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XAT 2018 Structure, Marking scheme

XLRI on behalf of XAMI shall conduct XAT 2018 test on 7th January 2018.

XAT 2018 Structure and marking pattern

The XAT 2018 exam shall consist of the following sections: Quantitative Ability, English Language & Logical Reasoning, Decision Making, GK and Essay Writing. XAT is yet to announce the break-up of number of questions and marking pattern for 2018. Stay tuned to get latest update about XAT 2018 structure and pattern.

The below information is as per XAT 2017 and for reference purpose only.

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.

  • English Language & Logical Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • Quantitative Ability

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.

  • The questions in the four sections are in the MCQ format with 5 options each.