How many questions to attempt in XAT 2022 to get a good percentile?

XAT 2022 examinations are scheduled to be conducted on January 2, 2022. Candidates appearing for the XAT examinations can visit the official website to check here the exam pattern, marking scheme and related details here. 

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XLRI conducts Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) every year to grant admission to MBA aspirants in different management courses offered by them. The XAT 2022 will be conducted on January 2, 2022, across the various examination centres.  Students preparing to appear for the XAT 2022 examinations can check below the examination details, exam pattern marking scheme, types of questions in each section, and other details. 

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Scoring 99+ % percentile is not required in XAT…95+ does the job

Since the XAT 2022 exams will be conducted in a couple of weeks students need to get themselves prepared for the same with the help of mock tests and question papers from the previous year.  Candidates appearing for the XAT 2022 exams can check the exam pattern as given below to gain a better understanding of what the XAT question paper is like:

Section Name

No. Of Questions

Negative Marking

Decision Making


+1 marks for every correct answer

Negative 0.25 for every wrong answer

Verbal and Logical Ability


Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI)


General Knowledge


No Negative Marking

The total duration of the exam is 3 hours or 180 minutes.

XAT also considers sectional cutoff so you need to focus on each and every area of the syllabus as being good in English will not save you from the aptitude and scoring good in reasoning cannot compensate for your English score here.

40-45+ marks can be regarded safe to get you 95+ percentile, but, since percentile depends on the test taken it will vary accordingly

Key areas to score maximum percentile in XAT Exam are:

  1. Practice more and more mock tests to increase speed and accuracy as striking the right balance between speed and accuracy is all that matters to score well in XAT
  2. All sections are equally important so clearing sectional cutoff is mandatory
  3. One should practice critical reasoning and reading comprehensions as they can get you more marks.. do not underestimate this area
  4. Geometry, Number system, Probability, and DI is a key to cracking QA and DI section
  5. Prepare for static and current affairs for the past 6 months and revise them so that you can retain them at that very moment

Top 100 General Knowledge Questions for XAT 2022

XAT is entirely different from other top MBA Exams. So make sure to prepare with the appropriate strategy. XAT challenges and questions your logic at each and every level. You will find questions with very close options to make your job more difficult to choose the appropriate answer. If you have a clear mindset and can think logically this is one of the easiest exams to crack.

Attempting 16-18 questions in each section with great accuracy will get you a good percentile in the exam. We hope that these tips will land you up with the finest score in the XAT 2022 attempt that will further help you get admission to XLRI.

Wish you Good Luck for XAT 2022

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