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XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 09 Mar, 2021 16:14

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XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams conducted nationally for aspirants who wish to do MBA and PGDM courses from reputed B-School of India. Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpurconducts this examination every year. Interested candidates can apply for XAT 2022 through its official website. But before applying for it, candidates are recommended to know the XAT eligibility criteria 2022. It is important for candidates to know the detailed eligibility criteria of XAT 2022 as it will help them to know whether they can apply for the entrance exam or not. Checking the XAT eligibility criteria 2022 must be the first step towards applying for XAT. After checking eligibility norms candidates must check how to apply details and procedures. XAT 2022 eligibility criteria has remained the same over the years. No changes in the XAT eligibility criteria 2022 has been reported so far by the concerned authority.

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The XAT eligibility criteria 2022 mainly defines the age limit, required educational background, nationality, reservation policy, etc. As far as XAT is concerned there is no age limit for the aspirants. Candidates with results awaited or final year of graduation can also apply for XAT 2022. Check out more details related to the XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria given below.

XAT 2022 Exam Dates

XAT 2022 official dates will be released by XLRI along with the notification for the exam. A tentative timetable for XAT 2022 can be checked below.



XAT 2022 Notification Release

1st week of September 2021

XAT 2022 Application Starts

2nd week of September 2021

XAT 2022 Application Closes

1st week of December 2021

XAT 2022 Exam Date

1st week of January 2022

XAT 2022 Result

3rd week of January 2022

XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria - Highlights

  • Candidates should have done their bachelor's degree of a minimum of 3 years duration from any recognized university or institute.

  • Those candidates who will complete their final year examination by the stipulated deadline may also appear for XAT 2022 exam.

  • Only Indian, Dubai and Kathmandu candidates can apply directly for XAT Exam 2022. While NRI and Foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score.

  • There is no minimum percentage in Bachelor's Degree required for the XAT Exam 2022.

  • There is no age limit prescribed to appear in the XAT 2022 exam.

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XAT 2022 Educational Qualification

The minimum educational qualification required to be eligible for XAT 2022 is a bachelor's degree of a minimum of 3 years in duration. Candidates from any stream who meet this criterion can apply for this exam. Additionally, the bachelor's degree must have been issued by a recognized university or institute.

XAT 2022 Minimum Percentage Criteria

There is no minimum percentage specified for candidates to apply for XAT 2022. Candidates can apply for XAT 2022 if they have a passing score in the qualifying course are satisfy all of the other conditions mandatory to be eligible for XAT 2022.

Procedure to Convert Grades into Percentage for XAT 2022

Since there is no minimum percentage criteria for XAT 2022, candidates whose mark sheets are in grades instead of percentages do not have to follow any additional steps to convert the same. However, the college opted for by the candidate may have specific requirements regarding the percentage score of the candidate. In such cases, candidates must follow the procedure specified by their college for converting grades into marks. Generally, colleges accept the process specified by the candidate's qualifying university for the same.

XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria for Final Year Students

Candidates who are studying in the final year of their degree courses or are awaiting their final year results are also eligible to apply for XAT 2022. Such candidates can be granted provisional admission through XAT 2022. However, such candidates will be required to provide their educational certificates and mark sheets before the commencement of the programme or meet any other criteria specified by their chosen college.

XAT 2022 Age Limit

XLRI has not specified any upper age limit for XAT 2022. Candidates of all ages are eligible to fill the XAT 2022 Application Form provided that they satisfy all of the other eligibility criteria.

XAT 2022 Reservation Policy

XAT 2022 does not have a caste-based reservation policy for any candidates. SC, ST, OBC, PwD and EWS candidates applying for XAT 2022 have to apply for unreserved seats in XLRI colleges. However, other colleges accepting XAT 2022 Scores may specify or follow their own reservation policy. Candidates must confirm the college details before applying.

XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria for General/ NC-OBC/ SC/ ST/ PwD Category Candidates

XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria for all category is the same as that of XAT 2022 General Eligibility Criteria. No separate eligibility criteria or provision for relaxation has been provided in XAT 2022 for candidates belonging to NC-OBC, SC, ST, PwD or any other category.

XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria for NRIs and Foreign Candidates

NRI and Foreign students who wish to take admission to XLRI must apply through their GMAT scores. Candidates must note that the candidate must have appeared for GMAT between December 1, 2019, and December 31, 2021, for their score to be considered valid. Additionally, NRI and Foreign candidates will have to register for XAT 2022 as well but they will not be required to appear for the exam.

XAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria for XLRI Courses

After appearing for XAT 2022, candidates have the option to apply for admission to 11 member colleges of XLRI. Let’s check out the course-wise eligibility criteria and determining factors required for the programmes offered by XLRI.

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

  • Candidates interested in taking admission in BM and HRM must have a valid XAT scorecard along with a 3-year Bachelor's degree from any recognised university or institutes.

  • Candidates with a Bachelor degree in a management course will be a plus point at the time of the Selection Process of XAT 2022.

  • Candidates who are completing their final exams by June 10, 2022, are also eligible to apply.

  • The total number of seats offered by XLRI in these two programmes are 180 each.

General Management Programme (GMP)

  • GMP candidates should have a Bachelor degree in India or 5 years of managerial/ supervisory experiences.

  • Candidates can apply through either XAT 2022 or GMAT score.

  • 180 seats in the one-year GMP programme is available for aspirants.

XAT 2022 Campus Eligibility - XLRI Jamshedpur VS XLRI Delhi VS XIMB Odisha

Given below is a comparison of the campus-wise eligibility criteria for XAT 2022.

XLRI Jamshedpur

XLRI Delhi

XIMB Bhubaneswar


  • Min. 3 years recognized bachelor's degree or equivalent.

  • Indian candidates can apply through XAT. NRI/ Foreign Candidates can apply through GMAT or XAT.


  • Min. 3 years recognized bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Min. 5 years of managerial/ supervisory experience by March 31, 2022.

MBA  - Business Management

  • Min. 3-years recognized bachelor's degree or equivalent in any stream.

  • 55% aggregate marks in the qualifying course.

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FAQs about XAT Eligibility

Is XAT 2021 eligibility criteria same for all the courses offered at XLRI?

No, there will be different eligibility criteria for XAT 2021 depending on the course opted for by the candidate.

Will the eligibility criteria of XAT 2021 remain the same for all categories?

Yes, the eligibility criteria of XAT 2021 will remain the same for all categories.

How can I check the eligibility criteria of XAT 2021?

You can check the eligibility criteria of XAT 2021 from the official website of XA. The eligibility criteria will be updated along with the exam notifications.

Can NRI candidates apply for XAT?

No, NRI candidates will be allowed for admission to XLRI on the basis of GMAT scores.

What is the minimum qualifying marks for XAT 2021?

There are no minimum qualifying marks for XAT 2021. Any candidate who has completed bachelor degree may apply for XAT 2021.

What is the difference between eligibility criteria of XAT and XLRI?

No, the general eligibility criteria is the same for XLRI and XAT. Candidates must have scored good marks in XAT to get admission at XLRI.

Can a final year candidate apply for XAT 2021?

Yes, he can apply for XAT 2021. Besides this, those who are waiting for the result may also apply for XAT 2021.

What is the minimum age limit to apply for XAT 2021?

There is no age limit to apply for XAT 2021.

What is the eligibility criteria for XAT 2021?

Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree examination from any recognized institution to be eligible for XAT 2021.

Who can apply for XAT 2021?

Candidates who have satisfied the eligibility criteria of XAT 2021 may apply for the entrance exam. They can check the eligibility criteria from the official website of the exam.

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