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# XAT Exam Analysis, GK & Logical Reasoning

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The XAT 2023 exam will be conducted in January 8, 2023 between 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Here is a detail analysis of the XAT 2023 exam.

Overall Exam Breakup

 Part XAT 2023 Exam Sections Number of Questions Total Time XAT 2023 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

## 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 2023

FAQ1. What was the overall difficulty of the XAT 2023 exam?
Answer: As usual the XAT 2023 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 2023 exam?
Answer: There was negative marking in part A of the XAT 2023 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 2023 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 2023 exam?
Answer: No there is no sectional time limit for XAT 2023 exam, except GK section.

FAQ5. Is sectional jump allowed in XAT 2023 exam?

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 2023 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 2023 result expected to be out?
Answer: The XAT 2023 exam is expected to be out by the end of  January 2023.

FAQ10. What is the predicted score and expected percentile?