XAT Eligibility Criteria


The Xavier Aptitude Test in an entrance exam that is carried out by the Xavier Labor Relations Institute for the admission of candidates into its postgraduate management programs. The valid XAT marks are also considered by other management institutions.  

Some of the management programs under which students can get admission by XAT are:

  • 2 year Post Graduate Program in Business Management & in P M & I R
  • General Management Program - 1 year
  • Fellow Program in Management - 4 years

Basic Eligibility for XAT

Candidates who wish to appear for the XAT exam must be graduates of any discipline. The certification must be from a recognized university. The candidates must have a minimum score of 50 percent in their finals (45 percent for reserved and handicapped candidates).

Qualifying Examinations for XAT

2 year Post Graduate Program in B M & in P M & I R – The qualification required by a student to join this program is a graduate degree. Those who are going to appear for their finals can also appear for this exam.

1 year General Management Program – The student must have a graduate degree in any discipline. It is also required for them to have a work experience of atleast five years in the pertinent field.

4 years Fellow Program in Management – To join this program, the students must have a postgraduate degree any discipline. Those who have a degree in Accounting, CS or ICWA with a minimum of 55 percent marks can apply too. Candidates who have a graduate degree in BE or B.Tech with a minimum of 60 percent marks is suitable to apply. Students who are going to sit in their final exams are eligible to apply for this program too.

Age Qualification for XAT

There is no specific age limit for appearing to the XAT exam. Candidates who have finished their graduation successfully can apply for the program at any time.

Eligibility for the Foreign Nationals/NRI/PIO for XAT

It is possible for Persons of Indian Origin’s (PIO), Non Residents of India’s (NRI’s) and foreign nationalities to apply for the XAT exam. They are required to have a graduate degree with more than 50 percent marks.



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7 Responses to “XAT Eligibility Criteria”

  1. 7
    Amar Chhinchani:

    I am afraid I have not secured 50% in my graduation. May I still give the XAT and if possible join XLRI ?

  2. 6
    Pankaj Sah:

    Dear Sir,
    I am doing b.com from Ignou,am I eligible for xat?
    Plz help me out my e mail id is [email protected]
    Thank You

  3. 5
    abhishek kumar:

    can i appear in xat, if i could not get 50% in graduation?

  4. 4
    ankita bansal:

    i have 43% in first 2 year of graduation but above 50% in final year so may i fill the form of XAT ???

  5. 3
    Sourav Tiwari:

    Hello sir, I want to know that the 50% eligibility is only for the final year marks..or in aggregete it should be 50%.
    Please help me in this question?

  6. 2

    hi sir what is the mark procedure for the xat exam how much mark for correct question and how much for wrong question

  7. 1
    abhishek awasthi:

    can i appear in xat, if i could not get 50% in graduation?