How to Prepare for XAT 2023 - XAT Preparation Tips
How to prepare for XAT 2023- “Do not stop until you are proud!”. The same goes with the preparation for any competitive exam. If someone is searching for when and how to prepare for XAT 2023 exam, the answer is now, and plan a full proof XAT exam preparation strategy accordingly. The foremost thing is to check the syllabus of XAT 2023. Now check all the topics related to all the sections of the XAT question paper. As per experts and past year XAT toppers, the XAT preparation requires a planned approach and time management.
The key to ace the XAT is not only studying from the recommended books but also understanding the paper pattern and choosing the questions sensibly. While preparing for XAT 2023, do not rely only on study material, candidates should solve past year XAT question papers and take at least 2 mock tests per day and analyze them. At least six to eight hours daily is a must need. In this article of Careers360, candidates will get all the tips on how to prepare for XAT 2023.
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How to prepare for XAT 2023?
Aspirants who start preparing for the XAT exam from May or before that are most likely to be well prepared having covered the entire syllabus and memorizing the concepts and formulae. But those, who start preparing for XAT 2023 in October-November, must get on to it in full-speed mode. Make a sound strategy, focus on the essentials, and build upon your strengths. Start your XAT preparation with your strong areas and then move to weaker ones. Given below are some tips on how to make a XAT preparation plan.
Prepare a timetable
If a candidate is planning that he or she can complete the whole syllabus of a competitive exam then they must be aware of the fact that it will take a considerable amount of time. So, in order to understand and complete all the concepts pertaining to the syllabus of the XAT exam, one should prepare and stick to a good timetable that should be effective enough for the XAT preparation. Due to the vastness of the XAT syllabus, one should study at least 7-8 hours a day so that they can complete the XAT syllabus on time.
Know the XAT 2023 syllabus first
Prior to starting the preparation of any competitive exam, it is necessary to go through the whole syllabus of the exam which helps candidates to develop a good understanding of the exam. The XAT syllabus includes sections like Verbal and Logical Reasoning (VARC), Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation (QA & DI), and Decision Making and General Knowledge (DM & GK). Candidates should jot down the important topics from each section of XAT, which covers at least 65 to 70 percent of the XAT question paper.
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Understand the XAT exam pattern clearly
It has been observed that XAT authorities change their paper pattern every year. In 2021, the exam was conducted into two parts. Part-1 would consist of sections like - Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning (26 Questions), Decision Making (22 Questions), and Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (27 Questions). This time, there is no sectional time limit given to attempt part-1 of the paper. Whereas, part-2 of the paper which comprises the General Knowledge section (25 Questions), has a time limit of 1 minute.
The overall time duration given to attend the paper is 180 minutes (3 hours) where time would be split as 165 minutes for paper-1 + 15 minutes for paper-2) and there would be 100 questions in total. One mark is awarded for each correct answer, 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer and 0.5 marks are deducted for more than 8 unanswered questions. After understanding the XAT test pattern, start preparing accordingly.
XAT 2023 Section-wise preparation plan
After understanding the syllabus and the exam pattern, one should go through and jot down all the important topics of each section. Some important topics and best books for the XAT preparation of each section are given below:
XAT 2023 Preparation - Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
This section is generally considered to be the most difficult section of the paper as it requires a lot of practice throughout the preparation. Some of the important topics which could make your command good in this section are -
Profit and Loss
Suggested Books for QA & DI Section for XAT 2023
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination
R S Aggarwal
How to prepare for data Interpretation
Since the difficulty level for the quantitative Aptitude section in CAT and XAT is almost the same, so the one who prepares for CAT can ace the QA and DI section of XAT as well.
XAT 2023 Preparation - Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
To ace this section, aspirants should inculcate a habit of reading because, in exams, this section comes up with lots of reading materials. Some of the important topics to cover in this section are -
Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension
Suggested Books for Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
For Vocabulary - Word Power Made Easy
For Logical Reasoning - A modern Approach to Verbal and Non - Verbal Reasoning
R S Aggarwal
M K Pandey
For the Reading Comprehension section, aspirants must read newspapers on a daily basis to develop a habit of reading and quick understanding. Moreover, they can go for a book named - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (By - Bharat Pataudi).
