XAT 2021 Last Minute Tips and Exam Day Guidelines
XAT 2021 Last-Minute Tips and Exam Day Guidelines - Commitment and hard work is a must if you wish to crack XAT 2021. Since XAT is considered to be the most difficult entrance exam after CAT, it requires hard work from candidates. It is ok to feel volatile, hesitant and agitated(apprehensive) when the exam day is near, but that should not overpower your preparation and breakdown your motive of getting into XLRI Jamshedpur or any other top B-Schools of India. As per the important dates, XAT 2021 will be conducted on January 3, 2021. In this article of XAT 2021 last-minute tips and exam day guidelines, Careers360 will guide you on what should be your last-minute strategies so you do not lose your marks. Along with that, some major exam day guidelines will also be provided in this article. Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT is a National level entrance exam which is conducted only once in a year by XLRI Jamshedpur.
Latest: XAT registration 2021 commenced from September 12, 2020. XAT 2021 exam will be conducted on January 3, 2021.
Major Last Minute Tips for XAT 2021
To excel in any entrance exam or to give the best shot there are always two aspects i.e. practical aspect and exam-taking methodology. Hereby by we will discuss the practical XAT 2021 last-minute tips and exam day guidelines first, post which we will move onto how candidates should prepare for XAT 2021.
Practical XAT 2021 Last-Minute Tips
Do not forget to carry Admit Card
In all entrance exams, it is mandatory for candidates to carry a hard copy of their admit cards. In the XAT entrance test also, XLRI Jamshedpur will ask candidates to carry at least two hard copies of the XAT 2021 admit card. Before reaching the exam centre of XAT 2021, it will be mandatory for candidates to have their admit cards. No candidate will be allowed to get inside the exam centre if he/she does not possess the hard copy of their XAT 2021 admit card.
Documents to carry
Apart from a hard copy of XAT admit card 2021, candidates will be required to carry certain other documents for verification purpose as well. some of the documents which candidates should carry to the exam centre of XAT 2021 are as follows -
Recent passport size photograph
Original Identity card like PAN, Aadhaar, Voter ID, Passport, Driving License
As per the exam pattern of XAT 2021, the exam will be conducted in computer-based mode. Hence, candidates are not required to carry anything. A rough sheet will be provided along with a pen if required by candidates
Check the Location of Exam Centre Beforehand
Once candidates download their admit card of XAT 2021, the exam centre allotted to them will be mentioned there. As one of the practical advice on XAT 2021 Last-Minute Tips and Exam Day Guidelines, candidates are requested to visit the exam centre a few days before the exam to avoid the hindrances on exam day
XAT 2021 Exam Day Guidelines
Be on Reporting Time - It is advisable to candidates to be at the exam centre of XAT 2021 at least one hour before the exam time. The reporting time is also mentioned on the admit card and candidates are required to adhere to the time. No candidate will be allowed to go inside if they are late than the reporting time
Say Bye to Electronic Gadgets For Few Hours In order to ensure fulfilment of security requirements and avoid any kind of hassle, candidate are advised to not bring any kind of electronic gadgets like mobile phones, digital watches, calculators, etc., Candidates who during checking are found with any such gadgets will not be allowed to continue with their exams and will be debarred
Double Check Answers - As per the XAT 2021 exam pattern, there will be negative marking in the question paper. Hence, after answering candidates should ensure that they have revisited and re-checked their answers to avoid negative marking in wrong answers. If you are unsure, then do not attempt the question at all.
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Instructions for XAT 2021
Five options per question will be visible to candidates
One question at a time will be there on the screen. Candidates will be able to switch between questions using next and previous question tab
On the top-right corner of the screen, a timer will be visible. XAT 2021 question paper will disappear once the timer gets to Zero
If candidates are unsatisfied with marked answers, they can choose to unmark the same by clicking the 'Erase' button given at the bottom
There will be no sectional timing, hence, questions can be answered in any time frame
Option to bookmark a question is also available in case the candidate wishes to review it. This can be done by clicking on the 'Tag' button
Status of Questions in XAT 2021:
Unanswered & Marked for review
Answered & Marked for review
In case the candidate completes the paper within the stipulated time period, he/she can end the test by clicking the 'Preview Submit' button. Note that candidates will not be allowed to leave the exam hall before three hours i.e. the time duration of XAT 2021 is complete
Even if the candidates do not click on the 'Preview Submit' button, the result will be saved automatically
XAT 2021: Exam Strategy
Keeping in view the previous year’s question paper, there are no fixed no. of questions which the candidates need to answer. Given below is a list of questions from each section along with a marking scheme which can be checked by candidates.
