XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Prior to applying for XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test), the aspirants must be aware of the related eligibility requirements. XAT is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to various management programs in the reputed B-schools of the country. For the coming session, the exam is scheduled for 2 January, 2022. Considered as the second largest MBA entrance exam, XAT offers a tough competition to the top brains of the country. However, the exam's eligibility criteria makes it more open to candidates than any other exam.
This article will shed light on the detailed eligibility conditions of XAT 2022 and similar other information.
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XAT 2022: Basic Eligibility Criteria
XAT is an objective test conducted in computer-based mode. The exam can be taken by candidates of all educational backgrounds. However, you must fulfil certain requirements in order to appear for the exam. Ensure that you meet the following specifications for XAT 2022:
  1. Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent from a recognized authority in any discipline.
  2. Final year students are also eligible to apply for the exam.
  3. Candidates who completed their graduation in 1980s, with a 2-year bachelor's degree, are not eligible. 
  4. There is no minimum aggregate marks criterion for appearing in XAT 2022. 
  5. NRI and Foreign Candidates can also apply on the basis of GMAT (except Dubai and Kathmandu candidates where candidates have an option of diectly appearing for XAT).
  6. There is no restriction on the number of attempts.
  7. There is no upper or lower age limit for XAT 2022.
  8. Candidates with PG degree need to provide their PG percentage in application form instead of graduation percentage.
  9. All backlogs must have been cleared before admission through XAT.
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XLRI Programme-wise Criteria
 Apart from the above-mentioned general criteria, there is a programme-wise eligibility criterion prescribed by XAT-accepting institutes. If you wish to apply for XAT 2022, you must check the eligibility criteria of particular institutes as well as for their programmes. Here, we present an overview of specific eligibility criteria, as per the programmes offered by XLRI:
  1. Human Resource Management
    • Minimum three years of bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute.
    • NRI and foreign candidates can apply through GMAT/XAT.
    • Students in final year of examination can apply if their result will be declared by June 10, 2022.
  2. Business Management
    • Bachelor’s degree of 3 years duration in any stream.
    • NRI and foreign candidates can apply through GMAT/XAT.
    • Students in final year of graduation can apply but result must be declared by June 10, 2022.
  3. General Management programs (PGDM)
    • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized Indian or foreign university with 3 years of duration.
    • Managerial/supervisory experience of 5 years of experience by March 31, 2022.
    • XAT/ GMAT/GRE score will be considered. (GMAT/GRE exam must have been cleared between December 1, 2016 to December 31, 2021.)
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Note that there is no caste-based reservation provisions for XAT and XAMI member institutes. However, the XAT associate institutes and other B-schools may have their own reservation policies for admissions.
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Once you have gone through the eligibility criteria, you can proceed towards XAT 2022 Registration. For more information, you can visit the official XAT website (https://xatonline.in/).
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