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XAT 2020 Syllabus

By: R Chandrakala on October 12, 2018

XAT exam is a pen and paper based examination. XAT exam pattern has four important sections. The sections are: Quantitative Ability, English Language & Logical Reasoning, Decision Making, GK and Essay

It is crucial that aspirants are well aware of the complete syllabus to prepare strategically and obtain a good score. Here is section- wise topics and subtopics that need to be prepared for each section:

Quantitative Ability:-

  • Elementary Mathematics 
  • Arithmetic: - Number System, Ratio, and Proportion
  • Additional Topic in Arithmetic: - Problems on Trains, Clock and Calendar, and Mixtures and Allegation
  • Unitary Method: - Time and Distance
  • Commercial Maths: - Profit and Loss, Interest
  • Geometry: - Triangles, Circles
  • Mensuration 
  • Algebra: - Permutation and Combinations, Sequence And Series
  • Trigonometry: - Heights and Distance
  • Linear Programming 
  • Coordinate Geometry: - Cartesian Plane and lines
  • Probability 

Data Interpretation:-

  • Data Interpretation via text
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Case study
  • Charts
  • Tables
  • Graphs

English Language:-

  • English Grammar 
  • English Proficiency:- Analogy, Fill in the Blanks, Para jumble, Cloze Test
  • English Comprehension to Arrangement Test: - Complex Arrangement 
  • Logical Ability(Case lets) 
  • Decision Making

Logical Reasoning:- 

  • Fact Inference Judgment, Passage Conclusion, Statement Argument
  • Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability:-
  • Data Interpretation:- Case lets, Table Chart
  • Data Sufficiency

Decision Making:-

  • Complex Arrangements
  • Logical Ability(Case lets) 
  • Data Interpretation

XAT 2020 Exam Pattern

XAT is an online test consisting of two papers

Paper I: It is an objective type paper covering three sections- Quantitative Ability, English Language and Logical Reasoning, and Decision Making.

Paper II: This paper comprises of General Knowledge and Essay writing questions.

Sections Time Allotted

Paper 1: Quantitative Ability, English Language and Logical Reasoning, and Decision Making

 170 Minutes

Paper 2: General Knowledge and Essay Writing

 35 Minutes

XAT Exam pattern

The time duration for completing the three sections and general knowledge is 210 minutes

 
Details on the marking scheme:

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