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XAT 2024 Analysis by Career Launcher (Expected) - Check Here

XAT 2024 Analysis by Career Launcher (Expected) - Check Here

Edited By K Beaulah Rani | Updated on Jul 20, 2023 05:37 PM IST | #XAT

XAT 2024 Analysis by Career Launcher- XLRI Jamshedpur will conduct Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2024 on January 07, 2024 as per the XAT notification. XAT 2024 will be a computer-based test for screening students for admission to PGDM/MBA programmes. XAT scores are accepted by many top MBA colleges in India but for XLRI-affiliated institutes. As usual Career Launcher will release XAT analysis 2024, where experts will look into the entire paper of XAT and will provide the expected XAT cutoff marks as per the difficulty level of the exam.

With the help of XAT 2024 analysis by Career Launcher, candidates will be able to estimate their XAT 2024 score and chances of getting admission into one of the top b-schools accepting XAT score and pursue their management career. Read the full article wherein you will get a full understanding of all the aspects related to the XAT analysis 2024 by Career Launcher. From XAT exam pattern, section-wise analysis, and expected XAT 2024 cutoff, the article tries to answer every query of a candidate in regard to XAT 2024.

XAT 2024 Exam Pattern

The question paper in XAT 2024 will be based on the following XAT exam pattern. However, the number of questions may change and a question range 100-105 can be expected this year. Past trends show the number of questions asked is different every year. And the same is expected for XAT 2024 exam. The exam pattern given below is just a reference for candidates going to appear for the XAT exam 2024. However, the rest such as marks for each question, marking scheme, total time duration, etc. are expected not to change.

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Exam Pattern of XAT 2024

Sections

Number of questions

Marks per correct answer

Time allotted

Decision making

22

1

165 Minutes


Verbal and Logical Ability

26

1

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

28

1

General Knowledge

25

1

25 Minutes

Essay01will be evaluated, if the candidate is shortlisted for the interview round

Total

102


190 Minutes

XAT 2024 Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded +1 mark

  • For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will get deducted

  • For More than 8 unattended questions there is a penalty of 0.1 mark

  • There will be no negative marking in part 2 of the XAT 2024 question paper

XAT 2024 Analysis by Career Launcher

Careers Launcher will release the XAT 2024 analysis after the entrance exam. If we talk about the last year's XAT analysis, the XAT question paper was divided into two parts. The first part consisted of a total of three sections and there was no sectional time limit in this part. There were three sections in part one such as:

  1. Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

  2. Decision Making

  3. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

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Part two had questions from the General Awareness and an Essay and the total time allotted for this part was 25 minutes.

In the entrance test, the students had 100 MCQ questions and an essay writing question to answer in 190 minutes.

If talked about the difficulty level, Verbal and Logical Ability was easy to moderate and Decision-Making section is slightly tough. The Quantitative Aptitude was easy and the Data Interpretation section was moderately more difficult.

Considering the trends over the past years, there are few changes in number of questions and difficulty level of questions in the XAT exam. Candidates appearing for XAT 2024 are advised to prepare for the entrance exam with past trends in mind in order to score well.

According to CL experts, the section-wise good score for XAT 2024 would be:

  • Verbal and Logical Ability: 9+

  • Decision Making: 6.5+

  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation: 9+

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XAT 2024 Exam Pattern & Expected Cutoff

XAT is divided into two papers - Paper I and Paper II. Paper-I has 75 questions with a time limit of 165 minutes. Paper-II consists of general knowledge questions (25) and an essay with a time limit of 25 minutes. Therefore, the total time limit for the exam will be 190 minutes.

XAT 2024 Marking Scheme:

For the MCQs, students will get +1 mark for every correct answer. As there is negative marking, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Moreover, if a candidate leaves more than 8 questions unattended in the XAT Paper, a penalty of 0.10 marks will be awarded to them for every unattempted question after the limit of 8 questions.

