XAT 2021 Analysis

XAT - 2021

XAT 2021, conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to their Business Management and Human Resource Management programmes, was successfully conducted on Jan 3rd, 2021. XAT score is also used by many reputed institutes such as IMT Ghaziabad, XIM Bhubaneshwar, GIM Goa, GLIM Chennai, etc. as a part of their admission process.

Just like the previous year, XAT 2021 was conducted in the computer-based format. The test experience was smooth and free from any glitches. Due to the current pandemic situation – Covid-19, the safety measures and physical distancing were strictly observed however this did not cause any trouble to the test-takers.

Structure of the Exam

XAT 2021, in terms of the structure, was exactly similar to the last year's paper. The total number of questions this year was 75. The paper had two parts viz., Part-I and Part-II.

Part-I comprised three sections:

  1. Verbal and Logical Reasoning
  2. Decision-Making
  3. Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

Part-II comprised General Knowledge

The duration of the test was 165 minutes for the first part and 15 minutes for the second.

All questions carried equal marks with negative marking (one-fourth of a mark for a wrong answer). There was a negative marking of 0.1 for un-attempted questions, for such questions over and above eight un-attempted questions.

The section on General Knowledge did not have any negative marking and the marks scored in this section would be used for evaluation only after the initial screening i.e., these will not be used for the shortlisting of candidates for the GWPI round.

Section No of Questions
Section-1: Verbal and Logical Ability 26
Section-2: Decision Making Ability 21
Section-3: Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability 28
General Knowledge 25

The following is a snapshot of the question distribution:

Section 1: Verbal and Logical Ability Section 2: Decision Making Section 3: Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation General Knowledge XAT 2021 Cut-offs