The second biggest test for management aspirants in the country – XAT 2017 would be organised on January 08, 2017, by the XLRI Jamshedpur on the behalf of Xavier Associate Management Institutes (XAMI). XLRI conducts XAT every year for determining the merit of management aspirants and the score is used by some of the best B-Schools across the country for admissions.
XLRI has been conducting XAT for over 60 years now and like previous years, the test is going to be in paper-pen mode. Another management test – SNAP is also scheduled to be held in paper-pen mode on 18 December as the University preferred paper-pen mode over the Computer based test (CBT). The official site of XAT also mentions in a statement that the format of XAT would remain paper & pen based. “This is to ensure that candidates of all backgrounds are at par, so that those who have pre-familiarity of operating computers, especially coming from privileged background or having worked in IT sector, do not get any advantage over others who do not have access to computers. The paper-pen mode also ensures that all candidates are tested on exactly the same set of questions, and not on different sets,” the statement adds.
XLRI has listed the possession of Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration (or equivalent in any discipline) as the minimum eligibility for admissions in its Human Resource Management, Business Management and General Management Programme and has not set up minimum marks criteria in the Bachelor’s degree. This might come as a relief to those students who have not performed well in their undergraduate exams and are now only bound to score good enough marks in the XAT 2017 to secure a seat in XLRI.
XAT 2017 will be divided between Objective type questions and subjective Essay writing test. The candidates would get 170 minutes to solve the objective type questions section comprising of Qualitative Ability, English Language & Logical Reasoning and Decision Making, followed by 10 minutes for General Knowledge section. The next 25 minutes will be allotted for essay writing part to all the candidates.
XAT score would be used for admissions in 11 XAT Member Institutes & 141 other B-Schools of the country. Owing to the popularity of the test amongst management aspirants, the test would be conducted across 47 cities in India and two international cities viz., Dubai and Kathmandu in single shift from 10 AM to 1.30 PM.
XAT 2017 Application : The online applications application has been availed from August 17 and would continue up to November 30. The registration fee for the XAT 2017 is Rs. 1600 and the candidates interested in seeking admission at XLRI Jamshedpur needs to pay an additional amount of Rs. 300 per course, otherwise they can apply at other institutes separately. The candidates can also submit the application form after the last date by paying the late fee of Rs. 400. This facility would be open up to December 11.
Apply for XAT 2017 at official website here.