XAT 2011 Exam Date: 2nd January, 2011

Number of Questions: 101

Time allotted: 120 minutes plus 20 additional minutes for essay writing

Maximum Marks: 253

Number of Sections: 3 with different number of questions

Number of Options: 5

Marking Scheme: Differential Marking within each section

Negative Marking: 1/4th for incorrect answer

Sectional Details

Analytical Reasoning and Decision Making

24 Questions; 67 Marks

1 x 1, 2 x 8, 3 x 12 , 4 x 1, 5 x 2

Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability

43 Questions; 117 Marks

1 x 7, 2 x 14, 3 x 14, 5 x 8

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

34 Questions; 69 Marks

1 x 13, 2 x 8, 3 x 12, 4 x 1

Essay

The statesman who would attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals, would not only load himself with a most unnecessary attention, but assume an authority which could safely be trusted to no council and senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.