XAT 2022 Exam Analysis by IMS, CL: Check Exam Difficulty Level, Cut Off score for 90 & above Percentile Range

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January 2, 2022
XLRI Jamshedpur conducted XAT Exam 2022 from 9.30 AM to 12.40 PM on January 2, 2022. XAT 2022 exam analysis by experts at IMS, CL, TIME, Bullseye is much sought after by the XAT test takers. All these XAT preparation institutes publish their detailed XAT exam analysis late in the evening on the XAT exam day. MBAUniverse.com publishes below the XAT 2022 analysis by CL, IMS, TIME with key changes, difficulty level, XAT cut offs for 90+ percentile
XAT 2022 Analysis by CL, TIME, IMS

XLRI Jamshedpur conducted XAT 2022 exam on behalf of XAMI,  in a single session on Sunday January 2, 2022 with an increased time duration of 3 hours 10 minutes from 9.30 A. M. to 12.40 PM instead of earlier 3 hours.  The XAT 2022 exam was the 5th computer based test earlier it was a paper based test. XAT Exam 2022 Analysis by top coaching institutes for XAT namely IMS, Career Launcher, T.I.M.E.  is published by MBAUniverse.com with their comprehensive analysis with expected cut offs for the top XAT accepting institutes.

Despite many changes in the XAT 2022 exam pattern, the experts at all these preparation institutes have rated XAT 2022 as of similar difficulty level exam like previous years. Besides the XAT 2022 percentile predictor, based on your performance in XAT 2022 exam, can also be used to know the nearest XAT 2022 percentile

XAT Percentile Predictor 2022

XAT Exam Analysis 2022 by Top XAT Coaching Institutes & Experts: Schedule
XAT Exam Analysis as released by top XAT coaching institutes & XAT experts like IMS, TIME, CL, Arun Sharma with their take on exam difficulty level, sectional and overall changes and expected cut offs is published by MBAUniverse.com. The expected time schedule for release of XAT Test Analysis by IMS, CL, T.I.M.E. is as given below.

XAT 2022 Exam Date & Time
XAT 2022 Exam Analysis by IMS -Expected Time
XAT 2022 Exam Analysis by CL – Expected Time
XAT 2022 Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E. – Expected Time
XAT Exam 2022 Jan 2, 2022 From 9.30 AM to 12.40 PM
3.00 PM
4.00 PM
5.00 PM

IMS, CL XAT 2022 Analysis: Key Highlights
XAT Exam 2022 Analysis by CL, IMT, T.I.M.E reflects upon the overall & sectional XAT exam pattern, difficulty level, predictions on XAT cut offs among others to help the test takers to gauge their performance in XAT 2022 and their admission chances in XLRI and other top XAT accepting Colleges. To offer a wider perspective, XAT Analysis by IMS, CL covers the following:

1. XAT Exam Pattern & key changes

2. Variation as compared to last year in Topics, Type of Questions for each section

3. Any Surprise elements in XAT 2022 Exam paper

4. Exam Difficulty Level: Overall & Section wise Analysis by Experts

5. Required Good Attempts: Overall and Section wise

6. XAT score Cut off Predictions by Experts to help the aspirants to assess their performance and check their call chances by top XAT Accepting B-schools

7. XAT Percentile Predictions

This year XLRI has brought about many changes in its exam pattern. XAT exam 2022 analysis reflects the key changes in difficulty level and twisted type of questions among other things.

XAT 2022 Question Paper Analysis by IMS, CL
Given the reputation of XLRI XAT exam over the years, the XAT Test paper is changed every year. This year too, many changes are introduced in XAT pattern.

