XAT Exam Analysis 2019 - XLRI on behalf of XAMI will conduct the national level exam on January 6, 2019. The Xavier Aptitude Test is conducted for admission to XLRI and other B-schools accepting XAT 2019 scores. The entrance exam is scheduled to be held in online mode in as many as 46 test cities across India. Over the years, XAT has undergone several changes either in terms of exam pattern, its duration or registration process among others. From 2019, onwards, the conducting body has decided to exclude Essay Writing Test from the XAT 2019 exam, meaning the essay writing test is no longer a part of the XAT exam. Currently, the registrations for the exam is open, interested candidates may apply until November 30, 2018.
After XAT 2019 is conducted on its scheduled date, we will conduct an analysis of the XAT exam. The main objective behind XAT 2019 exam analysis is to make future XAT aspirants familiar with the exam pattern and the difficulty level of the exam. The XAT 2019 exam analysis will give aspirants a reality check of their preparation strategy that they must acquire to maximise their overall scores.
For now let us take a look at previous years XAT exam analysis, since the XAT 2019 exam is yet to be conducted, so you can prepare accordingly.
XAT 2018 was conducted on January 7, 2018 for admission to Business Management and Human Resource Management at XLRI and other participating institutes. In 2018, for the first time ever the entrance test was conducted in online mode. Apart from this, it was mandatory for candidates to submit the essay writing question in online mode only. Since this was the first time XAT was conducted in online mode, therefore many test takers reported of severe technical glitches where some could not operate their computer system while some reported their system shut down during the essay writing test that caused them to write their answers again. There were also cases where a few test centres cancelled the exam.
XAT 2018 exam was divided into two parts. The first part comprised of Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability and Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation. Whereas, the second part comprised General Knowledge and Essay Writing Test. The overall difficulty level of the XAT 2018 exam was higher than previous year.
The XAT 2017 exam was conducted on January 7, 2017 from 10 am to 1:30 pm. Compared to last year, this year XAT exam could be termed as moderate to easy. The entrance exam as divided into three sections: Verbal and Logical Ability with 24 questions, Quant & DI with 27 questions and Decision Making with 21 questions. The Verbal and Logical ability section witnessed high difficulty level whereas Quant and Decision Making sections were on the easier side. According to the expert analysis of XAT exam, the overall exam difficulty level was moderate to difficult and those who managed to attempt the test with precise time management could expect to score a high percentile.
For now, XAT 2019 aspirants may go through the above analysis as the article will be updated when the XAT 2019 exam is conducted.
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