XAT 2019 Analysis: Xavier Aptitude Test is a national level MBA entrance exam conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur for more than 70 years now. XAT is one of the most prominent entrance exams in India which is taken by thousands of aspirants every year who aim to get admitted into various top colleges who accept XAT scores. Some of the top colleges apart from XLRI Jamshedpur who accept XAT are, Xavier Institute of Management (XIM) Bhubaneshwar, MICA, BITS Pilani, TAPMI, IMT Ghaziabad and 150 others. In terms of difficulty, XAT is considered to be the toughest of all MBA entrance exams. Even tougher than CAT.
There is a negative marking for every incorrect answer and a penalty of 0.10 marks after 8 un-attempted questions. The part 2 of XAT, however, does not have any penalty.
XAT 2019 again proved itself to be the toughest MBA entrance exam of the year. There were some difficult Verbal questions and tricky Decision-Making questions. XAT 2019 also eliminated the Essay Writing section. Also, NAT questions were introduced. The procedure of answering NAT questions was to type in the numerical value in the given answer box.
The XAT 2019 exam was conducted on 6th January 2019 and the duration was for 3 hours. The highlight of the paper is given below:
The section wise analysis of XAT 2019 is given below.
“Verbal section accounted for 26 questions in total. An attempt of 10-11 questions with an efficiency of 90% could be considered as a good attempt in 50-60 minutes. The sectional cut-off was around 7-8 marks.
A good attempt of 10-11 questions with an efficiency of 90% could be considered as a good attempt in 50-60 minutes. The sectional cut-off was around 6-7 marks.
“An attempt of around” 14-15 questions with an efficiency of 90% could be considered as a good attempt in 50-60 minutes. The sectional cut-off was around 11-12 marks.
The questions for “XAT GK” were from different areas, including History, Geography, Culture, Sports, Space and Technology, and the Indian Constitution.
Based on the previous year analysis, this is the expected score vs percentile relation: