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XAT Essay Writing Topics 2025: Tips and Strategy

XAT Essay Writing Topics 2025: Tips and Strategy

Edited By Himanshu Shekhar | Updated on Jun 18, 2024 10:28 AM IST | #XAT

XAT 2025 Exam Essay Writing Tips and Strategy - XAT exam is conducted every year by the Xavier School of Management (Formerly Known as XLRI). Essay Writing forms an integral part of the Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT). The XAT essay writing section often troubles the XAT aspirants, mostly about the XAT essay topics and how to give their best shot within the allotted 20-25 minutes duration.

XLRI removed the essay section from XAT 2021 exam. However, authorities have brought the XAT essay writing format again from XAT 2022. This year, the XAT 2025 will be be held on January 5, 2025, in CBT mode. This article of Careers360 shares the strategies for preparing XAT essay writing structure, XAT essay topics 2025 and on how to complete the XAT Exam Essay Writing 2025 within the allotted time frame.

XAT Essay Topics 2025

Candidates must pay special attention to the XAT exam essay writing 2025 section of the exam. If practiced well for the XAT essay writing they can easily score good marks in this area. Given below are the important XAT Essay Topics 2025 based on the latest trends which one must prepare thoroughly.

  • GST is no magic band to push faster economic growth
  • G-20 Presidency by India: How it is helpful for the country’s Growth?
  • Covid Pandemic derailed Economic growth.
  • Home buyers remain homeless, and no teeth are given to RERA.
  • Unity in Diversity is more relevant now in India.
  • National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is a good step
  • Will Bad Banks Improve the Economy?
  • Building Central Vista will improve India’s Global image.
  • Democracy will lose meaning without social activism.
  • Blues of Demonetization still haunt economic growth.
  • Unless Agriculture is practised as a business, it will not improve the face of Rural India.
  • Making business lobbying legal can reduce corruption.
  • The sensitivity of Sensex has nothing to do with economic growth.
  • Political interests and the Uniform civil code cannot go hand in hand.
  • Society bears the brunt of terrorism, which has no religion.
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XAT Essay Writing Topics - Previous Years

The following table gives you the XAT essay topics over the past few years. These are important XAT essay topics 2025 that have good chances of being asked this year as well.


Essay Topic

  • Risk Taking is Essential or Not;
  • Rapid Decarbonization in Context to India
  • People with half Logical skill are smart workers as the don’t doubt themselves
Capitalism and democracy cannot co-exist.
XLRI removed the essay section for XAT 2021
2020XLRI has removed the Essay Writing section from XAT 2021 exam.
2019As per the official XAT 2019 notification released by XRLI Jamshedpur, there will be NO essay in XAT 2020.
2018Ethical Practices and Sustainability: Do they co-exist?


Globalization and Jingoism always coexist


Technology and Nature are natural enemies


Listening is a dying art. We hardly listen to understand, we only listen to refute a reply.


The most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or touched with hands; they can only be felt with the heart.


Corruption is the root cause of the economic slowdown in India.


  • Statement I - Poverty is the major problem that is plaguing India. Because of the magnitude and complexity of this problem, government policies are not successful.
  • Statement II - Poverty is a consequence of government policies. Instead of trying to address the problem, the government should concentrate on the root causes of the problem.

Support one of the statements. Justify it with examples.


The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals would not load himself with the most unnecessary attention but assume an authority which could safely be trusted to no council or senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous in hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.


Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need but not every man’s greed


The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of riches; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries


Gender Bias: Cause of Third World War


Economic growth without environmental damage – mirage or reality


India has the largest pool of talented manpower, but very few innovations and patented products.


More than one billion Indians: A gigantic problem or a sea of opportunities.

XAT Exam Essay Writing Tips and Strategy

Now we shall share with you the strategies to improve your essay writing skills.

Gautam Puri, Vice Chairman, Career Launcher shares, “The evaluators not only look for language skills, but also for the thought process involved, the spectrum of ideas, and your knowledge pertaining to the topic at hand. Having a fair knowledge of contemporary topics will give you an edge. So reading newspapers, especially the editorial columns, is highly advised.”

Here we present to you 6 strategies for acing the essay writing section of XAT.

Analyze the topic and decide the way you want to drive it

After getting the topic, decide the direction in which you want to drive your essay into. Since mostly the topics are abstract in nature, you can contextualize them to politics, social issues, or currently happening. Once you decide on the context, your job will get much easier. “Try to think of possible topics with the current trending news and have your opinions on it.

Whilst reading the newspaper, think about your opinion on particular news. Also, think about the points in favor and opposition of that news,” mentions Ravi Prinshu, XAT 2021 topper with 99.85 percentile and XLRI Jamshedpur student.

Assemble the points before starting

The next step is to gather the points. Jot down the points in the proper order that you want to present in your essay. Support your points with the help of facts and figures, examples, etc. The more you can substantiate your points, the better it will be for the evaluation process. “I strongly advise candidates to brush up their vocabulary and practice structured essay writing. It will certainly help in getting your thoughts together and putting them into a structure while writing the essay.,” said Farzan Shaikh, another XAT 2021 topper with a 99.94 percentile.

Write a draft before starting the essay

Prepare the structure and draft essay before starting the actual essay. Do not take more than five minutes for it. Divide your points to be included in the introduction, body, and conclusion. If you prepare the draft, it would be much more convenient for you to pen down the actual essay. You can do the necessary editing and improve the language of the essay.

Structure your essay properly

Make sure that your essay consists of three parts, introduction, body, and conclusion. The essay should be around 200 to 300 words. You can separate the three parts into paragraphs. You can also add specific facts and figures through bullet points. Rishabh Bajpayi, XAT 2021 99.85 percentile shares, "I had decided to structure my essay properly, so I began with an introduction, moved on to the body, tried to illustrate with examples if possible, made my inferences, and reached a conclusion. I found having a basic structure in place helped me write essays faster and they seemed to have a nicer flow."

Keep time in check

The duration of the XAT essay is 25 minutes. Keep track of your time so that you do not exceed the time limit. Since Essay Writing would be the last question of the 3-hour XAT paper, save your energy and time till the last 25 minutes. Do not spend over 5 minutes drafting the essay and before submitting, revise the final copy.

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Here is the list of colleges you can get with 68%ile

JIMS Rohini Delhi
IMT Hyderabad
SOIL Institute of Management
Jaipuria Institute of Management Jaipur
Jaypee Business School
Dayananda Sagar Business School Bangalore
NSB Academy Bangalore
NDIM New Delhi

Hello Aspirant

Congratulations on your score, There are many good B schools at 80-85%ile in CAT and XAT
1)Great Lakes, Chennai
3) Goa Institute of Management
Do your research about these colleges as to what is their average package, the roles offered.

Colleges like NIBM specialize in Finance, and IRMA has a lot of sales marketing Roles. So ultimately the choice is yours which specialization you want to pursue.

Hello Aspirant,
Hope you are well

The  XAT cut-offs for IMT Nagpur and Welingkar Institute for their MBA program is between 70-80 percentile. So you have a good chance of getting a call from both institutes. However, the chances of conversion depend on your 10th, 12th, graduation marks.

Hey aspirant,

XLRI Jamshedpur will tentatively conduct the Xavier Aptitute Test (XAT) 2025 in the first of January 2025. It is expected that XAT 2025 registration will begin in the second week of July 2024.

For detailed information like eligibility criteria, application procees, syllabus, etc at :

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