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XAT Exam 2022 - Complete Details

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XAT Notification 2022

Xavier Aptitude Test – XAT Notification 2022 has been released. XAT exam is one of the largest MBA Entrance Exams for admission to XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI, and 160+ MBA Colleges in India. After the CAT, the XAT is the most widely taken MBA entry exam, with over 75000 candidates registering each year. XLRI is the exam conducting body for the XAT exam. In this article, you will find all the important details about XAT 2022 exam.

XAT Entrance Exam: Overview                                                 

Name of the Conducting AuthorityXavier Labor Relations Institute
CategoryManagement Entrance Exam
Online Registration start dateAugust 10, 2021
Last date to register December 10, 2021
Admit card download start date December 24, 2021
Admit card download last dateJanuary 2, 2022
Exam Date January 2, 2022
 Mode of ExamOnline (Subject to change)
Exam patternThe Online Test
The Group Discussion and
The Personal Interview 
EligibilityBachelor's degree from a recognized University

XAT Notification 2022: Important Events and Dates

XAT 2022 EventsDate
XAT application start dateAugust 10, 2021, by 12:00 P.M.
XAT application Last dateDecember 10, 2021
XAT 2022 Admit card downloadDec 24, 2021, onwards
XAT ExamJan 02, 2022, Sunday
XAT 2022 Result DateTo be notified 

Note: GMAT/GRE score validity (taken from December 1, 2016, to December 31, 2021)

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How To Apply for XAT 2022:

The candidates who want to apply for the XAT 2022, need to know the process to apply online for the examination. The candidates have to apply for the XAT on the official website of XAT. XLRI (Xavier School of Management) will be conducting the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). Here is the process of filling XAT online.

Step 1: Visit the XAT official website –

Step 2: Register Yourself for XAT by filling in the required details.

Step 3: Click on the Apply Online link.

Step 4: First fill the XAT registration process by providing the relevant details.

Step 5: Now pay the application fee.

Step 6: Fill in any other relevant detail if required.

Step 7: Upload the scanned images.

Step 8: Press submit to successfully complete the application form 2022.

Documents Required Before Filling Up The Application Process:

Before starting to fill up the online application form, candidates must keep the following information/documents handy as the candidates would be required to upload the requisite documents, as applicable, in the online Application Form:

  • Any government ID proofs (Passport, Voter I-Card, Driving License, PAN Card)
  • Marksheets of Class X, Class XII, Graduation, and/or other equivalent exams.
  • Scanned images of photograph and signature
  • Scanned copy of category certificate (if any)
  • Payment mode details (Credit, debit, net banking)
  • Experience certificate from the employer or letter of recommendation to prove work experience if any (for programs where work experience is mandatory)
  • Valid email address, and mobile phone number

XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria:


The candidate should be either a citizen of India or NRI (Non-resident Indian). 


No Minimum/ Maximum Age

Educational Qualification for XAT in 2022 

Three-year bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized university 


No minimum percentage criteria are applicable

Final year degree students can also apply

Foreign Candidates 

Through GMAT scores

Additional requirement

 Applicants must not have any backlog at the time of registering for XAT 2022.

Application Fees for XAT 2022 Exam

The application fee is as follows:

  1. INR 1750 (without late charges)
  2. INR 2500 (Indian Candidates applying via GMP through GMAT)
  3. INR 5000 (NRI or Foreign Candidates applying for one or multiple programs via GMAT)

XAT Entrance Exam Syllabus

XAT Exam syllabus is similar to those of other management entrance exams. The Xavier Aptitude Test syllabus is divided into 4 sections, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, Analytical Reasoning and Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, and General Knowledge.

Please note that every year, the XLRI makes certain changes to the XAT Syllabus. Let's take a closer look at the syllabus. Candidates taking the XAT Entrance Exam should familiarise themselves with the topics listed below.

Analytical Reasoning and Decision Making

The exam will assess the candidates' decision-making abilities in this section. According to the previous patterns, the XAT Decision Making syllabus comprises the following.

Serial NoTopics
1Decision Making
Numerical and Situation cases, Data Arrangement, Appropriate Decision, Caselets, HR decision-making, Logical Reasoning, Complex arrangement, Conditions and grouping, Situations, Assumptions, Arithmetic

Key Points:

  • There are 21 questions in Decision Making, each worth one mark.
  • In the event of a wrong answer, 0.25 points will be deducted.
  • In addition, the Exam will have a sectional cut-off.

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

The XAT Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation syllabus for 2022 includes topics like Geometry, Algebra, Mensuration, Arithmetic, Modern Math, and Trigonometry, among others.

Serial NoTopics
1Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation- Tables
Percentage, Number System, Speed Distance Time, Progression (AP GP HP), Surds and Indices, Quadratic Equations, Speed Distance Time
2Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation- Pie Charts
Profit and Loss, Permutation and Combination, Logarithms, Probability, Ratio and Proportion, Time and Work
3Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation- Line Graph
Venn Diagrams, Inequalities Linear Equations, Functions & Graphs, Mixtures and Allegations, HCF and LCM
4Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation- Bar Diagrams
Mensuration, Trigonometry, Coordinate Geometry, Binomial Theorem, Geometry, SI and CI

Key Points:

  • There are 28 questions in Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, each worth one mark.
  • In the event of a wrong answer, 0.25 points will be deducted.
  • In addition, the Exam will have a sectional cut-off.

