XAT Answer Key 2023

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Updated on
May 27, 2022

XAT Answer Key 2023: Expected on Jan 10 for all Question Sets

 

XLRI will release the XAT 2023 Answer key on Jan 10, 2023 within two days of conducting XAT exam on January 8, 2023. XAT 2023 structure is changed with re-introduction of essay writing test after a long gap of three years.

 

XAT 2023 Answer Key: Key Highlights

  • XAT Answer Key Release Date: January 10, 2023
  • There are 4-5 sets of XAT question paper. XLRI will release the XAT answer key for all sets of XAT questions paper
  • As per the past trends, XAT 2023 result is expected around January 20, 2023 well before the officially announced date of January 31, 2023.
  • Since, XAT 2023 is a single session exam, it is easy for XLRI to publish the XAT answer keys 2023 for all the XAT questions as against the exams which are held in multiple sessions on multiple days.  
  • As GK section is not counted for percentile calculation, XLRI does not release the answer keys for GK questions in XAT exam
  • Another important point is that subjective Essay Writing Test is introduced in XAT 2023 but its answer key is not published by XLRI
  • XAT 2023 Answer key is released only for three sections which have negative marking – namely, Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation

XAT Answer Key 2023 Release: Key Sections & Number of Questions   
Following are the three sections with number of questions for which XLRI releases XAT 2023 Answer Keys:

Section in XAT 2023 Exam Pattern
Number of questions
Part-1: XAT Answer Key will be Released for this Part
75 Total MCQs
Verbal and Logical Ability
26
Decision Making
21
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
28
Part-2: No Answer Key will be Released
25 MCQs + 1 Essay Writing Question
General Knowledge
25
Essay Writing Test
  1
Total questions (Part 1 + Part 2)
101

In the 70 years history of XLRI - Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), the XAT answer keys Pdf was released for the first time in January 2015 for XAT exam. The official XAT solutions 2023 contain the XAT answer keys for all the questions across all the questions sets of XAT test paper. XAT previous year question paper with solutions are also released for XAT exam.

 

Check your Exam Performance with XAT Answer Keys
XLRI not only releases the XAT answer keys but also the question paper along with your answer option that you marked in the exam. So, the release of XAT answer keys will let you know three things:

  1. What you attempted in XAT 2023 exam
  2. What was your answer; and
  3. What is the correct answer.

On the basis of it, you may arrive at your near XAT raw scores and can also check what percentile you could get with the help of XAT answer keys.

 

XAT Answer Key PDF
XAT Solutions 2023 by XLRI consists of the XAT answer keys for the questions in those sections which are counted for percentile calculation. XAT is now a computer based online test and is divided into Part 1 and Part 2, with 100 questions in MCQ format. While the XAT answer keys for 3 sections with 75 questions in Part-1 will help in assessing the score and percentile in XAT 2023 exam, the XAT answer keys for GK section serves no such purpose and therefore are not required as the score of GK section is not taken into account to prepare the percentile in XAT exam. 

 

Number of questions in XAT exam 2023 for all the sections are 101.  XAT solutions 2023 are released only for three core sections in XAT 2023 exam, the total number of XAT 2023 answer keys per question set are 75. 

 

5 Facts about XAT Answer Keys 2023

  1. XAT 2023 answer keys are released by XLRI only
  2. Answer keys of XAT 2023 are released for the three sections – Verbal & Logical Ability; Decision Making; Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation as they are counted for percentile calculation in XAT.
  3. Only actual XAT 2023 Test Takers can view and download XAT answer keys
  4. XAT 2023 answer key are available online
  5. XAT answer key enable the test takers to check & verify their XAT answers and thereby arrive at their expected XAT score to explore chances for MBA admission 2022 in XLRI, XIMB and other preferred colleges. 

How to download XAT 2023 Response Sheet and Answer keys
XAT 2023 answer keys are released by XLRI on its official XAT website and are available for download in three steps:

  • Step-1: Open XAT 2023 website and click on the icon – XAT 2023 Response Sheet
  • Step-2: Use XAT Login ID to download the XAT 2023 answer keys PDF file
  • Step-3: XAT 2023 Answer keys download is complete, check how you have performed in the exam to determine your score

File Objection
If you are not satisfied with the XAT official answer, you can raise objection by making payment for challenging each answer key.

 

The last date and time to challenge the XAT 2023 answer key is 2-3 days after release of the XAT answer key. The process closes at midnight.

 

XAT Answer Key: Important Points

  • XAT Answer Keys are released with XAT Question paper
  • Separate XAT answer keys are released for each set of question paper
  • Only the candidates who actually appeared in XAT 2023 exam can check XAT answer keys
  • An objection form is made available to challenge official XAT answer key
  • A nominal fee has to be paid to challenge XAT answer key
  • All the objections to official XAT answer keys have to be submitted online
  • 3-4 days will be given to the candidates to raise objection on XAT official answer key

XAT 2023 Answer Keys: Know the Scoring Pattern
Each correct answer in XAT 2023 carries +1 mark and each wrong answer will impose a negative penalty of -0.25 mark. However, there is no negative marking for wrong answers on questions in GK & Essay writing section. Following table will guide you about your expected score as per the XAT 2023 sectional composition:

Section
No. of Questions
Max Marks per correct answer
Negative Marking for each wrong answer
Verbal & Logical Ability
  26
+1
-0.25
Decision Making
  21
+1
-0.25
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  28
+1
-0.25
General Knowledge
  25
+1
0
Essay Writing Test
    1
+3
0
Total
100
103
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Earlier, when XAT used to be paper based test, candidates were allowed to take the question booklet with them. Accordingly XAT answer keys helped them to very well assess their position and could judge the scores they would be going to get based on the accuracy of the answered questions.  The detailed XAT solutions with explanations also helped the test takers in ascertaining their chances to be shortlisted by XLRI or other top rated B schools and also provided them guidance for the future.

 

However, with the computerized XAT exam now, XLRI releases the XAT Question Papers  with solutions  pdf as only XAT answer keys may not suffice.  

 

XAT previous year answer keys
XAT answer keys which were released for the first time in 2015 had 84 answers. Total questions in XAT at that time were 114. There were 4 question paper sets titled A, B, C, D in XAT and XLRI had also released a separate document which contained only answer keys in respect to each set of XAT questions as well as all the 4 sets of question papers with solutions.

Set A Q No.
Set A Ans Key
Set B Q No.
Set B Ans Key
Set C Q No.
Set C Ans Key
Set D Q No.
Set D Ans Key
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1
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4
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5
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6
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6
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7
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7
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C
15
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15
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21
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21
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21
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22
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25
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27
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28
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28
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28
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29
B
30
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30
C
31
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31
D
31
B
31
A
32
A
32
D
32
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33
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33
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33
E
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34
A
34
D
35
A
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C
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D
35
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36
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36
C
37
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37
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38
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38
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38
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39
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39
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39
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41
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42
A
42
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C
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44
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D
54
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54
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54
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56
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56
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57
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57
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64
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D
72
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A
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