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XAT Exam Pattern 2024 : Check Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Exam Duration, Question Types

XLRI Jamshedpur prescribes the XAT exam pattern. XAT is conducted in computer-based mode and consists of multiple choice questions based on verbal and logical ability, data interpretation, quantitative ability, decision making and general knowledge.
XAT Exam Pattern

XAT Exam Pattern

XAT Exam Pattern 2024: Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur prescribes the XAT exam pattern. XAT is a Computer-based Test consisting of three sections: a) Verbal and Logical Ability, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability, and Decision-Making b) Mock Keyboard Testing c) General Awareness and Essay Writing. 

The XAT exam lasts 3 hours 30 minutes, and the exam will be conducted from 2 pm to 5.30 pm. There is only an overall time limit for the exam and no sectional time limits. The exam mainly comprises multiple choice questions and the number of questions ranges between 100 and 105. 

XAT 2024 is scheduled to take place on January 7, 2024. Candidates are advised to check the XAT exam pattern before appearing for the exam. The exam pattern consists of the exam duration, number of questions and type of questions, marking scheme, and other details which help students to prepare for the exam in an informed manner. 

XAT Exam Pattern 2024

The XAT exam pattern mentions the sections in the exam, exam mode, exam duration, number of questions and marking scheme. 

XAT 2024 Particulars

Exam Structure Details


3 sections : 

Section 1

  1. Verbal and Logical Ability
  2. Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability

Section 2

  1. Mock Keyboard Testing

Section 3

  1. General Awareness
  2. Essay Writing

Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test

Exam Duration

3 hours 30 minutes

Number of Questions

100 - 105

Marking Scheme

  • 1 Mark for Correct Answer
  • 0.25 negative marking for Incorrect Answer
  • After 8 unattempted answers, - 0.10 mark for each unanswered question

XAT 2024: Section-wise Question Distribution

Sections in XAT Exam

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Decision Making



Verbal and Logical Ability



Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation



General Knowledge




1 (Candidates need to choose 1 question out of 3 options)

To be assessed after shortlisting

XAT 2024: Marking Scheme

Candidates can check the XAT marking scheme from the table given below. 

  • 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer. 
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer. 
  • If there are more than 8 unattempted questions, 0.10 mark will be deducted for each unanswered question. 
  • Scores of General Knowledge section is only for final selection and not for shortlisting candidates for GD/Interview. 

XAT Syllabus 2024

XAT Exam Component


Verbal and Logical Ability

Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Analogy, Critical Reasoning etc.

Decision Making

Premises, Assumptions, Conclusions, Situational Analysis etc.

Data Interpretation and Quantitiative Ability

Geometry, Algebra, Arithmetic, Mensuration, Bar Diagrams, Tables, Pie Charts etc.

General Knowledge

Politics, Government, Constitution of India, Science, Business, Prize and Award, Sports, Static GK


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who releases the XAT exam pattern ?

XLRI Jamshedpur releases the XAT exam pattern. 

What is the mode of the XAT exam?

The XAT exam is a Computer-Based Test (CBT). 


 How many sections are there in the XAT exam ?

The XAT exam consists of three sections : a) verbal and logical ability, decision making, quantitative aptitude and data interpretation b) mock keyboard testing and c) general awareness and essay writing. 

What is the marking scheme of the XAT exam ?

Candidates get 1 mark for each correct answer, and 0.25 mark is deducted for each incorrect answer. If there are more than 8 unanswered questions, 0.10 mark will be deducted for each unanswered question. 

What is the exam duration of XAT exam ?

The XAT exam duration is 3 hours 30 minutes.

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