How to prepare for XAT 2022 in 6 months
How to Prepare for XAT 2022 in 6 Months- Xavier’s Aptitude Test, which is popularly known as XAT is an entrance exam that is conducted by XLRI on the part of the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI). XAT exam has a unique section, Decision Making which will require you to put extra effort into XAT preparation. So how to prepare for XAT in 6 months? Well with hard work and smart planning six months are more than enough.
XAT preparation in six months requires a balanced mix of clarity of concept and quick thinking. XAT is an online national-level computer-based exam conducted annually for admission to a number of prestigious B-schools. Since this entrance test is free from the age bar, applicants from any age group are allowed to apply for the examination. If you have already prepared for the CAT exam, this can turn out to be a cakewalk except for the additional efforts to be put in the Decision-Making section. Careers360, in this article, brings forth the ways on how to prepare for XAT 2022 in six months.
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How to Prepare for XAT 2022 in 6 Months?
XAT 2022 will be conducted as a computer-based test on January 2, 2022. Before moving ahead with the preparation plan, let us check the exam pattern for the same. As per the authorities, there will be no Essay Writing in XAT 2022. The total time duration will be three hours. The following table explains the exam pattern of XAT 2022.
XAT Exam Pattern 2022
Number of Questions
3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Verbal and Logical Ability
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
How to Start Preparing for XAT 2022?
There is plenty of time to complete preparation for XAT 2022, although there is no time such as excess time. But, those aspirants who start studying systematically can crack the exam with flying colors. One thing that needs to be understood is that attempting XAT mock tests are as important as studying since time management is the core of the examination. So, here we are going to tell you about the exam preparation, tips, and tricks that will help you to qualify for the exam.
Those candidates who start studying from May 2021 onwards or before will most probably cover the complete syllabus on or before November, which means there will be enough time for them to revise and memorize the complete syllabus in the rest of the two months. But, candidates who are starting their studies in October onwards have to fasten their seatbelts more tightly, since, there will be a lot of areas they have to cover in a short span of time. Below we have mentioned essential steps for XAT 2022 preparation in 6 months.
Draw a daily time table
Start with making a daily studying schedule for at least five hours of study daily. Not only has it helped to complete the syllabus within time, but also making a study habit for the future.
Identify the strong and weak areas
Make a list of your strong areas and so as your weaker areas. Since there will be cut off which you need to qualify, working on your weaker portion would help you to get more marks.
Work on your fundamentals
Try to understand conceptually and attempt quantitative ability the most you can, since it is the toughest one to solve but carries a good weightage in the overall examination. Work on your grammar daily in order to clarify verbal skills and logical reasoning, also pay attention to current affairs and global issues to improve your general knowledge.
Take mock tests
Once you complete a section, try to attempt the mock tests and use online study material to make sure you are ahead of time. Keep in mind, do not cross the time limit you have given to each section. Every second is precious in the examination.
Work on your accuracy rate
Work on your accuracy to prevent yourself from negative marking in the XAT examination. Apart from accuracy, try not to lose your speed. If one is able to maintain both then easily can ace the XAT entrance test.
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How to prepare for XAT 2022 in 6 months – Section Wise Preparation
Before the XAT 2022 exam preparation, it is a must to know the whole syllabus of XAT. Each section has its own value and needs equal attention. A constructive strategy and planning can be executed for the preparation so that one can allot sufficient time for all the sections. Toppers reveal that regularly giving the mocks helped them decide on how much time do they need to dedicate to each section.” Know the detailed XAT section-wise syllabus here.
Verbal and Logical Ability - Questions will be asked from Analogy based on vocabulary, sentence correction, fill in the blanks, reading comprehension, paragraph formation questions, grammar, poem, and more.
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation - If one is good enough in basic mathematics, then they can easily ace this section. Questions will be asked from profit & loss, percentage, equations, time & distance, progressions, time & work, permutation and combination, polynomials, scatter plots, and bar charts, numbers, data sufficiency, probability, etc.
Decision Making - The only way to score well in this is by solving more and more previous year XAT question papers. Questions will be coming from analytical reasoning, arithmetic, clarity on basic concepts, situational decision making, quick thinking, etc.
General Knowledge - While preparing for this section, focus should be rendered on the following subjects- currency, history, geography, invention, and authors, the national capital, important dates, culture, science and business, personalities, current affairs, films, etc. Apart from that read from general knowledge books, magazines and journals will help.
How to Prepare for XAT 2022 in 6 Months- Recommended Books
While preparing for any entrance test, having quality study material is a must thing. Here is the list of books for XAT which is recommended by the topper and experts.
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Key points to remember while preparing for XAT 2022
As they say, big opportunities come with bigger problems, so as to the XAT examination. Since the examination is a national-level exam with one of the highest occupancies by the students appearing, there are various obstacles students go through while preparing for the examination. Some of them are mentioned below and also how one can cop up with them to good marks.
Time Management is one of the most important aspects that one should not be forgotten while preparing for any exam.
One needs to plan according to the marks allotted to a section. Firstly, make sure how many marks does a section carries, and then plan accordingly. Remember, you need to maintain quality with an eye on quantity.
Make sure your decision-making section is your strength. In the past year’s collective data, it has been noticed that the decision-making section is the weak spot for many of the students. So, make sure you make a habit of go through it.
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Questions related to XAT
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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