XAT Preparation Timetable
XAT Preparation Time Table - How to make a good time table for preparation? How is it important for preparation? Well! To begin with the preparation, it is important to have a timetable because it helps in organizing your schedule and helps in effective time management. One can overload himself/herself with various study materials/ tutors or friends, but the question remains the same: how to manage everything? Xavier Aptitude Test, popularly known as XAT is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur at national level. XAT is conducted tentatively in the first week of January every year. Careers360 brings to you XAT preparation time table with the help of expert guidance and topper’s view. Read this article to keep a track of your activities and secure good grades.
Benefits of XAT Preparation Time Table
With more than 150- B Schools accepting XAT scores and that more than 90,000 (Approximately) students appear for XAT every year, it is clear about the level of competition that is offered. Hence, XAT preparation time table comes to the rescue to pave the way to success. Following are the benefits of XAT preparation time table that one can derive:
It will serve as an aide-memoire for the necessary activities which will make you punctual and efficient.
Time management will help you reduce stress and eliminate the stage of cramming. Further its helps in elimination procrastination and keeps you motivated.
XAT Preparation Time Table- Four Key Strategies
Be Informed about the exam
Develop Study Plan
Get some rays
Be informed about the exam
For better preparedness, one must know the exam pattern and syllabus of XAT thoroughly. One can check if he/she is informed about the exam completely by asking several questions to self:
What is the exam pattern of XAT?
What is the exam duration?
What are the total number of questions?
What are the important topics that I should cover?
Is there any mock test available for XAT?
Develop Study plan
This is the crucial stage of XAT preparation time table. In this you must map out the study plan as per the number of months/days left for the examination. Check the list below:
With 6 months left for XAT Examination
Whether you are a beginner or repeater, the schedule before 6 months of XAT exam remains the same. While preparing for XAT students must keep track of the following:
Thoroughly know the exam pattern and syllabus of XAT. Knowing the syllabus in advance will help one strategise the preparation and know the important topics for preparation.
Analyse your strong and weak areas
Make sure you get your basics right before practising through sample papers or mock tests
After clearing all the fundamentals, appear for quizes or mock tests
Get the appropriate XAT preparation material and overcome your weaknesses.
Go through the material and decide if self study would help or coaching depending upon the preference.
With 3 months left for XAT Examination
Now that you will be left with three months of the exam, now is the time to sharpen your skills and complete the XAT syllabus. XAT preparation time table for 3 months must be as follows:
You must have clear fundamentals/ concepts
Look for reliable preparation study material
Take mock tests to analyse the preparation level
Keep no point of confusion
Join online study groups and become a part of online groups, make best use of social media.
With 2 months left for XAT preparation
To many students, preparing for XAT in two months may come as a surprise. However, you must not lose hope and know that even two months are enough to score with flying colors. With just two months left for exam, you must ensure about the following points:
More focus on Quizzes and mock tests
Go through the study materials section wise.
Focus more on strong and weak areas. Make sure while improving your weak areas you don't invest all your time in it and also focus on your strong areas to build confidence.
With 1 month left for XAT Preparation
Still confused on how to prepare for XAT in one month? Is it really sufficient? This is the time to narrow down your preparation by :
Taking regular mock tests
Manage speed, time and accuracy
Clear your concepts
Check section-wise preparation
XAT Preparation Time Table- Topper’s Corner
Satyam who bagged 98.123 percentile in XAT 2020 shares upon how he began his XAT preparation 6 months before the examination. In this view he says that, “Both CAT and XAT have almost the same level of difficulty and syllabus (accept for the Decision-Making section in XAT). So I kept my focus on preparing for Quants and Verbal Section of CAT which itself did the part for XAT. After the CAT was over, I started working on Decision Making questions and along with that, I kept revising the concepts of Quants which I had learned during CAT preparation.”
Vandan Shah who gave second attempt for XAT, scored 99.704 in XAT 2020. In his preparation strategy he guides that, “This was my second attempt at XAT. Previously I scored 97.1 percentile. I had a call from XLRI BM but couldn't convert it. So basically I started preparing forXAT 2020 from last year. But you have to be in constant touch and practice as the format and pattern of the test is quite challenging and different from other entrance exams. I practiced a lot from past year XAT question papers. Apart from that regularly giving the mocks helped me decide on how much time do I need to dedicate to each section.”
Arya Balial, who scored 99.636 in XAT 2018 managed to scoop out time along with his professional life. He shares how he prepared for XAT in three months, wherein he states, “At the five-month mark, I started out steadily with revising old concepts and learning new ones from scratch. XAT mostly tests one’s common sense and how well one’s fundamentals are in case of quants. All one needs to do, in order to do well in XAT is to be clear with basics. To brush up old concepts and to grasp the few new ones, one needs regular practice in the form of daily sectionals and offline practice from coaching materials and books.
Once I hit the three - month mark I was almost done with the basics and had started with the mocks. The mocks are the most aspect of one’s preparation, and I cannot stress that enough. During this phase, one has to identify one’s strong and weak areas, timing. Also since XAT has gone online in 2018, online mocks have become all the more crucial. Once the strong and weak sections have been identified, one should focus on preparation such that the strong parts contribute towards uplifting the overall percentile while simultaneously ensuring that at least the cut-offs are cleared for the weaker sections.
As the one - month mark drew near I increased the frequency of taking mocks, analysing them and put in more hours into the preparation each day. I focused more on the techniques, formulas and shortcuts for the quants, logical ability section as well as speed reading techniques for the verbal section.
Finally, the last minute strategy was to was to focus on the shortcuts and revising my strong points so that those questions give a sure shot at a good percentile.”
Get Some Rays
It is rightly said that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, you must pursue your interests/hobbies by involving in recreational activities helping in de-stressing yourself. As machines also shut down when it is required to be cool, similarly you should rejuvenate your inner system by performing your hobby. This helps in increasing self esteem and a chance to connect with your soul. Hence, make sure as you construct XAT preparation time table don’t forget to add the element of relaxation.
As per the definition by English dictionary, revision means ‘to read things again’. Revision implies that you must go through everything that you have studied so that if you are missing on any topic you can know.
Organize your revision plan by focusing on the areas you are more anxious about.
Be active while doing the revision. Make notes and summarize regularly.
Revision not only involves to go through each topic but also to cope with your anxiety. Take good sleep and don’t be in a rush to have everything in one plate.
When Should I start solving XAT Sample Papers/Mock Test?
While you think you are ready to solve the mock test or sample paper of XAT, check for the following points before solving:
Followed up with the time table created?
Thorough with the exam pattern?
Covered all the topics mentioned in the syllabus of XAT?
Once you have crossed the above mentioned checkpoints, you are ready to analyse your preparation level by solving the XAT mock test or XAT sample papers.
All the best!
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.