The XAT 2021 exam is scheduled to be held on 3rd Jan 2020, through online mode. The XAT 2021 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.
There are 160+ management institutes which use XAT scores for their admission process. The XAT is a three hours long exam and it is the preliminary step towards applying to XLRI and XAT Associate Institutes. Aspirants applying to XAT Associate Institutes, besides XLRI have to apply separately according to their choice.
The XAT 2021 exam consist of the following sections:
XAT 2021 question paper will be divided into two parts and the exam duration is of 3 hours, i.e. from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
The biggest change in the exam pattern is there will be no essay question but the overall pattern remains the same. Until last year, there was 1 essay question, however, now it has been removed from the test.
Though the number of questions is not yet fixed, but the total number of questions in XAT 2021 is expected to be around 90 to 100 questions. Every question carries 1 mark and each wrong will get a negative marking of 0.25 marks.
XAT 2021 is a computer-based test 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.