XAT 2023 Live Updates; Exam Review, Question Paper Analysis, Pattern, Answer Key, Cutoffs

XAT 2023 Live Updates; Exam Review, Question Paper Analysis, Pattern, Answer Key, Cutoffs

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XAT 2023 exam was conducted today. Check here XAT exam live updates with review, question paper analysis, answer keys, cut offs and result dates.

XAT 2023 LIVE UPDATES

XAT 2023 LIVE UPDATES

XAT exam 2023, the top MBA entrance exam for XLRI Jamshedpur and other 800 colleges is being held today at 79 cities across India. The test is being held in computer based mode and about 98,000 candidates will be appearing for it.

XAT 2023 exam was of moderate difficulty level. The XAT question paper 2023 had five sections - Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, General Knowledge and Essay Writing. The main focus of candidates should be on Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation as GK scores are not taken into consideration for percentile calculation and the essay is evaluated only if the candidate is shortlisted for GD/PI round of XLRI. Check out XAT 2023 review and question paper analysis here. 

XAT 2023 Essay Writing topics were:

  • Risk Management
  • People with lower IQ make more money
  • Decarbonisation 

XAT is a speed based test and time management is key. Those who have already appeared for CAT 2022, SNAP 2022 and IIFT 2023, will have a practice of speed-based tests. Like CAT, XAT too has sectional time limit and candidates have to stick to that. Once the time is over for a particular section, the screen will automatically move to another section, so candidates need to make sure they solve the required number of questions within the time limit. 

XAT 2023 Question Paper Pattern and Structure

  • All the multiple-choice questions (MCQs) included five options with one correct option.
  • The XAT question paper 2023 had about 105 questions.
  • The XAT 2023 question paper consisted of three parts:

XAT Question Paper 2023

Section

Number of Questions

Part 1 (175 minutes)

 

 

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

(26 questions)

Decision Making

(22 questions)

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

(28 questions)

Part 2 (5 minutes)

Mock Keyboard Testing

-

Part 3 (30 minutes)

General Knowledge

(25 questions)

Essay Writing

Candidates have to choose 1 out of 3 topics. The essay should not exceed 250 words.

 

XAT 2023 EXAM LIVE UPDATES

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  • 9:01 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Watch Video of XAT Test-Takers

    Shiksha team visited a XAT 2023 exam centre to talk to test takers for the XAT exam review. Here's the video:

  • 8:10 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Essay Topics

    There were three Essay Topics in XAT 2023 question paper. Candidates had to attempt 1. The topics were:

    • Risk Management
    • People with lower IQ make more money
    • Decarbonisation 
  • 7:43 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: XLRI Cut Offs

    Given below is the table indicating previous year’s XAT cut offs for GD-PI shortlist for PGDM Human Recourse Management Course:

    Category

    VALR

    DM

    QA

    Overall

    Male (Engineering)

    80

    70

    75

    92

    Female (Engineering)

    80

    70

    64

    90

    Male (Non-Engineering)

    80

    70

    70

    90

    Female (Non-Engineering)

    80

    70

    60

    87

  • 7:37 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: XLRI Cut Offs

    Given below is the table indicating previous year’s XAT cut offs for GD-PI shortlist for PGDM Business Management Course:

    Category

    VALR

    DM

    QA

    Overall

    Male

    75

    72

    80

    93

    Female

    72

    72

    75

    90

  • 7:10 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Live Updates: Student Reactions and Reviews

    Shiksha spoke to some of the XAT 2023 test takers who found the exam to be moderate to high difficulty level. According to XAT review by students, the Verbal and Decision Making sections were easy but Quantitative Aptitude section was tough due to lengthy Data Interpretation section. They felt, XAT 2023 was easier than CAT 2022 but tougher than NMAT 2022, SNAP 2022 and IIFT 2023. 

  • 6:49 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: XAT 2023 Result Date

    XAT 2023 result date as per the official calendar is January 31, but it can be released by January 17-20. In the last few years, the XAT result has been announced around January 17. The XAT scorecard will be released at xatonline website and candidates will be able to download it by using their login credentials.

  • 6:43 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: XAT Cut Offs- Top Colleges

    Given below is the table indicating estimated XAT cut offs for GD-PI shortlist for top MBA colleges.

    XAT colleges

    XAT percentile

    XIMB-Bhubaneswar

    90-93

    SPJIMR-Mumbai

    93.50-95

    IMT-Ghaziabad

    90-92

    GIM-Goa

    85-90

    IRMA-Anand

    80-85

    MICA-Ahmedabad

    80-85

    Great Lakes Institute of Management

    80-85

    LIBA-Chennai

    80-85

    KJ Somaiya-Mumbai

    85-90

  • 6:34 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: XAT Response Sheet and Answer Key Date

    XAT response sheet and answer key 2023 will be released most likely on January 10. The XAT response sheet PDF will be available for download at the official website of XAT 2023. Candidates will be able to download it by using their login credentials.

