How to start XAT 2022 Preparation?
How to start XAT 2022 Preparation: XLRI is one of the most prestigious institutions in which candidates aspire to take admission. But how to start preparing for XAT 2022? Well, here are some brain-boosting tips that can help you in your preparation. Xavier Aptitude Test commonly known as XAT is a national level entrance examination conducted by XLRI every year. If you prepare for CAT, then XAT is no longer an odd bird to you except for the yes Decision-making section.
Candidates who clear the cutoff can get admission to renowned colleges like XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, XIMB, TAPMI, XIME, BIMTECH, and other top B-schools. In order to ace XAT with a good percentile, you should have a planned approach, and accuracy must be your on-the-go factor including time management and speed. It is to be highlighted that the duration of this exam is less as compared to others. XAT preparation must be given due focus from the start. So before knowing “How to start XAT 2022 preparation”, it is essential to know the exam pattern and sectional composition of XAT 2022.
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XAT 2022 Dates
Notification update of XAT 2022
July 29, 2021
XAT 2022 form date
August 10, 2021
XAT 2022 registration last date
November 30, 2021
XAT 2022 admit card date
December 20, 2021
XAT 2022 Exam Date
January 2, 2022
Response sheet of XAT 2022
First week of January 2022
Release of XAT 2022 answer key
Second week of January 2022
Last date to file an objection against the XAT answer key
Second week of January 2022
XAT 2022 result date
Third week of January, 2022
XAT Cutoff 2022
Last week of January, 2022
How to start XAT Preparation?- Get familiar with the XAT Exam pattern
XAT 2022 is conducted for those aspirants who want to take admission in MBA/ PGDM programs offered at XLRI institutions. Here you can scan over to know about the exam pattern of XAT such as the medium of the exam, the no. of questions, marking scheme, topics, and duration of the exam.
XAT 2022 - Exam Pattern
Conducting body for XAT
Mode of the exam
Type of questions
Number of questions
99-100 (vary every year)
Number of Sections
XAT 2022 - Sectional Composition
Number of questions
Part I ( 165 minutes) - No sectional timing
Verbal and Logical Ability
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
Part II (15 minutes) - No negative marking
How to start XAT 2022 Preparation?
The exam pattern of XAT has gone through some changes over the past years. This exam is considered to be a difficult level category exam. The XAT cutoff marks vary from year to year. Last year the sectional and overall cut off in the general category for female candidates in both the XLRI - HRM program and the XLRI - BM program were marginally lower.
In view of the past XAT toppers, XAT preparation requires a well-planned approach to time management. Here are some of the key features of the exam that you need to keep in mind before preparation:
Before you start your preparation, note down the latest syllabus of XAT 2022
Put together the list of best books for XAT preparation.
You need a game plan in order to excel in any field. Similarly here you need to have a XAT preparation timetable.
Download and solve previous year XAT sample papers and mock tests.
How to start preparing for XAT Verbal and Logical Ability Section?
The Verbal Ability/Verbal Reasoning and Logical Ability questions are a fair mix of grammar, vocabulary, and reasoning-based questions (Critical Reasoning and Jumbled Paragraphs). Critical Reasoning & Reading Comprehension areas have historically dominated this section.
Having a good hold of grammar basics is your asset here. Some top-notch strategies are:
Keep a fine balance between quick reading and your comprehension skills.
Practice at least 4 RC’s in a day. Start with short RC’s so that you do not get bored in the initial phase of your preparation. Try to read a single line of one passage in one go. This will require practice if you start solving different formats of RC’s a lot.
Get to know all the tones of passages as the author’s tone is the most commonly asked question in the exams. The tones can be acerbic, humorous, sarcastic, incendiary, dogmatic, ironical, nostalgic, etc.
Build your vocabulary and grammar by subscribing to daily alerts of one word of vocabulary online. Learn its synonyms and antonyms. In this way, you get to know all the usages of the word.
Learn prefixes and suffixes meaning methods, they will help you a lot in answering various vocabulary-based questions.
XAT 2022 Preparation Tips for Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
Time management is so critical in the exam, so you need to solve the easiest questions first. Here are some of the preparation tips you can refer to for this section.
Remember there is no on-time screen calculator in XAT like in CAT. So if the calculation is intensive you can only master the section if you have practiced a lot on your calculation.
The questions are usually asked from Arithmetic, algebra, permutation and combinations, number system, probability, functions, time and work, data interpretations, and geometry.
Expertise requires a lot of time and practice. Improving your calculation skills and approximation skills is very crucial for this section.
Practice line graphs, pie charts, tabular graphs, and bar graphs.
Learn the concept of successive percentages and also the fraction values up to 30 as these concepts are used in most of the questions.
Do mental calculations while practicing questions and also learn the shortcut tricks.
