XAT 2025 Eligibility

To sit for the XAT, candidates must fulfill a minimal requirement. The most recent XAT qualifying standards and academic prerequisites are listed below:

  • Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited university, with a minimum three-year duration, or its equivalent.
  • Students who are waiting on their results or who are in their final year of a bachelor’s degree are also qualified to take the XAT.
  • The XAT exam graduation requirements do not include a minimum mark requirement. The candidate must have completed their bachelor’s degree program with passing grades.
  • Candidates with professional degrees (CA/CS) and working professionals are also eligible to take the exam.
  • There is no attempt limit and upper age limit to appear for the XAT exam.

XAT 2025 Exam Pattern

The current XAT exam format consists of five sections: general knowledge, quantitative aptitude and data interpretation, decision-making, verbal ability and logical reasoning, and analytical essay writing. The length of the XAT in 2025 is 3.30 hours. There will likely be 104 questions on the XAT 2025 question paper. The distribution of questions and marks is given below.

Sections Name Number of Questions per section Maximum marks per section

Verbal and Logical Ability



Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation



Decision Making



General Knowledge



Essay (250 words)

1 (any 1 from 3 topics)

To be evaluated after shortlisting

 XAT 2025 Marking Scheme

Along with the exam pattern, candidates should also know about the marking scheme to understand the exam in a better way. The scoring system that will be used to determine the scores for the XAT 2025 exam is given hereunder:

  • 1 marks will be awarded for the right response
  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for a wrong response
  • 0.10 marks will be deducted for each additional eight unanswered questions in a row
  • The GK section of the XAT exam paper has no negative marking.

XAT 2025 Syllabus

The organization that conducts the exam does not formally distribute the XAT syllabus. But seeing the exam papers from the past years, one can get an idea about the exam topics. The XAT 2025 syllabus is listed here, and candidates need to plan their study accordingly.

Decision Making Syllabus

Data Arrangement, Conditioning, Grouping, Complex Arrangement, Caselets, Assumptions, Premises, Conclusions, etc.

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Syllabus

Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Percentage, Surds and Indices, Mensuration, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Tables, Data Interpretation, etc.

Verbal and Logical Ability Syllabus

Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Analogy, Para jumble, Grammar, Critical Reasoning, Fill in the Blanks, etc.

General Knowledge Syllabus

Business, Politics, Science, Economy, Static GK, Sports, Prize and World, Government, Award, Constitution of India, etc.

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Who conducts the XAT exam every year?

The XAT exam is held by the XLRI Jamshedpur, that is, Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur.

What is the XAT exam 2025 date?

The XAT 2025 exam is expected on January 05, 2025.

What is the exam mode for the XAT 2025?

The XAT 2025 will be held in online mode (computer based test).

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