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 2018 is a paper-pencil based test, comprises of 2 papers.
The XAT 2018 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 sections 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 2018
Though the number of questions is not fixed, the total number of questions in XAT 2018 is expected to be around 80 to 90. The general awareness section will have 20 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.