XAT Exam Pattern 2025: Check Latest Marking Scheme, Exam Duration, Total Marks

Xavier Aptitude Test 2025 ( XAT )

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Updated on May 11, 2024 13:25 IST

XAT pattern is prescribed by XLRI Jamshedpur. The XAT 2025 pattern, the exam will have three parts with sectional time-limits. The total time limit will be 210 minutes. 

The first part of the XAT 2025 question paper will comprise Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (175 minutes); the second part will be a 5-minute session of mock keyboard testing and the third part will have GK section along with a short essay topic (30 minutes). 

Each section of XAT 2025 will have 22-27 question in MCQ format (except essay writing), having five options to choose the right answer from. Candidates will have to solve the questions within the given sectional time limit. PwD candidates will get 20 minutes extra in every part. Read all about XAT pattern 2025 below.

Q:   What is the duration of the XAT exam?

A:

XAT exam is held for 3 hours and 30 minutes. There is sectional time-limit in the test. 175 minutes are allotted to Part 1 comprising Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability. Part 2 which is a session of mock keyboard testing is of 5 minutes and 30 minutes are allotted to Part 3 General Knowledge and Essay Writing sections. No bio-break is allowed during the exam. Candidates have to finish the test in the given time limit only. The test screen will move from part 1 to part 2 the moment 175 minutes get over and it will move from part 2 to part 3, the moment 5.30 minutes get over. Candidates must keep saving their entries after every attempt as there is no provision in XAT to go back and review your answers once the time limit for that part is over.

 

 

Q:   Is there any negative marking in the XAT exam?

A:

Yes, the XAT exam has negative marking of -0.25 marks for wrong attempt. Unanswered questions have no negative marking but if there are 8 consecutive unanswered questions, 0.10 marks will be deducted. Thus, the candidates must select questions to solve very carefully in the XAT exam. They should solve only those questions which they know they can solve accurately. The XAT exam has sectional time limit too, so you may not want to waste time on a question that you cannot solve accurately. You stand to lose both time and marks. So be careful in selecting questions in the XAT exam.  The sectional cut off for XAT is usually 80 percent accuracy. Practice a lot of mock tests to develop this skill.

 

 

Q:   How many questions will be there in XAT 2025?

A:

As per the latest XAT exam pattern, there will be 100-105 questions in XAT 2025 in MCQ format.

  • Verbal Ability section of XAT will have 26 questions
  • Decision Making section of XAT will have 22 questions
  • Quantitative Ability section will have 28 questions
  • GK section will have 25 questions

The Essay Writing section will have 3 topics from which candidates will have to choose 1 topic to write.

It is not mandatory to solve all the questions. Candidates should solve only those questions which they can solve correctly as there is negative marking in XAT. During the exam preparation, focus on the chapters from which majority of the questions are added. This will help them in achieving the sectional and overall cut offs are required.

 

Q:   Is there a sectional time limit in XAT?

A:

Yes, there is sectional time limit in XAT. The XAT question paper I divided into three sections – Part 1, Part 2 and Part-3. Candidates have to complete the questions of a given session within the time limit only. Since, XAT is an online test, there will be on screen clock indicating the time and as soon as the time of one section will be over, the screen will automatically move to the next part. Candidates need to ensure that they have answered the required number of questions and saved them within the time limit. Here’s how the XAT question paper is divided as per section and time duration.

Part 1- Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation  (175 minutes)

Part 2-  Mock Keyboard Testing  (5 minutes)

Part 3-  General Knowledge and Essay Writing  (30 minutes)

 

XAT Exam Pattern 2025: Highlights

The XAT pattern was revised two years ago and a mock key board testing and essay writing were added. The time duration was increased from 180 minutes to 210 minutes. In XAT 2025 too, candidates will get 210 minutes to complete the test. Take a look at the key highlights of latest XAT exam pattern.

