XAT Previous Year Question Papers

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Updated on
December 6, 2019

XLRI has released 4 XAT Previous Year Question Papers on the XAT exam official website. These XAT question papers are from the XAT year 2015 to 2018 and can be attempted any number of times freely by anyone. XAT previous year question papers are the best guide to prepare for the XAT question paper 2020. XLRI has released the XAT Previous Year papers after the beginning of application process in August 2019 for XAT 2020 exam. XAT 2020 exam date is January 5, 2020. 


XAT 2020 is an important MBA entrance test leading to MBA admission 2020 in XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI, XIME and other 150 MBA colleges in India. The date of XAT 2020 exam is Sunday January 5, 2020. XLRI conducts XAT entrance exam in the month of January every year. After finalizing the XAT exam date, XLRI has announced the complete schedule and all XAT 2020 important dates. XAT previous year questions papers download was also allowed by XLRI after the XAT process of registration had started. XLRI will conduct XAT 2020 as a computer based test in a single session across the country.  

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XAT Previous Year Papers with Solutions: Now Available
XLRI has now started to officially release the XAT Previous Year Papers with Solutions immediately after the XAT exam. Accordingly, XAT Previous year paper 2020 is expected tobe available after few days of the exam. XLRI releases the actual XAT Previous Year Papers with solutions only for actual XAT test takers immediately after the XAT exam to enable them to raise objection, if any, in regard to XAT solutions.


The window is kept open for a week’s time to raise objection on XAT Previous Question Papers and their answers. It is a big change as XAT previous year papers with solutions were never released earlier although XLRI officially publishes the XAT Previous Question Papers without solutions for last four years before XAT exam every year.


Previous Year Question Papers for XAT:  3 Types of XAT Question papers
There are three types of XAT question papers released by XLRI to help the XAT exam takers to prepare as per the XAT Previous Question Papers. While the XAT Previous Year Papers with Solutions are released after the exam, the XAT Previous Question Papers Pdf without solutions are released with the start of XAT application.


All these three types of XAT question papers have following key differences:


XAT Previous Question Papers: (Release Date-August) Serve as XAT  Pattern of Paper 
Although the XAT previous year papers for last four years released by XLRI in August are not with solutions, these XAT Previous Year Papers are the best guide to know exact XAT exam pattern and type of expected questions, number of answer options among others. These XAT previous year questions papers can be used also for practice purpose to assess your preparation level. All these XAT Previous Year Papers are full length and are a good source of XAT exam preparation as they are made available four months before the XAT exam date.


XAT Question Paper with Answers: (Release Date-January 6, 2020)
These XAT Previous Year Papers with solutions are released immediately after the XAT exam is over. Only those who have appeared in XAT exam can access this XAT question paper 2020 from January 6 to 12, 2020. After that it will be closed. In case of any objection to the XAT question paper or answers, it should be raised within stipulated time limit. Once you submit the objection for the XAT question paper 2020, it will be closed for you and will not open again for the particular candidate.


If you are interested to refer to the XAT question paper 2020 and answers in future, you should keep with you XAT Question paper PDF after quickly completing the XAT Previous Question Paper Download with answers. 

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XAT Previous Question Paper Pdf Download   
You can also do the XAT previous question paper download from XAT website. The XAT Previous Question Paper Pdf Download is available for last four XAT Previous Year Papers. However this XAT Previous Question Paper Pdf Download process does not include the answer keys.


You can also take the opportunity to download XAT Question Paper 2020 with Answers provided you have appeared in the XAT exam. If not, you can solve the XAT Question paper PDF at MBAUniverse.com.


XAT Previous Year Question Paper, Answer with Solution 2018


XAT Question Paper 2020: Key Changes 
XLRI will release the XAT question paper of 30 minutes duration in December 2019 last week. It will reflect the actual XAT 2020 exam pattern. Key changes in XAT Test Paper 2020 as expected to be revealed in XAT are:

  • XAT question paper 2020 will have two parts with 3 sections in part-1 and 1 section on GK in part-2
  • Candidate will be allowed to go to Part 2 in XAT question paper 2020 after completing the time duration of Part 1
  • Total Questions will be 100 in XAT question paper 2020
  • Part 1 of XAT 2020 exam will have time duration of 165 minutes
  • There are 3 sections in part 1 of XAT question paper 2020 with a total of 74 questions. The sections are Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning (26 questions); Decision Making (21 questions); Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation (27 questions)
  • Part 2 of XAT test paper 2020 will have time duration of 15 minutes with 25 GK questions
  • Negative marking for every wrong answer is 0.25 Mark
  • Negative marking for every unattempted question beyond 8 unattempted questions is 0.10 mark
  • No Negative Marking for General Knowledge section in Part 2 of XAT question paper 2020 

However, to help XAT aspirants to prepare better for XAT question paper 2020, experts at MBAUniverse.com have prepared XAT Previous year papers with solutions.

XAT previous papers with solutions:  
XAT Previous years question papers as released by XLRI are shared below. The experts have prepared these MBA entrance test papers as XAT solved papers which can be used as guide for XAT exam paper 2020


These XAT previous papers will enable the XAT test takers to become conversant with the XAT exam pattern and the MBA question papers in actual XAT 2020 exam. These XAT previous year papers for last 8-9 years will serve as the XAT previous year papers book followed by answer keys and is the true guide for your XAT question paper 2020 preparation. These XAT previous solved papers with variety of questions on varying difficulty level are the actual XAT previous papers.


For the benefit of serious MBA aspirants like yourself, MBAUniverse.com, India’s leading MBA aspirants website is happy to share Answers & Expert Solutions to official XAT previous years test papers. This will help you in predicting your XAT 2020 Percentile. Follow the instructions and directions as given in the test questions

Important Points to Note

  • Total duration of each XAT previous paper is 170 minutes for all the 3 sections.
  • In your own interest it is advised not to use any calculator or any other gadget.
  • Treat each XAT previous test paper as the real XAT exam for MBA entrance
  • After completing the XAT previous year papers, check and analyse your mistakes. Assess your performance with the help of solutions and answer keys how many attempted answers are correct.  
  • It is suggested to attempt the entire XAT practice papers and then check the answers & solutions.
  • Analyse your mistakes and improve upon them.
  • Take the XAT Question paper again and assess yourself.
  • The XAT 2020 Previous Test papers and solutions to it are provided to help and improve the pace of your preparation free of cost.
  • Neither the Test nor its answers & solutions are to be put for any commercial use. 
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