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XAT Syllabus 2019 

XAT Syllabus 2019 – XAT exam is conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur. The XAT Syllabus 2019 is also prescribed by XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute) which is the conducting authority. The XAT exam will be most likely to be held in the first week of January 2019. XAT exam will also be an online exam as for last 60 years it was conducted in offline mode. The candidates will be able to register for XAT 2019 from the third week of August 2018. However, the new dates will be notified soon by the conducting authority on the official website. XAT 2019 Exam will be comprised of two sections i.e. Paper-1 and Paper-2 in which the total questions are divided into 5 sub-sections:

  • Quantitative Ability
  • Decision Making
  • English Language and Logical Ability
  • General Knowledge
  • Essay

Latest Update: XAT Registration will start from the third week of August 2018.

XAT Syllabus 2019 – Important Dates

Below are the XAT Important dates 2019 which should be noted down by the candidates:


XAT Dates 2019 (Tentative)

Notification Release

Second Week of August 2018

XAT Application Form Available

Third Week of August 2018

Last Date to submit XAT Application Form

Fourth Week of November 2018

XAT Admit Card Available

Fourth Week of December 2018

XAT Exam Date

First Week of January 2019

XAT Result Declare

End of January 2019


XAT Syllabus 2019

XAT Syllabus has not been issued officially anywhere but as per the previous year question papers of XAT exam, below are the topics that are commonly encountered. 

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation



Averages and Partnerships




Linear and Quadratics Equations




Speed & Distance



Algebra Functions




Graphs & G








Time and Work


Alligation and Mixtures


Critical Path


Heights & Distance


Mensuration – 2D and 3D


Profit and Loss


Surds and Indices


Time, Speed and Distance




Direction Sense & Time








Table Combination





Decision Making

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

English Language and Logical Reasoning

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

General Knowledge

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

Note: According to the XAT Syllabus 2019, the marks of General Knowledge will not be used for calculating the percentile and cut-off at the first stage of selection but it will be considered in the final stage of selection.

XAT Syllabus is similar to any other MBA Entrance Exam For Example CAT, MAT, and IBSAT etc.

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XAT Question Paper 2018 - New

XAT Question Paper 2018 is available here, the candidates can download and see the question paper. 


XAT Previous Year Question Papers

XAT Question papers of the years 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and  2010 are given below. The candidates can get the overview of the XAT Syllabus 2019 as well as exam pattern from the previous year question papers.

Year  Question Paper
XAT 2017  Click here to Download
XAT 2016  Click here to Download
XAT 2015  Click here to Download
XAT 2014 Click here to Download
XAT 2013  Click here to Download
XAT 2012 Click here to Download
XAT 2011  Click here to Download

In case of any query regarding the XAT Syllabus 2019, you can write to us in the comment section below.

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