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XAT 2021 Registration – Facts, Key Dates, Timeline,  Application Process, Documents

The XAT 2021 application process is expected to start in the last week of August

XAT Registration – Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT is a national level management entrance exam conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur for admission in MBA/PGDM programs. It is conducted annually by XLRI on the behalf of XAMI (Xavier Association of Management Institute). The test has been conducted for more than 60 years and is accepted by more than 150 institutions across the country. Graduates who wish to pursue MBA/PGDM courses at XLRI-Jamshedpur, XAMI institutes or the B-schools accepting XAT score can fill the registration form on the official website.

In this article, we will look into some of the details related to the registration process for XAT 2021. 

XAT Registration – Facts

Particulars

Details

Exam Name

Xavier Aptitude Test

Mode of Exam

Online

Mode of Counselling

Offline

Mode of Registration 

Online

Registration Fee (General)

Rs 1700

Mode of Fee Payment

Online

Exam Duration

3 Hours

Languages

English

Exam Level

National Level Exam

Frequency of Conduct

Once a year

Conducting Body

XLRI Jamshedpur

XAT Registration – Important dates

The XAT application process starts in the last week of August and it takes about four months for XLRI to declare the cut offs. During this period, there are many important events taking place about which you should be aware. Refer to the table below to check out the major events taking place in XAT 2021.

XAT 2021 Events and Dates

Events

Dates

XAT 2021 notification release

Fourth week of August 2020

Application process starts

Fourth week of August 2020

Application form – last date to fill (without late fee)

Fourth week of November, 2020

Submission of the application form (with late fee) last date

Second week of December 2020

Admit card made available

Third week of December 2020

Date of exam

First Sunday of January 2021

Candidates response sheet

First week of January 2021

Releasing of answer key

Second week of January 2021

Last date to file an objection against answer key

Second week of January 2021

Declaration of XAT 2021 result

Last week of January 2021

XAT Cutoff 2021

Last week of January 2021

XAT Registration – 2021 XAT Exam timeline

XAT happens once a year and it’s score is used for admission in more that 150 colleges offering PGDM and MBA courses across India. Hence, its registration process, exam and result declaration is aligned with the admission process of the individual colleges. 

XLRI follows a similar timeline every year for conducting XAT. The registration begins in August which ends in the last week of November. A few days of extension is provided for those who failed to register in the provided time. Here is a table showing tentative dates for the major registration-related XAT 2021 events. 

XAT 2021 Registration Dates

XAT 2021 Events

XAT 2021 Dates

Registration begins

4th week of August 2020

Registrations ends (without late fee)

4th week of November 2020

Registration date extension (with late fee)

2nd week of December 2020

Admit card download

3rd week of December 2020

XAT Exam

1st week of January 2021

Results

Last week of January 2021

XAT Registration – What is the cost of XAT 2021 Registration?

The cost of registration is INR 1,700 per application (without late fee). Candidates interested in XLRI programmes need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each. The form will be available on the official XAT website and the last date of submitting the complete form will be in the last week of November. Those who will fail to submit the form within this duration will get an extension till the second week of December for late fee submission and will have to pay INR 2,000 for registration and Rs 500 per XLRI course.

XAT Registration – How to apply for XAT 2021?

The registration process for XAT 2021 is online and can be done through the XAT’s official website http://www.xatonline.in. The applicants are required to visit the website to register and also get all the information about the test. The registrations will start in the fourth week of August 2021. The registration process can be explained in the following steps:

XAT 2021 Registration:

Step 1: Visit the XAT official website http://www.xatonline.in.

Step 2: Click on new registration

Step 3: Fill in the details like name, date of birth, city, country, phone number and email ID

Step 4: Candidates will get their unique XAT ID and registration link 

NOTE: In case the applicant does not receive the confirmation mail with XAT ID and registration link within 24 hours of signing up, he/she can write to admis@xlri.ac.in or call up on 1800 209 0835 between 08.00 am and 08.00 pm (IST) or write to admissions@xatonline.in.

XAT 2021 Form Submission: After the XAT ID and password is received, applicants must follow the following steps:

Step 1: Visit the XAT official website http://www.xatonline.in.

