XAT Answer Key 2024 (Out Now) – Find out how to download XAT 2024 answer key and response sheet here

09 January, 2024
parthiva mewawala

The XAT 2024 exam, India’s second most sought-after management entrance exam after CAT, was conducted on January 7, 2024. 


Following the exam, the highly-anticipated XAT 2024 response sheets have been made live on the official website – xatonline.in – on 11th January 2024. The provisional answer key has also been released along with it, while the final answer key will likely be out by the third week of January 2024. Students can raise objection(s) against the answer key, if any


Both the XAT answer key and response sheets can be downloaded from the official website using the login credentials for XAT. Once downloaded, you can estimate your scores, percentiles, and GDPI calls from potential colleges based on estimated cutoffs.


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XAT Answer Key 2024 key dates


Event Date 
XAT 2024 exam January 07, 2024
XAT response sheet 2024 2nd week of January 2024 
Final XAT Answer Key 2024 date 3rd week of January 2024 
Declaration of XAT 2024 result Last week of January 2024 

XAT response sheet 2024 download process

Candidates can download a PDF version of the XAT response sheet 2024 and the answer key online from the official website in just a few steps: 


  1. Open the XAT 2024 website or copy this link: xatonline.in.
  2. Click on the response sheet tab. 
  3. Enter the user ID and password. 
  4. The answer key and the question paper can be generated by clicking on the respective button.
  5. XAT answer key will be displayed. 
  6. Click on the download icon and save it as PDF. 

Details mentioned on XAT Answer key 

The candidates will find the below information on their XAT Answer key: 

  • Registration ID and name of the candidate. 
  • Section-wise questions on XAT paper. 
  • Candidate’s response to each question. 
  • The correct answer for all the questions.
  • Question’s left unattempted. 

How to calculate the score using the XAT Response sheet answer key? 

Here is the detailed XAT 2024 marking pattern to calculate the raw scores using the XAT answer key and response sheet:

  1. For each correct answer, 1 mark is granted. 
  2. For every incorrect answer from part 1 (Including sections of VARC, DM, QA, and DI), 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  3. For each question not attempted beyond 8 unanswered questions, 0.10 marks will be deducted.
  4. For incorrect answers in part 2 (GK section), no marks will be deducted for wrong answers. 
  5. The essay will only be graded for candidates who are shortlisted for XLRI programs.
  6. The GK section and essay writing section are not part of the score used to generate the percentile.
  7. Add up all your marks using the exam pattern to arrive at the XAT 2024 score. 


XAT 2024 Answer Key: How to raise objections? 

The following steps should be followed by candidates who believe any answer in the key provided by the official authority is incorrect: 


  1. Visit the official website – xatonline.in
  2. Log in using your XAT 2024 ID and password. 
  3. Click on the raise objection tab and enter the details like question paper ID, the question’s selection nature, the part’s name, and remarks. 
  4. Upload the supporting document and pay the required objection-raising fee. 
  5. Click on the Submit tab.


XAT Exam Answer key FAQs 


1. How can I download the official XAT answer key?


The candidates can download the XAT answer key by visiting the official XAT website, clicking the candidate login link, and entering the XAT ID and password. The answer key will appear on the screen, along with all your responses. You can now download it and take a printout of it. 


2. How can I calculate the score using the XAT answer key? 


To calculate the score using the XAT answer key, add one mark for each correct answer from part 1 and subtract 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer from part 1. Additionally, every wrong answer in part 3 will not result in a mark deduction. Also, for every unattempted question over 8 marks, 0.10 marks will be deducted. Use this pattern to add your marks, then convert them to percentile.


3. Is it possible to challenge the XAT answer key? 


Candidates may challenge the XAT answer key within the stipulated time frame, usually 3-4 days following the release of the key.


4. When will XLRI release the XAT 2024 response sheet and the answer key? 


Response sheets and answer keys for XAT 2024 will be available in the second and third weeks of January 2024. XLRI releases the XAT Answer key on its official website, xatonline.in. Additionally, candidates may raise objections through their XAT login credentials. 


5. What is the section-wise question distribution of XAT 2024?


XAT 2024 section-wise question distribution – 26 questions from Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning, 28 questions from Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, 21 questions from Decision Making, 25 questions from General Knowledge, and one essay writing question.