XAT 2020 Student Reactions
XAT 2020 Student Reactions - XLRI Jamshedpur conducted XAT 2020 in online mode from 9.30 till 12.30. XAT 2020 was be held across 71 cities. Careers360 brings you the reactions of the students from the exam centre wherein the aspirants talk about their exam day strategy, preparation strategy, books they referred for preparation of XAT and colleges they are targeting for admission. Some candidates are very confident and aim to secure above 90 percent. Along with XAT 2020, many candidates have appeared in other B-School competitive exams as well. Candidates reacted on the difficulty level of the exam, topics asked in XAT 2020. Overall difficulty level of XAT 2020 was moderate according to most of the candidates.
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Given below are Pre and Post reactions of candidates who will appear in XAT 2020.
XAT 2020 Student Reactions : PRE XAT 2020 Reactions
Kanhaiya - I have prepared for XAT and CAT both. Currently my target is to get admission to the top B-School. Top priority is XLRI, Jamshedpur. I am aiming to get atleast 80 to 90 percentile in this exam.
Pritam Goswami - I will appear for XAT 2020 for the very first time. My strategy is to attempt the strongest portions first which is English section, after which I will more to quantitative section. After which i will move to the data interpretation part. my preparations are good, so I am expecting a percentile above 95. Apart from XAT 2020, I have appeared for CAT 2020 as well.
Kanishk - I have prepared well in advance and planning to devote 50 minutes in each section and then in the remaining time i will re-check all answers. With my preparation, I am planning to get atleast 94-95 percent in XAT 2020. Apart from XLRI, I have got a call from SPJIMR, Mumbai. Let's hope for the best.
Nurul - This is my first attempt for XAT 2020, my major aim is to check the exam pattern. l am well prepared in advance and planning to clear XAT 2020 in one go only. I am hoping to get around 80 to 90 percent in XAT 2020. Apart from XLRI, i am trying to get into IIM's so i had given CAT as well.
Satvik Dhawan - My strong part is Mathematics, so I will focus on that first. Planning to secure a good position with above 95 percentile. I am targeting Delhi School of Economics, DFS, IIT Kharagpur. Along with XAT 2020, I have appeared in SNAP 2019 and TISSNET as well.
XAT 2020 Students Reactions: Post XAT 2020 Reactions
Shivam - XAT 2020 difficulty level was average. However, the question paper was very time consuming. Reading Comprehension (RC) section was very small. In total i have attempted 37 questions. Quantitative section was dominating as well as a bit difficult. A lot of technical glitches were faced by candidates. Hoping to get good marks.
Riya - I have attempted 35 questions out of 75 in total. Overall the paper was not very difficult. The Quantitative section was a bit difficult as compared to other sections of XAT 2020. Decision making section was dominating, and i did not feel any technical glitch.
Vitika - XAT 2020 paper had very much alike questions. I have attempted mostly of the questions. Quantitative and decision making sections had confusing answers so these two sections seemed difficult. Talking about the technical glitch, XAT 2020 started a bit late as per the scheduled timing.
Shivayay - I could not complete some of the questions of Quantitative section due to less time. Overall, the XAT 2020 was moderate. I attempted all the questions expect for three quantitative questions.
Rupika - I attempted 55 out of 75 questions in XAT 2020. Decision making was quite difficult as compared to other sections. I did not find any technical glitches during XAT 2020.
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Questions related to XAT
What is the penalty for un-attamped questions in the XAT Exam?
XAT exam pattern is the online computer based test. It consists of 4 sections such as Verbal Ability, Decision making, Quantitative Ability and General Knowledge. In the last section which is General Knowledge there is no negative marking.
But for other sections we do have negative marking for the incorrect answer as well as for the un-attempted questions. Thus, the negative marks awarded for every un-attempted question after 8 un-attempted question carries -0.10 marks.
Ive got 80 percentile in the XAT. Can I get call from FORE?
You may apply but last year the cut off probably was 85 for PGDM. You can get into PGDM IB & FM with this score and later on try to check PGDM in case you later wish too.
Placement wise there is no difference in PGDM and PGDM IB. Last year highest salary was received by PGDM IB too among the 4.
All The Best.
How much Time is needed for preparation of XAT?
Given its complexity, the sooner you start the better. You should start atleast from the 2nd year of your Bachelor's degree. If you look at XAT pattern, it has 2 sections. Part 1 has VAlr, Decision Making, QA DI while Part 2 has General Knowledge. Every correct answer gets you 1 mark and a wrong answer in Part 1 takes away 0.25 in the form of negative marking and there is no negative marking for GK. You can read the complete information at our article:
But to give you a glimpse of preparation:
First things first, know the syllabus. And go through the previous papers to analyse and prepare a comprehensive plan and set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections.Customise your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses. Gauge your preparation from time to time by taking mock tests. Solve questions to check your levels of preparation but not to set any targets. Remember, its ok to have cheat days and relax. But make sure you have a plan and stick to it for the next few months because even Rome wasn’t built in a day.
NCERT books will sharpen your basics and you need strong basics for preparing for any entrance examination. Once your basics are in place, because the time period for preparation is quite less, your preparation should be extensive and thorough.
Quantitative Aptitude covers almost 30% of the CAT question paper. QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you.
In Verbal Ability session, command on your English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Understanding of the given paragraph are of more importance. Reading English NewsPaper will also help you in your preparation.
Read articles from time to time. Follow newspapers, magazines, and watch the news channels and browse the internet to keep yourself updated. You will need a lot of reading to help you in the comprehension section. You will need speed to help you in this section and you can achieve that only by thorough practise and reading. Take time to understand the question because most answers are interlinked.
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning needs to be practised as much as possible. Comparison of data, Data Analysis, taking clues, interpreting missing data, coming to conclusions and making future projections will be covered under this Category. The questions here are interlinked and so if you get one formula correct, cracking the next few questions will be easy. So it's important to memorise and practise formulae. You should cover topics like Data tables, Data Charts, Bar Diagrams, Pie Charts, Graphs, Data Comparison and Analysis.
As this is the most tricky section, this needs a lot of practise. Solve as many sample papers as possible to get the hang of the section. Make notes when required. Regular practise can help you understand and solve the questions easily as time goes on.
Overall,once you know the syllabus, it's easier from there on.Go through the previous papers to analyse and prepare a comprehensive plan and set priorities according to the importance of different topics across sections. Customise your own study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses. Gauge your preparation from time to time by taking mock tests. Solve questions to check your levels of preparation but not to set any targets. Remember, its ok to have cheat days and relax. But make sure you have a plan and stick to it for the next few months
when and how will i update my CAT/ XAT scores for TAPMI college form ?
Hope this information helps you, for further information you may seek us again.
- Application is open from September 14 to November 27, 2020
- Candidates must fill in the online Common Application from
- Mandatory entrance exams are CAT-2020 OR XAT-2021 OR GMAT (1st January 2017 – February 28, 2021) OR CMAT 2021 (Nagpur & Hyderabad only) score.
- Application fee is Rs. 2000/- plus applicable bank charges
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!