XAT 2021 section wise preparation strategy from experts and toppers
XAT 2021 section wise preparation strategy from experts and toppers - Xavier Aptitude Test popularly known as (XAT) conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur. It is a well known fact that XAT is a far cry from CAT. As per experts, it is one of the most difficult management entrance exams to crack. The XAT question paper consists of roughly 100 questions from Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation, English and Decision Making and General Awareness section. Till 2018, XAT exam is included with Essay writing and it is excluded from the XAT exam pattern. The total number of questions will be distributed into four sections and Quantitative Ability usually the larger section.
High percentile in XAT can be achieved by knowing the section wise preparation strategy by previous year toppers and experts. By knowing what to study and how to handle various kinds of questions from different sections, can perform well in the Xavier Aptitude Test. During preparation, candidates must be clear about how much time they need to allot on every section. Here, we are going to discuss the XAT 2021 section wise preparation strategy, through this candidates can analyse how they can ace the XAT entrance test.
Know the XAT Exam Pattern 2021
Be well versed with the XAT exam pattern before starting XAT exam preparation. Through this one will be able to manage their time and by knowing XAT paper patterns one will get to know his or her strong and weak areas. Apart from that candidates will get to know on which section they will have to focus more, so that they can score well and on which section they will need to work less.
XAT 2021 Exam Pattern
Total marks alotted
Number of Questions
Verbal and Logical ability
0.25 marks will get deducted for every wrong answer
Quantitative ability and Data Interpretation
0.05 marks for more than 8 unattempted questions
XAT 2021 Marking Scheme:
Each question carries one mark and negative marking of 25% in case of wrong answer. There is no negative marking in the General Knowledge section.
XAT 2021 Section Wise Preparation Strategy: Topper’s Says
Here we have an opinion of previous year XAT topper Vandan Shah (99.704 percentile) says “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 for XAT 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”
Vandan added - I practice a lot from past year XAT question papers. Apart from that regularly giving the mocks helped me decide on how much time I need to dedicate to each section.
Another topper Satyam Sharma (98.123 Percentiler) shared his section wise and overall preparation strategy of XAT. Satyam Says - I started preparing for CAT and all other MBA entrance exams in May 2019. Both CAT and XAT have almost the same level of difficulty and syllabus (except for the Decision-making section in XAT). So I kept my focus on preparing for the 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.
XAT 2021 Preparation Strategy: English (Verbal Ability)
The first section of the XAT question paper is English and is divided into two subsections - Reading Comprehension and English Usage. While preparing one needs to do a lot of reading. While preparing, read at least two reading comprehension passages per day. Those who have good command over Grammar and Vocabulary can ace this section with ease, if not then take help from recommended books, newspapers, read journals and solve XAT sample papers. The Cracking Verbal section totally depends on one who can understand and use of English language.
Best Books for XAT 2020 English Section
Word Power by Norman Lewis
High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren, Martin
For RCs, read fiction or nonfiction, different type of pieces, news or article followed by analytical introspection
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary by Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis
The Student’s Companion Book by Wilfred D. Best
XAT 2021 Preparation Strategy: Quantitative Ability
Quantitative Ability is one of the toughest sections of any management entrance exam. That is why it is important to get familiar with the type of questions asked in this section. The best part of QA section is the margin of error is little and sitters are rare. Candidates need to pick their questions wisely, because XAT demands one to attempt those questions which one can solve with 100 percent accuracy rate. Same applies for the Verbal Ability and Decision Making section.
Since, in QA section questions are many and time is less. So, it is very important that one should solve the previous years XAT question papers during preparations. Solve at least one XAT question paper and do its analysis and take online mock tests regularly. Through this candidates will improve their ability to the “kind of XAT questions”.
Recommended Books for XAT 2021: Quantitative Ability
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Test for Admission into IIMs by Sarvesh K Verma
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma
Data Interpretation for the CAT by Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha
Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
XAT 2021 Preparation Strategy: Decision Making
Questions will be asked in the Decision making section mainly consisting of problems based on everyday situations and business and candidates may face delima while facing such questions. The best way to avoid such difficulty, candidates should practice from previous years question papers. Questions will be related to issues involving sales, ethical dilemmas and other financial conditions, scenarios of various management issues, revenue of a company and general management. While solving such questions, try to understand the logic behind the answer.
XAT 2021 Recommended Books for Decision Making
Target XAT 2020 (Past Year Papers & Mock Test); by Disha experts
Analytical and Logical Reasoning by Arihant Publications
Jabbing the XAT (with solved papers); by R.K. Jha
XAT Preparation Strategy 2021: General Awareness
The General Knowledge (GK) section mainly consists of questions based on Static GK and Current affairs. The Static GK will include topics like - Politics, Currency, Culture, Books and Authors, Economics, Environment and Ecology, Film and Television, etc. There are many online sources available online to prepare for the General Knowledge section. If one has a shortage of time for this section, then try to cover the topics through current affairs videos which are available online.
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.