XLRI conducts the XAT every year in the first week of January on behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). XAT, which is a paper based test, is the gateway to many prestigious MBA institutes all over the country. The exam is markedly different from the other MBA entrance exams as it features a section on Decision Making. This is an area that checks your management aptitude by presenting different situations and cases, and asks you to identify the correct course of action in these situations. Download the PDF of XAT 2016 Answer key here:
The various areas tested in XAT are Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning, and General Knowledge. The XAT paper is divided in two sections. The first part consists of objective-type questions and has questions from Verbal & LR, Quant & DI and Decision-making. The second Part consists of General Awareness questions and an essay. This year, few significant changes have been introduced in XAT 2016.The major changes are: Candidates have to solve 78 questions in 170 minutes. Also, in XAT-2016, students will have a choice of not attempting 13 questions. Beyond this, any unattempted question will carry the negative mark of 0.05. For Paper 2, the time allowed to answer both GK and Essay would be 35 minutes. All the GK questions would be 35 minutes. All the GK questions would be "General" in nature rather than "specific". There would be no negative marking in this section.