XAT Syllabus 2022: Important Topics, Download Section Wise Syllabus PDF

XAT Syllabus 2022: Important Topics, Download Section Wise Syllabus PDF

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Aug 11, 2021XAT 2022 Registration date extended! Check Xavier Aptitude Test Exam Dates, XAT Notification, Syllabus, Pattern, and other important details about XAT 2022
XAT 2022 Registration date extended! Check Xavier Aptitude Test Exam Dates, XAT Notification, Syllabus, Pattern, and other important details about XAT 2022
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XAT Syllabus 2022 PDF

Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI) has not officially announced any XAT Syllabus 2022. The XLRI is going to conduct the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) on January 02, 2022, to provide admissions to candidates who want to get into a management program. XAT Syllabus is no different from the other management exams. The XAT syllabus is divided into sections. XAT Exam 2022 sections include verbal and logical ability, decision making, quantitative ability, analytical reasoning, data interpretation, and general knowledge. XAT is a computer-based objective test. We have discussed the detailed syllabus of XAT 2022

Yearly Modification of XAT Syllabus 2022

XAT Syllabus is not notified by the conducting body. The syllabus is based on last year's exams, changes introduced over time. Our expert faculty have anticipated the changes in the exam pattern and the detailed syllabus. The XLRI has introduced some changes in the XAT Syllabus every year. The exam pattern of the XAT Exam has been continuously evolving for the last few years. Moreover, the total number of questions in the exam has also been reduced. The detailed essay writing test of 3 marks questions that were present until 2018 has also been removed. The focus is now on the syllabus of the first three segments of the exam. 

XAT 2022 Syllabus PDF


XAT Subject-Wise Syllabus 2022

Our XAT exam experts prescribe the XAT subject-wise syllabus 2022 based on various sections of the XAT Exam 2022. The four sections of the XAT Exam 2022 are:

  1. General Knowledge (GK)
  2. Decision Making (DM)
  3. Quantitative ability and data interpretation (QA and DI)
  4. Verbal and logical ability (VA and LR)

XAT Syllabus 2022 for Decision Making

In this section, the candidates' skill will be tested on decision-making. XAT Decision Making syllabus includes the following as per the past trends

  • Numerical and Situation caselets
  • HR decision making
  • Appropriate Decision

Note: Past Trends (Decision Making): 

  • XAT 2021 – 7 situations (21 questions)
  • XAT 2020 – 7 situations (21 questions)
  • XAT 2019 – 7 situations (21 questions)
  • XAT 2018 – 8 situations ( 21 questions)

XAT Syllabus 2022 for Verbal and Logical Reasoning

In this section, the applicants will be analyzed for their logical thinking, verbal/ reasoning ability. The XAT syllabus for the Verbal & Logical Reasoning section has been given below.

XAT Verbal and Logical Ability Syllabus (As Per Past Trends)

Sentence Correction

Error Identification

Critical Reasoning

Para Jumbles

Fill in the Blanks


Sentence Completion

Word Usage


Reading Comprehension


Contextual Vocabulary

XAT Syllabus 2022 for Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

XAT Quantitative Ability syllabus 2022 consists of various concepts from Algebra, Arithmetic, Modern Maths, Mensuration, Geometry, Trignometry, among others. XAT Syllabus 2022 for DI is also mentioned below. 

XAT Syllabus for QA & DI (As per Past Trends)


Pie Charts

Line Graph

Bar Diagrams

Progression (AP GP HP)


Mixtures and Alligations


Surds and Indices

Permutation and Combination


Binomial Theorem


Profit and Loss


SI and CI

Quadratic Equations

Ratio and Proportion

Linear Equations


Number System

Time and Work

Venn Diagrams


Speed Distance Time


Functions & Graphs

Coordinate Geometry

XAT Syllabus 2022 for General Knowledge

In this section, the candidate’s general knowledge shall be tested. The XAT syllabus 2022, for this section, includes the following topics

XAT GK Syllabus 2022 (As per past trends)



National Affairs

Conventional GK

Constitution of India

International Affairs

Books and Authors

Capitals and Currencies

Company Profiles and Logos

Business and Economy

Who’s Who

Elementary Science

Key Points in MBA XAT Syllabus 2022

  • The XAT exam has only four sections now. 
  • There is no descriptive type of questions.   
  • Every question of the exam will be an MCQ, hence being well acquainted with all corners of the XAT Syllabus 2022 is of paramount importance. 
  • The General Knowledge section does not have any specifically prescribed syllabus 
  • You can practice fully solved previous year question papers, sample papers, and model papers from BYJU'S Exam Prep’s website and App for efficiently covering the syllabus and effective XAT Exam 2022 preparation. 

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Neeraj MishraNeeraj MishraMember since Sep 2015
Working Experience of more than 6 years in the Education Industry. Previously worked in Pagalguy, Career Power (Bankers Adda). Expert in Gk - Current Affairs & Banking & Financial Awareness. His email address is neeraj@gradeup.co.
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  • Yes, you have to be up to date with all the latest news. This helps you to score better in the general knowledge section. Reading newspapers and news related magazines regularly will help you prepare well. 

  • Scatter plots are included in the Quantitative ability and data interpretation. 

  • Since there is no officially prescribed syllabus, XLRI does not release any sample paper. But, the candidates can check the fully solved previous year question papers on BYJU'S Exam Prep’s website and APP to prepare well. 

  • Decision making is a major part of management skills. So, the candidates who want to join this course should be good at making decisions during critical situations.

  • The General Awareness section has 25 question of 25 marks.