Applicants should note that registration for XAT 2013 and appearing for XAT 2013 is the preliminary step towards applying to any of the institutes. Applicants to different institutes have to apply separately to each of the institutes of their choice.
IDBI Bank has been appointed as the partner bank for the registration process. Applicants for XAT 2013 can choose to pay online using credit card/ debit card/ online banking or through Demand draft. Alternatively applicants can use any of the 900 + branches of IDBI Bank located all over the country to make payment for XAT 2013. Click here to view address of IDBI Bank Branches.
Applicants should note the following important points :
Date of Commencement of Application 20th August 2012
Last Date for Applying 30th November 2012
Downloading of Admit Cards 18th December 2012 - 31st December 2012
Date of Exam 6th January 2013
Test Timings 10.30 am to 01.00 pm
Mode of Examination Paper & Pencil based *
XAT 2012 Cities Cities within India : 44
Cities outside India : 3
* The format of XAT would remain pencil-paper based. This is to ensure that candidates of all backgrounds are at par, so that those who have pre-familiarity of operating computers, specially coming from privileged background or having worked in IT sector, do not get any advantage over others who do not have access to computers. The paper-pencil mode also ensures that all candidates are tested on exactly the same set of questions, and not on different sets.
- When does the Registration for XAT 2013 Start?
Registration for XAT 2013 starts on 20th August 2012 and ends on 30th November 2012.
- What is the last date for receiving XAT Confirmation Page ?
Last date is 5th December 2012
- What is the eligibility criteria for taking XAT 2013?
A bachelors degree under 10+2+3 system from a recognized university or a deemed university.
- I have less than 50% in graduation, am I eligible to apply for XAT 2013?
Yes, you are eligible to apply for XAT 2013.
- I am in the final year of my graduation, am I eligible to take XAT 2013 for applying to XLRI or more than 100 other XLRI associated Management Institutes?
Yes, you are eligible for admission to XLRI. You need to complete your final year examination by June 10, 2013. Other XAT Members Institutes may have a different date regarding the completion of the final examination.
- I am in the final year of my graduation, what percentage should I fill in the form?
Please enter the aggregate percentage obtained in the previous years of the qualifying degree.
- By Registering and paying for XAT 2013, am I eligible for XLRI and other Institutes?
The XAT is a common test for admission into academic programmes of XLRI and more than 100 other Institutes (refer XAT Associate Institutes in the home page). If you are interested in XLRI or any other XAT Associate institute, you need to register and apply separately for the academic programmes of the concerned institute.
- How many Centres are there for the Test?
There are 44 cities in India and 3 international cities in which XAT exam shall be conducted. In Metros and large cities there will be multiple Test Centres.
- When are XAT 2013 results out?
Results will be available on the website by 31st January 2013.
I have lost the XAT pay-in-slip which was stamped by IDBI bank.
Go to the IDBI Bank Branch where you paid the XAT charges with a copy of the XAT printable page and request them to give you a photocopy of the pay-in-slip and put COPY along with bank's original seal and signature on it.
- When shall I receive the XAT 2013 Admit Card?
You can download your admit card from our website www.xatonline.net.in any time during December 18, 2012 - December 31, 2012. XAT office will not be sending admit cards to any candidates.
- When do I get to know the Centre address for XAT 2013?
You can visit our website www.xatonline.net.in any time during December 18, 2012 - December 31, 2012 to know about the Centre.
- What time do I report to the test Centre?
You are expected to reach the Test Centre before 10:00 am on the day of the test. This will help you to locate your seat and give you some time to reflect.
- What is the duration of the test?
The test will be of 2 ½ hours i.e. from 10:30am to 1:00pm.
- What is the kind of Test and what are the different components?
The test is multiple choice type which will be of 2 hours duration followed by an additional test which is of 20 minutes duration. The format of the additional test may range from an open-ended essay or a multiple-choice type.
- How to download XAT Pay-in-slip?
You can download by accessing the link after completing the application in all respects.
- For applying to XAT, do we need to take the SC/ST certificate to IDBI Bank?
No, this is not required.
- Are there any restrictions on the file size for the photograph and signature?
Yes, the file size of the photograph or the signature file should not be more than 50 KB each. For steps to reduce file size click here...
- When can I check & confirm my photo and signature before admit card is generated?
On successfully making the payment and updating the same in your profile (in case of payment through Cash / Demand Draft mode), you are required to upload your recent passport size colour photograph (full height photographs/portions cut from group photographs etc. will not be accepted and the application summarily rejected) and your signature as per the instructions given on the relevant page and once you have uploaded them correctly, the page will display your photograph and signature.
