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XAT 2020 Exam Dates, Important Dates, Complete Schedule

XLRI will release the official XAT Exam Dates for 2020 session at the official website i.e. The exam is tentatively scheduled for January 5 in CBT mode. Candidates in possession of a Bachelor’s degree from any recognised university/ institute are eligible to apply online before November 30, 2019. 

  • Candidates interested through GMAT can also register for XAT. Check XAT Eligibility
  • The last date to submit the application form is one month from the release of the notification.
  • For this session, there are nearly 46 cities (within India) where the management exam will be conducted. Check XAT Exam Center

XAT 2020 Registration Dates (Revised)

Registration for XAT exam will begin around August 20, 2019. The online forms will be released at There are 4 major steps to apply for XAT 2019:

  1. XAT Registration
  2. Fill XAT Application Form
  3. Pay the application fee
  4. Upload the documents

The following table represents the important dates for XAT Registration 

Release of XAT Application FormAugust 20, 2019
Last date to apply for XAT (without late fee: INR 1700)November 30, 2019
Last date to apply for XAT (with late fee: INR 2000)December 9, 2019

Check XAT Registration for Foreign Candidates

XAT 2020 Admit Card and Exam Date

  • Name of candidate
  • Application number 
  • Date of examination
  • Time of examination
  • Test Center
  • Course/ Program Name

Check 7 pointers to Check in XAT Admit Card 2020

The exam divided into 4 sections viz.

  • Decision Making – 22 questions
  • Verbal & Logical Ability – 26 questions
  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation – 27 questions
  • General Knowledge – 25 questions

CheckXAT Exam Pattern

Release of XAT 2019 Admit CardDecember 20, 2019 (onwards)
XAT 2019 Exam DateJanuary 5, 2020
XAT 2019 Timings10:00 am – 1:00 pm

XAT Result Date

  • The results for XAT will be released online at
  • Before the results are announced, the answer keys will be released in the 2nd week of January 2020.
  • XAT Result can be checked by providing XAT ID, Date of Birth and security text.
  • The result is declared in the form of scorecard which holds the percentile score and marks obtained in XAT question paper. Download FreeXAT Sample Papers

Qualifying candidates will then be called for XAT Selection Procedure, consisting of Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds. These are organised by XLRI and other management institutes. Check out the following table for the tentative schedule for XAT result:

XAT Answer Key releases inSecond week of January 2020
Release date of OMR answer sheetJanuary 31, 2020
Release date of XAT ScorecardFebruary 2020

XAT Admission Schedule

  • XAT Admission Process will commence after the declaration of XAT result, in February 2020.
  • Each participating institute releases its shortlist at the official website for the admission.
  • Selected candidates will be communicated individually to the authorities.
  • The counselling procedure for XAT 2020will beconducted individually by XLRI and other management institutes accepting XAT Score.

Read more about XAT Selection Criteria