XAT 2021 Topper Deep Pandya says, Starting preparation helped me completing the course way before the pandemic
XAT 2021 Topper - Deep Pandya XAT 2021 topper and 99.2270 percentile always wanted to make something big after he failed to make it to IIT. Deep Pandya started preparing for the B-Schools entrance test in the second year of his engineering course. During the pandemic when other students were troubling to get into online coaching, Deep Pandya had already completed the course in IMS. Starting the preparation earlier helped Deep Pandya to complete his course way before the pandemic. . In an interview with Careers360, XAT 2021 topper Deep Pandya talks about his exam tactics and sectional wise preparation strategy. Read the full interview of XAT 2021 Deep Pandya to know vital tips for preparation.
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Careers360 - Congratulations Deep Pandya. Tell us something about yourself.
Deep Pandya - I completed my high school from the Aditya Birla Group School and I am currently pursuing my graduation from Vishwakarma Government Engineering College, Ahmedabad
Careers360 - Why do you choose XLRI over other B Schools?
Deep Pandya - XLRI is one of the top B-Schools in India. XLRI is known for its outstanding courses, placement and its wonderful campus environment.
Careers360 - Share with us your XAT overall score and sectional wise percentile?
Deep Pandya - My overall percentile is 99.2270 in which I secure 98.69, 95.7 and 93.6 percentile in Verbal, Quant and DM respectively.
Careers360 - Apart from XAT, do you appear in any other B school entrance test? If yes, what was your score?
Deep Pandya - Yes I appeared in CAT 2020 and scored 96.51. I was very disappointed. The problem with the CAT was the timing. In the first 10-15 minutes, I could not get into my groove which was the drawback. But in XAT, there is the flexibility of using the time according to our convenience. We can use 3 hours to think and analyse but in CAT only 40 minutes was allotted to each section.
Careers360 - When did you start your preparation for XAT? Share with us your preparation and exam strategy.
Deep Pandya - I started preparation for the B-Schools entrance test when I was in the second year of my engineering course. When the pandemic started I had already completed the syllabus and started giving mock. I gave 35 mocks for CAT and 7-8 mocks for XAT. If we are preparing for CAT, then it's more like we are preparing for XAT as well. The syllabus for both the exams is more or less the same.
Careers360 - How did you manage your time during the preparation?
Deep Pandya - I used to make sure to maintain the minimum attendance percentage for my college which is 65%. Thursday and Friday I had fewer classes for my college and here I focused more on coaching classes and preparation for the entrance test.
Careers360 - What were your strong and weak areas? How did you tackle your weak areas?
Deep Pandya - Since I am an engineering student and good in English as well, Verbal and Quant are my strong points, however, I found the Decision making section a bit challenging to me. I used to give sectional tests for the weak areas and I made sure to cross 90 percentile in the initial stage and later try to escalate my performance.
Careers360 - When did you start taking the mock tests and what was the frequency? How did you utilize it for preparation? How many times did you take mock tests?
Deep Pandya - After CAT 2020, I plan to give enough mock for the DM section as the rest of the sections are more or less similar to CAT. I gave around 8-10 mocks for DM only and 8-10 mocks for XAT in alternate days. After I gave the mocks, I analysed the paper and took a break and studied my weak areas and again I gave mocks.
Careers360 - How did you prepare for XAT - Self-study or Coaching? Is self-study sufficient enough to crack XAT?
Deep Pandya - It depends on the individuals. If you are not sure, I would recommend going to coaching classes as there are areas in English and logic which we need to be taught.
Careers360 - Your message/tip for this year’s XAT aspirants?
Deep Pandya - If you are sincerely doing CAT preparation then you are doing XAT preparation also. Don’t worry about XAT, English is a little bit tricky but in current trends, if you are scoring above 50 per cent marks in all the sections then it is more than enough to score above 99 percentile.
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XLRI ACADEMIC REQUIRED OR NOT ???? 10TH - 69% 12TH - 63% WORK EXPERIENCE - 0 GRADUATION - 97% XAT - 99.7% GD/PI - EXCELLENT
XLRI means Xavier labour research Institute which is at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand is a private management School established in the year of 1949, has excellence of Management education it was established by the Jesus society Jamshedpur Jharkhand.
For admission in XLRI and its affiliated colleges get is taken give yourself admin admission test is taken. In this qualifying examination total marks is 100 and time allotted for this exam is 180 minutes. Hindi se examination the marks scored in class 10 and 12 after graduation is taken for a matter.
Yah got 69% class 10 63% in class 12 graduation 97%, inXAT yeah got 99.7 percentile. So I Hope this marks is acceptable for XLRI final selection.
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sir xat 2021 percentile 99.73 , 10th - 10 cgpa 12th - 94.8 grad - 7
According to your percentile you can get following colleges easily -
- Great Lakes Institute of Management
- KJ Somaiya-Mumbai
You have a very good percentile, as well as your overall marks are very good, so you will not face any problem.
I hope it helps,
Best of luck
i am getting 40 -50 percentage in every semster is that good and i have got 22 percentile in xat exam can i get in a averge mba colleges
The eligibilty criteria for getting admission in MBA is that you must obtain aggregate of 50% at the end of your Degree (50% should be the total of all the semesters which you get in your final year).
And if we talk about your XAT result then 22 percentile is not a satisfactory percentile which the authorities demand through these entrance exams.
Do check the cutoff once for your satisfaction the link is here:
So I would suggest you to try for an second attempt if you truly wanted to get admitted in a good college.
Wish you good luck!
I have 86 Percentile in XAT, my CA & PI were decent, i have 71/61/74% in 10th/12/grad, fresher, and have won a national level competition. What are my chances of converting PG core in KJ Somaiya.?
You have very good percentile in XAT which is 86 According to previous year cut off of XAT of KJ somaiya institute you have good chances as previous year the cut off was 75 for all the pg courses.Apart from this other parameters will also be counted like personal interview(25%),CA(17%)achievements(8%),work experience(5%),past academic record(10%) and 35% for XAT exam so you have good chances based on your percentile,and CA and PI as these have more weightage you can visit below for more detail https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/simsr-cutoff/amp