XAT 2022 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cut-Off, Counselling Process

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XAT 2017 Syllabus

XAT 2022 Syllabus, XAT Aptitude Test


Verbal Ability

English Grammar based questions; English Proficiency; Analogy, Fill in the Blanks, Para jumble, Reading Comprehension


Logical Reasoning

Fact Inference Judgment, Passage Conclusion, Statement Argument


Decision Making

Conditions and Grouping Test; Data Arrangement Test; Complex Arrangement; Decision Making in a situation; Case lets


Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation


Elementary Mathematics; Arithmetic:- Number System, Ratio and Proportion; Additional Topic in Arithmetic:- Problems on Trains, Clock and Calendar, Mixtures and Allegation; Unitary Method; Time and Distance; Commercial Maths; Profit and Loss, Interest; Geometry; Triangles, Circles; Mensuration; Algebra Permutation and Combinations; Sequence And Series; Trigonometry Heights and Distance; Linear Programming; Coordinate Geometry Cartesian Plane and lines; Probability; Case lets, Table Chart; Data Sufficiency.



General Knowledge

Economics, finance, national and international current affairs, Questions based on conventional GK.  Reading of GK books, newspaper, journals will help. 


Essay Writing

Essay writing in XAT is the test of writing skill of an aspirant.

This section will be an essay on any   abstract topic.

Candidate has to write essay on a topic but there can also be choice to choose between 2 topics.


The candidate should write after thinking well which is best possible in 20-25 minutes. The ideal word limit of essay is around 300-400 words.

 Essay will play an important role in the final PI round as questions are based on this essay also.


 XAT 2022 Exam Pattern

Part 1 (Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning): Decision Making; and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation. This part is responsible for calculation of percentile score


Part-2 (GeneralAwareness and Essay Writing)- This section will not be counted at the first stage as it will not be counted for matching percentile score. 


The first 4 sections will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) while Essay Writing is of descriptive nature.


All questions will carry equal marks in XAT 2022.


There will be negative marking with 1/4 of a mark for each wrong answer. Each question will have five alternatives.


Each question has to be answered by darkening the appropriate oval against the question number on the answer sheet. 


Apart from overall cut-off percentile, sectional cut-offs will also be there.


XAT 2022 Answer Key

The answer key of XAT 2022 exam will be released on 10th January, 2023. It can be downloaded from the official site of XAT.  After entering the Registration Number and Date of Birth we can generate answer key.

XAT 2023 Result

XLRI releases XAT result much before the pre-announced date. It is expected that XAT 2023 exam result can be released by January 20 instead of the last week of January 2023. Last year also XAT result was released on January 17, 2022 instead of last week of Jan 2022. After verification of objections on XAT answer key, the XAT result is released by XLRI.


You can download your XAT score card by login to XAT website with your XAT 2023 registration ID and the XAT password after release of XAT result. Shortly after release of XAT result 2023, XLRI will announce XAT cut offs 2023 for shortlisting purpose for different  PGDM programs. Individual messages to shortlisted candidates will also be sent by XLRI.
XAT 2022 Cut-off

Cut-off means the minimum score which is required to be scored to get shortlisted for admissions in institutions. The expected Cut-off for XAT 2022 is:
















XLRI (Global)











XAT 2022 Counselling Process

On the basis of the declaration of result of aggregate scores secured by candidates, the XAT Counselling 2022 will begin via online process. Candidates will be shortlisted for XLRI and XAT participating institutions according to the marks secured by them in the examination and GD PI will be held.

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