How to prepare for XAT 2022
How to prepare for XAT 2022- “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 2022 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 2022. Now check all the topics related to all the sections of the XAT question paper.
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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 2022, 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 must needed. In this article of Careers360, candidates will get all the tips on how to prepare for XAT 2022.
How to prepare for XAT 2022?
Aspirants who start preparing for 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 2022 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 time table
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 time table which should be effective enough for the XAT preparation. Due to the vastness of XAT syllabus, one should study at least 7-8 hours a day so that they can complete XAT syllabus on time.
Know the XAT 2022 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. As per XAT syllabus, it 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 with the important topics from each section of XAT, which covers at least 65 to 70 per cent 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 is deducted for more than 8 unanswered questions. After understanding the XAT test pattern, start preparing accordingly.
XAT 2022 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 2022 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 2022
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination
R S Aggarwal
How to prepare for data Interpretation
Since, the difficulty level for 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 2022 Preparation - Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
To ace this section, aspirants should inculcate a habit of reading because in exam, this section comes up with lots of reading materials. Some of the important topics to cover 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 2022 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 issue etc., and such questions could be practiced through previous years' questions papers.
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How to prepare for XAT 2022 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 on Politics, History, Sports, Business, Economics and International Relations.
Check- How to prepare for GK section of CMAT, IIFT, and XAT
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 2022? - 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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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.
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Similarly XAT mock test will be updated in it's official website.
For XAT sample paper use the following link
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