XAT Answer Key 2017 by IMS
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XAT Answer Key 2017 by IMS - After the completion of an exam, candidates are eager to know how they have performed in it. With an aim to assist candidates know about their performance in XAT exam, before the declaration of the final result, Careers360 brings to you the XAT 2017 answer key by IMS, a leading MBA coaching institute. The experts of IMS India has been released the XAT 2017 answer key. 

XAT  2017 is of three and half hour (170 minutes) duration and it will have four sets of question paper. Candidates will get an opportunity to check the answer key that will be provided by IMS for all sets i.e.  A, B, C and D.


XAT 2017 Answer Key by IMS


As soon as IMS provides the answer keys for XAT 2017, Careers360 brings it for all the candidates who have taken the exam. XAT answer key 2017 will be in PDF format and is downloadable.


XAT Answer Key 2017 by IMS

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Once, the XAT 2017 answer keys are released, candidates can determine tentatively what score they will get and in which XAT 2017 participating institutes can they apply, depending upon the cut-off. XAT 2017 result will be declared on January 31, 2017.


If the candidates are able to meet the XAT cutoff of the institute, in which they have applied, then in that would be called for other rounds of XAT selection procedure which include the Group Discussion (GD) or Written Ability Test (WAT) or Personal Interview (PI) rounds.


It is important for the candidates to know the marking scheme of XAT 2017 exam so that candidates are able to tentatively determine the marks which they will score. All the questions carry equal marks and for every wrong answer 1/4 marks will be deducted.


It was in 2016 that XLRI, the exam conducting body had introduced change in the marking scheme in terms of un-attempted questions. Beyond 13 un-attempted questions, there will be negative marking of 0.05 marks. However, in 2017, there will be negative marking of 0.05 marks for 12 un-attempted questions.


XAT 2017 exam pattern mentions that the duration is of 3.5 hours. There will be Paper 1 and Paper 2. XAT 2017, Paper 1 will be of 170 minutes and there will be 72 multiple choice questions, divided into three sectionsVerbal Ability & Logical Reasoning, Decision Making and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation. There are 24, 21 and 27 questions respectively. Paper 2 of the exam will have 25 GK questions and an essay. This section needs to be completed within 35 minutes and there is no negative marking. 




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Is EWS category included in XAT 2020 entrance exam?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019

XAT examination has no reservation system for admission to its programme. All Candidates irrespective of their Category should score a minimum aggregate of 50% in their Bachleor's degree to be eligible for XAT. So, just to answer your question, EWS Category is not included in XAT examinaiton.


does a canditate for mba after giving cat/mat/xat exam have to go for GD and PI to every private institute or do each private institute conduct GD and PI in some states?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 8th Oct, 2019
In short, yes. Each and every college has a different selection process and it is independant of each college. So, if you apply to say 10 colleges, you have to apply for each college Group discussion and personal intervuew process. The shortlisting process abd final merit list is separate for each College.

I want to do MBA in finance so should I give XAT and IIFT apart from CAT

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what is expected cutoff of cat and xat ?

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 7th Oct, 2019


Cutoff is the minimum percentile a  candidate must obtain in order to qualify for the next round of selection process.

Cutoff depends on various factors such as:

  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Total number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • Total number of seats, etc.

Also, the cutoff varies from college to college. So, it would be difficult to predict the exact cutoff. However, you can go through the link below and check the previous year CAT and XAT cutoff for reference-


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Will XAT be accepted by any of the IIMs around? If yes, then where can I expect a call from? And what would be the cut-off for the IIMs?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 1st Oct, 2019


No, IIMs conduct their admission solely on the basis of CAT scores, no other exam are taken into consideration regarding this process.

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