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The XAT exam is a pen-paper based test which gives equal opportunities to candidates from various background. The XAT exam is divided into two sections - Paper I and Paper II. The Paper I is objective with multiple-choice questions on Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability – English Language & Logical Reasoning and Decision Making. The total time duration of XAT 2017 Paper I exam is 2 hours 20 minutes. There are three sections – A, B and C with 28, 23 and 33 questions, making a total of 84 questions. All questions are of equal marks. There is negative marking, 1/4 of 1 mark may be deducted on giving an incorrect answer.

The Paper II is partly objective and partly subjective. The questions on General Knowledge section will be objective and the Essay Writing section is subjective. The XAT 2017 Paper II total time will be 40 minutes.

It is a three hour exam consisting of the following:

Paper I

Quantitative Ability: This sectional evaluates a candidate?s ability to solve numerical problems and interpret information from Activity Charts, Bar Charts, Graphs and Tables. The Quantitative Ability section includes Data Interpretation questions.

Verbal Ability – English Language & Logical Reasoning: The English Language & Logical Reasoning is designed to test a candidate?s ability to comprehend a passage in English language well, correct usage of English grammar & vocabulary and good verbal reasoning ability.

Decision Making: The Decision Making section evaluates the decision making ability of a candidate. Decision making is a critical quality in a work environment which is essential to take right business decisions.

Paper II

General Knowledge and Essay: This section evaluates the general awareness of students in current affairs of India and the world. The General Knowledge section of XAT exam is of multiple-choice question type. A candidate needs to write an essay on a given topic. The total time duration of the GA and Essay Writing section is of 40 minutes.

Mock/Previous Question Papers:

XAT 2014 question paper

XAT 2013 question paper

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