XAT 2022 Question Paper: Key Highlights
Key highlights of  XAT 2022 question paper are 

  • Test timing changed to 3 hr.10 Minutes: : 9.30AM to 12.40PM from last year 10AM to 1 PM
  • Total questions increased to 101 in XAT 2022 from 99 last year
  • Single slot, single day exam
  • Essay Writing Test Restored in XAT 2022: Earlier this test was scrapped in 2019
  • Now XAT 2022 has MCQ type and Descriptive Questions
  • Question paper with 4 sections with MCQs and 1 section with Essay Writing Test
  • The GK Section with 25 questions is not counted for percentile calculation
  • Visually impaired candidates with scribe are given additional 25 minutes to solve Part 1 of  the exam
  • Marks for every correct answer : +1
  • - 0.25 Negative Marking for wrong answer
  • No Negative marking for General Knowledge and Essay writing section in part-2 of question paper
  • All the MCQ type questions have five options with one correct option
  • Essay Test shall be evaluated after the candidate is shortlisted for the interview.
  • -0.10 Negative marks penalty for every unattempted question after 8 unattempted questions
  • The countdown timer at the top, right-hand side of the screen displays the time remaining. This is the time available for you to complete the examination for the part of the question paper you are answering (Part 1/Part 2)
  • On completion of 165 minutes, the timer reached zero and Part 1 was locked. Test takers were moved to Part 2, i.e., General Knowledge & Essay section of the Question Paper
  • Test takers were not allowed to leave the test lab before completion of the test
  • PwD candidates were allowed to submit their answers at any point of time between 165 minutes and 220 minutes for Part 1 and between 15 to 20 minutes for Part 2. So, a PwD candidate could  leave the lab between 180 minutes and 240 minutes depending upon the completion time of the test.

XAT 2022 Analysis with Sectional Composition & Scoring Pattern
XAT Analysis 2022 with sectional composition and key changes in XAT paper 2022, sectional division of questions in revised XAT test pattern are shared below

Sections in XAT 2022 with Overall Time Limit
Number of questions
Scoring Pattern
Part-1: 165 Minutes
75 Total MCQs
Max.75 Marks(+1 Mark for each Correct answer; -0.25 Negative Marking for each wrong answer)
Verbal and Logical Ability
26
+1 and -0.25 (Max 26 Marks)
Decision Making
21
+1 and – 0.25(Max 21 Marks)
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
28
+1 and – 0.25 (Max 28 Marks)
Part-2: 25 Minutes
25 MCQs + 1 Essay Writing Question
Not Counted for Percentile Calculation
General Knowledge
25
 +1; No Negative Marking (Max 25 Marks)
Essay Writing Test
  1
Descriptive, Will be evaluated if you are shortlisted for PI round.
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)
101
 Max 100 Marks; Essay Evaluation after shortlisting is over based on score obtained in Part-1 sections

Salient Features of XAT Exam Pattern 2022

  • XAT pattern: Computer Based Test
  • XAT Total Questions: 101
  • XAT Question Type: MCQs + Essay
  • XAT Exam Pattern for MCQs: Each MCQ is followed by 5 answer options
  • XAT Scoring Pattern: +1 Mark for Each Correct answer for MCQs
  • Negative Marking in XAT Pattern 2021: 0.25 (¼) mark deducted for MCQs from Sl. 1 to 75
  • No negative marking in XAT Question Pattern: GK questions are free from Negative Marking
  • XAT Exam Time Duration: XAT 2022 exam pattern has shared a time duration of 3 hours and 10 minutes.
  • XAT Exam Pattern 2022 - Percentile Calculation: Only 3 sections in XAT exam are taken into account to calculate the XAT percentile score and XAT merit list for written exam. GK will not be counted for percentile calculation in XAT exam pattern.
  • No Sectional Time Limit: XAT Pattern 2022 does not have sectional time limit to solve the question paper. Candidate can attempt any question from any of the three sections within the overall time limit of 165 minutes. However, candidate will be allowed to go to Part 2 in XAT 2022 after completing the time duration of Part 1
  • Marks for Essay: Evaluation of Essay writing test will be done only for the shortlisted candidates
  • XAT 2022 Analysis: Key Changes in Exam from Previous XAT exams

