As per preliminary bytes from Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) officials, the General Knowledge (GK) section of the XAT 2014 examination will now be a part of the main paper, which already comprised the verbal, quant and decision making sections.
GK was introduced last year itself, into part-II of the test, which was previously just Essay Writing.
The GK section will undergo a flurry of additional changes as well. For instance, the duration of the main paper will now be longer in order to accommodate GK. Students previously had 2:20 hours to solve the main paper. They will now have 2.30 hours, or perhaps more time, to solve the new question-paper sets.
The absolute number of GK questions will also be reduced from 30 to 20-22. In all, and including GK, there will be around 110 questions in the main paper. GK scores will be awarded independently, however, and will only hold merit at the final selection stage.
Although a formal announcement of this change remains pending, officials claim that it will save students’ time and offer increased convenience since they will not have to fill up an extra OMR sheet for part II of the examination. XAT 2014, essential for passage to XLRI Jamshedpur among other top Indian B-schools, will be held on January 5, 2014. Registrations have begun on August 12, 2013 and will continue until November 22, 2013.

Changes in XAT 2014
Changes in XAT 2014
Major Changes in GK Section Await Students Signing up for XAT 2014

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