XAT is one of the most popular Indian B-School Entrance tests other than CAT. So it is only natural to believe that every CAT-taker would also take the XAT. However, data reveals that about 80 to 90 thousand students take the XAT every year compared to the 2 lakh plus students who register for the CAT every year. This means that every student taking the CAT does not necessarily end up taking the XAT even though XAT scores are accepted by premium institutes like XLRI, SP Jain, XIM- Bhubaneswar along with more than 150 other institutes in India.
New XAT 2018 shall be conducted online this year unlike past years whereby it used to be in pen and paper based format. The XAT 2018 exam shall consist of the following sections: Quantitative Ability, English Language & Logical Reasoning, Decision Making, GK and Essay Writing. The XAT 2018 marking patttern is yet to be announced.
XAT 2017 Structure
This examination consists of two parts: Part I and Part II.
Part I has three sections A, B and C with 24, 21 and 27 questions respectively, i.e. a total of 72 questions.
Note: The names of the 3 sections A, B, C is as per XAT 2017.
The three sections of Part I are followed by Part II with 25 GK questions and an essay.
XAT 2017 Marking Scheme
All questions carry EQUAL marks. ONE FOURTH OF A MARK may be deducted for each incorrect answer. Leaving a question UNATTEMPTED may result in a DEDUCTION OF 0.05 MARK. However, this deduction will not apply for a MAXIMUM OF 12 UNATTEMPTED QUESTIONS. The negative marks for UNATTEMPTED QUESTIONS shall be deducted proportionately across the three sections.
XAT 2018 and XLRI NotificationKnow more
Last date to apply: 30th November 2017
XAT 2018 preparation materialComing soon
XAT mock tests, XAT Decision Making book, GK tests and more!
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The above timings are indicative and are subject to change without notice.