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Tips to Crack XAT Exam

The XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) 2018 is scheduled on 7 January 2018 (10:00 am – 13:35 pm). For more than 60 years, XLRI had been conducting XAT all over India to select the most suitable candidates for management programs. The XAT score is accepted in more than 100 B-schools.

Candidates who are taking up the XAT test in January, 2017, must pull up their socks, as there is less than 2 months time. Here are few tips that can help you crack the XAT exam:

Tips to crack XAT Exam 2017

How to prepare for XAT Quantitative Ability?

XAT Quantitative questions are designed to evaluate a candidate’s ability to solve mathematical problems and get insights from bar charts, graphs, tables and more. The quantitative section is objective in nature which includes Data Interpretation questions as well. Here are few tips for the XAT Quantitative section:

  • Have conceptual clarity on Geometry, Probability and Data Interpretation, Number Systems, P & C, and all common math concepts. Once you are clear with the basic concepts, this section is easier to score.
  • Know how to pick the right answer by carefully studying a question and available answer options
  • Learn shortcut tricks to solve quantitative questions
  • Solve a lot of questions and analyse your answers

How to prepare for XAT English Language & Logical Reasoning?

The English Language & Logical Reasoning section is designed to test a candidate’s English comprehension ability and usage of appropriate words in a given context. There are questions where candidates need to arrange sentences in coherent manner, so good comprehension skill is essential to get a better score. Here are few tips for the XAT English Language & Logical Reasoning section:

  • Build your word power and understand how to use them in proper context
  • Solve grammar questions and arrange sentences logically
  • Read newspapers, magazines, novels, random online materials
  • Practice reading passages quickly by focusing on important words and phrases to find the correct answer. Also, improving your speed along with proper comprehension is important.

How to prepare for XAT Decision Making?

Decision making is one of the key skills B-schools look for in a potential management student. The XAT Decision Making section is an important part of the exam, where a candidate’s decision making and analytical skills are tested. Candidates need to choose an answer or solution that would be appropriate for a problem without being unbiased to any group or party. Here are few tips:

  • Work on your decision making ability by brainstorming to find solution for a problem
  • Look at how business and political leaders make decisions

How to prepare for XAT General Awareness?

The XAT General Awareness questions are objective in nature and tests a candidate’s awareness about current happenings across India and the world. Candidates need to understand how business policies, political, social or economic changes can impact life of common people. Here are few tips to prepare for the XAT GA section:

  • Keep a track of business and economic related policy changes
  • Read newspapers regularly and keep a note of major news

How to prepare for XAT Essay?

The XAT Essay section is designed to check whether a candidate’s thoughts are logical, coherent, analytical and has good language skill to discuss a concept or topic with logical thoughts. Here are few tips:

  • Read editorials of newspapers, journals and magazines
  • Solve previous essay questions

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