XAT Syllabus 2019

XAT SyllabusXAT Syllabus 2019 – It is important for the management aspirants planning to appear for XAT to know the complete syllabus of XAT 2019. As there is no official XAT syllabus prescribed by XLRI Jamshedpur, the conducting body of the exam, an estimated XAT 2019 syllabus has been created on the basis of previous year question papers and exam pattern. XAT exam is majorly divided into two papers – Paper 1 carrying three sections (Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation) and Paper 2 carrying two sections (GK & Current Affairs and Essay Writing). Candidates must know about the topics covered under these sections. This article covers the syllabus of XAT 2019 revealing all the major topics in five sections. Read the article to know the entire XAT syllabus 2019 in detail and other relevant information.


XAT 2019 Exam Pattern

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Before knowing the detailed XAT 2019 syllabus, let’s have a look at the XAT exam pattern which usually remains more or less similar every year. The number of questions in each section may vary but the pattern remains almost the same.


XAT Exam Pattern


Section Name

No. of Questions


Paper 1

Verbal and Logical Ability


170 minutes

Decision Making


Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation


Paper 2

General Knowledge


40 minutes

Essay Writing

1 essay

Marking Scheme - Each correct answer will get one mark and 1/4th (0.25 marks) will be deducted for every incorrect answer. There is negative marking for unattempted questions as well. After 12 unattempted questions, there would be a negative marking of 0.05 marks for each unattempted question.


XAT Syllabus 2019 – Section wise

Now, let’s know the syllabus of XAT 2019 in detail the table given below:


XAT Syllabus



Verbal & Logical Ability

Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Pronunciation, Para Jumble, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Sentence correction, Grammar, Critical Reasoning/Inference, Analogy based on vocabulary, Paragraph Formation Questions, Cloze test, Poem, etc.

Decision Making

Analytical Reasoning, Arithmetic, Situational etc.

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

Arithmetic – Equations, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Percentage, Profy & Loss etc.

Algebra – Polynomials, Numbers, Progressions, Probability, Geometry, Mensuration, Venn Diagram, Trigonometry, Functions & Graphs, Permutation & Combination etc.

Data Analysis & Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Table, Bar Charts, Scatter plots, etc.

GK/Current Affairs

GK - History, Culture, National Capital, Currency, Important Dates, Invention, Books & Authors, Films, Geography, Personalities, Business, Science, etc.

Current Affairs – Economics, Film & Television, Ecosystem & Diversity, Politics, Sports, National Issues, etc.

Essay Writing

There is no specific XAT syllabus to prepare for. The topics are generally abstract in nature which candidates can relate to an event of recent significance instead of keeping the content generic.

The notification for XAT 2019 is expected to be released in the second week of August along with the XAT 2019 application form. As per the important dates of XAT 2019, candidates can register for the exam online from the second week of August and would be able to download the XAT 2019 admit card in the last week of December 2018. XAT 2019 is likely to be conducted in the first week of January in 47 cities across India and two international cities. Around 90,000 candidates appear for the test every year for admission in 150 B-schools across India.

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