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XAT Registration 2022: Important Dates, Application Form, Fees and Eligibility

XAT 2022 Registration is expected to start by the 2nd week of September 2021 and continue for more than two months till the last week of November 2021 (without late fees). XAT 2022 registration is a 7 step process that will be completed on submitting the XAT application form.

More 1 lakh candidates are expected to appear for XAT 2022 as many missed the exam in 2021 due to COVID- 19 pandemic. XAT exam will be conducted in 72 cities. XAT aspirants can choose upto 2 cities while filling the form.

Eligible candidates can also apply after the registration deadline with late fees till the 2nd week of December 2021. Check XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

  • XAT registration fee is INR 1750. For every additional program chosen, INR 300 is to be paid.
  • Candidates can submit XAT application form after deadline with extra fee. Fees for such application will be INR 2000.  
  • Candidates who have paid their fees will be able to download the hall ticket of XAT tentatively from the 3rd week of December 2021.

XAT 2022 Registration is the first step towards seeking admission in more than 160 XAT Colleges in India offering MBA programs which include XLRI, XIME, XIMA. 

Direct link to apply for XAT 2022

XAT 2022 Registration Date

XAT 2022 Registration Date

Event Dates 
XAT Official Notice

2nd week of September 2021

XAT Registration Date Start

2nd week of September 2021

Last date for XAT registration

Last week of November 2021

Last date XAT Application with late fee

2nd week of December 2021

Release of XAT Admit Card

1st week of January 2022

Last Date to Download XAT Admit Card January 3, 2022
XAT Exam date 2021 1st week of January 2022

XAT 2022 Registration Imp Documents

Documents Required to Fill XAT Application Form 2022

Documents Required Details
Academic Documents

Marksheets of class X, XII, graduation and/or other equivalent exams.

Scanned Documents

Scanned images of photograph and signature

Scanned copy of category certificate (if any)

Payment Details Bank details (credit card, debit card or net banking) for payment of the XAT Application Form Fees
Work Experience Experience certificate from the employer or letter of recommendation to prove work experience if any (for programs where work experience is mandatory)
Contact Details

Valid email address

Valid mobile phone number

Terms XAT Applications Must Be Familiar With

In order to understand each stage properly and avoid any possible errors, candidates must familiarize themselves with the following terminologies:

  1. New User Registration: Applicable for first time registrations. Name, email, mobile number and password must be entred to start the application process.
  2. Registered Candidate Login: Candidates who have already provided the data mentioned above can login and start applying anytime using their credentials.

Recommended Browsers for XAT Registration

To fill XAT application form hassle free, candidates are advised to use any one of the following browsers and their versions:

  • Google Chrome: Version 50 to 69
  • Mozilla Firefox: Version 50 to 62
  • Internet Explorer: Version 11

XAT Application Process

XAT 2022 Registration: Complete Process

xat application form

Registration for XAT: Do’s and Don'ts

Keep the following points in mind while filling XAT application form online

  • Use a good browser of the latest version.
  • Clear cache before starting the process.
  • Use a desktop or laptop. Avoid using mobile phones or tablet to fill the form.
  • Make sure your internet is stable to fill the form without any hassles.
  • Do not fill the form in a hurry. Mistakes can be rectified but it is better to avoid them.
  • Do not wait for the last moment to apply.

Ques: What are the reasons for rejection of XAT Application Form 2022?

Ans: XAT Application Form might get rejected due to incomplete application of XAT in any respect without uploading photo and signature, failure to pay XAT Registration Fee, and If the face of the candidate in the photograph or signature is unclear in the application.

How to Fill XAT 2022 Application Form?

Candidates should note that filling up XAT application form mainly involves: Registering on the website and generating credentials, filling detailed application form and paying fee.

Here is a step wise detailed process for the same:

Step 1: Visiting the Official Website

  1. Visit the official website of XAT i.e. xatonline.in
  2. Click on tab "Register"
  3. Enter your Name, Contact details, and Email-id
  4. Note down your provisional XAT ID & Password sent on email and SMS. 
  5. Log-in using your XAT ID & Password and begin filling the application form.

