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XAT Syllabus and Previous Year Question Paper

Details on XAT Syllabus and Previous Year Question Paper are given on this page. XAT Exam is to be conducted on 7 January 2018, XAT Previous year question papers have no consistencies; there is a different number of questions for the every new session. XAT Exam will have two parts i.e Part 1 and Part 2 in which the total questions are divided accordingly:

  • Verbal and Logical Ability.
  • Decision Making.
  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation.
  • General Knowledge GK.
  • Essay.

It is to be noted here that the marks of General Knowledge will not be used for calculating the percentile and cut off at the first stage of selection but in the final stage of selection.

XAT Syllabus 2018

XAT Syllabus has not been issued officially anywhere but it is clearly seen from the previous year question papers of XAT exam that the following given below topics are commonly encountered. 

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

  • Algebra Functions
  • Alligations and Mixtures
  • Arithmetic
  • Averages and Partnerships
  • Clocks
  • Critical Path
  • Direction Sense & Time
  • Geometry
  • Graphs
  • Heights & Distance
  • Inequalities
  • Linear and Quadratics Equations
  • Logarithms
  • Mensuration – 2D and 3D
  • Numbers
  • Percentage
  • Probability
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio
  • Speed & Distance
  • Statistics
  • Surds and Indices
  • Table, Combination
  • Tables and Case lets
  • Time and Work
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Trigonometry
  • Variation

Decision Making

  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Arithmetic
  • Logical reasoning
  • Sets
  • Situational

Verbal and Logical Reasoning

  • Arguments
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Fill in the blanks (vocab and grammar based)
  • Grammar questions
  • Para Completion and inference
  • Para jumbles.
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Logic
  • Vocabulary

General Knowledge

  • Awards and winners
  • Business
  • Current affairs
  • Economy
  • Famous Personalities
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Important happenings around the World
  • Science
  • Static GK

Syllabus of the XAT Exam is similar to any other Management Aptitude Tests For Example CAT, MAT, IBSAT etc.

xat exam syllabus and ptrecious year question paper

XAT Previous Year Question Papers

XAT Question papers from 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and  2010 are given below, Applicants can get the overview of the exam pattern and XAT Syllabus from the previous year question papers.

XAT 2017 Question Paper

XAT 2016 Question Paper

XAT 2015 Question Paper

XAT 2014 Question Paper

XAT 2013 Question Paper

XAT 2012 Question Paper

XAT 2011 Question Paper

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