XAT 2016: Strategy for Paper 2
Incomplete preparation is the worst situation to face before an exam. If you are prepared only for one section and not for the other, you can never secure full marks or clear the cutoff. This statement stands correct for all national level management entrance tests. The Xavier Aptitude Test- XAT is divided into two sections- Paper 1 and Paper 2. As a test taker if you think preparing for Paper 1 will make you secure a high percentile, you may require to change your thoughts.
XAT will have a sectional cutoff, meaning you must at least secure minimum marks in each paper to get shortlisted. And this will happen only if you are well prepared for both the XAT Papers. After the feature article on Paper 1 Strategy for XAT, Careers360 presents ‘XAT 2016 Strategy for Paper 2’, to support you in having a complete preparation for XAT 2016.
As per the new XAT 2016 Exam Pattern, the time allotted to answer this paper is now 35 minutes, compared to last year’s 30 minutes. The number of questions in this section has been reduced to 25 from 30, making this section a bit easier for the students to attempt. This paper will judge students’ knowledge on current issues, facts, and coherence of thoughts. Let’s start with topic wise strategy for General Knowledge and Essay Writing.
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XAT 2016- Strategy to crack GK
GK was introduced in XAT in the year 2013, with most of the questions from static GK compared to current affairs. Over the years, greater emphasis has been laid on economics and business related questions in XAT. It is important for aspirants to prepare for this section by reading newspapers, keeping a tab on current affairs, and solving questions from past years’ papers.
XAT Topper Tarun on preparing for GK says, “You must read a lot, mark new words and learn their meanings. Also, solve this section via mock-tests”. Another topper, Ancy Varghese shares, “General Awareness was an area which required much attention in my case. So I made sure I was updated with the recent happenings around the globe through newspapers, blogs, and discussions with the peers”.
It is important for the candidates to treat newspapers and GK books as their friends. With hardly a month left to solve various mock tests available online.
XAT 2016- Strategy to ace Essay Writing
This section might be a stress for a few candidates, as it requires a stronger mental element to complete and succeed. The topics in this section are based on either a common phrase or an idiom with a philosophical hint implied within. The XAT examiners look for language proficiency, coherence of thoughts, mental level and writing structure. To ace this section you need to develop your mind with facts, events or quotations and presenting them in a crisp writing style.
Nishtha, XAT Topper, suggests on preparing for the essay writing section. She says. “A lot of reading is essential in order to write brief and effective essays for the Essay writing section, I used to read newspaper daily to stay in touch with the world. However, just reading doesn't help. I also used to write one essay per day. It helped me get in the flow of writing”.
Being specific and avoiding clichÃ©d or generic statements is a must to score well in this section. For essays, since the nature of topics might be difficult to predict, read newspapers daily, especially the editorial section. “To summarize, the strategy must be practice, find problem areas, implement, practice again, crack the paper”, explains Maulik Gandhi, XLRI XAT topper.
XAT 2016 Fast Facts:
XAT has been announced with major changes in terms of its pattern, total questions, duration and marking scheme. The Paper 1 of XAT will now have 78 questions to be attempted in 170 minutes. This paper will have sections like- Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability, and Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning)Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability, and Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning having 26, 23 and 29 questions.
Paper 2 will have general knowledge and essay writing. This will have 25 questions to be completed in 35 minutes. It is likely that XAT 2016 will be easy to attempt. There have also been a few changes in the marking scheme. After 13 un-attempted questions, there will be a negative marking of 0.05 marks from the 14th question onwards. There will also be negative marking of 0.25 marks for any wrong answer.
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, is one of the biggest national level MBA entrance exam aspired by the majority of the MBA aspirants. Last year the exam was taken by over 90,000 candidates. XAT 2016 scores will be accepted by XLRI Jamshedpur, Xavier Associate Management Institutes and other 141 B-schools across India for admission. XAT 2016 will be conducted on Sunday, January 3, 2016.
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Questions related to XAT
while filling the XAT form for registration do we need to upload the best of 5 marks in 12th or we have to provide with the marks of all the 6 subjects?
While filling the form, I guess there will be a box in that you have to fill out of what score you get this score for example 50 out of 100 so, if you are providing the 6 subject marks so just mention out of 100 you got that if there is no box related to the max. marks (out of ) so you should just provide best 5 marks.
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I am class 12 (pcm) student My aim is to get into the top B schools ,And I am from non english(my english is not much good ) background what should I do for exams cat, cmat, xat and more, which branch should I take for backup ?
First of all you have said that your English is not strong enough but let me tell you it's perfectly fine. To get admission in any top B school, you need to qualify the entrance examinations and before that you might opt for BBA degree, you can also pursue any subjects in your bachelor degree.
You can visit this page for detailed information about BBA degree BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
I hope this will help you.
Whats official information about CAT 2020, NMAT 2020, SNAP 2020, CMAT 2021 and XAT 2021 ? When will they happen and what are the changes they are bringing this year ? #MBA
MBA is a two year postgraduate program offered by many management institutes in India. The admission to these colleges are made on the basis of different entrance exams. Following is a tentative date for conduct of various MBA entrance exam for your reference:
- Common Admission Test (CAT)- November 29, 2020
- Maharashtra MBA Common Entrance Test- March 2021
- Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)- January 2021
- Xavier Aptitude Test- January 2021
- Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test -December 13, 2020
- NMAT by Graduate Management Admission Council - Oct 4 to Dec 17, 2020
- TISS-NET- January 10, 2021
- MICAT - December 5, 2020 to January 23, 2021
- IRMASAT - February 2021
Hope this helps.. Good luck
Now I am pursuing BBA final year did I eligible for XAT mock test
Yes , you are eligible to give mock test of XAT anytime.
Sir mere 10 ar 12 me to percentage achee hai par graduation me mere below 50 percent hai mai xat exam de sakte hu agar dogii to mujhe achee college me admission milega plzz batiye
You can check the below link for the eligibility criteria for the admission.