XAT 2023 analysis

XAT - 2023

XAT 2023, by XLRI Jamshedpur for admission to their Business Management and Human Resource Management programmes, was successfully conducted today, Jan 8th, 2023 in the computer-based format.

Structure of the Exam

The test was slightly different from last year’s  with the addition of one question in Decision making and the 5-minute Mock keyboard test. The total number of questions this year was 76 and 25 in Part-I and Part-III respectively.

Part-I comprised three sections:

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

Part-II comprised Mock Keyboard testing and Part-III contained General Knowledge questions

The duration of the test was 175 minutes for the first part and 30 minutes for the second.

All questions carried equal marks with negative marking of 0.25 for a wrong answer. There was a negative marking of 0.1 for un-attempted questions in Part-1, for such questions over and above eight un-attempted questions.

The section on General Knowledge, however, 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.

The break-up of the questions across sections is as below.

Section No of Questions
Section-1: Verbal and Logical Ability 26
Section-2: Decision Making Ability 22
Section-3: Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation 28
General Knowledge 25

For the essay, students were to choose from among three topics given to them and write the essay on any one of them. There was a word limit of 250 for the essay. Students had one additional essay to choose from compared to a total of two essays that they had last year.

The topics, reproduced based on feedback from students were as below

  1. Risk is the essential need of soul. The absence of risk produces a kind of boredom which paralyses in a different way from fear but almost as much.
  2. Rapid decarbonisation to fulfil India’s net-zero commitment will have business consequences.
  3. Someone with half your IQ is making 10x as you because they are not smart enough to doubt themselves.

Section 1: Verbal and Logical Reasoning Section 2: Decision Making Section 3: Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation General Knowledge XAT 2023 Cut-offs