Note: In case you did not receive your XAT ID and Password, then you can

  1. Check your spam folder in the email.
  2. You can call at Helpline Number 1800 267 4008, active between 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  3. You can also write about your issue at xat2021@xlri.ac.in

Step 2: Filling XAT Online Application Form: Personal Details

  • Click on Login and enter your XAT ID and Password.
  • Now the candidate has to fill all the mandatory fields that are personal details like Name, Date of Birth, Parents Name, Category, Nationality, etc.
  • Fill a valid communication address.
  • After that candidate has to upload a scanned copy of Passport Size Photograph and Signature.
  • Then click on Save and Submit.

Step 3: Fill the Educational Details

  • Candidate has to provide the aggregate marks, marks obtained, maximum marks, board name, year of passing for 10th and 12th standard.
  • Then provide the necessary information regarding your degree.
  • Enter other mandatory fields and press Save and Continue.
  • Candidates can convert their CGPA into Percentage using this formula.

Step 4: Fill in the Work Experience after graduation, if any

  • Enter the details of Work experience (till Mar 31, 2021)
  • After graduation full-time work experience will be considered valid.
  • Industrial Training, workshops, part-time jobs, etc will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Step 5: Program and Test City Preference

  • Select the program of your choice from the given options: Business Management (BM)/ Human Resource Management (HRM)/ General Management Programme (GMP).
  • Candidates who are not interested in any of the XLRI programs can skip this step.
  • Candidates need to select their exam city preferences for XAT 2021.
  • Candidates must keep in mind that test city preference for XAT 2021 can be edited only once before December 10, 2020.

Step 6: Online Payment

  • Before making the online payment candidates are advised to review their forms once.
  • Candidates can select their preferred method for online payment that is credit card, debit card, internet banking, etc.
  • After payment candidates will get a confirmation for successful submission of XAT Registration and Application form.
  • During the online payment process do not press back or refresh button

XAT 2021 Application Fee

Process Application Fee
Registration Fee INR 1750 (+300 for candidates interested in XLRI programmes)
Late Registration Fee INR 2050 (+500 for candidates interested in XLRI programmes)
Indian Candidates applying for GMP through GMAT INR 2500
NRI/Foreign Candidates applying for one or more programmes through GMAT INR 5000
Note: If there is a payment failure then the candidate has to repeat the process but need not to fill the information again as it is saved previously.

XAT Application Fee Payment Important Points

  • When successful payment of application fee is made an e receipt will be generated, if that is not the case that indicated failure of payment.
  • Candidates have to login again using their credentials and make fee payment again.
  • Print out of the fee receipt should be kept as a proof along with the application form.
  • Print out of confirmation page for future correspondence is necessary.

XAT Registration Fee Accepted Modes:

  1. RuPay
  2. Visa
  3. Master Card / Maestro
  4. Credit Cards
  5. Internet Banking
  6. IMPS
  7. Cash Cards
  8. Mobile Wallets

XAT 2022 Photo & Signature Specifications

Before start filling the online registration form, candidates have to be ready with the scanned copy of images as per the specifications provided.

There will be two seperate links to upload for photograph and signature, click on the respective link to upload images. Browse and select the image wherever located and select ok option.

Image Dimension Size Format
Photograph 200 x 230 pixels 20kb – 80kb JPG or JPEG
Signature 140 x 60 pixels 10kb – 20kb JPG or JPEG

Note: If the file is not the mentioned size and format an error message will be shown and candidates have to make changes and reupload the images.

