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5 Important Changes in XAT 2019
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XLRI has introduced number of changes in XAT 2019 exam. The key changes have also been released with XAT Mock test 2019 as under:
1. Fewer Questions in XAT 2019
While the XAT Mock Test Online has only 20 questions, actual XAT 2019 exam is divided in two parts with 99 questions of MCQ type. Total number of questions in XAT 2019 have been reduced to 99 instead of 100 as appeared last year.
2. XAT 2019: Exam Divided in Two Parts
Despite being computer based test, XAT 2019 which was earlier proposed not to be divided in parts, has again been separated in two parts as under:
Section in XAT 2019 Exam Pattern Number of questions Overall Time Duration
Part-1 74 Total MCQs 165 Minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability 26 No Sectional Time Limit
Decision Making 21 No Sectional Time Limit
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 27 No Sectional Time Limit
Part-2 25 Total MCQs 15 Minutes
General Knowledge 25
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2) 99
Important: Candidate will be allowed to go to Part 2 in XAT 2019 after completing the time duration of Part 1
3. Penalty For Unattempted Questions Increased
While the negative marking for every wrong answer is 0.25 Mark in XAT 2019, the Negative marking for every unattempted question beyond 8 questions has gone upto 0.10 mark per unattempted question in the exam.
However, there is No Negative Marking for General Knowledge section in Part 2 of XAT 2019
4. NAT Questions Introduced
A new type of Numerical Answer Type Question (NAT Questions) has been introduced for the first time in XAT 2019. Procedure for answering a numerical answer type (NAT) question is to enter a numerical answer by making use of virtual numeric keypad that appears below the question. Step-wise procedure to answer the question is as under:
• To enter a numerical answer, use the virtual numeric keypad that appears below the question
• A fractional number in the decimal notation (e.g. -0.3 or -.3) can be entered as an answer with or without '0' before the decimal point.
• To clear the answer, click on the Clear Response button.
5. Essay Writing Test Scrapped
One of the key changes in XAT 2019 exam is the removal of subjective Essay Writing Test due to which the overall time duration of XAT 2019 has been reduced to three hours from three and half hours.
There will not be the subjective Essay Writing Test in XAT 2019. The test used to consume more time as XLRI considered essay writing test very important in its admission process. Even after switching to the computerised format in 2018, XLRI continued with the Essay Writing Test in XAT. This is the first time in the history of XAT exam, that there would not be Essay Writing Test in XAT 2019 exam and the candidates can focus primarily to crack the core three sections of XAT exam.
Summary of changes in XAT 2019
• XAT 2019 Exam is of 3 hours i.e. 180 minute

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Created Date: 04-01-2019
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