Verbal and Logical Ability

The exam will assess the applicants' logical thinking and verbal/reasoning abilities in this phase.

Serial NoTopics
1Verbal and Logical Ability
Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Correction, Fill in the Blanks, Reading Comprehension, Analogy, Error Identification, Sentence Completion, Critical Reasoning, Contextual Vocabulary, Word Usage, Para Jumbles

Key Points:

  • There are 26 questions in Verbal and Logical Ability, each worth one mark.
  • In the event of a wrong answer, 0.25 points will be deducted.
  • In addition, the Exam will have a sectional cut-off.

General Knowledge 

The candidate's general knowledge will be examined in this part.

Serial NoTopics
1General Knowledge 
Finance, Economics, International Affairs, National Affairs, Elementary Science, Capitals and Currencies, Books and Authors, Conventional GK, Constitution of India, Business and Economy, Who's Who, Company Profiles and Logos

Key Points:

  • There are 25 questions in General Knowledge, each worth one mark.
  • In the event of a wrong answer, 0.25 points will be deducted.
  • In addition, the Exam will have a sectional cut-off.

XAT Entrance Exam Pattern

Stage 1Online Test
Stage 2Group Discussion
Stage 3Personal Interview

Stage 1 – Online Test (Duration – 180 Minutes)

SectionsNumber of questionsTime Duration
Part-175 Total MCQs165 Minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability26 
Decision Making21 
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation28 
Part-225 Total MCQs + 1 Essay15 Minutes
General Knowledge25 
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)101 180 minutes

Note 1: There will be no negative marking for the General Knowledge section.

Note 2: There is no sectional time limit in Part-1 of XAT

Note 3: Essay shall be evaluated after the candidate will be shortlisted for the interview

Stage 2 & Stage 3 – Group Discussion & Personal Interview 

The majority of the XAT Group Discussion and Personal Interview round's details are not disclosed. However, candidates can expect to go through a Group Discussion followed by a Personal Interview. In the final selection process for seat allotment, both rounds will be given a 20 per cent weightage.

XAT 2022 Admit Card

XAT admit card for 2022 will be available for download from December 20, 2021, onwards on the official website. The details of the centre, date, time, registration details, etc will be mentioned in the XAT Admit Card.

XAT Result

The result is generally declared 25-30 days after the exam. You can keep checking the official website for updates.

XAT Exam Centers

The Exam is expected to be conducted in 70+ cities across India. 

At the time of filling the application, the candidate can select their city of choice for the exam.

Once allotted, the centre of the exam cannot be changed.

XAT 2022: Preparation Tips

  1. Know the syllabus- You Have to clearly understand what topics are asked and what not. This can be done by going through the syllabus carefully.
  2. Prepare precise notes- lengthy notes are of no use when you have a lot of things to revise at the last moment, so make precise notes.
  3. Decision-making section- This one particular section can be aced by practising a lot. So make sure to concentrate on this section.
  4. Mock Tests- Join a mock test series for a better understanding of the actual exam level, test series can immensely help you in acing this exam.
  5. Newspaper and current events: For the general knowledge section, you can refer to some standard newspapers, it will help you immensely to ace the current affairs in the GK section.
  6. Short-tricks: Learn short tricks to solve quant problems, it will save your time.
  7. Previous Year Question Papers- Go through the previous year question papers, It will help you to get a better idea of the level of exam and the kind of questions asked. Apart from GK, reading newspapers will help you to understand reading comprehension more easily.

Important points to remember – XAT Entrance Exam Syllabus

  • The overall number of questions for all of the parts listed above could be slightly raised or decreased.
  • The XAT 2021 marking method is projected to remain more or less the same, while minor tweaks to the negative marking scheme may be made if there are eight unattempted questions in a sequence.
  • The XAT exam is predicted to be moderately difficult to tough.

After reading this blog, we hope that candidates will have a better understanding of the XAT 2022 Entrance Exam Syllabus & Pattern. We wish the candidates luck as they prepare for their exams.

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How many times does XAT is conducted in a year?

XAT is conducted once a year.

How many stages does the XAT Exam have? +

The XAT Exam will have 3 stages. The first is an online objective test followed by Group Discussion & then Personal Interview.

Is there any negative marking for the online Objective Questions for the XAT Exam? +

In the objective questions, any wrong response will result in a 0.25-point deduction. There is also a negative marking if there are eight unattempted questions in a sequence.

What methods will be used to finalise the XAT merit list? +

XAT Merit List is determined by adding all of the candidates’ scores from all phases of the selection process.

Can a third-year degree student apply for XAT? +

Yes, you can apply for XAT, if you are enrolled in a three-year degree course, and you are in the final year of your course.

How many sections are there in XAT Online Exam? +

XAT Online exam has 4 sections:
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, Analytical Reasoning and Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, General Knowledge

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