Xavier School of Management (XLRI) has brought significant changes in the format of Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), 2016 to be held on January 3.
Munish Thakur, chairperson of admissions at XLRI said, “XAT’s multidimensional testing framework is designed to meaningfully assess the aptitude of candidates for future business success. We follow the pen and paper format. In order to ensure equal opportunity to all candidates, the examination will focus on multi-dimensional examination structure and fairness, to assess aptitude of future business leaders.”
The duration of the test will be three and half hours. The paper will comprise of two sections including quantitative ability, English language and logical reasoning and decision making in section one while in section two there will be general knowledge and essay writing.
In the main question paper the total number of questions will be 78 and the time allotted has been increased by 20 minutes. The candidates would have 170 minutes to answer the questions.
In order to enable students to attempt as many questions as possible and encourage them to demonstrate all-round skills, the difficulty level of the questions has been brought down.
XAT-2016 gives the students a choice of not attempting 13 questions. Beyond this, any unattempted question will carry negative mark of 0.05. There would also be negative marking of 0.25 marks for any wrong answer.
The format of supplementary sections of general knowledge and essay would remain same with some minor changes.