XLRI Jamshedpur has released the official Answer key of XAT 2016 for Paper 1 and General Knowledge part of paper 2. The Answer Key is available for download here.The General Knowledge answer key has been announced first time this year. Candidates who appeared in XAT 2016 conducted on January 3, 2016, can now download the answers to the questions by log-in through their credentials. The officials besides answer keys have also released the explanations to the solutions for XAT 2016.

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Click here to download the Official XAT 2016 Answer key for paper 1 and 2

Last year onwards, XLRI Jamshedpur  had started releasing the official answer keys along with the detailed solutions. As per the XAT officials, this initiative has been taken by the XLRI in order to maintain the transparency in the process. The official XAT 2016 Answer Key brings you the keys for all 4 question paper sets -  A, B, C and D, for Paper 1, and Paper 2-General Awareness also. Till last year, the answer key for Paper 2 (GK section) was not provided.

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XAT Official Answer Key 2016 helps candidates to calculate the estimated score and help them understand their chance to get shortlisted by XLRI Jamshedpur or other top MBA colleges accepting XAT scores. Hence, it is important for the test takers to download and check the answer keys.

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The national level test- Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admissions to the management programmes of  XLRI Jamshedpur, Xavier Associate Management Institutes, and 141 B-schools across India for admission. This year the test was given by around 90,000 candidates on January 3, 2016, across India and two international test centers.

This year XAT was announced with a few major changes in its exam pattern and marking scheme. The Paper 1 comprises of VA, Decision Making, and QA &DI. As per the changed pattern, the number of questions in Paper 1 was 78 to be completed in 170 minutes. The time allotted to Paper 2 was increased to 35 minutes, compared to previous year’s 30 minutes. The number of questions in this section was reduced to 25 from 30.

In terms of the changes in the marking scheme of XAT 2016, there will be a negative marking of 0.05 marks after 13 un-attempted questions.

The result of XAT 2016 is expected to be declared by the end of January 2016, in the form of score-cards where the test takers get section wise and composite scores out of the total marks along with the percentile.

First published on January 19, 2016

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Hello,Im preparing for XAT 2020. Could you please suggest a good online coaching for this exam?

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I dont have CAT, MAT, XAT scorecard. Can I apply MBA at christ university for Phase II?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 17th Mar, 2020


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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