XAT Exam Structure

XAT Exam Details

Number of sections

5 (Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge and Essay Writing)

XAT time limit

3 hours and 30 minutes (210 minutes)

Number of questions

105

Total marks

105

Number of answer choices

Five

Mode of examination

Online

XAT marking scheme

+1 mark for correct answer

- 0.25 marks for incorrect answer

- 0.10 marks for more than 8 consecutive un-attempted questions

No negative marking in GK section

Also Read: XAT exam analysis

Q:   How many candidates appear for XAT on average?

A:
Xavier Aptitude Test is a very popular Master of Business Administration entrance exam as it is a gateway to about 800 Business-schools in India. About 95,000 students appear for Xavier Aptitude Test every year. Students from diverse fields and academic backgrounds appear for Xavier Aptitude Test to pursue Master of Business Administration courses at top B-Schools in India. In Xavier Aptitude Test 2023, about 98,000 students registered for the Xavier Aptitude Test exam. For more information, you may visit the Shiksha Xavier Aptitude Test exam page. (https://www.shiksha.com/mba/xat-exam). I hope this will help you.
 

Q:   What is the XAT question paper pattern?

A:

XAT question paper is similar to other MBA entrance exams, i.e. it has a limited number of MCQs. Check the table below for th pattern of XAT question paper:

XAT Exam Structure

XAT Exam Details

Mode of examination

Online

XAT sections

Part 1- Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

Part 2- Mock keyboard testing

Part 3- General Knowledge and Essay Writing

Duration of exam

3 hours and 30 minutes

Number of questions

105

Total marks

105

Number of answer choices

Five

XAT marking scheme

1 mark awarded for every correct answer

0.25 marks deducted for every incorrect answer

- 0.10 mark deducted for more than 8 un-attempted consecutive questions

No negative marking in GK section

Candidates must check out previous years' XAT question papers to have an understanding of the paper pattern, topic-wise weightage and types of questions.  These official XAT question papers are available in PDF format for free download. They can download the question paper PDFs for practicing XAT questions.

 

Q:   Which section of XAT 2025 exam paper will have the maximum number of questions?

A:

The Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation section of Xavier Aptitude Test 2025 will have the maximum number of questions that is 28, followed by Verbal and Logical Ability with 26 questions. General Knowledge will have 25 questions while Decision Making will have 22 questions in the Xavier Aptitude Test. XAT Pattern: Decision Making Number of Questions: 22 Total Marks: 22 Verbal and Logical Ability Number of Questions: 26 Total Marks: 26 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Number of Questions: 28 Total Marks: 28 General Knowledge Number of Questions: 25 Total Marks: 25 Essay (250 words) Number of Questions: 1 (students can choose 1 topic from 3 options) Total Marks: To be evaluated upon shortlisting For more details, you may visit the Shiksha Xavier Aptitude Test exam pattern page. (https://www.shiksha.com/mba/xat-exam-pattern). I hope this will help you.

 

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Section Wise XAT 2025 Exam Pattern

XAT question paper has about 105 questions in MCQ format spread over the four main sections. Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation section has the maximum weightage. However, it is not necessary to attempt all the questions. There is an essay writing section, which is evaluated after candidates get shortlisted for PI. Check below section-wise break-up of questions and marks allotted to each section of XAT:

XAT exam pattern

XAT section-wise weightage

XAT Pattern 2025: Sectional Break-Up of Questions

Along with MCQs on Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, there is one essay writing too. Given below is the sectional break-up of XAT 2025 question paper:

XAT Sections Number of Questions Total Marks

Decision Making

22

22

Verbal and Logical Ability

26

26

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

28

28

General Knowledge

25

25

Essay (250 words)

1 (candidates can choose 1 topic from 3 options)

To be evaluated upon shortlisting

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Q:   What is the XAT section wise weightage?

A:

XAT exam is more Quantitative Ability and Verbal and Logical Ability based. Which is why these two sections have more weightage than rest of the section. And between these two, Quantitative Ability has more weightage. In terms of marks too, the Quantitative Ability has maximum weightage, i.e. 28 marks, followed by Verbal and Logical Ability with 26 marks, General Knowledge carries 25 marks and Decision Making carries 22 marks.

