XAT 2017: The Pattern of XAT Exam

All you Management students must be really used to all the various entrance examinations you have to go through! The XAT 2017 (Xavier Aptitude Test) is one of them and lets get you started with it! The XAT is an all-India test conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). XAT helps students like you for admission to the post graduate programs in management courses of a number of management institutes all over India. The test helps you in securing admission in over 100 B-Schools all over India. The exams will be held in different states of India and in two states outside India for foreign students.

XAT 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Now as you know what the exam is all about lets first help you ensure if you can give the exams or not as per critera. Do go through it carefully to avoid misunderstandings!

  • Those of you who are graduates from a standard university are allowed to give XAT.
  • The XAT individuals should not score more than 50% total or equivalent CGPA to appear for the examination like many other MBA entrance exams.
  • Those of you who are in final year can also appear for the examination, if they submit your final year marks within the fixed time frame by the B-schools, which is June, 2016.

XAT 2017 Paper Pattern

Knowledge of the paper pattern helps you relax a bit so here goes! The format of XAT 2017 Exam Pattern would paper based aptitude test. This is to ensure that students from all back ground at par who are familiar or not familiar with computers can also be able to give the exam. The candidates who are from privileged background do not get any advantage from other who don’t have much access to computers. So the pattern is pretty straightforward and fair!

Section No of question Duration
Decision making 25 140 min
Verbal and Logic Ability 30
Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation 36
Essay & General awareness 35 min
  • ¼  of  negative marking for each wrong answer


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