XAT 2013 Analysis

XAT 2013 Analysis

Overall exam pattern:

XAT 2013 had same pattern as previous years. It has 91 questions within 140mins & 40 mins for easy writing & GK. Timings had gone up to 180 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 18-20.

Decision making

This section mostly contains logical reasoning questions. No. of attempt in this section are about 14-15 out of 25.

Quantitative Ability


The good score is of about 15 marks.


Type of QuestionNo of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Decision Making25Moderate to Tough
Quantitative ability& DI36Easy to Moderate
English Language ability & Logical Reasoning30Easy to Moderate

 GK is based on current affair, business news & socio-economical movement, awards, science and famous personality. The essay topic was “Corruption is the root cause of economics slow down in India”


Related Links:

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

Strategy for XAT | XAT 2013 Analysis


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