XAT 2020 Analysis by Bulls Eye
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XAT 2020 Analysis by Bulls Eye - One of the most eminent coaching centres Bulls Eye will release its XAT 2020 analysis just after the exam. XLRI, Jamshedpur will conduct XAT 2020 on January 5 in computer-based mode. XAT 2020 analysis by Bulls Eye will be released on the evening of the day of examination. The analysis by Bulls Eye on XAT 2020 will include the difficulty level of the question paper, section wise analysis, expected cutoff for XAT 2020 and so on. XAT is conducted for admission to management programmes of the various participating institutes. XAT 2020 exam centres will be spread across 71 cities. Read this article by Careers360 to know about the expected cutoff as per Bulls Eye, difficulty level of the question paper, an overview of the exam and section wise analysis of XAT 2020.
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XAT 2020 - Overview

Exam Name

Xavier Aptitude Test 2020 (XAT)

Conducting body

XLRI Jamshedpur

Exam type

National Level Post-Graduate exam

Purpose of Test

Qualifying Test for admission to XLRI and 150+ B-schools

Mode of the Exam

Online (Computer-based)

Duration of the Exam

3 hours

Exam Pattern

Objective and Subjective questions

Negative Marking

Yes (0.25 marks or 1/4th of the total marks for each wrong answer)

XAT Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern of XAT 2020 will consist of the following sections:

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  • Verbal and Logical Ability

  • Decision Making

  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

  • General Knowledge

XAT Analysis 2020

Bulls Eye, one of the prominent coaching institutes will release the XAT 2020 analysis in the evening of the day of the exam. However, based on the previous year XAT result and analysis by Bulls Eye, candidates must keep the following information in mind while appearing for XAT 2020.

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Bulls Eye XAT Analysis - Section wise (Previous Year)

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

As per Bulls Eye analysis, quantitative ability and data interpretation section consisted of questions majorly featuring from Arithmetic, Data Interpretation and Algebra. Other areas from where the questions were asked were Base Conversion, Geometry, Algebra and Functions, Number System, Set Theory, Pipes and Cisterns, Bar Graph, Time and so forth. The difficulty level of this section was moderate. As per the experts of Bulls Eye solving 20-25 questions in 40-45 minutes was preferable. Whereas, students who are not very strong in this section must have attempted 15 questions. Check for the number of questions from various areas in the table provided below:

Number of Questions in QA-DI (2019)


Number of Questions

Tables Charts






Algebra and Functions


Profit and Loss


Data Sufficiency


Number System




Verbal and Logical Ability

Verbal and logical ability section was moderately difficult as per the analysis by Bulls Eye’s experts. This section included questions from various concepts like Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Verbal Analogies, Critical Reasoning, Contextual Understanding, Sentence Rearrangement, and pronunciation skills. Attempting more than 12 questions in this section was preferred to be good.

As per the analysis by Bulls Eye experts for XAT 2020, attempting 16 to 18 questions will be comfortable. Refer the table below to know the number of questions that were asked from various areas:

Number of Questions in Verbal and Logical Ability (2019)


Number of Questions

Reading Comprehension


Critical Reasoning


Sentence Completion


Sentence Rearrangement




Contextual Vocabulary


General Awareness

Bulls Eye experts suggested the general awareness section to be tough and attempting 7 questions was sufficient and comfortable. The total number of questions asked in this section was 25 covering the topics from static GK. Some of the areas covered in this section were:

  • Sports

  • Politics

  • Economic Data

  • Science and Technology

  • General Terms

Decision Making and Analytical Thinking

As per the analysis by Bulls Eye, questions in this section were a little tricky and the difficulty level was moderate. This section could be said to be a mixture of reading comprehension and critical reasoning. As per the experts advise, candidates must possess reasoning prowess and reading skills to attempt this section. This section consisted of total 21 questions, inclusive of 5 table based questions. The level of questions was easy to moderate. The questions were based on Case studies and Caselets covering the areas like:

  • Politics

  • Business Organization

  • Ethical Dilemma

  • Personal decisions

  • Customer retention

  • Small business units and retail shops - dealing with HR issues

  • District administration

Expected Cutoff for XAT 2020 by Bulls Eye

As per previous year expected cutoff, students can estimate the expected cutoff for XAT 2020 participating institutes.

