Approximately 90,000 candidates give XAT exam every year. XAT exam full form is Xavier Aptitude Test which is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to management programs at XLRI and other institutes under Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). Other prominent institutes accepting XAT scores are SP Jain Mumbai, IMT Ghaziabad, Xavier University and many more. After the XAT exam is conducted, candidates are looking for the XAT exam analysis and review so that they can gauge and estimate their performance and cutoff depending on the in-depth XAT exam analysis and review. MBAVilla.com brings you year wise XAT exam analysis and review, which will not only help you after XAT exam but will also help in understanding the XAT exam pattern and types of questions over the year while you are preparing for the XAT Exam.
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Salient features of the XAT Exam
- XAT exam has four sections, namely Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Knowledge. VA RC, Decision Making and Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation comprises of part 1 and is used to calculate the percentile in the XAT exam. Part 2 of the exam is comprised of General Knowledge Section. Marks in the General Knowledge section are not taken into consideration while calculating the XAT score and percentile.
- There is negative marking in the exam which is equal to (1/4th) of the marks allotted to the question. However, there is no negative marking in the General Knowledge Section.
In XAT exam you also get penalized for leaving the question un-attempted, there is a choice of leaving eight questions in the whole examination, but after that, there is a penalty of 0.10 marks per question left un-attempted. For example, if you leave equal to or less than 8 questions, then there is no penalty for the un-attempted question. But if you leave 13 questions in total then you will be penalized (0.10*(13-8))=-0.50. These -0.50 marks will be deducted equally in the 3 sections of part 1. Read more about XAT exam pattern.
- The essay writing section has been removed from XAT 2019 onwards.
- Analyze past 3 years XAT exam analysis and review to understand the pattern and the difficulty level of the XAT exam.
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