Candidates taking the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) on January 8, 2017 should remember the following points.
- Unattempted questions may result in negative marking. If aspirants leave more than 12 questions, it may result in a deduction of 0.05 mark per questions. The negative marks for such questions will be deducted proportionately across part 1.
- XAT paper will consist of two parts, where part I has three sections, and part II has essay, and general knowledge questions.
- Candidates will get 210 minutes (three and half hours) to complete the exam. They can finish part I in roughly 170 minutes, and part II in the remaining time.
- Both the parts contain a cumulative of 97 questions, where they all carry equal marks, and each incorrect answer will cost the candidate one-fourth mark.
- XAT aspirants must also remember they won’t be getting a scribble pad or any other piece of paper for rough work. They must use the margin in the test booklet for rough work.
- Like, all other competitive exams, candidates must not use a gel or an ink pen. They must use only blue or black ball point pen for marking answers on the OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) sheet.