XAT [Xavier Aptitude Test]

The Xavier Aptitude Test is an all-India test conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) as an entrance exam for admission to the post graduate programs in management courses for Xavier colleges, and now several management institutes all over India use XAT scores in their selection process.

XAT 2017 will be conducted on Sunday January 08, 2017. XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of the XAMI. For more than 60 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. The XAT score is being used by more than 100 institutes for the admission.

Duration: 3 hours 25 minutes
Score validity: 1 year
XAT 2017 Pattern: XAT 2017 will have two parts – Part I and Part II

Part I has three sections A, B and C with 24, 21 and 27 questions respectively, i.e. a total of 72 questions. Part II with 25 GK questions and an essay.

The time for completing Part I and Part II is 210 minutes. You are expected to answer Part I in 170 minutes and Part II in 35 minutes.

All questions carry EQUAL marks. ONE FOURTH OF A MARK may be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Leaving a question UNATTEMPTED may result in a DEDUCTION OF 0.05 MARK. However, this deduction will not apply for a MAXIMUM OF 12 UNATTEMPTED QUESTIONS. The negative marks for UNATTEMPTED QUESTIONS shall be deducted proportionately across the three sections.

Previous years’ Pattern:

Sr. No Sections 2016 2015 2014
1 Verbal and Logical Ability 26 28 28
2 Decision Making 23 23 24
3 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 29 33 31
  Overall 78 84 83
4 General Knowledge 25 30 20

XAT 2017 Answer Key   Official Solutions XAT 2017   Official Solutions XAT 2016   Official Solutions XAT 2015