XAT Exam Pattern 2021 Download XAT Syllabus PDF

xat exam pattern

The Xavier School of Management (XLRI) will release the XAT Exam Pattern on the official website. Students who will be appearing for the exam must check the XAT Exam Pattern as it would be very helpful for them for exam preparation. It is expected that XAT Exam Pattern will be the same as the previous year. The important date of the application process and examination will be available in the notification of XAT 2021.  Students are advised to regularly check the official website for the latest update of the exam. Interested applicants can check the full detailed XAT Exam Pattern from this article.

XAT Exam Pattern

In this article, we will discuss the XAT Exam Pattern for the applicants who want to qualify the competitive exam of XAT 2021, they need to check the exam pattern to understand the marking scheme well. XAT Exam Pattern can be a good source of guidance for them while preparing for the exam.

The Xavier School of Management (XLRI) on the behalf of the XAMI will invite the application for admission to various Post Graduate and Fellow programs through Xavier Aptitude Test 2021 (XAT-2021). On the basis of the previous year notification, it is expected that XLRI will start the registration process of the Xavier Aptitude Test 2021 in the month of August 2020. Eligible candidates should fill the application form on or before the given deadline. It is expected that they will conduct the exam in the month of January 2021.

They will release the XAT Admit Card soon on the official website. The applicants are advised to check the official website regularly to get further updates on the exam. Refer to this article to know about the detailed structure of the XAT Exam Pattern.

XAT 2021 Important Dates

You can check the dates of the exam based on the previous year from the table given below:

EventsDates( Tentative)
Registration Release DateAugust 2020
Last date to applyTo be notified soon
Admit CardTo be notified soon
Exam DateTo be notified soon
ResultTo be notified soon

XAT Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the exam pattern from the table given below:

TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Questions99-100
Total Marks100
Duration3 hours
Negative MarkingYes
Medium of ExamEnglish
Number of Sections4
SubjectsVerbal &Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation, General Knowledge

XAT Exam Pattern: Distribution of Marks

Candidates can check the distribution of marks from the table given below:

Sections QuestionsMarks
Verbal &Logical Ability2626
Decision Making2121
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation2727
General Knowledge2525

XAT Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme

You can check the steps given below to calculate the score:

  • For every correct answer, add 1 marks
  • For every incorrect answer, deduct 0.25 marks
  • For more than 8  un-attempted questions, deduct 0.10  marks
  • No Negative Marking in GK Questions

XAT Exam Pattern: Syllabus

You can check the syllabus for all the four section from the table given below:

Verbal &Logical AbilityFill in the blanks, Jumbled Paragraphs, Correction of error, Sentence Completion, Word usage, Synonyms/Antonyms, Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning and etc
Decision MakingAnalytical Reasoning, Decision making in a situation, Conditions and Grouping Test, Case lets, Data Arrangement Test, Situational, and etc
Quantitative Aptitude and Data InterpretationQuantitative Aptitude: Percentages, Profit & Loss, Interest, LCM & HCF, Speed, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Averages, Set theory, Trigonometry, Inequalities, Logarithm, Binomial Theorem, Permutations & Combinations, Venn Diagrams, Geometry, Mensuration, Algebra, Probability Functions, Surds & Indices, and etc
Data Interpretation: Data analysis, Graphs, Pie charts, Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, and etc
General KnowledgeStatic GK, Current Affairs, Politics, Awards & Recognitions, History, Business & Economy, World Events, Constitution of India and etc

Best Books for XAT Preparation

There is a variety of books available in the market for the preparation of XAT 2021. But you should purchase only those books that would help you in the preparation of the exam. In order to choose the right one, take the suggestion of books from your friends, seniors, teachers, or any knowledgeable person. You can consider the following list of books suggested by us while preparing for the exam.

Subject NameBook NameAuthor Name
Quantitative Aptitude and Data InterpretationHow to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CATArun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude and Data InterpretationQuantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationAbhijit Guha
Verbal &Logical AbilityWord Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Verbal &Logical AbilityHigh School English Grammar & CompositionWren & Martin
Verbal &Logical AbilityVerbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionAjay Singh
Decision MakingData Interpretation and Logical ReasoningGautam Puri
Decision MakingData Interpretation and Data SufficencyAnanta Ashisha
General KnowledgeFollow Newspaper like The Hindu, Financial Express, Business Today, and etc 

Useful Links for XAT Exam

XAT NotificationDownload XAT Syllabus
XAT Admit CardXAT Cut-off

Official Website of XAT

For further more information details about XAT Exam Pattern, Syllabus, please visit the official website, link is given above. If you have any queries, you may ask through the comment section. Thanks!