XAT 2022: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admission

XAT Exam

Popularly known as XAT, Xavier Aptitude Test is an all-India management aptitude exam organised by Xavier Labour Relation Institute on behalf of XAMI. XLRI conducts the exam to scan out the best students for management education. Every year, more than 1 lakh aspirants appear in the exam to pursue higher studies at XLRI and its associated institutes. The XAT score is accepted by more than 150 management institutes in India and abroad. For the year 2022, Xavier Aptitude Test will be held on 2nd  January 2022. The XAT registrations 2022 started on 10th August 2021 and continued till 30th November 2021. Let’s check out more on the upcoming XAT exam i.e. XAT 2022.

XAT 2022 Latest Notification - Admit card for the XAT 2022 exam will be released on 20th December 2021. The exam is scheduled for 2nd January 2022.

XAT Exam 2022 Overview:

Name of Exam

Xavier Aptitude Test

Popularly known as


Conducting Authority

Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur

Exam level

National level

Exam mode


Mode of application


Exam Type

Objective and subjective-type

Official Website


Exam Commencement

2nd January 2022

XAT Exam 2022 Important Dates

The XAT 2022 application process started on 10th August 2021. Here are the important dates for the exam.

XAT 2022 Events

Important Dates

Release of XAT 2022 notification

10th August 2021

Online application process begins

10th August 2021

Last date to submit the application form

30th November 2021

Issuance of admit card

20th December 2021

Commencement XAT 2022 exam

2nd January 2022

Availability of official answer key

Second week of January 2022

Announcement of XAT 2022 Result

Third week of January 2022

Download XAT scorecard

Last week of January 2022

XAT Exam 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

XAT 2022 will be conducted in the online mode. It has two papers - Paper-I and Paper-II. Paper-I is objective-type and tests the candidate’s scholastic aptitude.

  1. Mode of exam: Online
  2. Total papers: Two papers – Paper I and Paper II
  3. Total number of questions: 98 questions
  4. Negative marking scheme: Yes, there is a negative marking for every wrong answer. 1/4th marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Candidates who do not attempt questions (beyond 8) will have to face a 0.05 mark deduction.
  5. Sections: 5 sections. They are English Language & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, Decision Making, Essay, and GK.
  6. Sessions: 1 session. The exam will be conducted in one session. However, there will be a 5-minute break between Paper I and Paper-II.





Paper I

Quantitative Ability


170 minutes

Decision Making


English Language & Logical Reasoning




1 Topic

40 minutes


General Knowledge



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XAT Exam 2022 Syllabus

Most management exams don’t have any specific syllabus. XLRI too follows the same pattern for Xavier Aptitude Test. Candidates appearing for the 2022 exam will not be prescribed any particular syllabi. They need to understand the exam structure and chalk out the syllabus accordingly.

Based on the previous years’ exam pattern, the experts at Exams Planner have outlined a few sections that can aptly be called the syllabi of XAT 2022. The sections and their topics are mentioned as follows –

Verbal and Logical Ability

Decision Making

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

General Knowledge

Essay Writing





For essay writing, candidates need to be very diverse and well-versed with current affairs. Essay topics are basically abstract in nature.

Sentence Correction



Books and Authors

Paragraph Formation Questions

Analytical Reasoning

Time & Distance


Fill in the Blanks




Reading Comprehension


Data Sufficiency


Analogy-based on Vocabulary


Profit & Loss





Important Dates



Time & Work

Science and Business



Scatter Plots and Bar Charts

Current affairs




National Capital



Permutation and Combination







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XAT Exam 2022 Eligibility

To sit in the exam, candidates only have to hold a Bachelor’s Degree certificate. XLRI Jamshedpur has set simple eligibility criteria for all the XAT aspirants. Take a look at the details beneath –

  • To apply for the XAT exam, candidates should be a graduate in any discipline from a recognised university. Or they should have completed 3 years’ bachelor degree programme from a well-known Institute.
  • Those appearing in the final year are eligible for the test.
  • Interested foreign nationals or NRIs (except Dubai and Kathmandu) can apply through GMAT scores
  • There’s no age bar to take the XAT exam.

