XAT 2011 Analysis

XAT 2011 Analysis

Overall exam pattern:

XAT 2011 had same pattern as previous years. It has 101 questions within 120 mins & 20 mins for easy writing. Timings had gone up to 140 mins. There was differential marking.

There are two parts, Part A & Part B. In part A, there are three sections and Part B covers GK & essay writing.

AVerbal AbilityCritical Reasoning, Grammar, ParaJumbles, Odd Sentence Out.
BDecision makingBar diagram, Tables, Charts, Graphical and Statistical Representation.
DQuantitative AbilityAlgebra, Integer, Geometry, Arithmatic, Modern Maths

Detailed Sectional Analysis:

Verbal Ability


The good score is about 26 out of 69 marks.

Decision making

This section mostly contains AR and decision making question with maximum marks of 67.A good score is of about 26 marks.

Quantitative Ability


The good score is about 20 out of 117 marks.



Type of QuestionNo of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Decision Making25Moderate to Tough
Quantitative ability& DI28Moderate
English Language ability & Logical Reasoning32Easy to Moderate

 In Part B, there was a statement given and one had to make a judgment on it, and supply justifications and examples.


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Comments (18)

  • Urmi amodwala

    Is XAT a computer based or paper based exam?

    May 25, 2015 at 12:35 pm
    • CATKing

      The XAT is a paper based test.

      May 27, 2015 at 10:16 am
  • Yash mehra

    What is the scoring pattern of the XAT? Is there negative marking?

    May 25, 2015 at 12:35 pm
    • CATKing

      In XAT 2012 different questions carried different marks. The marks allotted to each question was mentioned next to the question on the question paper. There is negative marking for incorrect answers. 1/4th of the mark allotted to a question is deducted for answering it incorrectly.

      May 27, 2015 at 10:16 am
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    • Muna

      This is way more helpful than aninhytg else I’ve looked at.

      September 6, 2015 at 5:22 pm
  • Priyanka ghag

    For how long is the XAT score valid?

    May 25, 2015 at 12:36 pm
    • CATKing

      The XAT score is valid for just one year.

      May 27, 2015 at 10:16 am
  • Shreya karnawat

    Hello CATKing can you give some tips to come across XAT?

    May 25, 2015 at 12:37 pm
  • Kashyap sanghvi

    When are the XAT results out?

    May 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm
    • CATKing

      The results are usually announced during the last week of January.

      May 27, 2015 at 10:15 am
  • Deepak yadav

    Thank you CATking this is helpful.

    May 25, 2015 at 12:39 pm
  • Deep lukha

    When is XAT conducted?

    May 25, 2015 at 12:39 pm
    • CATKing

      The XAT is usually conducted on the first Sunday of January.

      May 27, 2015 at 10:14 am
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