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XAT Exam 2022 Latest Update - The XAT 2022 registration is underway. Candidates can access the application form of XAT exam at the official XAT website, xatonline.in. XAT form last date is November 30, 2021. XAT 2022 will be held on January 02.
XAT 2022: Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur has launched the XAT 2022 website where the exam dates of XAT have been mentioned. XAT exam is held for MBA/PGDM admissions in more than 160 B-schools across India. The XAT 2022 registration has begun on August 10 in online mode. Candidates are required to pay Rs 1800 as the XAT form fees. XAT exam will be held on January 02, 2022, as a computer-based test. XAT is a three-hour-long exam. Candidates must note that there is a negative marking in XAT to the extent of 0.25 marks per question in the XAT exam as per the updated XAT paper pattern. Nearly 85,000-90,000 candidates appear for XAT every year.
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XAT 2022 Latest News and Updates:
- August 14, 2021: Check updated XLRI XAT 2022 exam pattern and syllabus.
- August 10, 2021: The registration for XAT 2022 has begun. Apply at xatonline.in
- August 02, 2021: XAT 2022 registration to start soon at xatonline.in
- July 29, 2021: The notification for XAT 2022 is out.
What is XAT full form?
XAT exam full form is Xavier Aptitude Test. It is the management admission test for admission to MBA/PGDM programs in XLRI and other top MBA colleges like XIMB, IMT Ghaziabad, TAPMI Manipal, and 160 other top MBA colleges in India. Around 1 lakh candidates register for XAT every year.
What is the XAT exam?
XAT is a three-hour duration national-level management entrance test conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, for admission to its management programs and other XAT colleges across the country. Apart from XLRI and 10 other XAMI members, over 700 B-schools accept XAT scores for admission to their post-graduate management programmes. The question paper of XAT exam 2022 will consist of 100 MCQs from Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge. Around 75,000 candidates appeared for XAT 2021.
XAT Exam 2022: Overview
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
XAT conducting body
XAT exam level
XAT exam frequency
Once a year
XAT exam mode
XAT exam duration
XAT exam pattern
99-100 questions in MCQ format
|XAT Test takers||Around 90,000 expected|
XAT exam fees
Rs 1,750 (General category)
No. of XAT Test Cities
XAT Helline no.
XAT exam website
XAT Exam Dates Announced
Release of XAT 2022 notification
Availability of XAT 2022 registration form
August 10, 2021
Last date to fill XAT 2022 registration form
November 30, 2021
|Availability of XAT admit card 2022||December 20, 2021|
XAT 2022 exam date
January 2, 2022
XAT Exam Registration 2022
Eligibility Criteria to apply for XAT 2022
- Candidates must have completed their graduation (minimum 3 years) in any stream from a recognized university can apply for XAT 2022.
- Those in the final year/ semester in graduation are eligible to apply for XAT 2022 exam.
Those candidates who will apply through GMAT can register for XAT 2022 till the last week of December 2021.
Check out the video for step by step guide to fill the application form of XAT 2022-
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How to fill XAT Exam Application Form?
Step 1: Visit the XAT exam official website, xatonline.in, and click on the 'Register' tab.
Step 2: Log in to the dashboard using the XAT 2022 login credentials (Mail ID and Password).
Step 3: Fill the XAT exam form by entering essential valid details.
Step 4: Upload the scanned photograph and signature in the XAT 2022 form.
Step 5: Then choose the programme details in XAT form.
Step 6: Then select the test city preference and mode of payment.
Step 7: Next, make a payment online using credit/ debit card/ net banking.
Step 8: Now click the “Submit” button and take a printout of the XAT application 2022 for future reference.
Documents required to apply for XAT online
Candidates will have to upload relevant documents for verification purposes. While filling the application form of XAT 2022, candidates will have to upload the requisite documents.
