XAT 2022: XLRI announces exam dates; Registration to begin soon

XAT 2022 exam to be held on January 2. Application form to be released soon. Check all XAT important dates, eligibility criteria, paper pattern, and more on this MBA entrance exam here.

XAT 2022: XLRI announces exam dates; Registration to begin soon
Himanshu Shekhar | Jul 29, 2021 - 7:54 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI- Xavier School of Management (XLRI) has announced the XAT 2022 dates. The XAT notification 2022 and schedule have been released in online mode on the official website- xatonline.in. XAT exam date 2022 is January 2, 2022. The XAT application form release date has not been announced yet. However, XLRI is expected to begin with the XAT registration 2022 soon. The last date to fill the XAT 2022 application form is November 30, 2021.

XAT Registration 2022 Started: Apply Here

Candidates having a Bachelor's degree in any discipline are eligible to apply for the XAT exam. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) will be conducted as a computer-based test (CBT) for admission to MBA/PGDM and other postgraduate management programmes offered by 160+ MBA colleges of the country.


XAT 2022: Important Dates


XAT Dates 2022

Last date to register for XAT 2022

November 30, 2021

Availability of XAT 2022 admit card

December 20, 2021

XAT exam date 2022

January 2, 2021

GRE score validity

Taken from December 1, 2016 to December 31, 2021

XAT Eligibility Criteria 2022

  • Candidates should have completed their graduation in any discipline with a minimum of three years of duration from any recognized university.

  • Those who are in the final year of graduation and wishing to appear for XAT 2022 are also eligible.

  • There is no age bar set by XLRI to appear for XAT 2022.

XAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Going by past year trends, the total number of questions that will be asked in XAT 2022 is 100. The questions will be multiple choice based. All the questions will be asked from Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision making, Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge. The total time duration will be 180 minutes with no sectional time limit except the General Knowledge section which has to be solved in 15 minutes.

Expected XAT exam pattern 2022

Section name

Total number of questions

Time limit

Paper 1

75 questions

165 minutes

Verbal & Logical Ability


No sectional time limit

Decision Making


Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation


Paper 2

25 questions

General Knowledge


15 minutes



180 minutes (3 hours)

XAT Marking Scheme 2022

  • One mark will be awarded for every correct response.

  • 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

  • No negative marking for the GK section.

  • The General Knowledge section will not be considered for calculating the XAT score.

  • 0.10 mark will be deducted for more than 8 consecutive unanswered questions

XAT Registration 2022

XAT application form 2022 is expected to be released soon. XAT 2022 registration last date is November 30, 2021. Candidates can follow the below steps to register for XAT 2022.

Step 1- In order to fill the application form of XAT 2022, candidates will have to create the login credentials.

Step 2- Fill XAT 2022 application form by entering required details and uploading of requisite documents.

Step 3- Pay the application fee for XAT 2022.

Step 4- Take a printout of XAT application form for future reference.

XAT Application Fee

Last year, the XAT application fee amount was Rs. 1750. The fee is expected to remain this year as well.

About XAT 2022

For more than 70 years, XLRI has been conducting Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) on behalf of XAMI. XAT is a national-level MBA entrance test held annually for admission to management programmes at XLRI and other top B-schools of India - Loyola Institute of Business Management, Chennai, St. Joseph’s Institute of Management, IMT Ghaziabad, GIM Goa, SPJIMR Mumbai, TAPMI Manipal, XIMB Bhubaneswar, FORE School of Management, New Delhi etc.

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