XAT 2016 Answer Key: After the XAT 2016 exam is conducted, the answer keys are now available for the test takers. XLRI has released the official XAT 2016 Answer Key for the students who appeared in the test conducted on January 3, 2016, in paper-pencil based format. You can check and download the official Answer Key of XAT 2016 for Paper 1 and for GK section from this page. The General Knowledge answer key has been announced first time this year. You can also check the XAT 2016 Official explanations to solutions on this page.

LatestXAT 2017 will be conducted on 8th January, 2017. Check here for XAT 2017 Answer Key.


Besides the official answer key, domain experts and the coaching institutes which offer XAT coaching and preparation have also provided the answer keys for set A, B, C, D. The official XAT 2016 Answer Key brings you the keys for all 4 question paper sets -  A, B, C and D, for Paper 1, and Paper 2- General Awareness also. Till last year, the answer key for Paper 2 (GK section) was not provided.

XAT Answer Key 2016 helps candidates to calculate the estimated score and help them understand their chance to get shortlisted by XLRI Jamshedpur or other top MBA colleges accepting XAT scores. Hence, it is important for the test takers to download and check the answer keys.


Check here XAT 2016 Official Answer Key for Paper 1 and 2 (General Knowledge section)

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Last year onwards, XLRI Jamshedpur has started releasing the official answer keys along with the detailed solutions. The method to calculate the estimated score is to match your answer options with that of the answer keys and calculate your score on the basis of the marking scheme.


As per the marking scheme, each question carries 1 mark and there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. As per XLRI, this year the marking scheme had changes introduced, especially in terms of negative marking scheme. Beyond 13 unattempted questions, negative marking scheme of 0.05 marks would be levied.

We bring here XAT 2016 Official Answer Key and solutions to check. Along with the official, the table below brings you the answer keys by noted MBA coaching institutes. 


 To check the XAT 2016 Question Paper (Series B) - Click Here


XAT Answer Key 2016 by coaching institutes:

Coaching Institute Name

XAT 2016 Answer Key

Test Funda

Click Herepdf

T.I .M.E

Click Herepdf


Click Here for XAT 2016 GK section Answer Key

Career Launcher

To be available

PT Education

To be available

Bull's Eye

Click Here pdf

TCY Online

 Click Herepdf

Find all 4 sets of XAT 2016 answer key by TIME in pdf below: 


XAT 2016 was a paper-pencil based objective and subjective test. The duration of the exam was 3.5 hours. Paper 1 consisted of three sections -Quantitative Ability, English Language & Logical Reasoning and Decision Making, to be attempted within 170 minutes. In Paper 2, there were 2 sections - General Knowledge and Essay Writing. All questions in paper 1 carried 1 mark each. The total number of questions will be 78, which has been reduced from last year, which was 84.  The duration of the Paper 2 was 35 minutes. The scores of Paper 2 is, however, not considered for the first level of shortlisting by XLRI and majority of XAT score accepting institutions. 


The XAT 2016 result is expected to be declared in the last week of January 2016. After the result, the XAT participating institutes will announce the shortlisted candidates based on the  XAT 2016 Cutoffs, who will have to participate in the selection procedure including Group Discussion, Personal Interview and or Essay Writing rounds. Refer to the last year's XAT Cutoff for XLRI Jamshedpur:

XLRI Jamshedpur Programme

XAT 2015 Cutoff 

PG Diploma in Management (Business management)

94 percentile

PG Diploma in Management (HRM)

88 percentile

Post Graduate Diploma in Management  (Global Management)

90 percentile

Last year, around 90,000 candidates had taken the test for admission in 133 B-schools across India. This year 141 B-schools will be accepting XAT 2016 scores.



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XAT 2016 Cutoff

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can we get admission through cmat xat and mat in pgdm in pr and event management?

Anuja 15th May, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

In India there are various colleges which offer this course some are given below

National Institute of Event Management

Amity Institute of Event Management

King's institute tourism and hotel management institute

University of Technology and Management

Institute of Integrated Marketing Communication and Management

National Academy of Event Management and Development

So this are the colleges which accept CAT/MAT/XAT

Hope this helps



Deepika Choudhary 28th Apr, 2020

You can give the May MAT 2020 Entrance exam. Many colleges do accept May MAT Score. You can look for the IILM Lodhi road as one of your options. IILM Lodhi road is the oldest campus located in central Delhi. The alumni base is phenomenal which is a strong strength. The alumni of IILM are placed in a very senior position in the corporates that gives an advantage to the institute both in terms of placement, industry connections and engagement. Senior alumni conducting placement workshops, delivering guest lectures and guiding summer projects could be very useful to students with work experience and industry mentors. There are a lot of foreign partner institutes and semester exchange students from around the world make classes diverse and interesting. Faculty members have got both industry and international exposure which makes classes more interesting and relevant. With a huge alumni base of 12000+ with most of them at senior positions. The faculty-student ratio is the best here, a lot of one-on-one mentoring is provided to develop student personalities, CVs and also prepare them for the selection processes. We have some of the good companies on campus for SIP & placements like Amazon, RB, ICICI, Oppo, HDFC, Loreal, Khimji Ramdas, Modelez, Deloitte etc.


what is the success rate of CAT/XAT?

Ankit Dahiya Student Expert 23rd Apr, 2020
CAT and XAT exams are conducted every year for admission to MBA courses in IIMs and other top Bussiness schools of the country.
Every year around 2-3 lakh students apply for this exam for admission to premiere institutions of the country.
Sucess rate means the number of students passing the exam per 100 students who appear for it.
For CAT the success rate is around 2% i.e around 2 out of every 100 students who appear clear this examination.
However its better to focus on preparation.

Follow this link for more information on CAT and preparation tips

Good luck

Should I stop preparation for entrance exam and focused on remain 10+2 board exam as I heard that due to corona virus covid 19 universities can be cancelled the exam and noticed that the admission will based on 10+2 marks?

Aditi amrendra Student Expert 20th Apr, 2020

Let me assure you one thing that there is absolutely no chance of admission in engineering colleges based on class 12th board examination.JEE mains is postponed not canceled and even if gets cancelled there is no way that admission will take place based on 12th marks.So, just forget about these thing and focus on preparations because sooner or later all the exams will take place once the Covid-19 situation gets under control.

Good Luck

sir presently I am pursuing English Graduation from IGNOU as a final year student and my final exam will be held on June 2021.. Am I eligible to fill forms of cat xAt?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 17th Apr, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

You can fill the exam form of the CAT 2020 if you are in your final year in the year 2020. As you are to be graduated in 2021, that means that you will be in the final year, 5th semester during the CAT 2020 exam form and therefore you are eligible for the exam.

Thank you.

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