XAT ExamXavier Aptitude Test

Introduction - XAT

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) which is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, for all aspiring candidates seeking admission to MBA/PGDM courses. Approximately, 90K+ candidates appear for XAT every year and the selected students are granted admission to nearly 600 B-Schools.

  • XAT 2018-19 will be conducted in online mode and the exam is scheduled on 6th January, 2019. And Results will be declared on 31st January, 2019 (Tentative)
  • XAT 2018-19 will be conducted in over 49 cities in India

Exam Highlights: XAT 2018-19

Conducting Authority XLRI Jamshedpur
Exam Type National Level
Mode of Exam Online
Periodicity Once in a year
Score / Percentile Validity One Year
Eligibility Criteria Bachelor’s Degree
Selection Process Written Test, Group Discussion/ Personal Interview
Official Website xlri.ac.in

Important Dates: XAT 2018-19

XAT 2018-19 Exam Event Dates
Application Start Date 20th August, 2018
Last date of Application 30th November, 2018
Last Date of Application (with late fee) 15th December, 2018
Admit Card Download 20th December, 2018
XAT 2019 Exam 6th January, 2019 (10 AM to 1.00 PM)
XAT 2019 official Answer Key 3rd week of January 2019
XAT 2019 Result 31st January, 2019 (Tentative)
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Eligibility Criteria 2018-19

The Eligibility Criteria for XAT:

  1. There is no age limit. However, candidates who did graduation in 1980’s with a 2-year bachelor's degree are not eligible
  2. There are no minimum aggregate marks criteria for appearing in XAT 2018-19
  3. Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration or equivalent from a recognized authority in any discipline
  4. Those appearing in the final year examination of their graduation degree in June 2018 are also eligible to apply for the examination
  5. NRI and Foreign Candidates are also eligible to apply on the basis of the GMAT Scorecard (except Dubai and Kathmandu candidates)

Syllabus 2018-19

Although, there isn't a declared official syllabus, we are putting below the important topics as per the previous year's pattern:

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI):
It includes 16 important topics having a weightage of 27 marks. The difficulty level of this section is always high. An accuracy of 70% is good as loss of a single mark to negative marking is making you lose in percentile.

  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Percentage
  • Functions
  • Mensuration- 2D and 3D
  • Averages and Partnerships
  • Probability
  • Inequalities
  • Algebra Functions
  • Heights & Distance
  • Direction Sense
  • Linear and Quadratic Equations
  • Time, Speed & Distance
  • Tables, Graphs, Pie Charts
  • Trigonometry
  • Profit and Loss etc.
Verbal & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR):
There are 8 important topics and the section can have moderate to high difficulty level. Last year, this section had a moderate difficulty level. About 26 questions are expected this year.
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para Jumble
  • Vocabulary
  • Logical Completion of Idea
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Arguments
Decision Making (DM):
Generally, 20-23 questions come from this section. The data is provided and answers are to be identified on the basis of the same. The data graphs or pie charts can become difficult to comprehend sometimes.
  • Decision Making
  • Semi-Quantitative topics
  • Situational questions
  • Analytical Reasoning
General Knowledge (GK):
Questions come from politics, geography, history, economics and recent trends of the market. The section always has moderate difficulty level as questions are designed from recent changes in any field.
  • Economy
  • Indian Polity and Constitution
  • Business and Corporate GK, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Geography
  • History
  • Science and Technology
  • Current Affairs (last 12 months)
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Sports
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Exam Dates 2018-19

XAT exam for 2018-19 will be conducted in online mode and the exam is scheduled on 6th January, 2019.

Exam Pattern: XAT 2018-19

XAT 2018-19 Exam Pattern
Mode & Duration Online Exam - 3 hrs
Number of Sections Four
Sections Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning, Decision Making, GK
Number of Questions 100 Questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation - 27 Questions
  • Verbal & Logical Ability - 26 Questions
  • General Knowledge - 25 Questions
  • Decision Making - 22 Questions
Marking Scheme Students have a choice of not attempting 8 questions. Beyond this, any un-attempted question will carry the negative mark of 0.05. The negative marks for unattempted questions shall be deducted proportionately across the three sections.

Exam Centers 2018-19

XAT was conducted in 47 cities across India, last year. This year, it is expected to be conducted in around 49 cities.

The Xavier Aptitude Test seems difficult to crack because of its variable exam pattern.

XAT Colleges: 2018-19

  • XAT Score will be accepted by over 150 B-Schools across India, this year
  • There were 156 XAT Participating Institutes in total, last year. The number is expected to rise this year
  • The participating Institutes of XAT can be classified into two broad types: Xavier Associate Management Institutes (XAMI) and non-XAMI. The number of XAMI was 11 and the non-XAMI was 145, last year

Results 2018-19

  • Results for XAT 2018-19 will be officially declared on 31st January, 2019 (Tentative)
  • XAT Scores will be valid for one year only. And XAT Score Card will contain the rank and marks obtained by candidates

CutOffs 2018-19

  • XAT Cut off varies for different programs offered by different institutes. The cutoff for XAT would include the minimum percentile to be scored by each candidate in the exam. On the basis of XAT cut off, candidates will be shortlisted for further Group Discussion/ Personal Interview and Essay writing round
  • The expected minimum XAT Cut off for: HRM course should be 92.55%, Business Management should be 96% and General Management Program (GMP) should be 22 marks & above
  • A candidate’s performance in all selection rounds and his previous academic records, work experience, and overall profile will decide his selection

Contents

Introduction

Exam Trends

Exam Highlights: XAT 2018-19

Important Dates: XAT 2018-19

Eligibility Criteria 2018-19

XAT Syllabus 2018-19

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)

Verbal & Logical Reasoning (VA & LR)

Decision Making (DM)

General Knowledge (GK)

Exam Dates 2018-19

Exam Pattern: XAT 2018-19

Exam Centers 2018-19

XAT Colleges: 2018-19

Results 2018-19

CutOffs 2018-19