XAT Sections

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Decision Making

22

22

Verbal and Logical Ability

26

26

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

28

28

General Knowledge

25

25

Essay Writing

1 (out of 3 options)

To be evaluated at the time of shortlisting

 

Q:   What is the difficulty level of the Quantitative Aptitude questions in XAT?

A:
The difficulty level of the Quantitative Aptitude (QA) section in XAT varies from year to year, but generally, the QA section is considered to be moderately difficult to difficult. The questions in this section are designed to test a candidate's mathematical and analytical skills, and they cover a wide range of topics, including arithmetic, Algebra geometry, Trigonometry Probability and Statistics. The QA section of XAT often includes questions that are complex and require a high level of mathematical proficiency. The questions may be in the form of data interpretation or require candidates to use logical reasoning and critical thinking skills to arrive at the correct answer. To score well in the QA section of XAT it is important to have a strong foundation in mathematics and practice a wide variety of questions from different sources. Candidates should focus on developing their problem-solving and time management skills and work on improving their speed and accuracy in solving QA questions. Overall, the QA section of XAT can be challenging, but with proper preparation and practice, candidates can improve their performance and score well in this section. Please upvote if it was helpful.
 

Q:   What is the weightage of the GK section in the XAT exam?

A:
The General Knowledge section will have 25 questions, each carrying one mark. Students are advised to attempt the General Knowledge section at the end and spare only about 15 minutes to solve it. The sectional time limit allotted to General Knowledge plus Essay Writing is 30 minutes. Students can easily complete the General Knowledge section in 10 minutes. For more information, you may visit the Shiksha Xavier Aptitude Test exam syllabus page. (https://www.shiksha.com/mba/xat-exam-syllabus). I hope this will help you.
 

XAT 2025 Pattern: What is the Marking Scheme?

Although the XAT exam pattern is similar to other MBA entrance exams, marking scheme is slightly different. Check below the key highlights of XAT marking scheme 2025

  • 1 mark is awarded for everycorrect answer
  • 0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer
  • 0.10 marks are deducted for more than 8 consecutive unanswered questions
  • There is no negative marking in General Knowledge section
  • Scores of General Knowledge section are not considered for calculating XAT percentile
  • No marks are allotted to essay
  • The essay will be evaluated at the time of PI shortlisting

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Q:   How is XAT score calculated?

A:

XAT score is calculated on the basis of raw scores obtained a candidate in each section. In the XAT exam, every correct answer carries 1 mark and every incorrect entry carries – 0.25 marks. There is no negative marking for skipping a question. But, in case of eight consecutive unanswered questions, 0.10 marks will be deducted. XAT has about 99 questions on which the score calculation is done. So, for example, if you have got 70 questions correct and 8 questions in correct, then your raw XAT score will be 70 – 1 = 69.

If you have not answered 8 questions consecutively, then your score will be 69- 0.10 =  68.90. This raw score will be further calculated to arrive at XAT percentile. Check here the XAT percentile calculation process: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/articles/xat-score-vs-percentile-how-much-xat-score-will-get-me-99-percentile-blogId-52337

 

Q:   How is the XAT percentile calculated?

A:
The XAT percentile is calculated based on the performance of a candidate relative to all other test-takers who appear for the XAT exam in a particular year. The percentile is a measure of the percentage of test-takers who have scored less than the candidate in the exam. The formula used to calculate the XAT percentile is as follows: Percentile = [ (Number of candidates who scored less than the candidate / Total number of candidates who appeared for the exam) x 100] For example, if a candidate scores 80 marks out of 100 in the XAT exam and 20,000 candidates appear for the exam, and out of those 20,000 candidates, 18,000 candidates score less than the candidate, then the percentile for the candidate would be calculated as follows: Percentile = [ (18,000/20,000) x 100] = 90 Therefore, the XAT percentile for the candidate would be 90. It is important to note that the XAT percentile may vary from year to year depending on the performance of all test-takers in the exam. Additionally, each participating institute may have its own cutoff percentile based on which candidates are shortlisted for the next stage of the admission process.
 