    The memory based XAT 2023 answer key will be available soon with experts sharing their insights on the same.

  • 6:10 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Question Paper Analysis

    Section-wise number of good attempts for this year, in XAT exam are estimated as below:

    • Quantitative Aptitude- Data Interpretation: 16-18
    • Verbal and Logical Reasoning: 16-18
    • Decision Making: 11
    • General Knowledge: 8-10
  • 5:45 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: XAT Review and Difficulty Level

    The overall difficulty level of XAT 2023 exam was moderate. Section wise difficulty level is given below:

    • Quantitative Aptitude- Data Interpretation: Tough
    • Verbal and Logical Reasoning: Easy
    • Decision Making: Easy to Moderate
    • General Knowledge: Moderate
    • Essay Writing: Moderate
  • 5:30 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Test Ends

    The XAT 2023 examination has concluded. This year, the exam was 20 minutes longer than last year. There were a total of three Essay topics and candidates had to write on one of the topics. The DM, V-LR and QA-DI part was of 175 minutes and the GK and Essay section was of 30 minutes.

  • 5:15 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Last Few Minutes of Test

    XAT 2023 exam will get over in the next 15 minutes. XAT being the second most popular MBA entrance exam after the IIM administered CAT was conducted in afternoon shift for the first time this year. Till last year, the exam was conducted in morning shift, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

  • 5:00 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: MBA Admissions

    XAT 2023 exam score will be used for shortlisting of candidates for the MBA admission rounds. XLRI conducts Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) for selection of candidates for admission. Other XAT participating colleges conduct either GD/PI or WAT/PI for admission. These admission rounds will take place in February and March.

  • 4:30 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: XAT Colleges in 50-70 percentile

    There are many popular MBA colleges which accept XAT score of less than 70 percentile. Some of them are listed below:

    • Apeejay School of Management, Dwarka, New Delhi
    • Fortune Institute of International Business
    • NSB Academy Bangalore
    • Sir Padampat Singhania University Udaipur
    • Jaypee Business School Noida
    • Jaipuria Institute of Management
    • UPES School of Business
    • IMS Ghaziabad
    • RV Institute of Management
    • Vivekanand Business School (VBS), Delhi
    • IES Management College and Research Centre, Mumbai
    • ITM Navi Mumbai: ITM Group of Institutions
  • 4:10 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Top XAT Colleges 70-95 percentile

    Some of the top colleges accepting XAT scores from 70 to 95 percentile are:

    • XLRI Jamshedpur
    • XLRI Delhi
    • XIM University
    • IMT Ghaziabad
    • IMI New Delhi,
    • IMI Kolkata
    • IMI Bhubaneswar
    • IRMA Anand
    • MICAT Ahmedabad
    • BITS Pilani
    • BIMTECH Greater Noida
    • LIBA Chennai
    • Great Lakes Institute of Management
  • 3:51 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: General Knowledge

    XAT General Knowledge section will have 25 questions. Most of the questions are expected to be from current affairs. Topics will include geography, polity, literature and science & technology. Candidates can complete the section in maximum 10 minutes.

  • 3:30 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Verbal and Logical Ability

    XAT Verbal and Logical Ability will have 26 questions. Out of 26, 15 questions are expected to be from Reading Comprehension. The RC passages may include a poem. In XAT 2022, there were two poems in the XAT Verbal and Logical Ability section.

  • 3:10 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

    XAT Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation section will have 28 questions. Last year, a large number of questions can be from Numbers, followed by Algebra and Geometry. In XAT 2023, this section is expected to have similar weightage.

  • 2:40 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Decision Making Topics

    XAT Decision Making section will have 22 questions and all of them would be in the form of a paragraph dealing with business situations and ethical decisions. Candidates need to choose the best possible solution from the five given options.

  • 2:19 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: What After XAT exam?

    XAT 2023 exam score is valid for admission to over 800 B-schools in India, apart from XLRI Jamshedpur and Delhi. Post the exam, XLRI will release the candidate response sheet and answer key.

  • 2:00 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Test Started

    The XAT 2023 exam has started at all the test centres across India. About 90,000 candidates are appearing for the national level MBA entrance exam today.

  • 1:45 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Gates Closing Time

    The XAT exam centre gates will close at 1:50 PM. Candidates have already taken entry into the exam centre. After 1:50 PM no one will be allowed to enter the examination centre.

