All you want to know about XAT exam

XAT 2017 first cut analysis
XAT 2017 was inline with XAT 2016 paper interms of paper pattern. No major changes except that interms of level of difficulty it was slightly easier than last year.

XAT 2017 Cutoff Percentiles
XAT 2014 cutoff marks

Percentile Cutoffs

XAT 2017 cutoff percentile

The overall and sectional cut off percentiles have been declared by XLRI which are given in the following table.



Overall > 88 >94
Quantitative Ability > 70 >90
Verbal Ability > 85 >80
Data Interpretation >80 >80

The following table gives you the XAT 2014 cut off of the other top B-schools.


XAT 2014 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, New Delhi 75+ percentile
BIMTECH Greater Noida 75+ percentile
Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa 75+ percentile
IFMR Chennai 75+ percentile

*The expected XAT cutoff of the above mentioned B-schools is based on last year’s cutoff and expert inputs.

Congratulations our last year dream team toppers:
Anshuman Khosla 99.93%ile | Siya godara 99.61%ile | Ishan Jha99.24%ile

XLRI has released the test pattern of XAT 2017 question paper. The following are the salient points

The test consists of two parts: Part I and Part II. Part I has three sections A, B and C with 24, 21 and 27 questions respectively, i.e. a total of 72 questions ( down from 78 questions last year ). The three sections of Part I are followed by Part II with 25 GK questions and an essay. 

Note- They did not mention as to which sections do each of A,B,C represent. Though considering XAT 2015 and XAT 2016 pattern, they could stand for Verbal & /Logical Ability, Decision Making and Quantitative Ability respectively.

The time for completing the three sections and general knowledge is 210 minutes. Test takers are expected to answer the first three sections in 170 minutes and General Knowledge QUESTIONS in 35 minutes. General Knowledge marks would be used only for the final selection and not for shortlisting candidates for interview/GD.

All questions carry equal marks. one fourth of marks allocated may be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Leaving a question unattempted may result in a deduction OF 0.05 MARK. However, this deduction will not apply for a MAXIMUM OF 12 UNATTEMPTED QUESTIONS. The negative marks for unattempted questions shall be deducted proportionately across the three sections.Each question has five alternatives. 

Only BLUE OR BLACK BALL-POINT PEN must be used for marking answers on the OMR answer sheet. Gel pens or ink pens should not be used.

Date of Exam 8th January 2017
Application Date Starts 17th August 2016
Application Date Ends 30th November 2016
Admit Cards 20th December 2016 onwards
Test Timings 10.00 am to 01.30 pm

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XAT 2016 first cut analysis
Only exam where it will take you hours to get 30 questions correct!
As expected XAT was like a test match against Australia.. but on the brighter side cutoff is expected to be less..
XAT prog

Overall Cutoff 28
Verbal – 10 section was difficult than last year but question selection was important to get 10 odd marks
Quant – 9 question selection will play important part of the exam… 
DM – 6 DM section was quite easy as compared to last year… If you have practiced it well could have scored more..
GK – 4 (If GK is considered as cutoff for XAT)
Essay writing – Beautiful things cannot be touched or even seen but can only be felt.. Most the students wrote about Love, God, Spirituality and other intangible things.. but remember its a business essay not philosophy essay.. TLAM – Think like a Manager.. should have got in a business angle… 

Cetking XAT dream team results of XAT
Anshuman Khosla 99.93%ile | Siya godara 99.61%ile | Ishan Jha99.24%ile


XAT prog

Cetking XAT dream team results of XAT
Anshuman Khosla 99.93%ile | Siya godara 99.61%ile | Ishan Jha99.24%ile

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