What are the changes in Pattern :
The exam will have two parts. The first part will have multiple-choice questions on three sections namely- Data Interpretation & Quantitative Ability, Analytical Reasoning & Decision Making and Verbal & Logical Ability. The time allotted for it is 2:20 hours. The next part will have essay writing and the general awareness section and time stipulated for it is 40 minutes.
The General Awareness Section will have 20 to 30 questions. XLRI is yet to decide on the exact number. Last year, the total number of questions in three sections was 85.
XAT 2013 Candidates Please Note :
It is compulsory for all the students to attempt the second part of the XAT paper which will comprise essay writing and general awareness questions. However, only some B-schools consider scores of essay writing. B-schools such as XIMB and SPJIMR ask for scores of essay writing. SPJIMR even asks for the essay itself in order to judge the thought process and the written communication skills too.
XAT 2013 will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2013. The registration process is going on and the last date to get registered is November 30, 2012.