Candidates belonging to the below categories are eligible to apply for XAT. They have the option of either applying via XAT or GMAT. Definition as per “Regulation for admission of NRI/ Foreign Nationality/ Person of Indian Origin”, AICTE letter dated 24 April 2002 is as follows:
A person is treated as “not ordinarily resident/ NRI” when any of the following conditions are satisfied:
- If they have not been resident in India in nine out of ten preceding years; or
- If they have not been in India for a period of 730 days or more during the preceding seven years.
2. Persons of Indian Origin
“Persons of Indian Origin” (PIO) means a person having foreign citizenship (except Pakistan and Bangladesh) without “NRI” status, but who holds a Foreign Passport at the time of sending application, consideration for admission and during the period of his study and he/she or anyone/ both of their parents or anyone / both of his /her grandparents is (or was) / are (or were) citizen (s) of India by virtue of the provisions of the Constitution of India.
3. Foreign National
“Foreign National” (FN) is an individual having citizenship of a foreign country (citizens of all countries other than India) and not having the status of “NRI” and/or “Persons of Indian Origin” (PIO).