  • 1:22 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Number of Essay Writing Topics

    There will be three topics for Essay Writing. Candidates will have to choose one topic and write a short essay on it in about 250 word. Candidates must complete the GK section in 10 minutes and dedicate 20 minutes to essay writing.

  • 12:50 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Sectional Time Limit

    This year, the duration of XAT exam has been increased by 20 minutes and a new section has been introduced- Mock Keyboard Testing, which is the Part 2 of the XAT question paper.

    • Part 1 – 75 minutes
    • Part 2 – 5 minutes
    • Part 3 – 30 minutes
  • 12:30 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Reporting Time at the Test Centre

    Candidates have started reaching the XAT test centres. Candidates will be allowed to enter the exam venue after frisking and document verification at the gate.

  • 12:22 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Marking Scheme

    • For every correct attempt 1 mark will be awarded
    • For every incorrect attempt -0.25 marks will be deducted
    • Negative marks will be awarded for every unattempted question after 8 unattempted questions: -0.10 mark
    • There is no negative marking for General Knowledge questions
    • Essay will be evaluated if a candidate is shortlisted for the GD/PI process at XLRI.
    • PwD candidates will get extra time of 20 minutes per hour.
  • 12:01 PM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Number of Test Takers

    This year, XAT has seen a 25 per cent rise in the registrations from last year. A total of 98,242 candidates have applied for the national level entrance exam.

  • 11:40 AM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Dress Code

    • Don’t wear jackets or hoodies with pockets.
    • Don’t wear clothes or accessories having metal.
    • Don’t wear jewellery items.
    • Sweaters and pullovers are allowed.
    • Don’t wear caps, veils and headgears.
    • Don’t wear closed shoes. Open footwear is allowed.
  • 11:25 AM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Don’ts

    • Don’t reach the exam centre after 1:50 PM
    • Don’t carry electronic items to exam centre
    • Don’t carry stationary items like note books, paper etc.
    • Don’t carry bags and valuables to the exam centre.
  • 11:12 AM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Dos

    • Carry two colour copies of XAT 2023 admit card
    • Affix your passport size photo on both copies
    • Carry a blue/black ball point pen for signing the attendance sheet
    • Carry hand sanitizer, face mask and drinking water
    • Follow the dress code
    • Follow the instructions and guidelines announced by test centre staff and invigilator
  • 10:50 AM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Live Updates: Exam Timings

    Check below the XAT exam timings 2023 and make sure to visit your test centre as per reporting time mentioned on your admit card.

    Activity

    Time

    Test Start

    2:00 PM

    Test Ends

    5:30 PM

    Reporting Time

    12:30 PM

    Gate Closing Time

    1:50 PM

  • 10:30 AM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Google Link of Test Centre

    Every candidate’s XAT 2023 admit card has a google link for locating the allotted test centres. Candidates must check their XAT 2023 test centre location and calculate the time required to reach there. Start on time from home to reach the exam centre on time.

  • 10:11 AM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Documents to Carry

    • Two copies of XAT 2023 admit card (colour print out) with a passport size photo affixed.
    • Aadhaar Card/Voter ID Card/PAN Card/Valid college ID Card/Passport/Driving License/Employee ID Card)
    • Name change certificate if the name on XAT 2023 admit card is different from the photo ID card.
    • Duly filled COVID-19 self declaration form
    • Scribe certificate and affidavit for candidates seeking scribe service
    • Medical certificate (in case of any medical condition)

    Also Read: Documents to carry on XAT exam day 2023

  • 9:55 AM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Exam Live Updates: Download Your Admit Card from xatonline.in

    Candidates who still haven't downloaded their XAT 2023 admit card can download it now. They have to reach their test centres by 12:30 PM, so should not delay downloading the admit card anymore. After downloading the XAT admit card, they need to take two colour print outs of the same in A4 size paper. Also, affix a passport size photo on both copies. 

    Link to download XAT 2023 admit card: https://cdn3.digialm.com//EForms/configuredHtml/2076/80713/login.html

    XAT 2023 admit card

    XAT 2023 admit card

     

     

  • 9:48 AM IST8 Jan 2023

    XAT 2023 Live Updates: Exam Today in 79 cities

    XAT exam 2023 to be held today. The exam will be held in the afternoon slot. There is no change in the XAT exam pattern, but the exam duration has been increased by 20 minutes this year. The XAT 2023 question paper is expected to be moderately difficult.

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Prachi Awasthi

a year ago

I attempted 15 verbal ability questions out of 26, Can I get admission in Tier 2 colleges?

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Vipra ShrivastavaSenior Manager - Content

a year ago

Hi Prachi, you can check your admission chances with Shikha XAT Call Predictor: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/xat-college-predictor