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XAT Exam 2022

XAT Highlights:

  • Xavier Aptitude Test is a national level examination conducted by XLRI or Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur on behalf of XAMI.
  • The exam is for admission to MBA/ PGDM programmes in XLRI.
  • For 70 years XLRI is conducting XAT to select students at all India level to select students for management education.
  • Candidates can apply by registering online
  • Apart from XLRI and Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) member, 150 b-schools accept admissions in B-schools for the management programmes
  • The exam pattern: Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge.
  • XLRI offers courses like PGDM HRM, PGDM BM (Full-time residential programmes), Exec- FPM, and BM (Part-time Programmes for Working Executives), to name a few.
  • More than 1,00,000 candidates from all disciplines including Engineering, Commerce, Humanities, Science, Law apply and appear in the exam every year
XAT Exam 2022 (tentative)
Application start date Second week of September, 2021
Online submission of application last date First week of December, 2021
Exam date 2nd January 2022
Mode of examination online
Question Type MCQs
Admit card download start date Third week of December, 2021
Result date Third week of January, 2021
2022 Test Structure
Sections Negative Marking Marks Allotted
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning 1 mark for correct answer; 0.25 for wrong answer; Un-attempted question beyond 8 carries -0.10 26
Decision Making 21
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 27
General Knowledge 1 mark for correct answer; no negative markings 25

XAT Application 2022

Application Highlights:

  • Registration cum application process for the 2022 exam will start from 12th September, 2021
  • The application process will end by First week of December, 2021
  • There is late fee of 2050 for candidate's submitting form after the last date
  • The fee for all category is 1750 Rs, unless increased by the conducting authority
  • Candidates need to enter their personal and academic details while filling the form
  • The application form can be completed in a few simple steps
  • Candidates need to visit the official website of XLRI Jamshedpur.
  • While filling the form candidates need to pay the application fee as well as they need to upload the requisite documents.

XAT Syllabus

Verbal Ability Syllabus
English Vocabulary based questions Reading Comprehension
Jumbled Paragraphs Grammar
Completion of paragraph Completion of sentences
Correction of errors in sentences, correct use of words Antonyms and Synonyms
Fill in the blanks Interpretations
Vocabulary-Based Analogy
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretations Syllabus
Number Systems Ratio and Proportions
LCM Simple and Compound Interests
HCF Venn Diagrams
Simplification Geometry
General Awareness Syllabus
Politics Books and Authors
Sports Awards and Honors
Technology Countries – Capital/Currency
Logical Reasoning
Statements-Based Logical Reasoning Semi-Quantitative topics
Paragraph-Based Logical Reasoning Situational questions

XAT Preparation

This exam has no age limits which is conducted online annually like CAT but with less time duration. The exam is divided into four sections:

  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  • Verbal & Logical Ability
  • Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning
  • General Knowledge

Some of the preparation tips for the exam:

  • First is to start early
  • Get familiar with the syllabus- while most of the questions are based on the basic concepts, some of the questions can be tricky and may require a lot of logical thinking.
  • Indentify and analyze the strong and weak areas. Work on the areas of improvement
  • Practicing mock tests is one of the most important tips that will provide useful insights into the exam. It makes easier for the students o understand their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Revise the concepts. Try to brush up the mathematical and quantitative ability concepts as it is one of the toughest section to clear
  • Time management is an important matter for entrance exam. Students must have a clear idea on how much time to spend in each sections.
  • Having a good fundamental knowledge. Most of the questions to come in the exams are basic fundamental concepts
  • Prepare a timetable

XAT Exam

XAT Exam Pattern 2022
Section No. of Questions Total Marks
Quantitative Techniques and Data Interpretation 28 28
Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning 26 26
Decision Making 21 21
General Awareness 25 25
Total 100 100

Exam highlights:

