XAT 2020 Exam Analysis, Section-Wise Highlights

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  • Date: 2020-01-07 16:50:33
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XAT 2020 Exam Analysis, Section-Wise Highlights

The XAT 2020 exam got over on 5th of January at 12:30pm. The XAT was undoubtedly the toughest exam of the year. The difficulty level of XAT exam was same as last year. This time the "Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation was manageable but Decision Making section was tricky as expected. As the difficulty level of exam was high so it is expected thatXAT cut offs may remain low.

The major change this year was that many questions in a few sections and a complete section of Decision Making did not have negative marking. Though, this aspect was not clearly mentioned in the main instructions and therefore lot of students were not able to take the advantage of this feature.

 

XAT Exam analysis highlights:

  • Test timing changed - 9.30AM to 12.30PM from 10AM to 1 PM last year
  • Total questions increased to 100 from 99 last year
  • Negative Marking of 25%.
  • No Essay Writing test
  • NAT Questions without negative marking introduced
  • Decision Making section remains tricky
  • Quant section is of moderate difficulty
  • Many Candidates could attempt less than 50% questions
  • GK section not counted for percentile calculation
  • All questions were of MCQ type
  • GK section not counted for percentile calculation
  • Visually impaired candidates with scribe were given additional 25 minutes only for Part 1 of XAT.
  • RC passages rated moderate
  • Marks for every correct answer: 1
  • All the MCQ type questions had five options with one correct option
  • No Negative marking for General Knowledge section in part-2
  • Expected XLRI cut off to remain 33-35 marks

 

 Marking Scheme and Sectional Time-Limit:

  • Every right question will carry 1 mark 
  • Part 1 of the XAT question paper is to be solved in 165 minutes
  • Part 2 of the XAT question paper is to be solved in 15 minutes
  • In case of 8 consecutive unanswered questions, 0.10 marks will be deducted.

 

 XAT 2020 Analysis: Section Wise

 

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning:

  • Total Questions: 26
  • 4 RC Passages of about 300 words followed by total 14 Questions
  • 1 poem of moderate difficulty level
  • 12 Questions in Verbal Ability included Antonyms, Para-jumbles, Critical Reasoning
  • Section difficulty was moderate
  • Most of the questions were inferential

 

Topic wise break-up of questions:

Topic

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reading Comprehension

12

Moderate - Difficult

CR

6

Moderate

Poem Comprehension

2

Easy - Moderate

Grammar - Correct the sentence

2

Easy - Moderate

Para-jumble - 5 sentence

2

Moderate

Fill in the blanks -3

2

Moderate - Difficult

 

Decision Making and Analytical Reasoning:

  • Total Questions: 21
  • DM question sets were on various business related problems
  • Questions were more difficult than last year
  • No question was quant based 
  • DM Section had 7 sets of 3 questions each
  • Some Problem sets were short and easy to read while some questions were ambiguous.

 

Topic wise break-up of questions:

Section

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Decision Making

21

Moderate

Analytical

0

Moderate

 

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation:

  • Total Questions: 28
  • More questions on Arithmetic (7 Questions)
  • 22 Questions were on Quant
  • 6 Questions were on Data Interpretation
  • 2 DI sets in the section with 3 questions each
  • Section difficulty level was moderate but was more difficult than last year
  • 20 Quant questions were standalone questions
  • 2 questions were in the form of a set on Venn Diagrams
  • Out of 6 Questions on Geometry 3 were difficult

 

Topic wise break-up of questions:

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Arithmetic

8

Moderate

Algebra

3

Easy-Moderate

Coordinate Geometry

1

Moderate

Geometry

5

Moderate-Difficult

Modern Maths

1

Difficult

Number system

2

Easy

DI (Set theory)

2

Moderate

DI (Bar Graph)

3

Moderate

DI (Table based)

3

Easy-moderate

 

 

General Knowledge:

  • Total Question 25
  • No Break between part I & II was given
  • GK questions were on moderate difficulty side
  • Many questions in the section were from latest GK topic published by MBAUniverse.com
  • Questions were framed on Budget sessions, History, Merger-Acquisition​

 

Topic wise break-up of questions:

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Current Affairs

3

Moderate

History

4

Moderate

Economy & Business

4

Moderate

Geography

5

Moderate

Personality & Awards

2

Moderate

Science & Tech

5

Moderate

Polity

1

Moderate

Books & Authors

1

Moderate

Sports

0

Moderate

 

XAT 2020 Analysis: Overall Analysis

  • Overall Cut off levels to remain 33-35 marks for XLRI
  • XAT 2020 exam paper was on moderate to difficult side
  • Decision Making to remain turning point in merit calculation.
  • Many questions in Decision Making were found more difficult

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