XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) – 2013 Complete Reference Online

XAT or the Xavier Aptitude Test is conducted on 6th January 2013(Sunday) and is conducted by XLRI as always. For more than 60 years XLRI has been conducting this test at all Indian level to select the best students suitable for management studies. There are more than 100 institutes which participate in XAT 2013. XAT is usually conducted on the first Sunday of January and is considered the toughest among all the management entrance tests.
A good XAT score will help you get admission into Xavier business schools and many other top MBA colleges in India. XAT scores are accepted by the best business schools like Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Indian institute of Finance, New Delhi and S P Jain institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.
XLRI announces various programmes through XAT 2013
1) Human Resource Management(HRM)
2) Business Management(BM)
3) General Management Programme(GMP)
4) Fellow Programme in Management(FPM)

Some important dates for XAT 2013

XAT Online Registration: August 20th to November 20th  2012
XLRI online registration: September 3rd to December 22nd, 2012
Receipt of completed XAT application form: 5th December 2012
XAT scorecard sent to the applicants: Jan 31st 2013

XAT 2013 Application Form

XAT application forms are available at www.xatonline.net.in . Candidates can visit this website and click “XAT Registration” to complete the procedure. The fee for XAT 2013 general applicant is 950/- (Rupees nine hundred and fifty only). Candidates can select online payment, cash payment or demand draft to pay the application and examination fees. After filling in the required details candidates have to upload photograph and signature, download the XAT confirmation page, send the confirmation page to XAT office and then download the Admit card for examination.

XAT 2013 Syllabus

XAT syllabus or pattern changes every year. XAT follows a different pattern and usually we find five options for every question. Questions include ‘Management Decision Making’ and case studies. XAT 2013 duration is of 3 hours and the examination is divided into 2 parts. The following are the sectors included in XAT 2013.
Part A: This consists of Quantitative ability, English Language ability, Logical Reasoning and Decision Making. This section is allotted 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Part B: This section comprises of essay writing and General Awareness. This section is allotted 40 minutes.

Colleges under XAT 2013

There are more than 100 colleges which participate in XAT 2013. Find below some of the well known colleges under XAT 3013.
1. Xavier Labour and Relations Institute
2. Xavier Institute of Management
3. Loyola Institute of Business Administration
4. Xavier Institute of Social Service
5. St. Joseph's College of Business Administration
6. Mount Carmel Institute of Management
7. St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMAR)
8. Loyola Academy
9. St. Berchmans College
10. Acharya School of Management
11. Marian Institute of Health Care Management
12. MIT Pune's, MIT School of Telecom Management
13. MIT School of Business
14. Invertis Institute of Management Studies
15. International School of Management Excellence
16. Asian School of Business Management
17. Disha Institute of Management and Technology
18. Gitam School of International Business
19. Indus Business Academy
20. Bhavan's Centre for Communication and Management

XAT 2013 Preparation Books

XAT Preparation Books

Thousands of candidates apply for XAT every year to get admission in the best business schools in India. XAT is highly competitive in nature and needs very good preparation. There are many books written on XAT preparation which include detailed syllabus, test pattern, solved question papers which have proved to be very helpful in preparation. Some of the well known XAT 2013 Preparation Books are listed below:
1) Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT): This book is written by Jesse Russell and Ronald Cohn and published by Book on Demand Ltd. The book contains high quality content and strategies which are helpful in XAT preparation.
2) Jabbing the XAT with Solved Papers (2006-2012): This book is written by R K Jha and published by Arihant publications. The book consists of trend analysis of last 6 years, XAT solved papers of last 7 years and five mock test papers.
3) Target New XAT 2013(Past papers 2005- 2012 + 5 Mock tests + General Awareness): This book is written and published by Disha publications. The book includes past papers, mock tests, vocabulary and General Knowledge.
4) XAT Simplifies (Past papers + Mock tests + Vocabulary + General Awareness): This book is written and published by Disha Experts and is an excellent book for XAT preparation. The book provides multiple benefits and solved papers which are very helpful.
5) XAT Xavier Aptitude Test Solved papers 2008-2012: This book is written by Gautam Puri and published by GK Publications Pvt Ltd. The book consists of solved papers from 2008- 2012.

XAT Results 2012

XAT Results 2012 are announced and are made available at http://www.xatonline.net.in. XAT score card is mailed to the candidates and intimated personally.
Eligibility Criteria for XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) 2013 Entrance
The eligibility criterion for XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) 2013 is mentioned below:
1) Candidates must be graduates in any discipline and from a recognized institute.
2) The minimum aggregate in graduation is 50% for general category and 45% for SC/ST candidates.
3) Candidates who are appearing for final year exams or awaiting results can also apply for XAT.

Tips for XAT Entrance Exam Preparation

XAT is an MBA entrance test which primarily tests candidates on three main areas
1) Decision making
2) Capitalize on one’s strengths
3) Work under pressure and deadlines
The questions asked in the examination would test you in these three skills but in various forms.
1) Follow a good study strategy: It is necessary to plan a good strategy for preparation and spend quality time for preparation.
2) Divide Questions into different categories: It is essential that candidates divide the questions into varies categories and practice them individually.
3) Always be prepared for any changes in the paper pattern. XAT has always been very challenging and is considered as the toughest management test paper. So hard work and practice is necessary to clear XAT with a good score.
4) Time management: Practice time management and give preference to your strong point. Don’t focus only on one section and don’t take wild guesses. Beware of negative marking.
5) Refer XAT preparation books: There are many books available which give you all the required details. It is advisable to follow the latest edition of books which include the revised syllabus and test pattern.

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