11 Important Instructions for XAT 2017 Exam


  2. Fill in the information required on the answer sheet. Your test may not be evaluated if the required details are not entered on the answer sheet (OMR).
  3. This examination consists of two parts: Part I and Part II. Part I has three sections A, B and C with 26, 23 and 29 questions respectively, i.e. a total of 78 questions. The three sections of Part I are followed by Part II that has 25 questions on General Knowledge followed by an essay. If there is a problem with your test booklet, inform the invigilator/supervisor immediately. You will be provided with a replacement.
  4. Do not seek clarification on any item in the test booklet from the test invigilator or the centre supervisor. Use your best judgment.
  5. The time for completing the three sections and general knowledge is 210 minutes. You are expected to answer THE first three sections in 170 minutes and General Knowledge along with QUESTIONS in 35 minutes. You are expected to maximize scores in each section. General Knowledge marks would only be used at the time of final selection and not for shortlisting candidates for interview/GD.
  6. All questions carry EQUAL marks.  ONE FOURTH OF A MARK may be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  7. Leaving a question UNATTEMPTED may result in a DEDUCTION OF 0.05 MARK. However, this deduction will not be applicable for a MAXIMUM OF 13 UNATTEMPTED QUESTIONS.
  8. Each question has five alternatives. Answer each question by darkening the appropriate bubble against the question number on the answer sheet. For example, if your answer to question number 1 is ‘B’, fully darken the bubble ‘B’ against the question.
  9. All answers are to be marked only on the (OMR) answer sheet. Use the margin in the test booklet for rough work. No other piece of paper is permitted for rough work.
  10. Use only BLUE OR BLACK BALL-POINT PEN for marking answers on the OMR answer sheet. Please do not use gel pens or ink pens.
  11. Failure to follow instructions and examination norms will lead to disqualification.


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