Download XAT Previous Year Papers – XAT 2019

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As a candidate, one must be prepared for the entrance exam they are appearing for. Practising the previous year papers gives the candidates an edge over the other candidates. As when you XAT question papers you are familiar with the nature of the questions and exam pattern. Also, it solidifies your understanding of the concepts you have studied and makes you identify your shortcomings for further improvements. So, here are the XAT previous year papers for you to download and practice.

XAT Previous Year Papers

Here are the XAT previous year question paper from the year 2010. To download these XAT question paper, click on the download button and the question paper will open in a new window. However, since last year the exam was conducted in the online mode so the XAT 2018 Question Paper is not available.

XAT Previous Year Papers
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XAT 2010 Download 
XAT 2011 Download 
XAT 2012 Download 
XAT 2013 Download 
XAT 2014 Download 
XAT 2015 Download 
XAT 2016 Download 
XAT 2017 Download 

Why is it important to solve XAT question paper?

It is important for the candidates to solve the XAT previous year question paper for XAT so as to get a good grasp of the paper. All the toppers who have aced the examination practice the XAT previous year papers. Here is the importance of solving XAT question paper.

  • Candidates can understand the exam pattern.
  • Candidates can get a good understanding of the syllabus
  • Practising the XAT previous year question paper will improve your speed in solving the questions
  • Solving XAT question paper will boost your confidence

XAT Exam Pattern

Earlier the XAT Exam was conducted in the offline pen and paper mode. But, since last year the exam is conducted in the online mode. We have divided the exam on the basis of no. of the question and the marking scheme. Please note that it is an expected XAT exam pattern on the basis of how XAT paper was prepared.

Exams Subjects No. of questions XAT Negative Marking
Paper 1 Decision Making 21 ·   0.25 for every wrong answer

·   0.05 for more than 12 un-attempt questions for the wrong answer

Verbal and Logical Ability 24
Quantitative Ability and Decision making 27
Paper 2 General Knowledge 25 No Negative marks
Essay Writing 1 Essay

Now we have mentioned the same table on the basis of the XAT Marking scheme and what time is allowed to attempt these 2 sections.

Exams Subjects XAT Marking scheme Time allowed
Paper 1 Decision Making 21 170 minutes
Verbal and Logical Ability 24
Quantitative Ability and Decision making 27
Paper 2 General Knowledge 25 35 minutes
Essay Writing 0

Marking scheme for XAT Exam 2019

In XAT Exam almost all the question have equal marks that is 1. And on every wrong attempt, the deduction is 0.25 that ¼ of the marks of the question. Beside that the applicant cannot leave more than 12 questions unattempted. If they do so the deduction will be 0.5 marks that are ½ of the question weight.

To ace the XAT examination a candidate must be well versed with the paper and its nature. An ideal candidate must practice at least 10 sample papers before the main test to solidify his concepts. Regular practice will help you to understand the exam pattern and plan your strategy accordingly which will be effective for you. Also, it would increase your speed of solving the questions giving you an edge over the other competitors.