on 11 September, 2012

XAT Exam Pattern Changed - More Time Allotted in New Pattern of Xavier's Aptitude Test (XAT)

XAT 2013 Exam Pattern Changed
September 10, 2012

Xavier's Aptitude Test (XAT), one of the most popular entrance tests taken by Management (MBA) aspirants will undergo major changes from 2013. XAT 2013 which is supposed to be held on the first Sunday of January, i.e., January 6, 2013 will now be a three-hour exam instead of the usual 2 hour-20 minute test conducted till date.

A whopping 40-minute increase in the exam duration has befuddled hundreds of students in their preparation strategies and they will have to rework their plans. For those still wondering what exactly has changed, here it is :

  Section Prev Time New Time Changes
A Multiple Choice Qs on Quantative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, etc. 120 mins 140 mins Additional 20 minutes allotted
B Essay Writing & General Awareness 20 mins 40 mins New General Awareness Section introduced and additional 20 minutes allotted



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