XAT 2022 Response Key & Answer Key(Released)

XAT has released the response key along with the answer key on their official website.

To get the most accurate XAT 2022 Score (based on your XAT 2022 Response Sheet and official Answer Key), follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Log in to your XAT account- Click here
  • Step 2: Find your response sheet and click 'Ctrl + S' to save it as an html
  • Step 3: Click on 'XAT 2022 Score Calculator' button below.
  • Step 4: Upload your response sheet in order to get your XAT 2022 tentative score on the basis of our answer key.
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XAT 2022 Exam Pattern & Expected Cutoff

XAT is divided into two papers - Paper I and Paper II. Paper-I has 75 questions with a time limit of 165 minutes. Paper-II consists of general knowledge questions (25) and an essay with a time limit of 25 minutes. Therefore, the total time limit for the exam is 190 minutes. 

XAT 2022 Marking Scheme:

For the MCQs, each correct response would be rewarded 1 mark and an incorrect answer would lead to a penalty of 0.25 marks.

If the candidate left the above 8 questions in the XAT Paper, there is a penalty of 0.10 marks for every question after the 8-question mark.



Total Questions

Total Marks

Good Score

Paper - I

Verbal and Logical Ability




Decision Making




Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation





Non-engineer Female: 27, Non-engineer Male: 30, Engineer female:  30, Engineer male: 32-33

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XAT 2022 Exam Pattern: Key Points to Remember

XAT 2022 is one of the most rigorous MBA Entrance Exams and you as a candidate will need to be at your best to clear it. In order to do this you must be in the best frame of mind while attempting the exam which is why we have compiled a list of things you should keep in mind for the exam:

The basic structure of preparing for any MBA Entrance Exam is always similar:

XAT 2022 Accepting Colleges

XAT scores are accepted by more than 160 institutions across the country. A 95 percentile in XAT 2022 can land you in some of the top listed B schools without a second thought. However, there is always tough competition amongst XAT aspirants when it comes to the flagship institution that accepts the XAT score - XLRI Jamshedpur. This college has an intake of 360 candidates for PGDM- Business Management and Human Resources only based on XAT scores and 160 for PGDM- Global Management Program only based on GMAT score. The 11 member institutes of XAMI go for only 1% of the students who appear for the XAT examination. This is why students passing out from such prestigious colleges attract salary packages up to 30 lakhs per annum. The top XAT 2022 score accepting colleges are:

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Out of these XAT 2022 Colleges, the college which is the most sought after is XLRI Jamshedpur. XLRI Jamshedpur uses only the XAT 2022 and the GMAT Exam as the qualifying exams. Overall, there are over 160 colleges that are likely to accept the XAT 2022 Score as the qualifier for their admission processes.

XAT 2022 Cut Off

The XAT 2022 Cut Off is the minimum percentile that a candidate needs to attain in order to get a call from the college they have applied to. While the exact XAT 2022 Cut Off can only be speculated since it depends on several factors such as:

However, the cut off for the top colleges in XAT 2022 has remained relatively constant over the past few years. The cut off for the BM program at XLRI Jamshedpur is likely to remain around 96%ile while the same for the HRM program is likely to stay at around 94%ile. The reason for the difference between the two percentiles is the fact that there are lesser candidates interested in the HRM Program at XLRI Jamshedpur.

However, the official XAT 2022 Cut Off will be declared after the XAT 2022 Result.