After admitting to a wrong question in XAT 2016 and withdrawing the same, XAT officials have gone mute over its impact in the evaluation process.  As per XAT officials, Question No 77 (Set A) in the XAT 2016 paper had none of its options correct. A Careers360 request to XAT officials on the evaluation process remained unanswered till the time of publishing this article.

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The XAT officials had admitted to the wrong question in the official answer key released on January 19. “Question 77 is withdrawn since the options did not have the right answer,” read a notification on XAT website. Careers360 had also reported that more than 40 answer keys released by officials differed from the answer keys released by different coaching institutes.  Careers360 sought official response after hundreds of distressed calls from XAT takers, who were confused after the release of the officials answer key.


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According to the coaching institutes, answers to as many as 40 questions, from Paper 1 and 2, are doubtful. The XAT 2016 answer key was released by officials on January 19, 2016, for all the Sets (A, B, C, D) of Paper 1 and 2, along with the explanations to the answers.

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Careers360 had already published the XAT answer key by different coaching institutes and coaching experts. However, a scrutiny of the answer keys in GK section reveals that coaching institutes had misinterpreted one question in GK section and accordingly published a wrong answer to it. Thus, the misinterpretation of questions by coaching institutes could also be a possibility for many other answer keys.

As per the changed and already described marking scheme, each question carried 1 mark and for each wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of ¼ of the allotted marks, along with a negative marking of 0.05 for un-attempted questions, subject to a maximum of 13 questions.  However, the officials have not yet stated anything regarding the marks of the one question which has been scrapped by the authorities.

The exam was conducted on Sunday, January 3, 2016, in paper-pencil based format with major changes in its test pattern.  The result of XAT 2016 is expected to be declared in the last week of January 2016. The result will be declared in the form of score-cards where the test takers will get section wise and composite scores out of the total marks along with the percentile.

On the basis of the XAT 2016 Result, candidates will be shortlisted by XLRI Jamshedpur and other XAT participating institutes on the basis of the cutoff for the next round of selection process, Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and or Essay Writing/Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds.


First published on January 21, 2016


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To be eligible to get admission in Christ University you need to appear and qialify in any of CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT/GRE/ATMA along with 50% or above aggregate in bachelor's degree from a recognized board or university.If you do not have any of the above mentioned exams score then you are not eligible to get admission.

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Now Im studying in B.Tech 3rd year. How can I start preparing for various MBA Entrance exams? I am not taking any Tuition. How can I prepare myself for the exams?

Smrity 15th Mar, 2020


For MBA entrance exams start solving the past year question papers get thorough with the pattern of the paper.

Work on the logical Reasoning and quantitative aptitude as practice makes you perfect and try to grasp the necessary details and current affairs.

Even if you are not taking tuition, if you practice, solve as many sample papers as you can and be confident while giving the paper you can for sure get the best institution for you.

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So my situation is this, i have 47% in graduation and got 80 percentile in XAT, so this is limiting my options for admissions in mba colleges. What should i do?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 2nd Mar, 2020

Dear aspirant,

Yes this will limit your options for admission in MBA colleges as most of these MBA colleges look at past academic performance of the candidate. Your percentage will definitely be a hindrance in your admission into any top IIM college or XLRI.

You can always take admission in tier 2/3 management colleges.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


Can I apply in XISS without XAT score card??/

Mahima Bahl 2nd Mar, 2020

Hello candidate,

XISS admissions are ongoing, if you are desirous of seeking admission at Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi will have to appear in an all India level management admission test. XISS, Ranchi considers only the following three admission test scores for shortlisting the candidates i.e. XAT, CAT and CMAT.

If you have not given XAT 2020, you can apply through CAT, CMAT as well.

One last GDPI session is scheduled to be conducted on 3rd March, 2020 at Ranchi. For more information, please check XISS Ranchi Admission 2020 .

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