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What is a Good Score in XAT 2022?

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliUpdated On: January 03, 2022 11:40 am IST | XAT

Knowing what is a good score in XAT 2022 is important as many top colleges accept XAT scores for admission. Read our full detailed analysis to find out the overall and section-wise good scores in XAT 2022.

What is a Good Score in XAT 2021?

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2022 is the entrance exam conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to its management courses. It is one of the most popular MBA Entrance Exams in India with a difficulty level often compared to CAT. Many MBA colleges in India accept XAT scores for admission. Hence, it is necessary for candidates applying for MBA admission through XAT to get a good XAT 2022 score. Candidates who are appearing for the exam may check this article to know what is a good score in XAT 2022 exam. The factors that decide what will be a good score include difficulty level and previous year XAT Cut Offs released by colleges. 

What is a Good Score in XAT 2022?

XAT is a moderate to difficult exam and requires advanced levels of preparation. A good score in XAT 2022 is the score that will get you a good percentile and clear the XAT cut off required for admission to your chosen college. Hence, a good score in XAT 2022 will depend on which college you are seeking admission to. Based on an analysis of the previous year question papers of XAT and by a careful study of the XAT score vs percentile analysis, we can get an answer to what is a good score in XAT 2022.

Given below is the expected XAT percentile of a candidate based on their exam scores. Note that the GK scores are not used in percentile calculation.

XAT 2022 Overall Score(Out of 75)

Expected XAT 2022 Percentile


90+ percentile


93+ percentile


95+ percentile


99+ percentile

XAT 2022 Cut Offs and Required Score

Colleges release their cut-offs after the declaration of XAT results. Based on the previous year data, we can get an estimate of the percentile required for admission to a college and the corresponding expected XAT 2022 score. A target XAT score can be set by the candidate based on the following data.

Name of the College

Percentile Cut Off

Good Score in XAT 2022

Xavier Institute of Management (XIM), Bhubaneswar

95 percentile


Xavier Labor and Relations Institute(XLRI), Jamshedpur

93 percentile


Institute of Management Technology(IMT), Ghaziabad

90 percentile


Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa

90 percentile


Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai

90 percentile


K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai

85 percentile


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM), New Delhi

80 percentile


Apart from the overall percentile, candidates also have to clear the sectional cutoffs in XAT 2022. Sectional cutoffs are also released along with the overall cutoffs by colleges. Each college specifies its own sectional cutoffs. The cutoffs also vary from course to course.

The table below provides the section cutoffs for the MBA in Human Resource Management course of XLRI Jamshedpur and the minimum score required for the same. Candidates must note that they have to clear the overall cutoff in addition to the sectional cutoffs specified below.


Sectional Cut Off for MBA HR at XLRI Jamshedpur

Sectional Score Required


80 percentile



72 percentile



71 percentile


A lot is involved when it comes to setting targets and deciding a good score in XAT 2022. In order to understand it completely, let us take a look at some of the key influencers of how the XAT score is calculated.

Also Read: XAT 2022 Last-Minute Tips and Exam Day Guidelines- COVID-19 Guidelines, Rules, What to Carry

XAT 2022 Exam Pattern

XAT 2022 is conducted on the following exam pattern.


Name of Section

No. of Questions


Part 1

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning


165 minutes

Decision Making


Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation


Part 2

General Knowledge


15 minutes



180 minutes

Also Read:What to Expect in XAT 2022?

What is XAT 2022 Score?

XAT 2022 Score is the marks awarded to candidates based on their performance in the exam. Calculation of the XAT 2022 Score of a candidate is done as per the questions answered by the candidate and the XAT 2022 Marking Scheme, which is as follows.

XAT 2022 Marking Scheme

Marks Allocated Per Question

+1 mark for every correct answer

Negative Marking

-0.25 marks for every incorrect answer

Marks for Unanswered Question

No negative marking till 8 unanswered questions
Thereafter, -0.10 marks for every unanswered question

For General Knowledge section

No negative marking for GK Section

The raw marks scored by a candidate in XAT is their actual score in the exam. Since XAT is conducted in a single shift, normalization is not employed in this exam. Let us understand how the XAT score is calculated by an example.

Following are the details of a candidate who appeared for XAT 2022. Please note that the GK section is not being considered here.


Number of Questions


Total Questions Answered (T)



Correct Answers (C)


45 x +1 = +45

Incorrect Answers (X)


20 x (-0.25) = -5

Unattempted Questions (U)


(10-8) x (-0.10) = 0.2

Total Score

--45 - 5 - 0.2 = 39.2

The following formula is being used to calculate the XAT 2022 Score of the candidate.

XAT 2022 Score = (C x 1) - (X x 0.25) - { (U - 8) x (0.10) }

What is XAT 2022 Percentile?

XAT 2022 percentile is the percentage of candidates who scored less than a candidate in the XAT 2022 exam. Every candidate gets a XAT percentile based on their rank. A rank is assigned to the candidate based on their merit in the exam. The top-scoring candidate receives the 1st rank and so on. Hence, the XAT 2022 percentile of a candidate will depend on their marks and the marks scored by other candidates in the exam.

Also Read:

XAT 2022: What to Do 1 Week Before Exam

XAT Toppers 2022: List of XAT Toppers, their Score & Percentile

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