Q:   How can I prepare for XAT 2025 by self study?

A:

If you are planning to prepare for XAT 2025 exam by self study, you need to start early. At least six months before. XAT exam is conducted on the first Sunday of January every year. So, if you start preparing for the XAT  2024 in June or July, you will have good six months to prepare. Make a preparation plan that includes XAT syllabus coverage, problem solving sessions, mock tests and revision. Get hold of best books for XAT. Consult mentors or previous year toppers for selecting the best books for preparation. Join online study groups where you can get the help of mentors and peers for problem solving and clearing of doubts in topics. Work in tough topics first and then move to easier topics.

Solve a large number and variety of XAT mock tests to master the syllabus. You will need to do a rigorous work on XAT mock tests as for candidates who opt for self study, have to rely on practice.

 

XAT Preparation 2025

XAT preparation includes thorough understanding of the exam syllabus, pattern and test structure. Candidates also need to refer to the books recommended by experts and practice XAT mock tests. Read the articles listed below to prepare for XAT 2025:

XAT Exam Preparation Articles

How to prepare for XAT 2024 in 6 months

How to Prepare for XAT exam? Tips from Toppers

How to Prepare for XAT 2024 in 3 months

XAT 2024 preparation: Tips to crack QA-DI

XAT 2024 preparation: Tips to crack Verbal Ability

XAT 2024 preparation: Tips to crack Decision Making

Expert speak: How To Prepare for XAT Exam?

Best Study Material for XAT preparation

How to Prepare for XAT 2024 in 1 Month

XAT Exam: Revision Tips for Last Two Weeks

Free XAT Mock Test by Shiksha

Check out free XAT mock test by Shiksha to know your preparation level. This XAT mock test has been prepared from previous years' XAT questions for optimum practice. 

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XAT_Mock_Test_2 XAT_Mock_Test_2_Solutions

Q:   How many XAT mock tests should I practice?

A:

A candidate should practice at least 35 to 40 XAT mock tests during the entire preparation period. The mock tests should be of different varieties and various difficulty levels. Candidates should ideally start practicing XAT mock tests after completing the syllabus. They should start with easy mock tests, then move to moderate mock tests and then to tough mock tests. The motive should be to score above 98 percentile in the high difficulty level XAT mock test by the time the exam day arrives.

In the last two weeks before the XAT exam, candidates must practice at least five mock tests and analyse their performance. It is most likely that by the end of the exam preparation, candidates will be scoring 98 plus percentile in the mock tests. If that happens, they must be rest assured of surpassing that score in the actual exam.

 

Q:   Is solving XAT question paper helpful in exam preparation?

A:

Yes, solving XAT question paper is of immense help in exam preparation as one can get an idea of the exam pattern, difficulty level of the questions, and learn time management. The XAT question papers of previous years also give you an idea of what type of questions (Reading Comprehension passages and poem) are asked in XAT. In fact, preparation of Decision Making section is totally dependent on XAT question papers. XAT question papers of previous years also act as practice test providing you with the opportunity to master speed and time management.

Candidates must solve previous years’ XAT questions paper of at least last five years, so that they are aware of the latest type of questions especially poem, RC passages and Decision Making passages.

 

Q:   What should be the preparation strategy for the XAT exam?

A:
Preparation strategy for the XAT exam: Xavier Aptitude Test Preparation is the process of covering the entire syllabus of all 4 exam sections: GK, VALR, DM and QADI, to ensure a strategic preparation. 1- Solve the question paper to understand the exam pattern and its difficulty level well. 2- Analyze your strengths and weaknesses properly to answer the questions accurately. 3- Make a XAT Preparation schedule and divide the time for every exam section. 4- Understand XAT Exam Pattern well. I hope this will help you.
 

