XAT Exam Analysis, GK & Logical Reasoning

Notification Release Date : August 2020

XAT Exam Analysis 2020

The XAT 2020 exam was conducted on 5th January 2020 between 9:30am to 12:30 pm. Here is a detail analysis of the XAT 2020 exam.

Overall Exam Breakup

Part

XAT 2020 Exam Sections

Number of Questions

Total Time

XAT 2020 Exam Marking Scheme

Name

Breakup

Individual Section

Total

Correct Answer

Incorrect Answer

Aptitude Test

QA & DI

Quantitative Analysis

22

28

165

+1

-0.25

Data Interpretation

6

VA & LR

Verbal Ability

15

26

Logical Reasoning

11

Decision Making

Logical Reasoning

3

21

Caselet

18

GK

GK

Static

14

25

15

+1

0

Current

11

Total

100

180

100

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Section-Wise Analysis

Part A; Section 1: Quantitative Analysis, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

  1. Here is the breakup of the QA section which had 22 questions

Area

Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Arithmetic:

Numbers, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Distance & Time, Time & Work

7

Moderate

Algebra

3

Tough

Coordinate Geometry

1

Moderate

Geometry

5

Tough

Trigonometry

3

Moderate to Tough

Modern Math

1

Tough

 Overall Questions & Difficulty Level

20

Moderate to Tough

  1. Here is the breakup of DI and DS section which had 8 questions in all:

Section

Problem Type

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Data Interpretation

6

Easy to Moderate

Data Sufficiency

2

Moderate

Overall Questions & Difficulty Level

8

Moderate

  1. Here is the overall analysis of the QADI section:

Total Number of Questions

Overall Difficulty Level

Ideal Time

Good Attempts

Good Score

28

Moderate to Tough

60 -70 minutes

17 to 20+ Questions

16+

Part A; Section 2: Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

  1. The VALR section had 4 RC passages and 12 questions in all

Passage Type

Number

Questions

Word Limit

Theme

Difficulty Level

Prose

4

12 (3 each)

350 – 450

Sustaining pleasure, knowledge has become product, capitalism & meaningless jobs, culture exiles

Moderate

Poem

1

2

12-14 Lines

Robert Frost’s Fire & Ice

Tough

 Overall Questions & Difficulty Level

5

14

 

 

Moderate to Tough

  1. Here is the breakup of Verbal and Logical Reasoning section which had 11 questions in all.

Area

Topic

Total Questions

Difficulty Level

Grammar

Sentence Correction

2

Moderate

Fill in the blanks

2

Moderate to Tough

Critical Reasoning

6

Moderate to Tough

Para Jumbles

2

Moderate

 Overall Questions & Difficulty Level

 

12

Easy to Moderate

  1. Here is the overall analysis of the VALR section

Total Number of Questions

Overall Difficulty Level

Ideal Time

Good Attempts

Good Score

26

Moderate to Tough

50 - 55 minutes

18 to 20+ Questions

11 - 12+

Part A; Section 3: Decision Making

  1. Here is the breakup of the DM section which had 21 questions

Problem Type

Topics

Set/Question Details

Interns, Bakery outlet, computer dealer, pillow cases, natural spring water, Government and private construction companies, mountain and plain regions of kingdom

Difficulty Level

Easy to Tricky

Total Number of Questions (each set)

3

  1. Here is the overall analysis of the DM section. This section is always the deciding factor of the XAT exam

Total Number of Questions

Overall Difficulty Level

Ideal Time

Good Attempts

Good Score

21

Moderate to Tough

55 minutes

16 to 18+ Questions

13 - 14+

Part B: General Knowledge

  1. There were 25 questions and were a mix of Static and Current Affairs. The breakup is as follows:

Question Type

No. of Questions

Difficulty

Static

20

Easy to moderate

Current Affairs

5

Easy to Moderate

  1. Here is the overall analysis of the GK section. This section did not have negative marking.

Total Number of Questions

Overall Difficulty Level

Time

Good Attempts

Good Score

25

Moderate

15 minutes

15 to 17+ Questions

7 - 9+

Frequently Asked Questions – XAT 2020

FAQ1. What was the overall difficulty of the XAT 2020 exam?
Answer: As usual the XAT 2020 exam was a tough as compared to its counterparts. Comparing it with XAT 2019, the difficulty of the Decision-Making section was moderate to tough, VALR was moderate and QA section was calculation intensive. The GK section was on the tougher side.

FAQ2. Was there any negative marking in XAT 2020 exam?
Answer: There was negative marking in part A of the XAT 2020 exam which constituted of VALR, QA and DM. For every correct answer there is +1 mark and wrong answer -0.25 marks is deducted.

FAQ3. What is the ideal time one should have spent on each section of the XAT 2020 exam?
Answer: The ideal time that one should have spent on each section:

  1. Verbal Section – 50 to 55 minutes
  2. Quant Section – 60 to 65 minutes
  3. Decision Making Section – 50 to 55 minutes

Students get only 15 minutes for GK section.

FAQ4. Is there sectional time limit in XAT 2020 exam?
Answer: No there is no sectional time limit for XAT 2020 exam, except GK section.  

FAQ5. Is sectional jump allowed in XAT 2020 exam?
Answer: Yes.  

FAQ6. What is the overall cutoff expected for XLRI Jamshedpur?
Answer: The overall cutoff is expected to be 31 to 33 marks. 

FAQ7. What is the expected sectional cutoff for XLR programmes?
Answer: The sectional cutoff is expected to be:

XAT 2020 Exam Section

XLRI Programme

HRM

BM

QADI

6 – 6.5

10 – 11

VALR

8 – 8.5

7.5 – 8

DM

8 – 8.5

8 – 8.75

FAQ8. Was there any negative marking for un-attempted questions?
Answer: For every un-attempted question beyond 8 a total of -0.1 mark will be deducted.  

FAQ9: When is the XAT 2020 result expected to be out?
Answer: The XAT 2020 exam is expected to be out by 31st January 2020. 

FAQ10. What is the predicted score and expected percentile?

Answer:

XAT 2020 Exam Section

90+ Percentile

80+ Percentile

70+ Percentile

VALR

12.5+

10+

9.5+

DM

10.5+

9+

8+

QA

12+

9.5+

8.5+

Overall

31+

26+

22+

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