Jamshedpur : XAT exams for 2016 will be conducted on January 3.Dr.Munish Thakur, Chairperson-Admissions at XLRI said: “XAT, though one of the oldest competitive examinations in the country, has always kept pace with the cutting edge testing methodology.
XAT’s multidimensional testing framework is designed to meaningfully assess the aptitude of candidates for future business success. We follow the pen and paper format, in order to ensure equal opportunity to all candidates. The examination focuses on multi-dimensional examination structure and fairness, to assess aptitude of future business leaders”.
“XLRI has been conducting the test on behalf of the XAMI for over 60 years now. Like every year, the test will be conducted on the first Sunday of January next year, i.e. 3rd January,” he added.
This year, XAT will be conducted from 47 centers all across India that will include the cities -Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Surat, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam. The test will be held in two international cities of Dubai and Kathmandu.
XAT 2016 will be having three and half hours duration and will follow a similar pattern like last few years. The paper is to comprise of two sections: Section 1: a) Quantitative Ability, b) English Language & Logical Reasoning, c) Decision Making. Section 2: a) General Knowledge and b) Essay.
Apart from XLRI, more than 125 B-schools in India accept the scores of XAT exam as part of their admission criteria.
Some of the other top B-schools accepting the XAT scores are: LIBA, Chennai, XIME, Bangalore, XIM, Bhubaneswar, TAPMI, Manipal, Goa Institute of Management, IRMA, BIMTECH, Greater Noida, BULMIM, New Delhi, Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi, IFMR, Chennai, SPJIMR, Mumbai, WeSchool, Mumbai, Jaipuria Institutes of Management, Gitam Institute of Management, Vishakhapatnam, Globsyn Business School, Kolkata, Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA) amongst others.