XAT or Xavier Aptitude Test Previous Year Question Paper and Answer Key in PDF format are an excellent source to practice real XAT exam questions. XAT Previous Year Question Paper and Answer Key help you to understand the XAT exam pattern over the years. Earlier XAT used to be in the Pen and Paper Mode, but from XAT 2018 onwards it is conducted in Online Mode. From the XAT 2019 onwards essay section of the exam was also removed. XAT exam is divided into two parts: Part 1 and Part 2.
Part 1 of the exam is comprised of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Decision Making & Quantitative Aptitude, and Data Interpretation. Part of the exam consists of General Knowledge Section. Only part 1 of the exam is used to calculate the XAT exam percentile. Part 2 of the exam is used in the further admission process. Each question in part 1 has a marking scheme of +1 marks and -0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect attempt. Also -0.10 marks are deducted per question left un-attempted beyond eight questions i.e. candidates are penalized for leaving beyond eight questions as well. These marks are deducted equally in each of the three sections. Part 2 of the exam has +1 marks per question, and there is no negative marking in part 2 of the exam.

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Download XAT 2018 Question Paper in PDF Format

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XAT 2018 Pattern

XAT 2018 SectionNumber of QuestionsMarks for Correct AnswerNegative MarksTime Duration
Part-174 Total MCQs170 Minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability26+10.25 for incorrect responses and additional -0.05 per question for leaving more than 12 questions un-attemptedNo Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making21+1
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation27+1
Part-225 Total MCQs + 1 Essay35 Minutes
General Knowledge25+1No Negative Marking
Essay Writing1NANA
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)100205 Minutes

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XAT 2019 Pattern

XAT 2019 SectionNumber of QuestionsMarks for Correct AnswerNegative MarksTime Duration
Part-174 Total MCQs165 Minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability26+10.25 for incorrect responses and additional -0.10 per question for leaving more than eight questions un-attemptedNo Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making21+1
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation27+1
Part-225 Total MCQs15 Minutes
General Knowledge25+1No Negative Marking
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)99180 Minutes

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