XAT 2023 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam date, Pattern, Syllabus

XAT 2023 application form will be available online through the official website of XLRI. Interested candidates can apply for admission in management education in more than 160 institutes. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is an all India level entrance exam conducted by Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI) on behalf of XAMI. In this article, we have mentioned XAT 2023 Application form, Exam dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit card etc.

Interested candidates must prepare seriously for this exam, and eligible students get admission to various private and government colleges. The online application form will be available in November 2022 through the website.

XAT consists of subjects like Quantitative Ability, English Language, Logical Reasoning, Decision-Making, General Knowledge, etc. Given below are the important tentative dates for XAT 2023.

XAT 2023 – Highlights

Dates (tentative)
Notification Issued Date
November 2022
Submission Last Date
30 November 2022
Availability of Admit Card
20 December 2022 Onwards
XAT 2023 Exam Date
January 2023

XAT 2023 Application Form

The official notification for online registration will be released in November 2022. To apply for XAT 2023, students must visit the official website, i.e. www.xatonline.in. The last date will also be mentioned in the notification. Candidates need to visit the official website of XLRI. Given below are some essential steps to complete the application form.

  • Complete the registration process with your personal details, like name, gender, mobile number, email id, etc. Click on Save and proceed option.
  • Fill out the application form correctly, and click on the Submit option.
  • Click on the Preview tab, and verify the entire application form before final submission.
  • Upload the scanned signature and recent photo in the prescribed format.
  • Select the XAT Test City preference. Candidates can select two preferred test cities while filling out the XAT application form.
  • Click on the ‘Payment’ tab to proceed with the payment. You can pay the application fee through Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, Mobile Wallets etc. Click on the Submit option.

NOTE: Applicants have to choose a test city close to their city of residence. However, the final authority to allow the Test City rests with the authority. You can edit a test city preference only once before November 2022.

XAT 2023 Exam Centre

XAT 2023 exam will be conducted in the following cities across India.

State Name
Andhra Pradesh
Kurnool, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam,
Warangal, Rajahmundry, Tirupathi
Dibrugarh, Guwahati
Patna, Varanasi, Ranchi
Raipur, Bhilai Nagar
Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat,
Ambala, Kurukshetra
Bokaro Steel City, Jamshedpur,
Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram,
Kottayam, Kannur
Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore,
Mysore, Udupi
Aurangabad, Amravati, Mumbai,
Nagpur, Nashik, Pune
Madhya Pradesh
Gwalior, Raipur, Roorkee, Bhopal,
Indore, Jabalpur
Amritsar, Bhatinda, Mohali,
Chandigarh, Ludhiana
Berhampur, Bhubaneswar,
Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Kota, Jaipur, Udaipur
Roorkee, Dehradun
Tamil Nadu
Tiruvallur, Tiruchirappalli, Chennai,
Coimbatore, Madurai
Uttar Pradesh
Agra, Gorakhpur, Lucknow,
Kanpur, Allahabad
West Bengal
Durgapur/Asansol, Hooghly,
Kolkata, Siliguri

Also check: SSC CGL Syllabus

Application fee

XAT Registration Fee (without late fee)
Rs 1800/-
Candidates interested in XLRI programs will have to pay an additional fee
Rs 300/-
Fee for Indian candidates applying for Pre PGDM through GMAT/GRE
Rs. 2500/-
Fee for NRI/Foreign Candidates applying for one or more programmes through GMAT
Rs 5000/-

XAT Exam Pattern 2023

The XAT exam pattern will be available on the official site; it may be the same as the last year, 2022. According to the previous year, the XAT exam pattern will have two parts, Part-1 and Part-2. Part-1 will consist of a total of three sections, and Part-2 will consist of one.

XAT 2023 exam pattern will consist of the following sections.

  • Verbal and Logical Ability
  • Decision Making
  • Quantitative Ability and DATA Interpretation
  • General Knowledge
XAT Exam Pattern
Part-1 & Part-2
Number of Sections
Four (4): (Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making,
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation & General Knowledge)
Exam Duration
3 Hours
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks
Part-1: Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making,
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
i: 1 mark will be added for each correct question
ii: 0.25 mark will be deducted for the wrong answer
iii: 0.10 marks will be deducted for more than eight unanswered questions
Part-2: General Knowledge
No negative marks for the wrong answer

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The XAT exam pattern for 2023 will be as follows.

No of Questions
Total Marks

1: Verbal & Logical Ability

2: Decision Making

3: Quantitative Ability &
Data Interpretation







165 Minutes
General Knowledge
15 Minutes

4100 questions100 marks180 minutes

XAT 2023 Syllabus

The XAT 2023 syllabus has main two papers, Paper-1 and Paper-2. It consists of four sections, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, Logical and Verbal Ability and General Knowledge. However, the governing body, Xavier School of Management, has recently excluded the essay writing section from the syllabus.

The section-wise XAT Syllabus is given below:

  • Decision Making: The subjects are ethical dilemmas, business judgment, analytical reasoning, situational situations, data arrangement testing, group testing, data comprehension, etc.
  • General Knowledge: It includes current affairs, history, culture, politics, sports, national and international affairs etc.
  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation: This section covers all the topics related to Mathematics like Geometry, Mensuration, Algebra Functions, Probability, Speed and Distance, Profit and Loss, Linear Equations, Quadratic Equations, Logarithms, Trigonometry, Graphs, Arithmetic, and Statistics.
  • Logical & Verbal Ability: This section Includes Para Jumbles, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Sentence Completion, Analogy, Parallelism, Grammar, Error Detection, Antonyms, Idioms, etc.

Also read: CTET 2022 Application Form

XAT 2023 Admit Card

Admit Card (Hall Ticket) is an essential document for the candidates, which allows the candidates to take the examination in the hall. It contains all the essential information regarding the candidates.

So, before the exam, candidates have to download it from the official website. It will be informed to the applicants before the exam. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website from 20th December 2022 onwards.

Q: What is the exam duration of the ‘XAT’ test?

A: The test duration will be three hours, i.e. from 9:30 AM to 12.30 PM.

Q: When will the XAT 2023 Admit Card be available?

A: Admit card can be downloaded from the official website from 20th December 2022.

Q: When will the XAT 2023 result be announced?

A: The XAT result will be declared three weeks after the conduct of XAT-2023.

Q: What are the eligibility criteria for XAT 2023?

A: A Bachelor’s Degree of a minimum of three years duration or equivalent in any discipline will be eligible. Besides, those completing their final examination by June 10, 2023, may also apply. However, NRI and Foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score.

Q: Can final year graduates apply for XAT 2023?

A: Yes, final year graduates can apply for XAT 2023.

Q: Will there be a section-time limit or an overall time limit in XAT 2023?

A: There will be only overall time limits, and there are no sectional time limits.

Q: Is there any online on-screen calculator facility in XAT 2023?

A: No, there is no on-screen calculator facility for the candidates.

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