XAT 2016 New Pattern

Part A

The total number of questions are 78 and the time allotted is 170 minutes.

You have a choice of not attempting 13 questions. Beyond this, any unanswered question carries the negative mark of 0.05. There is also negative marking of 0.25 marks for any wrong answer.

Part B

The time allowed to answer both GK and Essay is 35 minutes. The number of questions in the GK are 25. All the questions are of General in nature. There is no negative marking in this section.

Section Duration
Part A 170 minutes
Quantitative Ability  
English and LR  
Decision Making  
Part B 35 minutes
Essay Writing  
General Awareness  

XAT Previous Year Paper Pattern

Paper  No. of Questions (Part A) Marks
XAT 2009 104 104
XAT 2010 101 101
XAT 2011 101 253
XAT 2012 85 100
XAT 2013 91 91
XAT 2014 83 83 
XAT 2015 84 84 

XAT Previous Year Essay Topics