Class 10 mark sheet
Class 12 mark sheet
Graduation mark sheet
Email ID and mobile phone number
Date of Birth proof
- Category certificate (if applicable)
- Scanned digital photograph of less than 1 MB
Scanned signature of less than 1 MB
Debit/credit card for application fee payment
Passport size photograph should be recent and make sure that the photograph background should be white. Face, head, and shoulder must be visible in the photograph
Passport size photograph should not be older than 6 months
Candidates photograph and signature must be uploaded in the XAT application form in the prescribed size and format
30 mm x 45 mm
.jpg or .jpeg
30 mm x 45 mm
.jpg or .jpeg
Why take the XAT exam?
Candidates who wish to take MBA admission in top B-schools must appear for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). There are 160+ MBA colleges that will accept the exam score. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting XAT exam scores for MBA admission 2022 are:
- XLRI Jamshedpur
- SPJIMR Mumbai
- IMT Ghaziabad
- XIM Bhubaneswar
- TAPMI Manipal
- BIMTECH, Greater Noida
- FORE School of Management, New Delhi
- GIM Goa
- Great Lakes, Chennai
How many students appeared in XAT 2021?
More than 75,000 candidates appeared for XAT 2021.
Is XAT better than CAT?
XAT score is accepted only in few top management colleges. However, CAT exam score is accepted all over India in the majority of the top B-schools. When compared XAT or CAT, the key difference is CAT does not have Decision making and GK section, XAT has. Also, the difficulty level of XAT is higher than that of the CAT exam.
Will XAT 2022 exam be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic?
XAT 2022 exam is unlikely to be delayed as it will be held in January. It is expected that even if the third wave of the pandemic hits India, it will be most likely over by January, and the majority of the population will be vaccinated with both doses of the vaccine.
How to prepare for XAT 2022?
- Follow the Exam Pattern of XAT: Thoroughly understand the structure, number and type of questions
- Scan thoroughly the XAT exam syllabus
- Decide, if you need online preparation with coaching or wish to self-prepare for the XAT exam
- Get the best books for exam preparation
- Attempt XAT Mock Tests & Previous Test papers of XAT
- Devise strategy to crack the exam with 96+ percentile
Download Previous Year XAT Question Papers- Direct Link
What after XAT 2022?
The XAT exam is followed by the release of the XAT answer key in the second week of January 2022. Candidates will be able to challenge the answer key of XAT exam within the stipulated time mentioned by the authorities. XAT result date will be tentatively in the third week of January 2022. The result of XAT 2022 can be downloaded in an online mode. XAT 2022 scorecard contains important information such as sectional, as well as the overall percentile of the candidate.
Candidates who qualify for the XAT 2022 exam will have to participate in the selection procedure, which is different from the participating institutes. Usually, the XAT selection procedure consists of two steps; Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Candidates who clear the selection rounds will be granted final MBA admission to XAT participating institutes.
Expected Cutoff for XAT 2022
XAT 2022 Cutoffs
Overall Cutoffs (As per past trend)
95+ for BM and 93 for HRM
90 for PGDM
88+ for BM and 70+ for HRM
76+ for BM, 71+ HRM
VA LR Cutoff
79+ for BM & HRM
Browse Top MBA Colleges Accepting XAT Score: Location-Wise
XAT Contact Details
C. H. Area (East)
Jamshedpur - 831001
Phone: +91 657 665 3203/3204/3205
Candidates can call at 1800 209 0835 (Toll Free) from Monday to Saturday (10:00-18:00 hrs).
XAT 2022 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Xavier Aptitude Test|
|Short Exam Name||XAT|
|Conducting Body||XLRI Jamshedpur|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||1750 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
XAT 2022 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
10 Aug, 2021 - 30 Nov, 2021
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
02 Jan, 2022
Exam | Mode: Online
20 Dec, 2021 - 02 Jan, 2022
Admit Card | Mode: Online
What is XAT eligibility?
