XAT 2022 exam date is January 2022 (tentative). XAT Exam is conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur. Xavier's Aptitude Test is a 3 hour long exam of 100 marks. XAT 2022 Registration will tentatively begin from the second week of September, 2021. Check XAT 2021 Registration Process & Fee
- XAT Syllabus covers Verbal, Decision Making, GK, Quant & DI. The paper is 3 hours long and has negative marking.
- XAT Exam is level is comparatively harder than MBA tests such as CAT or CMAT. Check XAT 2021 Exam Analysis
- XAT Cutoff ranges between 91 to 95 for BM and HRM program. The cutoff is different for male and female candidates.
XAT Exam or Xavier Aptitude Test is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, one of the top MBA Colleges in India. XAT score is accepted in 160 institutions offering a variety of management programs. Candidates have to attempt the Group Discussion and Personal Interview conducted by these for admission. Read How to Crack GD & PI Rounds?
XAT 2022 Highlights
|XAT Full form||Xavier Aptitude Test|
|XAT conducted Body||XLRI (Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur)|
|XAT Application Form||Online only|
|XAT Application Fee||INR 1750 (without late charges)|
|INR 2500 (Indian Candidates applying via GMP through GMAT)|
|INR 5000 (NRI or Foreign Candidates applying for one or multiple programs via GMAT)|
|XAT Exam Mode||Online Mode|
|Courses Offered||MBA/PGDM/Executive Diploma|
|Acceptance Rate||<1% for XLRI Jamshedpur|
|Total Intake||180 seats|
|Number of Attempts||No Restriction|
|XAT Official Website||xatonline.in|
XAT 2022 Exam Date
XAT Exam Dates for all important upcoming session has been given below:
|Main Events||Important Dates (Tentative)|
|Releasing of official notification||2nd week of September 2021|
|XAT Registration Date||2nd week of September 2021|
|XAT Registration Last Date (Without Late Fee)||Last week of November 2021|
|XAT Registration Last Date (With Late Fee)||2nd week of December 2021|
|XAT Admit Card Date||3rd week of December 2021|
|XAT Admit Card Last Date||1st week of January 2022|
|XAT Exam Date||1st week of January 2022|
|Declaration of XAT result||Last week of January 2022|
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XAT 2022 Eligibility
Here are some of the major highlights of XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria. Check detailed program wise XAT Eligibility Here
- Age Limit: No Minimum Age/Maximum Age
- Educational Qualification: 3 year bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Stream: Any
- Foreign Candidates: Through GMAT Scores (except candidates from Dubai and Kathmandu)
- Citizenship: India or NRI
- Additional requirement: Applicants must clear any backlog before registering for XAT 2022.
XAT 2022 Registration
Candidates can fill XAT Application Form once released online. Last date for XAT Registration is the final week of November, 2022.
- XAT registration fee is INR 1750 for Indian nationals. It can be paid via can be paid via RuPay, Visa, Master Card / Maestro, Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards, Mobile Wallets.
- XAT registration fee for Indian Candidates applying via GMP through GMAT is INR 2500. NRI or Foreign Candidates applying for one or multiple programs via GMAT must pay INR 5000.
- Candidates can apply after XAT registration last date by paying INR 2050.
- XAT application form can be filled via the steps illustrated below:
XAT 2022 Admit Card
XAT admit card for 2022 will be available for download on the official website in the third week of December, 2021. Generally, it is released at least 3-4 weeks before the Exam. Official website for XAT admit card download is xatonline.in.
XAT Admit Card will have details such as exam center, date and timing of the exam, instructions for candidates, as well as the candidate’s registration details. Check How to Download XAT 2022 Admit Card
XAT Exam Centre
XLRI will release the exam centre cities along with the official notification. In order to capacitate thousands of XAT aspirants, almost all major cities in India have at least test centre.
- In keeping with centres of previous year, XAT 2022 is expected to be conducted in 72 cities across India.
- While filling the XAT Application Form, candidates can select up to 2 test centres that are convenient to them.
- The final allocated test centre will be mentioned on the Admit Card of XAT Exam.
- Test centre can be changed when the form correction portal is live.
XAT 2022 Exam Pattern
XAT exam pattern for the 2022 session is expected to remain same as 2021. Each correct answer will fetch one mark. XAT negative marking is -0.25 marks/ incorrect answer for all 3 sections of part 1. There is no negative marking in GK. XAT negative marking pattern is beyond 8 unanswered questions, 0.05 marks will be deducted for each unanswered question.
