XAT Exam Centres 2025: Check State wise XAT Exam Cities List!

Xavier Aptitude Test 2025 ( XAT )

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Updated on Mar 29, 2024 15:13 IST

XAT 2025 exam centres will be allotted to aspirants by the exam conducting body as per the choice mentioned by them in the application form. XAT 2025 will be conducted at multiple test centres in 79 cities. Candidates will have to fill their test centre preference as per their choice in the XAT 2025 application form. For XAT 2025, the limit of test city selection is two. This selection is to be made carefully in the XAT application form 2025. The address and lcoation of allotted XAT exam centre 2025 will be mentioned on XAT admit card 2025.

Q:   In which cities is XAT exam held?

A:

XAT exam is held in 79 cities across India. The XAT test cities include all state capitals, metropolitan, tier 2 and tier 3 cities of India. Here are the cities in which the XAT exam was conducted last year: Agra, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad City (Maharashtra), Allahabad, Ambala, Amravati, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhatinda, Bhilai Nagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bokaro Steel City, Chandigarh/Mohali, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi-NCR, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Durgapur/Asansol, Ernakulam, Gandhinagar, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hooghly, Hubballi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jorhat, Shillong, Naharlagun, Kannur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kota, Kottayam, Kurnool, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysuru, Nagpur, Nashik, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Roorkee, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Siliguri, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli, Tirupathi, Tiruvallur, Udaipur, Udupi, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal, Tejpur and Rajkot.

 

Q:   What are the XAT exam day guidelines?

A:

Detailed guidelines will be mentioned in the XAT admit card. Here are a few general guidelines for you to know:

  • Candidates are supposed to be at the centre at least an hour before the commencement of exam. Reach the XAT exam centre at the reporting time mentioned on the admit card.
  • Affix your recent passport size photo in colour with preferable white background on the admit card.
  • Do not carry electronic items, valuables and bags to the exam centre. These items are prohibited.
  • Carry two copies of the XAT admit card and the original copy of a valid ID proof such as Aadhaar card, Voter ID card, Passport, PAN card, Driving License or University ID card.
  • After entering the test lab, locate your seat and computer system. Do not start the computer system until the invigilator makes an announcement for the same.
 

Q:   Does the XAT admit card have a route map of the exam centre?

A:

Yes, the XAT admit card has a google map and address of the exam centre for candidates convenience. The candidates must find out the shortest route to the XAT exam centre via the google map a day before the test day because they are expected to be present at their respective test centre at the reporting time mentioned in the XAT admit card.

If the XAT exam timing is 2 pm to 5:10 pm then the reporting time for candidates will be 1:00 PM. Candidates must use the route map to reach their respective test centre on time to avoid delayed entry inside the exam hall for identification process. Candidates reaching the XAT test centre after the gates have been closed will not be allowed to enter the premises under any circumstances. They will have to seek special permission in case of unexpected reasons.

 

How to Select XAT Test Cities

The option to select XAT test cities is provided on the XAT 2025 application form. Check the steps below to select preferred test city:

  • Register for XAT 2025 on the official website: https://xatonline.in/
  • Log in to fill the application form
  • Enter relevant details and move to ‘select test city’ section
  • Select two cities from the list in order of preference
  • Complete filling up of the form
  • Make fee payment and click on submit

Selecting XAT Exam Cities 2025

Read below some important points that you must keep in mind while selecting XAT test city in the application form:

  • You will be given the option to choose up to two cities from the given list.
  • Select the XAT test cities in order of preference.
  • Choose your hometown or residence at the time of exam, as first preference.
  • In case, seats are full at a XAT 2025 exam centre in the first city of preference, you will be allotted a centre in the second city.
  • The exam authority has the right to change or cancel any XAT test centre.
  • The exam conducting body will have the final say in allotment of XAT exam centres.
  • No request for change will be entertained after the release of XAT 2025 admit card.

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Q:   Can I change my test centre after XAT admit card is released?

