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XAT 2021 Exam and Question Paper Analysis (Out), Answer Key and Solutions

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliPublished On: January 04, 2021 | XAT

XAT 2021 has been conducted in a single shift from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on January 3, 2021. Based on student reports, the XAT 2021 exam analysis based on live updates can be checked here.

XAT 2021 Exam and Question Paper Analysis, Answer Key and Solutions

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2021 was conducted from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on January 3, 2021. Candidates appearing for XAT 2021 this year had to follow the COVID-19 norms in addition to the exam day guidelines provided by XLRI Jamshedpur. Candidates reported to their exam centres as per the reporting time slot provided on the email sent to their registered Email ID. XAT 2021 was 3-hour exam and candidates had to go through 4 sections divided in Part 1 containing 3 sections, and Part 2 containing 1 section. We are out with a live exam analysis of XAT 2021 based on student reports. The difficulty level of the exam, section-wise difficulty, topics asked in the exam and number of questions in each section can be checked here.

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XAT 2021 Exam Analysis (Out)

XAT 2021 concluded at 12:30 pm. Student reports have now started coming in from the exam centres. As per students who appeared for XAT 2021, the overall difficulty this year ranged from Moderate to Difficult. The Quantitative and Data Interpretation section was quite lengthy and more difficult than last year. Students are reporting that there was more number of RC passage-based questions in the Verbal section. Candidates can keep checking this space for all of the latest updates regarding XAT 2021.

XAT 2021 Number of Questions, Difficulty Level & Good Attempts

The number of questions in each section of XAT 2021 and the section-wise difficulty level can be found below.

Part

Section

No. of Questions

Difficulty

Good Attempts

Part A

Verbal and Logical Ability

26

Difficult

14 - 15

Decision Making

21

Moderate & Confusing

16 - 18

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

28

Difficult & Tricky

15 - 16

Part B

General Knowledge

25

Moderate--

XAT 2021 Section-Wise Analysis - Live Updates

The live updates of the section-wise analysis of XAT 2021 can now be checked here.

XAT 2021 Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning Analysis

The difficulty level of the Verbal Ability section in XAT 2021 is reported to be Moderate to Difficult with a lot of close options. The section was easier than last year. Students are reporting that Reading Comprehension and Critical Reasoning questions dominated in the Verbal Ability section this year. The Poem Comprehension question was present in this year's exam as well. The number of good attempts in this section in this section is expected to be around 12-15 questions.

Topics

Difficulty Level

No. of Questions

RC Passage 1: Gender-based

To be updated

3

RC Passage 2: Number Crunching by Organizations

To be updated

3

RC Passage 3: Multi-Tasking

To be updated3

Poem-Based Passage

Moderate2

CR Set 1

To be updated

2

CR Set 2

To be updated2

CR Set 3

To be updated2

Error Spotting

To be updated

3

Para Jumble

To be updated

2

Fill in The Blanks

To be updated

1

XAT 2021 Decision Making Analysis

As per initial reports, the Decision Making section was Moderate this year. There were 7 sets with 3 questions in each. The passages were of average length and easy to read. A fewer number of sequencing-based questions are being reported in this year's exam. The expected number of good attempts to clear the sectional cutoff is expected to be around 12.

Topic

Difficulty Level

No. of Questions

Set 1: Trade b/w villages

To be updated

3

Set 2: New recruit

To be updated

3

Set 3: Sit and drink your coffee

To be updated

3

Set 4: Laptop braking

To be updated

3

Set 5: Brand ambassador

To be updated

3

Set 6: Solar power facility

To be updated

3

Set 7: Children of the proprietor

To be updated3

XAT 2021 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Analysis

The Quant section of XAT 2021 is being reported to be quite Difficult. Candidates found the questions to be lengthy and tricky. There was an additional DI set in this year's Quant section, and hence there were 3 DI sets with 3 questions each. There were a lot of indirect questions in this year's exam and the DI questions were very tricky. The good attempts are expected to be around 7 - 9. More updates will follow soon.

Topic

Difficulty Level

Total No. of Questions

Arithmetic

To be updated

4

Algebra

To be updated

5

Geometry

To be updated

5

Modern Maths

To be updated

1

Number System

To be updated

4

DI Set 1

Difficulty

3

DI Set 2

Difficult

3

DI Set 3

Difficult

3

XAT 2021 General Knowledge Analysis

Initial inputs from the students suggest that the General Knowledge section in XAT 2021 was of Moderate difficulty. Most of the questions were based on Static GK this year. More updates soon.

Topic

Difficulty Level

No. of Questions

Countries and Capitals

To be updated

To be updated

National Parks and Animals

To be updated

To be updated

Geography

To be updated

To be updated

Books & Authors/Miscellaneous

To be updated

To be updated

Economy & Business

To be updated

To be updated

Science & Tech

To be updated

To be updated

Personality & Awards

To be updated

To be updated

Polity

To be updated

To be updated

Current Affairs

To be updated

To be updated

Sports

To be updated

To be updated

History

To be updated

To be updated

XAT 2021 Question Paper

A memory-based PDF of the XAT 2021 question paper will be updated here after the exam has been conducted.

XAT 2021 Question Paper PDF

XAT 2021 Answer Key

The answer key to the XAT 2021 question paper is released by XLRI Jamshedpur on the official website. Candidates must go through the answer key, once it is available, to check how they performed in the exam. The answer key will be updated here once it is released by the official body.

XAT 2021 Answer Key PDF Download

Candidates can also check the following important details about XAT 2021 to help understand the process after the exam is conducted.

XAT 2021 Answer Key

XAT 2021 Selection Process

For any queries regarding XAT 2021, candidates can post on the CollegeDekho QnA Zone. Stay tuned for all of the latest updates from CollegeDekho!

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