XAT 2019 Exam Pattern Changes, Marking Scheme | MBA Exams

XAT 2019 (Xavier Aptitude Test) is scheduled to be held on January 6 2019. The exam will be conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur in a single session. XLRI has changed the XAT 2019 exam pattern. The Essay Writing Test has been removed this year and the exam duration has been reduced by half-an-hour.  Let’s see what the exam pattern changes are as compared to XAT 2018. The online registration is open till 30th November 2018. To apply, click here.


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Exam Pattern: XAT 2019 V/S XAT 2018

XAT Exam Pattern Change XAT 2019 XAT 2018
Test Duration 3 Hours 3 ½ Hours
No. of Sections 4 5
Essay Writing No Yes

XAT 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Computer-Based Exam
  • Multiple-Choice Questions
Section No. of Questions Duration
Verbal and Logical Ability 26 3 Hours
Decision Making 22
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 27
General Knowledge 25
Total 100

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XAT 2019: Marking Scheme

  • +1 Mark for every correct answer.
  • 0.25 mark deducted for every incorrect answer for MCQs
  • 0.5 marks will be deducted per question as penalty for more than 12 un-attempted questions

XAT 2019 will be conducted on Sunday, January 6, 2019. XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of XAMI. For more than 60 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. The XAT score is being used by more than 150 institutes for the admission.

XAT 2019 would be conducted across India in the following cities. Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Surat, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.

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