XAT stands for Xavier Aptitude Test. Every year XLRI conducts an entrance examination to select best mix of students for management programs in the institute. More than 100 institutes consider XAT score for admission in their management programs. XAT (2016) will be conducted on January 03, 2016.It is considered to be one of the most challenging MBA entrance exams in India that needs dedication, awareness and smartwork among students. The duration of exam will be 3.5 hour that is from 10:00am to 01:30pm.This exam has negative marking. One fourth of a mark may be deducted for each incorrect answer and unattempted question may result in a deduction of 0.05 mark. However, according the guideline of the exam, the deduction applicable for a maximum of 13 questions left unattempted.
The exam is divided into two parts:
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|Verbal and Logical Ability
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
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Tips for preparation according to different sections:
XAT Verbal & Logical Ability:
- Reading Comprehension & Critical Reasoning are two areas which always dominated this section.
- Reasoning skills play an important role to attempt this section well. Vocabulary questions are based on usage.
- One needs to work hard on quick reading and comprehension skills in order to attain good result in this section.
- Students need to brush up constantly on Reading Comprehension section, since in XAT, they are of an advanced level.
- Practice Mock Tests in order to make your performance superior in the exam.
XAT Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning:
Consisting of various business and everyday situations, students are required to give an appropriate solution of what the associates should do in the situations presented.
The situations put forward dilemmas for the parties involved, and choices involve possible gains and losses with action adopted.
Decisions you should make must ensure that the decision taken is unbiased .It aims to judge that your decision making is ethical, balanced and from the perspective of all involved. It is very important to maintain objectivity in the entire process and always refrain from letting your own biases cloud your judgment.
XAT Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation:
Majority of the questions are covered from Geometry, Functions, P&C, Probability, Number Systems and DI. Good application orientation is the key to doing well in this section.This accuracy based section requires a balance of time spent and questions solved.
XAT began to cover G.K as a section in 2013.Students’ knowledge about economics, business related facts, Current events is tested to a great extent In static GK, knowledge of names, figures, awards, books, authors and geography is tested to a great extent.
XAT Essay Writing
An essay is a short piece of writing on a given topic. Generally students are tested on their ability to present their ideas in an organized. Essay section of XAT attempts to test the skills of expressing your opinions, specifically under time limitations.
Going by the past exams, XAT essay topics have indirect inclination. The topic is based on either a common phrase or an idiom with a philosophical hint within. Students’ language skills, organization of thoughts, ability to prove logical arguments and knowledge level are examined in this section.
Reading the editorial page of national newspapers and articles may prove to be a great help to fair we’ll in section of the exam. It is advisable that you write essays for practice and get them assessed on content, organization and writing style from language experts.