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XAT 2020 Analysis by Bulls Eye - One of the most eminent coaching centres Bulls Eye released its XAT 2020 analysis just after the exam. XLRI, Jamshedpu conducted XAT 2020 on January 5 in computer-based mode. XAT 2020 analysis by Bulls Eye. 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.The level of XAT 2020 was slightly easier than that of XAT 2019 as this time’ Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation’ was manageable. The major surprise this year was that many questions in a few sections and a complete section of Decision Making did not have negative marking. However this aspect was not clearly mentioned in the main instructions and therefore lot of students were not able to take the advantage of this feature. This year the number, of questions, was 75. Total time for this section was 165 minutes. There was penalty for un-attempted questions (after 8 questions) and it was only of 0.10 marks. However this feature is not going to affect the overall score significantly. This year XAT excluded essay writing as announced. There were no NON-MCQ (TITA) questions as speculated before the exam. 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.Latest: XLRI Jamshedpur released XAT 2020 result on January 16. Know all about XAT 2020 cutoff- check details.
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Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
National Level Post-Graduate exam
Purpose of Test
Qualifying Test for admission to XLRI and 150+ B-schools
Mode of the Exam
Duration of the Exam
Objective and Subjective questions
Yes (0.25 marks or 1/4th of the total marks for each wrong answer)
The exam pattern of XAT 2020 consisted of the following sections:
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Verbal and Logical Ability
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
165 Minutes + 15 Minutes for GK
Total no. of questions
75 + 25 (for GK)
All questions carried equal marks
Number of choices
One fourth of a mark& for un-attempted questions if more than 8 questions are skipped, a negative marking of 0.1 per question is applied (there were around 14 questions in verbal, 6 questions in quant, & entire section of 21 questions on DM which did not have negative marking.)
Verbal and Logical Reasoning
Bulls Eye, one of the prominent coaching institutes which released the XAT 2020 analysis. Candidates who appeared for XAT 2020 can check the detailed analysisof XAT by Bulls Eye.
Difficulty level of Quant and DI was moderate. In DI, there were two sets; one was based on revenue of four companies and it was doable. The other one was based on the GDP of different countries it was a little bit calculative. There was a set of 3 questions on Venn diagram and it was of moderate level. In Quant, the major focus was on Geometry with 6 questions on this topic which were of moderate type. The doable questions were from topics Percentage, Functions, TSD & Ratio etc. There were 2 questions based on Algebra and they were relatively easy. The overall feel of this section was moderate.
Number of Questions in QA-DI (2020)
No. of Questions
Algebra and Functions
Time, Speed & Distance
Time & work
Good Attempt: 18 - 22
Verbal and logical ability section was moderately difficult as per the analysis by Bulls Eye’s experts.
The Verbal section was moderate to tough. The surprise was that RC questions did not have negative marking. Questions were based on various areas such as Reading Comprehension, Critical reasoning, Sentence Rearrangement, & grammar. The length of the passages was moderate. The RCs were based on “Knowledge becoming commodity”, and one was based on pointless jobs not reducing inspite of market economies. There was one RC based on a poem about “fire & ice by Robert Frost”. One RC was based on ‘unnatural sources of pleasure and habituation leading to emptiness’. The one was based on ‘terms like refugees/exile treated as non-negatives. The options were very close in reading comprehension section and therefore it was time consuming. Almost half of the questions in RCs were critical reasoning based. In order to answer the questions correctly it was imperative for the candidates to identify the traps set by the examiners.
As per the analysis by Bulls Eye experts for XAT 2020, attempting 18 to 22 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 (2020)
Bulls Eye experts suggested the general awareness section to be moderately tough and attempting 7 questions was sufficient and comfortable. There were 25 questions in general awareness consisting of Static GK based questions covering Books, , Geography, art forms of states , History etc. and Current Questions based on Science and Technology, Economic Data and General terms etc. The level of this section was moderate. Since there was no negative marking in this section so by using guesswork or by elimination of options, one could have got 3-4 questions correct in addition to what one knew actually.
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.All Decision Making questions carried equal marks. This time DM also did not have negative marking. There were no questions based on analytical reasoning in this section. Decision Making consisted of 21 Questions based on contexts. Most questions were quite tricky and options were too close. The questions were based on Caselets and Case Studies taken from various areas like business organization, small business units, Ethical Dilemmas, and context based problem and solution The cases touched many diverse areas like pollution, profitability, e-commerce, supply chain, business expansion. Overall difficulty level of the section was moderate.:
The expected cutoff for XAT 2020 has been given by Bulls Eye. Students can estimate the expected cutoff for XAT 2020 participating institutes.
Score of 42+ (approx. 96%ile) :
Score of 40+ (approx. 94%ile) :
Score of 36+ (approx. 85%ile):
Great Lakes, TAPMI, IMT-G
Score of 32+ (approx. 80%ile):
GIM, LIBA, IFMR, XIM Jabalpur, BULMIM
Score of 24+ (approx. 75%ile):
XIME Bengaluru, BIMTECH, SCMS
Note - The above expected cutoff provided is solely as per the experts of Bulls Eye and it has nothing to do with the original cutoff of XAT 2020.
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Jaineel, you have secured a very good score in CMAT and XAT Examination and this score would probably fetch you the admission to some of the top B-schools in the country. Also, the cutoff or the chances of your selection to any institute may also depends on your graduation credentials, gender, category status etc. and since you have not elaborated about it, so I would answer your query in a generic way. Although, there are many colleges which you can apply for as your scores would clear most of the cutoffs, however, here is a list of some of the top colleges which you may consider:-
JAMNALAL BAJAJ INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (JBIMS), MUMBAI
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UPES, DEHRADUN
KJ SOMAIYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES AND RESEARCH, MUMBAI
GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, CHENNAI
PRIN LN WELINGKAR INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH, MUMBAI
AMRITA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, COIMBATORE
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BANK MANAGEMENT, PUNE
LOYOLA INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, CHENNAI
KIIT SCHOOL OF ,MANAGEMENT, BHUBANESHWAR
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PLANTATION MANAGEMENT, BANGALORE
GOA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, GOA
SYDENHAM INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, RESEARCH AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION, MUMBAI
Also, if you want to predict what best colleges you would get based on your scores and graduation credentials, you can visit these links
Here are some preparation tips to prepare for XAT, You can follow given below.
You require strong analytical application to handle reasoning based questions. You need to handle the test challenges more confidently for Preparing the decision making section and the essay writing. Do practise as much you can & join Mock test. Overall you need to focus more on time management, prioritization and striking a right balance between speed and accuracy.
The books you can prefer
Quantitative aptitude for XAT by Arun Sharma
Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
Verbal ability and reading comprehension by Arun Sharma
You can also prefer Career Launcher, T.I.M.E & IMS material for the preparation.
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