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XAT 2018: Online Registrations begins; here are major changes

Aug 18, 2017 15:30 IST
    XAT 2018 Online Registrations
    XAT 2018 Online Registrations

    XAT 2018: The online registration for the XAT 2018 exams has begun. Aspirants can now register for one of the most coveted management entrance exams of India conducted by XLRI on annual basis. XAT exam is scheduled to take place on 7th January 2018 from 10:00AM to 01:35PM. The registration window will remain open for the XAT exam aspirants till 30th November 2017.

    Here are a few points to take into consideration before you apply for the XAT exam:

    Provision of Late Registration Window

    Aspirants shall also remain informed that this year XLRI has also made arrangements for the late registrations. Those Applicants who fail to register for the exam on or before 30 November can pay an additional late registration fee of Rs.350/- over and above Rs. 1650/- (i.e. the application fee). The candidates applying in the Late Registration window will be liable to pay Rs. 2000/- as an application fee. The last date to register for the XAT exam under the late registration window is open till December 11, 2017.

    Additional Fee for XLRI Programmes

    If you register after November 30, you will have to pay an increased fee of Rs. 500/- instead of Rs.300/-, for the number of XLRI programmes in which you are interested. 

    Change in the Exam Duration

    XLRI has officially announced that the XAT exam aspirants will get 3.5 hours to complete the exam that will be conducted in online format. The institute has broken its legacy of 60 years as the paper based test will be conducted in online mode with the additional time of half hour extra allotted to the XAT exam takers.

    XAT 2018: Exam Pattern

    With the exam going online from this year, the institute has also increased the duration of the exam for the exam takers. The students will be required to attempt both the sections this year as well. XAT exam comprises of 2 parts: Part I contains 3 sections and Part II contains 2 sections i.e. GK and Essay writing sections.


    Number of questions

    Verbal and Logical Ability


    Decision Making


    Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation


    Total Questions

    72 Questions

    Total Time

    170 Minutes

    Part 2 of the XAT exam will comprise of these sections:


    Number of questions

    General Knowledge


    Essay Writing

    1 topic

    XAT 2018: Important Dates

    Here are the important dates for the XAT exam that you must mark on your calendar if you are preparing for the exam.



    Registration process commences

    August 16, 2017

    Last Date for registration

    November 30, 2017

    Last Date to apply with late fee

    December 11, 2017

    Admit Cards

    December 20, 2017 onwards

    Exam Date

    January 7, 2017

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