XAT 2019 Student Reactions
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XAT 2019 Student Reactions - XLRI successfully conducted XAT 2019 on January 6, 2019, from 10 AM to 1 PM in XAT exam centres spread across 46 cities in India. XAT 2019 scores will be accepted by more than 150 management institutions for admission in varied management courses including Business Management, Human Resource Management, General Management Programme, etc. Careers360, in this article, brings forth the XAT 2019 student reactions directly from the XAT exam centres 2019. 

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Around 75,000 candidates appeared for XAT 2019. Candidates reacted on the difficulty level of the exam, types of questions and topics asked in each part of XAT 2019 entrance exam. They informed the correspondents of Careers360 that overall they found QA & DI section to be  difficult, while sections pertaining to Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning were easy to solve. The DM section had multiple sequencing orders.

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Given below are Pre and Post-exam reactions of candidates who appeared in XAT 2019.

XAT 2019 Student Reactions : PRE- XAT 2019 Reactions

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Ashi - This is my first attempt and I am pretty much prepared to face the exam. Would be banking on Decision Making (DM) section, however, I’m not very confident about the Quantitative section. I started to prepare for XAT around 6 months back and looking forward to get admission to either Great Lakes or Jagan Institute of Management Studies (JIMS). I am a fresh graduate.

Shivani - I appeared for XAT 2019 for the very first time. Currently, I am working in a startup organisation, so due to lack of time prepared for the exam all by myself. However, I took a good number of test series. My strongest section is Verbal, while Quantitative section is the weakest among all sections. Apart from XAT 2019, I have appeared for CAT 2018 and SNAP 2018.

Kartik - I am a fresh graduate and would be appearing for XAT 2019 for the first time. I am quite confident about my XAT 2019 preparation and hoping to fare well.

XAT 2019 Student Reactions : POST- XAT 2019 Reactions

Mahima - I appeared for XAT 2019 for the very first time. There was no technical glitch in my exam centre. Overall the exam was fine, however, I found the English section to be the toughest followed by Decision Making (DM) section. The GK section was doable. I am happy that the essay writing has been removed from XAT exam pattern 2019. I scored 90 percentile in CAT 2018.

Tanisha - The difficulty level of XAT 2019 was moderate. The most difficult section was Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation (QA & DI). This was my first attempt. Overall, I would rate XAT 2019 to be from moderately difficult to difficult.

Sonam - I found XAT 2019 to be quite easy. However, the most difficult section was Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation (QA & DI). I am hoping to fetch a good percentile in XAT 2019.

Nishant -  This was my first attempt and I found the questions on QA and DI easy. However, the Verbal section was difficult for me. The Decision Making section was quite exhaustive due to the multiple sequencing orders. I am happy with my performance. Apart from XAT 2019, I had appeared for CAT 2018.

Bhawna - I appeared for XAT 2019 for the very first time and found Data Interpretation (DI) and General Knowledge (GK) sections to be easy. Also, the Reading Comprehension passages were quite simple and easy to solve. I have attempted 12 QA questions.

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What is the cutoff for OBC in CAT & XAT for IRMA ? What is the good percentile to get converted in IRMA for OBC NCL?

rishabh5978@gmail.com 5th Dec, 2019

Hello there. Hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that the cutoff varies every year. There are several factors determining the cutoff such as:-

  • Number of candidates appearing in IRMASAT 2020 exam.
  • Level of difficulty of  IRMASAT exam.
  • Number of candidates passing IRMASAT 2020

However, based on previous years cutoffs, it is expected that the Cat and XAT cutoff for OBC NCL candidates will be somewhere around 70 percentile. For your reference, I am sharing a link with you which consists of all the necessary information of the exam along with the expected cutoff.


I hope you found this answer helpful. God luck for your future.


how can I get a mba scholarships based on xat and mat entrance exams

Pranav Mishra 3rd Dec, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

You can easily get a scholarship if you get good marks in XAT and MAT exams from different colleges, As they offer scholarship in the form of fees reduction to those students who have got a good marks in different management entrance exam for example college like BIMTECH GREATER NOIDA offers scholarship to students who got more than 85 percentile in CAT, So you start finding those colleges who provides this scholarship than apply to that college and than should ask for the scholarship according to your marks or percentile.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.


last date to register for xat 2020 with late fees payment ?

Shareef 1st Dec, 2019

You can fill in the XAT application form with the last fees upto December 7th. With the late fees the amount to be paid for filling the application fees is Rs. 2000. You can make payment through Net Banking, Debit Card/Credit Card. While filling the XAT application form, you will need to fill in your personal and academic details. You will need to upload your passport size photo between 20-50KB and signature between 10-20kn in JPEG/JPG format. The fees is the same for all categories. For more information, check our page: https://bschool.careers360.com/exams/xat


can we leave 8 questions in particular section or we can leave 8 questions in over all paper in xat exam

Vijay Rachamsetti 1st Dec, 2019

Hi there,

Yes you can leave any question less than 8 questions from all of the respected 3 sections

  • Verbal And Logical Ability

  • Decision Making

  • Data Interpretation

and you cant leave more than 8 because for every 8 unattempted questions there is a negative marking of 0.05 and for every wrong answer  in GK section you can leave as it doesnt have negative marking


can we switch section in xat exam

Yashu Shrivastava 1st Dec, 2019

Hey Ashita

Xaviers Aptitude Test comprise of two sections,one is English Language&Logical Reasoning,Decision Making,and Quantitative Ability and the other one is General Knowledge.

Yes,You are allowed to switch between sections in the given time window.

Hope This Helps

Good Luck

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