Top colleges through XAT

Top colleges through XAT

Top Colleges through XAT

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is conducted by XLRI every year by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). XLRI has been conducting the XAT exam for admission to post-graduate management courses in 11 XAT member institutions for the last 60 years. There are many top colleges through XAT which you can apply.

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Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2020 will be conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur on behalf of XAMI on January 5, 2020, from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM in a single session. XAT 2020 Exam Pattern is an Online computer-based test. XAT pattern 2020 reveals that it will be the third computer-based test in the 60+ years history of XAT. Till 2017, XAT Exam Pattern remained a Paper Based Test.


XAT Eligibility:

  • The candidates need to have completed their graduation in any discipline with passing marks.
  • The degree completed must be a minimum of three year’s duration or its equivalent.
  • Students studying in the final year of their graduation can also apply for XAT exam, as long as they complete their graduation degree by June of the exam year they are appearing



XAT Exam pattern 2020 has been revised. Now the XAT 2020 exam pattern will consist of four sections instead of earlier five. The number of questions in the revised XAT pattern of 2020 will be 99.  XAT 2020 exam pattern will be a computer-based test instead of an earlier paper-based XAT pattern. Below is shared the XAT 2020 exam pattern:

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Sections in XAT 2020 Exam Pattern
Number of questions
Overall Time Duration
74 Total MCQs
165 Minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability
No Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making
No Sectional Time Limit
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
No Sectional Time Limit
25 Total MCQs
15 Minutes
General Knowledge
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

The questions in this section are usually asked from Arithmetic, Algebra, Numbers system, Probability, Functions, Data Interpretations, and Geometry. The Candidate has to be very good at basic maths to attempt these questions in XAT. Expertise requires a lot of time and practice for the preparation. Improving calculation skills and approximation skills is crucial for this section during the preparation. Data Interpretation is typical so you better solve these questions initially and select what you’re comfortable with during the preparation for XAT.

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The Decision-Making section is to test a candidate’s decision-making skills and the judging ability of the candidate in the given situation. You will get questions from different scenarios. They may include Employee Problems and concerns, Ethical matters, psychology, etc.

Strategy for XAT decision making


You have to imagine yourself in that situation and as an imperious decide what is good for the company given in the situation. You have to answer these questions unbiasedly and your answer must be the right fit for your organization.


Verbal and Logical Ability

Reading skills are very important for verbal and Logical Ability. Understanding the question is very important, read the question twice or thrice if you have to but understand it very clearly and answer it correctly. This section is to test the reasoning skills of the candidate so don’t focus completely on Vocabulary skills for this exam.



5 Key Changes in XAT Exam Pattern 2020: 

  1. NAT Questions Introduced: A new type of Numerical Answer Type (NAT) questions in XAT pattern 2020 has been introduced by XLRI. To answer the NAT questions candidates have to use the virtual keypad appearing on the computer screen and enter the numerical answer.
  2. Penalty for Un-attempted Questions: Each un-attempted question beyond 8 questions will carry a negative marking penalty of 0.10 mark per unattempted question in revised XAT exam pattern 2020.
  3. No Essay Writing Test: There is no descriptive question on the Essay Writing test in the revised XAT pattern 2020.
  4. XAT Time Duration Reduced: XAT 2020 exam pattern will have a time duration of three hours instead of earlier three and a half hours.
  5. 25 Minutes Extra for Visually Impaired Candidates: XAT 2020 exam pattern offers 25 minutes extra time for the scribe to complete the part-1 (first 3 sections) of the XAT exam. No time concession is given for GK section


Top Colleges you can apply through XAT:

College City XAT Cut off
XLRI  Jamshedpur 95+
SPJIMR Mumbai 90+
IMT Ghaziabad 90+
Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Mumbai 80+
KJ Somaiya Mumbai 80+
TAPMI Manipal 80+
Great Lakes Chennai 80+
GIM Goa 80+
IRMA Anand 80+
Soil Institute of Management Gurgaon 80+
FORE Delhi 80+
LIBA Chennai 80+
IFMR Chennai 80+
BIMTECH Noida 70+
XIME Bangalore 70+
IMI Bhubaneswar 70+
IFIM Bangalore 70+
IMT Nagpur Nagpur 70+

The Great Lakes Institute of Management – Chennai (GLIM)

It is located in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. It was established in 2004. The total campus size is worth twenty- seven acres of land. Another campus was opened in Gurugram, part of Delhi NCR in Haryana. This was done in 2011. The GLIM was started with the intention of revolutionizing management education in India. The primary focus here is on the one- year program, which is modeled on international norms, as practiced by the top colleges such as Kellogg or Wharton. The GLIM has also been accredited by the NBA (National Board of Accreditation). The Indian School of Business (ISB), which was established in Hyderabad, acted as a model to replicate in Tamil Nadu.


XLRI Xavier School Of Management, Jamshedpur

XLRI Xavier School of Management (XLRI-XMS) is situated in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, and is the country’s oldest business school founded by a few Jesuit Fathers in 1949. It offers 15-month and two-year postgraduate Diplomas in Management (PGDM) with various specialisations as well as a doctoral-level fellowship programme (FPM). The college also offers plethora of short-term management development programmes (MDPs). It was ranked number 1 amongst the country’s top private B-schools.


S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) is a leading management school. Despite being a part of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, it functions as an independent institute with entrepreneurial ability. Inaugurated in the year 1981, it has been ranked consistently amongst the top 10 Indian management institutes. Spread across an area of 45 acres, the campus of the institution is well-equipped with all modern amenities required to facilitate an enhanced learning experience.


SOIL Institute of Management

SOIL Institute of Management started its journey 10 years ago and is based out of the start-up & innovation hub of India – Gurgaon. Co-created with 32 partner companies (Indian and International) the institute has a legacy of more than 1000 alumni.  The institutes leadership curriculum is based on traditional Indian vedic & spiritual principles and it is the best example of blending the wisdom of traditional India with the business practices of the New India.


Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research

S. P. Mandali’s Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, also known as WeSchool is a part of the prestigious S. P. Mandali, Pune. Keeping design and innovation its’ core, the institute endeavors to provide newer avenues to students towards achieving excellence in all spheres of life and nurture them to become Global Citizen Leaders. It is the sixth educational institute from Mumbai to appear as 68th among the top 100 Best Management Institutes in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) list of 2020. Besides being been ranked among the top Private B-Schools.


KJ Somaiya Institute of Management (SIMSR Mumbai)

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management (SIMSR Mumbai), established in 1981, is located in the suburbs of Mumbai. It offers a Masters’s and a Doctoral degree in the field of Management. The institute holds the record of 99% placement and its topmost recruiters include Ambuja Cement, Daimler, Minex Metallurgy, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Nomura, Asian Paints, etc. The highest package shooted up to INR 27.5 lacs whereas the average package rose up to INR 10.5 lacs in the year 2019.



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