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Download Free XAT 2022 Practice Papers, Official Mock Test, Previous Years' Question Paper PDF

XAT Practice Papers are considered to be the best resource to prepare for the exam. These are free resources which help aspirants understand the exam pattern and syllabus of XAT thoroughly.

With XAT Official Mock test released online for registered candidates, you can get a fair idea about the type of questions asked, the level of difficulty, time taken in solving the questions, etc.

  • Management aspirants can download the practice papers from here and start practising.
  • Candidates with a good score will be eligible to apply for more than 150 B-Schools in India. 
  • While practising, do not take more than the time allotted for XAT (3 hours). See: XAT 2022 Preparation Tips
  • It is recommended to solve at least 3 papers each week.
  • XAT exam preparation requires a well planned approach with time management skills.
  • Candidates need to understand the exam pattern of XAT 2022 before solving sample papers.

XAT Exam Details

Feature Details
Exam Mode Computer Based Test
Total Number of Questions 100
Total Marks 100
Number of Sections
Name of Sections Verbal and Logical Ability Decision Making Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation General Knowledge
Duration of Exam 180 minutes 
Medium of Exam English
Type of Questions MCQs
Number of Answer Choices 5
XAT Marking Scheme

+1 mark for a correct answer

 - 0.25 mark for an incorrect answer

Beyond 8 unanswered questions, 0.05 marks will be deducted for each unanswered question.

Questions without Negative Marking No Negative Marking for GK Section

Must check for Complete Section Wise Preparation:

We have curated some XAT Question Papers with Solutions so that your preparation period becomes a smooth sail. These act as a great tool to measure your strengths and weaknesses. They will also give you a fair idea of the paper pattern and the difficulty level of questions. Candidates can utilize the official XAT 2021 Mock Test released by the XLRI Authorities. Check Best XAT Coaching Institutes

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

Practice Papers

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2019

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2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

XAT Paper.pdf

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Sample Paper 1

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Sample Paper 5

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Sample Paper 3

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Sample Paper 4

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Sample Paper 2

Comments


23 Comments
S
surabhi s
How many questions in the exam are asked on general knowledge? Can you tell me it syllabus ?
D
diya suresh

The general knowledge section of the exam will have 25 questions and it will hardly take 15 minutes to solve these questions if one is well prepared. The section does not carry negative marking.

There is no definite syllabus for the section but some of the important topics includes politics, history, sports, nation and states, society, economics and many more. To know more details visit XAT 2022 general knowledge exam pattern and syllabus.

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mohammed najamuddin
Can anyone be given access to the mock test paper series?
D
diya suresh

XLRI Jamshedpur annually offers access to mock test series on the official website for those who have registered for the exam. To take the sample test, registered candidates need to enter their login credentials in the space provided. There is no registration fee to appear for the 3 hour long mock test. It is suggested to attempt one mock test on a daily basis. Find more details at XAT Mock Test for preparation.

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jatin sharma
Is ther any way to prepare for the exam in 3-4 months?
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mrittika mallick

Yes, it is absolutely possible to prepare for XAT in 3 to 4 months, but for that, you need to have a tight and strict schedule, determination, focus, and a strategic study plan. After getting thorough with the syllabus and exam pattern, take online mock tests and practice from papers a lot. To get more preparation tips, click on the link XAT 2022 Exam details.

A
ankur jain
Are mock test papers best to give the exam like preparation?
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mrittika mallick

Mock test papers are very good for practicing and preparing for the XAT examination. Many mock test papers are available on the internet as well as suggested at coaching centers. But first you need to know the syllabus thoroughly and then practice from mock test papers.

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rinki mahapatra
How often do I need to practice these papers to clear the exam?
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aniket ranjan

XAT Practice Papers are considered to be the best resource to prepare for the exam. It is a free resources which will help you to understand the exam pattern and syllabus of XAT thoroughly. It is recommended to solve at least 3 papers each week to prepare yourself for XAT.

