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Pen & Paper | 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

Exam Paper Type : Pen & Paper    |     Exam Duration : 3.5 Hr

Section Duration Marks # Questions
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 60 Minutes 29 29
Verbal and Logical Ability 55 Minutes 26 26
Decision Making 55 Minutes 23 23
General Knowledge 20 Minutes 25 25
Essay 15 Minutes - 1
  • 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.

Total Marks- 103 Marks

Total Questions- 104 Questions

Marking System- 

  • All questions carry equal marks. One fourth 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.