XAT Previous Year Papers PDF Free Download

XAT Registration Date 10th August 2022

XAT Previous Year Papers PDF Free Download

XAT previous year papers are essential for aspirants to get high scores in the XAT exam.

XAT - XAVIER APTITUDE TEST is the national-level management entrance exam that XLRI conducts in January every year.

Attempting XAT previous year question papers are necessary for the candidates preparing for the XAT 2023 exam.

XAT papers help the students to familiarise themselves with the exam pattern and difficulty levels of every section. The students must practice the XAT previous year's question papers.

The XAT 2023 paper pattern can be determined from the previous year's papers and practice questions.

The aspirants can find the cat previous year's papers pdf for free from our website.

XAT Previous Year Papers 2021

The latest XAT Previous Year Papers are from the XAT 2021 Exam.

XAT 2021 exam was conducted on 3rd January 2021 by XLRI, Jamshedpur.

The XAT 2023 exam will be three hours, i.e., from 9:30 AM to 12.30 PM on 8th January 2023, Sunday.

The XAT previous year's paper 2021 is available. Aspirants should practice the XAT 2021 question paper to get familiar with the latest pattern.

XAT Previous Year Papers 2020

On 5th January 2020, XLRI conducted the XAT 2020 Examination.

There were 4 sections in the XAT exam, similar to last year's XAT 2019 exam.

XAT 2020 question paper has the numerical answer type questions without an essay writing section.

The GK - General Knowledge section doesn’t have negative marking. The duration of the XAT 2020 exam was 3 hours, with 99 questions.

XAT Previous Year Papers 2019

The XAT previous year's papers 2019 are available on the official website.

The XAT 2019 was conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur, on 6th January 2019. The duration of the XAT 2019 exam was 3 hours, with 99 questions.

There was a significant change in the XAT 2019 exam pattern and structure.

  1. The significant change in the XAT 2019 exam paper was the essay section got removed.

  2. The XAT 2019 exam has been shortened to 180 minutes from 210 minutes.

XAT Previous Year Papers 2018

The XAT 2018 exam was held on 7th January 2018.

The XAT 2018 exam had a minor change in the exam pattern.

From 2018 onwards, XLRI started conducting the XAT 2018 exam paper online. They started the penalty of 0.5 marks for the unanswered questions would begin from the 9th unattempted question.

In XAT 2018 exam, the paper is divided into 2 parts:

i. Verbal Reasoning & Logical Ability, Decision making, QA & DI; 

ii. GK and Essay Writing sections.

XAT Previous Year Papers 2017

The XLRI Jamshedpur coordinated the XAT 2017 exam on 8th January 2017.

The XAT 2017 exam is the last pen and paper-based exam conducted by XLRI.

The time duration of the exam was 210 minutes with 5 sections. The exam pattern of XAT 2017 has 5 sections divided into 2 parts: 

Part 1 with Verbal Reasoning & Logical Ability, Decision making, QA & DI sections.

XAT Question Paper Pattern

The new XAT 2022 question paper pattern consists of 99 questions.

The duration of the XAT 2023 exam is 3 hours or 180 minutes.

The XAT 2023 question paper is divided into 4 sections.

  • Decision Making

  • Verbal & Logical Ability

  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

  • General Awareness

XAT-Syllabus 2023

The latest XAT 2023 exam patterns are listed below.

  1. The exam would have 4 sections, i.e., Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge.

  2. All the Questions would be of Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) type with Options to select.

  3. There will be negative markings for the questions. Each wrong answer careers –1/4mark.

  4. There is a negative marking of 0.05 marks from the 9th unanswered question.

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