Before filling the application form of XAT 2022, candidates are advised to go through the XAT 2022 eligibility criteria. Details pertaining to the educational qualification required marks, age limit, and related are mentioned under the XAT eligibility criteria 2022. XLRI Jamshedpur predefined the eligibility criteria of XAT which are given below.
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university
Students in their final year of their Bachelor's degree or awaiting their results are also eligible to apply.
There is no specific CGPA or percentage mentioned that has to be obtained in the graduation. No age limit has been specified to appear for XAT 2022.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
The registration of XAT has started on August 10 in online mode. XAT registration last date is November 30, 2021. Candidates applying for XAT 2022 have to pay XAT registration fee of Rs. 1800 which is the XAT exam fees for all categories (General, SC, ST, PWD, OBC, etc.). Those interested in XLRI programmes need to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- each.
Steps for XAT Registration
Candidates can check the XAT 2022 registration process in the steps given below:
Step-1: Register on official XAT website, xatonline.in to get XAT 2022 ID and Password
Step-2: Fill in Complete Personal Details in XAT 2022 Registration and Application Form
Step-3: Fill in Academics from class 10 & 12 on the next page of XAT form
Step-4: Fill in Details of Other Qualification, Graduation & Work Experience
Step-5: Fill in your choice of XLRI Programmes and choice of XAT Test City
Step-6: Upload Documents
Step-7: Make Declaration
Step-8: Make Payment online for XAT Application Form Fees and XLRI Programme Application Fee
XAT Application Fees
XAT exam fees
XAT 2022 First Phase Application Fee
Rs. 1750 (Rs. 300 per XLRI programme)
XAT 2022 Late Application Fee
Rs. 2050 (Rs 500 per XLRI programme)
Documents to upload with XAT exam form
- Passport size photograph (size – 20 KB to 50 KB) in jpeg/jpg format
- Signature (size – 10 KB to 20 KB) in jpeg/jpg format
Correction in XAT application:
To change the test city preference, candidates could write to email@example.com mentioning their XAT exam ID, Father's Name, Date of Birth, chosen exam city, and updated city latest by the date specified by XLRI. This XAT exam form correction facility was allowed only once. Change of test city option is provisional and XLRI will take the final decision on it.
|OBC, SC, General, ST||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 1750|
Verbal and logical ability
Quantitative ability and data interpretation
XLRI, Jamshedpur has issued the XAT pattern along with the official notification. Normally, XAT exam has four sections - Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability (DI & QA), and General Knowledge. The XAT exam pattern states that it has objective (multiple choice questions) questions.
XAT 2022 Exam Pattern: Highlights
Number of sections
Duration of exam
Number of questions
XAT Exam Total Marks
Language of paper
Number of answer choices
Mode of examination
XAT marking scheme
XAT Exam Pattern 2022: Sectional Breakup of questions
Number of Questions
Verbal and Logical Ability
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
XAT 2022 Mock Test
XLRI will release the official free XAT 2022 mock test in online mode at xatonline.in. In order to access the online assessment/mock test of XAT 2022, directly click on the "Sign In" button to start the mock test. To ace in XAT 2022, candidates are advised to appear for the mock test released by the conducting body. Mock Test will help candidates understand the XAT exam pattern and design of the online XAT 2022 test.
How to access XAT mock test 2022:
Follow the steps below to access the mock test of XAT 2022,
- Open the official website - xatonline.in
- Click on the "Mock Test" link on the web page
- A new window will open and click on the "Sign In" button (No need to use login credentials)
- Again a new window will open. Read the instructions carefully and click on the "Next" button.
- Now, read the declaration and click on the "I am ready to begin" button to start the test.
- The XAT 2022 mock test window will look like the image below,
XAT 2022 admit card will be released on the official website on December 20, 2021. XAT admit card 2022 includes all the details pertaining to the entrance test such as XAT exam center details, candidate’s roll number, reporting time as well as exam day guidelines. Candidates can download the admit card for XAT 2022 after entering their registered email ID and password.
