XAT 2019 Expected Cutoff and Analysis
Ranjini Basu, 17 Jan 2019, #XAT
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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. 


XAT 2019 Analysis 

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

Part

Section

Number of Questions

Duration

Part 1

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

26

165 minutes


Decision Making

21


Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

27


Total

74

Part 2

General Knowledge

25

15 minutes


Changes introduced in XAT 2019

  • XAT Exam Pattern 2019- Essay Writing section has been removed from XAT 2019. Now the exam has four sections. They are Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR), Decision Making (DM), Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation (QA & DI), General Knowledge (GK).
  • Change of XAT Test Centre 2019- Agartala has been removed. Now the exam will be held across 46 cities in India. This year, XLRI had allowed the candidates to change their XAT Test city preference. They could write an email to [email protected] mentioning their XAT ID, Date of Birth, Father's Name, City Chosen and updated city requesting for the change until the stipulated date. A candidate could apply for the change only once. However, the change of XAT test city option was provisional and XLRI's decision to allot test centres and cities was considered final.
  • Test Duration- XAT 2019 will be conducted in three (3) hours duration on January 6, 2019. Until last year the exam duration was 3:35 hours.
  • Application Fee- The application fee has been revised from Rs. 1650/- to Rs. 1700/- from this year onward (XAT 2019)

XAT Analysis 2019  - Part 1

The part one of XAT exam consisted of Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation. 

XAT Analysis – Verbal and Logical Ability

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 

Topic

No. of questions

Difficulty

Good Attempts

Reading Comprehension

12 (4 passages of 3 questions each)

Moderate-Difficult

7-8

CR

5

Moderate-Difficult

3

Poem Comprehension

2 (1 poem)

Bizarre

-

Analogy

1

Difficult

-

Antonym

1

Moderate

1

Para-jumble (5 sentence)2Moderate
1-2

FIB - 3 blanks

3

Difficult

1-2

 


XAT Analysis – Decision Making 

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

Topic

No. of questions

Difficulty

Good Attempts

Situational

21

Moderate

16-17

XAT Analysis – Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

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

Topic

No. of questions

Difficulty

Arithmetic

4

Easy 

Algebra

7

Easy-Moderate

Co-ordinate Geometry + Trigo


4Moderate
Geometry4Moderate-difficult

Data Sufficiency

2

Moderate 

DI (time zone)

3

Moderate-difficult

DI- Mixed Graph

3

Easy-Moderate

Total

27

Easy-Moderate

 

XAT Analysis – Part 2 

The second part of XAT 2019 consisted of General Knowledge. 

XAT Analysis - 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

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty

History

1

Moderate

Geography

4

Moderate-Difficult

Economy & Business

7

Easy-Moderate

Current Affairs

2

Easy

Personality & Awards

3

Moderate

Science & Tech

2

Moderate

Polity

2

Easy

Miscellaneous

2

Moderate-Difficult

Sports

2

Easy-Moderate

Total

25

Moderate

 Some of the GK questions from current affairs were as follows:

  • Horlicks was recently bought by which mega FMCG brand?
  • Which are the three sessions of parliament?
  • Which of the channels does not belong to Viacom18?
  • Who was recently appointed as chairman of SBI?
  • Which of the following Telecom Giants will launch gigafiber broadband? (Vodafone, Airtel, Jio)

XAT Expected Cutoff 2019 

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                                                                                                                    

            


            

        
XLRI                    

XIMB

        
SP Jain        GIM        IMT        Great Lakes        
            

Topic

        
            

BM

        
            

HRM

        
            

GMP

        
            

BM

        
            

HRM

        
            

VA

        
            

6-6.5
(78%ile)

        
            

6.5-7
(80%ile)

        
            

-

        
            

5.75-6
(75%ile)

        
            

5.75-6
(75%ile)

        
            

-

        
            

-

        
            

-

        
            

DM

        
            

8-8.5
(77%ile)

        
            

7.5-8
(72%ile)

        
            

-

        
            

7.75-8.10
(75%ile)

        
            

7.75-8.10
(75%ile)

        
            

-

        
            

-

        
            

-

        
            

QA

        
            

9.5-10
(88%ile)

        
            

5.5-6
(70%ile)

        
            

-

        
            

6.5-7
(75%ile)

        
            

6.5-7
(75%ile)

        
            

-

        
            

-

        
            

-

        
            

Total

        
            

27.5-29
(94+ile)

        
            

25.5-27
(92+ile)

        
            

19.25-19.5
(70+ %ile)

        
            

26-26.5
(90%ile)

        
            

25.5-26
(88%ile)

        
            

27-27.5
(93%ile)

        
            

24.2-24.5
(85%ile)

        
            

26-26.50
(90%ile)

        
            

22-22.5
(80%ile)

        


The following tables bring the XAT cutoff of the previous years for XLRI Jamshedpur.

XAT 2017 Cutoff

Section

BM

HR

VA

79.46

76.69

DM

76.84

71.628

QA

88.7

70.07

Total

96

92.55

XAT 2016 Cutoff

XAT Programme

XAT Percentile

VA & LR

DM

QA & DI

Total

BM

77.47

78.042

88.60

96

HR

69.128

68.978

69.00

94.4

GMP

-

-

-

69

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XAT 2019 Answer Key and Result 

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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