XAT Syllabus 2019
Vikas Gaur, 11 Oct 2018, #XAT

XAT Syllabus 2019 – Management aspirants who are planning to appear for the exam must 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 provided on the basis of previous years' question papers and exam pattern. XAT exam is majorly divided into four sections, namely, Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, and General Knowledge. Candidates must know about the topics covered under these sections. This article covers the XAT syllabus 2019 revealing all the major topics in four sections. Read the article to know the entire XAT 2019 syllabus in detail and other relevant information.

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XAT 2019 Exam Pattern - Before knowing the detailed syllabus, let’s have a look at the XAT exam pattern which usually remains more or less similar every year. The pattern has been revised for XAT 2019. Until XAT 2018, candidates had five sub-sections divided into two parts; however, now it will have only four sections, namely

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  • Verbal and Logical Ability (VA & LR)
  • Decision Making (DM)
  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA & DI)
  • General Knowledge (GK)

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.


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XAT Syllabus 2019 – Section wise


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

XAT Syllabus for Verbal & Logical Ability (VA & LR)

  • 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.

XAT Syllabus for Decision Making (DM)

  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Arithmetic
  • Situational etc.

XAT Syllabus for Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA & DI)


  • Equations
  • Time & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss etc.


  • 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.

XAT Syllabus for GK/Current Affairs


  • 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.

The notification for XAT 2019 released on August 14; the XAT 2019 online application form has been made available from August 20,2018. 20, 2018the important dates of XAT 2019, candidates can register for the exam online until November 30, 2018. The XAT 2019 admit card will be available for download from December 20, 2018. XAT 2019 will be conducted on Sunday, January 6, 2018, in 46 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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