XAT Syllabus And Exam Pattern- 2016

XAT 2016 Syllabus: XAT or the Xavier Aptitude Test conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur will be held on Sunday, January 3, 2016. However, owing to the difficulty level, the candidates have to start preparation at least 6 months in advance. Before starting with the preparation, it is important to know the XAT 2016 Syllabus. There are 60 other institutes that accept XAT scores for selection of candidates to their management programmes, including Xavier Institute of Management and Goa Institute of Management programmes. XAT comes with higher level of difficulty.

XAT Exam Pattern/Structure

The format of XAT would remain pen-paper based. This is to ensure that candidates of all backgrounds are at par, so that those who have pre-familiarity of operating computers, specially coming from privileged background or having worked in IT sector, do not get any advantage over others who do not have access to computers. The paper-pen mode also ensures that all candidates are tested on exactly the same set of questions, and not on different sets.

XAT 2016 will be conducted on 3rd January 2016

The test would be split into two:

  • Aptitude Test
  • Essay and GK.

The Aptitude section would consist of :

  • Verbal and Logical Ability
  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
  • Decision Making.
Paper Section Number of Questions Duration
Paper One Verbal Ability 28 3 hours
Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning 23
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 33
Paper Two General Knowledge 30 40 minutes
Essay Writing

Now we will share with you the detailed XAT 2016 Syllabus. It must be noted that XLRI has not declared any official syllabus for XAT. On the basis of the past years’ analysis, we bring to you the major topics which you must prepare for if you are taking XAT 2016.

Sections Topics No. of Questions
Verbal and Logical Ability Reading  Comprehension 13
Critical Reasoning 9
Vocabulary 2
Sentence Rearrangement 2
Sentence Completion 2
Decision Making Decision Making 23
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Algebra and Functions 4
Number System 4
Geometry 7
Co-ordinate Geometry 1
Arithmetic sequence 1
Mixtures 1
Probability 1
Tables Chart 4
Multiple Graph 4
Profit and Loss 1
Statistics 1
Directions 1
Interest 1
Percentage 1
Trigonometry 1

General Knowledge

As the section name suggests, the questions can come from any topic under the sun. Basically the questions are of two types, static and current affairs. The topics which you can prepare for this section include:

  • Politics
  • Business
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature
  • Nation and States

Important XAT 2016 dates are:
Date of Commencement of Application: 4 September
 2015

Last Date for Applying: 10 December 2015

Last Date to change Test City: Last week of November 2015

Downloading of Admit Cards: 3rd week of  December 2015 to 31st December 2015

Date of Exam: 3rd January 2016 (Tentative)

The admit card will be available from December 20, 2015 onwards. The XAT 2016 scores will be accepted by 141 B-schools.

Official website:- CLICK HERE

If you have any doubt or query for the post please go to the official website….!!!

Good Luck For The Exam…!!!!

Updated: December 8, 2015 — 11:46 am

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