XAT Answer Key

On January 16, 2020, XLRI announced that the final XAT answer key 2020 will not be released. None of the objections raised was found to be valid by the exam authorities.

The XAT 2020 answer key was released by XLRI, Jamshedpur on January 9, 2020. Candidates who appeared for XAT 2020 on January 5, 2020, can verify their individual answer keys from the official website. The question paper has also been released along with the XAT 2020 answer key. Both are available for download from the official website until the results are declared on 31 January 2020.

The objection window to the official answer key was open till January 11, 2020 (23:55 hours). XAT result 2020 is expected to be declared by January 17-18, 2020.

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XAT 2020 Dates


XAT 2020 EventsXAT 2020 Dates
XAT 2020 examJanuary 5, 2020
XAT Answer Key releaseJanuary 15, 2020 (tentative)
XAT Result 2020January 31, 2020

How to Check XAT 2020 Answer Key and Response Sheet

The XAT answer key 2020 and question paper will be uploaded on XAT website by XLRI, Jamshedpur. The candidates can access them by using their XAT login IDs and password.

Follow these steps to download the official XAT answer key:

  • Go to the XAT official website
  • Login using your user ID and password
  • Click on candidate response to generate answer key and question paper
  • XAT answer key will be displayed
  • Verify the correct options which are marked in green with your response mentioned after the question ID

Details mentioned in XAT Answer Key and Response Sheet

The XAT 2020 answer key has the following details:

  • Candidate’s exam details including name and ID
  • Section-wise questions and their answers
  • Candidate’s answer to each question
  • Questions not attempted

How to Submit Objection to XAT 2020 Answer Key

To raise objections against the official XAT answer key, send an email to: [email protected] mentioning the subject line as: Objection

In the email, the following details are to be furnished:

  • XAT ID
  • Name
  • Question ID
  • Your objection to a particular question and its answer
  • Evidence in support of your objection

XAT Marking Scheme

Total marks of the XAT exam are 100. The table below will help in understanding the XAT 2020 marking scheme:


Right answer+1
Wrong answer-0.25
More than 8 unanswered questions-0.10

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Expected XAT Cut Offs 2020

Take a look at the expected XAT cut off percentiles of popular MBA institutes accepting XAT score for 2020 admission:

InstituteExpected XAT cut off percentiles
Goa Institute of Management85+
Institute of Management Technology90+
Great Lakes Institute of Management80+

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