Changes in XAT Pattern Over the Years

The XAT question paper has not seen many changes in the last eight years, apart from scrapping of the Essay Writing section in 2018 and reintroduction in 2022. Given below is a table comparing the XAT exam pattern and difficulty level of the questions from 2014-2024: 

XAT Exam Year

Total Number of Questions

Section-wise number of questions

Marking Scheme

Level of Difficulty

XAT 2024

100

VARC: 26

DM: 22

QA & DI: 28

GK: 25

Essay: 1 (to be evaluated upon shortlisting)

+1 for each right answer

-0.25 for each wrong answer

-0.10 for more than 8 unanswered questions

Moderate to difficult

XAT 2023

100

VARC: 26

DM: 22

QA & DI: 28

GK: 25

Essay: 1 (to be evaluated upon shortlisting)

+1 for each right answer

-0.25 for each wrong answer

-0.10 for more than 8 unanswered questions

Moderate to difficult

XAT 2022

100

VARC: 26

DM: 21

QA & DI: 28

GK: 25

Essay: 1 (to be evaluated upon shortlisting)

+1 for each right answer

-0.25 for each wrong answer

-0.10 for more than 8 unanswered questions

Moderate to difficult

XAT 2021

100

VARC: 26

DM: 21

QA & DI: 28

GK: 25

+1 for each right answer

-0.25 for each wrong answer

-0.10 for more than 8 unanswered questions

Moderate to difficult

XAT 2020

100

VARC: 26

DM: 21

QA & DI: 28

GK: 25

+1 for each right answer

-0.25 for each wrong answer

-0.10 for more than 8 unanswered questions

Moderate to difficult

XAT 2019

99

VARC: 26

DM: 21

QA & DI: 27

GK: 25

+1 for each right answer

-0.25 for each wrong answer

-0.5 for more than 8 unanswered questions

Moderate to difficult

XAT 2018

97

VARC: 24

DM: 21

QA & DI: 27

GK: 25

One essay topic

+1 for each right answer

-0.25 for each wrong answer;

-0.5 for more than 12 unanswered questions

Moderate to difficult

XAT 2017

97

VARC: 24

DM: 21

QA & DI: 27

GK: 25

One essay topic

+1 for each right answer

-0.25 for each wrong answer;

-0.5 for more than 12 unanswered questions

Moderate to difficult

XAT 2016

103

VARC: 26

DM: 23

QA & DI: 29

GK: 25

One essay topic

+1 for each right answer

-0.25 for each wrong answer;

-0.5 for more than 13 unanswered questions

Moderate to difficult

XAT 2015

114

VARC: 28

DM: 23

QA & DI: 33

GK: 30

One essay topic

+1 for each right answer

-0.25 for each wrong answer

Moderate to difficult

XAT 2014

113

VARC: 28

DM: 24

QA & DI: 31

GK: 30

One essay topic

+1 for each right answer

-0.25 for each wrong answer

Moderate to difficult

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Q:   Is there in any change in XAT exam 2024?

A:

No change has been announced in the XAT exam. The test will be administered just like yesterday. The duration of the exam will be 210 minutes and the questions will be in MCQ format. There will be a total of 100 questions from Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge. There will be one essay based question too. XAT 2024 will have sectional time limit which means candidates will have to complete a section of the test within the given time limit.

Marking scheme is also the same as last year. For each correct answer, candidates will get 1 mark and for each incorrect attempt 0.25 marks will be deducted. The XAT result will be based on number of correct and incorrect entries. The essay will be evaluated for PI selection process only.

 

Q:   Is XAT tough for candidates from non-Engineering background?

A:

Yes, XAT is slightly tougher for candidates with non-Engineering background as the Quantitative Aptitude section is of higher difficulty level. However, they can crack it if they work on the fundamentals of Math and practice questions of all difficulty levels. It will take time but they will be able to crack XAT's quant section if they dedicate extra hours to it. Aspirants can find XAT study material online in various online study groups. Students’ groups on Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. share study material with each other. One can also download MBA exam preparation apps to get relevant and useful study material.