A:

There is no provision to change the test centre after the XAT admit card has been released. You can change your XAT test centre only once at the time of filling up the XAT application form. Once submitted, the XAT application form is not editable. There is no other way a candidate can change the test city option. They will have to appear for the exam in the city and at the test centre mentioned in their XAT admit card. They cannot even seek entry in another test centre for appearing in the exam. Insisting on doing so may get them disqualified.

Thus, candidates must fill the test city options in the XAT application form very carefully or arrange for travel and stay in the city where you have been allotted the exam centre.

 

Q:   What are the items not allowed inside XAT exam centre?

A:

XAT exam is conducted in online mode so you don’t have to carry any stationary item apart from a blue/black ball point pen which is to be used for signing the attendance sheet.

Candidates should not carry to the examination centre, electronic items such as phone, watch, IPad, calculator, pager, etc. They should also not carry any metal items. Clothes and accessories having metal and metal jewellery are also prohibited inside the examination centres. Caps, headgears, sunglasses, clothes with pocket and hoodies are not allowed at the XAT exam centre. Candidates must also not carry bags and any other valuable item as candidates will not be allowed to carry anything inside the exam centre apart from a pen and documents. There will be no arrangement for depositing the bag at the exam centre.

 

XAT 2025 Exam Dates & Schedule

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of XAT 2025 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

Jul '24 - Dec '24

XAT 2025 Exam registration

TENTATIVE

Oct '24

XAT Mock Test by XLRI

TENTATIVE

Dec '24

XAT 2025 admit card download starts

TENTATIVE

Jan '25

XAT 2025 Exam

TENTATIVE

List of XAT Test Cities 2025

The number of test cities for XAT 2025 exam is given below. Candidates can select up to two cities for exam centre allotment. Check the table below for XAT test cities:

XAT 2025 Test Cities

Agra

Kannur

Ahmedabad

Kanpur

Aurangabad City (Maharashtra)

Kolkata

Allahabad

Kota

Ambala

Kottayam

Amravati

Kurnool

Amritsar

Kurukshetra

Bengaluru

Lucknow

Berhampur

Ludhiana

Bhatinda

Madurai

Bhilai Nagar

Mangalore

Bhopal

Mumbai

Bhubaneswar

Mysuru (Mysore)

Bokaro Steel City

Nagpur

Chandigarh/Mohali

Nashik

Chennai

Patna

Coimbatore

Pune

Cuttack

Raipur

Dehradun

Rajahmundry

Delhi-NCR

Ranchi

Dhanbad

Roorkee

Dibrugarh

Rourkela

Durgapur/Asansol

Sambalpur

Ernakulam

Siliguri

Gandhinagar

Surat

Goa

Thiruvananthapuram

Gorakhpur

Tiruchirappalli

Guwahati

Tirupathi

Gwalior

Tiruvallur

Hooghly

Udaipur

Hubballi(Hubli)

Udupi

Hyderabad

Vadodara

Indore

Varanasi

Jabalpur

Vijayawada

Jaipur

Visakhapatnam

Jammu

Warangal

Jamshedpur

Warangal

Jorhat

Tejpur

Shillong

Rajkot

Naharlagun

Q:   What if I misplace my XAT admit card?

A:

If you misplace your XAT admit card, you don’t need to panic. You can download another copy of the same from your XAT account. You can simply log in to your XAT account with application number and password to download it again. After downloading it, save it in a folder or in email so that you can take a print out anytime you want. The XAT admit card download link will be available for download till the exam day only so candidates must ensure that they have save a copy. If they need to download the XAT admit card after the exam for any reason, they will not be able to do it. Thus, they should save the PDT file of the XAT admit card in a folder or email.

 

Q:   What are the items not allowed inside XAT exam centre?

A:

XAT exam is conducted in online mode so you don’t have to carry any stationary item apart from a blue/black ball point pen which is to be used for signing the attendance sheet.

Candidates should not carry to the examination centre, electronic items such as phone, watch, IPad, calculator, pager, etc. They should also not carry any metal items. Clothes and accessories having metal and metal jewellery are also prohibited inside the examination centres. Caps, headgears, sunglasses, clothes with pocket and hoodies are not allowed at the XAT exam centre. Candidates must also not carry bags and any other valuable item as candidates will not be allowed to carry anything inside the exam centre apart from a pen and documents. There will be no arrangement for depositing the bag at the exam centre.

