XAT Exam Pattern 2020

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XAT 2020 Exam Pattern

XAT examinations are a nation-wide examination held by the XLRI institutes of management. The exam is mainly for all participating institutions under the XLRI affiliation. The exam will be a computer-based examination in the month of January 2020. The XAT admit card will release from third week of December 2019.

The registration process will start from third week of August 2019 and stretched till the end of the month of November. To be able to qualify for the examination process the candidate should have a graduation degree in any sphere of education.  The scores from the XAT examination will be accepted by XLRI Jamshedpur along with the fellow affiliated institutions as well as other one other 150 business schools that accept XAT scores.

The Exam pattern of XAT is as follows:

Section in XAT 2020 Pattern Number of questions

 Time Duration and Limits

Part-1 74 Total MCQs 165 Minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability area 26 No Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making and reasoning. 21 No Sectional Time Limit
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 27 No Sectional Time Limit
Part-2 25 Total MCQs 15 Minutes
General Knowledge 25
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2) 99

Preparation tips:

  • The exam pattern of XAT keeps changing year after year and hence determining the exact variable of each section is a bit difficult, so students should concentrate on parts they know.
  • Try finishing preparing all the sections covered in the paper in a stipulated time period.
  • Try doing the aptitude and the reasoning areas well.
  • Read papers and books to get a better hold of the language since there are a lot of twisted questions that come your way.
  • Apart from that give a timely revision to each section.
  • Go back to reading the previous papers properly in case you feel that solving mocks will make it easier for you to work on the preparation.
  • Remember that CAT and XAT are relatively different and need different preparation processes in order to get a hang to it.

The above mentioned below is a list of colleges that you need to know in case you are aiming for a college and thus need to prepare accordingly:

  1. Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai
  2. Mount Carmel Institute of Management, Bangalore
  3. Francis Institute of Management and Research (SFIMR), Mumbai
  4. Joseph’s College of Business Administration, Bangalore
  5. Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology, Mangalore
  6. Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
  7. Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
  8. Xavier Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai
  9. Xavier Institute of Management, Jabalpur
  10. XLRI Xavier School of Management, Xavier Institute of Social Service