XAT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher

XAT analysis by Career LauncherXAT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher - XAT 2018 has been conducted on January 7, 2018 (Sunday) at 47 centres across the country. In this article, Careers360 brings to you the detailed XAT 2018 analysis by Career Launcher - a renowned MBA coaching institute. The XAT analysis 2018 by Career Launcher is to help the students, who appeared for the exam, to calculate their estimated score/percentile before the XAT result is announced. The duration of Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018 was 3 hours 35 minutes (10 am to 1:35 pm). Let's have a look at XAT 2018 analysis by Career Launcher experts.

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Technical glitches were reported at various XAT exam centres of Gurgaon, Pune and Kolkata. Commenting on the snags, Career Launcher expert Arks Srinivas states, "There were glitches galore with reports suggesting that at least in two centres, the exam has to be cancelled because of technical reasons. Across the country, the conduct of the exam was much left to be desired. XAT 2018 was conducted in a  shoddy manner and there was no professionalism either at the centres or the way the exam (technical part) was handled." 

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XAT 2018 exam was divided into two parts. The first part was divided into three sections - Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation. The time allotted for this section was 170 minutes. The second part had General Awareness questions and a mandatory Essay Writing Section. The total time allotted to this section was 40 minutes.

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XAT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher

 

Let's have a look at the exam pattern of XAT 2018 before moving XAT analysis 2018 by Career Launcher. The following table brings to you the overall structure of the exam.

 

XAT Exam Pattern

Paper

Section Name

No. Of Questions

Total Marks

Total Time

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Part 1

Decision Making

21

 

74

 

170 Mins

Moderate

16-17

Verbal and Logical Ability

26

Difficult

17-19

Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI)

27

Moderate

18-19

Part 2

General Knowledge

25

25

40 Mins

 

 

Essay Writing

1 essay

 

 

XAT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher

 

There is no doubt about the fact that XAT is one of the most competitive management entrance exams in the country and it was expected that XLRI will keep the trend this year as well. The experts at Career Launcher has presented the analysis of the complete exam and provide their useful insights to help the students.

 

XAT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher - Part 1

 

The detailed XAT analysis by Career Launcher of all the sections is as follows:

 

XAT Analysis - Verbal and Logical Ability

 

This section was reasonably tough this year. The section was dominated by Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning. There were two poems as RC passages, which had posed mild trouble for candidates. Para Jumble questions were tough and time-consuming. There were few questions from Critical Reasoning which were also really difficult.

 

The breakup of topics and difficulty level of Verbal and Logical Ability section are as follows:

 

Verbal and Logical Ability section

Topic

No. of questions

Difficulty

Good Attempts

Reading Comprehension

13

Moderate-Difficult

8-9

CR

5

Difficult

3-4

Poem Comprehension

2

Bizarre

1

Grammar - Correct the Sentence

1

Easy

1

Para-Jumble - 5 questions

2

Moderate

1-2

FIB - 3 blanks

3

Difficult

1-2

XAT Analysis - Decision Making and Analytical Reasoning

 

The level of the Decision Making was slightly easier than that of last year. There were seven caselets. The section was dominated by situational decision making. The break-up of the section is as follows:

 

Decision Making Questions and Difficulty Level

Topic

No. of questions

Difficulty

Good Attempts

Situational

18

Moderate

13-14

Mathematical + Analytical Reasoning

3

Moderate

2-3

 

XAT Analysis - Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

 

The section on Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation was slightly easier than last year. However, there was one DI set which was quite tricky. There were 17 questions of QA and most of them were from Geometry and Algebra. Arithmetic questions were easy but Geometry questions were difficult to solve. 

 

In DI, there were two sets comprising eight questions in total. Few questions were ambiguous in nature. A test taker could have attempted four to six DI questions and 14 to 16 Quant questions in about 65 minutes.

 

QA & DI Question Topics and Difficulty Level

Topic

No. of questions

Difficulty

Arithmetic

4

Easy 

Algebra

6

Easy 

Modern Maths

2

Easy 

Geometry

4

Easy-Moderate

Number system

3

Easy-Moderate

Data Sufficiency

2

Easy

DI - Game Based

3

Easy

DI- Mixed Graph

3

Easy-Moderate

Total

11

Easy-Moderate

XAT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher - Part 2

 

The detailed XAT analysis by Career Launcher of part 2 sections is as follows:

 

XAT Analysis - General Awareness

 

The General Awareness section was slightly difficult than last year. This section consisted of 25 questions. Most of the questions were on single statement. Some of the questions having multiple statements had more than one correct statement. Major topics asked from Static GK included Economy, Geography, Science and Technology. Questions on Current Affairs were asked on the topics of Business Economy, Personalities, Awards and Miscellaneous. No questions from Sports or Politics were asked this year. The overall difficulty level can be termed as Moderate to Tough. Candidates attempting 12 to 14 questions and scoring in between nine and 10 can be considered good performance for this section.

 

GK Question Topics and Difficulty Level

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty

History

2

Difficult

Geography

3

Moderate-Difficult

Economy & Business

6

Moderate-Difficult

Current Affairs

3

Moderate

Personality & Awards

4

Moderate

Science & Tech

2

Easy

Polity

1

Difficult

Miscellaneous

2

Moderate-Difficult

Sports

2

Easy-Moderate

Total

25

Moderate-Difficult

 

XAT Analysis - Essay Writing

 

The topic of the essay was “Ethical Practices and Sustainability: Do they Coexist.”. Like every year, XAT came with a very interesting topic yet again, on which students could ponder and bring out various perspectives. The topic was definitely expected and an easy one for most of the XAT aspirants.

 

XAT 2018 Expected Cutoff by Career Launcher

 

Career Launcher has released the expected cutoff of XAT 2018 on the exam day.

 

XAT 2018 Cutoff by Career Launcher (Expected)

Topic

XLRI

XIMB

SP Jain

GIM

IMT

Great Lakes

BM

HRM

GMP

GMP

BM

VA

7+

(80 Percentile)

6.5+

(77 Percentile)

-

6.25+

(75 Percentile)

6.25+

(75 Percentile)

-

-

-

 

DM

7.5+

(77 Percentile)

7+ (70 Percentile)

-

7.25+

(75 Percentile)

7.25+

(75 Percentile)

-

-

-

 

QA

12+ (88 Percentile)

9+ (72 Percentile)

-

9.25+

(75 Percentile)

9.25+

(75 Percentile)

-

-

-

 

Total

35+

(96+ Percentile)

31+

(92.5+ Percentile)

20+

(70+ Percentile)

30+

(90 Percentile)

29+

(88 Percentile)

32+

(93 Percentile)

27+

(85 Percentile)

30+

(90 Percentile)

24+

(80 Percentile)

 

However, the official cutoff of XAT 2018 will be released after the result of the exam. It'll be updated here as soon as it's announced. Let's have a look at the last year's expected and official cutoff to get an idea about the exam's cutoff this year.

 

XAT Official Cutoff 2017 

Section

BM

HR

VA

79.46

76.69

DM

76.84

71.628

QA

88.7

70.07

Total

96

92.55

Disclaimer: All information on cut-offs, analysis are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher.

 

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