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XAT 2025 Exam Dates

Jun 27, 2024 by Admin
XAT 2025 Exam Dates

The authority have announced the XAT 2025 Exam Date. As per the schedule, the XAT 2025 examination will take place on January 5, 2025. Unfortunately, the exact date for next year's registration could only be obtained from XLRI once the registration schedule is announced, most likely in July, 2024. Candidates for the XAT 2025 exam must apply online and pay the application fee.

Many test centers in over 75 cities in India will host the XAT 2025 examination. The exam will last for 3. 5 hours. Candidates must appear for the XAT exam in 2025 and then participate in a GD/PI round for admission selection. XLRI will conduct the GD/PI round in February–March 2025.

XLRI Jamshedpur conducts the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), national level management entrance examination, for admission to MBA or PGDM programs. Apart from XLRI and its 10 XAMI constituent colleges, more than 1000 B-schools use XAT scores to offer MBA, PGDM, and Executive MBA programs.


XAT Details

XAT Full Form

Xavier Aptitude Test

Conducting Body

XLRI, Jamshedpur

XAT 2025 exam date

05-Jan-2025 (tentative)

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

3.5 hours

Exam Syllabus

  • Decision Making
  • Verbal and Logical Ability
  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
  • General Knowledge
  • Essay Writing

Exam Pattern

100 questions in MCQ format.



Exam Fees

INR 2,100 (all categories)

Exam Purpose

Admission to 1,000+ MBA colleges

Course Offered


No. of applicants

1.35 lakh (for 2024)

No. of Test Cities


Exam Helpdesk No.


XAT 2025 Important Dates

The XAT 2025, which is provisionally scheduled for January 5, 2025, is a critical entrance exam for the MBA examination. Further, the  XAT 2025 registration starts in July 2024 and ends in about 3 months through the official website. Following the test, XLRI will conduct GD and PI in February–March 2025, while other schools will conduct admissions until May–June 2025.


Upcoming exam dates

July 2024 - Dec 2024

Register for the XAT 2025 Exam.


October 2024

XAT Mock Test by XLRI


December 2024

XAT 2025 admit card download starts


January 2025

XAT 2025 Exam


January 2025

XAT 2025 response sheet release


January 2025

XAT 2024 result


January 2025

XAT 2025 Cut-Off Release


XAT 2025 Eligibility Criteria

There are certain eligibility requirements that the candidates have to fulfill in order to be able to write the XAT exam. We have listed the latest eligibility criteria and academic requirements below.

  • The minimum requirement is for the candidates to be holders of a bachelor’s degree of at least three years duration or its equivalent in any field from a recognized university.
  • Candidates in their final year of bachelor's degree or awaiting results can take the XAT.
  • As far as the minimum mark criteria for graduation are concerned, there are no such criteria prescribed by the XAT exam. The candidate should have passed their bachelor’s degree program; the candidate should not have accumulated less than the minimum passing grade in their program.
  • Aside from regular students, CA/CS-passed candidates or working professionals can also appear in the exam.
  • Regarding age, which may be a factor in many exams' eligibility criteria, there is no such bar in the XAT. Both the freshmen and the working staff can write the examination.

 XAT 2025 Registration Process

The XAT registration process is the gateway to the XLRI admission process, which is one of the most desired MBA institutes in India. It begins in July–August of every calendar year. You can only register for XAT 2025 using the online form and pay the examination fees, which is mandatory. Below is the process for registering and applying for XAT 2025.

  • To visit the official website of this examination, XAT Online, type XAT 2025 in the Google browser.
  • Go to the ‘New Registration’ link and fill out some necessary information.
  • The candidate receives an XAT ID and a link for the registration process at the email address they verified with the invitation.
  • You will need to click on the link in order to confirm your registration.
  • The first step is to read the statements carefully, then locate where to find the XAT 2025 homepage and click on ‘login’.
  • Therefore, the student should enter his or her email ID and password to open the XAT 2025 application form.
  • Ensure to complete all the basic required fields of the XAT 2025 online application form.
  • Before pressing the submit button, check the information entered.
  • Pay a XAT 2025 application fee of INR 2,100 via a credit or debit card, UPI, or net banking.

XAT Admit Card 2025

You can download the XAT 2025 admit card from its release date until the examination date. Please follow the steps below to download the XAT 2025 admit card:

  • Access the Centralized Online Application System (XAT 2025).
  • The link to register for the examination is already active, whereas the link to download an admit card is in a tab.
  • Provide a passcode, such as an XAT User ID or date of birth, and then click 'login'.
  • Now Get the link to the admit card tab, download the pdf file, and print a copy.

 XAT 2025 Exam Pattern

 The XAT exam is only in the computer-based test mode. The total number of questions ranges from 100 to 103. Candidates have 210 minutes to complete the test. This is to inform the general public and the general reader that the XAT exam has a sectional time limit. Therefore, the candidates should make sure that they can write their answers fast enough in all four parts of the paper in order to attempt and complete the paper within the set time. Here are some highlights of the 2025 XAT exam pattern: Here are some highlights of the 2025 XAT exam pattern.

XAT Sections

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Decision Making



Verbal and Logical Ability



Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation



General Knowledge



Writing an analytical essay


(to be evaluated for shortlisting)

XAT 2025 Result

Only the official XAT website will issue the XAT result and scorecard for 2025. Candidates will have to log into their XAT account to access the XAT result and scorecard online. Candidates can follow the steps provided below. Candidates can check the XAT result for 2025 by following the steps listed below:

  • If you type XAT on the official XAT 2025 website, it will direct you to a detailed solution page. in
  • Click on the 'scorecard' tab.
  • To log in, you must have an XAT ID and a password.
  • Enter the security text that appears on the screen.

Choose the candidate scorecard and then select a pdf format for a printed copy.