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Content Curator | Updated On - Dec 13, 2021

XAT 2022 is scheduled to be conducted on January 2, 2022. The XAT score is used by more than 160 institutes for admission purposes. XAT 2022 will be conducted in only one session. The exam will be held for 3 hours. XAT 2022 Admit Card will be released on December 20, 2021. Aspirants are advised to download the hall tickets once available.

XAT 2022 Results will be released along with the final answer key on January 25, 2022. Only the candidates who have qualified for the exam will be eligible for appearing for the further selection process. 

What is XAT?

XAT stands for Xavier Aptitude Test. It is the largest MBA entrance exam for XLRI, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI and 160+ MBA Colleges in India. XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of XAMI. Every year, 1, 00,000 applicants from all disciplines apply and appear for this exam.

XAT 2022 Highlights

XAT Full Form Xavier Aptitude Test
Conducting Body XLRI
Exam Level All India level
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Duration Three hours
Number of Question 100
Application Fee 1800
No. of Exam Center 70
Official Websites https://xatonline.in/
XAT Helpline +91 6576653203
+91 6576653204

XAT 2022 Exam Dates

The key dates of XAT 2022 are as follows.

Xavier Aptitude Test 2022 Schedule Important Dates
Notification 2022 Date August 9, 2021
Date for Registration start August 10, 2021
Deadline for Registration & submission without late fee November 30, 2021 (Till midnight)
Registration Last date with late fee December 10, 2021
Admit Card download Start Date December 20, 2021
Last date to Download Admit Card January 2, 2022
XAT Exam Date 2022 January 2, 2022 (9.30 AM to 12.30 PM)
Result date January 25, 2022

XAT 2022 Courses Offered

Students can get admissions to various courses through XAT Exam 2022 that are as follows.

  • Full-time flagship PGDM (business management) 
  • Full-time PGDM (human resources management) 
  • Executive - Post-graduate Diploma in Management (ExPGDM) 
  • Fellow Program in Management (FPM) 
  • Executive Fellow Program in Management (EXECFPM)
  • 2 year MBA Program

XAT 2022 Eligibility

To appear for XAT 2022, the candidates need to secure at least 50%marks in graduation. The candidates need to graduate from a recognized institution. Work Experience of 2 years is preferred. However, it is not mandatory for all the candidates appearing for XAT 2022 to have work ex.

XAT 2022 Application Form

XAT 2022 Registration Process is easy and can be completed in the following steps. The registrations commenced on August 10, 2021. 

One must follow the following procedure when applying for the exam:

  • Register on the official XAT 2022 exam website 
  • Check your email id when receiving a message from the exam center
  • Fill all the pages of the online application form 
  • Download the required documents 
  • Pay the application fee online 
  • Submit application form

XAT 2022 Application Fee

Category Application Fee
XAT Registration Fee  INR 1,800
XAT Registration Fee  INR 2,000

XAT 2022 Exam Center

XLRI will host the XAT 2022 exam on January 2, 2022. Given the growing number of applicants, XLRI has increased the number of test cities to 72 from the previous 46 XAT test cities. XAT 2022 test participants can choose two preferred test cities when applying for the XAT 2022 exam among the following.

List of XAT Test Cities











Hubballi (Hubli)

















Bhilai Nagar









Bokaro Steel City


















Delhi NCR











Mysuru (Mysore)





Gandhi Nagar


XAT 2022 Admit Card

The exam authorities will release the XAT 2022 Admit Card on December 20, 2021. Here is how to download the admit card. 

How to download XAT 2022 Admit Card?

  • You need to log in with your XAT 2022 ID and password on the official XAT website to download the XAT 2022 Admit Card.
  • Verify your personal information, application, test center details before downloading the XAT Admit Card. 
  • After all the details are displayed, Download XAT Admission Card.

XAT 2022 Exam Pattern

The XAT 2022 exam has been revised. Now, XAT 2022 will consist of four sections with only one MCQ section. The aspirants of XAT 2022 are advised to check out the following table for the revised exam pattern.

Exam Structure Details
Number of sections 4 (Decision Making, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, General Knowledge, and Verbal & Logical Ability,)
Duration of exam 180 minutes
Number of questions 100
Total marks 100
Language of paper English
Number of answer choices Four
Mode of examination Online
XAT marking scheme +1 mark for correct answer
- 0.25 marks for incorrect answer
- 0.10 marks for more than 8 un-attempted consecutive questions
No negative marking in GK section

XAT 2022 Syllabus

XAT 2022 Syllabus is provided by XLRI Jamshedpur. Candidates are advised to refer to the following before commencing their XAT 2022 Preparation. 

Subjects Important Topics

Verbal and Logical Ability

Reading Comprehension, Analogy, Parajumble, Grammar, Vocabulary, Critical Reasoning, Fill in the Blanks, etc.

