XAT 2017 - Student Reactions on exam day
Richa Kapoor, 08 Jan 2017, #XAT
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The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is taking place across different exam centres in India and at two international centres in Dubai and Kathmandu on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Some of the candidates are taking XAT for the first time whilst some are repeat takers. There was mixed reactions of students about their preparation just ahead of the exam. After the test, they will have a different experience to share regarding the XAT 2017 difficulty level, question types and topics which have been asked in the paper along with their estimated score.


Careers360 brings to you the pre and post exam student reactions of XAT 2017 from the test centres. Around 90,000 candidates are appearing for the national level test conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for 156 B-schools across India.


At a particular XAT 2017 test centre in Delhi, there were approximately 650 candidates who turned up to take the exam. Students tell Careers360 about their preparation just as they were about to enter the examination hall.


XAT 2017 Student Reactions


Namrata: It’s the first time that I am writing XAT. I hope I will score good marks as the paper may be easier than CAT.


Rashi: I am confident about my preparation and I aim to attempt maximum number of questions out of 72 with 100 per cent accuracy. I will ensure that I do not have to leave out any question apart from 12 as there will be negative marking for not attempting questions as well. 


Arnav: I am confident about LR and DI section, but not sure about GK questions though I have gone through static GK and current affairs of last one year.


Rachit: I took CAT 2016 and now am appearing for XAT. I have a good hold on English and Quant section, but not too sure about LR/DI section.


Anant: I forgot to get a second copy of my admit card. I am scared about it! I hope the authorities don’t penalise me for that as I have really prepared hard for the test and don’t want such situations to affect  my performance.


XAT 2017 Students Reactions- Post Exam


Rajat -It was very good. It was a moderate paper. Essay topic was “Globalisation and jingoism co-exist.” GK you can do very quickly. If you know the answer then you can quickly mark it and for essay I did not know much about the topics and it went above my head. So I did not think of spending too much time on it. The questions were tricky. I do not have any expectations. I was able to complete the paper 


Dhruv - I had given the exam in the past and I think it was better than the last time. It was a decently set paper, sections were easily balanced. There were no wrong questions. Not much impact on losing onto time since I had a strategy in mind about how to go about the number of unattempted questions. I gave IIFT, CAT and all possible exam. IIFT was difficult, CAT again was unpredictable. My essay topic was “Globalisation and jingoism co-exist.” I was able to relate to the topic so I gave my perspective. 



Aisha- Paper was better, changes in number of questions did not impact time management, essay topic was a bit difficult.   





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which colleges accepts XAT ...

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Across India, as of 2019, there are approximately 591 colleges that accept XAT scores. You can check the list at: https://bschool.careers360.com/colleges/list-of-mba-colleges-in-india-accepting-xat


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.


IF CANDIDATES GETS 54.80 IS HE/SHE ELIGIBLE FOR TAKING PART IN lpunest exams .eligibilty for scholarship are only ones who gives CAT/MAT/XAT.??????

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Nov, 2019

Kajal, you haven't mentioned your highest qualification and the course you are enquiring about. LPUNEST is an entrance exam for admission to B.Tech courses. For detailed information on their scholarship programmes, please visit their official page at: https://nest.lpu.in/engineering/fee-and-scholarship.php . Do please revert for the programme and scholarship information you are looking for in particular if this link doesn't help you with all the information you are looking for.


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

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