XAT 2016 : Changes Announced

XLRI has announced changes in XAT question paper pattern. The following are the inputs about XAT 2016 made available on the official website of XAT 2016

  • The total number of questions has been brought down to 78 ( last year there were 84 questions, excluding 30 GK questions)
  • The time allotted has been increased by 20 minutes ( Last year for section 1 the time allotted was 140 minutes, ie excluding GK and Essay writing)
  • In order to enable students to attempt as many questions as possible and encourage them to demonstrate all-round skills, the difficulty level of the questions has been brought down
  • XAT-2016 has been designed in such a manner that that the top hundred students will be able to complete the test in 170 minutes
  • In XAT-2016 students have a choice of not attempting 13 questions. Beyond this, any unattempted question will carry the negative mark of 0.05. There would also be negative marking of 0.25 marks for any wrong answer
  • The time allowed to answer both GK and Essay would be 35 minutes. Last year, the GK score of most candidates was on the lower side, and some candidates had complained about the time. Taking this feedback into consideration the number of questions in the GK has been reduced to twenty-five ( last year there were 30 questions ). All the questions would be “General” in nature rather than “specific”. There would be no negative marking in this section
For more on this please check http://xatonline.net.in/XAT-2016_Announcement.pdf