XAT 2014 Syllabus
Sreetama Datta, 06 Aug 2014, #XAT
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XAT 2014 Syllabus: XAT 2014 syllabus is a vast component of mathematics, English, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Essay Writing. The XAT 2014 exam will include the sections of Verbal & Logical Reasoning, Decision Making and Quantitative & Data Interpretation. The Part 2 of the XAT 2014 exam will include Essay Writing and General Awareness section.

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Though XLRI Jamshedpur, the B-School which conducts the XAT exam, has not prescribed any particular XAT 2014 syllabus, but on the basis of the past years’ analysis and trends, we are providing you the common topics.

XAT 2014 Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning Syllabus

This section had 30 questions last year. It included 3 Reading Comprehension passages, the topics of which were a bit abstract. The other questions in the English Usage area were on the following:

  • Grammar – Articles, propositions etc.

  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Jumbled paragraph

The other questions were on Critical Reasoning. In this, one of the questions was on ‘inductive and deductive logic’.


XAT 2014 Decision Making Syllabus

The Decision Making section had 25 questions last year. The questions appear in the form of caselets. Analytical Reasoning questions are also common in this section. Overall, the question types can be divided into following categories:

  • Decision Making

  • Tables and Caselets

  • Probability

  • Linear Arrangements

XAT 2014 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Syllabus

This section had 36 questions last year. 24 questions were on Quantitative Ability and 12 questions were on Data Interpretation section. The topics of this section can be listed as follows:

  • Charts and diagrams

  • Tables and Caselets

  • Averages

  • Percentages

  • Interest and Growth rates

  • Time and Distance

  • Number Systems

  • Number Theory

  • Algebra

  • Surds and Indices

  • Linear Equations

  • Circles

  • Quadrilaterals and Polygons

  • Mensuration

  • Sets

  • Functions

  • Probability

  • Critical Path

XAT 2014 General Awareness Syllabus

The section of General Awareness was introduced in the XAT exam last year itself. It formed one of the two sections of the Paper 2 of XAT paper along with Essay Writing question. This section had 30 questions out of which 12 were on current affairs and 18 were on static GK. The topics of the questions which were asked last year and which you can expect in XAT 2014 are as follows:

  • Awards and winners

  • Business

  • Economy

  • Government and Politics

  • Science

  • Famous Personalities

XAT 2014 Essay Writing Syllabus

There is no particular syllabus for Essay Writing. According to previous years’ analysis and trends, the topics are generally abstract in nature. The topic is either a common phrase or an idiom with a philosophical innuendo in it. Very rare do XAT ask a direct or opinion seeking topic. However, you must be prepared for all sorts of topics. The duration for the Essay Writing question is 20 minutes. You must practice writing time bound essays.


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Dear Aspirant,

While filling the form candidates will be required to enter their program details which they would like to opt for. Aspirants can choose from the following courses:

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Candidates are short-listed for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) from among the eligible candidates who have a valid entrance exam score and have applied to the programme of LIBA. The GD-PI process will be conducted at Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai After the GD-PI round, admission offers are made by LIBA to successful candidates. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in entrance exam, performance in PI round, academics, Quality of Work Experience among others.

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