Scanning of Photograph and Signature for XAT Application

  • Setup camera resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)
  • Colour should be set to True colour
  • The photo should be against a light-coloured, preferably white background.
  • Crop images in the scanner to the edge of photograph/ signature- use upload editor to crop image to final size.
  • Images should be in JPG or JPEG format. Example image01.jpg or image01.jpeg
  • Candidates who use MS Windows/ MS Office can easily get desired image size not exceeding 50 kb or 20 kb by using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager. 
  • Scanned images can be saved using “save as” option and cropped or resized using the specific options.
Photograph Signature
Recent colour size photograph against a light backdrop Sign on White paper with black ink pen
If image taken in sunlight- avoid shadows and squinting Signature will be used to put on XAT Admit Card and wherever required
No red eye image is acceptable Signature marked at the attendance sheet should match the one uploaded
Caps, hats and dark glasses are not allowed Signature only signed by the applicant- no duplicate

How to Retrieve Forgotten Password for XAT 2022?

The conducting body Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur provides an opportunity to candidates to retrieve their forgotten login credentials in case they have missed on it. Its quite common to do so, thus generally advised to save the password somewhere on mail draft or drive or write it down.

  • Visit the official website and navigate to forgotten password tab.
  • Enter email id and password used at the time of registration.
  • A captcha will be provided, mention that and click on “get password”.
  • Your credentials will be emailed to the mentioned id.

Important points to be considered during XAT 2022Registration

  • Only after successful registration candidates will be able to login with the ID and Password generated.
  • XAT scores will help you in getting admission in MBA program in XLRI, XIME and in various other B Schools.
  • Before the final submission of the application form, carefully review it for any errors. No changes are possible once the form is submitted.
  • After online fee payment, an E-receipt will be generated for the reference of the candidate.
  • During the payment process do not press back or refresh button.
  • The images should be as per the specifications mentioned by the authorities. If your image does not match the specifications then you will not be able to upload them.
  • Candidates are suggested to keep all the necessary information and documents ready beforehand.
  • With late fees, candidates can fill the forms from Dec 1 - Dec 7, 2021
  • Exam city preference can be edited only once before Nov 30, 2021
  • Once the application portal is closed, city preference cannot be edited any longer.

XAT 2022 Admit Card

Once the registration process will be closed, XLRI will release admit card for XAT 2022. It should be noted that the hall ticket will carry all the essential details regarding venue, schedule, date and time of the test. It will also be used to cross verify candidates' identities. Thus without any negligence should be carried to the examination center.

  • XAT 2022 Admit Card will be released in the 3rd week of December 2021.
  • The window to download XAT 2022 Admit Card will be available from the day of release to the date of exam.
  • Candidates who have registered successfully will be able to download the hall ticket from the official website by entering their XAT id and password.

List of XAT Exam Centers 2022

Agra Bokaro Steel City Gorakhpur Kannur Mysuru (Mysore) Surat
Ahmedabad Chandigarh/Mohali Gandhi Nagar Kanpur Nagpur Tirupathi
Allahabad Chennai Guwahati Kolkata Nasik Tiruchirapalli
Ambala Coimbatore Gwalior Kota Patna  Thiruvananthapuram
Amravati Cuttack Hooghly Kottayam Pune  Tiruvallur
Amritsar Dehradun  Hubballi (Hubli) Kurnool Rajahmundry Udupi
Bengaluru Delhi NCR Hyderabad Kurukshetra Raipur Udaipur
Berhampur Dhanbad Indore Lucknow Ranchi Vadodara
Bhatinda Dibrugarh Jabalpur Ludhiana Rourkela Varanasi
Bhilai Nagar Durgapur/Asansol Jaipur Mangalore Roorkee Vijayawada
Bhopal Ernakulam Jammu Mumbai Siliguri Visakhapatnam
Bhubaneswar Goa Jamshedpur Madurai Sambalpur Warangal

XAT Member Institutes For 2022

Also Check XAT 2021 Participating Institutes

XAT Contact Information

Candidates who are having issues while registering or have any queries related to XAT can use the following information to get in tough with the concerned authorities:

  • Phone number: 91 657 665 3203 /3204
  • Fax: 91-657-2227814
  • Email address: xat2020@xlri.ac.in or admis@xlri.ac.in
  • Toll free number: 18002674008 (Monday to Sunday 08:00am - 08:00pm)

XAT Registration 2022 FAQs

XAT Registration 2022 FAQs

Ques. How to retrieve XAT Application Number and Password?

