MBA Entrance Exam – XAT Exam

Xavier Aptitude Test is going to be held on 03rd of Jan in the year of 2021. This examination is conducted by XLRI on behalf of XAMI for the students who are aptly competent for the management education also the score of the same examination is accepted to consider a student in almost 160 institutes across the country. But the top business schools who take the high rank holders of the exam are XLRI, IMT,XIMB,TAPMI,XIME.

If we talk about the syllabus of XAT exam in Part I it is  Verbal and logical ability, decision making, Quants and data interpretation and in Part II it covers the General knowledge section.

There will be no subjective type questions or essay writing in XAT examination which is a big relief for the applicants. But the best part about XAT is there will not be any negative marking for GA paper as for the papers of Part I they would do the minus marking for the wrong answers.

Xat 2021 pattern

Exam Details: Pattern, Questions, Scoring
XAT is an online computer based test. The aggregate maximum marks in XAT are 100 granted for a total 100 questions which is respectively divided in 4 sections. Each correct answer is awarded +1 mark and single wrong answer will attract the penalty of -0.25 mark. Total time duration for the exam is 3 hours. XAT 2021 exam pattern is as below:

Sections in Exam Number of questionsOverall Time Duration
Part-175 Total MCQs165 Minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability26No Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making21No Sectional Time Limit
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation28No Sectional Time Limit
Part-225 Total MCQs15 Minutes
General Knowledge25 
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)100 

Candidate are allowed to go to Part 2 after completing the time duration of 165 minutes in Part 1 

XAT Cut Off Determining Factors

XAT cut off percentiles for XLRI admission are determined on the basis of various factors. Listed below are the three main determining factors of XAT cut offs:

  • Number of candidates appearing in the XAT Exam that year
  • Difficulty level of the XAT question paper
  • Number of seats available for admission

XAT 2020 Cutoffs (XLRI, Jamshedpur)

Given below are category-wise and section-wise XAT cut offs for admission to 2020 batch of XLRI Jamshedpur’s Business Management (BM) and Human Resource Management (HRM) programmes.

Business Management (BM)

XAT sectionsMaleFemale
VALR7472
DM7874
QA8575
Overall9593

Human Resource Management (HRM)

XAT sectionsMale EngineerFemale EngineerMale Non-EngineerFemale Non-Engineer
VALR79747873
DM73687368
QA75707065
Overall93919088

Section-wise and overall XAT 2020 score Vs percentile
The expected XAT 2020 score leading to different percentile range is shared below:

Section-1: Verbal & Logical Ability

Raw XAT scorePercentile XAT score
9.585
10.590+
13.595+

Section-2: Decision Making

Raw XAT scorePercentile XAT score
9.085
10.590
11.595+

Section-3Quant & DI

Raw XAT scorePercentile XAT score
10.585
12.590
1595+

Overall

Raw XAT scorePercentile XAT score
2889
3090+
3293
3595
40.599+

XAT 2020 Score Vs Percentile Cut offs
To help you to know what score in XAT 2020 could lead you to the cut off percentile in top B-schools, a comparative analysis is detailed below:

MBA CollegeCityExpected XAT 2020 Actual Cut off percentile
XLRIJamshedpur95+
SPJIMRMumbai90+
XIMBBhubaneswar91+
IMTGhaziabad90+
GIMGoa85-88
TAPMIManipal80-84
Great LakesChennai, Gurgaon80-84
IRMAAnand (Gujarat)80-84
MICAAhmedabad80-84
K J SomaiyaMumbai84-85
LIBAChennai80-85
IFMRChennai79-80

Last Updated – 16th Dec 2020


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