XAT vs CAT What are the Differences – Check Different Here

XATXAT also is known as Xavier Aptitude Test and it is the national level management aptitude test, which is organized through Xavier School of Management, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) – Jamshedpur. On the behalf of Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI), the XLRI has conducted this entrance examination for the candidates.

Students will be able to get admission in 11 institutes which are XAMI members and more than 150 other institutes across for admission to MBA, PGDM, and other management courses. Here, through this article, applicants will be able to know the detailed information of XAT in which includes XAT vs CAT what are the differences.

XAT vs CAT what are the Differences?

There are 8 most important differences between XAT and CAT  Examination and the differences are

  • The CAT (Common Admission Test) is organized through IIMs and is the MBA entrance test for 20 IIMs, FMS, IITs’ MBA, MDI, SPJIMR, IMI, IMT, and 3000 other MBA colleges
  • The XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is organized by the XLRI Jamshedpur and is the MBA entrance test for XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB, and 150 other MBA colleges
  • Most important differences between of CAT and XAT syllabus are the varying topics and sections.
  • CAT does not have a Decision-Making section and GK section but the XAT exam has DM and GK as separate sections
  • Another key difference between XAT Vs CAT is its difficulty level and the XAT is more difficult than CAT examination.
  • If candidates want to get admission opportunity in XLRI, they must have to appear in XAT but if they are interested to do MBA from IIMs, they should have to apply in CAT Examination.

What are the differences between CAT and XAT Entrance Exams: Comparative Analysis?

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ComponentIIMs CATXLRI – XAT
Exam Date24th November 20192nd week of January 2020
When to Apply7th August to 18th September 20193rd week of August to last week of November 2019
Exam Conducted byIndian Institutes of Management (IIM)Xavier School of Management (XLRI) Jamshedpur
Testing ModeComputer Based TestComputer Based Test
Total Questions100 (Since 2014, Earlier 60)100 (Since 2017, earlier 98)
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam 3 hours3 hours
Type of Questions72-75 questions are MCQs, rest Non-MCQs100 MCQs
Answer Options for MCQs4 5
Marks Awarded for each Correct Answer31 for MCQs
Negative MarkingMCQs with 1/3 negative marking; No negative marking for Non-MCQs74 MCQs with 1/4 negative marking; No negative marking for 25 MCQs on GK
CAT Vs XAT DifficultyModerately DifficultThe difficulty level is higher
Difference Between CAT And XAT Syllabus: Total Sections3 Sections4 Sections
Difference Between CAT And XAT Syllabus: Section-1Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension- 34 questionsVerbal and Logical Ability 26
Difference Between CAT And XAT Syllabus: Section-2Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning -32 questionsDecision Making 22
Difference Between CAT And XAT Syllabus: Section-3Quantitative Ability-34 questionsQuantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 27
Difference Between CAT And XAT Syllabus: Section-4Not Applicable, only 3 SectionsGeneral Awareness-25 questions
Facility to Choose Order of SectionsNo, has to follow a pre-defined sectional orderYes, Any question from any section within the overall time limit
Individual Sectional Time LimitEach section with 1-hour time limitNo Restriction
Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam Score20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IMI, IMT, IITs, TAPMI, XIMB and hundreds of other B-schools. Read MoreXLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, TAPMI, XIMB, and 145 other MBA colleges

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