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XAT Syllabus 2022

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XAT 2022 Syllabus

XAT 2022 Syllabus: The Xavier Aptitude Test, or XAT Exam, is a national-level management entrance exam offered by the Xavier Labour Relations Institute in Jamshedpur. XAT is one of the popular MBA entrance exams for gaining admission to XLRI Jamshedpur's MBA/PGDM programmes. After the CAT, the XAT is the most widely taken MBA entry exam, with over 75000 candidates registering each year. Candidates can prepare for the XAT Entrance Exam, with details of the XAT 2022 Syllabus provided in this blog.

XAT Entrance Exam - Overview                                                 

ParticularsDate
Name of the Conducting AuthorityXavier Labor Relations Institute
CategorySyllabus & Pattern
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 patternOnline Test
Group Discussion and Personal Interview 
EligibilityBachelor's degree from a recognized University
Websitehttps://xatonline.in/

XAT 2022 Syllabus

XAT 2022 Syllabus is similar to other management entrance exams in India, most notably CAT. 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.

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 No.Topics
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.

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 No.Topics
1Analytical Reasoning and Decision 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 28 questions in Analytical Reasoning and 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.

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 No.Topics
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 21 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 2022 Latest 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 
Essay1 
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.

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 Syllabus

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FAQs

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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