Ans. To retrieve Application Number, candidates can check their email for XAT registration ID. In case it is not retrieved, they can call on the helpline number 1800-419-4177.  

To retrieve XAT password, follow the below steps:

  1. Go to the website and enter the login window
  2. Select “forgot password”.
  3. It asks you for a captcha and the email id that you used to register. The email linked to XAT registration is only validated.
  4. The new password or the new reset password link will be emailed to this ID.

If one does not receive registration number and password, they must check the spam/junk folder. If the mail still cannot be located, contact xat2021@xlri.ac.in mentioning your email ID. Candidates can also call the helpline number: 1800 300 20677 between 9 AM to 8 PM.

Ques. How to apply for XLRI and other Associate Member Institutes?

Ans. To apply for XAT Member Institutes, follow the below steps:

  1. Visit the official website i.e. xatonline.in
  2. Obtain the application form after registering online post fee payment
  3. For further details, visit individual websites of the institutes
  4. Please note that each institution independently decides the weightages to be given for each of the test components on the basis of its needs.
  5. 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).

Ques. What should I do if there is a lot of delay in accessing the page?

Ans. Speed for online application on the Internet is based on factors like Internet Speed, a number of applicants trying to register the application at the same time etc. Therefore, if you are not able to get the pages for registration immediately, please retry after a gap of 15 minutes or at off-peak hours during the night.

Ques. How do I know that my application is registered?

Ans. Successful Registration is indicated by the Page displayed after clicking the Submit Button indicating the generated "XAT ID". Please note down the same carefully, and preserve it. If you do not preserve it, you will not be able to Re-Print the Application and download the Admit Card.

Ques. How do I re-confirm that my application is saved?

Ans. In case of doubt about the successful Registration, candidates are advised to visit the Page for Re-Print of Application, generate the Printout and preserve the soft copy and hard copy (printout) of the Application.

Ques. I got Blank / Zero XAT ID after submission of application on-line. What to do?

Ans. In rare cases, Candidates may get Zero (0) XAT ID with valid Password. Candidates are advised to Re-register the Application and check the Printout through Re-Print Application.

Ques. By registering and paying for XAT 2022, 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. I have done 5 years integrated course, so how will I enter my percentage?

Ans. Candidates who have done 5 years integrated course can fill up the same percentage for graduation and post-graduation.

We hope all the deserving candidates secure a seat in their preferred college. Clearing XAT becomes easier if you prepare all the sections well. Good luck! In case of any query, ask in the comments below.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


neha thasale
Can I give the exam after scoring less than 70% in boards?
aniket ranjan

Yes, You can apply for XAT exam even after scoring less percentage in UG as there are no minimum aggregate marks to take XAT unlike CAT and SNAP. Only you have to fulfill the eligibility criteria i.e Minimum 3 years of bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute for appearing in XAT Exam. 

ankit kumar
Can I submit my fees via Google pay or Paytm?
aniket ranjan

Yes, you can select your preferred method for online payment that is credit card, debit card, internet banking, upi, etc. 

sourajit mukherjee
What documents are required to submit during counselling?
gurpreet singh

Hi Sourajit

Visit on our official website of XAT Coounselling to know the whole process on how to apply for the counselling and what are the important documents you need to submit for your counselling.

kunal thakrar
Can XAT exam be given by graduate?
manika gupta

Hi, Those completing their final graduation exam by June 10, 2021 may also apply. XAT eligibility criteria further clarify that candidates in final year of Graduation are also eligible to apply for XAT 2021.