All questions will be objective type. XAT Exam Pattern and syllabus based on past trends. Click on each section to learn the best preparation tips, sample questions and syllabus.
|Section of XAT Exam||No. of Questions||XAT cutoff|| |
XAT Time Duration
|XAT Verbal Ability||26|| |
|165 minutes|| |
|XAT Decision Making||21||8-9 marks|| |
|XAT Quant||27|| |
|XAT GK||25||XTA GK marks are not considered for score calculation.||15 minutes|| |
|Total||100||27-31 marks||180 minute||-|
XAT Exam Analysis
|Section Name||No of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||26||Easy|
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||28||Difficult|
Candidates that clear the cut off for XAT get admission to XLRI Jamshedpur, one of the best management colleges in India. XLRI has ranked in the top 10 of various management course ranking frameworks such as NIRF. XAT Scores are also accepted by other major colleges in India. Here is a brief summary of the placements in XLRI Jamshedpur:
|Number of recruiters||108|
|Number of New Recruiters||24|
|Median Salary||INR 23 LPA|
|Average Salary||INR 24.30 LPA|
|Highest Domestic Offer||INR 50 LPA (S & M Domain)|
|Highest International Offer||INR 58.5 LPA (S & M Domain)|
XAT 2022 Preparation
One of the best alternatives for XAT Preparation is through online preparation. Check Best XAT Online Coaching Centers with Pricing Details and Key Benefits
|Section||Number of Questions||Good Attempt||Preparation|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||26||15-17 questions||Read questions before the passage, improve vocabulary|
|Decision Making||21||13- 15 questions||Do not let your biases affect your answers, do not choose passive options, understand the ethics of the situation|
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||27||17 – 20 questions||Clear all the basics, learn shortcuts, plenty of practise and mocks|
|General Knowledge||25||12- 14 questions||Read Newspapers/magazines daily, maintain regular notes|
XAT Topper Tips by Utkarsh Gupta
Utkarsh joined a coaching centre which offered recap batches every week. He took 2 mock tests on a weekly basis. He maintained a schedule like waking early, solving sudoku puzzles, and reading newspaper/magazines. To crack XAT reading comprehension and verbal ability, he read the Guadian newspaper on a regular basis. GMAT Club and CR bible helped him with the Critical Reasoning section. Utkarsh solved all the question papers of previous years to crack XAT DM questions. He aced the Quant section by solving mock tests and analysing his weak areas afterwards by going through the solutions. Ultimately, working on basics and being stress-free on exam day helped him score a 99.99 percentile.
XAT 2022 Sample Papers and Mock Tests
To score well in the XAT 2022 Exam, practise using plenty of practise papers and sample papers. While solving XAT mock tests, attempt it like how you would in the exam hall. Put a timer of 200 minutes before attempting and carefully analyse your attempt before moving forward, and learn from any mistakes you might have made. Download Free XAT 2021 Practice Papers, Official Mock Test, Previous Years' Question Paper PDF
XAT Result 2022
- XAT answer key will be released before the announcement of XAT result.
- Results for XAT 2022 will be tentatively announced in the last week of January, 2022.
- The results will be available on the official website of XAT.
- To download the XAT 2022 Results, candidates have to login through their registered email id and password and download the XAT scorecard as a pdf.
- It is necessary to take out a printout of the XAT Mark Sheet for the selection process.
- Candidates can analyse their ranks using Collegedunia Rank Predictor.
XAT 2022 Cut Off
Here are the XAT Cut Offs for XLRI and other participating colleges -
XLRI Cut Off
XAT Cut Off for Other Colleges
|Name of College||Score||Percentile|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management||26-27.5||80-85|
|KJ Somaiya Mumbai||27.5-30.5||85-90|
XAT 2022 Colleges
XAT 2022 FAQ
Ques. How can I change my details that I have entered while filling XAT application form?
Ans. Candidates must re-check all the information before submitting XAT application form as after submitting the application there is no provision of editing the discrepancies in the application form and the application form will be rejected
Ques. Will the candidates be able to choose the order of sections according to their choice?
Ans. Yes, the applicants can choose any section, to begin with. However, the GK section can be attempted by the candidates after they’re done with the first 3 sections.
Ques. Will there be any sectional time limit or overall time limit?
Ans. The first 3 sections have to be completed within 165 minutes, and 15 minutes will be given to complete the GK section.
Ques. How do I know that my XAT application is successful?
Ans. After successfully filling the XAT application form and fees payment, the screen displays registration successful and displays “XAT ID”. Candidate must note down the id as without it the candidate will not be able to login and download his/her admit card.
Ques. In the second year of Graduation can you apply for XAT 2021?
Answer: No. Candidates must have graduated or should be in the last year of graduation to apply for the XAT 2021 exam.
Ques. Name top 5 institutes which accept XAT scores?
Ans: Following are the top 5 institutes which accept XAT scores:
- XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur
- TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal
- Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
- Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
Ques. Is XAT difficulty level more than CAT?
Ans. XAT is tougher than CAT in some respects as there is an additional decision making section in XAT. Quantitative aptitude questions in XAT are also challenging to attempt. IIFT is considered comparable to CAT in terms of difficulty. Go Through XAT Exam Pattern
Ques. By registering and paying for XAT 2021, am I eligible for XLRI and other Associate Member Institutes?
Ans. Candidates interested in XLRI need to apply for the programs of their choice. Please note that each institution independently decides the weightage to be given for each of the test components on the basis of its needs. XLRI does not play any role in the selection of the candidates in these institutes. For XAT Associate Member Institutes (refer XAT Associate Institutes website) XAT is a common test for admission into academic programs of XLRI.
Ques. In how many months can you prepare for XAT ?
Ans: The ideal number of months required for XAT preparation is between 4 to 6 months. However, candidates can make their own schedules which need not be restricted to the given time.
Ques. Who do I have to contact if I have questions regarding my XLRI Admission?
Ans: You can contact the admissions desk through the following information:
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.