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Previous Year XAT Papers

The XAT score is a prerequisite for admission into few of the Nation's most prestigious B-Schools like XLRI, SPJIMR, XIMB, LIBA and more than 100 other institutes that use XAT scores for admission. XAT is conducted once every year in the month of January. Considered as one of the toughest MBA entrance examinations in the country, experts strongly suggest that it is just the paper pattern and the style of questions that create this impression.
Aspirants can get an overview of the level of difficulty and types of questions asked in the previous years by downloading this E-Book which contains actual XAT 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 papers. Solving this E-Book will give you a clear picture of your areas of strengths and weaknesses.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The paper setters of XAT have maintained a constant pattern of questions. But over the last couple of years, XAT has seen the number of questions in each section changing and varying types of questions. Following is a comprehensive view of the number of questions in various sections of XAT in the past couple of years:
Sections 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
No. of
Ques.
Time
(min)
No. of
Ques.
Time
(min)
No. of
Ques.
Time
(min)
No. of
Ques.
Time
(min)
No. of
Ques.
Time
(min)
Verbal &
Logical Ability
26 170 28 140 28 150 30 120 32 120
Decision
Making
23 23 24 25 25
Quantitative
Ability & DI
29 33 31 36 28
General
Awareness
25 35 30 40 20 - - - -
WAT 1 1 1 20 1 out of 2 20 1 20
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Since the paper pattern is different from CAT, to score well in XAT it is essential that the candidates take as many mock tests as possible and also solve the previous years' XAT papers. The marks of the general awareness and the essay writing section are not added to your XAT score but are later used by member institutes to generate final admission offer.
Solving previous year papers is the most important practice as it will help you to gauge the actual performance and to cover the weak points.
  • Previous Year Papers familiarize you with all the sections of the exam. The pattern of the exam is clearly identifiable.
  • An In-depth knowledge about different topics and the level of difficulty of the questions can be easily measured and practiced.
  • You can easily identify your strong and weak areas by analyzing your performance in the previous papers.
  • XAT previous year papers are just a replica of the actual question paper and the pattern of the exam.
Thus, above given points clearly highlight the importance of solving previous year papers which is mandatory for your success in the XAT 2017.
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