Aspiring managers appear for XAT 2020 across 3 centres in Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur: Thousands of aspiring managers from the city appeared for the XAT(Xavier Admission Test), 2020, conducted by XLRI along with their counterparts from various centres across the country.

The pattern of the paper was similar like last year with a generalknowledge section. The first paper with 84 questions in quantitativeability, verbal ability and reasoning and decision making had to beanswered in 2 hrs 20 mins while the general knowledge section with 30questions was given 40 minutes. XLRI added general knowledge a coupleof years ago to choose its students from general streams rather thanonly engineers.

The test was conducted across three centres in the city -DBMS English School, Al Kabir Polytechnic, TCS-Ion on NH-33. In total there were over 65,000 students that appeared in 229 across 79 cities in the country. About 1100 students appeared in Jamshedpur.

The pattern of the paper was somewhat different from last year. The exam is comprised of two papers- Paper I which is also the main paper had 74 questions divided into three sections- English and logical reasoning; decision making and third section being quantitative ability and data interpretation. Paper II was general knowledge section with 25 questions. The total time allotted for XAT was three hours starting from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. There was a 0.25 marks negative marking for wrong answers.

Students in Jamshedpur said that the paper was moderate with quantitative ability being easier as compared to English. Overall, students who appeared in the city based centres said that English was the most difficult part as compared to quantitative ability and decision making.
XLRI conducts the XAT exam on behalf of XAMI for more than 60 years at all India level. Besides XLRI, the XAT score is used by more than 150 institutes for the admission across India. Since 2018, the XAT has adopted the online test mode. From 2020, XAT has increased the number of examination centres. XAT 2020 would be conducted from 72 centers all across India that will include the following cities –
Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Ambala, Amravati, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhatinda, Bhilai Nagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bokaro Steel City, Chandigarh/Mohali, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi-NCR, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Durgapur/Asansol, Ernakulam, Gandhinagar, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hooghly, Hubballi(Hubli), Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kannur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kota, Kottayam, Kurnool, Kurukshetra, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysuru(Mysore), Nagpur, Nashik, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Roorkee, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Siliguri, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli, Tirupathi, Tiruvallur, Udaipur, Udupi, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.

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