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Latest: XAT 2020 Score Card has been declared on the official website – Check Here

  • Many applicants found the Decision Making (DM) as well as the Verbal Ability section pretty tricky, which may lead to a decrease in the XAT 2020 Cutoff. Just like XAT 2019, there was no essay based question in XAT 2020. Candidates can view the XAT 2020 Paper Analysis for an in-depth sectional analysis about the examination.
  • Inviduals who clear the cutoff will be eligible for the subsequent selection process which will be conducted by the XAT participating institute(s) in which the candidate has applied. The score is accepted by all XLRI partner institues as well as XLRI, SPJIMR, XIMB, TAPMI, and more than 150 colleges in India. 
  • XAT 2020 Answer Key remains unchanged as none of the objections were approved by the XAT official committee. 

You can check the upcoming XAT exam date, cities in which the exam is conducted and other necessary details below.

Highlights of XAT 2020

Exam NameXavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Exam LevelNational
Exam CategoryPost Graduate
Conducting BodyXLRI Jamshedpur
Programs OfferedPGDM (Human Resource Management/ Business Management/ General Management)
XAT Eligibility3-year Bachelor’s Degree
Exam ModeOnline
Number of Test Takers80,000 approx.
XAT Websitexatonline.in
XAT Helpline Number1800 267 4008
XAT Contact Number

0657 665 3203/04

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XAT 2020 – Essential Details

The conducting body of XAT 2020 introduced some changes in the exam. This year exam had only MCQs as well as NAT (numerical answer type) questions. So students did not have to prepare for essay type questions. The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for XAT 2020 was graduation in any discipline. Candidates in their final year of graduation were also eligible for XAT 2020. The major sections in the exam were QA, DI, VALR, GK, DM. Also, the marks obtained in GK will not be included in the final score calculation. 




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  • The test duration has been reduced to 180 minutes since 2018.
  • XAT Cutoff differs for Human Resource and Business Management programs. Also, the cut off is different for male and female candidates. Last year, the cut off for BM was 28 marks and HR was 26 marks. Check XAT Cutoff 2020

XAT 2020 Dates

XAT 2020 dates have been released on the official website i.e. xatonline.in. The XAT 2020 important dates are as follows:

EventsXAT Dates 2020
XAT 2020 Registration Date Began onAugust 23, 2019
Last day to fill XAT 2020 Application Form November 30, 2019
Extended Registration DateTill December 10, 2019
Availability of XAT Admit Card 2020December 20, 2019 
XAT Exam Date 2020 (First Sunday of January)January 5, 2020 (Sunday; 9:30 AM- 12:30 PM)
Announcement of XAT Result 2020January 16, 2020 (Released)

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates applying for XAT 2020 should have carefully gone through the eligibility criteria before filling XAT application form. The minimum eligibility criteria is a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration. Candidates who are in the final year of graduation can also apply for the XAT entrance exam. There was no minimum aggregate marks criteria to apply for XAT 2020. One more important information that all the candidates should know is that there was no limit on age and number of attempts. 

NOTE: Candidates who did graduation in the 1980s with a 2-year bachelor’s degree are not eligible for XAT 2020. NRI and Foreign Candidates are also eligible to apply through GMAT Scorecard. 

Check Detailed XAT 2020 Eligibility

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XAT Application Form 2020

XAT Registration commenced from August 23, 2019 and the extended date to apply for XAT 2020 was Dec 10, 2019. Candidates were able to fill XAT 2020 Application Form at the official website xatonline.in. XAT Registration process primarily involved the following steps:

XAT Application Form

Step 1: XAT Registration

  • Visit the official website-xatonline.in.
  • Click on the tab “Registration” and enter your Name, Date of Birth, Contact details and Email-id.
  • A system generated XAT ID and Password will be sent to you through Email/SMS.
  • Note down XAT ID and Password for future reference.

Step 2: Fill XAT Application Form 

  • Fill in your personal and academic details, work experience, preferred course, and exam center.
  • Preview your form carefully once as no changes will be entertained after clicking on “Final Submit”.

Step 3: Upload Documents 

Upload scanned images of your recent Photograph and signature as per specifications mentioned below: 

Scanned Candidate’s Passport Size Photograph

Image Dimensions: 200X230 pixels

File Type: JPG or JPEG

File size: 20Kbs – 50Kbs

Scanned Candidate’s Signature

Image Dimensions: 140X160 pixels

File Type: JPG or JPEG

File size: 10Kbs – 20Kbs

Step 4: XAT 2020 Fees-Payment

  • Pay XAT Application Fee by using Debit Cards (RuPay / Visa / Master Card / Maestro), Credit Cards or Internet Banking.
  • XAT Registration Fee (without late fee) – Rs. 1700/-   (Candidates interested in XLRI programs need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each.)
  • XAT Registration Fee (with late fee) – Rs. 2000/-    (Candidates interested in XLRI programs need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 500/- each.)
  • Indian Candidates applying for GMP through GMAT – Rs. 2500/-  
  • NRI/Foreign Candidates applying for one or more programs through GMAT – Rs. 5000/- 

Step 5: Download Confirmation Page

  • Download XAT Application Form and e-receipt of fee payment.
  • Take a printout of them for further reference.      

Check Detailed XAT Registration 2020

Note: In case an applicant did not receive the registration confirmation mail along with provisional XAT UID & Password, within 24 hours of signing up, they are requested to write to xat2020@xlri.ac.in.in citing the primary email ID and the issue or call the Helpdesk on 1800 267 4008 (08.00 a.m. till 08.00 p.m. IST)

XAT Admit Card 2020

XLRI Jamshedpur issued XAT Admit Card 2020 on December 20, 2019.  Candidates were able to download the admit card from the official website of XAT 2020 – xatonline.in. You just needed to enter a valid XAT ID and password. After downloading the admit card you must check the details mentioned in it like exam center, exam instructions, date, timings and candidate’s information.  Candidates were advised to resolve any issue in their admit card as soon as possible otherwise they would not have been allowed to take the exam on January 5, 2020.  XAT Admit Card is a mandatory document that must be preserved till the admission process. 

How to download XAT Admit Card?

  1. Visit the official website of XAT 2020. Click on “login” link at the top right side of the page.
  2. Enter your XAT Registration ID and XAT password or your Date of Birth in DD/MM/YY format.
  3. Download your admit card which will be available in PDF format
  4. Print multiple hard copies for further use.

NOTE: In case of any discrepancy or error in the XAT Admit Card, you must report it to the concerned authorities immediately at their Helpline Number – 18002674008.

Documents Required with Admit Card

Candidates are required to carry XAT admit card to the exam center along with any of the following photo ID proof:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Photo ID issued by current education institute or employer among others.
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XAT Exam Centers 2020

The management exam was held in about 72 cities in India  Here is the XAT 2020 list of exam cities:

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