XLRI has released the XAT 2022 exam dates on its official website. The XAT 2022 exam will be held on January 2, 2022.
Latest Updates
On August 10, 2021, XLRI opened registration for XAT 2022, and aspirants who meet the XAT Eligibility Criteria will be able to fill out XAT application forms until November 30, 2021. The XAT test is held every year by XLRI, Jamshedpur, to determine admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. To complete the registration procedure, candidates must pay an application fee of INR 1800.
Overview of Exam
XAT, or Xavier Aptitude Test, is a three-hour exam that consists of 100 questions, each worth one mark, from four parts of the XAT Syllabus: Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making, General Knowledge, and Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation. Candidates should be aware that the revised paper pattern allows for negative marking up to 0.25 points per question in the XAT test.
Exam Name
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Conducting Body
XLRI, Jamshedpur
Exam Level
Exam Mode
Exam Duration
3 hours
Exam Syllabus
- Decision Making
- Verbal & Logical Ability
- Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
- General Knowledge
No. of questions
100 questions in MCQ format

Eligibility Criteria for the XAT in 2022
To be eligible to take the exam, you must meet the following XAT eligibility requirements:
- Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in any field from a recognized university with a minimum three-year length.
- Students who are in their last year of a bachelor's degree or who are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.
- The test is open to both NRIs and international applicants.
- GMAT scores are required for foreign nationals to apply.
- The XAT exam has no minimum score requirement.
- Before applying for XAT admission, all backlogs must be cleared.

Important Dates
10th August 2021 - 30 November 2021
Registration Process
20 December 2021
Admit Card download starts
December last week
Mock test release
02 January 2022
XAT exam
Third week of January 2022
Result Announcement
Last week of January 2022
Cut off Announcement
Exam Pattern and Test Structure for the XAT
The XAT test is held online and consists of 100 multiple-choice questions that must be answered in 180 minutes. In the XAT, there is a sectional time restriction, thus candidates should keep their speed up in all four parts to complete the exam in the allotted time. Each right attempt is worth one point, while each unsuccessful attempt is worth -0.25 points. The following are some of the highlights of the XAT exam pattern:
XAT Sections
Number of Questions
Total Marks
Decision Making
Verbal & Logical Ability
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
General Knowledge