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lakshay kakkar
Can I give XAT if I have 54% aggregate in BBA?
A
aniket ranjan

Hii Lakshay, Greetings from collegedunia. Yes, you are eligible for XAT exam as the eligibility criteria is graduation degree of 3 years duration. For more details visit:- XAT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

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taniksha
On scoring 92 marks in the exam, in which colleges can I get admission?
D
diya suresh

Hi Taniksha, After declaration of result XAT cut offs will be released on the basis of which qualified candidates are called for counselling process for final seat allotment. Thete are many colleges accepting XAT scores for admission but seat allotment is on basis of merit in entrance test. To know more details visit XAT 2021.

V
vipasha
At what rank can I get admission in best management colleges?
M
manika gupta

Hi,  a score of 33-34 marks would lead to around 95-96 percentile in XAT 2021. For more information, please refer, XAT Exam.

L
lakshay kakkar
If my percentile is 80%, can I get admission in good colleges?
M
manika gupta

Hi, While a majority of the top MBA institutes will require a XAT percentile more than 90, there are many good b-schools that shortlist candidates on a lesser percentile cut off. There are plenty of MBA colleges accepting 80-90 percentile in XAT. For more information, please refer, XAT Exam.

R
rashmi
What documents must be brought to the exam center?
G
gurpreet singh

HI Rashmi

You need to carry your admit card and a valid ID card to the exam center. If you fail to provide any valid ID proof you will not be allowed to enter the exam center. Visit on our webiste of XAT Exam Center for more details.

A
avinash sahu
What is the cutoff of different colleges?
M
manika gupta

Hi,

XAT colleges XAT score XAT percentile
SPJIMR-Mumbai 32.5-34.5 93.50-95
IMT-Ghaziabad 30.5-32 90-92
GIM-Goa 27.5-30.5 85-90
TAPMI-Manipal 26-27.5 80-85

For more information, please refer, XAT Exam.

G
gouri kumari
What is the exam pattern?
A
aniket ranjan

Hii Gouri, Greetings from collegedunia. XAT Exam consists of total 100 questions from 4 sections: Decision making, Verbal & Logical ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General. The time allotted is 3 hours. For more details Click Here

N
nishu
Will the exam take place on usual time next year?
M
manika gupta

Hi, XLRI, Jamshedpur will conduct the Xavier Aptitude Test on January 3, 2021. Candidates qualifying the XAT cutoff will be eligible for the XAT counselling process. XAT Selection procedure will tentatively begin in the month of February-March 2021.

R
rohan bharti
Is there any subject wise exam also?
D
devnath tiwary

Dear Rohan Bharti

Greetings from Collegedunia. There is no subject-wise pattern in XAT Examination and all questions are Multiple Choice Questions. There is no negative marking for Numeric Type Questions while -0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer and 0.05 will marks will be deducted for 8 unattempted questions in XAT Examination 2020. For more details, kindly go through this link – XAT Exam Pattern & Syllabus  

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vikram dewan
Can I repeatedly give same mock test paper?
A
aditi arun

Hello Vikram,

Yes, giving the same mocks can help you track your progress over time. To get some mocks and sample papers, visit – XAT Practice Papers.

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pradeepraje
Being a drop out in first year, can I give XAT?
A
aditi arun

Hello Pradeepraj,

No, you can not give the XAT unless you have a graduation degree or you’re at least in the last year of your graduation. For more information, visit – XAT Eligibility Criteria

K
koyena biswas
What is the syllabus of the exam?
M
manika gupta

Hi, XAT MBA Syllabus 2021 is divided into 4 sections - Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. Except the General Awareness section, all the other three are core sections that determine the XAT percentile score as well as XLRI shortlisting criteria.

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utkarsha khatri
Can you guide how to prepare for the exam in span of 4-6 months?
S
swati srivastava

Hi Utkarsha, you can prepare by sticking to the syllabus and practice. For details visit: XAT PREPARATION

D
deep jyoti das
Where I can find the previous year question papers of the XAT exam?
A
aniket ranjan

Hii Jyoti, Greetings from collegedunia. XAT is an exam which tests your concepts and aptitude. Kindly refer this link for previous year questions paper:- XAT EXAM QUESTIONS

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kunal thakrar
Is it wise to attempt all questions in the XAT exam?
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aniket ranjan

Hii Kunal, Greetings from collegedunia. No, it is not wise to attempt all Questions in the XAT exam as for correct answer +1 mark is scored and if your answer is incorrect then 0.25 marks will be deducted. For more details Click Here