XAT 2020 was conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to  Business Management and Human Resource Management programmes, on 5 January, 2020. XAT score is also used by many reputed institutes such as SP Jain, IMT Ghaziabad, XIM Bhubaneshwar, GIM Goa, and others as a part of their admission process.

XAT 2020 was conducted in the computer-based format. The exam pattern was exactly similar to the last year’s paper. The total number of questions was 75. The paper had two parts - Part-I and Part-II. The duration of the test was 165 minutes for the first part and 15 minutes for the second.

Part I

Part-I comprised three sections:

  1. Verbal and Logical Ability
  2. Decision-Making Ability
  3. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

Part II

Part-II comprised General Knowledge section.

All questions carried equal marks with negative marking (one-fourth of a mark for a wrong answer). There was a negative marking of 0.1 for not attempted questions, for such questions over and above eight.

The section on General Knowledge did not have any negative marking and the marks scored in this section would be used for evaluation only after the initial screening. It is not be used for the shortlisting of candidates for the GWPI round.

Exam Structure

Section Questions
Part-I
Section-1: Verbal and Logical Ability 26
Section-2: Decision Making Ability 21
Section-3: Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability 28
Part-II
General Knowledge 25

The Verbal Ability section had a total of 11 questions. There were four RC passages, each having three questions. In Decision Making section, there were 21 questions from seven sets - each set is of three questions. The Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability section had six questions from two DI sets.