X-GMT Syllabus 2023: Download Latest Syllabus PDF

Xavier General Management Aptitude Test 2023 ( X-GMT )

Abhishek Dhawan

Abhishek DhawanSenior Executive – Content

Updated on Sep 1, 2022 23:58 IST

X-GMT syllabus 2023 has been released. XIM University designs the question paper of X-GMT considering four sections. The X-GMT 2023 syllabus outlines the topics and sub-topics for each section of the exam. X-GMT question paper 2023 will have questions from four sections, namely, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Emotional Quotient and General Awareness. This article will provide a detailed syllabus of the X-GMT exam 2023 as well as other related information such as section-wise topics, section-wise distribution of questions and best books for X-GMT preparation.

X-GMT Syllabus 2023: Overview

Space below provides a brief overview of the X-GMT syllabus 2023.

  • The quantitative Aptitude section measures the candidate’s numerical ability, problem-solving skills and mathematical skills
  • Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning ability assess the candidate’s ability to interpret patterns or relationships and the candidate’s knowledge of grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Data Interpretation assesses a person's level of critical ability and interpretation regarding mathematical data from graphs to charts to tables
  • The General Awareness section is aimed at evaluating the candidate’s knowledge of current events
  • Emotional quotient gauges candidate’s emotional intelligence in terms of motivation, empathy and social skills

Section-Wise X-GMT Syllabus 2023

X-GMT 2023 syllabus is designed after compiling topics from four different sections. Space below mentions the section-wise syllabus of XGMT. 

Section 1: Quantitative Aptitude

This section of the X-GMT exam includes the following topics:

Important topics of Quantitative Aptitude Section

Percentages and its applications

Numbers and its applications

Ratio and its applications


Number system

Work and Time


Time, Speed, Distance


Surds & Indices


Geometry and its applications

Section 2: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

This section of X-GMT exam includes the following topics:

Important topics of Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Section

Bar graph


Pie chart


Line graph

Data Sufficiency

Alphanumeric series


Artificial Language

Blood Relations


Cause and Effect



Critical path

Cubes and cuboids



Section 3: Verbal Ability

This section of X-GMT includes the following topics:

Important topics of Verbal Ability Section


Reading Comprehension



Verbal Reasoning


Contextual usage


Sentence correction


One word substitution

Critical Reasoning

Section 4: General Awareness and Emotioncal Quotient

This section of X-GMT includes the following topics:

Important topics of General Awareness  and Emotional Quotient Section

Awards and winners

Government and Politics



Famous Personalities

Current affairs

Important happenings around the World

Static GK

Personality traits

Situational Questions

Reaction success and failure

Leadership positions

Managing emotions

Cultural sensitivity

 X-GMT Syllabus 2023: Section-wise Weightage

Check the table below to know the sectional weightage of the XGMT question paper 2023.

Sections Total Questions Difficulty Level

Quantitative Aptitude



Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning


Moderate to difficult

Data Interpretation



General Awareness and Emotional Quotient


Easy to Moderate

Best Books for X-GMT 2023 Preparation

Check out the table below to know the best books to read for XGMT 2023 exam.

Book Name Author/Publisher

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

R S Aggarwal

How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT

Arun Sharma

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

High School Grammar

Wren & Martin

Logical and Analytical Reasoning

AK Gupta

Compendium General English

BB Jain

A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

R S Aggarwal

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X-GMT 2023 Syllabus FAQs

Q: Which section has the highest weightage in the X-GMT exam?

A: There is no fixed section with the highest weightage. The exam pattern keeps changing every year.

Q: How much time is required to complete the X-GMT syllabus?

A: A candidate can cover the X-GMT syllabus if he/she devotes 4-5 hours daily to X-GMT preparation for a period of three months.

Q: Who prescribes the X-GMT syllabus?

A: X-GMT syllabus is prescribed by Xavier's University, Bhubaneswar.

Q: Is X-GMT tougher than CAT or XAT?

A: No, X-GMT is not tougher than CAT or XAT exam. The X-GMT question paper is of moderate difficulty.

Q: What is the duration of the X-GMT exam?

A: X-GMT exam is conducted for two hours.

Q: Which section in the X-GMT exam is considered toughest?

A: Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning is traditionally considered the toughest section in the X-GMT exam.

Q: In which mode X-GMT 2023 is conducted?

A: X-GMT exam is conducted in computer-based test mode.

Q: How should I prepare for General Awareness Section in the X-GMT exam?

A: Candidates should regularly read newspapers and GK magazines such as Pratiyogita Darpan, Competition Success Review, Manorama Year Book, Lucent GK to keep themselves abreast of the latest events.

Q: Can I refer to NCERT books for Quantitative Aptitude preparation?

A: Yes, candidates can refer to NCERT books of Class 9 and Class 10 for Quant preparation.

Q: What kind of questions are asked in the Data Interpretation section?

A: Under the DI section, candidates will be required to answer data-based questions and the ones based on statements and conclusions.

Q: Is there a sectional time limit for the X-GMT exam?

A: Yes, there is a sectional time limit in the X-GMT exam. Every year, the sectional time limit keeps changing. It varies from 25 minutes to 40 minutes for each section.

Q: Do I need to prepare for the X-GMT exam, if I am already preparing for exams like CAT or XAT?

A: There is no need to prepare for X-GMT separately if you have already prepared for exams such as CAT or XAT.

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