XAT on January 6 ; Regn before Nov 30
By Our Entrance Exam Expert
August 14, 2012 : The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) for admission to Business Management (BM), Human Resources Management (HRM), Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) and General Management Programme (GMP) at XLRI, Jamshedpur, will be held on 6th January, 2013 (Sunday), in 38 cities across the country and 3 cities outside India. XAT 2013 will have three sections `English Language Ability and Logical Reasoning' (EL), 'Quantitative Ability' (QA) and 'Decision Making' (DM).
Exam Centres: XAT 2013 would be conducted across India in the following cities. Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mehboobnagar(A.P), Mumbai, Nagpur, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Surat, Trivandrum, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam. XAT 2013 would also be conducted across the following four international cities. Colombo, Dhaka, Dubai, Kathmandu.
To register for XAT, applicants will have to fill the XAT Form that will be made available online at www.xatonline.net.in. The last date for XAT registration is 30th November, 2012 and the last date for Receipt of XAT forms is 5th December, 2012.
Once an applicant logs on to this site, a full set of instructions will appear. He/She can obtain his/her ID and password by following these instructions. This ID and password are to be indicated for all the future correspondence with the XAT Office, Jamshedpur.
Application to XLRI : Application form to apply for XLRI will be available only online at www.xatonline.net.in from 20th August 2012. The XAT ID and password has to be used to apply to XLRI. A full set of instructions will appear guiding the candidates to register for admission to XLRI, once the applicant logs on to this site. The last date for XLRI registration is 31st December, 2012 and the last date for receipt of XLRI forms is 5th January, 2013.
For admission to PGDM (HRM/BM), NRI/PIO/Foreign candidates can apply either through XAT or by GMAT score for GMAT between January 2010 and 31st December 2012. They should register online for applying to XLRI at www.xatonline.net.in
For Executive PGDM (GMP), those from all categories can apply either through XAT or by GMAT score for GMAT between January 2010 and 31st December 2012. They should register online for applying to XLRI at www.xatonline.net.in.
A candidate may apply for a maximum of three Programmes. Those who apply for multiple Programmes may be called for multiple interviews and/or group discussions. The selection criteria for different Programmes may differ depending on the nature of the Programme.
While preparing the short-listed candidates for the interview, in addition to XAT performance, academic ability and the relevant work experience may also be considered. Besides performance in the personal interviews (and/or group discussions), XAT performance, relevant work experience, academic ability, extra curricular activities etc. will also be considered while preparing the final list. For candidates who can not be present physically for the XLRI interviews due to their being out of the country, interviews would be carried out in on-line mode via Internet.
XAT 2012 Cut-Off: For Human Resource Management Programme total 1372 applicants were short listed for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The XAT cut-offs for HRM was 80 percentile in EL, 80 percentile in DM, 70 percentile in QA and overall 88 percentile.
For Business Management Programme total 955 applicants were short listed for Personal Interview. The XAT cut-offs for BM was 70 percentile in EL, 80 percentile in DM, 92 percentile in QA and overall 90 percentile. The XAT Score Card containing the performance of the candidate in XAT 2013 will be mailed individually to all the candidates.
The list of short listed candidates for the interview and who subsequently succeed in the selection interviews for admission to XLRI will be posted at www.xatonline.net.in and www.xlri.ac.in.