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XAT 2024 Analysis and Expected Cutoff by Bulls Eye - Check here

XAT 2024 Analysis and Expected Cutoff by Bulls Eye - Check here

Edited By Abhimanyu Ravi C R | Updated on Jul 14, 2023 01:12 PM IST | #XAT

XAT 2024 Analysis by Bulls Eye - One of the most eminent coaching centers, Bullseye will release the exam analysis after XAT 2024 to be held on January 7, 2024. The application process for XAT 2024 will start tomorrow, July 15, 2024. The XLRi will conduct the XAT exam in computer-based mode for a duration of 190 minutes. The XAT 2024 analysis by Bulls Eye will include the difficulty level of the question paper, section-wise analysis, the expected cutoff for XAT 2024, and so on.

XAT 2024 Analysis by Bulls Eye

The difficulty level of XAT 2024 is expected to be similar to XAT 2023. The essay writing which was scrapped earlier has been reintroduced. Going by the trends, Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) may be moderate to difficult. The RCs in the Verbal section, as usual, will be a bit easier than other sections in XAT exam.

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The overall difficulty level is expected to be moderate to difficult. Read this article by Careers360 to know about the expected cutoff as per Bulls Eye, the difficulty level of the question paper, an overview of the exam, and a section-wise analysis of XAT 2024.

XAT 2024- Overview


Exam Name

Xavier Aptitude Test (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 XAT Exam

Online (Computer-based)

Duration of the Exam

3 hours 10 minutes

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 2024

The XAT 2024 exam pattern and XAT 2024 syllabus consists of the following sections:

  • Verbal and Logical Ability

  • Decision Making

  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

  • General Knowledge

  • Essay Writing

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XAT 2024 Test Pattern


Time allotted

165 Minutes + 25 Minutes for GK + 10 Minutes for Essay

Total no. of questions

75 + 25 (for GK) + 01 (for Essay)

Marking Scheme

All questions carried equal marks (Essay will be evaluated after the candidate gets shortlisted for the interview.)



Number of choices


Negative Marking

  • 1 mark for every correct answer
  • A penalty of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Part I
  • A penalty of 0.10 marks after every 8 unattempted questions in Part I
  • No negative marking in Part II
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XAT Analysis 2024 by BullsEye (Expected)

Overview of Different Sections


Total Marks


Verbal and Logical Reasoning



Decision Making



Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation



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The detailed XAT analysis 2024 will be released once the exam is over. Meanwhile, candidates can check the previous year's XAT analysis by Bullseye.

Previous Year's XAT Analysis

Bulls Eye, one of the prominent coaching institutes released the XAT 2023 analysis after the completion of the exam. Candidates who will be attempting the XAT 2024 can check the detailed analysis of XAT 2023 by Bulls Eye to get an idea of exam.

Section I- Verbal & Logical Reasoning


No. of Questions





Sentence Rearrangement


Sentence Completion/Close




Good Attempt: 20-22

Section II- Decision Making


No. of Questions

Decision Making


Good Attempt: 16-18

Section III- Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation


No. of Questions



Number System






Modern Math





4 sets of 3 questions each

Good Attempt: 16-18

Section IV- General Knowledge

There were 25 questions in General Knowledge 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 gotten 6-7 questions correct in addition to what one knew actually.

Good Attempt: 12-14

Section V- Essay Writing

The students have to select one topic from two given topics. One of the topics was ‘capitalism and democracy cannot co-exist and another was ‘In management, we do not need people who have never experienced setbacks. Such people are highly risk averse because business schools mainly focus on stellar academic achievements during admissions, and the selected students turn out to be average managers’. The essays required critical reasoning to analyze the topics. However, both topics were easy in terms of understanding them and then reflecting on them in writing.

XAT 2022 exam Analysis by Bullseye

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

The level of Quantitative Aptitude (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI) was moderate to tough. In QA, there were 16 questions from varied topics like Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Number system, Clock and Calendar and one DS equation. Some questions had close choices and required careful calculation. In DI, there were 4 blocks of 3 questions each. One was on line graph, one Bar, one LR set and one on Maxima Minima. The DI blocks were of moderate to tough in difficulty level and some were time-consuming. The selection of questions was very important to score decent marks in this section.

