The 5000+ Topic Questions, 100 Topic Tests and 10 Mock Tests of XAT Exam
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XAT stands for Xavier Aptitude Test. It is a national level entrance examination conducted by XLRI every year for selecting the best possible students for management programs in the institute.
Additionally, more than 100 other institutes for admission to their management programs use the XAT score. It is a paper-based test conducted on the first Sunday of the year in which the program commences.
XAT Verbal & Logical Ability (25 Tests): Critical Reasoning & Reading Comprehension areas have historically dominated this section. Thrust is on reasoning skills. Purely vocabulary-based questions are rarely asked. This section requires a very fine balance between quick reading and comprehension skills. Practicing across Mock Tests is essential for superior performance.
XAT Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning (25 Tests): This forms the most unique part of the XAT exam. Consisting of various business and everyday situations, you are meant to establish what the various stakeholders should do in the situation given. In general, the situations given in these questions set up interesting dilemmas for the parties involved, and most of the choices involve an analysis of the possible gains and losses with each course of action adopted. Different types of questions probed in these areas include: ethical dilemmas, financial issues involving sales, revenues etc. of a company, employee management issues and general management scenarios. As far as what kind of decisions you should make, ensure that the decision taken is unbiased and does not favor one particular party, ethical, balanced and from the perspective of all stakeholders involved. Do not lose your objectivity in the entire process and do not let your own biases cloud your judgment.
XAT Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation (25 Tests): Majority of the questions featured in this area have come from Geometry, Number Systems, Functions, P&C, Probability and Data Interpretation. Strong conceptual base in the above topics, with a good application orientation is the key to doing well. Thrust areas are Geometry, Number Systems, P&C, Probability and Functions.
XAT General Knowledge (25 Tests): As far as XAT is concerned, general knowledge made its first appearance in the exam in 2013. Put greater emphasis on economics and business related facts. Preparing current events for the last 6 months is essential. In static GK part, focus on awards, books & authors and geography.
XAT 2018 will be conducted on January 07, 2018.
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