XAT Syllabus 2020
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XAT Syllabus 2020 - XLRI has closed the final objection window of XAT 2020. All management aspirants who appeared for XAT 2020, were aware of the Syllabus of XAT 2020. Apparently, there is no official set syllabus for XAT that had been prescribed by XLRI, Jamshedpur. Based on past years question papers and inputs provided by the experts, XAT syllabus 2020 had been prepared. According to XAT 2020 syllabus was primarily divided into 4 sections which were verbal and logical ability, decision making, quantitative ability and data interpretation and general knowledge. If one wished to crack the XAT then they must have knowledge of the above-mentioned sections. This article comprises the entire syllabus of XAT 2020, revealing all relevant details under the four major sections.
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XAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Before starting to know about the detailed syllabus of XAT, candidates can check XAT exam pattern 2020 which has witnessed some changes in 2019. Till 2018, candidates had 5 sub-sections, divided into 2 parts; however, now it has only 4 sections, namely;

  • Decision Making (DM)

  • Quantitative ability and data interpretation (QA and DI)

  • Verbal and logical ability (VA and LR)

  • General Knowledge (GK)

Marking Scheme

According to the exam pattern of XAT 2020, candidates would be awarded one mark for every correct answer and 0.25 marks will be lost for every wrong answer. After a total of 8 unattempted questions, there would be negative marking of 0.5 marks for each question left unattempted.

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XAT Syllabus 2020 - Section Wise

Candidates can now check the section wise XAT 2020 syllabus which includes the topics from where the questions will be mostly asked.

XAT Syllabus for Decision Making

  • Arithmetic

  • Analytical Reasoning

  • Situational etc

XAT Syllabus For Verbal and Logical Ability (VA and LR)

  • Analogy-Based on Vocabulary

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Para Jumble

  • Critical Reasoning/ Inference

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Para Completion

  • Vocabulary

  • Sentence Correction

  • Grammer

  • Reading Comprehensions

  • Pronunciation

  • Paragraph Formation Questions

  • Cloze test

  • Poem, etc

XAT Syllabus 2020 for Quantitative ability and data interpretation (QA and DI)

Arithmetic

Algebra


Data Analysis and Interpretation

  • Time and Work

  • Equations

  • Percentage

  • Profit and Loss etc.

  • Time and Distance

  • Venn Diagram

  • Polynomials

  • Trigonometry

  • Progressions

  • Numbers

  • Probability

  • Geometry

  • Mensuration

  • Functions and graphs

  • Permutation and Combination

  • Bar Charts

  • Data sufficiency

  • Table

  • Scatter plots,

  • Bar Charts


XAT Syllabus G.K/ Current Affairs

General Knowledge

Current Affairs

  • National Capital

  • Culture

  • Currency

  • Books and authors

  • Films

  • Important dates

  • Geography

  • Personality

  • Business

  • History

  • Science

  • Politics

  • Sports

  • Film and Television

  • Ecosystem and diversity

  • Economics

  • National Issues

Candidates can also refer to the XAT sample papers and the previous years XAT papers to get a better idea about the types of questions that can be asked in XAT 2020.

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I am a CAT aspirant & have appeared for CAT, XAT,& SNAP & scored 90%ile. With acads 10th-7.4CGPA, 12th-82% & in graduation(2018)-64% with no work experience due to family problem. Would I able to secure a seat in good college? I have been shortlisted for TAPMI, FORE, IIMV for round one till now.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020

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its true that iims and some of other top ranked institute shortlisted candidates as per their academic record and  cat or any other management aptitude  test score. see right now which of institute name you have mentioned is also comes under tier 1 college. now you need to focus on your presentation skills, communication approach  to get shortlisted in final rounds. so keep calm and focus on your goal, I think you will surely crack it.

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XAT percentile is 66.725 10th percentage 95% 12th percentage 87.4% b.tech percentage 66.18% which colleges can I get?

Shivika Tyagi 16th Feb, 2020
Hello,
You can apply in some average colleges with this percentile.

1) VIT Business school - vellore
2) Jagan Institute of management studies - Delhi
3) Prestige Institute of management - Gwalior
4) Mount Carmel Institute of management - Banglore
5) IFIM - bangalore
6) Amity University Noida

Hope it helps you. Good luck
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how is IMI bhubneshwar ? whats the cat/xat cutoffs ? Curriculum and placements ?

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 15th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

IMI Bhubhneswar is a good college and you will be able to get a call letter from the college if you have secured 60 percentile in any of the mba entrance exam. However the college does not offer good ROI. The college placement scenario is good. companies like Outlook magazine, Byju's, Jaro Education, ICICI bank, Varite, Executive B. School visit the collge for final placement. Average placement package is 6.5lpa to 11 LPA. For SIP the range of stipend for SIP is 7,500 to 25000 p. m. The ambiance at IMI Bhubaneswar offers a unique and complete learning experience with good infrastructure facilities.

Good Luck

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I got 99 percentile in cmat and 91 percentile in Xat which college should I eligible?

ayush mishra 14th Feb, 2020

Jaineel, you have secured a very good score in CMAT and XAT Examination and this score would probably fetch you the admission to some of the top B-schools in the country. Also, the cutoff or the chances of your selection to any institute may also depends on your graduation credentials, gender, category status etc. and since you have not elaborated about it, so I would answer your query in a generic way. Although, there are many colleges which you can apply for as your scores would clear most of the cutoffs, however, here is a list of some of the top colleges which you may consider:-

JAMNALAL BAJAJ INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (JBIMS), MUMBAI

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UPES, DEHRADUN

KJ SOMAIYA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES AND RESEARCH, MUMBAI

GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, CHENNAI

PRIN LN WELINGKAR INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH, MUMBAI

AMRITA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, COIMBATORE

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BANK MANAGEMENT, PUNE

LOYOLA INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, CHENNAI

SPJIMR, MUMBAI

KIIT SCHOOL OF ,MANAGEMENT, BHUBANESHWAR

XIMR, MUMBAI

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PLANTATION MANAGEMENT, BANGALORE

GOA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, GOA

SYDENHAM INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, RESEARCH AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION, MUMBAI

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https://bschool.careers360.com/pathfinder/cmat?icn=CMAT_path&ici=CMAT_article_view_sticky

https://bschool.careers360.com/pathfinder/xat

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How should I prepare for XAT ? How much time should I devote to it apart from my course studies ?

Manisha Gupta Expert 13th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Here are some preparation tips to prepare for XAT, You can follow given below.

You require strong analytical application to handle reasoning based questions. You need to handle the test challenges more confidently for Preparing the decision making section and the essay writing. Do practise as much you can & join Mock test. Overall you need to focus more on time management, prioritization and striking a right balance between speed and accuracy.

The books you can prefer

Quantitative aptitude for XAT by Arun Sharma
Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
Verbal ability and reading comprehension by Arun Sharma

You can also prefer Career Launcher, T.I.M.E & IMS material for the preparation.

Good Luck!

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