PAT 2022: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

Praxis Admission Test 2022 ( PAT )


Exam On: 17 Dec '22

Abhishek Dhawan

Abhishek DhawanSenior Executive – Editorial

Updated on Nov 23, 2022 02:00 IST

PAT 2022 application process is available online. Candidates can register now for PAT exam by visiting the official website, PAT is being conducted for admission to PGP Data Science course on December 17 (as per the revised dates) for January 2023 admission. Candidates with valid GMAT, GRE, or XAT scores are exempted from appearing on the aptitude test. Candidates passing the aptitude test will qualify for the essay writing and personal interview. Read this article further for more information on PAT 2022.

What is Praxis Admission Test or PAT?

PAT or Praxis Admission Test is a university-level entrance examination conducted for PGP Data Science admission at Praxis Business School. The Kolkata campus of Praxis Business School offers a nine month Post Graduate Programme in Data Science. Candidates aspiring to pursue PGP programmes at the Praxis Business School can appear for PAT or other national level entrance tests. Admission to AICTE approved courses such as PGDM at Praxis Business School is based on scores of university-level entrance tests such as  CAT/XAT/GMAT/GRE/CMAT/MAT. PAT question paper is designed to have multiple-choice questions from five sections: Data Analysis, Numerical Ability, Critical Thinking, Verbal Ability and Reasoning Ability. Candidates need to solve 120 questions within a time duration of 120 minutes. Scroll down to know more details about PAT, including the eligibility criteria, admission process, selection process and more.

Latest Updates:

November 21: PAT 2022 exam date revised to December 17

PAT Exam 2022 Highlights

The PAT Exam 2022 important highlights are mentioned in the table below. Check them out:



Exam name


PAT full form

Praxis Admission Test

Conducting body

Praxis Business School

Exam level

University level test for PGP Data Science admission 

Exam Frequency

Twice a year (for January and July admission sessions)

Exam Mode

Online Proctored Mode

Exam Duration

2 Hours

Exam Syllabus

Data Analysis, Numerical Ability, Critical Thinking, Verbal Ability, and Reasoning Ability

Exam Pattern

Test consists of 120 questions of 300 marks



Exam Fees

INR 1,500 for PGPDS 

Course Offered

PGP in Data Science

Exam Helpdesk No.


Exam Website

PAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The space below mentions the eligibility conditions for Praxis Admission Test: 

  1. Candidates should have a bachelor's or a master's degree in any stream from a recognised University or equivalent.
  2. Final year graduation students can also apply provided they submit requisite documents such as a passing certificate or mark-sheet of the final year examination within the stipulated date.
  3. Candidates with CAT/XAT/GMAT/GRE/CMAT/MAT can also apply. Best of the scores will be considered for admission

A candidate will have to submit any of the below scores.

  • CAT
  • XAT
  • GMAT 
  • GRE

Students applying for the two-year PGP in Business Management Program can submit the following test scores in addition to the above

  • CMAT
  • MAT

In addition, the selection of applicants is also dependent on the following criteria-

  1. Academic Performance
  2. Professional Qualifications
  3. Extra-Curricular Activities
  4. Work Experience

The test scores, candidates profile and performance in Essay Writing and Personal interviews are the final determining factors of selection of Candidate.

Read MorePraxis Business School Cutoffs, Eligibility

PAT 2022: Important Dates


Tentative PAT 2022 Dates

Salient Features

PAT 2022 registrations


Registration process is online

PAT 2022 exam




Exam to be held in remote-proctored online mode

PAT Results

To be notified

Candidates will be able to check their results on the official website

Start of PAT Interview Process

To be notified

Shortlisted candidates will be called for the Interview

PAT 2022 Admission Process

The admission process through PAT 2022 consists of an entrance test, essay writing, psychometric test and personal interview. Candidates are selected on the basis of their overall performance in the entrance tests and final selection rounds, academic record and work experience.

STEP 1: PAT 2022 Application Form

PAT 2022 application form is available online on the official website ( Praxis Business School aspirants will have to fill the online application form for PAT 2022 and submit the requisite fee to be able to take PAT 2022. The application fee of INR 1,500 will have to be paid via Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking methods.