How to download XAT admit card?
- Log in to the official website of XAT- xatonline.in
- Enter the email ID and password
- XAT admit card 2022 is displayed on the screen.
- Use the download tab to avail of the admit card before appearing for XAT.
Details mentioned on the XAT 2022 hall ticket
- Name of the candidate
- XAT ID
- Photograph of the candidate*
- Signature to be placed in front of the invigilator in exam hall
- XAT 2022 exam centre name and address
- XAT exam date and time
- Instructions about XAT exam
*One photograph must be pasted after downloading the XAT admit card. It must match the photograph uploaded with the application form of XAT 2022. Test takers must keep a copy of the admit card until the entire admission process gets over as it will be required at every stage.
The XAT admit card sample-
XAT exam day guidelines
- Carry the XAT 2022 admit card along with a valid photo ID as specified.
- Past a photograph on the admit card of XAT and put the signature in the given space in front of the invigilator in the exam hall
- Arrive early and report at the time given on the admit card
- Do not carry any prohibited items like electronic or communication devices, stationary etc.
XAT 2022 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- XAT Admit card
- Photo identity proof
- Colored passport size photograph
- Duly filled self declaration form
According to the schedule of XAT 2022, the answer key of XAT will be released by XLRI in the second week of January 2022. The answer key of XAT 2022 will be released only after the release of the XAT response sheet which will be out within two days after the conduct of XAT exam. Candidates have to visit the official website of XLRI to download the XAT 2022 answer key. Applicants can download the XAT 2022 answer key by entering their login credentials such as XAT ID and password.
How to download XAT 2022 Answer Key
Candidates can refer to the detailed procedure given below to download the answer key of XAT 2022:
- Open the official website of XAT 2022.
- Log in to the website by using the ID and Password.
- On successful login, click on the "Candidate Response" Tab.
- Now, you can download it and check your responses.
Previous Year XAT Question Papers with Answer Key & Solutions
Xavier School of Management (XLRI) will release the result of XAT 2022 in the second week of January in online mode. Candidates can download their XAT 2022 scorecard and check their sectional and overall percentile. XLRI will also send the hard copy of the XAT 2022 scorecard to the candidate’s residence but the applicant needs to pay Rs. 300 in the form of Demand Draft (DD) in favor of XLRI Jamshedpur, payable at Jamshedpur. After the result of the XAT exam is declared, the cutoff to shortlist candidates for GD, WAT and PI will be released by XLRI and other member institutes.
How to check XAT Result 2022?
The detailed step by step process to check the result is given below,
- Go to the XAT official website - xatonline.in
- Click on the login tab on the page.
- Type the registered email and Password.
- Click on the "Score Card" button.
- The result will appear on the display.
- Download and take 2 or 3 printouts of the same.
What after the XAT result?
Candidates must keep a copy of the scorecard cum result of XAT 2022 till the admissions are over. The scores of XAT will be used by all XLRI campuses and 160 B-schools for admissions to their management programmes. XAT 2022 is the screening test based on which candidates will be shortlisted for the selection process comprising of GD, WAT, and PI.
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XAT 2022 cutoff will be released by XLRI Jamshedpur for each program tentatively in the last week of January 2022. Candidates who meet the cut off prescribed by the institute will have to appear for the further round of selection procedures which include group discussion, written ability test and personal interview rounds. Last year, the overall XAT cut off percentile for male candidates for Business Management (BM) programme was 94 while for female candidates, the cut off was 92.
The cutoff of XAT exam is the minimum marks to be scored by a candidate in order to qualify for the admission process. The cut off is determined by some important factors which include difficulty level of exam, no, of candidates appearing, availability of seats, and previous year's cut off trends. If a candidate meets the XAT cutoff 2022 criterion, she/he will be shortlisted for the selection rounds – Writing Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview.
