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XAT 2024 Exam: Date, Highlight, Features, Registration, Syllabus

XAT 2024 Exam:  or Xavier Aptitude Test is one of India’s most popular and prestigious MBA entrance exams. It is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur on behalf of XAMI (Xavier Association of Management Institutes). XAT scores are accepted by more than 160 B-schools across the country for admission to various management programs. XAT is known for its challenging level and unique sections, including decision-making and General Knowledge.

If you plan to appear for XAT 2024, you must know everything about the exam, from its eligibility criteria to its preparation strategy. We will provide you with a comprehensive guide on XAT 2024 exam, covering all the essential aspects you need to know.

XAT 2024 Exam

XAT 2024 Highlights & Exam Features

  • XAT 2024 is expected to be held in the first week of January 2024, in online mode.
  • The registration process for XAT 2024 will start in the third week of August 2023 and end by the second week of December 2023.
  • The application fee for XAT 2024 is Rs. 1750 for one program and Rs. 300 for each additional program.
  • The admit card for XAT 2024 will be available for download from the third week of December 2023 till the exam day.
  • The exam duration is 3 hours, divided into two parts: Part A (165 minutes) and Part B (15 minutes).
  • Part A contains three sections: Verbal and logical ability, decision-making, quantitative ability, and data interpretation.
  • Part B consists of one section: General Knowledge.
  • The total number of questions in XAT 2024 is expected to be around 100, with a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer and 0.10 marks for more than 8 questions which are not attempted.
  • The result of XAT 2024 will be declared by the end of January 2024, along with the scorecard and percentile.
  • The cutoffs for different programs and institutes will be released after the result declaration.

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

The basic eligibility criteria for XAT 2024 are as follows:

  • The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised university or institute.
  • The candidate must have completed or be in the final year of graduation at the time of applying for XAT 2024.
  • There is no minimum percentage or CGPA requirement for XAT 2024.
  • There is no age limit or number of attempts restriction for XAT 2024.
The XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is conducted by XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute) on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). It is one of the oldest and most prestigious MBA entrance tests in India, with a history dating back to 1956.

Exam Date for XAT 2024



XAT registration 2024 –  start dateThird week of August 2023
XAT registration 2024 – last dateSecond week of December 2023
XAT admit card 2024 – release dateThird week of December 2023
XAT 2024 exam dateFirst week of January 2024
XAT 2024 result dateEnd of January 2024

Registration for the XAT in 2024

The registration process for XAT 2024 is expected to be similar to the previous years. The steps are as follows:

  • Visit the official website of XAT (online. in) and click on ‘Register’.
  • Fill in the personal details, academic details, work experience details, program preferences, and test city preferences.
  • Upload your photograph and signature.
  • Pay the application fee through online mode using a debit card/credit card/net banking/UPI/wallet.
  • Submit your application form and take a printout.

Syllabus for XAT 2024

The syllabus for XAT 2024 is not officially prescribed by XLRI, but based on XAT previous year papers analysis, the syllabus can be broadly divided into four sections: VA & LR, DM, QA & DI, and GK. The topics covered in each section are given below:



Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR)Reading comprehension, Critical reasoning, Para jumbles, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Grammar, Analogy, Arguments, Assumptions, and inferences
Decision Making (DM)Caselets, Situational analysis, Ethical dilemmas, Data arrangement, Data sufficiency, Arithmetic problems, Analytical reasoning
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Number system, Arithmetic, Modern math, Probability, Permutation and Combination Statistics, Data tables, Graphs, Charts, Pie charts
General Knowledge (GK)History, Geography, Economy, Polity, Science and technology, Sports, Awards and honors, Books and authors, Business and brands

This table provides a clear overview of the syllabus for each section in the XAT exam. Candidates can use this information to structure their preparation effectively and focus on the topics outlined in each section.

XAT Answer Key Date 2024

As per the schedule, XLRI is expected to release the XAT 2024 answer key along with the response sheet shortly after the exam. Candidates will be able to challenge the XAT answer key through the objection window by logging in with their XAT ID and password.

XAT Cutoff 2024

XLRI Jamshedpur is expected to release the XAT 2024 cutoff for each program in the first week of February 2024. Candidates who meet the prescribed cutoff will be invited to participate in further selection procedures, including group discussion, written ability test, and personal interview rounds.

XAT Pattern 2024

XAT is a speed-based test. The exam is conducted in online mode and contains 105 questions to be answered in 210 minutes. The question paper is divided into three parts and there is sectional time limit for each part. Check the highlights of XAT exam pattern 2024 as shared by XLRI below:

XAT Exam StructureDetails
Exam sections

Decision Making

Verbal & Logical Ability

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

General Knowledge

Essay Writing

Duration of exam

180 minutes

210 minutes

Number of questions



Total marks



Language of paperEnglish
Number of answer choicesFour
Mode of examinationOnline
XAT marking scheme

+1 mark for correct answer

– 0.25 marks for incorrect answer

– 0.10 marks for more than 8 un-attempted questions

No negative marking in GK section


XAT exam 2024 will be held in an online mode as a computer based test.


XAT registration 2024 is started online on July 15, 2023.


Candidates can fill out the XAT 2024 application form by November 30, 2023.


XAT 2024 exam date is January 7, 2024.


XAT, a national level MBA entrance exam, is conducted once a year.


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