 

XAT Exam Centres: Dos and Don’ts

  • Visit the XAT 2025 exam centre a day before the exam to know the location and distance from your home. This will help you in assessing how much time it will take to reach the centre on the XAT exam day.
  • Carry two print-outs of the XAT 2025 admit card and an original copy of any ID issued by the Government of India.
  • Reach XAT test centre before reporting time (12:30 PM) on the exam day.
  • Do not try to enter the XAT exam centre before 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 phones, bags, etc. outside the XAT exam centre don’t carry any such item.

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FAQs on XAT Test Centres 2025

Check below Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to XAT exam centres:

Q:   How to select test centres in XAT application form?

A:

The option to select test centre is not there in the XAT application form, but candidates can select cities where they can appear for the exam. XAT is conducted in about 79-80 cities across India and candidates get the option to choose two cites for centre allotment. They have to make this choice in the XAT application form. In the XAT application form, there is one field in which you have to select the test cities, you can simply select the cities of your choice from the drop down. The exam conducting authorities will allot a test centre in the city of first choice to every student. In case, the seat get filled in the centre of a particular city, the seat will be allotted to remaining candidates in the city selected as second option. The centre allotment is done on first come first serve basis. Candidates must fill the XAT application form and submit it as soon as they can so that they are allotted a centre in the city of their choice.

 

Q:   What are the dos and don'ts for the XAT exam day?

A:

XAT aspirants must follow the guideline as mentioned in the XAT admit card and the exam day instruction document

XAT Dos

  • Carry a ballpoint pen, two copies of admit card, photo ID and a passport size photos.
  • Be present at the XAT exam centre as per the reporting time mentioned on the admit card.
  • Wear simple outfits like cardigans and sweaters without pockets.
  • Submit a copy of XAT admit card and rough sheets to the invigilator before leaving the test lab.

XAT Don’ts

  • Don’t carry paper, notebook, book or such items.
  • Don’t carry electronic items such as mobile phones, pager, watch, ipad and calculator.
  • Don’t carry eatables inside the exam venue (allowed for diabetic students with permission).
  • Don’t reach the exam centre late. Gates will be closed 30 minutes before the commencement of exam.
  • Don’t wear jewellery or any meta accessory on the exam day.
  • Don’t carry leave the test lab before time or without permission.
  • Don’t resist frisking or identification procedures at the exam centre.
 

Q:   What are the XAT exam day guidelines?

A:

Detailed guidelines will be mentioned in the XAT admit card. Here are a few general guidelines for you to know:

  • Candidates are supposed to be at the centre at least an hour before the commencement of exam. Reach the XAT exam centre at the reporting time mentioned on the admit card.
  • Affix your recent passport size photo in colour with preferable white background on the admit card.
  • Do not carry electronic items, valuables and bags to the exam centre. These items are prohibited.
  • Carry two copies of the XAT admit card and the original copy of a valid ID proof such as Aadhaar card, Voter ID card, Passport, PAN card, Driving License or University ID card.
  • After entering the test lab, locate your seat and computer system. Do not start the computer system until the invigilator makes an announcement for the same.
 

Q:   What is the duration of the XAT exam?

A:

XAT exam is held for 3 hours and 30 minutes. There is sectional time-limit in the test. 175 minutes are allotted to Part 1 comprising Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability. Part 2 which is a session of mock keyboard testing is of 5 minutes and 30 minutes are allotted to Part 3 General Knowledge and Essay Writing sections. No bio-break is allowed during the exam. Candidates have to finish the test in the given time limit only. The test screen will move from part 1 to part 2 the moment 175 minutes get over and it will move from part 2 to part 3, the moment 5.30 minutes get over. Candidates must keep saving their entries after every attempt as there is no provision in XAT to go back and review your answers once the time limit for that part is over.

 

 

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31

31

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34

32

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36

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