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XAT Examination Pattern

Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT is an objective type multiple choice exam. The test duration is of 3 hours. The XAT exam pattern is dynamic as the conducting body does not follow a strict pattern every year. There are some changes in the question paper almost every year.

XAT 2015 is a paper-pencil based test, comprises of 2 papers.

The XAT 2015 is expected to come up with some change. The exam will be divided into 2 papers, objective and subjective. The total duration of the examination will be 3 hours.

Paper I: It will be objective in nature. Comprises of objective, multiple choice question, containing 3 sections. Verbal ability, decision making and quantitative aptitude and general awareness are the section covered here. The Paper I will have a duration of 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Paper II: It will be subjective in nature, comprising of essay writing questions. The duration will be 20 minutes.

Number of questions in XAT 2015

Though the number of questions is not fixed, the total number of questions in XAT 2015 is expected to be around 80 to 90. The general awareness section will have 20 questions.

XAT 2014 had a total number of 103 questions. Out of which 20 questions were asked in the general awareness section. Verbal ability, decision making and quantitative aptitude has 83 questions.

XAT examination marking scheme

Every question carries 1 mark and each wrong will get a negative marking of 0.25 marks.

XAT is a pen and paper exam and is considered to be one of the toughest B-School entrance exams to crack. The candidates appearing for XAT need to focus on questions related to general awareness and should have strong skills in decision making. Good writing are required to write essay along with solving objective type questions.