Sectional XAT Exam Pattern 2021:
Allotment of Marks
Total Time Allotted
Three hours i.e. 180 Minutes
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
Verbal and Logical Ability
Highlights of the Marking Scheme of XAT 2021:
For each correct answer, one mark will be awarded
For each incorrect answer, 0.25 mark will be deducted
A Total of 0.10 mark will be deducted for every eight unattempted questions
For the General Knowledge section, there will be no negative marking
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Section-wise XAT 2021 Last-Minute Tips and Exam Day Guidelines
For Verbal and Logical Ability
Topics like Critical Reasoning, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles, Sentence Completion (multiple blanks), Reading Comprehension etc., will form major questions in this section
The length of Reading Comprehensions and other passages in this section will not be very long but the English used will be difficult to read. Hence, candidates are advised to focus on strengthening their vocabulary for this section
To save time, it is advisable to attempt the questions related to Sentence Completion, Para Jumbles, Cloze test, Vocabulary etc., and then move onto the difficult and time-consuming questions related to Reasoning, RC and Correction. In XAT 2021, candidates can expect an equal number of inferential as well as specific detail based questions
For General Knowledge
There will be no negative marking in this section, hence candidates tend to waste their time in General Knowledge
It is suggested that candidates should answer only those questions which they can answer quickly and accurately
For Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
In XAT 2021 this section will possibly justify your preparation & hard work. Questions from Arithmetic, Number System, Geometry, Algebra, Base System, Mathematical Reasoning will be the mainstay in this section
For practice, use your CAT preparation material but don't go beyond the Advanced Level problems. DI sets are usually simple and do not create any problems in terms of reaching the solution
If QADI is strong then you should target almost all questions. Average candidates should target not more than 15-20 questions. The SQC techniques, as well as the three-round approach, will work here
For Decision Making
This section includes Behavioral and Mathematical decision making questions. In behavioural questions, the situation is described and the protagonist in the passage needs to make a decision and solve his/her dilemma. Candidates are required to suggest the right course of action and mark the correct answer
Eliminate the choices based on the parameters of legality, fairness and the desired end result
All the best!
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Questions related to XAT
xat score accepting clg, and there average pacement
Hi! To answer the first part, the list of all colleges accepting the XAT score is given in the following link-
Now, there are various colleges which you can go for using the XAT scores. Taking example of Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, the average placements in 2020 was around Rs. 15.42 Lakh Per Annum. As for the previous year 2019 the average package for XLRI went Rs. 14.31 Lakh Per Annum
Hope this helps!
average package of placement from xat clg
Hello there, hope you are doing good!
I would like to tell you that the average packages of Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, in the current year 2020 went Rs. 24.30 Lakh Per Annum. As for the previous year 2019 the average package for XLRI went Rs. 22.35 Lakh Per Annum.
Hope you found this answer helpful.
Good luck for your future!
I have 93% in 10th , 93% in state board; 55%in graduation(math). What percrntile in cat or xat will ensure me a good college ?
It depends, for IIMS you have to score minimum 99 percentile. It is the basic eligibility criteria for iims also they will see your previous marks and then only you are eligible for the further process.
If you want b school than you have to score above 80 or 85 percentile to get admissions in good and reputated institution .
Many college also go for group discussion to eliminate students.
Feel free to ask
what if i attempt only verbal ,lr and decision-making sections leaving quants in XAT.will be able to score 80 percentile.if yes ,please let me let me know the number of questions i should attempt in these sections.
Hello there. Hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that if you are targetting top colleges accepting XAT score. Then, it is mandatory to clear sectional cutoffs. You need to score well in each section. Moreover, considering past year XAT scores, you should score approximately 26-27.5 score in order to fetch 80-85 percentile in XAT. You can attempt the questions based on accuracy accordingly.
I hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future.
xat andGMAT are different or same
Hope you are doing well.
See xat stands for Xavier Aptitude Test . It is held by XLRI, Jamshedpur for MBA or PGDM programs. To know more about xat you can check this site:
Whereaz GMAT stands for The General Management Admission Test which is held globally across nations for MBA.
To know more about GMAT use this link:
Have a brighter future ahead.