XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is an entrance examination that is taken by someone who wishes to pursue an MBA or PGDM program. This exam is conducted by XLRI. There are over 700 business schools that recognize XAT scores and give admissions based on them. This being a national level test, it could get you into the most prestigious universities in India.

If you are confused about what are the essentials that need to be covered, the following article will help you out with all the details that you should know for the XAT examinations.

The application form for XAT 2020
  • The application form for XAT 2020 is to be filled online. With this application, candidates also have to upload a scanned copy of their recent photograph and signature.
  • The application forms are available between specific dates.
  • Make sure you fill all the details of the form correctly and submit it before the deadline, and keep a printed copy with you.
The eligibility criteria for XAT 2020
  • The applicant should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • If the applicant is an NRI or a foreign national, they have the option of applying for the examination through their GMAT scorecard.
  • There is no age limit as such that has been set for the applicants that want to give the examination.
The exam pattern for XAT 2020
  • XAT is a computer-based exam, where the applicants have to give an online test.

  • The test has all MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) based questions.
  • The applicant is given a total of 3 hours to complete the exam.
  • This exam follows a negative marking system, where there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for an answer attempted incorrectly. For this reason, a lot of students leave questions they are not very sure of, but please keep in mind that if you leave more than 12 questions unattempted, there is still a deduction of 0.25 marks.
  • Each correct answer carries a score of 1 mark each.
  • The exam module is divided into 2 parts:

Part 1 includes subjects of decision making (21 questions), Verbal and Logical Ability (24 questions), and Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (27 questions).

Part 2 includes the subjects of General Knowledge (25 questions), and Essay Writing, where you will be given 1 topic to write on.

The XAT 2020 syllabus
  • Decision-making skills: include data arrangement texts, condition and grouping tests.
  • Quantitative Aptitude Test: includes questions on geometry, speed and distance, tables and graphs, etc.
  • General knowledge: will include questions related to the affairs of the Nation and all the states, Business and Economics, and even Sports.
  • Essay: the exam concludes with an essay that would attend to any social or economic events happening at or around the time of the test.

If you are in the early stages of preparing for the test, you could keep these guidelines in mind while preparing for the XAT test.

We hope this article has helped you gain valuable information on the XAT examinations, and make you excel with remarkable results, all the best!

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