The XAT cutoff is usually different at each institute. Meeting the XAT cutoff criterion is the first stage of the admission process. If the test taker qualifies, s/he attend GD, WAT, and PI. The overall performance in each round along with the candidates' academic scores will be considered before the final selection.
Check Previous Year's XAT cutoff below:
XAT Cutoff 2021
XAT Cut off 2021: PGDM-BM
XAT 2021 Cutoff: PGDM- HRM
Previous Year's Cutoff of XAT Exam
|PGDM (BM)||PGDM (HRM)|
|2020||VALR - 79+|
DM - 76+
QA - 88+
Overall - 95+
|VALR - 79+|
DM - 71+
QA - 70+
Overall - 93
|SPJIMR Mumbai - PGDM (BM & HRM)|
|VALR - 75+|
DM - 75+
QA - 75+
Overall - 90
|Year||PGDM (BM)||PGDM (HRM)|
|2019||VALR - 79.46|
DM - 80
QA - 90
Overall - 96
|VALR - 75|
DM - 75
QA - 75
Overall - 95
VALR - 85
DM - 75
QA - 72
Overall - 94
VALR - 80
DM - 70
QA - 67
Overall - 93
|2018||VALR - 79.46|
DM - 76.84
QA - 88.7
Overall - 94
VALR - 75
DM - 75
QA - 75
Overall - 94
|VALR - 79.6|
DM - 71.628
QA - 70.07
Overall - 92
VALR - 75
DM - 70
QA - 65
Overall - 92
NOTE: Around 75,000 candidates appear for the exam. So, it’s a huge challenge to get shortlisted as the competition is really high.
XAT 2022 Counselling
Mode of Counselling: Offline
Candidates who will qualify the XAT cutoff will have to take part in XAT 2022 counselling. In order to participate in XAT counselling, they will have to first register for the counselling process by entering the login credentials on the official website after which they are required to pay the respective counselling fee. More than 160 institutes will participate in the XAT 2022 counselling process. Check the XAT counselling process and the steps for registration for the same:
Step 1: Visit the official website of XAT
Step 2: Enter the credentials and log in
Step 3: Make the necessary fee payment
Step 4: After the registration is done, the candidates have to choose and lock their preferred programme in the institute
Step 5: The final allotment of seats will be done on the basis of the candidates’ choice filling and locking.
The selection procedure of XAT usually starts in the month of February 2022 after the announcement of the result. The selection process includes GD, Essay Writing, and Personal Interview. First, XLRI, its 11-member institutes and other XAT participating institutes shortlist the test takers on the basis of cutoff. Then the shortlisted one attends the mentioned selection rounds. Many institutes do not conduct all three rounds. Past academic scores, work experience (if any), profile, XAT score will be considered along with the performance in XAT selection rounds for the final admission.
XAT 2021 selection process includes the following steps,
- Appear for XAT exam 2022
- Candidate's shortlisting based on the cut off of participating institutes.
- Selection rounds - Group Discussion / Essay Writing & Personal Interview
- Final selection will be done on the basis of candidate's performance in the selection rounds.
XAT 2022 GD and PI Process
When a candidate appears for GD and PI rounds, his/her communication skills, self-confidence, interaction skills, etc. are checked. If s/he performs well and meets the standards of the respective institute, the chances of admission increases. However, writing test, XAT score, and some other factors such as 10th, 12th and graduation score, professional work experience, etc. are also considered for final admission.
Documents Required at Counselling
- Admit card
- Photo identity card
- Mark sheets and certificates of bachelor's degree, class X and class XII
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:How can I fill the application form of XAT 2022?
Students can fill the application form of XAT 2022 in online mode only at the official website xatonline.in.
Question:Is there any age criteria to apply for XAT 2022?
No there is no age criteria to apply for XAT 2022.
Question:Can I edit the application form after payment of the application fee?
XAT Application 2022 once submitted cannot be edited or modified unless the authorities decide to open the correction window.
Question:What is the exam pattern of XAT 2022?
