XAT 2019 is a national-level management aptitude test organizeed for admission to different post-graduate management courses. The test will be organizeed in an online method in January 2019. XLRI (Xavier Institute of Labour Relation) will conduct XAT 2019 for providing admission to aspirants to more than 50 B-Schools in India.
|Number of Papers||2|
|Period for Paper 1||170 minutes|
|Period for Paper 2||35 minutes|
|Number of Questions in Paper 1||78 questions|
|Number of Question in Paper 2||25 questions|
Part A- Verbal and Logical Ability, Judgement Making and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
Part B- General Knowledge and Essay Writing
|Nature of Question|
Part A- Objective
Part B- Objective and Subjective
|XAT Marking Scheme|
+1 for accurate response
-0.25 marks for inaccurate response
-0.05 marks for unattempted question
|Medium of Exam||English|
XAT 2019 is divided into 2 parts, Part -A of which includes 78 questions to be responded in 170 minutes. Questions in Part-A are asked from the sections mentioned below.
Aspirants can check below the highlights for Part A of XAT 2019.
|Section Name||Number of Questions||Total Time||Marking Scheme|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||24||170 minutes|
-0.25 for each inaccurate response
-0.05 marks for unattempted question
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||-|
Every question of Part-A for XAT 2019 carries equal marks. Aspirants will be honoured 1 mark for every accurate response and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong response. 0.05 marks will be deducted for every unattempted question.
Part -B of XAT 2019 will consist of 2 sections, namely General Knowledge and Essay. A total of 25 questions from General Knowledge and one Essay question required to be responded in 35 minutes.
Aspirants can check highlights of Part-B of XAT 2019.
|Section Name||No. of Questions||Total Time||Marking Scheme|
|General Knowledge||25||35 minutes||No negative marking|
As per XAT Exam Format 2019, there is no negative marking in Part -B of XAT 2019.
XAT Syllabus 2019 is designed to offer aspirants with knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, verbal, data interpretive and judgement-making abilities. Listed below are some of the important topics to be studied for XAT 2019 Exam.
|Verbal and Logical Ability||Jumbled Paragraph|
|Analogies or Reverse Analogies|
|Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms)|
|English Usage or Grammar|
|Fill in the blanks|
|Logical Completion of Idea|
|Verbal critical reasoning|
|Facts / Inferences / Judgments|
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||Geometry|
|Mensuration – 2D and 3D|
|Speed & Distance|
|Heights & Distance|
|Direction Sense & Time|
|Coding & Decoding|
|Nation and States|
|Present Affairs of National and International Economy|
|Science in the Everyday Life|
Aspirants should refer to some books for the understanding of fundamental concepts and exercise some frequently asked questions. Here are some of the most important books to refer to while preparing for XAT 2019.
|Quantitative Ability||How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests For Admission into IIMs||Sarvesh K Verma|
|Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations||Guha Abhijit|
|Data Interpretation||Data Interpretation for the CAT||Arun Sharma|
|Data Interpretation for the CAT||by Nishit K. Sinha|
|Verbal Ability||Word Power Made Easy Book||by Norman Lewis|
|High School English Grammar & Composition||by Wren, Martin|
|The Students' Companion Book||by Wilfred D.Best|
|30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary||by Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis|
|Logical Reasoning||Logical Reasoning for the CAT||by Nishit K. Sinha|
|How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT||by Arun Sharma|
|Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT||by Nishit K. Sinha|
|Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning||by R. S. Aggarwal|
|Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT And Other MBA Examinations||TIME|
|Other books for reference||Target XAT||Disha Experts|
|XAT XLRI – MBA Entrance exam A/4||Chandresh Agarwal|
|Concepts of number for XAT and other quantitative exams||Gajendra Kumar|
|Target new XAT –||Past papers and five mock papers|
|XAT entrance test for MBA examination||Gautam Puri|
|XAT Xavier Aptitude Test solved sample papers||Gautam Puri|
|The Accredited guide to problem-solving and the data sufficiency: A must-have resource for candidates for XAT||Ananta Ashisha|
|The hand on guide to analytical reasoning and logical reasoning: A must-have resource for the candidates of XAT||Peeyush Bhardwaj`|
Aspirants can check some of the essay topics for XAT 2019 mentioned below.