Xavier Labour Relations Institute will conduct XAT 2014 on January 5, 2014. As per sources, the information regarding the XAT 2014 date was provided by XLRI admissions office. Every year, the Xavier Labour Relations Institute India conducts XLRI Admission Test, a competitive examination organized for admission into management programmes of XLRI and other renowned business schools across India.
Sources informed that last year, as many as 108 B-schools in India (16 member institutes and 92 other b-schools) had accepted XAT 2013 scores for their enrollment procedure for 2013-14. Few of the names included Xavier Institute of Management, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Xavier Institute of Social Service among member institutes and VIT Business School, Praxis Business School, MICA, Jindal Global Business School, Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies and IILM Graduate School of Management among other b-schools.
Besides, the there is a slight change in the exam pattern in XAT 2013 with the introduction of a section on General Knowledge/Awareness. The section is introduced with an aim to test students in the areas of business, economics and politics related to business environment. Moreover, sources informed that the total duration of XAT 2013 had been increased to 3 hours instead of 2.5 hours. This year, the exam will be divided into two parts. The first part will be domain-specific sections and its duration is 2 hours and 20 minutes. The next will have an essay writing question, and also a section on general awareness. The duration of this part will be 40 minutes, divided equally between essay writing and the general awareness section.
Furthermore, the application process for XAT 2013 had begun by August 20 2012. Therefore, the applications for XAT 2014 too are likely to commence just about this same time i.e. by August 2013.