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XAT Syllabus 2017 Get Details! PDF Download (Aptitude, General Awareness)

XAT Syllabus

XAT SyllabusGet New XAT Syllabus from Here!!! Xavier Labour Relations Institute conducts XAT Exam every year for admission to MBA Courses. Candidates who are going to prepare for Xavier Aptitude Test they may get XAT Syllabus from this page. XAT consists of two Papers that is Paper 1 and Paper 2; paper 1 consists of 78 questions from Decision Making, Verbal and Logical Ability and Aptitude & Data Interpretation. Paper 2 will contain 25 questions from General Awareness and one topic for essay writing. Aspirants may also download the XAT Syllabus 2017 in PDF form from official site through online mode.

From here you may get the complete Syllabus Topic Wise and exam pattern from the below section and prepare accordingly. Candidates may get the complete details regarding XAT Syllabus from the below section of this page which is created by the team members of

XAT Exam Pattern:


Number of sections Name of sections Number of questions Marks for each section Duration
Section 1 Verbal and Logical Ability 26 26 170 minutes
Section 2 Decision Making and Analytical Reasoning 23 23
Section 3 Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 29 29
Total 78 questions 78 marks 170 minutes

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Name of sections Number of questions Marks for each section Duration
General Knowledge 25 25 35 minutes
Essay writing 1 essay
Total duration of the exam 210 minutes

XAT Syllabus

Verbal and Logical Ability:

  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Analogies or Reverse Analogies
  • Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms)
  • Meaning-Usage Match
  • Para Jumble
  • English Usage or Grammar
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Logical Completion of Idea
  • Summary Questions
  • Verbal critical reasoning
  • Sentence Correction
  • Facts / Inferences / Judgments
  • Reading Comprehension

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Decision Making and Analytical Reasoning:

  • Calendars
  • Puzzles
  • Series
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Chart
  • Clocks
  • Logical Matching
  • Cubes
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Clocks
  • Line Charts
  • Statement Conclusions
  • Venn Diagram
  • Arrangement
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Numeric Grid
  • Family Tree

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Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation:

  • Arithmetic
  • Number Systems
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Linear Equations
  • Geometry
  • Functions
  • Graphs
  • Mensuration- 2D and 3D
  • Probability
  • Algebra
  • Heights and Distance
  • Permutation and Combination
  • LCM and HCF
  • Profit and Loss
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Statistics
  • Logarithm
  • Percentages
  • Time and Work
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Surds and Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Progressions
  • Data Interpretation – Web Diagram
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Set Theory
  • Functions
  • Mensuration
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Trigonometry
  • Complex Numbers

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General Knowledge:

  • Personalities in News
  • Trade Awareness
  • History
  • Culture
  • Politics
  • Geography
  • Sports news
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Nation and States
  • Sports
  • Literature
  • Current Affairs of National and International Economy
  • Indian Constitution
  • Science in the Everyday Life

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Essay writing:

There is no particular syllabus or topic that can be or is prescribed for Essay Writing. Basically the questions are of two types, static and current affairs. The topics which you can prepare for this section include:

  • History
  • Literature
  • Nation and States
  • Politics
  • Business
  • Geography

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