[Official] XAT Answer Key 2022 Released: Download PDF, Raise Objection

By Anjali Chowdhury|Updated : January 5th, 2021

Official XAT 2022 Answer Key: XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is a national-level entrance exam conducted every year by XLRI Jamshedpur on behalf of XAMI. XAT Authorities have released the Official Answer Key today on 5th January 2022. Candidates who have appeared for the XAT entrance exam on 2nd January 2022 can check their responses with the answer key provided on the official website. However, the XAT response sheet has been released on 3rd January 2022. XAT 2022 was held in a single slot from 9:30 AM-12:40 PM. XAT 2022 result will be announced on 31st January 2022.

XAT 2022 Answer Key Download PDF


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Steps to Download the XAT 2022 Answer Key

Candidates who have appeared for XAT 2022 can now check the XAT answer key by following the steps given below:

  • Visit the Official Website of XAT 
  • Click on the "Response Sheet" tab on the top right-hand corner 
  • Enter your XAT ID and Date of Birth and hit the "Login" button
  • Candidates can now check the answers along with the individual responses


Steps to Raise Objection in XAT 2022 Answer Key 

As the XAT 2022 answer key has been released by the XAT Authorities the candidates can challenge the answers if they are not satisfied with the answers provided in the answer key. XAT Authorities have not yet mentioned the last date to raise an objection. Candidates can follow the given steps below to raise any objection regarding the XAT 2022 Answer Key.

  • Visit the Official Website of XAT 
  • Click on the "Response Sheet" tab on the top right-hand corner
  • Click on the "Objection Form" button and fill in the details 
  • Once the candidate has filled in the required details such as Section Name, Question ID, Remarks, etc should click on the "SUBMIT" button to submit their objection.
  • Candidates should keep in mind that only one object can be raised at a time.
  • Lastly, objections once submitted cannot be edited.


Important Dates for XAT 2022 

Given below are the important dates for the release of results for XAT 2022.



Exam Date for XAT 2021

2nd January, 2022

Response Sheet Available From

3rd January 2022 

Answer Key

5th January, 2022

Last Date to Raise Objection

Not Released 

Final Results

31st January 2022 

XAT 2022 Score Card

31st January 2022 - 31st March 2022


XAT 2022 Exam Pattern

XAT 2022 has reintroduced the Essay Section. The first part is the same but a new section has been added to the second part i.e the essay section. Given below is the structure of the XAT 2022 exam for your reference.


Number of Questions

Overall Time Duration


75 MCQs



165 Minutes




Decision Making

21 questions

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

26 questions

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

28 questions


26 MCQs




25 Minutes




General Knowledge

25 questions


1 Question


101 questions

190 Minutes


  • For every correct answer the candidate will be awarded +1 marks.
  • For every incorrect answer from  Part-1 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • The candidate can only move to Part-2 of the examination once he/she has completed 165 minutes in Part-1 of the examination
  • There is no negative marking for the General Knowledge section.
  • For every unattempted question after 8 unattempted questions 0.10 mark will be deducted.
  • Essay of the candidate shall be evaluated after the candidate is shortlisted for the interview.
  • PwD candidates will get 20 minutes extra per hour which results in extra time of 55 minutes for Part-1 and 5 minutes for Part-2.
  • PwD candidates can submit their answers at any point of time between 165 minutes and 220 minutes for Part 1 and between 15 to 20 minutes for Part 2. So, a PwD candidate may leave the lab between 180 minutes and 240 minutes depending upon the completion time of the test.

XAT 2022 (2nd January) Important Links:

XAT 2022 Answer Key- Download Pdf


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  • According to the XAT 2022 notification XAT 2022 results will be announced on 31st January 2022.

  • Yes, essay section has been reintroduced in XAT 2022.

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