Marking Scheme in XAT Exam – How Negative Marking Works

Thursday, November 28th, 2019


Marking Scheme in XAT Exam – How Negative Marking Works

The Marking Scheme in XAT exam is a little bit different from other exams. First of all, all the questions are of objective type. There are no questions that are of the Type-In-The-Answer variety. This means you have to pick a choice out of 4 or 5 options to mark your answer.
The XAT paper is divided into two parts as discussed in the post on XAT Paper Pattern. Part 1 has Verbal Ability, Decision Making, and Quantitative Aptitude. Part 2 has General Knowledge. Negative Marking exists only in Part 1. General Knowledge portion has no concept of negative marking. What makes XAT different from other exams is the idea that the paper penalizes you not only if you mark an incorrect answer but also if you do not attempt a question. The video and the presentation given below will give you complete details about the marking process but here is a quick summary.

  • You get +1 for every correct answer.
  • You get -0.25 for every incorrect answer.
  • You get -0.1 for every unattempted question beyond the first 8 questions.
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    Do have a look at the video, presentations, and examples that follow for more detail.

    Marking Scheme in XAT – Video

     

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    Marking Scheme in XAT – Presentation

    Marking Scheme in XAT – Example 1

    Number Formula Score
    Correct Answers 50 1*50 50
    Wrong Answers 20 -0.25*20 -5
    Unattempted questions 4 No penalty up to 8 0
    Total (Part 1) 74 45

    Marking Scheme in XAT – Example 2

    Number Formula Score
    Correct Answers 40 1*40 40
    Wrong Answers 20 -0.25*20 -5
    Unattempted questions 14 -0.1*(14-8) -0.6
    Total (Part 1) 74 34.4

    Marking Scheme in XAT – Example 3

    Number Formula Score
    Correct Answers 40 1*40 40
    Wrong Answers 10 -0.25*10 -2.5
    Unattempted questions 24 -0.1*(24-8) -1.6
    Total (Part 1) 74 35.9

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