XAT 2015 Exam Pattern
Sreetama Datta, 20 Aug 2014, #XAT
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XAT 2015 Exam Pattern: XAT or Xavier Aptitude Test is an objective type multiple choice exam of 3 hours duration. The XAT 2015 Exam Pattern is dynamic as the exam conducting body does not follow a strict pattern every year and there are some or the other change in the question paper in almost every year. This article will share the details of the XAT 2015 Exam Pattern.

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Mode of XAT 2015 exam

XAT 2015 is a paper-pencil based test comprising 2 papers.

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Sections and Duration

The exam pattern, which has undergone major changes in XAT 2013 and XAT 2014. The exam will be divided in two papers, objective and subjective. The total duration of XAT 2015 will be 3 hours.

Paper 1 will be the objective, multiple choice question type, containing 3 sections – Quantitative Ability, English Language & Logical Reasoning and Decision Making with duration of 2 hours 20 minutes.

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Paper 2 will comprise General Awareness and Essay Writing sections. The duration of this section will be 40 minutes.


Last year, the exam pattern was changed. Earlier, General Awareness and Essay Writing were included in Paper 2 but in XAT 2014, General Awareness was made a part of Paper 1 making it completely objective and Paper 2 consisted only of Essay Writing question.


Number of Questions

Though not fixed, the total number of questions in XAT 2015 is expected to be around 80 to 90. The General Awareness section will have 20 questions.

Last year, the total number of questions was 103. The Verbal Ability, Decision Making and Quantitative Aptitude had 83 questions and 20 questions were asked in the General Awareness section.


Marking scheme

Each question contains 1 mark and each wrong answer will get a negative marking of 0.25 marks.


XAT 2015 will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2015. The application window is open from Tuesday, August 12, 2014 till Saturday, November 22, 2014.


XAT is the MBA entrance exam for XLRI and over 100 B-schools across the country, is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. XAT is known to be the toughest MBA entrance exams. Apart from being a pen and paper exam, XAT is considered to be one of the toughest B-School entrance exams to crack.  The student appearing for XAT need to focus on General Awareness and should be well-versed with decision making. The students must have good writing skill as they have to write essay along with solving the objective-type questions.


Last year, the exam was taken by around 90,000 candidates. After CAT, XAT is the second most popular MBA entrance exam. Owing to the high level of difficulty level and competition, the XAT 2015 cutoff is also expected to remain on the higher side. The XAT 2015 result is expected to be declared by Saturday, January 15, 2015.


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i had 6 subjects in 12th how do i calculate the aggregate of 12th class for filling in XAT FORM

ashutosh gupta 8th Nov, 2019

Hi rohhan

Xat is a national level entrance exam. Through xat you can get admission in best business schools of india like xlri jamshedpur, xmb bhubneshwar and ximb banglore.

You can sum up the marks of all the 6 subjects and than you can find out the percentage or the cgpa whatever the case may be and then you can add the information in the form.


Do we need to fill the college forms before appearing for XAT exam? Also if we missed to fill the college form, we can not apply for any college?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 7th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

While filling the form candidates will be required to enter their program details which they would like to opt for. Aspirants can choose from the following courses:

  • Business Management

  • Human Resource Management

  • General Management Programme (A minimum of 56 months of work experience is compulsory as on March 31,2020)

  • Fellow Programme in Management

As the candidate will select the programme, the form will ask to fill the first preference of campus for each programme.

So you have to fill the college preference before hand, however there are many other colleges accepting XAT score for whom you do not have to fill the separate forms.

Hope this helps, thanks.


For admission in LIBA 2020, what is the admission process after appearing cat/xat?

ashutosh gupta 9th Nov, 2019

Candidates are short-listed for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) from among the eligible candidates who have a valid entrance exam score and have applied to the programme of LIBA. The GD-PI process will be conducted at Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai After the GD-PI round, admission offers are made by LIBA to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in entrance exam, performance in PI round, academics, Quality of Work Experience among others.

Last date to apply for admission in LIBA is to close on January 10, 2020. To explore admission opportunity in LIBA, Chennai, the candidates need to apply for admission by using and filling up the online application form. LIBA will accept CAT 2019 and XAT 2020 scores, so you can apply with the CAT scores and also XAT scores. Better of the two scores will be considered. The Application fee for admission to PGDM 2020 at LIBA is Rs.1500/- as was last year.

The number of students that can be admitted to the PGDM 2020-22 batch is 180 at LIB the Total Programme fees payable by PGDM students at LIBA is Rs. 15,26,300 last year.t he Fee includes Admission Fee, Tuition Fee, Library Fee, Computer Fee, Alumni Membership Fee, Insurance, Fee for foundation courses, Alumni


For admission in tapmi 2020 , what is the admission process after appearing cat/xat exam?

ashutosh gupta 9th Nov, 2019
  1. TAPMI eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  2. TAPMI uses CAT/XAT/GMAT scores for shortlisting the candidates for Post-graduate Programmes in Management. Accordingly, the candidate should be registered for CAT 2019/XAT 2020 or Taken GMAT and must score well to become eligible for admission.
  3. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence to determine PGDM admission eligibility would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by TAPMI by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the Admission eligibility of the candidate.
  4. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results is also eligible to apply for TAPMI Admission 2020.
  5. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by TAPMI and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination latest by the stipulated date as announced by TAPMI

today can I feel this form? I am in last year of graduation, what is the last date of payment of XAT?

ÑÍthesh 1st Nov, 2019

Hello Arjun!!

Last date for filling XAT application form 2020 is 30 November 2019 and end date to register for XAT by paying late fee is December 1 to 7 2019.You can find the more information that you are enquiring about in the link provided below:

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