The good part about XAT is that, it has different cut offs for candidates belonging to different academic backgrounds. As part of its commitment to academic diversity, the institute has lower cut offs for candidates from non-engineering background than candidates from engineering background.

 

Q:   Can I give XAT and XGMT both to take admission in XIMB?

A:

XIM University offers various MBA and Master's programs with specific eligibility criteria and admission tests.

1. MBA programs, including Business Management and others, require a bachelor's degree with specific marks and accept scores from exams like XAT, CAT, GMAT, or XGMT.

2. Executive MBA-Business Management requires a bachelor's degree with work experience and similar admission test options.

3. Other post-graduate programs have distinct eligibility criteria.

The last date to apply for most programs is December 8, 2023.

You can apply for multiple programs using a single form and through different admission tests.

Interviews are part of the admission process for shortlisted candidates.

Residences are compulsory for MBA and MMS-BF programs but optional for other post-graduate programs.

XIM University has two campuses near Bhubaneswar.

For specific details, refer to the official Admission Bulletin-2024 on the university website.

The application fee varies based on the number of programme choices and is non-refundable.

You can apply using multiple admission tests, such as XAT and XGMT.

Please visit the official university website for the latest information and application details.

 

FAQs Regarding XAT Exam Pattern 2025

Check here Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to XAT exam pattern:

Q:   Are six months enough to prepare for XAT?

A:

There is no set time limit to prepare for XAT exam, but you need a minimum of six months for preparation. Ideally candidates need to start XAT preparation by April, however, if they start by June or July too, they can complete the syllabus within time and have ample time for practice of sample papers and mock tests. In order to utilize six months that you have for XAT preparation, do the following:

  • Make monthly, weekly and daily time tables to study and don’t deviate from that routine.
  • Start with subjects which you are your weak spots. We suggest start with studying Quantitative Aptitude and English.
  • For Reading Comprehension, read editorials of newspapers and magazines every day. Read fiction, non-fiction, autobiographies, etc. for strengthening English vocabulary and comprehension.
  • Download MBA exam preparation apps on your phone so that you can revise topics, solve reasoning or English puzzles anywhere when you get time.

 

 

Q:   What is the marking scheme of the XAT exam?

A:

XAT is an MCQ based test and all questions carry equal marks. The total marks of the exam is 100 and every question carries 1 mark. Decision Making carries 22 marks, Verbal and Logical Ability carries 26 marks, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation carries 28 marks and General Knowledge carries 25 marks.

There is negative marking too in XAT, that you should be aware of. Check below the marking scheme of XAT.

  • One mark is awarded for each right answer
  • 0.25 marks is deducted for each wrong answer
  • 0.10 marks is deducted for more than eight unanswered consecutive questions
  • There is no negative marking in General Knowledge section
  • Scores of General Knowledge section will not be considered for calculating XAT score 
  • The score of Essay Writing will be taken into consideration at the time of PI shortlisting
 

Q:   Is XAT tougher than CAT?

A:

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) and CAT (Common Admission Test) are both popular management entrance exams in India. Both exams are known for their high level of difficulty and are considered challenging to crack. In terms of difficulty, it is difficult to compare XAT and CAT as both exams have their own unique characteristics.

However, XAT is considered to be more challenging than CAT in certain aspects such as:

1) Exam Pattern: XAT has a more varied exam pattern as compared to CAT. XAT has an additional section of General Knowledge, Essay Writing, and decision-making which requires a different skill set as compared to CAT.

2)Time Management: XAT has a higher number of questions as compared to CAT. And the time allotted for the exam is also relatively less. This makes time management a critical aspect for XAT aspirants.

3) Verbal Ability: XAT has a stronger focus on Verbal Ability as compared to CAT. The Reading Comprehension passages in XAT are usually longer and more complex than CAT. Which makes it more challenging. However, it is important to note that the level of difficulty of these exams varies from year to year, and it ultimately depends on the individuals preparation and skill set.

 

Q:   What is XAT syllabus?

