XAT exam 2024 concludes; paper analysis, score vs percentile, and cut-off

XAT 2024 has concluded today. Know the XAT exam analysis based on students' responses and the expected cutoff. XAT answer key is expected to be released in the next two days.


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Team Careers360 | January 7, 2024 | 06:35 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur successfully conducted the XAT exam 2024 today, January 7. XAT was held as a computer-based test in 80+ cities across the country. According to the XAT exam analysis, the candidates found the XAT 2024 exam to be moderately difficult.
Check out the detailed XAT 2024 exam analysis here.

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Around 1.35 lakh candidates have registered for XAT 2024. Compared to last year, the total number of candidates registered for XAT has increased by 39.9%. The XAT paper had a total of 101 questions—100 MCQs from 4 sections and 1 essay question.

XAT exam analysis 2024

The XAT difficulty level remained the same as last year, according to the exam analysis that the examinees shared. The XAT 2024 paper is moderate to tough, with some questions being very difficult.

Each section of the XAT exam 2024 had a different number of questions. In Verbal and Logical Ability, there were a total of 26 MCQs, with more questions from QA&DI (28 MCQs), while the Decision Making section had a total of 22 MCQs. In GK, there were 25 questions. The XAT paper has an essay with 250 words.

The XAT result 2024 will be declared on January 31, 2024. Since the examination was conducted in a single shift, the XAT result will be declared without using the normalization process. After the declaration of the XAT 2024 result, various institutes accepting XAT scores will release the XAT cutoff for MBA admission.

The XLRI Jamshedpur cut off is expected to be around 95-99 percentile. However, candidates must clear the sectional cut off to qualify for further rounds of the admission process, like Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

XAT score vs percentile 2024

As per the XAT exam pattern, 1 mark will be given for the right answer, and 0.25 marks will be deducted for the wrong response. For 8 un-attempted consecutive questions, 0.10 marks will be deducted. There is no negative mark for the General Knowledge section.

XAT score (out of 100)

XAT percentile

47 and above


42 and above


40 and above


36 and above


32 and above


24 and above


The scores of the GK section will not be considered for calculating the XAT score 2024.

XAT cut off percentile for top B-schools

XAT MBA colleges

XAT cutoff percentile (Expected)



XLRI Jamshedpur


XIM Bhubaneswar


IMT Ghaziabad


KJ Somaiya, Mumbai




TAPMI Manipal


FORE School of Management, New Delhi


IRMA Anand


Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai


LIBA Chennai


MICA Ahmedabad


BIMTECH Greater Noida


Welingkar Mumbai


XIME Bangalore


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