XAT exam pattern 2022 consists of four sections viz., verbal and logical ability, decision making, quantitative ability and data interpretation, general knowledge.
Question:Will there be any negative marking for XAT 2022?
Yes, for every incorrect answer 0.25 mark will be deducted.
Question:How many times is XAT held in one year?
XAT exam is held only once in a year.
Question:When will XAT 2022 application process begin?
XAT 2022 application process has begun on August 10.
Question:How many sections are there in XAT 2022?
XAT question paper consists of a total of four sections, namely- Decision making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and General Knowledge will be consisting in XAT 2022.
Question:What is the use of XAT exam?
Xavier Aptitude Test which is popularly known as XAT is a national-level management entrance test conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur anually to grant admission in offered management programme at XLRI and other participating institute across the country.
Question:How many times can I give XAT?
One can give XAT exam any number of times. There is no restrictions on number of attempts.
Question:How can I confirm that my XAT 2022 application form is saved?
You can log in to the website by using valid credentials and you can print the submitted application form.
Question:What to do if my application fee payment is declined?
You can send a message with a screenshot of the declined payment by clicking on the "Any Query, Ask us" tab on your dashboard. Authorities will get back to you to clear your problem.
Question:I am doing my final year of graduation, am I eligible to register for XLRI?
Yes, you are eligible for the admission process. You should complete your final year exam by June 10, 2022.
Question:When the XAT 2022 result will be declared?
The XAT result 2022 will be declared by XLRI in the third week of January.
Questions related to XAT
Hi there, I got 91.67% in 10th and 75.2% in 12th, if I get 9.5+ cgpa in graduation and 99.7+ percentile in CAT, then is there any chance for me to get in Any IIMs A,B,C,L,K,I, XLRI(with XAT),NITIE,SYBIOSIS ; just after graduation that is with 0 work experience ??
As you have mentioned that you have got 91.6% in 10th and 75.2% in 12th and taking into consideration that you have secured 99.7 percentile in cat so let me tell you it's a very good percentile to grab iims.
So, because of your 12th percentage there will be a certain disadvantages because it has its own weightage. But you stand fair chances for NITIE ,xlri, iim Kozhikode and some lower iims and lastly also symbiosis.
is there any chance of going out of India after doing marine logistics?
Marine logistics play an important role in international trade and commerce. Almost of the trade through sea route which always increases the need of professionals in this field. There is a wide range of scope in logistics and shipping.
After completing your degree, you can join government/ private shipping companies and various port agencies in India or in abroad. Shipping industries are one of the best sectors to make your career in India and abroad which will itself provide opportunities to go out for work.
Hope this answers your question.
if a sc category student has 67.77 in ssc , 52.27 in hsc , 7.0 cgpa in graduation and he is non engineer.if he score 99+ in cat so is there any chances that he will getting any call from old or main iim. he should target cat or he can prepare for other exam like xat , snap , nmat , iift ?
It is very difficult to state definitely whether you'll get a call from the old (IIMs I,K,L) or main (IIMs A,B,C) IIMs with your past academics records even on scoring 99+ percentile in CAT. There are reservations no doubt and you will be eligible for that, but usually for these IIMs especially IIM A,B and C, somewhat around 99 percentiles are required for non-engineers with good academic scores for non-reserved candidates.
All that said, under the CAT umbrella several other B-Schools come most of which do not see your past academics and a lot of them provide really good placements at par with IIMs. So with 99+ in CAT you'll easily be able to get calls from them.
Therefore, work hard for CAT and let fate decide what is in for you.
All the best.
how can i give free mock test? for CAT and for XAT
The official CAT 2021 sample test will be released by IIM Ahmedabad in the first week of November 2021. Candidates can take the CAT online practise exam after it is posted on the CAT's official website. Those studying for the CAT 2021 exam can take the CAT mock tests to improve their percentile score.
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Similarly XAT mock test will be updated in it's official website.
For XAT sample paper use the following link
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