XAT 2013: The Number Of Questions In Exam Revealed

XAT 2013: Number Of Questions Revealed
XLRI Admission Chief Professor Ballabh has announced the number of questions in XAT 2013 examination. He said "The number of questions in XAT 2013 will be between 85 and 95. It won't be less than 85 and not more than 95."


Students just 60 days away from the entrance examination have been focusing on it with strong preparation. Well, this is an important news for aspirants of XAT 2013.

The number of questions in the XAT exam differs every year. As in the previous XAT 2012 had 85 questions, during the past three years (i.e. XAT 2009 to XAT 2011) the number of questions was 101. This is the number of questions will be asked in the Section A or Part1 of the exam paper. This part will have three sections such as Data interpretation and quantitative ability, verbal and logical ability and analytical reasoning and decision making.

XAT 2013 Exam will be conducted over 3 hours and is divided into 2 parts.

  • Part A: Quantitative Ability, English Language Ability and Logical Reasoning and Decision Making in 140 Minutes.
  • Part B: General Awareness in Business, Economics and Politics and Essay Writing in 40 minutes.

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.

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