XAT 2021 Exam Analysis by IMS Learning
XAT 2021 Exam Analysis by IMS Learning - XLRI Jamshedpur has conducted XAT 2021 on January 3, 2021. Post the conduction of XAT 2021 exam, IMS Learning one of the leading management entrance examination preparation coaching institutes, has released the XAT 2021 detailed analysis. Careers360 brings to you the XAT 2021 analysis by IMS Learning. XAT 2021 was held across 73 exam cities in India in computer-based mode. Students appearing for XAT will be able to check their result tentatively in the third week of January on the official website. The scorecard of XAT 2021 will mention the candidate’s sectional as well as overall score. Check this complete article to know the XAT 2021 analysis by IMS Learning.
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XAT 2021 analysis by IMS Learning
IMS Learning has released detailed analysis of XAT 2021. The XAT 2021 analysis by IMS Learning mentions the section-wise details about the number of questions and difficulty level of each section. Also, IMS Learning gives detailed about the topics from which questions were asked in XAT 2021. Aspirants can also know the expected cutoff of XAT 2021 by IMS Learning.
XAT 2021 Analysis by IMS Learning
The Question Paper consisted of two time-bound parts.
No. of Questions
Marks per question
Suggested time allocation
PART – I (165 minutes) No Sectional Timing within Part - I
Verbal and Logical Ability
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
PART – II (15 minutes) No Negative Marks
No Negative Marks
Overall, XAT 2021 was roughly similar in difficulty level to XAT 2020. Verbal Ability and Decision Making sections were par with last year with a few questions in DM being difficult.
Based on the inputs received from students and IMS mentions who appeared for XAT 2021 and the actual cutoss over last two years, here we estimate the following cut-offs for XLRI BM and HRM programs.
XLRI BM Program
|VARC section||DM section||QA-DI section||Overall|
XLRI HRM Program
|VARC section||DM section||QA-DI section||Overall|
Verbal and Logical Ability Section (26 questions)
The Verbal and Logical Ability section of XAT 2021 was at par with previous year paper. There were a total of 17 Reading Comprehension questions and 9 Verbal Ability/ Reasoning questions. The Verbal ability/ Verbal Reading questions were a fair mix of Vocabulary, Grammar and Reasoning based questions (Jumbled Paragraphs and Critical Reasoning). The 17 RCs questions were distributed among six passages and one poem. THe asked poem was short one, but was abstract - at part with last year, The rest of six passages were 150 - 350 words each, they had a mixture of mostly medium to difficult questions. All the questions were application and inferential based.
|Area/ Questions||Number of questions||Level of difficulty|
|Verbal Ability/ Reasoning|
|Grammatically incorrect sentence||2||2 Medium|
|Grammatically correct sentence||1||1 Medium|
|Fill in the blanks (4 blanks)||1||1 Medium|
|Jumbled Paragraphs||2||2 Medium|
|Critical Reasoning||3||2 Medium, 1 Difficult|
|Passage 1 (Multitasking and Distraction)||3||2 Easy, 1 Medium|
|Passage 2 (Poem - Sit by Vikram Seth)||2||2 Difficult|
|Passage 3 (Uncertainty in life)||2||2 Difficult|
Passage 4 (Importance of the ability to process numbers in animals)
|3||1 Medium, 2 Difficult|
|Passage 5 (Microsoft and Windows Phone)||2||2 Medium|
|Passage 6 (Realization of truth of life)||2||2 Difficult|
|Passage 7 (Gender data gap)||3||2 Medium, 1 Difficult|
An attempt of 14-15 questions in this section in abour 55-60 minutes, with the accuracy rate of 75-80% would be considered as good attempt.
Decision Making (21 questions)
This section consisted of 21 questions, and like last year, none of the questions were quantitative.
This section consisted of 7 sets of 3 questions each. Most of the passages were short and easy to read. As usual, some questions had a fair deal of ambiguity – in that either no answer seemed correct or s more than one option appeared correct. Overall, the questions were of medium difficulty. Therefore, the choice of sets/questions to attempt would have depended mainly on your personal preferences and strengths. Overall the section was more difficult compared to last year's test.
No. of Qs.
