XAT 2019 Notification

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2019 will conduct soon. Until now there has been no official notification regarding XAT exam. So, after contacting the official authorities regarding the XAT 2019 Notification, we came to know that notification will release in the third week of August 2018. Thus, any news regarding the XAT exam will be available only after August 12, 2018. The XAT Notification 2019 may release anytime next week on www.xatonline.in.

The notification will consist of exam date, registration dates, changes in the exam pattern, number of associated colleges etc. In addition to that, the XAT 2019 registration will start on the same day. Candidates will get around 120 days window to complete the registration process.


The one thing which has high probability is the XAT 2019 Exam Date. Every year, the XAT exam takes place on the first Sunday of January. Thus, it is expected that the exam for the new academic session will conduct on January 06, 2019. In rare circumstances, the exam date may change for XAT 2019.

The exam will take place in online mode only. The duration of the test will be of 3 Hours and 35 Minutes. In the exam, there is negative marking of 0.25 for mark wrong answers. Along with that, there is negative marking of 0.05 mark for unattempted questions more than 12.

current status of xat 2019

Currently, the official website has details of the XAT 2018 exam only. Soon the website will be updated with XAT latest notification for academic session 2019-21. In addition to that, there is no intimation who will be XAT convenor for the upcoming exam. Last year, Fr Antony Uvari was the convenor for XAT 2018.

changes to expect for xat 2019 exam

With the announcement of notification, candidates can expect some changes in the conduction of the exam. The exam conducting body, may or may not introduce major changes in the exam. Last year, the paramount change was the mode of the examination. It was the first time when the exam took place in online mode.

This year aspirants can expect changes in the number of questions in the exam, the number of test centers, registration process, online form window availability dates etc. Moreover, the number of questions will be confirmed on exam day only. Whereas the rest of the things will be cleared with XAT 2019 Notification. Most importantly, candidates have to prepare for XAT exam according to the changes once notified.


The XAT exam is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). It is a computer-based test with the test divided into two parts. The first part consists of  Decision Making, Quantitative Ability, and English Language & Logical Reasoning. The second part consists of General knowledge questions and one subjective Essay writing question.

The scores of XAT is accepted by XLRI, Jamshedpur and other associated 140+ B-schools. Candidates who will the clear the cut off have to appear for the next level of the selection process. The process may vary from college to college, mainly consists of Written Ability Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview process.

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