XAT 2022 Scoring Pattern Vs Previous XAT Scoring Pattern
Below is XAT 2022 Exam & Scoring Pattern Vs Last 2 Years XAT Exam and scoring pattern

XAT exam year
XAT 2022
XAT 2021
XAT 2020
Test Duration
3 Hours 10 Minutes:
9.30AM to 12.40PM
3 Hours:9.30AM to 12.30PM
3 Hours:9.30AM to 12.30 PM
Number of Sections
5
4
4
Number of Questions
101
100
99
Type of Questions
MCQs-100; Descriptive-1
MCQs
MCQs
Subjective Answer Questions
1 (Essay Writing Test)
No
No
Maximum marks
100 (Essay Evaluation after shortlisting by XLRI)
100
99
Key Change
Essay Writing Test Restored
No Essay Writing Test
No Essay Writing Test
Penalty for Leaving Questions Unattempted
0.10 Negative marks penalty for every unattempted question after 8 unattempted questions
 
Not Announced
0.10 Negative marks penalty for every unattempted question after 8 unattempted questions  
 
Scoring Pattern
+1 Mark for each correct answer; - 0.25 mark for each wrong answer
+1 Mark for each correct answer; -0.25 mark for each wrong answer
+1 Mark for each correct answer; -0.25 mark for each wrong answer

We share below the XAT 2022 Exam Analysis and expected cut offs by IMS Learning and Career Launcher (CL). The XAT 2022 section wise analysis by them is followed by expected XAT 2022 cut offs for admission 2022  in top XAT institutes brought to you by MBAUniverse.com. XAT Exam Analysis reflects upon highlights of XAT 2022 exam pattern,  paper difficulty level, key changes in question paper, good attempts and likely XAT cut off score for different percentile range in the changed XAT exam pattern with increased number of questions.  

XAT 2022 Analysis by IMS

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) 2022 was conducted online on January 2, 2022, between 9:30 AM and 12:40 PM. The test had almost the same structure as last year except that the Essay Writing task was reintroduced after a gap of 3 years.Two topics was provided. The test-taker had to select one.

The structure of the test along with suggested time allocation, good attempts, and estimated cut- offs based on the feedback from IMS students and experts are in the table below:

The Question Paper consisted of two timed parts.

Section

No. of Questions

Marks per question

Total marks

Suggested time allocation

Good Attempts

PART – A (165 minutes) No Sectional Timing within Part - A

Verbal        and       Logical Ability

26

1

26

55-60

13-14

Decision Making

21

1

21

50-55

12-13

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

28

1

28

55-60

16-18

Total

75

 

75

 

 

PART – B (25 minutes) No Negative Marks

General Awareness

25

1

25

No Negative Marks

15

Essay

The essay will be assessed if the candidate is shortlisted for the interview.

Part A questions invited negative marks of – 0.25 for each incorrect response. In addition, there was a penalty of -0.1 mark for every un-attempted question after 8 un-attempted questions.

VERDICT
Overall, XAT-2022 was similar in difficulty level to XAT 2021. The DM Section was on par with the same last year with a few questions in DM being difficult. The VALR section was slightly more challenging than the same section in XAT 2021.

Based on the inputs received from students and IMS mentors who appeared for the test and based on the actual cut-offs over the last two years, we estimate the following cut-offs for XLRI BM and HRM programs:

XLRI BM Program

 

VA-LR Section

DM Section

QA-DI Section

Overall (Part A)

Male candidates

6-7

5-6

9-10

30-32

Female candidates

5-6

4-5

8-9

28-30

XLRI HRM Program

  VA-LR Section DM Section QA-DI Section Overall (Part A)
Male (Engineers) 7-8 5-6 8-9 29-31
Female (Engineers) 6-7 4-5 7-8 27-29
Male(Non Engineers) 7-8 5-6 7-8 27-29
Female (Non Engineers) 6-7 4-5 6-7 26-28

SECTIONAL ANALYSIS
Note: For both BM and HRM programs of XLRI, the overall cut-off is significantly greater than the sum of the sectional cut-offs. Therefore, the number of good attempts for different sections has been estimated from the point of view of a student who wishes to maximize the score in that section.

