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XAT Question Paper 2018

Updated On - October 11th 2017

It is imperative that an excellent XAT Score that can land you in one of your dream colleges. Nearly 150 B-Schools in India accept the score of XAT Exam. Most of the aspirants believe XAT to be one of the toughest entrance exams. This is mainly due to the test pattern and style of questions it carries. 

Fret not! We have curated some of the XAT Question Papers with Solutions so that your preparation period becomes a smooth sail. These act as a great tool to measure your strengths and weaknesses. The sample papers of XAT 2018 will give you a fair idea of XAT Exam Pattern and the difficulty level of questions. Read on to crack XAT like a pro!


Need of XAT Question Papers 2018

XLRI has announced XAT Exam Dates 2018The exam will be conducted on January 7, 2018, in online mode. For all of you appearing in the exam, the key is an extensive preparation. This is where the role of XAT Sample Papers comes in.

  • They serve as an excellent aid to understand the paper pattern and XAT Syllabus
  • Candidates can predict the expected questions from the frequently asked topics.
  • These help you measure your preparation level, carving out your strong and weak areas.
  • Once you know your strong areas, you will be boosted with confidence.
  • By practice XAT Question Papers, you also get an idea about the most trending topics.

Official XAT 2018 Model Paper

XLRI Jamshedpur, the conducting body of XAT 2018 has released an official model paper on its website. The questions it includes give a fair idea about what can be expected in XAT 2018. The sections include A. Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and B. General Knowledge and an Essay writing. 

Practicing XAT 2018 Model Paper, along with the sample papers, will help you enhance your speed and accuracy. They will help you manage your time properly since there is a sectional time-limit of 170 minutes and 40 minutes respectively. 

xat 2018 model paper


XAT Exam Pattern 2018

In a first, XAT 2018 will be conducted in online mode. The paper of XAT is divided into 2 Parts (A & B). In total, there are 78 questions in Part A and 25 questions in Part B.

  • Part A contains 3 sections – Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  • Part B contains questions on General Knowledge and an Essay writing question.

The following table gives the highlights of XAT Exam Pattern:

PARTSECTION NAMENO. OF QUESTIONSTOTAL TIMENEGATIVE MARKING
Part AVerbal and Logical Ability26170 minutes-0.25 for each incorrect answer
Decision Making23
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation29
Part BGeneral Knowledge2540 minutesNo negative marking

Check complete  XAT Exam Pattern


XAT Paper Analysis (2012- 2016)

Trends reveal that the pattern of questions in XAT has been constant over the years. However, over the past couple of years, we say a varying number of questions in each section. The following table represents the number of questions and time limit in each section of XAT:

Sections20162015201420132012
No. of
Ques.
Time
(min)
No. of
Ques.
Time
(min)
No. of
Ques.
Time
(min)
No. of
Ques.
Time
(min)
No. of
Ques.
Time
(min)
Verbal &
Logical Ability
2617028140281503012032120
Decision
Making
2323242525
Quantitative
Ability & DI
2933313628
General
Awareness
2535304020----
WAT111201 out of 220120

Read complete  XAT Paper Analysis

We hope this article was helpful in getting to know about XAT Question Papers. Practice them regularly and we assure you and excellent XAT Result. Good luck!


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