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XAT 2022

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on June 10, 2021

The basic eligibility criteria of XAT 2022 which is scheduled to be conducted in January 2022 require candidates to have qualified in their graduation i.e. they must possess a bachelor's degree in any field. One of the most important aspects of XAT Eligibility Criteria is that there is no minimum required marks percentage while applying for XAT 2022 while other exams keep it to a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in order to be eligible for taking the examination.

In other words, we can say that XAT Eligibility Criteria is the simplest amongst the other National Level Management Entrance examinations.

It must be noted that the eligibility criteria for XAT 2022 have seen no changes over the past few years. The conducting authority of XAT 2022 i.e. XLRI Jamshedpur does not seem to bring changes in XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria either.

  • While applying for the examination, the aspirants usually miss out on two important topics. One of the two topics is XAT Exam Eligibility and the other one is XAT Exam Pattern.
  • Having understood the XAT Eligibility will help you apply for and appear in the examination and XAT Exam Pattern will help you score well.

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XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must understand the eligibility criteria as per the guidelines defined by XLRI Jamshedpur. They would be allowed to take the examination only if they qualify the minimum educational qualification defined by the XAT 2021 conducting authorities.

  • NRI and Foreign candidates willing to take the examination can apply through their valid GMAT Scores.

Detailed Description of XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria:

No Minimum/Maximum Age Limit:

  • One of the eligibility criteria for taking XAT 2022 is that there is “No Age Bar” to appear in the examination.
  • Some of the examinations prescribe minimum or maximum age to apply for the examination while XLRI has set no such limitations.
  • Candidates belonging to any age group and are eligible can apply for the examination.

No Minimum Qualifying Marks:

As per the information received on the official website of XAT i.e. xatonline.in, holding a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years of duration is the only requirement to appear for the examination. XAT 2022 does not define minimum qualifying marks to be eligible for the exam.

XAT 2022 Eligibility and XLRI Eligibility

  • There is no difference in XAT 2022 Eligibility and XLRI Eligibility i.e. candidates willing to pursue their career in the filed of Management from XLRI Jamshedpur are eligible if they fulfill the eligibility criteria of XAT 2022. In other MBA exams such as CAT, the eligibility criteria of for taking the examination vary from the eligibility criteria for taking examination to the Indian Institutes of Management.
  • Alike XAT 2022 Eligibility, XLRI Eligibility does not impose any minimum marks restriction during the admission procedure.

Final Year Students Applying for XAT 2022

  • As it is already mentioned that the students in final year of their graduation can also apply for XAT 2022.
  • These students are required to have completed their graduation by 10th June 2022.

In case students of Final Year are not able to represent their bachelor's degree at the time of admission, they will be given admission to the program provisionally.

  • Besides, if the student submits a certificate stating that he/she has fulfilled all the requirements to obtain a bachelor's degree, the students will be admitted to the institute.
  • It must be noted that the certificated must be issued by the Principal or Registrar of the College or Institute the students is pursuing its degree from.

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The table given below depicts the eligibility criteria of XAT 2022:

Parameters of Qualification

XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

XAT 2022 Qualification

Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years of duration

Final year students can also apply for the XAT 2022

XAT Maximum Age

There is no bar to age of candidates

For Admission to XLRI Jamshedpur

Score of XAT 2022 along with other Qualification Parameters

Other Requirements of XAT 2022

A Valid Email ID and a working contact number

How to Check XAT 2022 Eligibility in One Go?

One of the most important questions asked by students is how to check if they are eligible for the exam or not. Students applying for XAT 2022 would be advised to abide by the below mentioned points to make sure if they are eligible to apply for XAT 2022 or not:

  1. No minimum/ maximum age limitations have been imposed.
  2. Applying candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in any field of minimum 3 years of graduation.
  3. Candidates with professional degrees such as CA/CS/ICWA are also eligible to apply for XAT 2022.
  4. Final year students can also apply for XAT 2022.
  5. XAT 2022 Marks scored by the candidates would be calculated based on the requirements defined by the preferred University of Institution.
  6. Fulfilling XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria does not mean that the student will be shortlisted by the preferred institutes or other business schools. It is important to qualify the examination to become eligible for Admission.
  7. The candidates applying through XAT admission procedure must ensure that they possess a valid email id and a phone number throughout the procedure. This mandate has been issued by XLRI to ensure authenticity of students applying for XAT 2022.

Eligibility for XAT

It is necessary to possess a bachelor's degree of at least 3 years of duration or equivalent in any specialization. Candidates in their final year of graduation will also be considered eligible for admission. All Indian candidates can appear in XAT exam while NRI and foreign candidates will be required to possess GMAT score in order to apply.

