The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a paper-based commonly used test to be able to enter the academic programs offered by XLRI as well as the other XAT associate member institutions. It is among the most difficult MBA entrance tests in the nation. XAT usually takes place during the first week of January. Results are announced by the end of January. The next step of the admissions procedure is to take part in the group discussion/summary Writing or the Personal Interview. Since each institute conducts this type of test, the procedure differs from one institute to the next.
A GD (Group discussion) is employed by an organisation (company institute, business school, institute, etc.) to determine if a candidate has the qualities that are desired by them such as leadership skills, communication and teamwork, etc.
In different XAT institutions, Group Discussion can be based around a broad topic or case study. The topics cover a mixture of current as abstract subjects. Some of the general themes in the previous year's GDs were: Make in India campaign, IPL and its impact on cricket, Corruption and the Aam Aadmi Party.
In XLRI the case study is group discussions based on case studies. In these, a specific situation is provided to the candidates and they are required to analyze the situation and provide solutions to the issue identified in the situation. These case study are usually linked to the workplace. In XIM-B, the typical length of GD will be 10 minutes. Participants are given one minute to reflect on the topic, then 8 minutes to talk about it and must write a brief summary of the GD within the final minute and then submit this to their panelists. There are three panellists , and the total number of participants ranges from 8 to 14.
Personal interviews are an excellent way for candidates to demonstrate their abilities and abilities. It's an opportunity to showcase the way they're an ideal match for a certain institution or job. However it allows for the panellists to assess the character of the applicant.
Typically, questions for interviews can be of various types including personality-based ones, which are focused on weaknesses, strengths successes, failures, and objectives that an individual has. Questions about educational background are focused on the individual's academic achievements as well as extracurricular activities. They could also cover questions about current affairs or career planning questions. Panelists may be able to ask technical questions pertaining to your chosen graduation subject. Candidates must also be prepared mentally for 'Stress Interviews where there will be plenty of cross-questioning and challenging questions to test the candidate's competence.