Monday, 3 June 2013

XLRI announces date for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2014

XAT 2014 to be held on the first Sunday of the year- January 5th, 2014

Registration to commence from August 12th till November 22nd, 2013

XLRI, one of the premier B-Schools in India announces the date for the next Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) to be held on 5th January, 2014. The registration for XAT will start from 12th August till 22nd November, 2013.

“The XAT 2014 will be conducted on the first Sunday of January next year, i.e. January 5th, 2014 and the registration for the same will start on 12th August, 2013,” said Dr. Vishwa Ballabh, Chairperson, Admissions at XLRI.

This year, XAT has added a few additional centers including Udaipur, besides the 44 cities in India and three international cities of Dhaka, Dubai and Kathmandu, from where XAT 2013 was held.

The eligibility criterion for XAT 2013 is three-years of Bachelors degree or equivalent from a recognized university or a deemed university. 

Last year, 106 B-schools accepted the scores of XAT exam as part of their admission criteria. Apart from XLRI, other top B-schools in the country include: LIBA, Chennai; XIME, Bangalore; XIM, Bhubaneswar; TAPMI, Manipal; Goa Institute of Management; BIMTECH, Greater Noida; BULMIM, New Delhi; Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi; IFMR, Chennai; SPJIMR, Mumbai; WeSchool, Mumbai; Jaipuria Institutes of Management; Gitam Institute of Management, Vishakhapatnam; Globsyn Business School, Kolkata;  Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA); and many other B-schools accept XAT scores for admission of students.

XAT 2013 had duration of 3 hours and the test was divided into two parts. The first part consisted of multiple-choice questions on data interpretation & quantitative ability, analytical reasoning & decision making ability and verbal & logical ability and time allotted was 2 hours 20 minutes. The newly introduced 40 minute exam section included essay writing and general awareness.

XAT has always focused on good language skills, decision making skills of the candidates and given all aspiring candidates ample opportunity to display their innate capabilities.

About XLRI

XLRI is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the ‘steel city’ of Jamshedpur. Over the last six decades, it has grown into a top-ranking business school with a wide portfolio of educational programs. Its alumni are spread around the globe and have demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organizations. It continually strives to contribute its mite to the professional growth and management of innumerable organizations that serve the public good in a variety of sectors.  

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