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XAT Exam Pattern

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XAT Exam Pattern

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Understanding the exam pattern and syllabus will help the candidates in devising effective preparation strategies. Speed/ Time management is vital in obtaining a good score in any competitive entrance exam and hence, analysis of XAT exam pattern and syllabus is very crucial to be able to complete the exams in the stipulated time.


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XAT Exam Pattern

  • XAT Exam consist of two parts for a duration of 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes duration. Visually impaired candidates with scribe to get an additional 25 minutes only for Part 1.

  • Candidate will be allowed to go to Part 2 in XAT 2019 after completing the time duration of Part 1.

  • Exam Timing: 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

  • The Total Number of Questions for the Exam is: 99 [74 (Part-1) + 25 (Part-2)].

  • Marks for every correct answer: 1.

  • Negative marking for every wrong answer: 0.25.

  • Negative marking for every unattempted question beyond 8 unattempted questions: 0.10.

  • Negative marking does not apply for General Knowledge.


The section wise Number of questions and marks are as below:

There are 3 sections in Part 1 of XAT 2019 exam with a total of 74 questions. The sections are Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (26 questions); Decision Making (21 questions); Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation (27 questions)

Section Number of questions Time Duration
Verbal and Logical Ability 26 165 Minutes

No Sectional limit.
Decision Making 21
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 27
Total 74

Part 2 of XAT 2019 will have time duration of 15 minutes with 25 General Knowledge questions

Section Number of questions Time Duration
General Knowledge 25 15 Minutes