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 is likely to be conducted in the first week of January 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.
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 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 does not click on the 'Preview Submit' button, the result will be saved automatic
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 lengthy 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 to 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 behavioral questions, the situation is described and the protagonist in the passage needs to take a decision and solve his/her dilemma. Candidates are required to suggest the right course of action and mark correct answer
Eliminate the choices based on the parameters of legality, fairness and the desired end result
Questions related to XAT
can we get admission through cmat xat and mat in pgdm in pr and event management?
In India there are various colleges which offer this course some are given below
National Institute of Event Management
Amity Institute of Event Management
King's institute tourism and hotel management institute
University of Technology and Management
Institute of Integrated Marketing Communication and Management
National Academy of Event Management and Development
So this are the colleges which accept CAT/MAT/XAT
Hope this helps
IF I HAVENT GIVEN ANY EXAM LIKE CAT,MAT,XAT E.T.C THEN , HAVE I ANY CHANCE TO GET A SEAT IN MBA
You can give the May MAT 2020 Entrance exam. Many colleges do accept May MAT Score. You can look for the IILM Lodhi road as one of your options. IILM Lodhi road is the oldest campus located in central Delhi. The alumni base is phenomenal which is a strong strength. The alumni of IILM are placed in a very senior position in the corporates that gives an advantage to the institute both in terms of placement, industry connections and engagement. Senior alumni conducting placement workshops, delivering guest lectures and guiding summer projects could be very useful to students with work experience and industry mentors. There are a lot of foreign partner institutes and semester exchange students from around the world make classes diverse and interesting. Faculty members have got both industry and international exposure which makes classes more interesting and relevant. With a huge alumni base of 12000+ with most of them at senior positions. The faculty-student ratio is the best here, a lot of one-on-one mentoring is provided to develop student personalities, CVs and also prepare them for the selection processes. We have some of the good companies on campus for SIP & placements like Amazon, RB, ICICI, Oppo, HDFC, Loreal, Khimji Ramdas, Modelez, Deloitte etc.
what is the success rate of CAT/XAT?
CAT and XAT exams are conducted every year for admission to MBA courses in IIMs and other top Bussiness schools of the country.
Every year around 2-3 lakh students apply for this exam for admission to premiere institutions of the country.
Sucess rate means the number of students passing the exam per 100 students who appear for it.
For CAT the success rate is around 2% i.e around 2 out of every 100 students who appear clear this examination.
However its better to focus on preparation.
Follow this link for more information on CAT and preparation tips
Should I stop preparation for entrance exam and focused on remain 10+2 board exam as I heard that due to corona virus covid 19 universities can be cancelled the exam and noticed that the admission will based on 10+2 marks?
Let me assure you one thing that there is absolutely no chance of admission in engineering colleges based on class 12th board examination.JEE mains is postponed not canceled and even if gets cancelled there is no way that admission will take place based on 12th marks.So, just forget about these thing and focus on preparations because sooner or later all the exams will take place once the Covid-19 situation gets under control.
sir presently I am pursuing English Graduation from IGNOU as a final year student and my final exam will be held on June 2021.. Am I eligible to fill forms of cat xAt?
You can fill the exam form of the CAT 2020 if you are in your final year in the year 2020. As you are to be graduated in 2021, that means that you will be in the final year, 5th semester during the CAT 2020 exam form and therefore you are eligible for the exam.