Eligibility for XLRI Programs

Human Resource Management (HRM) and Business Management (BM)

Eligibility Criteria – Candidates appearing for the exam must possess a bachelor's degree of at least 3 years of duration or equivalent in any field. Candidates in their final year of graduation will also be considered eligible for admission.

  • All Indian candidates can appear in XAT exam while NRI and foreign candidates will be required to possess GMAT score in order to apply.

Program Fee – INR 11.80 LPA

(there would be extra charges for mess and hostel expenses)

General Management (GM)

Eligibility Criteria - Candidates appearing for the exam must possess a bachelor's degree of at least 3 years of duration or equivalent in any field in India or abroad. They must be employed in a full-time job, possess at least 5 years of managerial experience in any organization of repute in the public, private or non-governmental sector after having completed their graduation.

  • Interested candidates can apply through either XAT or GMAT Score.

Program Fee – INR 20.95 LPA

XLRI Selection Criteria

Human Resource Management (HRM) and Business Management (BM)

Step 1 – Registration for XAT 2022 through XAT/GMAT

  • Indian candidates can register through XAT Exam
  • Foreign and NRI candidates can register through XAT Score
  • Foreign and NRI candidates can register through GMAT Score

Step 2 – Shortlisting Candidates

The names of candidates applying through XAT and GMAT will be shortlisted by 31st January 2022 (tentative).

Step 3 – Interview Process

The interview procedure of HRM and BM candidates through XAT and GMAT will be scheduled during February and March 2022 in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, and Jamshedpur.

General Management (GM)

Candidates can apply for multiple programs. Those applying for multiple shows can be invited to multiple interviews and group discussions. The selection criteria for different programs may differ depending on the type of program. The XAT written test has several components and you need to maximize your performance on each of these components. In its pursuit of academic excellence, XLRI actively encourages students from diverse backgrounds. they can take into account academic skills and relevant work experience. In addition to performance in face-to-face interviews and group discussions, XLRI also takes into account XAT performance, relevant work experience, academic skills, extra-curricular activities, etc., when compiling the final list. As they are out of the country, the monthly interviews would be conducted online. via the Internet only for the General Management Program (GMP).

Step 1 – Registration for XAT 2022 through XAT/GMAT

  • Indian candidates can register through XAT Exam
  • Foreign and NRI candidates can register through XAT Score
  • Indian candidates applying only for GMP through GMAT
  • Foreign and NRI candidates can apply for one or more programs through GMAT

Step 2 - Shortlisting Candidates

The names of candidates applying through XAT and GMAT will be shortlisted by 31st January 2022 (tentative).

Step 3 – Interview Process

The interview procedure of GMP candidates through XAT and GMAT will be scheduled during February and March 2022 in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, and Jamshedpur.

GMP interviews can be held over G-talk/Skype for candidates applying from abroad. Candidates will be required to send an email to admis@xlri.ac.in in order to schedule their interview online after the result is declared.

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FAQs related to XAT

Q-1

How many times XAT Exam is conducted in a year?


XAT Exam is conducted once a year that too on the first Sunday of January month. XAT Exam 2022 is expected to be conducted on 2nd January 2022.
Q-2

When will XAT Exam 2022 dates will be announced?


XLRI Jamshedpur which the conducting authority of XAT Exam is expected to announce XAT 2022 Exam dates and schedule during the second week of September month. The notification will be released on the official website of the institute.
Q-3

When will XLRI Jamshedpur announce XAT Exam 2022 Result?


The result of the exam will be announced during the last week of January month. After the result is declared, the shortlisted candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds.
Q-4

How many times can one take XAT Exam?


XAT Exam is conducted once a year, so the possibility of taking it in a particular year is only once a year. Besides, there is no restriction on number of attempts.
Q-5

How many students appear for XAT Exam per year?


There are almost 95000 students who appear for the exam every year. Students from any academic background can appear for the exam to pursue their career in the field of management.
Q-6

Is XAT Exam tougher than CAT Exam?


It is noticed that both the exams have almost the same difficulty level but the difficulty level of these two exams is higher than the other MBA entrance exams. The presence of additional two sections i.e. Decision Making, and General Knowledge has made the exam tougher than CAT Exam.
Q-7

How much time is required to prepare for XAT Exam?


The ideal time required to prepare for XAT Exam is from six to nine months. Candidates appearing the exam will be advised to make their own plan and strategy to prepare for the examination. Doing this, they will be able to figure out their strengths and weaknesses.
Q-8

Is there any sectional time limit in XAT 2022?


Yes, there is sectional time limit for each section to be attempted in XAT Exam. Part 1 of the question paper needs to be completed in 165 minutes while the second part of the paper has 15 minutes to complete it.
Q-9

Is there an access to the on-screen calculator while I take XAT Exam?


Yes, the candidates will be able to use an on-screen calculator. Candidates will also be provided with rough sheets for calculations.

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