Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2014 was conducted on January 5, 2014 between 10:30 am and 1:23 pm.
The test was divided into two parts. Part I was the usual XAT paper that would be used for percentile calculation, Part II had 20 questions on General Knowledge and an essay. Part II of the test would be used by colleges that the student will apply to during the second stage of selection.
The paper was quite challenging this year. The total number of questions in Part I was 83 and Part II had 20 questions on General Knowledge. Part I was further divided into three sections A, B and C. Part A was the Verbal Ability section and it had 28 questions. Part B was Decision Making and it comprised 24 questions and Part C was Quantitative Ability, which had 31 questions. The total time allotted for attempting the three sections and General Knowledge was 150 minutes. Each question had 5 options and all the questions carried equal marks. There was a penalty of one-fouth of the mark allotted for every incorrect answer. However, the question booklet clearly stated that the General Knowledge marks would only be used by all institutes at the time of final selection and not for shortlisting candidates for interview/group discussion.
Thanks to the thousands of students who have filled the E-OMR on CL’s website and we are able to calculate more convincing data of the percentile scores and the cutoffs of the colleges. A glimpse of the tentative cut offs of some of the premier XAT allied B Schools can be seen in the table below.
To check your tentative score, do fill in the eOMR in XAT Exam Corner‘s score calculator and see whether you will be able to make it to one of these institutes.
All the best!