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Important details about the XAT 2019 Exam

Q1 When is the last date to apply for the XAT 2019 exam?
Ans – 30th November 2018

Q2 When will the XAT 2019 exam be held?
Ans – 6th January 2019

Q3 How long is the XAT 2019 exam?
Ans – 3 hours

Q4 How many sections are there in the XAT 2019 exam?
Ans – Four.

1. Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)
2. Decision Making (DM)
3. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)
4. General Knowledge (GK)

Q5 How many questions will be there in the XAT 2019 exam?
Ans – 100 (including 25 for GK)
Although the official numbers have not been declared yet, it is expected that XAT 2019 will have approximately 100 questions.
VA & LR will have 25 questions.
DM will have 22 questions.
Quant will have 28 questions.
GK will have 25 questions.

Q6 Will there be negative marking for wrong questions in the XAT 2019 exam?
Ans – Yes.
Based on past year patterns, it is expected to be 1/4th of the value of the value of the question.

Q7 Will there be negative marking for unattempted questions in the XAT 2019 exam?
Ans – Yes.
Based on past year patterns, it is expected that 0.05 marks will be deducted for every question beyond 12 or 13 unattempted questions.

Q8 Will the marks of General Knowledge section considered for calculating the percentile for XAT 2019 exam?
Ans – No.
Performance in GK section will not be considered for giving out interview calls. It will be considered by XLRI (and XLRI only) for internal evaluation when selecting the candidates.

Q9 Will there be essay writing in the XAT 2019 exam?
Ans – No.
Essay writing used to be a part of the XAT exam till last year. That is no longer the case this year.

Q10 Is there a fixed time allocated per section in the XAT 2019 exam?
Ans – No.
You can allocate as much time as you want to any section in XAT 2019 exam.
You can jump from one section to another section in XAT 2019 exam.
You can solve the paper in any order that you want in XAT 2019 exam.

Q11 Will there be an on-screen calculator in the XAT 2019 exam?
Ans – No.

Q12 Is XAT 2019 exam expected to be tougher than CAT 2018?
Ans – Yes.
Traditionally, XAT has been on the tougher side.
In CAT, you typically need around 40% marks for 95%ile
In XAT, you typically need around 33% marks for 95%ile

Q13 What are the changes in XAT 2019 exam vs XAT 2018 exam?
Ans –
a) There will be no essay writing in XAT 2019 exam. There was essay writing in XAT 2018 exam
b) XAT 2019 will have one part of 3 hours.
XAT 2018 exam had 2 parts –
• 1st part was 3 hours (VA + DM + Quant)
• 2nd part was 0.5 hours (GK + Essay)

Q14 What are the cutoffs for top colleges via XAT 2019 exam?
Ans – 95%ile is normally enough to get a call from XLRI – Business Management course. For other good B-schools / courses, 90%ile is enough. Obviously, the more you score the better are your chances of converting those calls.
There are sectional cutoffs as well for top B-schools, although they are on the lower side. Typically, they are around 25-30% marks.

Q15 What is the importance of Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation in the XAT 2019 exam?
Ans – Very less when compared with CAT and other MBA entrance exams.
Typically, most MBA entrance exams have 33% of the paper dedicated to LRDI. In XAT, it is typically around 15% of the paper.

The first section is called ‘Verbal and Logical Ability’ but the questions that are asked in this section are mainly related to ‘Critical Reasoning’ type of questions. There are no pure LR / DI question in this section.

In the ‘Decision Making’ section, there will be one set of the type of the traditional ‘Logical Reasoning’.

In the ‘Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation’ section, there will be 1 or 2 sets related to Data Interpretation and 1 set related to ‘Logical Reasoning’

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