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XAT Pattern and Syllabus

The XAT exam is divided into two parts.  Part A is of 2 hours and 20 minutes duration which consists of Quantitative Ability, English Language Ability & Logical Reasoning and Decision Making. Part B of the exam consists of Essay Writing and General Awareness. Duration of this section is 40 minutes. Questions in General Awareness is from Business, Economics and Politics related to Business Environment. You have to attempt both essay as well as General Awareness section. Total duration of XAT is of 3 hours.

Section Duration
Part A 140 minutes
Quantitative Ability
English and LR
Decision Making
Part B 40 minutes
Essay Writing
General Awareness

Points to Note

  • Number of questions varies from year to year.
  • Number of choices for each question is five.
  • There is negative marking (1/4) for wrong answers.
  • XAT paper contains differential marking, so you must read the instructions carefully.
  • GK Section in Part B has been introduced from 2013.
  • Duration has been increased by 20 minutes for Part A from 2013.

XAT Previous Year Paper Pattern

XAT 2009 XAT 2010 XAT 2011 XAT 2012
No. of questions (Part A) 104 101 101 85
Marks 104 101 253 100

XAT Previous Year Essay Topics

Comments 

 
#19 SHIWANI KUMARI 2014-06-24 23:49
hello sir muje janna hai ki kya cat karke mba mai adm hota h aur ye aki mba ke liye graduation mai kitna marks jaruri hai mera grad mai arccount honurs hai. to hum kaies aprepration kar sakte hai
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#18 sandeepkumarswainpur 2014-06-22 22:24
Sir.....I ge no guirdine for cat exam....can I qualifie cat-2015?
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#17 naina mahajan 2014-06-18 12:13
Sir,
Plz tl me how to prepare for CAT entrance tst and any prescribed book for it plz sir its a request plz help me out
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#16 xxxxxxxxxx 2014-06-17 17:07
Quoting Jagdmba Prasad:
Sir please told me eligibility for cat and std of questions paper

abe pehle english seekh
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#15 XYZ111 2014-03-25 13:25
Arun Sharma is the preferred book for CAT
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#14 siva ... 2014-02-16 10:58
sir i'm studing. b,tech i'm intarest for mba in iim's. so pleas tell me good book's for cat exam......
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#13 dipak6647462 2013-10-13 22:49
Hello sir now i am pursuing BBA as distance education. will in near future it will affect me in taking part in iim admission beacause i have hard that iim didn't give chance to distance degree
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#12 dipak6647462 2013-10-13 22:46
sir now i am pursuing bba as distance education . in near future can i join iim. because i have hard that distance education is not valid under the norms of iim
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#11 hjgcv 2013-09-06 20:09
which book r good for study
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#10 Vaishnavi Ganesh Shankar 2013-08-27 16:38
please suggest some good books for XAT exams.
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#9 Jagdmba Prasad 2013-08-05 21:14
Sir please told me eligibility for cat and std of questions paper
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#8 rajat bohra 2013-07-14 15:45
Sir
Plz suggest me who to prepare English for gd& p
i in iim
Which book is best for preparation of cat exam
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#7 shweta chabarwal 2013-07-05 09:17
Hello! sir,
plz tell me how to prepare CAT exam & which one best book for CAT exam
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#6 abhishek batra 2013-06-12 21:29
wat is syllabus for cat?
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#5 mmmmm 2013-06-04 22:15
Quoting Avishkar:
Hi

I am 10 years of experience in Supply chain after B Tech. I want to appear for XAT 2014 GMP Program. Kindly advice how to prepare & crack it.

Regards

Quoting Avishkar:
Hi

I am 10 years of experience in Supply chain after B Tech. I want to appear for XAT 2014 GMP Program. Kindly advice how to prepare & crack it.

Regards

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#4 Mitali 2013-06-04 16:20
Hello! Sir,
Plz tell me which one is best book for preparing to CAT exam.
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#3 Avishkar 2013-03-15 13:35
Hi

I am 10 years of experience in Supply chain after B Tech. I want to appear for XAT 2014 GMP Program. Kindly advice how to prepare & crack it.

Regards
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#2 Deepak gautam 2013-01-27 11:57
Sir ,
pls tell me , who's book best for cat exam .
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#1 zxdd 2012-12-29 11:34
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