Xavier Admission Test is one of the most popular National level Admission/entrance test among the MBA aspirants all over India conducted by Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur (XLRI).
XLRI management education. XAT scores is used by more than 70 management institutes across the country for admitting students to different postgraduate management courses of respective institutes. To name a few reputed business schools which considers XAT scores are XIMB (Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar), LIBA (Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai), BIM (Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy) etc . Candidates have to apply separately to XAT associate institutes after completing their XAT registration process.
Programmes offered at XLRI:
Two year Post Graduate programme in
(i) Business Management (BM),
(ii) Human Resource Management (HRM)
Candidate who have completed Bachelor's degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university or deemed university are eligible to apply. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2011 may also apply
Application procedure :
XAT has to first register for XAT at www.xlri.net.in After successfully completing the registration, the candidate has to download the XAT pay-in-slip. A non-refundable amount of Rs 900/- is to be tendered along with the pay-in-slip to obtain XAT bulletin 2011 from one of the following means:
(a) from select branch of Axis bank or
(b) by sending a demand draft or
(c) by making online payment using credit card/debit card/net banking after online registration, from 01st September, 2010 to 30th November, 2010.
Procedure for applying to other institutions who use XAT for short listing candidates for their admission.
The candidate desirous of joining any of the associate Institutes of XAT has to follow the steps given below:
Register for XAT 2011
The candidate has to obtain the Application Form and Prospectus from the Admissions Office of the respective Institutions by making appropriate payments. Further details can be obtained from the respective Institution's website or their Admissions office .
Online registration opens on September, 2010 and closes on 30th November, 2010.
Downloading admit card: Any time between 18th Dec, 2010 and 31 st Dec, 2010.
XAT 2011 will be conducted on 2 nd January 201 1
General Calendar for XAT:
Date of issuing forms: September
Date for receipt of forms: November to early December
Date of Entrance Exam: January
Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur - 831 001
Phone: 91 - 657 - 225518 (Direct), 91 - 657 - 225506 (Extn: 600 or 5400)
Fax: 91 - 657 - 227814
website : www.xlri.edu
Xavier Institute of Management,
Bhubaneswar - 751 013, India
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.ximb.ac.in
For online registration, downloading pay-in-slip for Axis bank payment, complete details on the registration process, know the associate members of XAT and other details, visit www.xlri.net.in
The syllabus of the XAT is divided into three sections, Verbal, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.
XAT Verbal Syllabus
This section has generally two passages. Questions are based on these passages only. Types of questions asked are mentioned below.
Para Jumbles, Critical Reasoning (Case Lets), Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Vocabulary: Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Correction,
Difficulty level of questions asked in this section varies from medium to hard. 38 to 40 questions are asked in this section.
XAT Analytical Reasoning Syllabus
AR Set, Puzzles, Blood Relations, Series. Overall 38 to 40 questions are asked in this section. Some questions are time consuming on the other hand some are relative easy. Choosing right question is important to score well. 13-14 attempts within 40 minutes are ideal.
XAT Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation Syllabus
Quantitative Ability Topics:
Number System, Arithmetic, Simple calculation of Fraction, Speed time distance, Ration Proportion, Equations and Inequalities, Functions, Maxima Minima, Series, Graph, Geometry, Menstruation, Co-ordinate Geometry, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Mathematical Reasoning, Set Theory and Data Sufficiency.
Table, Pie Chart, Line Chart and Table and, Bar Diagrams.
Since a long time Essay is also included in the XAT paper a 20 minute duration is given to write the essay there is no fixed word limit for the essay. However a 300-350 word essay is considered as good.