Key Changes in XAT 2019

Changes In XAT 2019 – So finally the exam dates for XAT 2019 have been announced. XLRI will conduct the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT 2019) on January 06, 2019. Well, there is more to this national level entrance exam. Not only the exam dates but much more information on the registration, eligibility criteria, exam pattern etc has been published. Many changes have been observed for the entrance exam which a candidate must be aware of. Through this page of Aglasem, we have explained each and every minute change in XAT 2019. Read the article below to check more information on it.

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What are the XAT 2019 exam dates?

Okay, let us first talk about the exam dates for XAT 2019. In the table below, you will find the complete schedule for XAT 2019 starting from registration to the declaration of result.

XAT 2019 Important Dates
Registration for XAT 2019 starts from 20 Aug 2018 
Last Date to submit XAT Application Form 30 Nov 2018
Issuance of XAT 2019 Admit Card 20 Dec 2018
XAT 2019 Exam Date 06 Jan 2019 (10:00 AM to 01:00 PM)
Declaration of XAT 2019 Result Last week of Jan 2019

Now, that we know the schedule, let us proceed to know the key changes introduced in XAT 2019.

Hike In Fee for XAT Registration 2019

There has been an increase of Rs. 50/- in the registration fee. Hence, for registering for XAT 2019, the candidates need to pay an amount of Rs. 1700/-. The registration fee is the same for all categories. However, there has been no significant change in the fee for applying for XLRI programme, which is Rs. 300/- same as last year.

Pay the registration fee by online mode only

Yes, another change is the mode of payment for the registration fee. Until last year, the aspirants were allowed to make payment for the application fee by online mode, cash or Demand Draft. However, this has now been changed. The candidates will now have to pay the registration fee by online mode only through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking. No other mode of payment is allowed for XAT 2019.

Three Test Centers Removed for XAT 2019

The exam conducting body, XLRI, has removed one national and two international test centers for XAT 2019. So, the candidates will now get the option to choose the exam center located in India only. Agartala, Kathmandu, Dubai has been removed from the list of the test cities. Check the new list of XAT 2019 Test centers from the table below.

Ahmedabad Dehradun Kanpur Rourkela
Allahabad Delhi Kolkata Sambalpur
Amritsar Goa Lucknow Surat
Bengaluru Greater Noida Mangalore Tiruchirapalli
Berhampur Gurgaon Mumbai Trivandrum
Bhopal Guwahati Nagpur Udaipur
Bhubaneshwar Hyderabad Nasik Vadodara
Chandigarh Indore Noida Varanasi
Chennai Jabalpur Patna Vijayawada
Cochin Jaipur Pune Visakhapatnam
Coimbatore Jammu Raipur
Cuttack Jamshedpur Ranchi

NO Essay Questions for XAT 2019

One of the biggest change which no one anticipated was the change in the exam pattern. Though the overall pattern remains the same, but, there will be no essay question. Until last year, for the entrance test there was 01 essay question, however, now it has been removed from the test. So, the candidates now need not to worry about the essay part. The reason why it has been removed is still not known but it could be because the essay part takes lot of time for writing and was only used for the preparation of the final merit list.

Section Total Questions Time Duration
English Language and Logical Reasoning 74 170 min
Decision Making
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
General Knowledge 25 10 min

Duration of the Exam Decreased

Now, that the essay part has been removed from the entrance exam, the duration of the exam has also been removed. Earlier, the XAT exam was of duration 170 + 35 minutes. For Part A, the candidates were given 170 minute and then for Part B, 35 minutes were assigned. However, for XAT 2019, the question paper will still be divided into two parts, but now the exam duration is of 03 hours, i.e. from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM.

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