The XLRI Admission Test
prominently known as XAT is an all-India test conducted by XLRI
(formerly known as Xavier Labour Relations Institute
), a business school
, India, as an entrance test for its management programmes as well as to many other reputed Top B-Schools in the country such as XIM Bhubaneswar, LIBA , Chennai, and many other reputed B Schools such as XIME Bangalore.
XAT is a two-hour long exam and is divided into three or four sections of multiple-choice questions that test quantitative ability (mathematics), verbal ability (English) and data interpretation/logical reasoning skills. Until recently, there used to be a separate general knowledge section but it was done away with in 2003. In addition to this, there is an essay which needs to be written in 15 minutes after the main two-hour paper. The XAT is quite similar to the Common Admission Test
conducted by the IIMs
, except that the CAT has no essay.
XLRI Jamshedpur has about 240 seats in its flagship BM (Business Management
) and PMIR (Personnel Management
and Industrial Relations
) courses. The PMIR course has been renamed HRM (Human Resource Management
). Apart from XLRI, 60 other institutes accept XAT scores for selection of candidates to their respective programmes. About 1,03,427 students appeared for the XAT exam in 2010.