XAT 2020 Analysis by Career Launcher
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XAT 2020 Analysis by Career Launcher - The final objection window has been closed by XLRI Jamshedpur and the answer key remains unchanged. The final answer key of XAT 2020 has been released by XLRI on January 9, 2020. One of the esteemed coaching institutes Careers Launcher released the initial XAT 2020 analysis. According to XAT analysis 2020 by Career Launcher, overall, XAT 2020 was similar to last year’s paper in terms of difficulty level. As per the analysis of XAT 2020 by career launcher, there was confusion regarding negative marking which might have an impact of the performance of a few students. XAT Admin office has confirmed that there was negative marking for all questions, thus ending the speculation. The overall cut-off for XLRI BM is expected to go down by 3 marks to 33 because of confusion over negative marking. There was no major surprise in GK, 25 questions carried no negative mark and were of the same difficulty level as last year. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) was conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur on January 5, 2020. As per the XAT 2020 analysis by Career Launcher the duration of examination was 180 minutes along with 2 parts. Part 1 includes sections like Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation. Whereas, part 2 includes questions only from General Knowledge section which will not be considered for XAT percentile and score calculation. Read this article by Careers360 to know more about the analysis and expected cutoff by Career Launcher.
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XAT Exam Pattern 2020

Sections

Marks per correct answer

Number of Questions

Time allotted

Decision Making

21

1

-

Verbal and Logical Ability

26

1

-

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

28

1

-

General Knowledge

25

1

15 minutes

Total

99


180 minutes

Marking Scheme -

For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. On the other hand, for every unattended answer there is a penalty of 0.1 mark. In paper 2 candidates will not be marked negatively for any wrong answers.

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XAT 2020 Analysis by Career Launcher

Career Launcher released the XAT 2020 analysis on January 5, 2020 evening after XAT 2020 is conducted.

The test was divided into two parts. The first part was the usual XAT paper which had questions divided into three sections:
(i) Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning,
(ii) Decision Making, and
(iii) Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation.

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As stated by the XAT authorities earlier, the total time allotted for attempting these questions was 165 minutes.

The second part consisted of General Awareness questions. The total time allotted to this section was 15 minutes.

Each question in Part A, carried 1 mark each and attracted -0.25 marks for every incorrect attempt. Part B had no negative marking. Furthermore, the penalty for unattempted questions went beyond 8 such questions had been doubled to -0.10 from -0.05 marks.

Confusion regarding negative marking might have affected the performance of a few students. XAT Admin office has confirmed the presence of negative marking for all questions


XAT 2020 Analysis

The first part was allotted a total time of 165 minutes. Whereas, the second part consisted of one section, General Awareness. The total time allotted to second part was 15 minutes. Let’s have a look in brief at the analysis of XAT section wise:

Detailed Analysis of XAT 2020 Section-wise:

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning was tougher than last year, mainly due to the Verbal section. This would definitely make the cutoff go slightly down. There were 12 questions of Reading Comprehension with 4 passages of 3 questions each.

Along with that, there was one poem with 2 questions, a question type unique to XAT. The poem was of a moderate-difficult level of difficulty. The 2 para jumble questions were of moderate level of difficulty. The FIB questions were difficult even though the vocabulary in use wasn’t extremely difficult. Some of the CR questions were really difficult.

A serious candidate could have attempted 15-17 questions with 70% accuracy. It was definitely time-consuming and a student could have taken around 50 minutes for the section.

XAT 2020 Analysis By Career Launcher for Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning Breakup

The breakup was as follows:

Topic

Number of questions

Difficulty

Reading Comprehension

12 (4 RCs x 3)

Moderate - Difficult

CR

6

Moderate

Poem Comprehension

2 (1 poem)

Easy - Moderate

Grammar - Correct the sentence

2

Easy - Moderate

Para-jumble - 5 sentence

2

Moderate

FIB - 3 blanks

2

Moderate - Difficult


XAT 2020 Analysis of Decision Making and Analytical Reasoning

The level of the Decision Making was similar to last year but was extremely boring. Decision-Making sections in XAT have usually been extremely interesting to solve purely because of the cases that come in the section.

There were no singlets and it made the task of reading easier. There were no questions from Mathematical/Analytical Reasoning, which made the life of students easier. All the questions were situational decision making questions.

However, there were more sequencing questions which lead to lesser attempts. Clarifying all the speculations about the negative marking, you must know that Decision Making does have negative marking.

The breakup was as follows:

Section

No. of questions

Difficulty Level

Decision Making

21

Moderate

Analytical

0


Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation Analysis by Career Launcher

The section on Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation was marginally easier than last year’s QADI section. There were 20 questions of QA and most of them were from Geometry and Arithmetic. The remaining 8 questions were from 3 sets of DI. Majority of the questions from Arithmetic were easy whereas the questions on Geometry were moderate in nature.

In Data Interpretation, there were 3 sets comprising 8 questions in total. These were one set on tables, another one on bar graphs. There were also two questions Set Theory.

In a nutshell, one could have attempted 4-5 DI questions and 13-15 Quant questions in about 65-70 minutes.

The break-up was as follows:

Topic

Number of questions

Level of Difficulty

Arithmetic

8

Moderate

Algebra

3

Easy-Moderate

Coordinate Geometry

1

Moderate

Geometry

5

Moderate-Difficult

Modern Maths

1

Difficult

Number system

2

Easy

DI (Set theory)

2

Moderate

DI (Bar Graph)

3

Moderate

DI (Table based)

3

Easy-moderate

Total

28

Easy-moderate


General Knowledge

The level of difficulty of the General Knowledge section was similar to last year. This section comprised of 25 questions. Most of the questions were single-statement based. The key areas from where the questions were asked were static GK (Economy, Geography, Science and Technology) and Current GK (Business economy, personalities, and awards). Overall the difficulty level of the GK section was moderate.
An attempt of 12-14 questions fetching a score of 7-8 can be considered good.

Section

No. of questions

Difficulty Level

Current Affairs

3

Moderate

History

4

Economy & Business

4

Geography

5

Personality & Awards

2

Science & Tech

5

Polity

1

Books & Authors

1

Sports

0

Total

25

Expected XAT 2020 Cutoffs

The expected cutoffs as per our team of experts and AI-driven predictions are as follows. These have been given below along with the actual cutoffs of the previous years.

Section

2020*

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

Verbal & Logical Ability

7.5

8.25

8

8.75

7.2

7.71

7

7.5

7

7.5

7.5

8.5

Decision Making

8.75

8.25

9

8.5

8.43

7.99

8.5

8

7.5

7

8.5

8.5

Quantitative Ability

11

6.25

11.5

6.5

11.31

6.68

8.5

7

8.5

7

8

5.5

Total Aptitude

33

31

34.75

32

29.6

27.75

35

32.5

31

28

29.5

27.5



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