Level of Difficulty
2 Medium, 1 Difficult
1 Easy, 1 Medium, 1 Difficult
1 Easy, 2 Medium
2 Medium, 1 Difficult
2 Easy, 1 Medium
2 Medium, 1 Difficult
1 Medium, 2 Difficult
In about 50-55 minutes, an attempt of about 12-13 questions with the accuraccy rate of 75-80% would be considered to be good.
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (28 questions)
The QA and DI section was moderate level, at par with XAT 2020. Out of 28 questions in the section, 19 were on Quantitative Ability and 9 were on Data Interpretation. Only one question was logic based. Apart from that, there were three sets on Data Interpretation with three questions each and the set on Venn Diagram was difficult while the other two sets (i.e. a set based on table and a set based on scatter plot) were medium in terms of level of Difficulty. The set based on the table also had a slight logical angle to it. There were a few sitters which should not have been missed. The section also had a number of time consuming questions. One DI set was especially time consuming.
Following is the break-up of the questions in the section:
|Quantitative Ability (19 Questions)|
|Data Interpretation (9 Questions)|
An attempt of about 17-19 questions (with about 80 per cent accuracy) in about 55-60 minutes would be considered a good attempt.
There was no break between Part-I and Part-II.
The 25 GK questions comprised 15 current affairs questions and 10 static GK questions. Overall the GK section was slightly more difficult than last year's test. 14 questions were based on national events, 10 questions were based on international events and 1 question was based on General science. s usual the questions covered a wide range of areas and gave no special advantage to specialists in any one area. The topics wise diverse - History, Science, Business, Geography, Economy, books and Authors, names of political personalities etc.
To maximize the score in this section, one should have attempted 15 questions seriously. Additionally, as there was no negative marking in this section, all the remaining questions should also have been attempted. A score of 6-7 would be considered a good score in this section.
Source: IMS Learning Official Website
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Hi there, I got 91.67% in 10th and 75.2% in 12th, if I get 9.5+ cgpa in graduation and 99.7+ percentile in CAT, then is there any chance for me to get in Any IIMs A,B,C,L,K,I, XLRI(with XAT),NITIE,SYBIOSIS ; just after graduation that is with 0 work experience ??
As you have mentioned that you have got 91.6% in 10th and 75.2% in 12th and taking into consideration that you have secured 99.7 percentile in cat so let me tell you it's a very good percentile to grab iims.
So, because of your 12th percentage there will be a certain disadvantages because it has its own weightage. But you stand fair chances for NITIE ,xlri, iim Kozhikode and some lower iims and lastly also symbiosis.
is there any chance of going out of India after doing marine logistics?
Marine logistics play an important role in international trade and commerce. Almost of the trade through sea route which always increases the need of professionals in this field. There is a wide range of scope in logistics and shipping.
After completing your degree, you can join government/ private shipping companies and various port agencies in India or in abroad. Shipping industries are one of the best sectors to make your career in India and abroad which will itself provide opportunities to go out for work.
Hope this answers your question.
if a sc category student has 67.77 in ssc , 52.27 in hsc , 7.0 cgpa in graduation and he is non engineer.if he score 99+ in cat so is there any chances that he will getting any call from old or main iim. he should target cat or he can prepare for other exam like xat , snap , nmat , iift ?
It is very difficult to state definitely whether you'll get a call from the old (IIMs I,K,L) or main (IIMs A,B,C) IIMs with your past academics records even on scoring 99+ percentile in CAT. There are reservations no doubt and you will be eligible for that, but usually for these IIMs especially IIM A,B and C, somewhat around 99 percentiles are required for non-engineers with good academic scores for non-reserved candidates.
All that said, under the CAT umbrella several other B-Schools come most of which do not see your past academics and a lot of them provide really good placements at par with IIMs. So with 99+ in CAT you'll easily be able to get calls from them.
Therefore, work hard for CAT and let fate decide what is in for you.
All the best.
how can i give free mock test? for CAT and for XAT
The official CAT 2021 sample test will be released by IIM Ahmedabad in the first week of November 2021. Candidates can take the CAT online practise exam after it is posted on the CAT's official website. Those studying for the CAT 2021 exam can take the CAT mock tests to improve their percentile score.
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Similarly XAT mock test will be updated in it's official website.
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