XAT Sample Paper 2018

XAT Sample PaperXAT Sample Paper 2018: XAT or Xavier Aptitude Test will be conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur on Sunday, January 7, 2018. XAT is a computer based test held over a duration of three and a half hours and comprise both subjective and objective type questions. For MBA aspirants planning to take XAT 2018, the best way to prepare is by practising and solving from the XAT 2018 sample paper. Careers360 brings to you the XAT Sample Paper 2018 which aspirants can download for free and use to prepare for one of the toughest and most competitive MBA entrance exams. This article will guide you about the XAT exam pattern as well as the procedure to download the XAT 2018 sample paper.

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Before knowing the details about the sample paper of XAT 2018, let us take a look at the exam pattern.


XAT Exam Pattern



No. of Questions

Total Marks

Total Time

Negative Marking

Paper 1

Decision Making



170 Min

  • 0.25 for any wrong answer and 0.05 for more than 12 unattempted questions

Verbal and Logical Ability



Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation



Paper 2

General Knowledge



35 Min

  • No Negative Marking

Essay Writing

1 essay



As you can see, the XAT exam pattern is a combination of objective and subjective type questions. The objective type questions carry five multiple choice options, out of which test takers have to select the correct option and shade the circle on the OMR sheet evenly with blue or black ball pen. Essay Writing section will have only one topic on which candidates have to write at least 150 words within 20 minutes. There is no negative marking scheme in the Paper 2 of XAT.


Now let us take a look at the procedure for downloading the XAT 2018 Sample Paper.


How to Download XAT Sample Paper 2018

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  • Visit the Sample Paper Store and click here to download XAT Sample Paper.

Once aspirants download the XAT 2018 Sample Paper, they should attempt to solve it in a proctored environment by following the exact paper wise duration. Once they solve the entire XAT exam paper, they should get it analysed by an expert or mentor. Based on the analysis, candidates can modify their XAT preparation strategy.


The application form of XAT 2018 is available from August 16, 2017. XAT is the MBA entrance exam conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admissions to management programmes offered by XLRI and around 150 B-schools across India. The result of XAT 2018 will be declared on January 31, 2018, which will be followed by the declaration of XAT cutoff 2018 and commencement of the selection procedure at participating institutes of XAT 2018.


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