Number of Questions in QA-DI in XAT 2022

DescriptionNumber of questions
Modern Math3
Number of systems7
DI4 sets of 3 questions each

Good Attempt: 15-17

Verbal and Logical Ability

The Verbal section was moderate to tough. The questions were based on Reading Comprehension, Sentence Rearrangement, Critical Reasoning, and Grammar. The length of the passages was moderate level. One of the RCs was based on "number crunching", and one RC was based on "Gender inequality". Another RC is based on a short poem. One RC was based on "Multitasking & Swiftness". The options were very close in the 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. The entire section was dominated by Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning. The questions on Grammar were based on fundamentals. The overall fee of the section was moderate.

Number of Questions in Verbal and Logical Ability (2022)

DescriptionNumber of questions
Sentence Rearrangement2
Sentence Completion2

Good Attempt: 12-14

General Awareness

There were a total of 25 questions in General Awareness consisting of Static GK-based questions covering Books, Art forms of states, Geography, History, etc, and Current Questions based on Economic Data and General terms, Science and Technology, 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 6-7 questions correct in addition to what one knew actually.

Decision Making and Analytical Thinking

All Decision Making (DM) questions carry equal marks. The decision-making section consisted of 21 questions based on contexts. There were 7 sets of 3 questions each. Most of the questions were quite tricky and the options were too close. The questions were based on Caselets and Case Studies taken from various areas like business organizations, small business units, ethical dilemmas, and context-based problems and solutions. The cases ranged from recruitment, use of vehicles, school fees during the pandemic to running a food business in a hospital and environmental concerns. The cases primarily revolved around ethics. The overall difficulty level of the section was moderate.

Number of Questions in Decision Making (2022)

DescriptionNumber of questions
Decision Making21

Good attempt- 12-14

XAT 2024 Cutoff by Bulls Eye

The expected XAT cutoff 2024 will be given by Bullseye. Students can estimate the expected cutoff XAT 2024 participating institutes on the following basis.

Expected XAT Cutoff 2024

Expected Cutoff Participating Institutes
Score of 31.5+ (approx. 98%ile)XLRI (BM)
Score of 30+ (approx. 96%ile)XLRI (HR)
Score of 28+(approx. 94%ile)XIMB Bhubhaneshwar
Score of 25+ (approx. 85%ile)Great Lakes, TAPMI, IMT-G
Score of 22+ (approx. 80%ile)GIM, LIBA, IFMR, XIM Jabalpur, BULMIM
Score of 18+ (approx. 75%ile)XIME Bengaluru, BIMTECH, SCMS


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Jaipuria Institute of Management Jaipur
Jaypee Business School
Dayananda Sagar Business School Bangalore
NSB Academy Bangalore
NDIM New Delhi

Hello Aspirant

Seeing your marks, it is evident you are good in academics. Thus, you can get into a good MBA college but mind you, it won't be easy because there are thousands of students who are as good as you, if not better. MBA colleges do not choose candidates solely based on academic performance, although it has a big weightage in their selection process. They test your presence of mind, intellect, and communication skills through Group Discussions and Interviews.

The safest way to get into a good MBA college is to score 96-97+ percentile and do really well in GD and  PI. Top MBA colleges in India are IIMs, XISS (Ranchi), TISS, Delhi School of Business, and Symbiosis.

Hope this helps

Hello Aspirant

Congratulations on your score, There are many good B schools at 80-85%ile in CAT and XAT
1)Great Lakes, Chennai
3) Goa Institute of Management
Do your research about these colleges as to what is their average package, the roles offered.

Colleges like NIBM specialize in Finance, and IRMA has a lot of sales marketing Roles. So ultimately the choice is yours which specialization you want to pursue.

Hello Aspirant,
Hope you are well

The  XAT cut-offs for IMT Nagpur and Welingkar Institute for their MBA program is between 70-80 percentile. So you have a good chance of getting a call from both institutes. However, the chances of conversion depend on your 10th, 12th, graduation marks.

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