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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