XAT Exam 2022 Application Process

XAT 2022 registration commenced on 10th August 2021 on the official website. The last date for application submission was 30th November 2021. Candidates interested in appearing for the exam can apply by paying an application fee of ₹ 1,750 before the deadline and ₹ 2,000 after the deadline.

The XAT 2022 application form can be filled online by visiting the official website. To do that it is important to follow the below procedure for XAT and XLRI registration –

  • Log on to www.xatonline.in. Here, check for the link ‘Click here for New Registration’ to create a provisional ID and Password. Use your active email ID, name and contact details.
  • Read the instruction carefully before filling up the application form. The online forms once submitted won’t be changed or modified.
  • While entering your father’s/ mother’s name, ensure that the spellings are correct. Any alteration or change in the name may result in the cancellation of your candidature.
  • ‘Validate your details’ and click on the ‘Save & Next’ tab.
  • Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature (50 KB for photograph & 20 KB for signature) as per the instructions mentioned.
  • ‘Preview’ the application form if all the required fields are filled before clicking on the ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ button.
  • In case of any discrepancy, modify the details before hitting the SUBMIT button.
  • Proceed further with the ‘Payment’ tab.
  • Now, ‘SUBMIT’!

Payment of Fees -

The application fee amount can be released through both the online and offline modes.

  • Online Mode of Payment – Online payment can be done via credit card, debit card, net banking (only for IDBI and SBI account holders).
  • Offline Mode of PaymentCash payment and the demand draft in favour of “XLRI Jamshedpur payable at Jamshedpur” are the offline payment options available to the candidates. Those who make DD need to visit the login page of XAT and update the Demand Draft details such as Bank Name, Date and the DD Number. Moreover, such students need to send the application form along with the Demand Draft to “The Chairperson, Admissions, XLRI, Circuit House Area (East) Jamshedpur - 831001”. This process of sending the DD should be done with 15 days from the date of issuance of the Demand Draft.

XAT Registration Fee (without late fee)

₹ 1700

XLRI Programmes

₹ 300

XAT Registration Fee (with late fee)

₹ 2000

XLRI Programmes

₹ 500

NRI & Foreign Fee

₹ 5000

What to Remember while filling up for New Registration?

  • After providing all the basic information, candidates will be sent an email on their registered email ID. This email will carry the provisional XAT ID and Password.
  • Ensure that the email ID remains valid for all future communication.
  • For working professionals, personal email ID should be the primary email address. In case, they switch jobs, they don’t have to switch their email address.
  • Make sure you have added - [email protected] in the anti-Spam software as a trusted source. Otherwise, you might not receive any emails in the inbox from XAT. Instead, you might get them in the junk folder.
  • Make certain that you are able to access all emails from time to time. Also, log in to - www.xatonline.in with your personal XAT ID and Password to keep a check on emails from XAT and its associates.
  • Along with the email ID, ensure that the mobile number that you have provided is correct and active.

XAT 2021 Test Centres

The Xavier Aptitude Test 2022 will be held across India and in two international cities. They are mentioned underneath.

Test Centres in India -

  • Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar
  • Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack
  • Dehradun, Delhi
  • Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur
  • Kanpur, Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mangalore, Mumbai
  • Nagpur, Nasik, Noida
  • Patna, Pune
  • Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela
  • Sambalpur, Surat
  • Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum
  • Udaipur
  • Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam

Test Centres across Two International Cities -

  • Dubai
  • Kathmandu

Other Details

XAT 2022 Mock Test -

XAT 2022 mock test will be designed to resemble the actual online exam. Just like the exam, XAT 2022 Mock Test will have to be attempted in a total time duration of 180 minutes. The mock test consists of 100 Multiple Choice Questions with each question having 5 options as answers. Moreover, the XAT 2022 Official Mock Test consists of Two Parts and the Exam Pattern for the same is given below:




Number of Questions

Part 1


165 Minutes


Design Making


Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation


Part 2

General Awareness

15 Minutes


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XAT Mock Test Highlights

In terms of marking policy, the XAT 2022 exam will follow the negative marking policy as well.

