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XAT Exam

XAT Exam or Xavier Aptitude Test Exam is a national-level management entrance exam conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. Apart from XLRI and XAMI members, many B-schools accept XAT scores for admission in their post-graduate management programmes.

The XAT exam is conducted in online mode at various test centres across India. The question paper consists of 100 questions MCQs from Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge.

XAT Exam Pattern - MBAROI

Exam Pattern

XAT Exam Pattern has been updated. Earlier XAT exam consisted of five sections but now four will be there in 2021.

Following are the major updates in XAT Exam Pattern:
  • Total number of sections is 4(four).
  • Total number of questions were increased from 99 to 100.
  • Essay writing is removed.
  • All question will be in MCQ Pattern
  • Correct answer will reward one mark and One fourth negative marking scheme for each wrong answer
  • The GK section is not counted in the overall percentile.
Section in XAT 2021 Exam Pattern Number of questions Overall time duration
Part-1 75 Total MCQs 165 minutes
Verbal and logical ability 26 No sectional time limit
Decision making 21 No sectional time limit
Quantitative ability & data interpretation 28 No sectional time limit
Part-2 25 Total MCQs 15 minutes
General Knowledge 25  
Total questions (Part1 + Part2) 100  
Following are the major updates in XAT Exam Pattern:
  • Question Type: MCQs
  • No sectional time limits
  • Switching between sections is allowed
  • No on screen calculator
Section in XAT 2021 Exam Pattern Number of questions Overall time duration
Verbal ability and logical reasoning 26 No sectional time limit
Decision making 21 No sectional time limit
Quantitative ability & data interpretation 28 No sectional time limit
General Knowledge 25 15 minutes