XAT 2019 NEWS
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Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) was successfully conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur on January 7, 2018. Students who appeared for XAT 2018 can download the answer key from the official website from January 19 onwards. The expected XAT Cut off for HRM course is 92.55%, 96% for Business Management and 22 marks & above for GMP.
Answer key will be available for all sets in PDF format. With the help of answer key, students can calculate their marks and evaluate their performance. Marking scheme help students to calculate probable marks. For correct answers, 1 mark will be assign and for wrong answers, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
Following steps help students to download the XAT answer key:
XAT Paper is divided into two parts i.e. Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 is further divided into three sections i.e. A, B and C. Section A consists of 24 questions, section B comprised of 27 questions and Section C had 21 questions. Questions in part 1 were answered in 170 minutes and Part B questions were to be answered in 35 minutes.
This section focuses on student’s hold on language and implementation. It tests the student’s critical reasoning skills. This section has 4 reading comprehension passages. Questions in this section were of moderate difficulty level. According to the student’s reviews, Para-jumble questions were time-consuming.
The following table shows the types of questions asked in the paper:
|Description||Number of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|Statements- Assumption, Contradiction, Understanding, and Drawing Conclusions||3||Moderate|
This section focuses on student’s ability to analyze the situation by applying their common sense, logic and keen observation. The types of questions asked in this paper are:
|Topic||Number of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|Mathematical + Analytical Reasoning||5||3 – Easy, 2 - Difficult|
This section was toughest. Mostly questions in the paper were of moderate to difficult. So, for clearing this section with good marks, students need a better understanding of concepts.
Following are the type of questions asked in the paper:
|Topic||No. Of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|Data Interpretation - Tables||4||Difficult|
|Data Interpretation - Grids and Histograms||4||Difficult|
|Geometry and Mensuration||4||Moderate-Difficult|
|Time, Speed, Distance, Work||2||Easy-Moderate|
|P and L||1||Easy-Moderate|
Marks scored by the students in GK are not added in the final result and merit list. These scores are used for the student’s final selection. There were 25 questions asked in this section and 35 minutes are allotted to complete this section.
Following are the topics from which questions asked in this section:
|Topics||No. of questions|
|Economy and Business||5|
|Personality and Awards||3|
|Science and Technology||2|
XAT cut off marks are the minimum marks scored by the candidate in order to qualify the exam. After the declaration of examination result, XAT Cut off will be released. On the basis of cut off marks, students will be further shortlisted for Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Essay Writing round.
XAT 2018 cut off will be declared in the first week of February 2018. Cut off will be declared section-wise and institute-wise. Along with the participating institutes, cut off marks will also be declared by various coaching institutes.
|Section||Business Management (BM)||Human Resource Management (HRM)||Global Management Program|
|Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning||79.46||79.67||5 and above|
|Decision Making (DM)||76.84||71.628||5 and above|
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA & DI)||88.7||70.07||6 and above|
|Overall||96||92.55||22 and above|
|Institutes Names||XAT 2018 Cut off|
|XIM Bhubaneswar||95+ percentile|
|LIBA Chennai||90+ percentile|
|XISS Ranchi||85+ percentile|
|XIME Bangalore||80+ percentile|
|XIM Jabalpur||80+ percentile|
|Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM), New Delhi||80+ percentile|
|BIMTECH, Greater Noida||75+ percentile|
|Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa||90+ percentile|
|IFMR, Chennai||85+ percentile|
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