XAT is one of the most popular National level Admission/entrance test among the MBA aspirants all over India conducted by Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur (XLRI). XAT Exam is generally held after the CAT, between the 3rd week of December and 2nd week of January.
XAT 2009 (Xavier Admission Test), the entrance exam to XLRI (Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur] is also the entrance test to be taken by MBA aspirants seeking admission to many other reputed Top B-Schools in the country such as XIM [Xavier Institute of Management] Bhubaneswar, LIBA [Loyola Institute of Business Administration], Chennai, and many other reputed B Schools such as XIME Bangalore.
XAT usually comprises 3 Objective type Multiple Choice sections and an essay writing section.
Programmes offered-Eligibility-Exam Pattern
Programs Offered :
1) Master of Business Administration: Two year
2) Business Management Program: Two year full time
3)Personal Management and Industrial Relations Program: Two year full time
4) General Management Program: One year full time program for working executives
5) Executive PG Program: Three year part time program for working executives
XLRI XAT Exam Pattern:
XAT usually comprises 3 sections - with a time limit of 40 minutes for each of the sections.
One section is Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability questions. Another section is Quantitative Ability, Reasoning and Data Interpretation questions and the Third section is General Awareness Questions.
The Number of Sections: 3 (With an Essay after the test)
The Number of Questions: 200 (It may change time to time)
No of Choices per question: 4
Time given for the paper: 120 min
Time given for the essay: 20 min
Marks for correct answer: +1
Marks for wrong answer: -1/3
Essay Topic: Students are expected to write an essay of about 250-300 words in 20 minutes.