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Updated on
January 9, 2020

XAT 2020 Answer Keys have been released on January 10, 2020 as already predicted by MBAUniverse.com. Along with the XAT 2020 answer keys, XLRI has released the XAT 2020 question paper with objection form to challenge the official answer key.

 

The last date to challenge the XAT 2020 official answers and file objection online is January 11, 2020 till midnight. According to XLRI notification dated January 10, 2020, “Candidate response sheet along with correct answers is available for XAT test takers.   If you have any objections with the answers, you may raise them through the online objection form by 11-Jan-2020 (23:55 hrs).”

 

How to download XAT 2020 Response Sheet and Answer keys

XAT 2020 answer keys, released by XLRI on its official XAT website is available for download in three steps:

  • Step-1: Open XAT 2020 website and click on the icon – XAT 2020 Response Sheet
  • Step-2: Use XAT Login ID to download the XAT 2020 answer keys PDF file
  • Step-3: XAT 2020 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 2020 answer key is January 11, 2020 till 11.55 PM.

 

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 2020 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 exam was conducted on January 5, 2020 as computer based test. In any case, XLRI releases the XAT answer key for all sets of XAT questions paper before declaration of XAT result which is expected on January 25, 2020 much before the officially announced date of January 31, 2020. 

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Since, XAT 2020 is a single session exam, it is easy for XLRI to publish the XAT answer keys 2020 for all the XAT questions as against the exams which are held in multiple sessions on multiple days.  

 

Besides, since GK is not counted for percentile calculation, XLRI would not release the answer keys for GK questions in XAT 2020. Another important point is that there is no subjective Essay Writing Test in XAT 2020 nor its answer key is published by XLRI. So effectively, there are only three important sections for which XAT answer keys are released by XLRI.  

 

In the 60 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 2020 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 were released for XAT exam on January 13, 2015 for the first time.

 

XAT Answer Key PDF
XAT Solutions 2020 by XLRI will consist 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 2 100 questions in MCQ format. While the XAT answer keys for 3 sections with 74 questions in Part-1 will help in assessing the score and percentile in XAT 2020 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 2020 for all the sections are 100. In case the XAT solutions 2020 are released only for three core sections in XAT 2020 exam, the total number of XAT 2020 answer keys per question set would be 75. 

 

5 Facts About XAT Answer Keys 2020

  1. XAT 2020 answer keys are released by XLRI only
  2. Answer keys of XAT 2020 will be released for the three sections – Verbal & Logical Ability; Decision Making; Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation as they are counted for percentile calculation in XAT.
  3. Although earlier XAT answer keys did not contain the answers for GK section as it is not counted for percentile calculation, but now XAT has become a computer based test and XAT 2020 Solutions Pdf may contain the answer keys for the 4th section - GK  also.   
  4. XAT 2020 answer key will be available online
  5. XAT answer key will enable the test takers to check & verify their XAT answers and thereby arrive at their expected XAT score to explore chances for MBA admission 2020 in XLRI, SPJIMR and other preferred colleges. 

 How to download XAT Answer Keys
XAT 2020 answer keys, if released by XLRI on its official XAT website would be available for download in three steps:

  • Step-1: Open XAT 2020 website and click on the icon – XAT 2020 Answer keys
  • Step-2: Use XAT Login ID to download the XAT 2020 answer keys PDF file
  • Step-3: XAT 2020 Answer keys download is complete, check how you have performed in the exam to determine your score

XAT 2020 Answer Keys: Know the Scoring Pattern
Each correct answer in XAT 2020 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 section. What you attempted in XAT 2020 exam on January 5, 2020, if you remember a good part of it, you may arrive at your near XAT raw scores and on its basis check what percentile you could get with the help of XAT answer keys. Following table will guide you about your expected score as per the XAT 2020 sectional composition:

Section
No. of Questions
Max Marks per correct answer
Negative Marking for each wrong answer
Verbal & Logical Ability
  27
+1
-0.25
Decision Making
  21
+1
-0.25
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  27
+1
-0.25
General Knowledge
  25
+1
0
Total
100
100
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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, SPJIMR or other top rated B schools and also provided them guidance for the future.

 

However, with the computerized XAT exam now, XLRI is required to release the  XAT 2020 Question Papers  with solutions  pdf as only XAT answer keys may not suffice.  

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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 contains only answer keys in respect to each set of XAT questions as well as all the 4 sets of question papers with solutions. XAT sample answer keys sheet as released by XLRI is as below:

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
1
D
1
C
1
D
1
C
2
C
2
D
2
C
2
D
3
C
3
B
3
D
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B
4
D
4
A
4
B
4
A
5
B
5
B
5
A
5
B
6
A
6
B
6
B
6
B
7
B
7
D
7
B
7
C
8
B
8
C
8
C
8
D
9
C
9
E
9
E
9
C
10
E
10
C
10
E
10
E
11
E
11
E
11
C
11
E
12
A
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E
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A
12
E
13
B
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B
13
B
13
B
14
E
14
C
14
E
14
C
15
B
15
A
15
B
15
A
16
D
16
A
16
D
16
A
17
D
17
B
17
D
17
B
18
A
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E
18
A
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E
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A
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B
19
E
19
B
20
A
20
D
20
E
20
D
21
B
21
D
21
B
21
D
22
C
22
A
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A
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A
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E
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E
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24
E
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C
25
D
25
A
25
D
25
A
26
C
26
C
26
C
26
C
27
A
27
E
27
A
27
E
28
C
28
D
28
C
28
D
29
C
29
E
29
C
29
B
30
D
30
E
30
D
30
C
31
B
31
D
31
B
31
A
32
A
32
D
32
B
32
E
33
B
33
E
33
C
33
E
34
C
34
C
34
A
34
D
35
A
35
C
35
D
35
A
36
E
36
D
36
A
36
C
37
E
37
B
37
B
37
B
38
D
38
A
38
E
38
D
39
A
39
B
39
E
39
A
40
C
40
C
40
E
40
B
41
B
41
A
41
D
41
E
42
D
42
A
42
C
42
C
43
A
43
C
43
D
43
D
44
B
44
B
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B
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B
45
E
45
D
45
A
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D
46
C
46
A
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D
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B
47
E
47
C
48
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D
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E
50
D
50
B
50
A
51
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B
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C
51
C
52
B
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B
52
B
52
B
53
D
53
E
53
E
53
D
54
D
54
C
54
B
54
E
55
E
55
D
55
B
55
C
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C
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D
56
E
56
E
57
E
57
B
57
C
57
D
58
B
58
B
58
D
58
B
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B
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E
59
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59
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60
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60
D
60
D
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D
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A
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C
64
A
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D
72
B
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B
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73
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D
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A
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A
83
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83
B
84
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84
A
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A
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