XAT 2021 Exam Analysis

XAT Exam Date: 02, January, 2022

XAT 2021 Exam Analysis

The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2021 was conducted on January 3, 2021 by XLRI for admissions into MBA and PGDM programmes over various B- Schools in India. XAT 2021 result will be published on January 31, 2021 and the candidates can download the XAT score cards from January 31 to March 31, 2021.The XAT score is being used by more than 160 institutes for the admission.

Section Wise Questions

 

Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Negative Marks/Question

Duration (Minutes)

 

 

 

Part 1

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

26

26

-0.25

 

 

 

 

165

Decision Making

21

21

-0.25

QA & DI

28

28

-0.25

Part 2

General Knowledge

25

25

Nil

15

 

Total

100

100

 

180

Difficulty Level of XAT 2021

Section

Difficulty

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

Difficult, Very Close Options

Decision Making

Shorter Passages than last time, Sequencing Questions were fewer

QA & DI

Tricky and Conceptual, Tougher than Last time (DI had  3 Sets & was Time Consuming)

General Knowledge

Moderate, Generic Questions 

Total

Difficult; Time Consuming

XAT 2021 Section Wise Analysis

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

Question Topics

Total Questions

Grammatically incorrect sentence

2

Grammatically correct sentence

1

Fill in the blanks (4 blanks)

1

Jumbled Paragraphs

2

Critical Reasoning

3

Passage 1 (Multitasking and Distraction)

3

Passage 2 (Poem - Sit by Vikram Seth)

2

Passage 3 (Uncertainty in life)

2

Passage 4 (Importance of the ability to process
numbers in animals)

3

Passage 5 (Microsoft and Windows Phone)

2

Passage 6 (Realization of truth of life)

2

Passage 7 (Gender data gap)

3

Decision Making

Topic

 

Set 1

New Recruitment Consultant

Set 2

Children of a proprietor

Set 3

Brand Ambassador of a company

Set 4

Teacher’s Laptop Breaks

Set 5

Appraisal

Set 6

Trade between 2 villages

Set 7

Switch on Ceremony of Solar Power Facility

 

7 sets of 3 Questions each

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

Topic

Number of Questions

Arithmetic 

3

Clock

1

Algebra

5

Geometry

5

Geometry

5

Modulus

1

DI- Set 1

3

DI- Set 2

3

DI- Set 3

3

Total

28

General Knowledge

Topic

No. of Questions

National Events

14

International Events

10

General Science

1

Total

25

XAT 2021 Exam Analysis: Over all

  • Total questions increased to 100 from 99
  • No Essay Writing test
  • RC passages rated moderate
  • Decision making section remains tricky
  • Quant section is of moderate difficulty
  • Many Candidates could attempt less than 50% questions
  • Test timing changed - 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM from 10A M to 1 PM
  • All questions were of MCQ type
  • GK section not counted for percentile calculation
  • Visually impaired candidates with scribe were given additional 25 minutes only for Part 1 of XAT
  • Marks for every correct answer: 1
  • Negative Marks: -0.25
  • No Negative marking for General Knowledge section in part-2
  • All the MCQ type questions had five options with one correct option
  • XAT 2021 was the 4th computer based test conducted by XLRI in the history of 60 years of conducting XAT

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