For more information, please refer, XAT Eligibility.

ashish singh
Is there any relaxation in fees for females?
aniket ranjan

Hii Ashish, No, there is no relaxation in fee for females. XAT registration fee is same for every one that is INR 1750 and For every additional program chosen, INR 300 is to be paid. For more details Click visit:- XAT REGISTRATION

ambar ahirawar
How many attempts are allowed?
aniket ranjan

Hii Ambar, Greetings from collegedunia. You can attempt XAT exam any number of times as there is no restriction on number of attempts. For more details Click Here

How many exam centers are there in India?
aditi arun

Hello Rashmi,

There are 76 centres for XAT in India. A candidate can choose up to 2 centres and they will be provided with one of them considering the availability. To get a list of centres, visit – XAT Exam centres 2021.

ankita sasmal
What is the duration of the exam?
gurpreet singh

Hi Ankita

The duration of the exam is for 3 hours you need to complete your exam within that given time.

aditi arun

Hello Ankita,

The exam is for a total duration of 180 minutes ( 3 Hours) in which 165 minutes are for the three main sections- Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision making and Quantitative Aptitude and the rest 15 minutes are for General Awareness section. For more information, visit- XAT 2021 Exam Pattern.

ankita sasmal
Can I fill my category OBC if I have my father's certificate?
devnath tiwary

Dear Ankita Sasmal

Greetings from Collegedunia. No, you have to upload only your Category Certificate during applying for XAT Examination. You cannot apply with your Father’s Category Certificate. For more details, kindly go through this link – XAT How To Apply

utkarsha khatri
What is the size and quality of photograph required during registration?
aditi arun

Hello Utkarsha,

The photograph dimensions for XAT should be ‘200 X 230 Pixels’ and the size should be between 20 to 80 kb. For more information, visit- XAT Photo Specifications

ashish singh
Can I apply if I don't belong to Maharashtra?
aditi arun

Hello Ashish,

Yes, any Indian Resident or NRI can apply for the XAT. For more details on eligibility, visit – XAT Eligibility Criteria.

sunny pandey
Do I need to submit my scanned signature while submitting application?
manika gupta

Hi, Yes, Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his / her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below. IN CASE THE FACE IN THE PHOTOGRAPH OR SIGNATURE IS UNCLEAR, THE APPLICATION MAY BE REJECTED.

gouri kumari
When will the registration start?
aditi arun

Hello Gouri,

The registration for XAT 2021 has already started and will end on 30th November. For more information, visit – XAT 2021

ankita sasmal
Can I apply for the exam after taking gap of a year?
gurpreet singh

HI Ankita

Yes you can give your XAT exam after a year of gap but you need to be a graduate from a recognized college.

Can you explain the procedure of application?
aditi arun

Hello Sameer,

You’ll have to register on the XAT official website. Once you have registered, fill in your basic details, academic scores and then choose two examination centres. Pay the examination fee and you’re done.

koyena biswas
Can I register 2-3 times in a year?
swati srivastava

Hi Koyena, you can give XAT exam only once in a year. For more details visit: XAT EXAM

shatakshi patki
What is the fee to apply for XAT? Can I apply now?
aniket ranjan

Hii Shatakshi, Greetings from collegedunia. Yes, you can apply for XAT exam now as Last date for XAT registration is November 30, 2020, upto 11:59 PM, without any late fee. XAT application fee is INR 1750 and Additional fee of INR 300 is to be paid if applying to particular programs of XLRI. For more details Click Here

When will XAT 2021 application process begin?
aditi arun

Hey Rashmi,

The XAT 2021 registrations have already begun from 12th of September 2020 and it will end on the 30th of November. The XAT 2021 is proposed to be held on the 3rd of January, 2021.

kunal thakrar
Can I apply for the XAT exam anywhere around the world?
aniket ranjan

Hiii Kunal, Greetings from collegedunia. Yes, you can for XAT exam for anywhere around the world you have to just visit the official website iimcat.ac.in and Click on Registration. For more details Click Here

ammar zaheer ahmed
Can a 16 year old student apply for XAT?
aditi arun

Hello Zaheer,

Although there is no minimum age limit to apply for XAT, but the candidate must possess or should be in the last semester of their graduation so as to apply for XAT.