Why XAT is a Good MBA Entrance Exam

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There are a few reputed MBA-related exams that aspirants take to get admission for higher studies in management. These exams help them get a seat in some of the best MBA colleges across India. One of them is the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) exam that is organized every year. Each year, several students opt for this exam. If you too are planning the same, here are some things that you should know.

What makes XAT better than other MBA exams?

Here are some reasons why XAT might be the MBA entrance exam for you:

  • There is no age limit for participating.
  • The number of colleges accepting the XAT report card is higher than any other MBA exam.
  • Getting admission to one of the best PGDM colleges, XLRI Jamshedpur, is only possible through the XAT exam.
  • XLRI releases the question paper with all the answers after the examination. With this, you can check whether or not you will get a good score.
  • Many colleges consider multiple results, so if you think you haven’t scored well in another exam (like the Common Aptitude Test or CAT), you can add the XAT mark sheet to your application.
  • You get a chance to work on your weaker sections when you prepare for this exam after CAT. There is always a gap of five weeks between these exams. You can use this time to prepare well and score better on your XAT 2022.

Some quick facts about the XAT exam

To prepare well for your XAT 2022 exam, here are some quick facts:

  • The full form of XAT is the Xavier Aptitude Test.
  • XLRI, Jamshedpur, conducts the exam.
  • All the students who have graduated from any recognized university can take this exam.
  • The question paper has four sections.
  • This is an online exam and not a pen-and-paper exam.
  • The total examination duration is 180 minutes.
  • The XAT examination is of the ‘moderate-to-difficult’ type.
  • The XAT examination fee is 1750 INR.
  • The entire registration process is done online.

What is the Examination Pattern for XAT 2022?

When preparing for any competitive exam, it is important to know everything about it. The more knowledge you have of the examination, the better are your chances of scoring well. Here is what the examination pattern for XAT 2022 looks like:

  • There will be 100 questions in the question paper.
  • The entire paper will be MCQ type, with four answers to choose from for every question.
  • The paper is divided into two parts. Part-1 consists of 75 questions on Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation. Part-2 consists of 25 questions on General Knowledge.
  • The sectional time limit for the XAT 2022 exam is 165 minutes for Part 1 and 15 minutes for Part 2.
  • Each question will hold one mark, making the total mark tally 100.
  • For every correct answer, the candidate scores 1 mark, and for each wrong answer, there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks.
  • There is no negative marking in the General Knowledge (GK) section.
  • If there are more than eight unattempted questions in the paper, the candidate will suffer a negative marking of 0.5 marks for each question beyond that. If you have less than 8 unanswered questions, you will have 0.25 marks deducted for every question, so it is better to answer all the questions.

To prepare for the XAT exam, consider taking a mock test that is released by XLRI and other portals. This will help give you an insight into how to solve the questions in the actual test. You can also check your timings and see how quickly you can solve the paper. This will also allow you to do a self-assessment before the test.

Check latest XAT 2022 dates such as result dates, application dates, admit card dates for XAT Exam at https://www.shiksha.com/mba/xat-exam-dates

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