A:

XAT syllabus includes all important topics related to Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge. You can check below subject wise important topics included in the XAT syllabus. Majority of the questions are asked from these topics.

XAT Verbal and Logical Ability syllabus: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Analogy, Antonym/Synonym, Parajumble, Para Completion, Grammar, Critical Reasoning, Series Completion, Fill in the Blanks, etc.

XAT Decision Making syllabus: Data Arrangement, Conditioning, Grouping, Complex Arrangement, Caselets, Assumptions, Premises, Conclusions, etc.

XAT Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation syllabus: Arithmetic, Geometry, Mensuration, Percentage, Surds and Indices, Algebra, Mensuration, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Tables, Data Interpretation, etc.

XAT General Knowledge syllabus: Science, Economy, Business, Politics, Static GK, Sports, Prize and Award, World, Government, Constitution of India, etc.

 

Q:   What is sectional cut off for XAT?

A:

Sectional cut off for XAT refers to the minimum percentile fixed for each section of the exam that candidates have to meet. For example, if the Quantitative Aptitude cut off is 85 percentile for XAT, that means a candidate must have scored 85 percentile or more in the section of XAT to be eligible for group discussion and personal interview shortlisting. Check the below tables for PGDM BM and PGDM HRM for XAT 2023.

XAT Sectional cut offs for PGDM BM

General Engineers

VA

DM

QA

Overall

Males

75

75

85

95

Females

75

75

80

92

General Non-Engineers

VA

DM

QA

Overall

Males

75

75

85

95

Females

75

75

80

92

 

XAT Sectional cut offs for PGDM HRM

General Engineers

VA

DM

QA

Overall

Males

90

75

85

93

Females

90

75

65

91

General Non-Engineers

VA

DM

QA

Overall

Males

90

75

70

90

Females

75

75

60

88

 

 

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Answered 2 weeks ago

Globsyn Business School XAT cutoff 2024 is yet to be released by the school. However, considering the Globsyn Business School XAT cutoff 2023, the percentile was 50 for the General AII India category candidates for the PGDM programme. 

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Rashmi Sinha

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

The table below shows the government top XAT colleges in India along with their total tuition fee:

College Name

Total Tuition Fee

NIT Calicut Admission

INR 4 lakh

Chandragupt Institute of Management Admission

INR 6 Lacs - INR 8 lakh

Tezpur University Admission

INR 63,000

Indian Institute of Forest Management Admission

INR 12 lakh

Calcutta University Admission

INR 33,000

Hope this information proves beneficial for you!

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Tasbiya Khan

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

There are many IIMs in India which are not accepting XAT scores. Some of them are mentioned below along with their NIRF rankings 2023 and total tuition fees:

College NameNIRF Ranking 2023Total Tuition Fee
XLRI Xavier School of Management9INR 24 Lacs - INR 30 lakh
Amity University Noida28INR 6 Lacs - INR 13 lakh
Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai31INR 9 Lacs - INR 11 lakh
GIM33INR 18 lakh
Christ University60INR 5 Lacs - INR 9 lakh

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Tasbiya Khan

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

The table below shows the private top XAT accepting MBA colleges in India along with their total tuition fee:

College Name

Total Tuition Fee

XLRI Xavier School of Management Admission

INR 24 Lacs – INR 30 lakh

Amity University Noida Admission

INR 6 Lacs – INR 13 lakh

LPU Admission

INR 8 Lacs – INR 10 lakh

Great Lakes Institute of Management Admission

INR 9 Lacs – INR 11 lakh

GIM Admission

INR 18 lakh

Hope this answered your query!

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Tasbiya Khan

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

The general eligibility criteria to get MBA admission to XAT colleges in India are listed below:

  • Candidates should have a bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline from a recognised university or institution with a minimum of 50% aggregate.
  • MBA colleges in India consider scores f

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Tasbiya Khan

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

Refer to the table below for a detailed overview of the top MBA colleges accepting XAT score in India along with their average placement package and the prominent recruiters:

College Name

Annual Average Package

Top Recruiters

XLRI Xavier School of Management Placements

INR 28 LPA – INR 30 LPA

HCL, HUL, PwC, Reliance, Tata Steel, etc.

