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XAT 2017 Live Analysis & Answer Key – Expected cutoffs of XAT 2017:

XAT QA & DI Section Key By TIME:

Key for the DI & QA Section
46 D D D D
47 B A B B
48 B B B B
49 A B A B
50 B B B A
51 C C E C
52 C D A D
53 C E D C
54 D A E C
55 E D C E
56 A E C A
57 D C C D
58 E C D E
59 E C C C
60 C E E A
61 E E E E
62 A A A E
63 E E E E
64 D D D D
65 A A A A
66 A E A E
67 C D C D
68 B B B B
69 A A A A
70 E A E A
71 D C D C
72 B B B B
Key for the GK Section
1 E B D D
2 B E B C
3 B B C D
4 E B A A
5 D E A C
6 B D D D
7 E B C A
8 B C D A
9 B A A E
10 E A C C
11 D D D E
12 B C A B
13 C D A B
14 A A E E
15 A C C D
16 D D E B
17 C A B E
18 D A B B
19 A E E B
20 C C D E
21 D E B D
22 A B E B
23 A B B C
24 E E B A
25 C D E A

XAT 2017 Full Answer Key SET A,B,C,D:

Q. No. Set A Set B Set C Set D
1 B D B E
2 B E B D
3 E B D B
4 D B E B
5 C C E E
6 E A C C
7 A E A A
8 E C D E
9 C E C C
10 C C E C
11 D D C D
12 C C C C
13 C D C D
14 E B E B
15 D C D C
16 D E D E
17 B D B D
18 C E E C
19 A A A A
20 D E E D
21 E B B E
22 A C C A
23 E A A E
24 B D D B
25 E D E D
26 D B D B
27 C E D E
28 D D B D
29 B C D C
30 C D B D
31 D B C B
32 C C C C
33 B A E A
34 A A E A
35 E A A A
36 E B A E
37 A A A E
38 A E A A
39 A E B B
40 A A A A
41 D C C C
42 C B B B
43 C * * *
44 B D D D
45 * C C C
46 D D D D
47 B A B B
48 B B B B
49 A B A B
50 B B B A
51 C C E C
52 C D A D
53 C E D C
54 D A E C
55 E D C E
56 A E C A
57 D C C D
58 E C D E
59 E C C C
60 C E E A
61 E E E E
62 A A A E
63 E E E E
64 D D D D
65 D A D A
66 A E A E
67 B D B D
68 B B B B
69 A D A D
70 E A E A
71 D B D B
72 B B B B

XAT analysis by CL:

 Section No. of Questions Optimal Time in Mins Difficulty Level Good Attempts
Verbal & Logical Ability 24 55 Moderate – Difficult 16-18
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation  27 65 Moderate 17-19
Decision-Making 21 55 Moderate-Difficult 14-16
Total  72 170 Difficult 50-55
XAT 2017 FULL Answer Key will be updated here by Jan 8th evening 7PM, Stay tuned to this page.

About XAT Exam:

One of the national level MBA entrance examination is XAT 2017 which will be conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. Full form of XAT is Xavier Aptitude Test, by this exam one can get admission into 150 B- schools in India. Applying process for XAT 2017 was started on 17th August 2016 and last date for submission of application was 30th November 2016. Admit cards were available from 20th December 2016. No hard copy will be sent to the candidates, if you didn’t download your admit card you can download it from below given link. You need to carry two copies of admit card to exam centre.

Important dates to Remember

  • Application Date Starts August 17th, 2016 (Rs. 1600 INR 300 per XLRI Course)
  • Application Date Ends (Without late fee) November 30th, 2017 (Rs. 1600 INR 300 per XLRI Course)
  • Last date of application (with late fee) December 11th, 2016 (Rs. 2000 INR 500 per XLRI Course)
  • Admit card downloading December 201th, 2016 onwards
  • Exam Date January 8th, 2017

Click here for download your admit card: XAT Admit card download

XAT 2017 Examination Pattern:

This examination consists of two parts: Part I and Part II. Part I has three sections A, B and C with 24, 21 and 27 questions respectively, i.e. a total of 72 questions. The three sections of Part I are followed by Part II with 25 GK questions and an essay. If there is a problem with your test booklet, inform the invigilator/supervisor immediately and get a replacement.

XAT 2017 Live Analysis & Answer Key - Expected cutoffs of XAT 2017
XAT 2017 Live Analysis & Answer Key – Expected cutoffs of XAT 2017

Do not seek clarification on any item in the test booklet from the test invigilator or the centre supervisor. Use your best judgment.

The time for completing the three sections and general knowledge is 210 minutes. You are expected to answer the first three sections in 170 minutes and General Knowledge QUESTIONS in 35 minutes. Aim at securing maximum scores in each section. General Knowledge marks would be used only for the final selection and not for shortlisting candidates for interview/GD.

All questions carry EQUAL marks. ONE FOURTH OF A MARK may be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Leaving a question UNATTEMPTED may result in a DEDUCTION OF 0.05 MARK. However, this deduction will not apply for a MAXIMUM OF 12 UNATTEMPTED QUESTIONS. The negative marks for UNATTEMPTED QUESTIONS shall be deducted proportionately across the three sections.

Examination Centers

Some International cities where examination is held are as follows

  1. Dubai
  2. Kathmandu

Following are the list of examination centers in India

Allahabad Agartala Ranchi Sambalpur
Amritsar Pune Goa Mangalore
Ahmedabad Patna Kanpur Cuttack
Dehradun Bhopal Trivandrum Visakhapatnam
Noida Udaipur Jammu Jabalpur
Delhi Tiruchirapalli Cochin Indore
Chandigarh Vadodara Varanasi Kolkata
Surat Coimbatore Hyderabad Rourkela
Lucknow Jaipur Vijayawada Mumbai
Gurgaon Guwahati Berhampur Jamshedpur
Greater Noida Bhubaneshwar Raipur Bengaluru
Nasik Nagpur Chennai

Answer key for XAT 2017

XAT answer key will be released on second or third week of January 2017. Answer key will be in set wise, it includes explanations of each questions and also detailed solutions.

Selection Procedure

Candidates who are qualified in XAT examination will be called to appear for Group Discussion, Written Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds.

All the best for all the candidates who are appearing for XAT 2017. For further more details please reach you, post your queries/ suggestions/ feedback in below comments.

For any queries regarding XAT 2017 Examination – Contact Us:


The Chairperson Admission
XLRI,C. H. Area (East)
Jamshedpur – 831001
Phone: +91 657 665 3203/3204/3205
Fax: +91-657-2227814
Email: admissions@xatonline.net.in, admis@xlri.ac.in
Web site: www.xlri.ac.in / www.xatonline.net.in

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