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XAT 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher - XAT 2019 was conducted on January 6, 2019 (Sunday) at 46 centres across the country. In this article, Careers360 brings to candidates the detailed XAT 2019 analysis by Career Launcher - a renowned MBA coaching institute. The XAT analysis 2019 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) 2019 was reduced to three hours (180 mins). After XAT is successfully conducted, the Career Launcher (CL) will publish the detailed XAT 2019 analysis along with expected scores as predicted by their training expects. As of now, let us look through the previous year's XAT analysis 2019 by Career Launcher subject matter experts.XAT 2019 candidates encountered several modifications in terms of exam pattern of XAT 2019. Out of the five sections, Essay Writing section has been removed. Now the exam is left with four sections and they are Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR), Decision Making (DM), Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation (QA & DI), General Knowledge (GK). Moreover, the total duration of the test has been reduced by 35 minutes. The exam was conducted for 3 hours only.
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As per Career Launcher, XAT 2019 was similar compared to XAT 2018. Unlike the expectations, there were no Numerical Answer Type (Non-MCQ) questions. XAT 2019 question paper was divided into two parts. Part A consisted of 3 sections - Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning, Decision Making and Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation. Part B consisted of General Knowledge questions. Part A had to be attempted for a duration of 165 minutes while Part B had to be completed in 15 minutes.
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Each question carried 1 mark. 0.25 marks are to be deducted for every incorrect answer while Part B had no negative marking. This year, a penalty of 0.15 marks will be levied if the number of unattempted answers were to be more than 8.
The difficulty level of the paper was slightly difficult compared to the XAT 2018. As per Career Launcher, the cut-off for XLRI BM will remain the same at 29, QA and DI section is similar to 2018 the expected cut-off would be 11.3. VA and LR section being slightly difficult and expected cutoff is 7 a fall of 0.5 from the previous year, DM was similar to last year and the expected cut-off is 8.5.
There were no major surprises in General Knowledge. The 25 questions carried no negative mark and was of same difficulty level as last year.
Let's have a look at the exam pattern of XAT 2019. The following table brings to you the overall structure of the new pattern of XAT 2019.
XAT Exam Pattern
Name of the Four Sections
No. of Questions
180 minutes/3 hours
Verbal and Logical Ability
Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI)
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 has kept 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.
The detailed XAT analysis by Career Launcher of all the sections is as follows:
According to experts at Career Launcher the Verbal ability and Logical Reasoning was tougher than last year, mainly due to Verbal section. The Verbal ability and logical reasoning section was dominated by Reading Comprehension with 4 passages with 3 questions each. There was one poem with 2 questions and which was comparatively difficult. The 2 para jumble questions were easy. The FIB questions were difficult and some of the CR questions were really difficult. The vague reasoning used in some RC questions made life difficult for the candidates. The RC passages were from familiar areas of Psychology, Art and Social issues. A serious candidate could have attempted 16-18 questions with 70 percent accuracy. It was definitely time consuming and a student could have taken around 50 minutes for the section.
The breakup of topics and difficulty level of Verbal and Logical Ability section are as follows:
Verbal and Logical Ability section
The level of the Decision Making and Analytical Reasoning was similar to last year. There were no singlets and it made the task of reading easier. Situational decision making dominated the section with 18 questions. There were no questions from Mathematical/Analytical Reasoning, hence, students might have attempted 2-3 more questions. However, there were more sequencing questions which lead to lesser attempts There were 3 caselets (Raket, Limo, ice-cream = music) which were similar to those that were there in previous year papers.The breakup was as follows:
Decision Making Questions and Difficulty Level
The section on Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation was slightly tougher than last year’s. However, one of the DI sets was tricky. There were 21 questions of QA and most of them were from Geometry and Algebra (including co-ordinate and Trigonometry). Majority of the questions from Arithmetic were doable whereas the questions on Geometry were difficult in nature. In Data Interpretation, there were 2 sets comprising 6 questions in total. There were a few questions which were a little ambiguous. 1 DI question on proportion of Economists and that of Engineers was incorrect. 1 Quantitative analysis 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 Quantitative analysis questions in about 65-70 minutes.The break-up was as follows
QA & DI Question Topics and Difficulty Level
The detailed XAT analysis by Career Launcher of part 2 sections is as follows:
The difficulty level of the General Knowledge section was similar to last year. The section comprised 25 questions. Most of the questions were single-statement based. Some of the questions having multiple-statements had more than one correct statement. The key areas from where the questions were asked were static GK (Economy, Geography, Science and Technology) and Current GK (Business economy, personalities, awards, sports and miscellaneous). Overall the difficulty level of the GK section lies in the “moderate-difficult” range. An attempt of 12-14 questions fetching a score of 7-8 can be considered good.
GK Question Topics and Difficulty Level
Career Launcher is likely to release the expected cutoff of XAT 2019 on the exam day itself.
XAT 2019 Cutoff by Career Launcher-Predicted cutoff
However, the official cutoff of XAT 2019 will be released after the declaration of result of the exam. It'll be updated here as soon as it's announced. Let's have a look at the last years' expected and official cutoff to get an idea about the exam's cutoff this year.
XAT Official Cutoff 2017
Disclaimer: All information on cut-off scores/percentiles, analysis are based on independent analysis and evaluation made by Career Launcher.
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