All About XAT 2024

All About XAT 2024

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XAT(Xavier Aptitude Test)

About The Exam-

Xavier Aptitude Test, popularly known as XAT, is conducted annually by XLRI Jamshedpur. It is a gateway to various top B-Schools of the country such as XLRI (Jamshedpur, Delhi), XIMB, TAPMI, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI Delhi, Great Lakes, MICA and other 150+ colleges of the country. XAT believes in uniformity for all and therefore conducts the exam in a single session of almost 3 hours. You can find a complete list of necessary information in the table below to get you started with your preparation.


Conducted By

XLRI Jamshedpur

Notification Release

14th July 2023

Exam Registration Link

Exam Fee

Rs 2100

Exam Mode

Computer Based Test

Registration Closing

November 30th 2023, Midnight

Exam Date

7th January, 2024

Number of Sections


Section 1

●     Verbal and Logical Ability(26 Questions)

●     Decision Making(21 Questions)

●     Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation(28 Questions)

●     Total-75 Questions

Time Limit for Section 1

165 Minutes (No individual time limit)

Section 2

●     General Knowledge(25 Questions)

●     Essay Writing(1 Question)

Time Limit for Section 2

25 Minutes (GK- 15 Mins, Essay- 10 Mins)

Score Range

●     +1 for Correct answer

●     -0.25 for Incorrect answer

●     -0.10 for Unattempted Questions after 8 unattempted questions

●     Negative Marking does not apply to Section 2

Difficulty Level

Moderate to Difficult (On similar lines as CAT)

Number of Options for MCQs


Exam Result

Last week of January

Recent Changes

Essay Writing- Added from 2022





Verbal Ability-

This section measures your ability to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments and to correct written material to conform to standard written English.

●      Reading Comprehensions

●      Poems

●      Sentence Correction

●      Sentence Completion

●      Para Jumbles

●      Para Completion

●      Vocabulary Based Questions

●      Fill in the blanks

●      Context based word meaning

●      Synonyms/Antonyms

Logical Reasoning-

This section tests your ability to think critically in crunch situations and expects you to find an optimal solution with limited resources.

●      Analogy

●      Facts, Inference & Judgements

●      Clocks

●      Blood Relations

●      Binary Logic

●      Seating Arrangements

●      Assumption/Conclusion

●      Induction/Deduction

Decision Making-

This section measures your ability to evaluate the situation at hand and reason your way to an optimal solution.

●      Coding

●      Grouping Tests

●      Situation based decisions

●      Caselets

Quantitative Aptitude-

This section measures your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills.

●      Number Systems

●      Arithmetic

●      Algebra

●      Geometry

●      Logs

●      Progressions & Series

●      Functions, Equations & Inequalities

●      Binomial Theorem

●      Permutation & Combinations

●      Set Theory

●      Trigonometry

●      Complex Numbers

●      Venn Diagrams

●      Probability

Data Interpretation-

This section measures your ability to analyze data and to evaluate information presented in multiple formats.

●      Tables

●      Charts

●      Bar Graphs

●      Pie Charts

●      Candlestick Graphs

●      Analysis & Comparison


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