  • As part of this policy, candidates will be awarded a +1 mark for each correct answer while -0.25 marks will be dedicated from the total for every wrong answer.
  • -10 marks would also be deducted from the total marks scored for every unattempted question after the first 8 unattempted questions.
  • The mock test instructions also state that the negative marking policy will not apply for Part II or General Awareness Section.

How To Apply for Official XAT 2022 Mock Test?

For attempting the XAT 2022 official mock test, the link is placed on the homepage of the official XAT 2022 website i.e. xatonline.in. Alternatively, candidates can also follow the simple steps listed below to attempt the official XAT 2022 Mock Test

  1. Visit the official website i.e. xatonline.in.
  2. Find and click on the Link for Mock Test given in the top menu.
  3. You will be redirected to the Mock Test Login Page.
  4. Click on the Sign In Button given on the page to attempt the test.
  5. A New Pop-up window will showcase the mock test instructions.
  6. Click the Next Button to attempt the Mock Test.

XAT Admit Card 2022

Candidates who have submitted the application forms along with the prescribed fee are eligible to download the XAT 2022 admit card online from 20th December 2021 onwards. The XAT aspirants are advised to use their login credentials (ID and Password) to download and take a printout for future use. The call letter is supposed to possess details like the name of the candidate, DOB, centre name & address and exam day instructions.

How to Download XAT Admit Card 2022?

Candidates can download their XAT admit card/hall ticket from the official XAT 2022 website using their User ID and password. Check the steps to download the admit card below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of XAT 2022.
  • Step 2: Click on the ‘Login’ tab.
  • Step 3: Enter details like XAT User ID, password and click on login.
  • Step 4: Click on the Hall Ticket tab.
  • Step 5: The option to download the XAT hall ticket will appear.
  • Step 6: Click on download and save as pdf.

Details Mentioned on XAT Admit Card 2022

Each candidate's XAT 2022 admit card will contain the following information:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Candidate’s photo
  • Candidate's date of birth
  • Candidate's category
  • Candidate’s XAT ID
  • Exam date
  • Exam time
  • Exam venue
  • Instructions regarding exam/exam day

XAT Answer Key 2022

Xavier Labour Relation Institute, Jamshedpur will release the answer key of Xavier Aptitude Test 2022 in the third week of January 2022. It will be available in PDF format, which will further help the candidates check their answers and estimate scores accordingly. With the help of the answer key, the students can easily make out from which colleges they will get a call.

XAT Result 2022

To check the XAT result 2022, students can log on to the official website (already mentioned above) and use XAT ID and Password. The XAT 2022 result will be released in the fourth week of January 2022. The result for the 2021 exam has been declared on 18th January 2021. The hard copy of the results will be sent by the authority to the registered address of the candidates. It would mainly contain the scorecard (overall score). The scorecard needs to be preserved well until the admission process is accomplished.

Here are the steps to check your XAT 2022 result –

  • Visit the official website – www.xatonline.in.
  • An “Important Notice” will pop up on the screen.
  • Look through it and click on the link “XAT Score Card Click Here”.
  • Enter details like XAT ID, DOB and login in the desired fields.
  • This will then bring up the XAT result.
  • Check your scorecard and click on the link “Download XAT Score Card”.
  • Now, take a printout of the scorecard for future use.

XAT Scorecard 2022

After the declaration of the result, the authority will release the XAT scorecard 2022 on the official website. It can be accessed in the fourth week of January 2022. The scorecard will carry overall as well as individual subject marks.

XAT Cut-off 2022

Various factors determine the XAT cut-off 2022 – difficulty level of the entrance test, the number of seats offered in the programme, the number of test-takers, etc. The cut-off will be declared after the results are out.

XAT Selection Procedure:

The selection procedure comprises two major stages –

  1. Students are shortlisted based on the XAT score and the cut-off of the participating institutes.
  2. Writing Ability Test (Essay Writing or Group Activity or Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview)

The selection process varies from institute to institute. The overall profile of the candidates will be checked and verified.

XAT Preparation Tips for 2022 exams:

  • Be well-versed with the syllabi and exam pattern
  • Prepare an exam-like timetable
  • Practice mock test series and previous years’ sample papers and question papers
  • Follow the best study materials and books
  • Take ample rest and follow a healthy diet

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