MBA aspirants are still waiting for the notifications of different management exams. MBA aspirants all around the country are busy preparing for their respective exams. Mock tests would be the latest buzz among MBA aspirants. Let’s further learn about the oldest management entrance exam in our country. Many MBA aspirants who still don’t know that XAT is the oldest management entrance exam in India.Aspirants willing to appear for XAT have already started preparing because the syllabus is too vast. XAT 2020 will be an important exam because it will offer admission to top business schools in India such as IMT, TAPMI, and XLRI etc.

But, the XAT notification is yet to be declared, and there are daily rumours on every website. Are you also tired seeing rumours of XAT notification? Then I’ll help out with all the latest updated notification of XAT 2020. Remember the XAT conducting body does not officially declare these notifications. But, somehow these notifications will help out to clear doubts about the official dates. Let’s first have a quick overview of the XAT exam.

Ø Quick summary about the XAT exam

XLRI- Xavier School of Management will manage XAT 2020. There is a myth among aspirants that XAT is also one of the toughest management entrance exams like CAT and CMAT. But, it’s a real fact that XAT is the simplest management entrance exam. The difficulty level of XAT is always easy. The syllabus is vast, but the topics are easy compared to other management entrance exams. This national level exam is only conducted once in a year. Like the previous year, the official dates would be revealed in August 2019. XAT offers admissions for management degrees in more than 150 business schools. Aspirants mostly appear for XAT to take admissions in Xavier institutes.
This is a quick overview of the XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test). Now before discussing the XAT 2020 dates, glance over the new and updated changes of XAT exam. 

Ø What are the new changes in XAT 2020 exam?

v XAT 2020 will not consist of any kind of essays in the examination.
v The most beneficial point for students that XAT 2020 will not have negative marking scheme in the General awareness section.
v XLRI will also follow the new trend of computer-based examination. XAT as pen-paper based exam is the past; the online examination will be conducted this year.
v Apart from MCQ based problems, a new type of question will be introduced by XLRI is known as ‘Numerical Answer Type question.’
v XLRI confirms that students have the freedom to start solving Part 2 section once Part 1 is completed.
v XAT 2020 will only comprise of four sections. There will be a total of 99 questions in the XAT 2020 examination.
v Now, only 3 sections will be utilized to generate the merit list and XAT percentile. GK section will not play an important role during the release of merit lists. Still solving and clearing the GK section is also mandatory.
v The exam duration for XAT 2020 will be 180 minutes. However, there is no sectional time limit in XAT 2020. But, a student can only start solving Part 2 once the time limit of Part 1 is over.
v There is a new change in the negative marking scheme. If a student unattempts 8 questions, then a deduction of 0.10 marks is applied to every unattempted question.
v Candidates who are visually impaired will not have any additional time limit of General Awareness section. However, they are allotted with an extra 25 minutes for other sections.

The points mentioned above are essential for the XAT 2020 aspirants. Let’s finally come to the major concept about the XAT 2020 notification.

Ø What are the XAT 2020 official dates and complete schedule?

XAT 2020 events
Important dates
Release of official examination notification
Second week of August 2019
Commencement of XAT 2020 registration process
Third week of August 2019
Ending of registration process
Final week of November 2019
End of registration process with late fee
Second week of December 2019
Admit card download
Third week of December 2019
XAT 2020 examination
First week of January 2020
XAT 2020 results
Final week of January 2020

The dates mentioned above are tentative; you can even follow these dates during your exam preparation. These dates are based on previous year stats and information gained from various sources. The dates or weeks may differ slightly, but hopefully there are fewer possibilities of changes in exam events.

I hope that your doubts are cleared about the XAT 2020 notification. You can follow these dates till the release of official notification from the conducting body.
Best of Luck for XAT!