All about XAT 2024 Exam

XAT 2024: Syllabus, Registration, Admission Process

Xavier Aptitude Test – XAT 2024

What is XAT?

  • Xavier Aptitude Test or commonly known as XAT is a national-level management entrance test conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur
  • XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of XAMI
  • For more than 60 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level
  • The XAT score is being used by more than 150 institutes for the admission
  • XAT is an online (computer-based) Exam
  • Registration Fees is Rs. 2000/-


XAT 2024 Timeline

Particulars Tentative Dates
Online Registration 15th July to 30th Nov 2023
Admit Card 20th Dec 2023
Exam date 7th Jan 2024
Exam timing 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Application Fees Rs. 2100/-


XAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

  1. There are no age criteria for XAT.
  2. The candidates must have completed their bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized university.
  3. The duration of the degree should be a minimum of 3 Years.
  4. The students in their final year of degree can also apply.

XAT 2024 Exam Pattern

Part 1 Part 2
  • Verbal and Logical Ability
  • Decision Making
  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
  • General Knowledge (GK)
  • Analytical Essay Writing (AEW)

100 to 105 Questions, 22 to 30 Questions per Section.

XAT 2024 Duration of Exam

The Exam is of 180 minutes and is further divided into 2 major parts.


Part 1 – 75 Questions

One part consists of 75 questions to be completed in 165 minutes with no sectional time limit and covers all topics except GK.


Verbal Ability and Logical Ability – 26 Questions

  • About 4 RC passages, 13 to 16 RC based questions
  • 8 to 10 questions on Verbal Ability


Decision Making – 21 Questions

  • About 6 sets on Decision Making


Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation – 28 Questions



Part 2

The other part consists of 25 questions to be completed in 15 minutes which includes questions related to GK only.

Total no. of questions: 100
Time duration of exam: 3 hours 30 minutes

XAT 2024 Marking Scheme

  • +1 marks for a correct answer
  • – 0.25 mark for an incorrect answer.
  • -0.1 will be deducted for more than 8 unattempted questions.
  • No negative marking in the GK section

XAT 2024 Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude (QA) & Data Interpretation (DI)

  • Percentage
  • Tables and Caselets
  • Linear and Quadratics Equations
  • Profit and Loss
  • Probability
  • Surds and Indices
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Critical Path
  • Inequalities
  • Variation
  • Averages and Partnerships
  • Logarithms
  • Time and Work
  • Allegations and Mixtures
  • Numbers
  • Time, Speed, and Distance
  • Algebra
  • Mensuration
  • LCM and HCF
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Geometry
  • Pure Maths
  • Venn Diagram
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Tables
  • Data charts
  • Bar diagrams
  • Graphs
  • Pie charts
  • Data analysis


Verbal Ability

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Antonyms/Synonyms
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Contextual usage of vocabulary
  • Correction of errors in sentence
  • Word usage
  • Sentence completion
  • Paragraph completion In the Reading Comprehension section.


Decision Making

  •  Analytical Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Arithmetic
  • Data Arrangement
  • Caselets
  • Conditions and grouping
  • Situations
  • Assumptions
  • Decision making


General Knowledge

  • Awards and winners
  • History and Geography
  • Static GK
  • Business and Politics
  • Constitution of India
  • Personalities
  • Government and Economy
  • World Events
  • Current Affairs

Books for XAT 2024 Preparation


Quantitative Aptitude (QA) & Data Interpretation (DI)

  1. How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by ARUN SHARMA
  2. Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by GUHA ABHIJIT
  3. Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT by SARVESH K VERMA


Verbal Ability

  1. Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS
  2. High School English Grammar by WREN & MARTIN
  3. Objective General English by R S AGGARWAL



Decision Making

  1. Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by NISHIT K. SINHA
  2. How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by ARUN SHARMA
  3. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning by GAUTAM PURI


General Knowledge

To strengthen Current Affairs and General Knowledge you can subscribe to the following newspapers:

  1. The HINDU
  2. Economic Times
  3. Financial Express
  4. The Financial Times

Top B-Schools accepting XAT score

Here is the list of Top MBA Colleges accepting XAT score for admission along with Average Salary numbers.

B-School Average Salary
XLRI Jamshedpur/Delhi Rs. 32.7 LPA
XIM Bhubaneshwar Rs. 20.3 LPA
MICA Ahmedabad  Rs. 20.09 LPA
IMT Ghaziabad Rs. 17.37 LPA
GIM Goa Rs. 12.14 LPA
FORE Delhi Rs. 14.04 LPA
TAPMI Manipal Rs. 12.5 LPA
KJ Somaiya Mumbai Rs. 10.98 LPA
IRMA Anand Rs. 15.50 LPA
IFMR Chennai  Rs. 13.5 LPA


XAT Question Papers & Study Material

Previous year XAT Question Papers download

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Hey, scoring a high percentile in XAT 2024 is not enough. You must be prepared for Group Discussion/Written Ability Tests and Personal Interviews. So why don’t you take a small step and start today itself?

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