Decision Making

Data Arrangement, Conditioning, Grouping, Complex Arrangement, Caselets, Assumptions, Premises, Conclusions, etc.

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Arithmetic, Geometry, Mensuration, Percentage, Surds and Indices, Algebra, Mensuration, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Tables, Data Interpretation, etc.

General Knowledge

Science, Business, Economy, Static GK, Government, Sports, Prize and Award, Politics, World, Constitution of India, etc.

XAT 2022 Preparation Tips

Now is the time to start the XAT 2022 Preparation. Following tips have been curated to assist the candidates in their preparation.

  • Understand the XAT 2022 Exam Pattern and Syllabus to learn more about XAT 2022 exam preparation topics 
  • Get your hands on the best preparation materials 
  • Focus more on the decision-making section. 
  • Attempt a lot of mock tests. 
  • Analyze your mistakes in the mock test. 
  • Revise the already learned concepts every day. 

XAT 2022 Recommended Books

Book Name  Author Name 
Jabbing the XAT (with solved papers) RK Jha
Target XAT 2020 (Past papers and mock tests) Disha Publications
Target XAT Simplified 9th Edition Disha Experts
XAT Solved Papers Gautam Puri

XAT 2022 Answer Key

The XAT 2022 answers will be published by XLRI a few days after the conclusion of the XAT 2022 Exam. The below-mentioned steps can be followed to check XAT 2022 Answer Key. 

  • Go to xatonline.in
  • Locate the link for XAT 2022 Answer Key on the homepage
  • Click on the link. 
  • Enter your password and XAT id. 
  • Click on the submit button
  • The answer key will appear on the screen

XAT 2022 Result

XAT 2022 Result will be declared three weeks after the conclusion of the exam. To download the results, the candidates can follow the following steps. 

  • Go to the official XAT website.
  • Log in to your portal. 
  • Locate and click on the tab of results. 
  • Check your result. 
  • Download XAT Scorecard. 

XAT 2022 Scorecard

The candidates will find the following details in their XAT 2022 Scorecard. 

  • Name of the candidate
  • Exam Date
  • Date of Birth of the candidate
  • XAT ID
  • Test details
  • The validity date of XAT scorecard
  • Exam Center Venue
  • Date of release of XAT result
  • Sectional Percentages and Percentiles
  • Note to candidate

XAT 2022 Cut-off

XAT 2022 Cutoff will be released immediately after the declaration of the result. The XAT 2022 result is expected to be declared during the second week of January 2022. It is advised that the candidates check the following previous year’s cutoff for XLRI to get a reference for this year’s cutoff. 

XLRI PGDM-BM 2021-23 Batch:

Sectional & Overall Cutoffs XAT Cut off for Male Candidates XAT Cut off for Female Candidates
VALR 76 70
DM 74 70
QA 83 75
Overall 94 92

XAT 2022 FAQs

Ques. What is the XAT exam for?

Ans. The XAT is a nationwide management entrance test conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur each year to grant admission to management programs offered at XLRI and other participating institutions across the country.

Ques. How many times can one appear for XAT?

Ans. You can take the XAT exam as many times as you want. The authority has not prescribed restrictions on the number of attempts.

Ques. Will the XAT request form be available in offline mode?

Ans. No, the XAT application form is only available in online mode. It is not possible to submit the XAT 2022 registration form offline mode.

Ques. How can a candidate register for the XAT 2022 test?

Ans. Applicants can register for XAT 2022 by visiting the official XAT website; online.in They will need to fill in basic information and a valid email address to complete the registration form.

Ques. How can the candidate know that they are registered for the XAT 2022 exam?

Ans. The candidate can be sure that they have registered for the XAT 2022 exam when a page appears after clicking the "Register" button indicating that a verification email has been sent to the candidate. 'Candidate's registered email ID. Applicants must click on the verification email and will receive an email with their login credentials.

Ques. What are the XAT exam fees?


  • XAT Entrance Fee Rs 1750 + 300 (for those interested in the XLRI program)
  • XAT Registration fees (with a late tax) RS 2,000+ 300 (for those interested in the XLRI program)

Ques. How can the candidate recover the XAT password if they forgot it?

Ans. The requestor can recover the XAT password by following the steps below:

  • Visit the official website 
  • Click on the "Connection" tab then on "Forgotten password", 
  • Now follow the steps to change your password.

Ques. How can the applicant modify the XAT 2022 application form?

Ans. Applicants can modify the XAT application form when the authority launches the XAT correction window. The applicants can make corrections in the XAT 2022 Application Form by clicking on the "Edit" button. The modifications will be saved only when the save button is clicked. 

Ques. What documents do candidates need to bring on the day of the exam with the XAT 2022 Admit Card?

Ans. In addition to the original copy of the XAT admission card, applicants must bring a passport-sized photo and valid photo ids such as voter ID, Aadhar card, permit driver's license, or passport.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


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