XAT 2024 Analysis and Expected Cut-Off

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XAT 2024 Analysis and Expected Cut-off: Xavier School of Management successfully conducted the XAT 2024 exam on 7th January 2024 from 2 pm to 5:30 pm. The exam was held in a computer-based test in 80+ cities nationwide. As per several exam analyses, the candidates found the exam to be on the moderately difficult side. If you want to know more about the XAT 2024 analysis and expected cut-off then you have come to the right blog.

In this blog, you will learn about the exam pattern, the sections that came in the paper and what will be the expected cut-off. Let’s dive in. 

Exam Name XAT
Full FormXavier Aptitude Test
Conducting BodyXavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)
Exam TypeEntrance Exam
Course OfferedMBA and PGDM Courses 
Official Websitehttps://xlri.ac.in/

XAT 2024: Exam Pattern 🧾

The XAT 2024 exam pattern was quite similar as compared to the paper last year with only one less question in the Decision-making section. The exam paper comprised two time-bound parts with a total of five sections. Here’s what the question paper looked like:

Part 1: 175 Minutes ⏰

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning: 26 Questions

Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation: 28 Questions

Decision Making: 21 Questions

Part 2: 30 Minutes ⏰

GK: 25 Questions

Essay Writing: Choose any one topic from 3 questions

Also Read: XAT Exam Pattern (2024)

XAT 2024 Analysis: Section-Wise 🔍

Below is the XAT 2024 analysis section-wise which will give you an idea of how the paper for this year was. Check this out.

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning 💡

The Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning section followed the same pattern as last year. This section comprised 26 questions which were divided into Reading Comprehension (RC).

However, para jumble questions replaced the para completion this year. 

Type of QuestionsNumber of Questions
Reading Comprehension2+2+3+3+3
Poem1 set X 2 Qs
Fill in the Blanks2
Para Jumble2
Grammar (Correct-Incorrect sentence)2
Critical Reasoning5

Reading Comprehension & Poem 📚

Here is what this question paper looked like for the reading comprehension and poem section:

S.No.GenreNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
RC 1Ignorance & Misbelief3Between Moderate & Difficult
RC 2Collective Immunity3Between Moderate & Difficult
RC 3Moral Flames in Politics3Between Moderate & Difficult
RC 4Reductionism in Realist Novel2Between Moderate & Difficult
RC 5Beauty2On the Difficult side
PoemDarken Room Women Reflection2Between Moderate & Difficult

The questions in this section were on the side of easy to moderate.

Decision Making ⚖️

This year, in the decision-making section, the number of questions was reduced from 22 to 21. Instead, there were 7 sets of 3 questions each. Each question was worth 3 marks totalling 21 marks.

The few sets in this section were slightly on the lengthy side. 

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 🔢

This year, there were 4 sets of Data Interpretation as compared to last year when there was only 1 set. This section included questions on topics like,

The section was a bit on the difficult side.  

General Knowledge 🧠

As expected, the General Knowledge section comprised of 25 questions. Below is the breakup of this section.

TopicNumber of Questions
Economics and Business1
Personality & Awards1
Science & Tech3
Books & Authors1
Current Affairs4
Nobel Prize2

The difficulty level for this section will be rated as moderate to slightly difficult.

Essay Writing ✍️

As mentioned above, in the essay-writing sections, the candidates got three choices out of which they had any one topic to write on. 

It is said that the essay writing section of the XAT 2024 paper is Easy

Please note that the above-mentioned topics for each section might differ from the actual paper. 

Also Read: XAT Marking Scheme: Check All Details, Section-Wise Exam Pattern

XAT 2024 Expected Cut-Off Percentile

The Xavier School of Management announces category-wise cut-off along with the final results. The final result is expected to come out on 31st January 2024. For all those who don’t know, the XAT cut-off is determined by several factors including:

  • Number of seats that were there for the XAT 2024 exam.
  • The difficulty level of the exam.

Expected Cut-off

Here is the expected cut-off for the XAT 2024 exam. All the candidates who appeared for the exam can check the category-wise and section-wise expected cut-off.

Male (Engineering)75-7775-7785-8795-9888-9275-7875-7892-95
Female (Engineering)75-7775-7778-8090-9588-9275-7865-6890-92
Male (Non-Engineering)75-7775-7785-8795-9888-9275-7872-7590-92
Female (Non-Engineering)75-7775-7778-8090-9588-9275-7862-6585-90

Also Read: XAT Score vs Percentile 2024: Exam Analysis

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Was the XAT 2024 exam difficult?

The XAT 2024 exam level is more difficult than the XAT 2023 paper. 

What is the expected cut-off for the XAT exam?

The cutoff for the XAT exam in 2024 will consist of passing marks for different groups and will also include the minimum marks which is required in each part of the test. Looking at the paper, the expected cut-off for the XAT exam is to be around 93 per cent.

What is the safe percentile for the XAT 2024 exam?

The safe percentile for males for the XAT 2024 exam is 95 and for females is 92.

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