XAT Exam 2023: XLR Admission & PGDM Placement 2022

Updated as on Aug 10, 2022. XAT 2023 applications open on Aug 10. The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is the management entrance exam conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to its PGDM program.

The XAT score is accepted by about 160+ B-schools of India for admission to its PGDM | PGPX, MBA and other management programs. The most popular management entrance after CAT Exam (conducted by IIMs)  for MBA / PGDM has been the XAT conducted by XLRI. The XAT 2022 will be conducted on January 2, 2022 in 72 cities in India. The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT 2022) admit card will be released on December 22. Candidates who registered for Xavier’s entrance test 2022 can check and download their admit card from the official website

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Xavier Aptitude Test or commonly known as XAT which is a computer-based test, will be conducted for admission for the batch of MBA 2022-24 on January 2, 2022 from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM in a single session in CBT Mode.

SSIM 2023

Conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur it is one of the oldest and second most popular MBA Entrance Exams after CAT (Common Admission Test) conducted by the IIMs. Approx 90,000 candidates fill XAT application forms every year. 

XAT Exam 2023 registration is expected to start from the 2nd week of Aug 2021 (tentatively as per past trends) and continue till end of Nov 2021. The XAT 2022 exam date is generally scheduled for the first Sunday of January. 

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Pattern : XAT is an online computer based test. The aggregate maximum marks in XAT are 100 for 100 questions divided in 4 sections. Each correct answer is awarded +1 mark and each wrong answer will attract the penalty of -0.25 mark.

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Eligibility Criteria

Indian nationals who have a bachelor’s degree or three years duration or equivalent from any recognized college or Institute in any stream are eligible to apply. The applicants who are due to complete their final examination by 10th June 2021 are also eligible to apply. NRI and foreign applicants can apply through the GMAT score (except DUBAI and KATHMANDU wherein the applicants have the option to appear in XAT 2021 examination).


Test Conducting BodyXavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur
Number of MBA colleges under XAT160+
Mode of ExamComputer Based Online Exam
Application ProcessOnline
XAT Full FormXavier Aptitude Test
Cut offs for XLRI93-94
Total No of Questions100
Sectional Division of Test4 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section.
Section which is not counted to prepare merit for shortlistingGK
Exam Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult


XAT is online computer based test. The aggregate maximum marks in XAT are 100 for 100 questions divided in 4 sections. Each correct answer is awarded +1 mark and each wrong answer will attract the penalty of -0.25 mark.

Section in ExamNo of QOverall Time Duration
Part 175 Total MCQs165 Minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability26No Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making21No Sectional Time Limit
QA&DI28No Sectional Time Limit
Part 225 Total MCQs15 Minutes
General Knowledge25 
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)100100

XAT Syllabus

The syllabus is quite similar to CAT, comprises of various topics like Decision Making and Analytical Reasoning, Verbal and logical ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and General Knowledge. There is no fixed syllabus as such for XAT but questions revolve around the above-mentioned topics.

  • Decision Making: Data arrangement text, Condition and grouping test, complex, case lets.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Speed and Distance, Geometry, Statics, Graphs, Tables, Arithmetic, Heights and Distance, etc.
  • Verbal And Logical Ability: Para Jumble, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks with Suitable answer, Critical reasoning, etc.
  • Essay Writing: Essay to be written in Social And Economic Events.
  • General Knowledge: Current Affairs, Sports, Awards, Politics, History, Business, Economics, Nation & States.

XAT 2023 Registration to begin on Aug 10. XLRI Applications

Admit Card

XAT 2023 Admit Card will be issued online around December end, which is to be downloaded from XAT website. Hard copy of Admit Card to be carried in exam centres.

Important Dates:


Registration Start

Aug 10, 2022

Registration Till

Nov 30, 2022
XAT 2022 Registration Fee


XAT Registration Fee (with late fee)

Candidates interested in XLRI programmes

Additional fee of 200 each

Candidates interested in XLRI programmes (with late fee)

Additional fee of 500 each
Exam date

Jan 08, 2023

Final Announcement of Results

3rd Week of Jan 2023

GMAT: XLRI Programme through GMAT. XLRI Online Registration through GMAT – XLRI announces Admission for the following Programmes through GMAT

  • PGDM (Business Management) for Jamshedpur and Delhi NCR campus.
  • PGDM (Human Resource Management)
  • PGDM (General Management)
  • Fellow Programme in Management

The following categories of candidates can also apply through GMAT score obtained during December 01, 2021 and December 31, 2023 for the following XLRI programmes.

PGDM Apply

NRIs interested in applying to BM, HRM and GMP. Indians interested in applying to GMP.

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