The sets of DI can be of medium to difficulty level and calculation intensive. So in your daily routine solve as many DI sets as you can.
How to start XAT Preparation for Decision Making section?
Candidates need to focus on their aptitude and management skills as this section can be quite tricky. Here you will face the questions based on different scenarios. The questions are basically for authorities to comprehend your judging capability. The various types of questions probed in these areas include financial issues involving the revenues of a company, ethical dilemmas, employee management issues, and general management scenarios.
As far as what decisions you should make, try to be selective in the questions regarding giving unbiased answers. Do not let your emotions form your own biases and then you cloud your judgment based on it.
How to start XAT 2022 Preparation for General Awareness?
More emphasis here will be on economic and business awareness news. So read on daily basis newspapers like - The Financial Express, The Statesman, etc.
Read the newspaper daily so that you get updated on national and global current affairs.
In the static GK section, focus on awards, books & authors, and geography. Start brushing up your GK at an early phase.
XAT 2022 Preparation with Mock Tests
Mock tests must form an essential part of your preparation. Toppers suggest that you attempt at least two to three mock tests in a day. You must also do the analysis of the mock tests so that you can gauge your strengths and weaknesses. This will help in improving your speed in addition to accuracy when you solve the questions on the exam day and thus will make you more adept.
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Last but not the least, the most important aspect for you to crack XAT 2022 is to master the art of overall time management. Here are some key tips that can help you in managing your time:
Start practicing mental calculations rather than using pen and paper-based methods.
Practice mock tests and sample papers as much as you can as these will help you in identifying your weak areas and help you in not wasting much time on them.
Mark faster but with accuracy. This can only be achieved by daily practice from the initial phase period and not just before the one month of commencement of the exam.
Do not get stuck on a question you cannot solve. Leave the confusing puzzles in reasoning and move on to the next question.
From the time you start preparing for the exam day, practice in a way that you have set a particular time for each section. Remember there is no sectional timing. So don't get overwhelmed by your favorite section and end up wasting too much time in it.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to start XAT 2022 Preparation?
Question: What are the sections from which questions will be asked in XAT?
The questions will be asked from sections namely-
- Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
- Verbal and Logical Ability
- Decision Making
Question: What is the duration of XAT 2022?
The duration of XAT exam is three hours.
Question: Is XAT tougher than CAT?
If you are well prepared for CAT, then you easily clear XAT too. However students term it difficult due to the additional Decision Making section.
Question: How many questions will be there in XAT 2022?
The questions in XAT 2022 may vary anywhere between 99 to 100.
Question: What is the advantage of solving XAT 2022 mock test?
Mock tests help in improving your speed in addition to accuracy when you solve the questions on the exam day and thus will make you more adept.
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Questions related to XAT
My XAT score is 62 percentile and I am Odisha domicile , will I get a chance in XIMB ? 10th - 91.2 % 12th- 87.2 % graduation Btech 74%
Hello Aspirant ,
No with only 62 percentile in XAT entrance exam you will not be able to get XIMB for any course even if you have a good enough past academic records. The cutoff for XIM usually ends around 90 percentile .You will not get any college which accepts XAT with only 62 percentile but you can try other entrance exams like CAT ,GMAT etc.
For more details about XIMB visit :
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.
I am scoring 23.95 in XAT what are my chances in XIMB and IMT GZB, Non Engg Male
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) who was established in 1987 by the Government of Odisha . XIMB is a part of the Global Jesuit Higher Education Network. XIMB collaborates with the Government and International agencies for these projects. The institute was ranked 31st in the NIRF ranking 2020 in the management category. XIMB offers courses in postgraduate and doctoral levels of various fields.
To get admission in XIMB you require 90+ percentile. With above 90% you will be call for the GP/PI round.
Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad was established in 1980 under the aegis of Lajpat Rai Educational Society (LES). IMT Ghaziabad is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) . The campus is spread over 14 acres of land. In NIRF Ranking 2021, the college has secured the 38th rank in the management category. The college is an autonomous, not-for-profit institute offering various postgraduate and doctoral programs.
For IMT GZB your XAT percentile should be 90percentile or higher for the call of the GP/PI round. This year, people with exceptional profiles can expect calls at lower percentiles such as 85%tile too.
No chance of getting both colleges in 23.95percentile in XAT ,But with your percentile you can check Best colleges for you through XAT pathfinder tool in Careers360:
For more details on XIMB & IMT GZB you can check Careers360:
GOOD LUCK & STAY MOTIVATED!
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my score in XAT is 16, what would be my percentile
With your XAT 2021 score your expected percentile would be approximately between 80-85
Based on the previous year analysis... according to your XAT 2021 percentile and category.. you can predict the colleges in which you would have possibility of getting a seat using the XAT 2021 college predictor tool provided below
Hope this information will help you