XAT 2014 Exam Duration & Pattern

XAT 2014 is set to be conducted on 5 January 2014. Read to know the XAT 2014 exam duration and pattern.

Created On: Dec 5, 2013 18:30 IST

The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national level aptitude test conducted in India by XLRI  as an entrance exam for admission to management programmes in the allied institutes.

XAT is scheduled to be conducted on 5 January 2014 in 44 Indian cities and 2 international centers. The Online Registration was started on 12 August 2013 and the last date of the registration was 2 December 2013.


  • The test will be of 3 hours i.e. from 10:30am to 01:30pm.
  • Main paper (2 hours and 40 minutes) and an essay (20 minutes).


XAT is a pen-paper based test. It ensures that candidates of all backgrounds are at par, so that those who have pre-familiarity of operating computers, specially coming from privileged background or having worked in IT sector, do not get any advantage over others who do not have access to computers. It also ensures that all candidates are tested on exactly the same set of questions, and not on different sets.

 XAT 2014 Exam will have four sections:

  • Verbal and Logical Ability
  • Decision Making
  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
  • General Knowledge

The marks of General Knowledge will not be used for determining the percentile and cut off at first stage of selection. However it is used by XLRI and some other Associate Member Institutes at the time of final selection.


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