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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with 84 .114 %tile what are the chances of getting a call from goa institute ...as xat 2019 cutoff was 81%tile ...

Sudarshan kumar 21st Jan, 2020

Hi Janesha,

Yes there is a chance of getting call from GIM Goa by the reference of XAT score as the cut off for 2019 was 80+ percentile.So,there is a chance.You can also see for colleges like:-

  • XIME Bangalore
  • Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies
  • NDIM New Delhi
  • BIMTECH Noida
  • IFIM Business School Bangalore.

Hope this will help please feel free to ask if you have any further queries.

Thank You.

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will Soil accepts 72 percentile in Xat for Admission ??? if not , suggest me some better college with higher sal package!

Sampriti Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
With your XAT percentile you may not get a call from SOIL Gurgaon as they require a minimum of 80 percentile. But you can surely check out these colleges with your XAT scores
  • XIME Bangalore
  • XISS Ranchi
  • Praxis Kolkata
  • Alliance University Bangalore
  • Christ University Bangalore
  • IFMR Chennai
  • IMT Hyderabad
  • ITM Navi Mumbai

These are pretty decent colleges and you can easily get a good job in a reputed organization with an average compensation package of nearly 6-7 lakhs.

Good Luck
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chances of bits pilani mba at xat 77.35 percentile

Soumya Kanta Sarkar 21st Jan, 2020

Hi Don Dev,

Congratulations on securing such a decent percentile in XAT, which is considered to be one of the toughest exams in India when it comes to management entrances. To answer your query, the cut off percentile of Bits Pilani (MBA) lies somewhat in the range of 75-80 percentile and it changes depending upon the number of applications and the relative percentile of the candidates. Depending on the trends, you have a high chance of getting a call for their GD/PI process which happens at the Pilani campus every year.

Now, there is something that you should know. Getting a call doesn’t ensure your admission into the college. Your chances of admission depends on the following factors:

  • CAT/XAT/GMAT score
  • Academic Profile
  • Relevant Work experience
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Extracurricular achievements
  • Your performance in the Group Discussion, Written Ability Test and Personal Interview

Now, the eligibility conditions to apply for an MBA in BITS, Pilani are:

  • Candidates should possess a BE/BTech degree or Masters Degree in engineering from any of the recognised universities or any integrated first degree of BITS
  • Should have minimum 60 percent marks in the qualifying degree
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination in the year 2020
  • Students in final year of Degree should share in the form their percentage up to the Second Year/Last completed semester
  • All candidates should have taken either CAT 2019; XAT 2020 or GMAT exam
  • In addition to these exams, they must buy the application form for applying into the college for a fee of Rs 3150 from BITS, Pilani website

Important dates that you should keep in mind are:

Events

Dates

Start of application

15.12.2019

End of application

17.02.2020

GD/WAT/PI shortlist

10.03.2020

GD/WAT/PI process

3 rd week of March-1 st week of April

Admission offer roll out

10-14 th April 2020


The placements statistics for the year 2019 is as follows:

  • Highest Package(in lakhs per annum)-17
  • Average Package(in lakhs per annum)-10
  • Companies visited for placements-36

I hope I have been able to solve your query. Do write to us in case of any doubts and we would be happy to help. All the best!!!

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chances of converting liba chennai at xat 77.35 percentile ??(Gen catholic christian)Heard that liba provides reservation for Catholics.

Sampriti Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
LIBA does have some reservations but for general category students the minimum percentile required is 86 in XAT. Only for the reserved category they require 70 percentile. But you can still get some good colleges like
  • IIFM Bhopal
  • XIME Bangalore
  • Alliance University Bangalore
  • BIMTECH Noida
  • Great Lakes Gurgaon
  • IFMR Chennai
  • ITM Navi Mumbai and others.

These are pretty decent colleges and offer good academics and placements. They also have good reputation among recruiters and you can easily get an average compensation package of 6-7 lakhs in a reputed organization.

Good Luck
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With 82 percentile in XAT 2020 what are the chances of getting call from Great Lakes, GIM, K J Somaiya, BITS Pilani and Welingkar

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020

hi,

as per your xat score you have chances in

Goa Institute of Management

great lakes

kj soumya

T A Pai Management Institute

Institute of Rural Management

MICA Ahmedabad

FORE School of Management, New Delhi

Loyola Institute of Business Administration

IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University

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