  • It is consists of Multiple Choice Questions
  • All the MCQ have five options with one correct option
  • Duration is 3 hours
  • The exam has 4 sections
  • There is no sectional time limit.
  • Each question carries 4 marks.
  • In total, there will be 100 questions holding 400 marks.
  • For percentage calculation GK section is not counted
  • For incorrect answers, 1/4 mark will be reduced.
  • Exam pattern for 2022 is expected to be same as 2021
  • There is no negative marking for GK
  • 1 marks for correct answer

XAT Ranking

XAMI Member Institutes
Institute Location
Loyola Institute of Business Administration Chennai
XLRI Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur
Xavier Institute of Social Service Ranchi
St. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR) Chennai
Xavier Institute of Management Jabalpur, MP
Xavier Institute of Management & Research Mumbai
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship Bangalore
Xavier Business School (XBS), St .Xavier's University Kolkata
St. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology Mangalore
Xavier Institute of Management, Xavier University Bhubaneswar
St. Joseph's Institute of Management Bangalore
Colleges accepting XAT
Institute Location
MICA Ahmedabad
XLRI Jamshedpur
XIM Bhubaneswar
IMT Ghaziabad
S.P.Jain Mumbai
GIM Panaji
IIFM Bhopal
K J Somaiya Mumbai
Acharya IOM Bangalore
Amity Noida

XAT Counselling

Stages of Counselling: The counselling procedure has various stages. The detailed description of these stages are given below -

  • Firstly, students will have to register online and apply for the counselling process. Without registration they cannot participate in the selection round.
  • Students need to pay the registration fee (fee will vary according to the colleges/universities).
  • Second stage is to fill their choice and lock the same. It is to be noted that after the choice section is locked, the data cannot be altered
  • Third is the seat allotment round. Students will get seats according to their rank, preference of the course and availability of the seats. Candidates with good ranks will have the first choice to select colleges according to their interest.

XAT stands for Xavier Aptitude Test, is a national-level management entrance test.
The exam is conducted by XLRI – Xavier School of Management.
From second week of September 2021 to first week of December, 2021
  • MICA, Ahmedabad
  • S.P. Jain, Mumbai
  • XLRI, Jamshedpur
  • ITM, Navi Mumbai
  • Christ College, Bangalore
Application fee is 1750 Rs. , Late fee is Rs 2050
There is no age limit.
Step by step guide to fill the application form:
  • Candidates need to visit the XLRI Jamshedpur official website.
  • Click on the' online register' link
  • Click on “Click here for New Registration”
  • They need to create a User ID and Password, filling the basic information and after that clicking on the ' Save & Next' button
  • They will have to fill academic and work experience details
  • Enter the personal details
    • Gender
    • Category
    • Nationality
    • Are you NRI?
  • Other personal details
    • Father’s/ Husband’s/ Guardian’s name
    • Mother’s name
  • Personal details
    • Address line 1, line 2 and line 3
    • Country name
    • State/ union territory
    • District
    • Town/ city name
    • Current address
    • Are current and permanent addresses the same?
    • Address line 1, line 2 and line 3
    • Country name
    • State/ union territory
    • District
    • Town/ city name
    • Pin code
  • After this they will have to upload scanned images of Photograph and Signature which should be less than 1mb.
  • Image should be in jpeg format.
  • Select programme as per preference if they want to study in XLRI.
  • Select test City preference. Candidates can choose 2 preferred test cities while filling the form.
  • Click on the "Payment" Tab and Proceed for payment.
  • After filling click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before submitting.
The duration is 3 hours and 35 minutes
Yes, with right strategy, time management it is possible to crack XAT in 2 months.
  • Candidates should have a bachelor's degree of minimum three years or equivalent.
  • Post graduate candidates will have to put their PG percentage in application instead of graduation percentage.
  • Final year students are also eligible to apply.
  • There is no minimum aggregate marks criterion for the exam.
  • There is no limit to attempting for the exam.
  • There is no age limit.
  • All backlogs have to be clear before the admission through the exam.
  • NRI and foreign candidates can apply through GMAT (except for Dubai and Kathmandu, where they have the provision for XAT).

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