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XAT exam is one of the toughest exam in the list of management exams. This year XAT 2012 was held on 8th January, 2012 on Sunday. This year the exam came out with several surprises that caught students off guard. The XAT 2012 exam was much more challenging as compared to previous years. There were 85 questions compared to 101 questions in last year exam. Total marks weightage iin 2012 exam was 100. This year the all the questions carried a variable weightage of marks ranging between 1.5 and 2 marks.
|Section||Subject||Number of Marks||Time Alloted|
|Section A / I||Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning||32||35 marks|
|Section B / II||Analytical Reasoning and Decision Making||25||30 Marks|
|Section C / III||Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability||28||35 Marks|
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning: In this section 34 questions were asked with the weightage of 69 marks. The number of CR questions fewer as compared to last year. Questions on sentence completion, para-jumbles and one Reading Comprehension passage were easy.
This year poetry based questions were asked. The essay topic was also asked in a different manner. This year an argument was given and students were expected to write arguments with justifications of their point and example with 250 words. The argument given was: The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals would not only load himself with unnecessary attention but assume an authority which could safely be trusted to no council and senate and which be nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.
The question was worded differently but one still had to write a 250 word analysis of the statement, similar to an essay. Overall, this section was tricky.
Analytical Reasoning & Decision Making: In this section 24 questions were asked with the weightage of 67 marks. AR questions were very difficult except one set of three questions. Decision Making was also very time-consuming.
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation: There were 43 questions were asked in this section with the total marks allotment of 117 marks. The section was very difficult and there were hardly any easy questions.
SECTIONAL SCORES AND OVERALL CUT-OFFS
The overall level of the paper was difficult. Following is the summary of the above analysis:
|Section||Questions||Time Allocation||Total Attempts||Possible Correct Attempts||Possible Scores|
|Analytical Reasoning and Decision Making||24||40||12||9||24+|
|Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability||43||45||17-18||14-15||32+|
|Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning||34||35||14-15||11-12||28+|
|TOTAL||101||120 minutes||45+||36 approx||88 - 92|
The Expected cut-off is given below for each Institute.
|INSTITUTE||Expected Cut-off||Expected Cut-off Percentile|
|XLRI - BM||88 - 92||98+|
|XLRI - PMIR||84 - 86||97+|
|XIM-Bhubaneswar||82 - 86||95+|
|SP Jain||75 and above||95+|
|LIBA,Chennai||72 - 76||93+|
|GIM,Goa||65 - 70||92+|
|Kirloskar,Bangalore||48 - 52||86+|
This year the XAT 2012 came up with many surprises for the students. Overall, the exam was difficult and tricky. Most of the questions were tough and time consuming.
Disclaimer: The above cutoffs are only suggestive in nature and may differ from the actual cutoffs. Learn Hub cannot be held responsible for any decision taken by the candidate on the basis of the above information.
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