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XAT Exam Pattern 2020 - XAT exam pattern lays down the complete information about XAT test. Candidates who wish to appear for the exam must possess good knowledge about the exam pattern of XAT 2020 as it will help them to structure their preparation. By knowing the XAT exam pattern 2020 beforehand, candidates would get familiar with the type of questions and other details pertaining to XAT 2020. The exam was of three hours. According to new XAT exam pattern, there is no essay. In this article by Careers360, XAT aspirants can check all the relevant details related to exam pattern of XAT 2020, previous year trends, type of questions asked and sections.Latest: XAT 2020 result has been announced in online mode on January 16. Know all about XAT 2020 Cutoff
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XAT 2020 Exam Pattern:
XAT exam pattern has undergone some changes in terms of duration and sections. Let's have a glance at the modified XAT 2020 exam pattern.
Total Marks Allotted
No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
0.25 marks for any wrong answers.
0.05 marks for more than 8 unattempted questions.
Verbal and Logical Ability (VA and LR)
Decision Making (DM)
General Knowledge (GK)
All the questions carry one mark each. XAT 2020 had negative marking as well; 0.25 or ¼ will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Questions that are left unattempted would also have negative marking. Last year, if there were more than 8 unattempted questions, then there was a deduction of 0.1 marks for each unattempted question. Now the number has increased from 8 to 12 from 2018 onwards.
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Verbal And Logical Ability
Duration: The duration of the XAT 2020 was 3 hours (180 minutes) from 9.30 AM till 12.30 PM
Mode of exam: XAT 2020 was conducted in a computer-based mode. Candidates were assigned a computer where they had to answer the questions that are displayed on the screen. They had to choose the right answers from the given set of options given. Candidates were also provided with rough sheets during the test.
Total no. of questions and duration
Essay Topic: 1
Duration: 210 minutes
0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect response
1 mark will be awarded for each question answered correctly
0.05 marks will be deducted for a maximum of 8 questions that are left unanswered left unattempted
1 mark will be given for each correct answer
0.05 marks will be subtracted, for a maximum of 12 questions left unattempted left unattempted
1 mark will be added for each correct response
0.05 marks will be subtracted, for a maximum of 13 questions left unattempted
Duration: 140 minutes
Duration: 210 minutes
Apart from the marking scheme and duration of the test, the other important aspects of XAT exam pattern are given below:
While attempting XAT 2020, it is not mandatory for the candidate to answer all the questions at one go.
As per the exam pattern of XAT 2020, while answering the questions, there will be a timer on the right-hand side corner of the computer screen to track of the time.
There is no specified sequence which the candidate has to follow while answering the questions.
While responding to the questions, candidates will get to know how many questions they have answered and how many are still left unattempted.
During XAT, candidates will have the option to change the response to a particular question if they feel it is incorrect.
Candidates will have an opportunity within the given time frame to answer any question if they did not respond to it earlier.
According to XAT exam pattern, the candidate will get to see one question at a time
On responding to the answer, the candidate will have to click on ‘next question’ or click ‘previous question’, if they want to go back.
Another aspect of the exam pattern of XAT 2020 is that the candidates would get an opportunity to change the response by using the ‘Erase’ button at the bottom of the screen.
On the bottom of the screen, candidates would get to see ‘Tag’ and ‘De-Tag’ tabs. By using these tabs, candidates will be able to review a particular question later on. They can use the ‘De-tag’ tab to remove the bookmark.
In order to know the status of every question as per the XAT exam pattern, on the right hand of the computer screen, candidates would see a question palette. This palette has different colours and each of them indicates the status of every question.
Purple colour represents that the question has been answered and marked for review
Yellow colour represents that the question hasn't been answered and kept for review
White colour represents that the question hasn't been answered
Green colour represents that the question has been answered
Note: The questions that are marked for review or attempted will be considered as attempted unless the candidate uses the ‘Erase’ button on the screen.
Whenever a candidate press on ‘previous question’ or ‘next question’ tab then the selected answers are saved automatically.
‘Preview Submit’ Button: When a candidate finishes the XAT exam within the allotted time, then they may click on ‘preview submit’ button. However, candidates are not allowed to exit from the examination hall. They can only leave the hall after the completion of stipulated time (3 hours)
Most of the selections made by the candidates will be on an autosave mode.
XAT 2020 does not have a specific syllabus. Most of the interested candidates refer to the previous years' question papers and XAT sample papers. However, there is no set of standard when it comes to XAT exam. The test will primarily be divided into four sections. Some of the topics which form part of XAT Syllabus 2020 are:
Verbal And Logical Ability: This section includes questions on fill in the blanks, reading comprehension, vocabulary, sentence correction.
Decision Making: This section comprises questions on analytical reasoning, arithmetic, situational
Data Interpretation: Questions in this section will be from algebra, data analysis and interpretation, data sufficiency, table, bar charts, scatter plots, arithmetic, etc
General Knowledge: In the general knowledge section of XAT 2020, candidates will get to answer questions from history, culture, books, films, philosophy, economics.
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You stand a chance to get into the following colleges:
Name of College
Total Fees (approx.)
Goa Institute of Management, Goa
Rs 15.98 lakh
FORE School of Management, Delhi
Rs 14.98 lakh
Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai
Rs 10.70 lakh
Institute of Financial Management & Research, Chennai
Rs 12.00 lakh
Great Lakes Institute of Management
Rs 18.94 lakh
TA Pai Management Institute
Rs 13.00 lakh
* IRMA, Anand
Rs 11.50 lakh
* MICA, Ahmedabad
Rs 18.50 lakh
KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
Rs 7.08 lakh
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Rs 9.52 lakh
Lal Bahadur Shashtri Institute of Management (Delhi)
Rs 14.95 lakh
BITS Pilani Dept. of Management
Rs 4.91 lakh
Institute of Management, Banaras Hindu University
Rs 16.95 lakh
Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
Rs 7.36 lakh
Department of Management Studies, IIM Madras )
Rs 7 lakh
Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee
Rs 8 lakh
Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur
Rs 12.05 lakh
School of Management, Manipal University
Rs 6.86 lakh
University Business School, Chandigarh
Delhi School of Management-DTU
Rs 3.17 lakh
Department of Management Sciences, Pune University
Rs 1.33 lakh
Delhi School of Economics
Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirapalli
Rs 13.75 lakh
*IRMA, Anand and MICA, Ahmedabad accept CAT score to screen candidates for their own entrance exams – IRMASAT . Candidates applying to these two institutes must note that having CAT score will not make them eligible for admission. They will have to appear for these in house exams to be able to qualify for Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
Since the cutoffs are yet to be announced and it will be announced once the ranks are calculated I,e after the april session. therefore it very difficult to predict the cutoffs for the institute so early.
But we can analyse the previous year cutoffs and get an idea about how close the cutoff might be for the present year 2020.
NIT warangal which is one of the Top 5 institutes and generally the cutoffs are very high. Sinc eyou did not mention your Categorey and whethere you have home state quota so lets take the categorey as general
NIT WARANGAL 2019
2. Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur(NIT JAIPUR) 2019
If you want to know which college you might get into with your result/percentile then do check the college predictor for almost accurate results the features of this college predictor is as follows.
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