- What are the payment options available to a candidate?
You could either opt to make the payment through the online payment gateway, net-banking (for IDBI bank customers), demand draft or through cash payment in any branch of IDBI Bank .In case you choose to opt to make the payment through IDBI Bank branch, on selecting the appropriate option take a print out of the bank Pay-in-slip which is in three parts. The bank will return two parts of the Pay-in-slip duly signed & stamped .Retain your copy of the slip and paste the XAT copy on the XAT REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION PAGE - CASH MODE (attach caste certificate in case of SC/ST candidates) and send it to XAT Office.
In case you choose the demand draft option, you need to get a demand draft in favour of "XLRI JAMSHEDPUR A/c XAT" payable at Jamshedpur, of the the appropriate amount (Rs. 950.00 in case of General and Rs. 650.00 in case of SC/ST) and send it to XAT Office alongwith the XAT REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION PAGE - DEMAND DRAFT MODE (attach caste certificate in case of SC/ST candidates).
- What is the XAT Registration Confirmation page?
If you have opted to make the payment through the payment gateway or net-banking, after you successfully make the payment, you are required to upload your recent color photograph & signature in the prescribed format, a XAT Registration Confirmation Page - Online Payment Mode or a XAT Registration Confirmation Page - Net-banking Mode will appear and you need to take a print out of the same , sign it and sent it by post/courier to XAT office, XLRI, C.H. Area( East) Jamshedpur - 831 001 within seven days from the date of payment. The last date of receipt is 5th Dec. 2012.
Should you opt to make the payment in cash through IDBI Bank branch, on selecting the appropriate option take a print out of the bank Pay-in-slip which is in three parts. The bank will return two parts of the Pay-in-slip duly signed & stamped. Retain your copy of the slip. Log in to xatonline.net.in and enter the transaction no. date of payment, Branch Name etc., you are required to upload your recent color photograph & signature in the prescribed format and take a print out of the XAT REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION PAGE - CASH MODE (attach caste certificate in case of SC/ST candidates). Paste the XLRI copy of the Bank Pay-in-slip on the XAT Confirmation page and send it to XAT Office, XLRI, C.H. Area( East) Jamshedpur - 831 001 within seven days from the date of payment.
Should you opt to make the payment through demand draft you are required to get a demand draft made of requisite amount in favour of “XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT” payable at Jamshedpur. Log in to xatonline.net.in and enter the demand draft no. date of DD, Bank name etc., you are required to upload your recent color photograph & signature in the prescribed format and take a print out of the XAT REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION PAGE – DEMAND DRAFT MODE (attach caste certificate in case of SC/ST candidates). Attach the demand draft along with the XAT Confirmation page and send it to XAT Office, XLRI, C.H. Area (East) Jamshedpur – 831 001 within seven days from the date of issue of demand draft.
- When can I check & confirm if XAT Office has received my XAT confirmation page?
XAT office on receipt of the XAT Registration Confirmation Page will after verifying from the bank, update on a first come first served basis until December 5th 2012. Candidates have to log in through their XAT id to check if their form has been received or not.
- How will my data be used by XAT Associate Institutes?
The XAT database would be accessible to all institutes who are XAT Associate Members.
I have registered for XAT 2013 by making an online payment through credit card. Unfortunately after the payment I am unable to view the final confirmation and the system was not able to give the reference No. & a message is displayed as "PAGE EXPIRED", although the bank has confirmed the debit.
This could be a temporary problem and will get resolved within 24 hours. Please wait for 24 hours and send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org only if you are still not able to view the final confirmation page. Please do not attempt to make a second payment immediately.
- I have paid twice using online payment option. What should I do?
Kindly send an email to email@example.com with your XAT ID, date of payment, transaction number for both the payment, card holders name and the credit/debit card details (first four & last four digits and card expiry date).
- On completion of the payment process either online or bank pay-in-slip mode, will I get a confirmation page through email?
No, confirmation page will not be sent through email. Please login again and click on "Print Confirmation Page". For some reason, if you do not find this link immediately, please wait for 24hrs for the link to appear. Incase the link does not appear in 24hrs, write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your XATID and date of payment.
- What do I do if I am unable to make the payment online?
Online payments involve multiple agencies and there are chances that your payment is timed out or declined .If you encounter any such problems, we suggest you make the payment by Cash Mode through any branch of IDBI Bank. Please read through the process for making the payment through Cash Mode. Alternatively, you may pay through demand draft. Please read through the process for making the payment through Demand Draft Mode.