Exam Pattern

XAT Exam Date: TBD

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time
Quantitative Ability 27 27 170
Verbal Ability 26 26
Decision Making 21 21
Total 74 74 170
GK & Essay 25 25 30
Duration of exam : 170 minutes + 30 Minutes for GK & Essay | 1 mark for every correct answer | 0.25 deducted for an incorrect answer.
GK scores are not taken into consideration while coming up with the percentile & results for the written test. It will be used only during the second phase of admission.


You are required to have acquired a Bachelor's degree under 10+2+3 system from a recognized university or a deemed university. Those completing their final examination may also apply.


Online Registration starts: Tentatively in Aug


Quantitative Ability

Number Systems




Profit & Loss

Simple/Compound Interest

Data Tables

Pie Charts



Complex numbers



Permutation & Combination

Line Graphs

Other Chart Types



Co-ordinate Geometry



Set Theory

Data Sufficiency

Speed & Distance

Work & Time


Surds & Indices


Ratio & Proportion

Bar Graphs

Verbal Ability

Reading Comprehension



English Grammar

Sentence Correction

Facts / Inference /Judgement

Critical Reasoning

Fill in the Blanks

Decision Making

Ethical Decision Making

Decision Making in Business Scenarios

General Awareness

Current Affairs


Art and Culture

Business and Economy




Science and Technology

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