Step 2: Click on “login”

Step 3: Enter XAT ID and Password

Step 4: Application form will be displayed, fill in the details and upload necessary documents.

Step 5: Pay the application fee through credit/debit card or net banking

XAT 2021 Fee Payment:

  1. The application fee for the XAT 2021 is INR 1,700 and INR 300 per XLRI course.
  2. The fee is to be paid online and through the online mediums provided in the website only.
  3. There is no relaxation of fee for any student’s category.
  4. Late application fee is INR 2,000 and INR 500 per XLRI course.
  5. Payment can be made through debit cards (RuPay, Visa, Mastercard or Maestro), credit cards and net banking.

XAT 2021 Application Form – Points to Remember:

  1. If the candidate is unable to complete the form in one go, he/she can save the form by clicking on “SAVE and NEXT”. It is advised to the students to save the form and check if the updates are saved as per the requirement before final submission.
  2. It is advised to verify all the information posted in the form as it will not be possible to make any changes after the final submission.
  3. Candidates must follow the specifications given in the guidelines to upload the signature and photograph.
  4. Candidates must enter their complete work experience in the form at the time of submission.
  5. Click on the review tab to verify the entire application before the final submission.
  6. Interested candidates can select the XLRI courses while filling the form with an additional fee of INR 300.
  7. Select the city preference where you want to appear for the test. Candidates can select up to two cities at the time of application. However, the final allotment of the city depends on the authority.
  8. Click on the payment tab and make the payment.
  9. On successful completion of the payment, an e-receipt will be generated. In case of no receipt, the transaction will be considered null.
  10. It is advised to take the print out of the e-receipt.
  11. Applicants can also download the application form containing all the details.
  12. Prefer using Internet Explorer (version 11 and above), Mozilla Firefox (version 50 to 61) and Google Chrome (version 50 to 69) for the XAT 2021 registration.

XAT Registration – Required documents

Following documents are required at the time of registration.

  1. Class 10 and 12 marksheets
  2. Graduation marksheet
  3. Phone number
  4. Email address
  5. Date of birth certificate
  6. Address proof
  7. Category certificate (if any)
  8. Photograph (scanned, less than 1mb, 140*60 pixels)
  9. Signature (scanned, less than 1 mb)

Photograph and signature scan upload

Candidates must have scanned (digital) copies of their recent photographs and signature for the purpose of filling the application form. Make sure to follow the given instructions while filling the form:

Uploading photograph image

  1. Must be a recent passport size colour picture.
  2. The picture should be against a light color/white background.
  3. Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face.
  4. Ensure there’s no “red-eye” if you use a flash.
  5. If you wear glasses, make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.
  6. Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your face.
  7. Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred).
  8. Size of file should be between 20KB-50KB.
  9. Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB.

NOTE: If the photograph is unclear or blurred, it will be considered invalid. In such a case, students can edit the application and change the photograph.

Uploading the signature image

  1. Signature must be on white paper with black ink pen.
  2. Only the signatures done by the applicant will be allowed. No other person should copy the signature.
  3. The signature will be used on the admit card and other places necessary.
  4. Signature uploaded at the time of application and done during exam attendance should match. In case of a mismatch, the candidate may be disqualified.
  5. Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred).
  6. Size of file should be between 10KB —20KB.

Tips for scanning

  1. Scanner resolution should be at a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch).
  2. Images should be in True Color
  3. Crop the images to get the final size (as specified above).
  4. The image file should be in JPG or JPEG format.

XAT Registration – FAQs

Q. How do I know that I have successfully registered for XAT 2021?

When you successfully register, you are taken to an acknowledgement page with the XAT ID. You can use this ID to reprint the application form. Once the  payment is made by the candidate, an e-receipt will be generated which will have all the payment details and will be considered as confirmation of the payment.

Q. Is XAT 2021 application form available offline?

No, XAT 2021 application forms are not available offline. The official website of XAT is the only medium of application. Students can apply only on the official website.

Q. Do I need to fill XLRI form separately?

Candidates who wish to apply at XLRI need not to fill a separate form.  The XAT application form includes a section where applicants can choose which XLRI courses they want to apply for. 

Q. How many participating colleges can an applicant apply for through the XAT application form?

The candidates can select as many colleges as they want in the XAT application form.

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