Part-A

Verbal and Logical Ability Section (26 questions)

The Verbal and Logical Ability section of XAT 2021 was at par with last year’s paper. There were 14 Reading Comprehension questions and 12 Verbal Ability/Reasoning questions. The Verbal ability/Verbal Reasoning questions were a fair mix of grammar, vocabulary, and reasoning- based questions (Critical Reasoning, Correct/Incorrect statements and Jumbled Paragraphs). The 14 RC questions were distributed among four passages and one poem. The poem-based RC was an abstract one and had 11 lines. The remaining four passages were of 300 - 450 words each approximately; they had a mixture of mostly medium to difficult questions. Many of the questions were inferential and application-based. The options were close and the directions emphasized choosing the ‘best’ one among them.

Area/Questions

No. of Qs.

Level of Difficulty

Verbal Ability / Reasoning

Grammatically incorrect sentence

2

2 Medium

Grammatically correct sentence

1

1 Easy

Fill in the blanks (3 blanks)

1

1 Medium

Jumbled Paragraphs

2

2 Medium

Critical Reasoning (Conclusions)

4

3 Medium, 1 Difficult

Poem-based Inference

1

1 Medium

Cloze Passage (4 blanks)

1

1 Medium

Reading Comprehension

Passage 1 (How lying differs from bullshitting - 300 words)

3

Medium

Passage 2 (A psychologically rich life can be a good life - 450 words )

3

Medium

Passage 3 ( Stupidity as a cognitive failing - 350 words)

3

Medium

Passage 4 (Publicness is as important to progress as sociability or privacy - 350 words)

3

Difficult

Passage 5 (Poem - Immigrant by Tabish Khair)

2

Difficult

An attempt of about 13-14 questions in this section in about 55-60 minutes, with about 75-80% accuracy would be considered a good attempt.

Decision Making (21 questions)
This section consisted of 21 questions, and like last year, none of the questions were quantitative.

The section consisted of 7 sets of 3 questions each. Most of the questions were on Ethical Dilemma. The passages were short and easy to read. As usual, some questions had a fair deal of ambiguity – in that either no answer seemed correct or more than one option appeared correct. Overall, the questions were of medium difficulty. Therefore, the choice of sets/questions to attempt would have depended mainly on your personal preferences and strengths. Overall, the section was on par with last year's test.

Area/Questions No. of Qs. Level of Difficulty
Case 1 - Allotment of accommodation to scientists (of 3 different seniority levels) in a research institute 3 Medium
Case 2 - Regarding an individual’s use of a vehicle (diesel-based) that is non-compliant with pollution rules 3 Medium
Case 3 - Regarding recruitment and confirmation of faculty members in an engineering college 3 Medium
Case 4 - Running a dosa Stall in a hospital; business 3 Difficult
Case 5 - Regarding school fees payment by financially able parents during the pandemic 3 Medium
Case 6 - Regarding an assignment submission in a management college 3 Difficult
Case 7 - Regarding the concerns of residents of an island village about how a proposed new bridge connecting their island to the mainland might impact them, business and ethics 3 Difficult

In about 50-55 minutes, an attempt of about 12-13 questions with about 75-80% accuracy would be considered to be good.

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (28 questions)

This section was of moderate level of difficulty. As a whole, it was one notch easier than XAT- 2021. Out of the 28 questions in the section, 16 were on Quantitative Ability and 12 were on Data Interpretation. There were four sets of Data Interpretation with 3 questions each. Two sets were somewhat logical in nature- one involved table and the other bar graph. LOD was medium though one question in each set was tricky. The remaining two sets were based on Calculations and Observation. Out of these two sets, one was on candlestick and the other was on Line graph. LOD of these two sets was medium.

