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XAT 2019 Expected Cutoff and Analysis – XLRI Jamshedpur has conducted the computer-based Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2019 on Sunday, January 6, 2019. As per the XAT 2019 analysis by the test takers and experts, the overall difficulty level of XAT 2019 was moderate to tough. Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation section was the toughest followed by Verbal and Logical Ability. The Decision Making and General Knowledge sections were of moderate difficulty. The XAT analysis 2019 will bring along the comprehensive account of the test in terms of sectional and overall difficulty level, question topics, number of questions and expected cutoff.
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There has been a modification in terms of the total duration of the examination. XAT 2019 was conducted in 3 hours, from 10 AM to 1 PM. Until last year the exam was conducted in 3:35 hours. Additionally, there has been a major alteration pertaining to the XAT exam pattern 2019. The Essay Writing section has been removed completely; XAT 2019 exam pattern consists of four sections, instead of five, namely, Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR), Decision Making (DM), Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation (QA & DI), General Knowledge (GK). Previous year, the difficulty level of XAT was moderate to tough. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation section was the toughest, followed by Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning. The Decision Making section was the easiest among all. Post examination, the candidates will be eager to know the XAT 2019 analysis and expected cutoff to estimate their scores. Careers360, in this article, will provide XAT 2019 analysis based on subject-experts and test takers' feedback.
Before going to in-depth exam analysis of XAT 2019, it is important to take a look at the XAT 2019 exam pattern.
XAT Exam Pattern
Number of Questions
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
Changes introduced in XAT 2019
The part one of XAT exam consisted of Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation.
This section carried 26 questions, same as last year. As compared to last year, this section was found to be tougher this year. Experts rate this section as difficult. There were 4 RCs with 3 questions each. There was one poem-based comprehension which has 2 questions and was found to be difficult. The RC passages were from familiar areas of Psychology, Art and Social issues. An attempt of 16-18 questions with 70 percent accuracy was considered good in this section.
The following topics and number of questions are given in the table below.
XAT Analysis - Verbal and Logical Ability Analysis
No. of questions
12 (4 passages of 3 questions each)
2 (1 poem)
FIB - 3 blanks
The level of the Decision Making was similar to last year. There were no singlets which made the task of reading it quite easy. This section had more of Situational decision making with 18 questions. There were no questions from Mathematical/Analytical Reasoning this time which means candidates could have attempted 2-3 more questions. There were 3 caselets (Raket, Limo, ice-cream = music), similar to those asked in previous year papers. The breakup is as follows:
XAT Analysis - Verbal and Logical Ability Analysis
Quantitative Ability section was slightly tougher than last year’s. There were 21 questions of QA and most of them were pertaining to Geometry and Algebra (including co-ordinate and Trigonometry). Majority of the questions from Arithmetic were doable whereas the ones on Geometry were found to be difficult.In Data Interpretation, there were two sets comprising 6 questions in total. There were few questions which were seemd a little ambiguous. One DI question on proportion of Economists and that of Engineers was incorrect, according to experts. The Experts also mentioned that one Quant question on roots was incorrect since x was mentioned in the root.
In a nutshell, one could have attempted 2-3 DI questions and 13-15 Quant questions in about 65-70 minutes.
XAT Analysis - Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
Co-ordinate Geometry + Trigo
DI (time zone)
DI- Mixed Graph
The second part of XAT 2019 consisted of General Knowledge.
This section consists of 25 questions to be attempted in 15 minutes. Most questions were single-statement based. Some of the questions having multiple statements had more than one correct statement. Maximum questions asked were from static GK (Economy, Geography, Science and Technology) and Current GK (Business economy, personalities, awards, sports). Overall difficulty level of this section lies in the “moderate-difficult” range. An attempt of 12-14 questions fetching a score of 7-8 can be considered good.
XAT Analysis - General Knowledge
No. of Questions
Economy & Business
Personality & Awards
Science & Tech
Some of the GK questions from current affairs were as follows:
XAT 2019 cutoff is the minimum percentile candidates must secure in order to get shortlisted by XLRI Jamshedpur and other XAT participating institutes 2019. The cutoff of XAT 2019 will depend on various factors such as difficulty level of the exam, number of test takers, number of seats among others.
Before the declaration of the XAT 2019 result, different coaching institutes are releasing their respective expected XAT cutoff scores based on the XAT analysis 2019. The section wise cutoffs are as follows:
XAT 2019 Cutoff (Expected) by Experts
The following tables bring the XAT cutoff of the previous years for XLRI Jamshedpur.
XAT 2017 Cutoff
XAT 2016 Cutoff
VA & LR
QA & DI
XAT 2019 Analysis by Experts
The official XAT 2019 answer key was released by XLRI Jamshedpur on January 12, 2019, in online mode. Candidates had to login to the official website using their XAT ID and password to check the XAT 2019 answer key. The XAT 2019 result was declared on January 16, 2019.
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