XAT 2012 Analysis

XAT 2012 Analysis

Overall exam pattern:

XAT 2012 had same pattern as previous years. It has 85 questions within 120mins & 20 mins for easy writing. Timings had gone up to 140 mins.

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


No. of attempt in this section are about 20.

Decision making

This section mostly contains logical reasoning questions. No. of attempt in this section are about 15 out of 25

Quantitative Ability


No. of attempt in this section are about 12.


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

GK is based on current affair, business news & socio-economical movement. The essay topic was “Government is not addressing the root cause of poverty.”


Related Links:

XAT 2014 analysis | XAT: An Overview | XAT 2011 Analysis

Essay Topics for XAT | XAT 2013 Analysis

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Comments (11)

  • Ravi dhansariya

    Can you suggest some names of top MBA college through xat exam?

    May 25, 2015 at 12:29 pm
    • CATKing

      Here are few top MBA colleges accepting XAT score –
      • Welingkar Institute of Management (We School) Mumbai, India
      • Alliance Business Academy Bangalore, India
      • Xavier institute of management
      • Xavier labour relations institute
      • S.P.Jain ,mumbai

      May 27, 2015 at 10:21 am
  • Vishal parmar

    Does XAT require a particular% in graduation ?

    May 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm
    • CATKing

      The eligiblity criteria for XAT is candidate should be graduate from any recognized university.Students in final year are also eligible for admission to XLRI.

      May 27, 2015 at 10:20 am
  • Ankesh antala

    XAT exam is of how much marks?

    May 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm
    • CATKing

      It is a 100 marks exam.

      May 27, 2015 at 10:20 am
  • Addy khan

    Hey thanks CATKing i was looking for this information.

    May 25, 2015 at 12:31 pm
  • Rishab barot

    What can be best preparation sources for XAT Gk.?

    May 25, 2015 at 12:32 pm
    • CATKing

      For GK there is not single source however, to start with you can buy some basic GK books.

      May 27, 2015 at 10:20 am
  • Ashwini aiyer

    I have been visiting various blogs.I found your blog more helpful.Thank you CATKing for this article.

    May 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm
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