All about XAT 2019 – The exam format

All about XAT 2019 – The exam format

August 21, 2018 CAT MBA MBA entrance MBA entrance exam XAT XIMB XLRI 0


First things first – the dates for XAT 2019:

XAT Date 6th January’19 (10AM – 1PM)
Registration starts 20th August’18
Registration ends 30th Nov’18 (15th Dec’18 with Late Fee)
Admit card download 20th December’18 to 6th January’19
Expected Result date End of January’19


Note: XAT is one exam that does NOT require a 50% in graduation

Is there anything different this time? Yes – No Essay this time! Thus, this time, the exam will be a bit shorter compared to last year

The XAT exam format:

Exam Type Computer based (3 hours)
Section Expected number of questions
Verbal and Logical Ability (VA-LR) 24
Decision Making (DM) 21
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (QA-DI) 27
General Knowledge (GK) 25


Which all institutes accept the XAT score? There are many, obviously. Here is a short list of some of the top institutes, along with their percentile requirements:


Institute Name Percentile Institute Name Percentile
XLRI 95+ S P JAIN 90
XIMB 85-90 IMT GHZ 85-90
GIM 85 TAPMI 80-85
LIBA 75-80 XIME 75


Now comes the most important question: What to study for the XAT?

Section Contents
VA-LR English Usage
~ Vocabulary
~ Grammar – sentence correction
~ Word usage
~ Sentence completion
~ Para formation
~ Para jumbles
Reading Comprehension
~ Topics: Economics, Science, Art, Politics, Literature, Poems, etc.
~ Question types: Inferential, Views, Main idea, Meaning in context, etc.
Logical Ability
~ Fact, Inference, Judgment
~ Assumption, Premise, Conclusion
~ Analogies
~ Binary logic
~ Arrangements
~ Family tree
~ Clocks and Calendars
~ Sequences
DM The only National level test to have this section
• Situation analysis
• Best course of action
• Deciding strategy
• Making decisions in different situations
QA-DI Quantitative Ability
~ Number properties
~ Arithmetic
~ Algebra
~ Geometry
~ Permutation, Combination and Probability
~ Set and Venn diagrams
Data Interpretation
~ Graphs and Charts
~ Logic based
GK • Current affairs – national and international
• Economics, business, companies
• Indian constitution
• About India, authors, sports


Our course at CUBIX is designed in such a way that it covers all the above aspects of the XAT with special Workshops and Mock Tests and mentoring for the GD-PI rounds. Our mentors have themselves scored 99.5+ percentile in the XAT and also in CAT multiple times. Happy learning, and All the Best for XAT 2019!

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