XAT Toppers Success Strategies
The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur, is a national level MBA entrance exam. XAT 2015 scores will be used by XLRI Jamshedpur and other Xavier Associate Management Institutes and over 120 B-schools across the country for admission into management programmes. With XAT 2015 scheduled on Sunday, January 4, 2015,you need to follow a strategy that can lead you to achieve high scores and an admission to one of the top B-School accepting XAT scores.
Careers360 brings to you the XAT Toppers sharing their success mantra for cracking XAT with a high percentile. These Toppers will guide you with their Success mantra, preparation tips and Exam day formula. In these last crucial days, it is important for every student to follow a well-structured study plan, appear for mock tests and develop few tricks and strategies of toppers to crack XAT.
Read the Toppers guide on ‘How to crack XAT’.
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Abhipsa Panda secured an impressive 99.88 percentile in XAT 2014 and admission in the PGDM programme of XLRI Jamshedpur. With a desire to excel as a leader in Human Resource Management, Abhipsa opted for the management programme so as to acquire the skills of being a great leader.
Key strategy: Cracking XAT is all about investing your time judiciously and keeping a check on accuracy simultaneously. To do that, solve about 4 Mock IIFT Papers every day. Also, the GK part must be made stronger by developing a habit of reading newspaper regularly.
Section Wise Preparation Tips: ForQA: Practicing questions from multiple topics thrice every week, and weekly revisions of harder problems.
DI: Concentration, Patience and Practice
VA: Reading standard blogs and sites. Following one business daily and one national daily helps.
LR: A good night’s sleep and loads of analytical thinking.
Exam Day Mantra: Devote time to your weaker section.Divide theremaining time amongst the rest of the sections equally, choosing the easier questions to minimize risk.
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Sonika Chandok cracked XLRI Jamshedpur PGDM- HRM admissions with her high XAT percentile of 98.74. She focused on the importance of having strong basic concepts to crack XAT with a high percentile.
Key Strategy: Study a little every day and make sure that you clear all your conceptual doubts at this stage is important and what I did.
Preparation Tips: For the QA and DI- Practice. This section can be mastered easily if you have practiced many questions on different sections.
For VA and LR, focus on reading and practising grammar.
For Decision making and General Awareness, solve the previous year question papers which support you to a great extent.
Exam Day Mantra: Give maximum time to quantitative ability and data interpretation since solving these questions would require a lot of time commitment. Follow this by solving the decision making section.
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Maulik Gandhi cracked XAT 2014 with an impressive percentile of 99.74 and secured admission in XLRI Jamshedpur. An engineer, Maulik is currently pursuing PGDM- Human Resource from XLRI, Jamshedpur.He speaks on how he converted his weak areas into one of his forte during his exam preparations.
Key Strategy: Start early and save yourself from the last minute jitters. Solve previous year question papers for all the sections.
Sectional Preparation Tip: Solve 20 Quant Questions and 3 Decision making sets a day. For VA, answer 2 RC passages in a day. For Logical Reasoning, solve 5 sets a day. Alsofocus to give a lot of online LR tests.
Exam Day Mantra: Start with the Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation section of the paper and finished it in half an hour. Give 50 minutes to Decision making section and 5 minutes to General Knowledge section.
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Ancy who secured 99.38 percentile in XAT 2014 describes the importance of knowing all about the exam first and later developing a strategy accordingly. She also shares her techniques of improvising General knowledge and how besides reading newspapers and books, one can excel in the General Awareness section of XAT.
Key Strategy: My focus was to improve my General Awareness and for that I began to prepare from the month of November. This helped me with GDs and the PIs at the latter stage.
Preparation Tips: For VA, Consciously looking for words, associating them with what I had learnt or prepared and revisiting them again and again helped me with Verbal Ability. For GA, follow the General Awareness threads available on various websites.Besides just reading newspapers and books, following what’s going around the world is the best source of information.
Exam Day Mantra: Time management should be the focus for XAT. Try to divide the time for each section judiciously.
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An Engineering graduate, Prakriti prepared for XAT along with her graduation studies. In this special series of XAT Topper Interview, Prakriti shares her preparation strategy, time management secrets and elaborates on how focus on accuracy and speed led her to accomplish her dream to get a PGDM-HR seat in XLRI Jamshedpur.
Key Strategy: After making the basic concepts strong, move on to revise everything. I concentrated more on the sections which I found difficult by giving mock tests. Analysing all the test series which you give are very important as you eventually start rectifying your common mistakes and start seeing a trend in the questions, especially in English.
Preparation Tips: For all the sections, speed and accuracy are extremely important.The best way to prepare is to practise with mock tests and analyse your preparation at each level.
Exam Day Mantra: In the exam duration of 2 hours and 20 minutes, solve the 3 sections of quant, verbal and decision making in around 45 minutes to each section. Start with quant, then move on to verbal and finally to decision making. Try to finish all the 3 sections before time so that you have around 15 minutes in the end to look up the problems which are doubtful.
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Questions related to XAT
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!
average package of placement from xat clg
Hello there, hope you are doing good!
I would like to tell you that the average packages of Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, in the current year 2020 went Rs. 24.30 Lakh Per Annum. As for the previous year 2019 the average package for XLRI went Rs. 22.35 Lakh Per Annum.
Hope you found this answer helpful.
Good luck for your future!
I have 93% in 10th , 93% in state board; 55%in graduation(math). What percrntile in cat or xat will ensure me a good college ?
It depends, for IIMS you have to score minimum 99 percentile. It is the basic eligibility criteria for iims also they will see your previous marks and then only you are eligible for the further process.
If you want b school than you have to score above 80 or 85 percentile to get admissions in good and reputated institution .
Many college also go for group discussion to eliminate students.
Feel free to ask
what if i attempt only verbal ,lr and decision-making sections leaving quants in XAT.will be able to score 80 percentile.if yes ,please let me let me know the number of questions i should attempt in these sections.
Hello there. Hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that if you are targetting top colleges accepting XAT score. Then, it is mandatory to clear sectional cutoffs. You need to score well in each section. Moreover, considering past year XAT scores, you should score approximately 26-27.5 score in order to fetch 80-85 percentile in XAT. You can attempt the questions based on accuracy accordingly.
I hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future.
xat andGMAT are different or same
Hope you are doing well.
See xat stands for Xavier Aptitude Test . It is held by XLRI, Jamshedpur for MBA or PGDM programs. To know more about xat you can check this site:
Whereaz GMAT stands for The General Management Admission Test which is held globally across nations for MBA.
To know more about GMAT use this link:
Have a brighter future ahead.