Updated as on Aug 20, 2021. XAT 2022 applications open. The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is the management entrance exam conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for xat exam 2022admission to its PGDM program. The XAT score is accepted by about 80+ 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.

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.

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 2022 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.

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).

Facts:

SectionFact
Test Conducting BodyXavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur
Number of MBA colleges under XAT80+
Mode of ExamComputer Based Online Exam
Application ProcessOnline
Application Fee1700
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

Pattern : 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
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation28No Sectional Time Limit
Part 225 Total MCQs15 Minutes
General Knowledge25 
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)100100