XAT 2018

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is one of the two most important MBA entrance exams in India and is the second largest exam after CAT. Conducted by XLRI, XAT is the gateway to top B-schools including XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, BIMTECH, TAPMI, XIMB among other top B-schools in India. XAT is the oldest MBA entrance exam being conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for the last 60 years. XAT exam 2018 will be conducted by XLRI for admission to MBA/PGDM 2018-20 batch.


XAT eligibility for 2018 exam prescribes ‘No Age Bar’ to appear in the XAT 2018 exam. XLRI also does not restrict any candidate to seek admission in XAT MBA eligibility to seek admission on the basis of age bar.

A candidate is eligible to appear in XAT 2018, if he/she holds recognized Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 3 years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final graduation exam by June 10, 2018 may also apply.

The NRI and foreign candidates may apply for XAT 2018 through their valid GMAT scores. Candidates in Dubai and Kathmandu have the option of appearing in XAT 2018 or applying through GMAT scores.

Key Dates 

 Last Date for Printing Application December 28, 2017
Admit Card Releasing Date December 27, 2017
Exam Date January 7, 2018 (10:00 am to 01:35 pm)