XAT Syllabus 2018 – Check Complete Syllabus Section-Wise

XLRI Jamshedpur has not officially announced XAT Syllabus 2018. But on the basis of previous year question paper, experts have given the XAT 2018 tentative syllabus for candidates to get an idea about the syllabus. The candidates preparing for the XAT 2018 must go through the syllabus to prepare in a proper manner. Syllabus of XAT is divided into following sections: Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge. Candidates can check the complete syllabus for all sections in this article below.

XAT Syllabus 2018

Here candidates can check the XAT Syllabus for all sections in detail. This syllabus is based on the previous year’s question paper.

XAT Syllabus For Verbal and Logical Ability

  • Grammar
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Critical Reasoning/Inference
  • Para Jumble
  • Analogy based on vocabulary
  • Sentence correction
  • Cloze test
  • Pronunciation
  • Para Completion
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Paragraph Formation Questions
  • Poem

Syllabus For Decision Making

  • Arithmetic
  • Situational
  • Analytical Reasoning

XAT Syllabus For Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA & DI)


  • Profit & Loss
  • Time & Distance
  • Equations
  • Percentage
  • Time & Work


  • Permutation & Combination
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Polynomials
  • Numbers
  • Venn Diagram
  • Miscellaneous
  • Progressions
  • Probability
  • Functions & Graphs
  • Trigonometry

Data Interpretation

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Scatter Plots and Bar Charts
  • Table

Recommended Readings:

XAT Syllabus For General Knowledge

Static GK

  • National Capital
  • Culture
  • History
  • Currency
  • Important Dates
  • Film
  • Invention
  • Geography
  • Books and Authors
  • Personalities
  • Science and Business

Current Affairs

  • Economics
  • Film & Television
  • Ecosystem & Diversity

XAT Exam Pattern

Candidates preparing for the XAT 2018 should also know the exam pattern before preparing for the exam. So, candidates can check the brief knowledge about XAT Exam pattern in the below table to get an idea about the same.

Paper Section Name No. of Questions
Paper 1 Verbal and Logical Ability 24
Decision Making 21
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 27
Paper 2 General Knowledge 25
Essay Writing 1 essay

Marking Scheme

All questions in paper carry 1 mark and 1/4 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. After the 12 unattempted questions, there will be negative marking of 0.05 marks.

The XAT 2018 notification and all dates were released on 14th August. Application form process has also started from16th August. Candidates can fill the XAT Application Form online and the last date of filling the application form without late fees is 30th November. Registered candidates can download the XAT Admit Card from 20th December onwards. The XAT exam will be conducted on 7th January 2018 and the result will be declared on 31st January 2018.

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