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Updated on
January 6, 2021

XAT 2021 answer keys have been released  by XLRI on January 5, 2021 late evening. XAT 2021 answer keys as released by XLRI consist of candidate response sheet as well as the correct answers which should have been marked by the candidates in the exam. In case of any objection to their responses not treated correct in XAT 2021 exam, candidates can challenge the official XAT answers and file objection online by paying a nominal fee.

 

Download XAT Response Sheet 2021
If you appeared in XAT 2021 on January 3, 2021, you can download your XAT Response Sheet consisting your set of question paper, your responses as marked in the exam and the correct response for the respective question, from the official XAT website xatonline.in  

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Step by Step process to Download XAT 2021 Answer Key

  • Step-1: Go to official XAT exam website xatonline.in 
  • Step-2: At Candidate login enter your XAT ID and Password
  • Step-3: Check for the Tab Response Sheet and click on it
  • Step-4: The Link will download your XAT Response Sheet PDF
  • Step-5: Check your answers vs correct answers by XLRI and if not satisfied, challenge the answer key

XLRI will release the XAT final answer key for all sets of XAT questions paper before release of XAT result. Since XAT 2021 is a single session exam, it is easy for XLRI to publish the XAT answer keys 2021 for all the XAT questions as against the exams which are held in multiple sessions on multiple days.  

 

As GK is not counted for percentile calculation, XLRI has not released the answer keys for GK questions in XAT 2021. Another important point is that there is no subjective Essay Writing Test in XAT 2021 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 2021 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 also released for XAT exam on January 13, 2015 for the first time.  

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Check your Exam Performance with XAT Answer Keys
XLRI does not release only 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 2021 exam on January 3, 2021
  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 2021 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 75 questions in Part-1 will help in assessing the score and percentile in XAT 2021 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 2021 for all the sections are 100.  XAT solutions 2021 will be released only for three core sections in XAT 2021 exam, the total number of XAT 2021 answer keys per question set would be 75. 

 

5 Facts about XAT Answer Keys 2021

  1. XAT 2021 answer keys are released by XLRI only
  2. Answer keys of XAT 2021 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 2021 Solutions Pdf may contain the answer keys for the 4th section - GK  also.   
  4. XAT 2021 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 2021 in XLRI, XIMB and other preferred colleges. 

How to download XAT 2021 Response Sheet and Answer keys
XAT 2021 answer keys will be released by XLRI on its official XAT website and will be available for download in three steps:

  • Step-1: Open XAT 2021 website and click on the icon – XAT 2021 Response Sheet
  • Step-2: Use XAT Login ID to download the XAT 2021 answer keys PDF file
  • Step-3: XAT 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Answer Keys: Know the Scoring Pattern
Each correct answer in XAT 2021 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. Following table will guide you about your expected score as per the XAT 2021 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 or other top rated B schools and also provided them guidance for the future.


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However, with the computerized XAT exam now, XLRI is required to release the XAT 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
3
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
12
E
12
A
12
E
13
B
13
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
18
E
18
A
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E
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A
19
B
19
E
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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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C
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A
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A
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E
23
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E
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E
24
C
24
E
24
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
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E
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E
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C
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E
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C
34
A
34
D
35
A
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35
D
35
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E
36
D
36
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36
C
37
E
37
B
37
B
37
B
38
D
38
A
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E
38
D
39
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39
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39
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C
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E
40
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41
E
42
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42
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C
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B
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B
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B
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A
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