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XAT in the previous year

By: Vikram on November 22, 2016

A month more to go for XAT this year and students would already be hooked on to their books. This exam is handled by XLRI, Jamshedpur on behalf of XAMI. The XAT percentiles are considered by 140 B-schools all over India for admission. XAT is known for its consistent legacy of maintaining the exam in a pen-paper mode. This is also to cater to that section of the students who don't have access to computers owing to the economically-backward background they come from.

The total number of questions in XAT has seen fluctuations in the last few years. Up till 2011, the total was maintained at 101 and then reduced to 85 in 2012 to be of a slightly difficult level. In 2013, the count went up to 91 and increased to 114 in 2015 to be further reduced to 103 in 2016.

Even time-wise, it did see a lot of interesting trends. Initially, it was for 2 hours and 20 minutes and then got increased by 10 mins to be set to moderate difficulty. Finally the time-limit has been fixed at 3.5 hours for students to give them a generous time window to solve questions accordingly.

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