XAT 4th January 2015 Exam Analysis


XAT 2015

XAT i.e. Xavier Aptitude Test was conducted on 4th January 2015. As per reports, XAT 2015 Exam was tougher as compared to Common Admission Test (CAT) Exam. 

Here is an overview of the XAT 2015 Exam:

Overview of the XAT 2015 Exam
Time allotted 140 Minutes + 40 Minutes for GK and Essay
Total no. of questions 84 + 30   (For GK)
Marking Scheme All questions carry equal marks
Sections 3
Number of choices 5
Negative Marking One fourth of a mark

Here we present section-wise analysis of XAT 2015 Exam:

1) Verbal Ability:

Section Description No. of Questions
Verbal Ability RC 13
CR 9
Vocabulary 2
Sentence Rearrangement 2
Sentence Completion 2

Students’ response : Not time consuming, easy and difficulty level was medium

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2) Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation:  

Section Description No. of Questions
Quantitative Ability Algebra and Functions 4
Number System 4
Geometry 7
Co-ordinate Geometry 1
Arithmetic sequence 1
Mixtures 1
Probability 1
Tables Chart 4
Multiple Graph 4
Profit and Loss 1
Statistics 1
Directions 1
Interest 1
Percentage 1
Trigonometry 1

Students’ Response : Very difficult and time consuming. Questions were twisted and not direct. More arithmetic questions. Data interpretation was easy as compared to previous years.

3) Decision Making and Analytical Reasoning:

Section Description No. of Questions
Decision Making Decision Making 23

Students’ response : Difficulty level was medium. Time consuming and no questions from analytical reasoning were asked.

4) General Knowledge:

Questions asked : 30

Topics covered: Static GK, Books awards, geography, history, current affairs on sports, politics, science, technology, economics etc. 

Students’ response : Difficulty level was high and majority of the questions were asked on the happenings of the last year like national and international issues on Syrian crisis, Crimean referendum, Boko Haram etc.

5) Essay 

Topic asked was to write on : “Listening is a dying art. We hardly listen to understand, we only listen to refute or reply.”


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