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XAT 2022 Cut Off

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XAT Cut Off 2022

XAT 2022 Cut Off: XAT cut off 2022 will be released by the Xavier School of Management or XLRI on its official website after the XAT 2022 results are declared on 31st January 2022. XAT cut off is the minimum marks that are required to be obtained by a candidate in order to be considered for further process in the postgraduate management courses offered by XLRI and other colleges that accept XAT scores. The further process includes group discussion and interview followed by admission to the courses.

XAT 2022 cut off will include category wise cut off and individual sectional cut off. This article will discuss in detail XAT cut off 2022 as well as the XAT previous year cut off.

XAT Cut Off 2022 - Important Dates

XAT 2022 Exam DateJanuary 2, 2022
XAT 2022 Result DateJanuary 31, 2022
XAT 2022 ScorecardJanuary 31 to March 31, 2022
XAT 2022 Cutoff Release DateLast week of January/ First Week of February 2022
XAT 2022 GD/PIFebruary-March 2022

Factors determining XAT 2022 Cut Off

It is to be noted that XAT cut off will be different for the male and female candidates. Also, there will be separate cut off for students with engineering and non-engineering backgrounds. XAT 2022 Cut off is determined by the following factors:

  • Number of applicants for XAT 2022
  • The difficulty level of the XAT 2022 paper
  • Number of seats available
  • Previous year XAT cut off

XAT Previous Year Cut Off

The previous year XAT cut off are as follows:

 XAT 2021 Cut off for BM Programme

SectionsMaleFemaleSC ST

XAT 2021 cut off for HRM programme

Male Engineering80758093
Female Engineering75687490
Male Non-Engineering80757390
Female Non-Engineering75686487

XAT 2021 Cut off for XAT Colleges

 College nameCutoff scoreXAT percentile
Mumbai- SPIJMR32.5-34.593.50-95
Bhubaneswar- XIMB30.5-32.590-93
Goa- GIM27.5-30.585-90
Ghaziabad- IMT30.5-3290-92
Mumbai-KJ Somaiya27.5-30.585-90
Great Lakes Management Institute 26-27.580-85

XAT 2020 cut off for Business Management (BM) programme


XAT 2020 cut off for HRM programme

SectionsMale EngineeringFemale EngineeringMale Non-EngineeringFemale Non-Engineering
QA7570 7065

XAT 2021 Analysis

Logical Reasoning And Verbal Ability

The 2021 XAT result shows that this section had 15 questions to assess comprehension and reading ability and comprised of 6 passages in XAT 2021. While the Grammar and FIB questions were easy, the 2 question poem was of medium difficulty. The jumble questions in 2 paragraphs were also moderately hard. Most well-prepared students attempted 20-26 questions since the time limit of 165 minutes meant questions could be answered in any order and because more than 8 un-attempted questions also meant negative marks.  

Analytical Reasoning And Decision Making

This interesting thing was paper was similar to the previous XAT exam papers in 2020, 2019 and 2018. As no singlet questions were included, the resolving and reading of the questions were much easier. Analytical Reasoning and Mathematical questions were not present, and thus, the time allotted was sufficient for decision making, with the questions being about simple decision situations. 

Data Interpretation And Quantitative Ability

The section quizzing Data Interpretation and involving Quantitative Analysis was much simpler than the papers of the previous years. None of the 9 DI questions and 19 QA questions were too hard. There were a few Algebra and numbers-oriented questions with 7 questions from Arithmetic, providing sufficient time for answering. 

Even assuming a candidate was not very oriented in these subjects, the questions were straightforward. The 3 sets of data interpretation questions too had 9 questions based on logical reasoning, scatter plots, and simple ratio/proportion. The levels not being too hard, a candidate could easily answer about 17 questions in an hour to 70 minutes.

General Knowledge

The difficulty levels did not change for the 25 General Knowledge questions. Most of them were from the static GK questions from areas like Technology, Science, Economy, Geography, etc., and were simple statement based questions. The current GK knowledge was tested using awards, famous personalities and business economy queries. This section was moderately hard, and a score of answering 12 to 14 questions is reasonable for admission to XAT colleges.

Thus the expected cutoff scores for the HRM and BM courses in a reputed college can be expected to be from 93 to 95 for male candidates and 91 to 93 for female candidates. The SC candidates can expect to have a cutoff ranging from 65 to 66, while the ST candidates XAT cut off scores are expected to be around 56 to 61.


The XAT cut off scores are high, and a candidate should practise and prepare well for the XAT-2022 exam. The general knowledge and decision making sections make the XAT Result harder to achieve. Besides, the speed-based exam has negative marking and demands a wide variety of attentiveness, speed and accuracy to get XAT colleges admissions.


How many times does XAT is conducted in a year?

XAT is conducted once a year.

How many stages does the XAT Exam have? +

The XAT Exam will have 3 stages. The first is an online objective test followed by Group Discussion & then Personal Interview.

Is there any negative marking for the online Objective Questions for the XAT Exam? +

In the objective questions, any wrong response will result in a 0.25-point deduction. There is also a negative marking if there are eight unattempted questions in a sequence.

What methods will be used to finalise the XAT merit list? +

XAT Merit List is determined by adding all of the candidates’ scores from all phases of the selection process.

Can a third-year degree student apply for XAT? +

Yes, you can apply for XAT, if you are enrolled in a three-year degree course, and you are in the final year of your course.

How many sections are there in XAT Online Exam? +

XAT Online exam has 4 sections:
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, Analytical Reasoning and Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, General Knowledge

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