XAT Exam Centres 2025: Dos and Donts, State Wise Test Centres list

Author : Pratik Dubey

Updated On : May 1, 2024

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Overview: The XAT Exam 2025 will be in January 2025, and the result will be declared two weeks after the entrance. The XAT exam 2024 was conducted in online mode in over 70+ cities and the state-wise list of all the XAT exam Centres is given below. XLRI Jamshedpur will declare the exam date for XAT 2025 on its official website.

Read More: Top 10 colleges of XAT

Table of Contents:

What is the XAT exam?

XAT Exam Date 2025- Important Dates & Schedule

XAT Exam Centres

XAT Exam Centres: How to select the XAT exam centre?

XAT Exam Centres: Important points to take care about

XAT Exam Centres: Do’s and Don’ts

XAT Exam Centres: Things prohibited inside the centre

What is the XAT exam?

  • The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is an all-India-level management entrance examination to enter the prestigious Xavier School of Management (XLRI) and various other associated management institutes.
  • For more than 74 years XLRI has conducted the XAT exam at all India level to select the most appropriate candidate for management education.
  • The XAT exam is conducted every year in January by XLRI on behalf of XLRI Associate Member Institutes (XAMI).
  • The XAT exam is conducted across 70+ XAT exam centres across the country with almost every state having at least one XAT exam centre.
  • More than 160 institutes are using XAT exam scores for admission.

Read More: What is the XAT exam?

XAT Exam Date 2025- Important Dates & Schedule

Following are the expected XAT entrance exam dates for 2025:

XAT Entrance Exam Date- Registration Start Date Mid-July 2024
XAT Entrance Exam Date- Registration Last Date Nov-24
XAT Entrance Exam Date- Admit Card 2025 Download From December 2024 onwards
XAT Exam Date January 1-15
XAT Exam Result 2025 Last week of January 2025
XAT Score Card 2025 Download between January 31 and March 31, 2025.
XLRI Personal Interview March- April 2025

Read More: XAT Exam Date

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Read More: Is CAT preparation enough for XAT?

XAT Exam Centres

The XAT Exam 2024 was conducted across 70+ XAT exam centres in the following cities in India:

The state-wise list of the XAT Exam centres is given below:

State Cities
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Maharashtra Aurangabad City, Amravati, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar
Karnataka Bengaluru, Hubballi(Hubli), Mangalore, Mysuru(Mysore), Udupi
Odisha Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Haryana Ambala
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruvallur
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Raipur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur
Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali
Telangana Hyderabad, Warangal
West Bengal Durgapur/Asansol, Hooghly, Kolkata, Siliguri
Kerala Ernakulam, Kannur, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Tejpur
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Rajasthan Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur
Bihar Patna
Andhra Pradesh Kurnool, Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Roorkee
Goa Goa
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
Meghalaya Shillong
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun

Read More: XAT Exam Eligibility

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Read More: XAT Admission Details

XAT Exam Centres: How to select the XAT exam centre?

The steps below guide you to select the desired XAT exam centre.

  1. Register for XAT 2025 on its official website.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After entering the relevant details, move to the ‘Select test city’ section.
  4. You need to enter 2 cities in the order of your preference (Read the points to take care of while selecting the XAT exam centre)
  5. Complete the form and the payment.
  6. Click on the submit.

Read More: XAT Exam Registration

XAT Exam Centres: Important points to take care about

These are the important points you should take utmost care of while selecting the XAT Exam Centres:

  • You can choose 2 preferred test cities as XAT Exam centres while filling out the XAT application form.
  • You need to select the cities in the order of preference.
  • In case, seats are full at the XAT 2025 exam centre in the first city of preference, you will be allotted a centre in the second city.
  • You are advised to choose the XAT exam centre/city closer to your city of residence.
  • The final authority to allot the XAT exam centre rests with the authority and you need to check it on the admit card.
  • The XAT exam centre won't be changed once the admit cards are out.

XAT Exam Centres: Do’s and Don’ts

  • Carry two printouts of the XAT 2025 admit card and an original copy of any identification ID issued by the Government of India.
  • Visit the XAT 2025 exam centre a day before the exam to know the location and distance from your location/stay. This will help you assess how much time it will take to reach the centre on the XAT exam day.
  • Reach the XAT test centre before reporting time on the exam day.
  • Do not try to enter the XAT exam centre on time and without permission.
  • Do not leave the exam hall until asked by the invigilator to vacate it.
  • There will be no provision to keep bags, phones, etc. outside the XAT exam centre, hence avoid carrying any such item.

Read More: XAT Previous Year Papers

XAT Exam Centres: Things prohibited inside the centre

The following items are prohibited from carrying inside the XAT Exam centres:

  • Electronic devices like mobiles, smartwatches, laptops, tablets, digital cameras, etc.
  • Bags & Purses
  • Study material or plain paper or sheets
  • Jewellery items or any metal objects like keys, rings, earrings, etc.

Read More: XAT Exam Pattern 2024 Analysis

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is CAT preparation enough for XAT, or do I need separate study materials and strategies for both exams?

Should I prioritize CAT preparation and then focus on XAT, or can I prepare for both simultaneously?

How many mock tests should I take for CAT and XAT preparation, and what's their significance?

What is the Decision Making section in XAT?

What types of questions are asked in this section?

How many centres can we select?

Until when can we change the exam centres once selected?

