Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is organized by Xavier Labor Relation Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur and is conducted on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI).
XAT aspirants who are looking forward to Xavier Aptitude Test may note that notification for coming XAT is likely to be out by October this year and XAT 2018 will be conducted in the 1st week of January 2018. XAT exam structure is that it has two parts whereas first part consists of sections for Verbal Ability & Logical Ability, decision making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and the second part of the exam consists of General Knowledge & Essay.
Overall time limit for XAT is likely to be given for 205 minutes with 78 questions in first part and 25 questions for General Knowledge and one Essay which you need to write after the entire exam for 20 minutes in approximately 200 words.
There is a great rider of negative marking in XAT as .25 marks are being cut for wrong answer with a extra rider of .05 marks are cut for more that 13 un-attempted questions but XAT aspirants may note over here that the negative marking is applicable for the first section of the exam only and there is no negative marking for General Knowledge and Essay section.
XAT scores are accepted by XLRI, Xavier Institute of Management- Bhubaneswar, XISS-Ranchi, XIME, SPJIMR, LIBA-Chennai also besides 11 Xavier Institutes. To understand the USPs XAT exam aspirants must note that XAT is very peculiar and would test in Language Skills more than any other exam and you would also be tested in Current Affairs.
To take XAT 2018 you would be eligible if you are graduate with 50% marks.
Essay writing in XAT can be a differentiator for the aspirant as Essay topics are very unique in XAT and most of the times aspirants get shockers with the kind of difficulty they find to express their views in Essay. Hence, it is important for the aspirants to practice for Essay very regularly.
Now the time is ripe for XAT aspirants to get on to preparation and achieve mission XAT 2018 !