XAT 2017 Analysis and Expected Cutoff



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XAT 2017 Exam was conducted on January 8, 2017. In this article we bring to you the detailed XAT 2017 Analysis and Expected Cutoff. 

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XAT 2017 Analysis

Overall Level of the Paper was Moderate to Difficult. However, Quant and Verbal Ability were relatively easier as compared to last year and Decision Making was relatively trickier this year.

Paper was divided in 2 parts:

Part 1

1. Verbal Ability

2. Quantitative Aptitude

3. Decision Making

Part 2

1. General Awareness

2. Essay Writing

XAT 2017 Verbal Ability Analysis

There were total of 24 questions in the section. Section was Moderate to Difficult when it comes to difficulty level.

Reading Comprehension 14 Moderate to Difficult
Parajumble 2 Moderate to Difficult
Grammar 2 Moderate
Analogy 1 Difficult
Cloze Test 1 Moderate to Difficult
Critical Reasoning 3 Moderate

Ideal Attempts in the section will be 10-12 and 16+ attempts will be very good, with 90% accuracy maintained.

XAT 2017 Quantitative Aptitude Analysis

There were total of 27 questions in the paper and level of difficulty was moderate to difficult.

Geometry 3 Moderate
Mensuration 1 Difficult
 Data Interpretation  8  Difficult
Functions 1 Easy
Trigonometry 1 Moderate
Probability 1 Easy
Caselet 2 Difficult
Arithmetic 4 Moderate
Algebra 2 Moderate
Series / Puzzles  4 Moderate to Difficult


Ideal Attempts in the section will be 13-15 and 18+ attempts will be very good, with 90% accuracy maintained.

XAT 2017 Decision Making Analysis

There were total of 21 questions in the paper and level of difficulty was moderate to difficult.

Ideal Attempts in the section will be 8-10 and 13+ attempts will be very good, with 90% accuracy maintained.

XAT 2017 General Awareness Analysis

Section was the easiest section of the paper. Had 25 questions and level of difficulty was Easy to Moderate.

Ideal attempts in the section will be 13-15 and 17+ attempts will be very good.

Business and Economy 5 Moderate
Current Affairs 3 Easy
Personality and Awards 3 Easy
Science and Technology 2 Moderate
History and Geography 11 Moderate to Difficult
Miscellaneous 1 Moderate

XAT 2017 Essay Writing

As expected, Essay was given on a generic topic to share the opinions. Topic of the essay in XAT 2017 was : Globalization and Jingoism always coexist!

Expected Cutoff for Colleges Accepting XAT Score

  XLRI XIMB
  BM HRM GMP BM HRM
VA 7.25 8.25 6 6
DM 8 8 6.5 6.5
QADI 10.75 8.25 8.75 8.75
Overall 33.5 – 34.5 31.5 – 32.75 26-28 30-32 25-27

Other Colleges

Colleges Overall Cutoff
SPJIMR (Profile Based) 24-26
SPJIMR (Score + Profile) 33 – 34
IMT Ghaziabad 27-28
IMT Nagpur and Hyderabad 21-23
Goa Institute of Management 25-27
XISS Ranchi 18-20
XIME Bangalore 17-19
Alliance Bangalore 14-16
Welingkar Bangalore 15-17
IFIM Bangalore 14-16
Vanguard Business School 13-15
Great Lakes 26-28


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