Following is the break-up of the questions in the section:

Quantitative Ability (16 questions)

 

Easy

Medium

Difficult

Total

Arithmetic

0

1

0

1

Geometry

0

1

1

2

Modern Maths

1

2

1

4

Algebra

1

0

0

1

Numbers

5

2

1

8

 

7

6

3

16

Data Interpretation (12 questions)

Table

0

2

1

3

Bar Graph

0

2

1

3

Candlestick

0

3

0

3

Line Graph

0

3

0

3

Total DI

0

10

2

12

Total QA-DI

7

16

5

28

An attempt of about 16-18 questions (with about 80 percent accuracy) in about 55-60 minutes would be considered a good attempt.

Part-B
There was no break between Part-A and Part-B.

General Knowledge
The 25 GK questions comprised 13 current affairs questions and 12 static GK questions. Overall, the GK section was of the same difficulty as last year’s test. 16 to 17 questions were based on national events, 7-8 questions were based on international events and miscellaneous topics As usual, the questions covered a wide range of areas and gave no special advantage to specialists in any one area.

To maximize the score in this section, one should have attempted 15 questions seriously. Additionally, as there was no negative marking in this section, all the remaining questions should also have been attempted. A score of 6 - 7 would be a good score in this section.

Essay Writing
Two topics were provided. The test-taker had to select one topic and write an essay in around 250 words.

The topics for the essay writing task were:

  1. Capitalism and democracy follow different logics: unequally distributed property rights on the one hand, equal civic and political rights on the other. debate, compromise and majority decision-making within democratic politics versus hierarchical decision- making by managers and capital owners. Therefore, Capitalism and democracy cannot co-exist.
  2. In management we do not need people who have never experienced setbacks. Such people are highly risk averse. Because business schools mainly focus on stellar academic achievements during admissions, the selected students turn out to be average managers

Previous XAT Analysis by CL, IMS

MBAUniverse.com shares below the XAT 2021 Analysis with expected cut offs as shared by top XAT preparation institutes – Career Launcher, T.I.M.E., IMS.

XAT Percentile Predictor 2022

Exam Pattern
XAT exam pattern has remained like that of last year with minor changes. There was no major surprise. In GK, 25 questions carried no negative mark and was of same difficulty level as last year.

 
Section
No of Questions
Part A
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
26
Decision Making
21
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
28
 
Total
74
Part B
General Knowledge
25

XAT 2021 Analysis & Expected Cut offs by Career Launcher (CL)

XAT 2021 - First Cut Analysis by Arks Srinivas, President and CEO (MBA Group) at CL Educate Ltd
The XAT 2021 was conducted smoothly and the paper, coming after the CAT results, was a bit of a relief to many students. 

After the nightmare of XAT 2020, XAT 2021 was back to its usual form. In terms of difficulty level, XAT 2021 was along similar lines to XAT 2019 & XAT 2018. When it comes to the different sections, DM was of a similar level to XAT 2019/2018 with the cut off expected to be around 8.5-9 marks (8-8.5 for XLRI HRM). VALR was also of a similar level to XAT 2019 but slightly easier to read and comprehend. The sectional cut off for the section is expected to be around 8-8.5 marks (for both programs). QA was easy but there were a couple of DI sets which were quite tricky with the cut offs expected to be around 10.5-11 marks for XLRI BM and 9-9.5 marks for XLRI HRM.

Overall, the cut off for the XLRI BM Program is expected to be 32.5-33.5 marks while the same for the HRM program is expected to be 30-31.

VALR
With 6 RCs, 1 Poem other Critical Reasoning and Para Jumble questions, the VALR section was similar to the previous years’ papers (except XAT2020!). The cutoff hence is expected to be around the 8 to 9 marks range 

DM
The 7 sets of DM were easier to read and the situations not too unfamiliar. Though there were close answers in a few of the questions, the students would have found it comfortable to attempt almost all of the 21 questions given in the section. 

