XAT 2015 Syllabus
Sreetama Datta, 20 Aug 2014, #XAT
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XAT 2015 Syllabus:  There is no particular XAT 2015 syllabus prescribed by XLRI Jamshedpur, the B-School which conducts XAT on behalf of the Xavier Association of Management Institutes in 48 cities across the country and 2 overseas centers. However, the XAT 2015 Syllabus is is based on the past years’ analysis and trends of the exam. In this article we will provide you the syllabus for XAT 2015. XAT 2015 will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

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The XAT 2015 exam is broadly divided two parts, consisting of different sections. Part one has three sections namely, Quantitative Ability, English Language & Logical Reasoning and Decision Making. Part 2 of the paper is subjective and objective consisting Essay Writing and General Knowledge sections. In the following paragraphs, you will get to know the topics of each section and area which are commonly asked in the XAT exam.


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XAT 2015 Syllabus - Verbal and Logical Ability

For the section, the main topics include probability, philosophy, analytics skills and other verbal logical ability that supports students to crack this section easily. Other topics include:

  • Vocabulary
  • Para completion, Inference
  • Grammar
  • PFQ
  • Reading Comprehension

XAT 2015 Syllabus - Decision Making

The syllabus pattern for this section has questions testing the decision making skills of students. Mostly the questions would be in a case form and students are asked to select the most appropriate decision.

XAT 2015 Syllabus - Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation


The XAT 2015 Syllabus for this section has questions related to numbers and prepares candidates for number systems, numerology and data skills. The main topics of this sections include the following:

  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Number system 
  • Algebra
  • P&C 
  • Probability
  • Set theory 
  • DI caselets


The Part two of the XAT 2015 Syllabus consists of General Awareness and Essay writing, which prepares students with essay writing on different topics and general knowledge questions. This part of the exam cannot be defined with any particular syllabus as it is very vast.


The last year exam pattern of XAT is given in the table below.




No. Of Questions



Section -A

Verbal and Logical Ability




Section – B

Decision Making




Section – C

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation










General Awareness





Essay Writing



XAT is known for its high difficulty level. Hence, the preparation should be taken accordingly.

Students with a recognized university Bachelor’s degree from India or Abroad with 5 years of experience would be eligible to apply for the XAT 2015. Last year, XAT was taken by around 90,000 candidates for admission in 112 B-schools across India.


The XAT 2015 result will be declared by January 31, 2015 after which the final admission will be made based on the XAT 2015 cutoff and performance in GD PI.


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