Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT - 2016)

National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / SC / ST - Rs.1600
Important Dates
Registration Date
Sep 04, 2015
Admit Card Date
Dec 20, 2015
Test Date
Jan 03, 2016

XAT 2016 - Exam Pattern

  • This examination consists of two parts: Part I and Part II. Part I has three sections A, B and C with 26, 23 and 29 questions respectively, i.e. a total of 78 questions.
  • The three sections of Part I are followed by Part II that has 25 questions on General Knowledge followed by an essay.
  • The time for completing the three sections and general Knowledge is 210 minutes.
  • You are expected to the first three sections in 170 minutes and General Knowledge Questions in 35 minutes.
  • You are expected to maximize scores in each section. General Knowledges marks would only be used at the time of final selection and not for shortlisting candidates for Interview/GD.
Sections Questions
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 29
Verbal and Logical Ability 26

Decision Making

General Knowledge 25
Essay 1
Total 104

Marking System- 

  • All questions carry equal marks. One-fourth(1/4) of a mark may be deducted for each incorrect answer. 
  • Leaving a question unattempted may result in a deduction of 0.05 mark. However, this deduction will not be applicable for a maximum of 13 unattempted questions.