Expected XAT 2019 Cutoff

Participating Institutes

Expected Cutoff


Score of 30+(approx. 96+%ile)

GIM, Great Lakes, LIBA, IMT (Ghaziabad)

Score of 25+(approx. 90+%ile)

XIME Bengaluru, XIM Jabalpur, BULMIM

Score of 21+(approx. 80+%ile)

Kirloskar, BIMM, ISBM etc.

Score of 18 + (approx. 70+%ile)


Score of 23+(approx. 85+%ile)


Score of 28+(approx. 95+%ile)

Note - The above expected cutoff provided is sole as per the experts of Bulls Eye and it has nothing to do with the original cutoff of XAT 2020.

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I have 59% in my 10th boards, but that was from other board, that was IGCSE(international board of England), then I got 60.04% in my 12th boards, and it was from CBSE, and in my engineering graduation, I get in my 60s aggregate, and now I am in third year, will I be eligible to sit for xat exam?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 6th Dec, 2019


xat stands for xaviours apptitude test, and there is no minimum marks criteria for appear in xat exam. a candidate need to have a bachelors degree or appearing in final year of bachelor degree program can apply for xat exam. the graduation degree duration should be atleast of 3 years course study in any discipline from a recognized university.

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What is the cutoff for OBC in CAT & XAT for IRMA ? What is the good percentile to get converted in IRMA for OBC NCL?

rishabh5978@gmail.com 5th Dec, 2019

Hello there. Hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that the cutoff varies every year. There are several factors determining the cutoff such as:-

  • Number of candidates appearing in IRMASAT 2020 exam.
  • Level of difficulty of  IRMASAT exam.
  • Number of candidates passing IRMASAT 2020

However, based on previous years cutoffs, it is expected that the Cat and XAT cutoff for OBC NCL candidates will be somewhere around 70 percentile. For your reference, I am sharing a link with you which consists of all the necessary information of the exam along with the expected cutoff.


I hope you found this answer helpful. God luck for your future.


how can I get a mba scholarships based on xat and mat entrance exams

Pranav Mishra 3rd Dec, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

You can easily get a scholarship if you get good marks in XAT and MAT exams from different colleges, As they offer scholarship in the form of fees reduction to those students who have got a good marks in different management entrance exam for example college like BIMTECH GREATER NOIDA offers scholarship to students who got more than 85 percentile in CAT, So you start finding those colleges who provides this scholarship than apply to that college and than should ask for the scholarship according to your marks or percentile.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.


last date to register for xat 2020 with late fees payment ?

Shareef 1st Dec, 2019

You can fill in the XAT application form with the last fees upto December 7th. With the late fees the amount to be paid for filling the application fees is Rs. 2000. You can make payment through Net Banking, Debit Card/Credit Card. While filling the XAT application form, you will need to fill in your personal and academic details. You will need to upload your passport size photo between 20-50KB and signature between 10-20kn in JPEG/JPG format. The fees is the same for all categories. For more information, check our page: https://bschool.careers360.com/exams/xat


can we leave 8 questions in particular section or we can leave 8 questions in over all paper in xat exam

Vijay Rachamsetti 1st Dec, 2019

Hi there,

Yes you can leave any question less than 8 questions from all of the respected 3 sections

  • Verbal And Logical Ability

  • Decision Making

  • Data Interpretation

and you cant leave more than 8 because for every 8 unattempted questions there is a negative marking of 0.05 and for every wrong answer  in GK section you can leave as it doesnt have negative marking

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