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 the preparation strategy that 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.
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Here are some preparation tips to crack XAT 2021 on 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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Hi there, I got 91.67% in 10th and 75.2% in 12th, if I get 9.5+ cgpa in graduation and 99.7+ percentile in CAT, then is there any chance for me to get in Any IIMs A,B,C,L,K,I, XLRI(with XAT),NITIE,SYBIOSIS ; just after graduation that is with 0 work experience ??
As you have mentioned that you have got 91.6% in 10th and 75.2% in 12th and taking into consideration that you have secured 99.7 percentile in cat so let me tell you it's a very good percentile to grab iims.
So, because of your 12th percentage there will be a certain disadvantages because it has its own weightage. But you stand fair chances for NITIE ,xlri, iim Kozhikode and some lower iims and lastly also symbiosis.
is there any chance of going out of India after doing marine logistics?
Marine logistics play an important role in international trade and commerce. Almost of the trade through sea route which always increases the need of professionals in this field. There is a wide range of scope in logistics and shipping.
After completing your degree, you can join government/ private shipping companies and various port agencies in India or in abroad. Shipping industries are one of the best sectors to make your career in India and abroad which will itself provide opportunities to go out for work.
Hope this answers your question.
if a sc category student has 67.77 in ssc , 52.27 in hsc , 7.0 cgpa in graduation and he is non engineer.if he score 99+ in cat so is there any chances that he will getting any call from old or main iim. he should target cat or he can prepare for other exam like xat , snap , nmat , iift ?
It is very difficult to state definitely whether you'll get a call from the old (IIMs I,K,L) or main (IIMs A,B,C) IIMs with your past academics records even on scoring 99+ percentile in CAT. There are reservations no doubt and you will be eligible for that, but usually for these IIMs especially IIM A,B and C, somewhat around 99 percentiles are required for non-engineers with good academic scores for non-reserved candidates.
All that said, under the CAT umbrella several other B-Schools come most of which do not see your past academics and a lot of them provide really good placements at par with IIMs. So with 99+ in CAT you'll easily be able to get calls from them.
Therefore, work hard for CAT and let fate decide what is in for you.
All the best.
how can i give free mock test? for CAT and for XAT
The official CAT 2021 sample test will be released by IIM Ahmedabad in the first week of November 2021. Candidates can take the CAT online practise exam after it is posted on the CAT's official website. Those studying for the CAT 2021 exam can take the CAT mock tests to improve their percentile score.
Also for careers 360 test series go through the given article
Similarly XAT mock test will be updated in it's official website.
For XAT sample paper use the following link
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