XAT Answer Key 2021 - The expert panel of Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) will release the final answer key of XAT 2021. Before releasing the XAT 2021 answer key, the authorities will provide the response sheet of the candidates who will have appeared for XAT 2021. With the help of response sheet candidates can know the number of correct and incorrect questions attempted by them. Also, students can estimate their score of XAT 2021 before the announcement of result. Soon after the release of the response sheet/ XAT answer key 2020 candidates can raise the object till the prescribed date. After analysing the objections raised by the aspirants, authorities will release the final XAT answer key 2021 in the second week of January 2021. Previous year final answer key of XAT remains unchanged. XAT is a national level entrance test conducted for admission to top b schools accepting XAT score. XAT 2021 is expected to be held in the first week of January 2021.

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XAT Answer Key Important Dates 2021

The important dates of XAT answer key 2021 marks the tentative date for release of response sheet, objection window and final answer key. The dates will be updated as soon as authorities will release the brochure.

XAT 2021 Important Dates



XAT 2021 Exam Date

First week of January 2021

Release of Response Sheet

First week of January 2021

Last date to raise objection

Second week of January 2021

Final Answer Key

Second week of January 2021

Announcement of Result

Third week of January 2021

Steps to download XAT 2021 Answer Key

Students can refer to the steps mentioned below to download the response sheet and answer key of XAT 2021:

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Step 1- Click on the link provided- (Link will be active as soon as authorities release it.)

Step 2- Click on ‘Login’ tab.

Step 3- Enter the login credentials:

  • XAT ID

  • Password

Step 4- Now click on ‘Candidate response’ tab.

Step 5- Screen will display the candidate’s response in XAT 2021 along with the questions.

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Step 6- Download the file and verify responses.

How to Calculate the XAT 2021 Score using Answer Key

Step 1- Compare the system recorded response and correct answers provided by the panel.

Step 2- Now calculate the score of the correct and incorrect responses by following the marking scheme of XAT 2021:

Marking Scheme of XAT 2021:



Marking Scheme

Credit 1 mark for every correct answer

Negative Marking

  • Deduct 0.25 mark for any wrong answer

  • Deduct 0.05 mark per unattempted question for more than 8 unattempted questions.

How to Raise Objection Against XAT Answer Key 2021?

Soon after the release of the response sheet candidates will be given the opportunity to raise objection against any answer they don’t feel is correctly marked. The objection window will open tentatively in the second week of January 2021 in online mode only. To know how to raise objection refer the steps mentioned below:

Step 1- Visit the official website- Click Here (Link will be active when available)

Step 2- Screen will display the login page

Step 3- Enter the logon credentials:

  • XAT ID

  • Password

Step 4- Click on ‘Raise Objection’ tab.

Step 5- Now enter the following details:

  • Question paper part name

  • Question ID

  • Selection nature of questions

  • Remarks

Step 6- Now upload the document of proof against the objection raised. (It is compulsory to upload a document without which the objection will not be considered)

Step 7- Lastly, click on ‘submit’ tab.

Previous Years’ XAT Answer Key and Question Paper

Students can refer to the links of the previous year response sheets to know how to verify and calculate score for XAT 2021.

Previous Year XAT Question Papers & Solutions


Question Paper with solutions

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XAT Exam Pattern 2021

Before verifying the response candidates must be through with the exam pattern of XAT 2021 and its marking scheme. Refer the table below for details:

XAT Exam Pattern 2020


No. of Questions

Total Marks Allotted

Total Time

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation



180 Minutes

Verbal and Logical Ability (VA and LR)


Decision Making (DM)


General Knowledge (GK)



XAT Result 2021

Authorities will declare the result of XAT 2021 after the release of final answer key. The XAT 2021 result will be available online tentatively in the last week of January 2021. XAT result 2021 will include overall and subject wise scores and percentile of the student. To download the scorecard candidates will have to enter their XAT ID and password which was created at the time of registration.

XAT Cutoff 2021

Cutoff of XAT 2021 is the minimum marks required by the candidate to qualify for the selection rounds of the participating institutes. The cutoff will be published in online mode to shortlist candidates for selection rounds. Students must know that various factors are taken into consideration while releasing the cutoff of XAT 2021 such as difficulty level of the question paper, number of students registered and appeared for exam, number of seats available and so forth.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - XAT Answer Key 2021

Question: Can I raise objection for more than one question?


Yes, candidates can raise objection for more than one question.

Question: Is there any negative marking for unattempted questions?


Yes, if more than 8 questions are unattempted than for every question 0.5 marks will be deducted.

Question: What is the maximum marks for XAT 2021?


Maximum marks of XAT 2021 is 100 marks.

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Hello,Im preparing for XAT 2020. Could you please suggest a good online coaching for this exam?

Manish Singh 22nd Mar, 2020

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I dont have CAT, MAT, XAT scorecard. Can I apply MBA at christ university for Phase II?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 17th Mar, 2020


To be eligible to get admission in Christ University you need to appear and qialify in any of CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT/GRE/ATMA along with 50% or above aggregate in bachelor's degree from a recognized board or university.If you do not have any of the above mentioned exams score then you are not eligible to get admission.

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Now Im studying in B.Tech 3rd year. How can I start preparing for various MBA Entrance exams? I am not taking any Tuition. How can I prepare myself for the exams?

Smrity 15th Mar, 2020


For MBA entrance exams start solving the past year question papers get thorough with the pattern of the paper.

Work on the logical Reasoning and quantitative aptitude as practice makes you perfect and try to grasp the necessary details and current affairs.

Even if you are not taking tuition, if you practice, solve as many sample papers as you can and be confident while giving the paper you can for sure get the best institution for you.

To get the sample papers for MBA Entrance exams Visit the link below:


I hope this helps.

All the Best!


So my situation is this, i have 47% in graduation and got 80 percentile in XAT, so this is limiting my options for admissions in mba colleges. What should i do?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 2nd Mar, 2020

Dear aspirant,

Yes this will limit your options for admission in MBA colleges as most of these MBA colleges look at past academic performance of the candidate. Your percentage will definitely be a hindrance in your admission into any top IIM college or XLRI.

You can always take admission in tier 2/3 management colleges.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


Can I apply in XISS without XAT score card??/

Mahima Bahl 2nd Mar, 2020

Hello candidate,

XISS admissions are ongoing, if you are desirous of seeking admission at Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi will have to appear in an all India level management admission test. XISS, Ranchi considers only the following three admission test scores for shortlisting the candidates i.e. XAT, CAT and CMAT.

If you have not given XAT 2020, you can apply through CAT, CMAT as well.

One last GDPI session is scheduled to be conducted on 3rd March, 2020 at Ranchi. For more information, please check XISS Ranchi Admission 2020 .

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