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XAT 2015: Important dates to remember
HT Education Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, August 20, 2014
First Published: 14:18 IST(20/8/2014)
Last Updated: 14:19 IST(20/8/2014)

XLRI has announced XAT 2015 with registration ­beginning from August 12, 2014, till November 22, 2014. The exam will be conducted on January 4, 2015 in 47 cities across India. The test will also be conducted in two cities abroad – Kathmandu and Dubai.

Conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, XAT is a national-level MBA entrance exam. XAT 2015 scores will be used by XLRI Jamshedpur, Xavier Associate Management Institutes and over 100 B-schools across the country for ­admission to the academic year 2015-16. The test will have four ­sections (i) verbal and logical ability (ii) decision making (iii) ­quantitative ability and data ­interpretation (iv) ­general ­knowledge. Candidates will also be required to write an essay after the ­completion of the test. The test duration is three hours. The marks of ­general knowledge will not be used for determining the ­percentile and cut-off at the first stage of selection. However, it is used by XLRI and some other associate member institutes at the time of final selection.

General awareness is a new area that is being tested since the 2013 XAT exam. It has been ­introduced to gauge the ­candidate’s knowledge of ­business, economics, politics and social developments. For more details, visit here

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