XLRI XAT 2022: Know exam pattern and syllabus

XLRI Jamshedpur will conduct XAT 2022 on January 2, 2022. Those who are going to take the XAT entrance test this year can check its exam pattern and syllabus for all the sections here.

XLRI XAT 2022: Know exam pattern and syllabus
himanshu.shekhar | Aug 14, 2021 - 5:34 p.m. IST
Share Via

NEW DELHI- XLRI Jamshedpur will conduct XAT 2022 on January 2 in online mode. XAT registrations started on August 10. XAT application form and all the details pertaining to the XAT exam are available on the official website- xatonline.in. Xavier Aptitude Test which is also known as XAT is a national level entrance exam conducted for admission to MBA/PGDM and other postgraduate programmes offered by XLRI and over 160 top management colleges. Here we provide the XAT syllabus and exam pattern which must be followed by the candidates to prepare well for this entrance exam.
Click here to fill XAT application form 2022

Recommended: Attempt XAT FREE Mock test & Boost your preparation. Click Here

XLRI Jamshedpur provides the exam pattern of XAT on its official website. XAT 2022 will be held in computer-based (online) mode. There will be questions from four sections in the XAT 2022 question paper namely Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, General Knowledge, and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation.

XAT Exam Pattern 2022- Highlights



Number of sections in XAT question paper

Four namely

  • Decision Making

  • Verbal & Logical Ability

  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

  • General Knowledge

Total time duration

180 minutes (3 hours)

Total number of questions in XAT exam


Total marks


XAT exam medium


Type of questions asked in MBA XAT

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

XAT exam mode


XAT Pattern 2022

A total of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs) will be asked in the XAT question paper 2022. Candidates will get a total of 180 minutes to solve the entire XAT exam question paper. There will be no sectional time limit except for the General Knowledge (GK) section which has to be solved in 15 minutes. Check out the sectional break-up of XAT exam pattern

XAT 2022 Exam Pattern- Sectional division

Section name

Total number of questions

Time limit

Paper 1

75 questions

160 minutes

Decision Making


No sectional time limit

Verbal and Logical Ability


Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation


Paper 2

25 questions

15 minutes

General Knowledge



100 questions

180 minutes

XAT Marking Scheme 2022

  • One mark will be awarded for every correct answer

  • 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

  • 0.10 mark will be deducted for more than eight unanswered answer

  • There will be no negative marking in the General Knowledge section

  • General Knowledge marks will not be considered for calculating the XAT score

XAT Syllabus 2022

No specific XAT 2022 syllabus has been released by the XLRI Jamshedpur. However, going by past year trends, XAT syllabus can be devised based on the type of questions asked in the exam and from what all topics. XAT exam syllabus includes important topics from Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge. The XAT syllabus was revised in 2018 when the exam officials removed Essay Writing from the XAT syllabus and thereafter no changes were introduced. Check out section-wise important topics for XAT preparation here.

XAT Section-wise Syllabus 2022

Sections in XAT exam

XAT Important topics

Verbal and Logical Ability

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Analogy

  • Vocabulary

  • Grammar

  • Para Jumble

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Critical Reasoning

Decision Making

  • Conditioning

  • Grouping

  • Complex Arrangement

  • Data Arrangement

  • Assumptions

  • Caselets

  • Premises

  • Conclusions

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

  • Geometry

  • Arithmetic

  • Percentage

  • Mensuration

  • Algebra

  • Surds and Indices

  • Pie Chart

  • Bar Diagram

  • Data Interpretation

  • Table

General Knowledge

  • Economy

  • Science

  • Politics

  • Business

  • Sports

  • World

  • Prize and Awards

  • Constitution of India

  • Government etc

Write to us at news@careers360.com.

Know More About
Download Exam Brochure
Back to top