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XAT Exam Pattern

XAT Mode: XAT 2019 will be a computer-based test (online)

XAT Duration: 3 hours (180 minutes)

XAT Total Marks: 100 marks

As per the XAT website, the overall pattern for XAT 2019 remains same as last year but there will be no essay, but the remaining 4 sections remain the same as last year.

The exam consist of the following sections:

  • Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)
  • Decision Making (DM)
  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA & DI)
  • General Knowledge (GK)

The distribution of questions across the sections is as specified under:

No. of MCQs
Verbal and Logical Ability
Decision Making
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
General Knowledge
Total questions

XAT Marking Scheme

  • Each question will carry 1 mark
  • For each wrong answer, 1/4th of the total marks allotted to that question will be deducted.
  • There is negative marking of 0.05 marks also involved for unattempted questions as well, beyond 8.