The cutoff for DM could be in the range of 8 to 9 marks. 

QADI
The Quant section was pleasantly easier and the three sets of DI were also solvable, though a bit lengthy. With 7 Arithmetic questions and a few Numbers and Algebra questions, the section had enough questions to attempt for a non-quant student also. The cutoff for BM program can be in double digits and can go as high as 11 marks. Whereas for the HRM program of XLRI, the cutoff for this section could be around 9 to 9.5 marks. 

Overall Cutoff
For the XLRI BM program, the overall cutoff for a General Category Male is expected to be in the range of 33-34 marks

For the XLRI HRM program the overall cutoff  for a General Category Male is expected to be in the range of 30-31 marks

XLRI gives special preference to Women, and hence for a General category Female would come down by 3 to 4 marks in the programs from their respective cutoffs given above. 

Shared by:  Arks Srinivas, President and CEO (MBA Group) at CL Educate Ltd

XAT 2021 Analysis & Expected Cut offs by IMS Learning 
XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) 2021 was conducted online on January 3, 2021 between 9:30AM and 12:30 PM. The test had the same structure as last year. The structure is given below along with suggested time allocation, good attempts and estimated cut-off based on the feedback from IMS students and experts.

The Question Paper consisted of two time-bound parts.

Section
No. of
Questions
Marks per
question
Total
marks
Suggested
time allocation
Good
Attempts
PART – I (165 minutes) No Sectional Timing within Part - I
Verbal and Logical Ability
26
1
26
55-60
14-15
Decision Making
21
1
21
50-55
12-13
Quantitative Ability and
Data Interpretation
28
1
28
55-60
17-19
Total
75
 
75
 
 
PART – II (15 minutes) No Negative Marks
General Awareness
25
1
25
No Negative Marks
15

There was a negative marking of -0.25 marks for Part-I. There was a penalty of -0.1 marks for every un attempted question after 8 un attempted questions.

VERDICT
Overall, XAT-2021 was roughly similar in difficulty level to XAT 2019. VARC and DM Sections were on par with last year with a few questions in DM being difficult. Based on the inputs received from students and IMS mentors who appeared for the test and the actual cutoffs over last two years, we estimate the following cut-offs for XLRI BM and HRM programs:

XLRI BM Program

  VA-RC Section DM Section QA-DI Section Overall
Male candidates 3-3.5 6-6.5 8-9 30-31
Female candidates 2.75-3 5.5-6 7-8 28-29

XLRI HRM Program

  VA-RC Section DM Section QA-DI Section Overall
Male candidates 3.5-4 5-5.5 7-8 28-29
Female candidates 3-3.5 4.5-5 6-7 26-27

SECTIONAL ANALYSIS

Note: For both BM and HRM programs of XLRI, the overall cutoff is significantly greater than the sum of the sectional cutoffs. Therefore, the number of good attempts for different sections have been entered from the point of view of a student who wishes to maximize the score in that section.

Part-I

Verbal and Logical Ability Section (26 questions)

The Verbal and Logical Ability section of XAT 2021 was at par with last year’s paper. There were 17 Reading Comprehension questions and 9 Verbal Ability/Reasoning questions. The Verbal ability/Verbal Reasoning questions were a fair mix of grammar, vocabulary and reasoning based questions (Critical Reasoning and Jumbled Paragraphs). The 17 RC questions were distributed among six passages and one poem. The poem was a short one (like last year), but was abstract – at part with last year. The remaining six passages were of 150 - 350 words each approximately; they had a mixture of mostly medium to difficult questions. Nearly all the questions were inferential and application-based. The options were close and the directions emphasised to choose the ‘best’ one among them.

