How to crack XAT 2021 in first attempt?
How to Crack XAT 2021 in the first attempt? - Before starting preparation for any competitive exam, it seems for everyone that it's not their cup of tea to crack that particular exam in the first attempt. But, on the other end, it becomes a cakewalk for one to crack the exam only in the first attempt and this is their preparation strategy which makes them ace the exam in the first attempt. XAT preparation is not that much different from CAT. However, the question paper of CAT is more difficult as compared to CAT, one needs to manage their time in the right way during the exam. In this article of Careers360, we have shared some basic and important tips to ace XAT in the first attempt. Read the full article to know how to crack XAT 2021 in the first attempt.
Latest: XLRI started the process of XAT Registration 2021 from September 12, 2020. XAT 2021 exam will be conducted on January 3, 2021.
Here are some preparation tips to crack XAT 2021 in the first attempt.
Having a good understanding of the syllabus and pattern of the exam
XAT, being one of the tough MBA entrance exams, requires hard work and dedication. To crack XLRI's entrance exam in the first attempt only, it is necessary to start preparation six to seven months prior to the XAT 2021 entrance exam. To start their preparation from a good point, aspirants should clearly understand the syllabus and pattern of the exam they are going to attempt on the exam day.
Syllabus of XAT 2021 - This year, XAT will be comprised of only one paper which would consist of objective or Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The questions will be asked from the four sections, namely- Verbal and Logical Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and General Knowledge.
The pattern of XAT 2021 - The exam pattern of XAT will specify the number of questions section-wise as well as total time duration. The exam will be comprised of 26 questions of Verbal and Logical Ability section, 22 questions of Decision Making section, 27 questions of Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation and 25 questions of General Knowledge. Time allotted for the exam is 130 minutes and there is no sectional time limit this year. As per the marking scheme this time, one mark will be awarded for each correct answer and 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer and 0.1 marks will be deducted for more than 8 unattempted questions.
The benefit of getting well-versed with the syllabus and pattern of the exam is that the candidates become capable enough to practice and prepare for the exam in a regular manner.
Emphasize on important topics - Aspirants should more emphasis on those topics which specifies in the XAT syllabus. Here, from the important topic, we mean the topics in the section which cover a major part of a particular section. Focusing more on important and high weightage topics would lead you to score more.
Make effective use of online platforms - Nowadays, online available classes, test series, study materials have become the panacea. Hence, students should go for online classes for effective preparations if they are preparing by themselves at home for the exam and not going for physically established coaching centres. Aspirants may join online study groups as well and can find a mentor to guide them throughout the preparation.
Take mock and sectional tests - Without any doubt, it can be stated that mock tests are must to crack any competitive exam. Therefore, students should dedicate plenty of their time to take mock tests and to analyze them as it would allow them to assess their growth during the preparation.
The magic of note-making - Regular, precise and good note-making proves to be the most effective weapon at the last minute of preparation. Aspirants should start making notes from various resources, from the very starting of their preparation. Mostly, note-making plays a vital role to ace the general knowledge section and aspirants must inculcate the habit of note-taking on a daily basis from various sources like newspaper, monthly magazines, etc to strengthen their General knowledge.
Practice from previous year papers - Aspirants, may go for practising previous year papers to get the idea about the questions of easy, moderate and difficult level questions asked in XAT.
XAT 2021 section-wise preparation strategy tips by toppers
Vandan Shah, who belongs to Surat, Gujarat scored 99.7 percentile in XAT 2020. In an interview with Careers360 Vandan shares his section-wise preparation strategy. He says “I practised a lot from past years XAT question papers. Apart from that, regularly giving the mock tests helped me to decide on how much time I need to allot to each section”. Here is the Vandan’s section-wise XAT preparation strategy.
For VARC - This section is a tad tougher than other exams and a lot of questions are inference based as you can see from the past year trends. So the key is to devote some quality time while reading passages and comprehend them well.
For QA and DI - This section is pretty much similar to other exams like CAT, so just practising questions can help you get the job done.
For DM - This is a make or break section for me. I regularly solved past year papers and analysed how my thinking was different from or aligning with the answer key.
Recommended Study Material for XAT 2021
While preparing for XAT 2021, candidates can refer to the below-provided books suggested by experts and toppers. Check section-wise XAT preparation recommended study material.
Best Books for XAT QA & DI
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal
How to prepare for Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha
Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
Recommended Books for XAT 2021 VA & LR
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
Word Power Made Easy Book by Norman Lewis
High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin
Best Study Material for XAT DM Section
Analytical and Logical Reasoning by Arihant Publications
Target XAT 2020 (Past papers & Mock tests) by Disha experts
Jabbing the XAT (with solved papers) by R.K Jha
Best study material for XAT 2021
XAT 2021 General Knowledge Preparation Material
For General Knowledge section, candidates need to focus on History, Geography, Politics, Science and Technology etc. Candidates can also read magazines, newspaper and journals while preparing for XAT General Knowledge section.
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Questions related to XAT
I have 93% in 10th , 93% in state board; 55%in graduation(math). What percrntile in cat or xat will ensure me a good college ?
It depends, for IIMS you have to score minimum 99 percentile. It is the basic eligibility criteria for iims also they will see your previous marks and then only you are eligible for the further process.
If you want b school than you have to score above 80 or 85 percentile to get admissions in good and reputated institution .
Many college also go for group discussion to eliminate students.
Feel free to ask
what if i attempt only verbal ,lr and decision-making sections leaving quants in XAT.will be able to score 80 percentile.if yes ,please let me let me know the number of questions i should attempt in these sections.
Hello there. Hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that if you are targetting top colleges accepting XAT score. Then, it is mandatory to clear sectional cutoffs. You need to score well in each section. Moreover, considering past year XAT scores, you should score approximately 26-27.5 score in order to fetch 80-85 percentile in XAT. You can attempt the questions based on accuracy accordingly.
I hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future.
xat andGMAT are different or same
Hope you are doing well.
See xat stands for Xavier Aptitude Test . It is held by XLRI, Jamshedpur for MBA or PGDM programs. To know more about xat you can check this site:
Whereaz GMAT stands for The General Management Admission Test which is held globally across nations for MBA.
To know more about GMAT use this link:
Have a brighter future ahead.
cat or GMAT are same or different
Hope you are doing well.
See CAT stands for common admission test . It is a national exam which is held all over the India. It is the largest exam for MBA.
Whereas GMAT stands for The graduate management admission test. It is a global exam which is held across the nations for MBA.
It is easier to score in GMAT in comparison to CAT. If a person studies with full focus and concentration he can easily achieve 700+ marks.
To know more difference about both the exams and to know about them in detail please use this link:
Hope this will help you. Have a great future ahead.
I want ebooks for XAT preparation. where do I get that?
Please visit the link of our website the ebook available and you can download it Free of cost.
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Best of luck