XAT 2017 - Student Reactions on exam day
Richa Kapoor, 08 Jan 2017, #XAT
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The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is taking place across different exam centres in India and at two international centres in Dubai and Kathmandu on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Some of the candidates are taking XAT for the first time whilst some are repeat takers. There was mixed reactions of students about their preparation just ahead of the exam. After the test, they will have a different experience to share regarding the XAT 2017 difficulty level, question types and topics which have been asked in the paper along with their estimated score.


Careers360 brings to you the pre and post exam student reactions of XAT 2017 from the test centres. Around 90,000 candidates are appearing for the national level test conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur for 156 B-schools across India.


At a particular XAT 2017 test centre in Delhi, there were approximately 650 candidates who turned up to take the exam. Students tell Careers360 about their preparation just as they were about to enter the examination hall.


XAT 2017 Student Reactions


Namrata: It’s the first time that I am writing XAT. I hope I will score good marks as the paper may be easier than CAT.


Rashi: I am confident about my preparation and I aim to attempt maximum number of questions out of 72 with 100 per cent accuracy. I will ensure that I do not have to leave out any question apart from 12 as there will be negative marking for not attempting questions as well. 


Arnav: I am confident about LR and DI section, but not sure about GK questions though I have gone through static GK and current affairs of last one year.


Rachit: I took CAT 2016 and now am appearing for XAT. I have a good hold on English and Quant section, but not too sure about LR/DI section.


Anant: I forgot to get a second copy of my admit card. I am scared about it! I hope the authorities don’t penalise me for that as I have really prepared hard for the test and don’t want such situations to affect  my performance.


XAT 2017 Students Reactions- Post Exam


Rajat -It was very good. It was a moderate paper. Essay topic was “Globalisation and jingoism co-exist.” GK you can do very quickly. If you know the answer then you can quickly mark it and for essay I did not know much about the topics and it went above my head. So I did not think of spending too much time on it. The questions were tricky. I do not have any expectations. I was able to complete the paper 


Dhruv - I had given the exam in the past and I think it was better than the last time. It was a decently set paper, sections were easily balanced. There were no wrong questions. Not much impact on losing onto time since I had a strategy in mind about how to go about the number of unattempted questions. I gave IIFT, CAT and all possible exam. IIFT was difficult, CAT again was unpredictable. My essay topic was “Globalisation and jingoism co-exist.” I was able to relate to the topic so I gave my perspective. 



Aisha- Paper was better, changes in number of questions did not impact time management, essay topic was a bit difficult.   





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