XAT Syllabus 2018

XAT Syllabus 2018XAT Syllabus 2018 - XLRI Jamshedpur, the conducting body does not release any official syllabus of XAT 2018. But based on the previous years' question papers and analysis, aspirants were given an idea about XAT syllabus 2018. The sections which are covered under XAT syllabus include Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation along with General Knowledge. According to the exam pattern, XAT is a computer-based test carrying a mix of objective and subjective type questions. XAT 2018 was divided into two parts. Part 1 was of 170 minutes duration and Part 2 was of 30 minutes. While Part 1 consisted of only objective type questions, Part 2 was a mix of objective and subjective questions. This article brings to you the XAT 2018 syllabus in detail in terms of sections.

 

Before moving to the detailed XAT syllabus 2018, let us take a look at the XAT exam pattern.

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Paper

Section Name

No. Of Questions

Duration (minutes)

Paper 1

Verbal and Logical Ability

24

170

Decision Making

21

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

27

Paper 2

General Knowledge

25

40

Essay Writing

1 essay

Marking Scheme

 

In XAT exam, each question carries one mark and for each wrong answer, there is negative marking of 1/4 marks. After 12 unattempted questions, a negative marking of 0.05 marks for each unattempted question applies.

 

XAT 2018 Syllabus – Section wise

 

Now we will bring to you the important topics from each section which are a must to prepare based on previous years’ analysis.

 

XAT Syllabus - Verbal and Logical Ability

 

The topics which were covered under this section include the following:

 

Verbal & Logical Ability

Reading Comprehension

Fill in the blanks

Pronunciation

Vocabulary

Critical Reasoning/Inference

Para Completion

Analogy based on vocabulary

Para Jumble

Paragraph Formation Questions

Sentence correction

Cloze test

Grammar

Poem, etc.

  

 

Verbal Ability section was given the second highest weightage in XAT 2017 paper with 24 out of 72 questions. The sectional difficulty level was moderate to tough.

 

XAT Syllabus - Decision Making

 

Decision Making is an exclusive section for XAT. The questions come in the form of caselets. Generally a particular situation and problem is given and the test takers are asked to choose the ideal solution from the options. The topics to prepare for are:

 

Decision Making

Arithmetic

Analytical Reasoning

Situational, etc.

 

 

According to XAT analysis of last year, Decision Making was the trickiest section and carried around 30 per cent of the questions.

 

XAT Syllabus - Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA & DI)

 

This section carries the highest weightage. The topics which must be prepared in order to score high in QA & DI section are:

 

Arithmetic

Equations

Time & Distance

Percentage

Time & Work, etc.

Profit & Loss

 

Algebra/Pure Math

Polynomials

Probability

Trigonometry

Numbers

Geometry

Venn Diagram

Progressions

Mensuration

Miscellaneous

Permutation & Combination

Functions & Graphs

 

Data Interpretation

Data Sufficiency

Bar Charts

Scatter Plots

Table, etc.

The difficulty level of this section was moderate to tough.

 

XAT Syllabus - General Knowledge

 

This section is asked in Paper 2 and contains 25 questions. In this section, the questions from this section were divided into static GK and current affairs. Last year, the majority of the questions were from static GK followed by current affairs. The topics are as follows:

 

Static GK

History

Culture

National Capital

Currency

Books and authors

Films

Invention

Personalities

Science and Business, etc.

Geography

Important Dates

 

Current Affairs

Economics

Ecosystem & Diversity, etc.

Film & Television

 

Essay Writing: As far as the Essay Writing section is concerned, there is no specific XAT syllabus to prepare for. The topics are generally abstract in nature which candidates can relate to an event of recent significance instead of keeping the content generic.

 

The notification of XAT 2018 was released on August 14, 2017, along with the XAT important dates. The XAT 2018 application form was available from August 16, 2017. Applicants could download their XAT admit card 2018 from December 27, 2017, onwards. XAT 2018 was conducted on January 7 in 47 cities across India and two international cities. Around 90,000 candidates are expected to take the test for admission in 150 B-schools across India. For the first time, XAT was be conducted in computer based mode.

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