XAT 2021 Registration Application Form Extended (till Dec 10) Eligibility, Exam Date

XAT 2021: The application/registration for XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) 2020 was started from 10th 12th September 2020. Interested candidates can fill the online registration form from the official website. XAT 2021 examination will be conducted on 3rd January 2021. XAT is a national level test conducted by Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur on the behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). XLRI conducts XAT every year to select the most appropriate candidate for management education in XLRI and associated colleges. XAT score is accepted more than 150 management colleges for admission in India.

Update (10th Dec 2020): Today is the last date for submission of XAT 2021. Candidates who have not applied yet can apply using the link below.


Here candidates will get complete details about XAT 2020 application form, exam dates, eligibility, registration procedure, syllabus, Admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, Test cities, result etc.

XAT 2021

ExaminationXavier Aptitude Test
Commonly known asXAT 2021
Article categoryApplication Form
Exam typeNational level entrance exam
Conducting AuthorityXavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur
Academic year2021-22
Course offeredManagement programs like MBA, PGDM etc
Date of examination3rd January 2021
Exam frequencyOnce a year
Mode of examinationOnline
Official registration portalwww.xatonline.in
Official website XLRIwww.xlri.ac.in

XAT 2021- Important Exam Dates/ Schedule

Events/ ActivitiesDates
Availability of online application/ registration form10th 12th September 2020
Last date for registration (without late fee)30th November 2020
10th Dec 2020 (midnight 12:00)
Date of issue of admit card20th December 2020
GMAT registration end on 31st Dec 2020
Date of examination3rd January 2021 (09:30 am to 12:30 pm)
Announcement of result31st January 2021
XAT score card Available31st Jan to 31st March 2021


The eligibility criterion for XAT 2021 is given below.


  • All Indian’s and foreign candidates are eligible for XAT 2021
  • Foreign candidates have to apply through GMAT score.

Age Criteria

  • There is no age restriction for the XAT

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates graduate with a three years bachelor degree (equivalent) with any discipline is eligible for XAT. There is not any minimum marks criterion.
  • Final year appearing candidate are also eligible.

XAT 2021- Application Form

XAT 2021 application forms are available on the official website. No, offline registration forms are available and therefore, candidates only have to register through the online mode.

Application Procedure

Candidates can follow the given procedure to fill the XAT 2021 online registration form-

  • Visit the official website (mentioned above).
  • Click on “New Registration”
  • Now register yourself by providing a valid email ID and a working mobile number.
  • After successful registration, log in by using the registration number and password sent to you on your mobile and email address.
  • Fill all required information like personal information and qualification details etc.
  • Validate the details and click save and “next button”.
  • Upload the scanned image of your recent passport photograph and signature as per the specifications.
  • Fill out other details.
  • Preview and verify the entire application and click on “Final Submission”.
  • Make payment of the application fees.
  • Finally, click on the “submit”
  • A confirmation page will be generated.
  • Take the printout of the confirmation page for future reference.

Candidates are advised to keep the hard copy of the filled in registration form safe with them for future references.

Click here to register for XAT 2021

Application Fee

XAT fees (without late fee)Rs.1700/-
  • Candidates who are interested in XRLI are required to pay an additional amount of Rs.300/-
XAT fees (with late fee)Rs.2000/-
  • Candidates who are interested in XRLI are required to pay an additional amount of Rs.500/-
  • Application fees can be paid through online mode using credit card/debit card / online banking (IDBI & SBI) or through a DD or through the cash payment at IDBI bank.
  • If a candidate wants to make payment through a DD, he/she is required to send the application along with the DD to The Chairperson, Admissions, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur- 831001.
  • The application fee is non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • In case is any applicant do not receive a confirmation mail candidates are advised to write to admissions@xatonline.in, xat2021@xlri.ac.in and call to 1800 209 0835 between 08.00 a.m. and 08.00 p.m.

Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for XAT 2021 is as follows-

  • XAT 2021 exam will be conducted in online mode.
  • From 2021 onwards there will be only 4 sections. The 5th section (essay writing has been removed now).
  • The total exam duration will be 3 hours.
  • Total 100 questions will be asked.
  • Questions paper will be of objective type questions.
  • 1 mark will be allotted for each correct response.
  • 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. There will be no negative marking for the GK
SectionsNo. of questions
Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)26
Decision Making (DM)22
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)27
General Knowledge (GK)25

Note: Exam pattern based on last year if we receive any changes for this year we will update the same here.


XAT 2021 structure has been changed from last year. Earlier, there were 5 sections and 5th section of essay writing has been removed now.  The structure of the XAT 2021 exam is given below as follows-

  • Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)
  • Decision Making (DM)
  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)
  • General Knowledge (GK)

Candidates can prepare according to the aforementioned topics.

XAT Test Cities

XAT 2021 is expected to be conducted in the following cities-

Ahmedabad, Agra, Allahabad, Amritsar, Ambala, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhatinda, Bhilai Nagar, Bhubansehwar, Bhopal, Bokaro, Chandigarh/Mohali, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Durgapur/Asansol, Dhanbad, Goa, Ernakulam, Greater Noida, Gandhinagar, Goa, Gorakhpur, Gwalior,  Guwahati, Hyderabad, Hooghly, Hubaali, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kannur, Kolkata, Kota, Kurukshetra, Kottayam,  Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mangalore, Madurai, Mumbai, Mysuru, Nagpur, Nasik, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Roorkee, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Siliguri, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirupati, Tiruvallur, Udaipur, Udupi, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, and Warangal.

Two foreign Test centers- Kathmandu and Dubai

XAT 2021 Admit card

XAT Admit Card will be issued through the official website from 20th December 2020. No printed copy of admit cards will be sent to any candidate. Candidates have to download their Admit card by using XAT ID and password. Admit card contains information such as the name of the candidate, application number, exam date and time, exam center, etc. It is compulsory for all the candidates to carry the admit cards to the exam center. No candidate will be allowed to write the exam without a valid XAT admit card.


As per the dates mentioned on the website, XAT 2021 result will be announced on 31st January 2021 and the score card for the same can be downloaded thereafter which will be available till 31st March 2021. Candidates can check the result on the official website of XAT 2020.

XAT 2021- Scorecard

After the declaration of result XAT scorecard will be released. The scorecard will be release between 31st January to 31st March 2021 tentatively. Scorecard will include the performance of candidates in the exam. It will be mailed to the candidates individually on their correspondent addresses.

Candidates are advised to regularly visit the official website of XLRI and our page to get the regular updates and information about XAT 2021 exam.

In case of any issue and query related to XAT 2021 candidates must contact the concerned authority. Contact details are as follows-

C. H. Area (East)
Jamshedpur – 831001
Phone: +91 657 665 3203/3204/3205
Fax: +91-657-2227814
Email: admis@xlri.ac.in
Website: www.xatonline.net.in, www.xatonline.in

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