XAT 2019: Result, Answer Key, Cut Off, Score Card, Counselling

XAT 2019 exam is successfully conducted now all the aspirants who appeared in the exam eagerly waiting for the result. XAT 2019 Result is going to be declared on 30th January 2019. For full process read below given steps:


If you want to pursue a career in Business/Management then XAT 2019 is definitely an exam you should be looking forward to apply. Over the years XAT have set remarkable standards for aspirants all over India. Here’s an insight of everything you need to know about this examination:


Xavier Aptitude Test commonly known as XAT is a national level entrance examination for post graduate category conducted by Xavier School of Management (XLRI) on behalf of XAMI. It is conducted every year for the past six decades. Around 90,000 candidates appear for it each year. Aspirants can seek admission in management courses through this exam. There are more than a 100 B-Schools across India which avail admission on the basis of XAT score. This year the examination will be held in 47 different cities across India along with two International cities i.e. Dubai and Kathmandu. It is conducted in pen and paper mode only. The registrations for XAT 2019 started on 20th August 2018. Candidates can get the e-information bulletin from XAT 2019 official website (www.xatonline.net.in).


  • XAT 2019 will be conducted on 6th January, 2018.
  • The exam timing is- 10:00am – 1:30pm
  • The paper will be divided into two sections Paper 1 and Paper 2 that will further be divided into sub-sections.
  • It will only be conducted in pen and paper mode.
  • Application fee can be paid via Online Payment Gateway, Cash Payment and Demand Draft.
  • To apply for other institutions using XAT score, candidate must go through respective institute’s application procedure.
  • For XLRI courses an additional fee of Rs. 300 has to be paid per course.
  • The examination will be held in 47 different cities across India along with two International cities i.e. Dubai and Kathmandu.


Here are some of the important dates regarding various events related to XAT 2019-

Registration start date20th August, 2018
Last date for registration (Without late fee)30 November, 2018
Last date for registration (With late fee)9th December, 2018
Last date for receiving Confirmation page (Only for those who paid through Demand draft)15th December, 2018
Availability of Admit card22nd December, 2018 onwards
XAT 2017 Exam date06th January, 2019
Result Declaration31st January, 2019
Availability of XAT 2017 score cardFrom 31st Jan till 31st March, 2019


Once you find yourself eligible for the exam the next step is to apply for it, here’s an outlook how-

  • The application form filling process started from 20th August, 2018 and will end on 30th November, 2018.
  • Online mode is the only way through which a candidate can apply for the exam.

You can apply for XAT 2019 following these steps-

Step 1Visit XAT 2017 official website
Step 2Fill the form


Step 3Select the programme


Step 4Select Mode of Payment


Step 5Pay the application fee
Step 6Print and Send Confirmation page
Step 7Registration through GMAT


  • Online mode is the only way through which a candidate can apply for the exam.
  • The application form filling process started from 20th August, 2016 and will end on 30th November, 2016.
  • Candidates can still submit the application form till 11th December by paying late fee.
  • Go through the XAT 2017 e-Bulletin from the official website.
  • Provide your personal email ID and phone number.
  • GMP applicants are required to have a total five years experience till 31st March, 2017.
  • Payment can only be done through these modes- Online Payment Gateway, Cash Payment and Demand Draft.
  • American Express card will not be accepted.
  • Applicants who chose Cash payment and Demand Draft as the mode of payment will be required to update their payment details in the registration page or else they will not be allowed to upload their photos and signature.
  • Applicants should take a print-out of the confirmation page
  • It is compulsory for applicants who are paying through DD to send the confirmation page to the below mentioned address along with the DD within 15 days from the date of issuance.
  • [The Chairperson, Admissions, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur – 831001]
  • Once the confirmation page reaches XLRI, a message will be sent in the candidate’s login page.
  • Only NRIs interested in BM, HRM, GMP courses and Indians interested in GMP course can apply through GMAT score obtained during 1st December, 2014 and 20th December, 2016.

