General Knowledge

General Knowledge (GK) for XAT will be the 4th section in the exam. GK has become an crucial section now due to the fact that it is now an integral part of XAT exam 2020. In the changed XAT exam pattern, the 5th section on Essay Writing Test has been removed from XAT exam. So, alongwith other three sections, XAT GK questions will also play an important role in XAT online computer based test. 

Key Features of XAT GK Questions

  • XAT is now a computer based test of 3 hours duration including the GK questions
  • The individual sectional time limit to solve GK questions in XAT is 15 minutes.
  • GK questions are to be attempted within overall XAT exam time limit of 3 hours
  • GK questions in XAT are not counted for percentile calculation

GK Section in XAT: Important Details

Total GK Questions in XAT 25
Type of Questions MCQs
Marks Awarded for Correct answer +1
Negative Marks for Wrong Answer Nil
Number of Answer Options 5
Sectional Time Limit 15 Minutes
Sectional Cut off Not counted for XAT percentile calculation
Ideal Time to Attempt 12 Minutes

XAT GK Syllabus Topics
GK in XAT covers almost all the topics including Science, Geography, politics, current affairs, history among others. Following are the key topics on which GK questions are placed in XAT exam:

Type of GK Topics Percentage of Coverage in XAT GK Section Key Topics for XAT GK Preparation
Static GK 70-80% Indian Constitution, Geography, headquarters, currency, capital, Who’s who, Company logos identification
Current Affairs 20-30% Current Affairs, International Affairs, Business Deals and developments – Cryptocurrency, Nobel Prize winner,  Government schemes such as the UDAN, Swachh Bharat, Start Up India, Make in India, Abhiyaan

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