Amity University, Noida Placements

INR 6 LPA

Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Deloitte, Flipkart, Adobe, Accenture, etc.

LPU Placements

INR 6 LPA

Infosys, L&T, Amazon, HCL, IBM, TCS,  ICICI Bank, etc.

Great Lakes Institute of Management Placements

INR 11 LPA

Accenture, Deloitte, Cognizant, Deloitte, Infosys, etc.

GIM - Goa Institute of Management Placements

INR 11 LPA - INR 15 LPA

Cognizant, Accenture, HCL, TCS, Amazon, etc.

READ MORE: MBA Syllabus

Hope this information proves helpful for you!

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Tasbiya Khan

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

Hi, to determine the worth of joining MBA colleges accepting XAT score in India, you need to go through its ROI. Listed below are some of the colleges along with their total tuition fees and average placement package:

College Name

Total Tuition Fee

Annual Average Package

XLRI Xavier School of Management MBA

INR 24 Lacs – INR 30 lakh

INR 28 LPA – INR 30 LPA

Amity University, Noida MBA

INR 6 Lacs – INR 13 lakh

INR 6 LPA

LPU MBA

INR 8 Lacs – INR 10 lakh

INR 6 LPA

Great Lakes Institute of Management MBA

INR 9 Lacs – INR 11 lakh

INR 11 LPA

GIM - Goa Institute of Management MBA

INR 18 lakh

INR 11 LPA - INR 15 LPA

READ MORE: MBA Courses

Hope this answered your query!

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Tasbiya Khan

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

Hi, XLRI emerged to be the No. 1 MBA college accepting XAT score in India. Listed below are some of the other colleges along with their NIRF rankings from 2021 to 2023:

College Name

NIRF 2021

NIRF 2022

NIRF 2023

XLRI

8

8

9

Amity University, Noida

29

28

28

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

24

31

31

LPU

37

34

32

GIM

35

36

33

IMI, Delhi

26

30

34

TAPMI

32

38

42

Jaipuria Noida

59

51

47

Hope this information proves beneficial for you!

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Tasbiya Khan

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

About 1,000+ top MBA colleges are accepting XAT scores in India. Among these,  754 colleges are privately owned, 62 colleges are owned by public/government organisations and public-private entities own 6 MBA colleges. XAT is the main entrance exam in the best MBA colleges in IndiaXLRI Xavier Scho

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Tasbiya Khan

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

No, you can not join the Interanational Management Institute (IMI bhubaneswar) without the XAT exam for MBA . The XAT is conducted by XLRI, and is one of the exams which is for Indian students must clear to get admission to IMI Bhubaneswar. 

Foreign students must apply by clearing the GMAT exam.

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Vishwa Gami

Contributor-Level 7

1075 Institutes accepting XAT

PGDM in Human Resource Management
  • 4.7

    Placements

    4.8

    Infrastructure

    4.8

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.5

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.8

    Value for Money

    4.4

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (18)
  • |
  • Total Fees: ₹ 28.60 Lakh
  • |
  • 2 years
  • |
  • Full Time
PGDM in Big Data Analytics
  • 4.5

    Placements

    4.5

    Infrastructure

    4.7

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.4

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.8

    Value for Money

    4.2

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (19)
  • |
  • Total Fees: ₹ 20.54 Lakh
  • |
  • 2 years
  • |
  • Full Time
Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM)
  • 4.3

    Placements

    4.0

    Infrastructure

    4.6

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    4.7

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.5

    Value for Money

    3.8

    Learning Experience

    0.0

    Course Support

    0.0
    (46)
  • |
  • Total Fees: ₹ 11.20 Lakh
  • |
  • 1 years
  • |
  • Full Time
MBA in Agriculture and Food Business
  • Total Fees: ₹ 6.00 Lakh
  • |
  • 2 years
  • |
  • Full Time

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