XAT Answer Key 2018

XAT Answer Key XAT Answer Key 2018 - XLRI Jamshedpur will release the XAT 2018 answer key tentatively in the third week of January. XAT answer key 2018 will be available in online mode only. XLRI Jamshedpur will also release the answer sheets and the question papers along with the XAT 2018 answer key. XAT 2018 has been conducted on Sunday, January 7, 2018. This is the first time when XAT has been held in computer based mode. The answer key of XAT 2018 will help candidates to calculate the estimated score and analyse whether they meet the cutoff of XLRI and other top B-schools or not. In case coaching institutes like T.I.M.E., IMS Learning, Career Launcher etc. release XAT answer key 2018, we will post it on this page. XAT takers can find here the complete information about XAT 2018 answer key including the steps to download, previous year’s answer keys and solutions.

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Important Dates related to XAT Answer Key 2018


Important Dates

XAT 2018

January 7, 2018

XAT 2018 Answer Key

Third week of January 2018 (tentative)

XAT 2018 result

January 31, 2018

How to Download XAT Answer Key 2018

  • Visit the official website of XAT 2018 or this page

  • Click on the link indicating answer key of XAT 2018 or Login through XAT 2018 credentials, i.e. user ID and password

  • Click on the link indicating XAT 2018 answer sheet Or Download the answer key in PDF format

  • Match the correct answer option with your marked answer option and calculate the estimated score

To Download XAT 2018 Answer Key – Click here (Link will be available as soon as it is released by conducting authority)


Important Links:

Previous Year’s XAT Answer Key and Question Paper


Candidates can check the previous years' XAT answer key and question papers from the table given below:


XAT Question papers with Answer key


Question Paper with solutions

Answer Key


Click here (Set A)

Click here (Set A,B,C,D)

Click here (GK)


Click Here (Set B)

Click here (Set A,B,C,D)

Click here (GK)

Significance of XAT Answer Key 2018

  • Candidates can calculate the score based on the XAT 2018 marking scheme, which is one mark for each correct answer, -0.25 for each wrong answer.

  • For unattempted questions beyond 8, there is negative marking of 0.05 marks. 

XAT Exam Pattern 2018 - Apart from the change in mode of conduct, XAT 2018 exam pattern has remained same as that of last year. Although the exam is computer-based, the essay has to be written on paper.


XAT 2018 Structure



No. of Questions

Total Marks

Total Time

Negative Marking

Paper 1

Decision Making (DM)



3:50 hrs

  • 0.25 for any wrong answer

  • 0.05 for more than 8 unattempted questions

Verbal and Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA & DI)

Paper 2

General Knowledge (GK)



.40 hrs

  • No Negative Marking

Essay Writing

1 essay



XAT Cutoff 2018 - Based on the estimated score, test takers can also gauge which XAT participating institute cutoffs they can fulfil and have admission chances. Last year, the XAT cutoff for XLRI Jamshedpur was 96 percentile for the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management programme and 92.55 percentile for Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management programme.


XLRI Jamshedpur will declare the programme wise XAT cutoff along with the result. Check below the last year’s XAT cutoff for XLRI.

  • BM Programme – 96 percentile

  • HR Programme – 92.55 percentile

  • GMP Programme - 22+

XAT Result 2018 - The result of XAT 2018 will be declared on January 31, 2018. Test takers will have to visit the official website and login through their XAT 2018 credentials to download score card carrying sectional and overall scores and percentiles.


Approximately 90,000 candidates have appeared for XAT 2018. Around 150 B-schools across India will be accepting XAT scores for admission to their management programmes.

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