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

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Comments (10)

  • Pooja dani

    How can i prepare for the essay section of XAT?

    May 25, 2015 at 12:21 pm
    • CATKing

      Regular reading of:-
      (i) Newspaper editorials
      (ii) News papers
      (iii) News websites
      (iv) Non-fiction
      (v) Discussions with friends and family
      (vi) Informational thinking

      May 27, 2015 at 10:22 am
  • Neeta dcuna

    Thank you CATKing.I am preparing for my XAT and this is really helpful.

    May 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm
  • Onkar shinde

    Thank you Catking for posting this and please keep updating me about such articles.The analysis was really motivating.

    May 25, 2015 at 12:24 pm
  • Ojas parekh

    Are there any changes in the XAT pattern 2016 ?

    May 25, 2015 at 12:24 pm
    • CATKing

      No information available yet; however more or less will be similar to previous year’s pattern.

      May 27, 2015 at 10:24 am
  • Vinay sawant

    You have explained it very well.I would like to know about more blogs for XAT exams.

    May 25, 2015 at 12:26 pm
  • Mitul vora

    Best analysis so far.Thank you CATking.

    May 25, 2015 at 12:27 pm
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