STEP 2: PAT 2022 Admit Card

Admit cards are issued to each candidate for PAT 2022 online. The PAT 2022 admit card is a mandatory document to be furnished at the time of taking the test in online proctored mode from the candidates' home. It will consist of candidates' photographs and instructions for taking the test. Candidates need to preserve their admit cards till the end of the admission process.

STEP 3: PAT 2022

The exam was held in an online mode for a duration of three hours. As per the PAT 2022 exam pattern, there are as many as 120 questions from five sections. Candidates have to solve questions on Data Analysis, Numerical Ability, Critical Thinking, Verbal Ability and Reasoning Ability.

STEP 4: PAT 2022 Result

PAT 2022 result is expected to be declared two days after the exam. The scorecard can be accessed online on the official website. Candidates will be required to use their login credentials to check their scores. They will also be notified about their shortlist status.

Also Read: PAT Exam Result

STEP 5: Essay Writing, Psychometric Test and Interview

Candidates who would secure the qualifying score of PAT 2022 will be invited for the final round of the admission process which includes, essay writing, psychometric test and interview. Admission will be offered only to those who shall have succeeded in all the rounds.

PAT 2022 will be conducted in the online proctored mode wherein candidates will be able to take the test from their homes. The change in the mode of the test was done in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be continued for 2022 as well.

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FAQs on PAT 2022 Exam

Q: What is the PAT 2022 exam?

A: Praxis Admission Test or PAT is an entrance examination conducted nationwide by the Praxis Business School. Through this entrance test, candidates will be shortlisted for 2-year PGP in Business Management and 1-year PGP in Data Science, Cyber Security, and Data Engineering offered by the B-School.

Q: Is it mandatory to appear for PAT 2022?

A: No, in case of candidates have already appeared for either CAT/XAT/GMAT/GRE/CMAT/MAT exam, they can submit score to seek admission. However, candidates should be able to clear the minimum cut off level of the scores.  

Q: What is the minimum eligibility criteria to appear for PAT 2022?

A: In order to appear for PAT 2022 exam, candidates should be graduates in any discipline from a recognised institute or university. Final year students may also apply. 

Q: What are the selection criteria for PAT 2022?

A: The selection criteria for PAT 2022 are listed below:
  1. Academic Performance
  2. Professional Qualifications
  3. Extra-Curricular Activities
  4. Work Experience

Q: How is the final selection list of PAT 2022 prepared?

A: The initial result is prepared on the basis of scores obtained by candidates in the PAT 2022 exam. However, the final result of PAT 2022 is computed by evaluating candidates' profile, their performance in essay writing and Personal Interview.

Q: What are the test centres of PAT 2022 exam?

A: Although earlier PAT was conducted in 10 cities across India, last year onwards the exam is being conducted in online proctored mode wherein candidates have to take the test from their home.

Q: What is the test duration of PAT 2022 exam?

A: PAT 2022 exam is conducted for 2 hours. The test will contain 100 questions of 300 marks.

Q: What is the test mode of the PAT 2022 exam?

A: PAT 2022 exam is conducted in remote proctored online mode.

Q: What are the important topics of the PAT 2022 syllabus?

A: Topics such as Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Critical Reasoning, Visual Reasoning, Data interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude are the subjects included in the PAT 2022 syllabus.

Q: How many times is PAT 2022 conducted?

A: PAT 2022 exam is conducted twice a year. The exam is considered as a determining factor for candidates to get shortlisted for the PGP courses offered by the University.

Q: What is the admission process through PAT 2022?

A: The admission process through PAT 2022 includes five essential steps that are filling the application form, appearing for the test, clearing it for Essay Writing, Psychometric Test and Interview.

PAT 2022 Contact Information

Contact information:

Kolkata campus:

Praxis Business School
Bakrahat Road, P.O. Rasapunja, Off Thakurpukur Road, Joka,
Kolkata – 700104
+91-33-24980553 / +91-33-24980554

Kolkata city campus:

Praxis Business School
10 D, 3rd Floor, IMS House, Hungerford Street,
Kolkata – 700017
+91-8017059596 / +91-9836877599

Bangalore campus:

Praxis Business School
3rd Floor, Crystal Arcade, No.416, 27th Main, Sector 1 (Agara), Opposite Printo, HSR Layout, Bangalore – 560102
P +91-9902688599

Phone: +91-801-705-9596

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