Guidelines for uploading scanned photographs-

  • The image of all the scanned documents should be in JPEG format.
  • The file should not exceed 1 MB
  • Candidates can crop the image to reduce the size using MS Paint, Photo Editor Etc.
  • The passport size photograph should be colored and should be in digital format taken against light.
  • Signature should be on a white paper with black ink pen.
  • The signature should be scanned in 200 dots per inch scanner resolution settings

Before you apply for the exam let’s look over the eligibility criteria-


  • A Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized authority.
  • Final year students, who will be completing their end semester exams by 10th June, 2019 are also eligible to apply.
  • NRI and Foreign students (excluding students from Dubai and Kathmandu) can apply through GMAT score.


XAT exam pattern is set to test the aptitude of the aspirant based on decision making, qualitative, quantitative and verbal abilities. The exam will have multiple sections to evaluate a candidate’s overall aptitude. Here’s the exam pattern for XAT 2019-

Mode of the examination            Offline mode (Pen and paper based)
Sections            Two papers (Paper 1 and paper 2)
Duration            Paper 1 – 170 minutes

Paper 2 – 35 minutes

Number of questions            Paper 1 – 78 Questions (Decision making – 26 Questions, Verbal and logical ability – 23 Questions, Quantitative ability and data interpretation – 29)

Paper 2 – 25 Questions (GK – 25 Questions and One essay topic).

Subjects            Verbal and logical ability

Qualitative and Quantitative ability

Decision Making

Data Interpretation

Marking Scheme            There is a choice of not attempting any 13 questions.

But after that any un-attempted question will have a negative marking of 0.05.

Negative Marking            There will be negative marking

For every incorrect answer ¼ marks will be deducted.


A list of cities in which XAT 2019 will be conducted-

National centers
GoaGreater NoidaGurgaon (Gurugram)


International centers


Aspirants can seek admission in management courses through XAT exam. Its overall syllabus is based on these four sections- Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative ability and Data interpretation and GK. For candidates who are preparing for the exam the syllabus is given below-

Verbal and logical abilityAnalogies or reverse analogies, Critical Reasoning, Para rearrangement or jumbled up Para, Para completion or inference, Logical completion of idea, Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary
Decision MakingLogical Reasoning, Sets, Mathematics, Puzzles, Line charts, Pie charts, Bar graphs, Decision making, Coding & Decoding, Family tree, Numeric grid etc.
Quantitative ability and Data interpretationTrigonometric functions, Geometry, Mensuration, Algebra, Decimal system, Ratio and Proportion, Area and Volume, Cost and Quantity, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Linear and Quadratic equations, Heights and Distance, Speed and Time, Statistics, Probability.
General KnowledgeBasic Gk (National, International, Sports, Business, Events, Awards, Politics, Geography, History, World etc.) ,Current Affairs



  • Candidates will be able to download XAT 2019 Admit card from 22nd December, 2018 onwards.
  • It will only be available on the XAT official website (www.xatonline.net.in).
  • Details like Name of the candidate, Roll no. , Exam center, Exam timing, Exam date will be mentioned in the admit card.
  • Candidates are advised to keep their admit cards safe till the end of the admission procedure.
  • Admit cards will only be available online


  • Answer key will be made available on the official website soon after the exam.
  • Candidates can cross check their answers by the answer key.
  • They first have to visit the website and click on “XAT 2019 Answer Key” link.
  • Then enter the registration number and the Date of Birth.
  • The answer key will appear.


  • Result of XAT 2019 will declare on 31st January, 2019.
  • It will be made available on XAT official website
  • To generate the result a candidate needs to enter registration no. and other required details.
  • Also the score card will be made available to download after result declaration.
  • Keep the score card safe.
  • There are more than a 100 B-Schools across India which avail admission on the basis of XAT score.


Cut off is the minimum score required to qualify an exam. Though XLRI have yet to announce the official cutoff here’s a cutoff based on previous year-

Verbal and Logical AbilityDecision MakingQuantitative ability and Data InterpretationProgramme
77.4778.04288.60Business Management
69.12868.97869.00Human Resource Management
Total – For BM (96), For HR (94.4), For GMP (69)


  • Counseling process for XAT 2019 will start after the result declaration.
  • It will be held via online mode.
  • Students will be invited according to the marks they scored.
  • Then candidates will be shortlisted for XLRI.
  • Later Group discussions (GD) and Personal Interviews (PI) will be conducted for shortlisted candidates.

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