XAT 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
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XAT 2018 is organized in pen and paper mode. The exam checks the quantitative, decision making and logical and verbal ability of applicants. Those who successfully clear the exam can proceed with group discussion and personal interview rounds.
XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test ) is organized by XLRI on behalf of XAMI. It acts as a gateway to admission in management courses. Given below is the complete information about exam pattern and syllabus and recommended books for XAT 2018.
Given below are the important highlights of XAT 2018 Exam Pattern. The question paper will be conducted in the English language in pen and paper mode only.
|Exam mode||Pen and Paper mode|
|Number of Papers||Paper 1 and Paper 2|
|Exam duration for Paper 1||170 minutes|
|Exam duration for Paper 2||35 minutes|
|Number of questions in Paper 1||72 questions|
|Number of question in Paper 2||25 questions|
|Negative Marking||0.25 marks will be deducted for wrong answer|
|Unattempt question||Deduction of 0.05 marks (after 12 unattempt question)|
|Each question carry||1 mark|
XAT 2018 consists of two parts i.e. Part 1 and Part 2. There are 3 sections A, B and C in part 1 of 26, 23 and 29 question respectively. The question paper consists of quantitative ability, verbal and logical ability, decision making and general knowledge as the topics. One question will be from essay writing.
|Section||Duration||Marks||Number of Questions|
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||60 Minutes||29||29|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||55 Minutes||26||26|
|Decision Making||55 Minutes||23||23|
|General Knowledge||20 Minutes||25||25|
Each question carries equal marks in XAT 2018 question paper. There is one-fourth negative marking for every incorrect answer. Candidates have a choice for not attempting 12 questions only. Beyond this, if any question is left unattempted marks will be deducted. Given below is the pattern of marking in the question paper:
Candidates should check the important topics under XAT Syllabus for a better understanding of the question paper:
Books play an important role in the life of students. It is very important to choose the right books for proper preparation. Given below are some recommended books for candidates preparing for XAT 2018:
|Verbal Ability and Comprehension for XAT (2nd ed.)||Bharat Patodi|
|MBA (XAT, IIFT, NMAT, SNAP, CMAT)||Gautam Puri|
|Quantitative Aptitude Simplified for XAT||Deepak Agarwal|
|Concepts of Numbers for XAT and Other Aptitude exams (Old Edition)||Gajendra Kumar|
|Koncepts of LR – Logical Reasoning for CAT, XAT, CMAT, Bank PO & Other Aptitude Tests||Gajendra Kumar|
|Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CAT/XAT/IIFT/CMAT/MAT (Box Set)||Gajendra Kumar|
Optical response sheet is very helpful in evaluating the result faster than any other mode. Given below are the uses of ORS:
Given below are the important instruction for XAT 2018 candidates should read to avoid any mistake:
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