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XAT 2016 Notification

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is the entrance exam conducted by the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) for admission in XLRI and many other top management institutes of India. XLRI application has been embedded with XAT application. XAT 2016 will be conducted on 3rd January 2016, Sunday and the registration for the same is open and will end on 30th November, 2015. Register at For more information visit

XAT 2016 Important Dates:

XAT 2016 Registration Commencement 4th September, 2015
Last Date for applying 30th November,2015
Last Date to change test city 26th November, 2015
Downloading of Admit Cards 20th December- 31st December,2015
Date of exam 3rd January,2016
Test Timings 10.00am to 1.30pm

XAT Syllabus:

According to last 5 year’s question papers of XAT, the syllabus of XAT 2016 is as :

1.Verbal Ability

The following topics have been prevalently asked in this section.

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para Jumble
  • Vocabulary
  • Logical Completion of Idea
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Arguments

2.Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning

The questions in this section are mainly set based. The questions are asked on the   following topics:

  • Mathematics
  • Venn Diagram
  • Decision Making
  • Semi-Quantitative topics
  1. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

According to the test takers, this section is expected to be the toughest. The common     topics to prepare in this section are as follows:

  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Functions
  • Graphs
  • Mensuration – 2D and 3D
  • Probability
  • Algebra
  • Heights & Distance
  • Direction Sense & Time
  • Speed & Distance
  • Statistics
  • Table
  • Data Interpretation – Web Diagram
  1. General Knowledge

As the section name suggests, the questions can come from any topic under the sun. Basically, the questions are of two types, static and current affairs. The topics which you can prepare for this section include:

  • Politics
  • Business
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature
  • Nation and StatesXAT Exam Pattern and Duration:
    Parts Section Name No. of questions Total Time
    Part A Verbal and Logical Ability 30 180 minutes
    Decision Making 25
    Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 36
    Part B General Knowledge 30 30 minutes
    Essay 1 Essay

Top Colleges that accept XAT score:

  1. Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur
  2. S P Jain Institute of Management Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai,
  3. Xavier Institute of Social Service – Ranchi
  4. Xavier Institute of Management & Research – Mumbai
  5. Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship – Bangalore
  6. Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar – Bhubaneswar
  7. Goa Institute of Management­­ –  Goa

XAT 2016 Results:

XAT 2016 Result Declaration Date 31st January,2016. Result of XAT 2016 can be checked at