XAT Exam Centres 2025: Dos and Donts, State Wise Test Centres list

Author : Pratik Dubey

May 1, 2024

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Overview: The XAT Exam 2025 will be in January 2025, and the result will be declared two weeks after the entrance. The XAT exam 2024 was conducted in online mode in over 70+ cities and the state-wise list of all the XAT exam Centres is given below. XLRI Jamshedpur will declare the exam date for XAT 2025 on its official website.

Read More: Top 10 colleges of XAT

Table of Contents:

What is the XAT exam?

XAT Exam Date 2025- Important Dates & Schedule

XAT Exam Centres

XAT Exam Centres: How to select the XAT exam centre?

XAT Exam Centres: Important points to take care about

XAT Exam Centres: Do’s and Don’ts

XAT Exam Centres: Things prohibited inside the centre

What is the XAT exam?

  • The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is an all-India-level management entrance examination to enter the prestigious Xavier School of Management (XLRI) and various other associated management institutes.
  • For more than 74 years XLRI has conducted the XAT exam at all India level to select the most appropriate candidate for management education.
  • The XAT exam is conducted every year in January by XLRI on behalf of XLRI Associate Member Institutes (XAMI).
  • The XAT exam is conducted across 70+ XAT exam centres across the country with almost every state having at least one XAT exam centre.
  • More than 160 institutes are using XAT exam scores for admission.

Read More: What is the XAT exam?

XAT Exam Date 2025- Important Dates & Schedule

Following are the expected XAT entrance exam dates for 2025:

XAT Entrance Exam Date- Registration Start Date Mid-July 2024
XAT Entrance Exam Date- Registration Last Date Nov-24
XAT Entrance Exam Date- Admit Card 2025 Download From December 2024 onwards
XAT Exam Date January 1-15
XAT Exam Result 2025 Last week of January 2025
XAT Score Card 2025 Download between January 31 and March 31, 2025.
XLRI Personal Interview March- April 2025

Read More: XAT Exam Date

 CAT Online Coaching

 CAT Online Coaching

Read More: Is CAT preparation enough for XAT?

XAT Exam Centres

The XAT Exam 2024 was conducted across 70+ XAT exam centres in the following cities in India:

The state-wise list of the XAT Exam centres is given below:

State Cities
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Maharashtra Aurangabad City, Amravati, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar
Karnataka Bengaluru, Hubballi(Hubli), Mangalore, Mysuru(Mysore), Udupi
Odisha Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Haryana Ambala
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruvallur
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Raipur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur
Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali
Telangana Hyderabad, Warangal
West Bengal Durgapur/Asansol, Hooghly, Kolkata, Siliguri
Kerala Ernakulam, Kannur, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Tejpur
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Rajasthan Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur
Bihar Patna
Andhra Pradesh Kurnool, Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Roorkee
Goa Goa
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
Meghalaya Shillong
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun

Read More: XAT Exam Eligibility

 CAT Online Coaching

 CAT Online Coaching

Read More: XAT Admission Details

XAT Exam Centres: How to select the XAT exam centre?

The steps below guide you to select the desired XAT exam centre.

  1. Register for XAT 2025 on its official website.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. After entering the relevant details, move to the ‘Select test city’ section.
  4. You need to enter 2 cities in the order of your preference (Read the points to take care of while selecting the XAT exam centre)
  5. Complete the form and the payment.
  6. Click on the submit.

Read More: XAT Exam Registration

XAT Exam Centres: Important points to take care about

These are the important points you should take utmost care of while selecting the XAT Exam Centres:

  • You can choose 2 preferred test cities as XAT Exam centres while filling out the XAT application form.
  • You need to select the cities in the order of preference.
  • In case, seats are full at the XAT 2025 exam centre in the first city of preference, you will be allotted a centre in the second city.
  • You are advised to choose the XAT exam centre/city closer to your city of residence.
  • The final authority to allot the XAT exam centre rests with the authority and you need to check it on the admit card.
  • The XAT exam centre won't be changed once the admit cards are out.

XAT Exam Centres: Do’s and Don’ts

  • Carry two printouts of the XAT 2025 admit card and an original copy of any identification ID issued by the Government of India.
  • Visit the XAT 2025 exam centre a day before the exam to know the location and distance from your location/stay. This will help you assess how much time it will take to reach the centre on the XAT exam day.
  • Reach the XAT test centre before reporting time on the exam day.
  • Do not try to enter the XAT exam centre on time and without permission.
  • Do not leave the exam hall until asked by the invigilator to vacate it.
  • There will be no provision to keep bags, phones, etc. outside the XAT exam centre, hence avoid carrying any such item.

Read More: XAT Previous Year Papers

XAT Exam Centres: Things prohibited inside the centre

The following items are prohibited from carrying inside the XAT Exam centres:

  • Electronic devices like mobiles, smartwatches, laptops, tablets, digital cameras, etc.
  • Bags & Purses
  • Study material or plain paper or sheets
  • Jewellery items or any metal objects like keys, rings, earrings, etc.

Read More: XAT Exam Pattern 2024 Analysis

SuperGrads CAT 2023 Toppers

SuperGrads CAT 2023 Toppers

Frequently Asked Questions

Is CAT preparation enough for XAT, or do I need separate study materials and strategies for both exams?

Should I prioritize CAT preparation and then focus on XAT, or can I prepare for both simultaneously?

How many mock tests should I take for CAT and XAT preparation, and what's their significance?

What is the Decision Making section in XAT?

What types of questions are asked in this section?

How many centres can we select?

Until when can we change the exam centres once selected?

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