How to prepare for XAT 2021 while working?
How to prepare for XAT 2021 while working? - XAT ideally known as Xavier Aptitude Test is an entrance examination that comes under the topmost aptitude examination when it comes to MBA courses. XAT is conducted by XLRI (Xavier School of Management). Another reason for the popularity of the XAT exam is that its recognition as a university-level examination that is across the country for aspirants seeking admission in management studies. Under quantitative terms, more than half a lakh aspirants appear for the examination every year to get admission in more than 150 B-school/ college across the nation. The examination gets its recognition to some best B-schools in India such as:
Not only have that, but XAT examination is also acknowledged as the most transparent examination from a student perspective because of its complete exam conducting process. After the completion of the examination, the official answer key is released followed by official results. Candidates can get their marks recounted in case they are unsure about their released results.
XAT 2021 Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme
The XAT 2021 entrance test will be conducted through online mode. The total time duration will be 3 hours. Questions will be asked are objective type (MCQs) and each question will carry 1 mark. There is a negative marking scheme applicable, which means 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
Exam Pattern of XAT 2021
Number of Questions
3 Hours (180 Minutes)
Verbal and Logical Ability
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
Preparation Tips for XAT 2021
Though the XAT examination is famous for its transparency, toughness level is as much as therein. XAT examination is considered to be one of the toughest MBA examinations by far. When examined, it was found that the addition of General Knowledge and unique exam pattern make the exam tough ultimately a reason to low scoring of the XAT exam. The level of verbal ability question asked is also slightly complex than the CAT examination and not to forget the sectional cut off, other than General knowledge questions. In short, exam preparation needs to be as good as can be. So, all the aspirants who are willing to prepare for XAT exam must keep in mind that a balance of quality and accuracy is the key to crack the examination. Below we have mentioned some basic tips which aspirants need to keep an eye on.
Make a section-wise preparation strategy
Start preparing section wise. This is the first and foremost step to the preparation in the XAT examination. Section-wise preparation will make aspirants understand better about your strengths and weakness.
Know the XAT exam pattern and syllabus
Quickly go through the complete exam pattern and syllabus, candidates need to make sure they are not skipping anything that carries great weightage in examination. To be prepared is better than curing afterward. Mark influential topics to revise at regular intervals.
Practice and revision is must
Aspirants must keep in mind that the only rule that gives you the correct vision to crack the exam is “Practice, Revise and Repeat”. One needs to practice what you are studying. Revise it regularly and then repeat the process. Candidates must follow this step even for other examinations also Since MBA examination have slightly similarity between them.
Make use of mock test and online study material
Practice online mock tests. Aspirants must not forget to complete mock tests and online test series to qualify the XAT examination. It is practically proven that aspirants who practice mock tests and online test series are more capable of getting better marks than the students who don’t practice.
Stay Fit and Do Yoga
While preparing for any exam, take very good care of your health. A healthy mind and body will help one to concentrate better on their studies. Do meditation and Yoga to increase your concentration ability. Make a diet plan and take fresh veggies and fruits and totally avoid unhealthy or junk food. Take proper sleep of minimum of eight hours a day. While studying for long, take a regular break, it will refresh your mind.
Preparation of XAT 2021 While Working
Those who are starting their preparation for XAT 2021 and are working somewhere must keep in mind that they will be having less time to study comparative to those who are just studying. So, if they want to crack the examination they must start preparing as early as possible. One can take out hardly 3 hours to study during a weekday and near about 8 hours on weekends. In conclusion, there is enough time to qualify the exam for students who are working, If they start their preparation and follow the tips mentioned below.
Make a time schedule of how much time students can take out in a day, a week or a month. Then accordingly bifurcate it according to the section-wise preparation.
Utilize as much time to study and make the concept clear. Not to forget making notes and short summaries would help in a future revision.
Two hours a day for preparation of all subjects and daily preparation of the General knowledge section is advised to aspirants who are working. Such as newspapers, periodicals, etc.
Improve your speed of reading to ensure that the decision-making section would take less time in the examination. For the language section, the command over vocabulary is necessary.
The final and foremost step is to practice as much mock test and online test students can attempt to increase accuracy and time limit.
XAT 2021 Recommended Books for Verbal & Logical Ability
Book and Author Name
Verbal and Logical Ability
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
XAT General Knowledge
Questions related to XAT
can we get admission through cmat xat and mat in pgdm in pr and event management?
In India there are various colleges which offer this course some are given below
National Institute of Event Management
Amity Institute of Event Management
King's institute tourism and hotel management institute
University of Technology and Management
Institute of Integrated Marketing Communication and Management
National Academy of Event Management and Development
So this are the colleges which accept CAT/MAT/XAT
Hope this helps
IF I HAVENT GIVEN ANY EXAM LIKE CAT,MAT,XAT E.T.C THEN , HAVE I ANY CHANCE TO GET A SEAT IN MBA
You can give the May MAT 2020 Entrance exam. Many colleges do accept May MAT Score. You can look for the IILM Lodhi road as one of your options. IILM Lodhi road is the oldest campus located in central Delhi. The alumni base is phenomenal which is a strong strength. The alumni of IILM are placed in a very senior position in the corporates that gives an advantage to the institute both in terms of placement, industry connections and engagement. Senior alumni conducting placement workshops, delivering guest lectures and guiding summer projects could be very useful to students with work experience and industry mentors. There are a lot of foreign partner institutes and semester exchange students from around the world make classes diverse and interesting. Faculty members have got both industry and international exposure which makes classes more interesting and relevant. With a huge alumni base of 12000+ with most of them at senior positions. The faculty-student ratio is the best here, a lot of one-on-one mentoring is provided to develop student personalities, CVs and also prepare them for the selection processes. We have some of the good companies on campus for SIP & placements like Amazon, RB, ICICI, Oppo, HDFC, Loreal, Khimji Ramdas, Modelez, Deloitte etc.
what is the success rate of CAT/XAT?
CAT and XAT exams are conducted every year for admission to MBA courses in IIMs and other top Bussiness schools of the country.
Every year around 2-3 lakh students apply for this exam for admission to premiere institutions of the country.
Sucess rate means the number of students passing the exam per 100 students who appear for it.
For CAT the success rate is around 2% i.e around 2 out of every 100 students who appear clear this examination.
However its better to focus on preparation.
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Should I stop preparation for entrance exam and focused on remain 10+2 board exam as I heard that due to corona virus covid 19 universities can be cancelled the exam and noticed that the admission will based on 10+2 marks?
Let me assure you one thing that there is absolutely no chance of admission in engineering colleges based on class 12th board examination.JEE mains is postponed not canceled and even if gets cancelled there is no way that admission will take place based on 12th marks.So, just forget about these thing and focus on preparations because sooner or later all the exams will take place once the Covid-19 situation gets under control.
sir presently I am pursuing English Graduation from IGNOU as a final year student and my final exam will be held on June 2021.. Am I eligible to fill forms of cat xAt?
You can fill the exam form of the CAT 2020 if you are in your final year in the year 2020. As you are to be graduated in 2021, that means that you will be in the final year, 5th semester during the CAT 2020 exam form and therefore you are eligible for the exam.