Paper

Section

Total Questions (Expected)

Total Marks

Good Score

Paper - I

Verbal and Logical Ability

26

26

9+

Decision Making

21

21

6.5+

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

28

28

9+

Overall

Non-engineer Female: 27, Non-engineer Male: 30, Engineer female: 30, Engineer male: 32-33

Previous Year XAT Analysis by Career Launcher

Verbal and Logical Ability

In XAT 2023, Verbal Ability is easy to moderate and Logical Reasoning is moderate to difficult there was a total of 12 questions from Reading Comprehension which had a total of 4 passages with 3 questions each. Due to passage sometimes it is hard to manage time.

Along with the passage, there was a poem with questions. The poem is generally moderate to difficult. Questions asked in para jumbles were moderate to difficult and FIB questions, extremely difficult.

If the same is expected for XAT 2024, then a candidate who will do 16-18 questions with an accuracy probability of 70 percent will be able to ace this section. It is highly advisable to not spend more than 50 minutes in the Verbal and Logical Ability section. Here is the previous year's XAT exam analysis by CL.

Verbal and Logical Ability Breakup

Topic

Number of questions

Doable

Reading Comprehension

12 (4 RCs x 3)

8

Poem Comprehension

2 (1 Poem)

1

CR

7

3

Para Jumble - 5 sentences

1

1

Grammar - Correct the sentence

3

2

FIB - 3 blanks

1

1

Decision Making and Analytical Reasoning

As per Career Launcher's last year's analysis of XAT Decision Making and Analytical Reasoning, the questions from the Decision Making section were increased from 21 to 22. This year, the section had 6 sets with 3 questions each, 2 sets with 2 questions each, and 1 set with 3 questions that brought back the old DI-type decision-making questions. This made it a bit more difficult than last year. Attempting 15 to 17 questions in this section is good.

Decision-Making and Logical Reasoning Breakup

Section

Number of questions

Doable

3 Question Sets

15

2

2 Question Sets

4

2

3 Question DI Type Set

3

3

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

There will be a total of 28 questions, questions asked in the Quantitative Ability section and most of them are from Arithmetic and Geometry. The rest of the questions are from Data Interpretation. In XAT 2023, most of the questions are from arithmetic followed by algebra and numbers. Attempting 16 to 18 questions in this section is good.

QA & DI Breakup

Topic

Number of questions

Doable

Algebra

4

3

Arithmetic

8

5

Geometry

3

1

DI -Economic activity & subjective well being(1 Set)

3

2

Trigonometry

1

1

Number System

4

3

Data Sufficiency

2

2

investment

2

1

Probability

1

0

Total

28

16- 18

General Knowledge

It is expected that the difficulty level of General Knowledge will be moderate. A total of 25 questions will be asked in this section. Most of the asked questions will be single statement based. Basically, questions are asked from Static GK (Geography, Economy, Science and Technology) and the rest of the questions will be from Current GK (Personalities, Business economy and awards).. Attempting a total of 10 to 14 questions with an accuracy level of 80% can be considered good.

Essay Section

In the essay section, the candidates had three options and can choose one from it.

General Awareness Breakup

Section

Number of questions

Difficulty level

History

4

-

Current Affairs

3

Geography

5

Economy & Business

4

Science & Tech

5

Personality & Awards

2

Books & Authors

1

Polity

1

Sports

0

Total

25

XAT Previous Year Cutoffs

Candidates can check the previous year XAT cutoffs below. The past XAT cutoff trends given in the table below will be helpful in predicting the XAT 2024 expected cutoff. Just have a look at them for reference.

Previous Year XAT Cutoff

Section

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

BM


HRM


BM

HRM

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

BM

HRM

Verbal & Logical

Ability

8-8.59-9.5

7.5

8.25

8

8.75

7.2

7.71

7

7.5

7

7.5

7.5

8.5

Decision Making

8.5-98-8.5

8.75

8.25

9

8.5

8.43

7.99

8.5

8

7.5

7

8.5

8.5

Quantitative Ability

10.5-118-8.5

11

6.25

11.5

6.5

11.31

6.68

8.5

7

8.5

7

8

5.5

Total Aptitude

32.5-33.530-31

33

31

34.75

32

29.6

27.75

35

32.5

31

28

29.5

27.5


Note: The overall cutoff will be as below:

  • Non-engineer female: 27
  • Non-engineer male: 30
  • Engineer female: 30
  • Engineer male: 32-33

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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.

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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.

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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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