XAT or Xavier Aptitude Test Previous year Question Papers become handy when you are preparing for the XAT exam conducted for admission to management programs at XLRI Jamshedpur & other institutes under Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). Use the buttons below to download official XAT 2018 question paper in PDF format along with answer key for sections verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge. XAT 2018 official question paper in PDF format is divided into four sections. Four sections are:

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension – 26 Question
  • Decision Making- 21 Question
  • Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation- 27 Questions
  • General Knowledge- 25 Questions
  • Essay –  1 Question

General Knowledge section does not have any negative marking and is not counted while calculating the XAT percentile.

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Download XAT 2018 Question Paper and Answer Key PDF

You can download XAT 2018 Official question paper and answer key in PDF format using the button below. This is the official XAT 2018 Question paper and answer in key in PDF.

XAT 2018 Overview​

XAT-2018 consisted of 2 Parts. Part 1 had sections having 26 (Verbal Ability), 21 (Decision Making), and 27 (Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation) questions (Total 74 questions) which had to be attempted in 170 minutes. Part 2 of XAT 2018 remained the same as XAT-2017with 25 GK questions and one essay-writing question, to be attempted in 35 minutes. XAT 2018 was in the online mode and not pen and paper mode. Few technical glitches were reported at some centers however they were soon resolved.

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

XAT 2018 Cutoff


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