Area/Questions No. of Qs. Level of Difficulty
Verbal Ability / Reasoning
Grammatically incorrect sentence 2 2 Medium
Grammatically correct sentence 1 1 Medium
Fill in the blanks (4 blanks) 1 1 Medium
Jumbled Paragraphs 2 2 Medium
Critical Reasoning 3 2 Medium, 1 Difficult
Reading Comprehension
Passage 1 (Multitasking and Distraction) 3 2 Easy, 1 Medium
Passage 2 (Poem - Sit by Vikram Seth) 2 2 Difficult
Passage 3 (Uncertainty in life) 2 2 Difficult
Passage 4 (Importance of the ability to process
numbers in animals)
3 1 Medium, 2 Difficult
Passage 5 (Microsoft and Windows Phone) 2 2 Medium
Passage 6 (Realization of truth of life) 2 2 Difficult
Passage 7 (Gender data gap) 3 2 Medium, 1 Difficult

An attempt of about 14-15 questions in this section in about 55-60 minutes, with about 75-80% accuracy would be considered a good attempt.

Decision Making (21 questions)
This section consisted of 21 questions, and like last year, none of the questions were quantitative. 

This section consisted of 7 sets of 3 questions each. Most of the passages were short and easy to read. As usual, some questions had a fair deal of ambiguity – in that either no answer seemed correct or more than one option appeared correct. Overall, the questions were of medium difficulty. Therefore, the choice of sets/questions to attempt would have depended mainly on your personal preferences and strengths. Overall, the section was more difficult compared to last year's test.

Area/Questions No. of Qs. Question Type Level of Difficulty
Case 1 3 Business Decisions 3 Medium
Case 2 3 Business Decisions 1 Medium, 2 Difficult
Case 3 3 Business Decisions 1 Medium, 2 Difficult
Case 4 3 Ethical Dilemma 3 Difficult
Case 5 3 Ethical Dilemma 3 Difficult
Case 6 3 Business Decisions 2 Medium, 1 Difficult
Case 7 3 Ethical Dilemma 1 Medium, 2 Difficult

In about 50-55 minutes, an attempt of about 12-13 questions with about 75-80% accuracy would be considered to be good.

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (28 questions)
This section was of moderate level of difficulty, at par with XAT-2020. Out of the 28 questions in the section, 19 were on Quantitative Ability and 9 were on Data Interpretation. One question in the question was based on logic.

There were three sets on Data Interpretation with three questions each. The set on Venn Diagram was Difficult while the other two sets (i.e., a set based on table and a set based on scatter plot) were medium in terms of Level of Difficulty. The set based on the table also had a slight logical angle to it.

There were a few sitters which should not have been missed. The section also had a number of time consuming questions. One DI set was especially time consuming. Therefore, selection of questions was the key.

Quantitative Ability (19 questions)
  Easy Medium Difficult Total
Arithmetic 3 2 0 5
Geometry 1 1 3 5
Modern Maths 1 2 0 3
Algebra 2 2 0 4
Numbers 1 0 0 1
Misc.(Logic) 1 0 0 1
Data Interpretation (9 questions)
Table 0 3 0 3
Venn Diagram 0 0 3 3
Scatter Plot 0 3 0 3
Total 0 6 3 9

An attempt of about 17-19 questions (with about 80 percent accuracy) in about 55-60 minutes would be considered a good attempt.

Part-II
There was no break between Part-I and Part-II.

The 25 GK questions comprised 15 current affairs questions and 10 static GK questions. Overall, the GK section was slightly more difficult than last year’s test. 14 questions were based on national events, 10 questions were based on international events and 1 question was based on general science. As usual, the questions covered a wide range of areas and gave no special advantage to specialists in any one area. The topics were diverse - Science, History, Geography, Business, Economy, names of political personalities, books and authors, etc.

To maximize the score in this section, one should have attempted 15 questions seriously. Additionally, as there was no negative marking in this section, all the remaining questions should also have been attempted. A score of 6 - 7 would be a good score in this section.

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