XAT 2023 Preparation - Decision Making
Among all the sections, decision-making is the most unique section of XAT. Like any other sections, here candidates do not have any precedent to follow because in this section your aptitude for problem-solving is tested. The section is wholly application-based. Since it is a practice intensive section of the paper, the aspirants are required to practice a lot of questions that are based on financial issues, general management scenarios, company management issues, etc., and such questions could be practiced through previous years' questions papers.
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How to prepare for XAT 2023 General Knowledge section
General Knowledge is a vast pool and does not have any endpoint. Generally, in exams like XAT, the more emphasis is on current affairs. So it is advised that candidates should prepare for it from daily newspapers and weekly magazines or monthly issued magazines. For business news sources like - The Hindu, The Financial Times, and Business Today are quite beneficial. For static GK, candidates should have a good command of Politics, History, Sports, Business, Economics, and International Relations.
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Practice as many mock tests as possible
After completion of even any one topic from each section, candidates should take XAT mock tests based on those topics. It would not only help you to learn about your weak points but also allow you to know whether your concepts are clear or not. But, only taking XAT mock tests is not sufficient, their analysis is equally important for improvement. Mock tests are the elixir for the preparations therefore one cannot afford to avoid mock tests.
How to prepare for XAT 2023? - Practice from previous years question papers
Besides mock tests and other practice tests, aspirants should practice from XAT previous years question papers as well. The previous year question papers help one to deal with easy, moderate, and difficult types of questions based on the same concept.
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Questions related to XAT
I am in final year, it will end in June 2023. should i give xat exam
XAT is xaviers aptitude test which is a nation level test for Xaviers Institute of Labour. The score of XAT is used for admission in 160 B school and in Xaviers Institute of labour Jamshedpur. The degree obtained through this XAT test istreatedas MBA degree which is very useful for future jobs and placement.If you want to appear in XAT 2023,then you have to pass Graduation in any subjects with atleast 50% marks Nd to qualify the XAT exam with a valid score.The XAT exam will be held on 8th January 2023.So if your result of Graduation is not published yet then you may apoear in XAT exam tha you are expecting your result soon.But at the time of admission you have to submit your Graduation marksheet in the counselling.
Hope this helps
2022 xat 95.63 BTECH BM CONVERT
You are trying to say about B. Tech and XAT, which are two different things.
XAT i.e Xavier Admission Test, which is conducted to give admission into MBA and PGDM courses only.
In you question you have mentioned B. Tech and XAT at one place, so please clearly specify your question or re-post the query in more elaborate manner.
XAT entrance exam is conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur. Over 700 Colleges accept XAT score for admission into MBA and PGDM courses. But through XAT B. Tech admission is not possible.
To get more information about XAT entrance exam, you can go through below mentioned link.
I hope this information was helpful to you.
Best of Luck!!
which exam is most difficult to clear cat or xat exam
Hello Aspirant, Hope you are doing good.
Difficulty level of the examination depends on the preparation for the exam by the candidate .
CAT and XAT are difficult exams when compared to other MBA entrance exams.
As though the syllabus is almost same. both CAT and XAT considered to be almost same at the difficulty level . When compared to other parts, the DILR portion in CAT is frequently more difficult than the other sections, while the Quantitative Aptitude component in XAT is frequently more difficult than the other sections. duration of CAT is 120 Minutes with 3 sections, and XAT is 180 minutes with 4 sections.
Hope this information helps you.
All the best.
Suggest me a private B-schools in chennai using xat score 60 percentile
Hope you are doing great.
B Schools that you can get at 60 percentile in XAT in Chennai are:
- SRM School of Management (SRM University) Chennai
- RSB Chennai: Rajalakshmi School of Business
- St. Josephs Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
Hope this helps.
Is it okay to take a gap year after Graduation for CAT/XAT preparation ? If yes then what are the other things i must do along with my preparation to justify my gap year !
If you do not get a good college in the first attempt but you wish to crack CAT or XAT, you should surely take a gap year.
A gap year will provide you enough of time and opportunity to prove yourself. You need to work very hard and try your best to get into your dream college. You should be confident enough and focus on your preparation. You should make a good time table during this gap year.
Other things to do in a gap year:
1. Do MOOCS courses on relevant subjects to improve your preparation.
2. Contribute articles to different magazines.
3. Do some NGO work.
4. You can also start your own private tuition centre. Make sure to register it so that you can add it to your CV.
5. Do internships to gain work experience.
These can surely help you to justify your gap year.
Hope this helps.