A section-wise guide of topics that are important to the XAT syllabus.
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We have listed the main areas of XAT syllabus to help you make it to top marks in the test!
XAT is an acclaimed MBA entrance test that is held through XLRI, Jamshedpur. In 2023, the exam will be conducted in January for candidates who want to be admitted into management programs of XLRI colleges and other affiliated institutions. Because of the intense degree of competition and the difficulty degree, XAT becomes a tough to crack. This makes it more crucial for students to gain a thorough understanding of how to study the XAT syllabus.
While the exam conducting authorities don't provide any guidelines or standards to follow for XAT syllabus, however, we have listed the most important subjects here based on the format used in the previous year's XAT examinations.
XAT is administered in online mode in more than 100 test centers all over India. The exam is comprised of two sections. Part I focuses on Logical and Verbal reasoning, Decision-Making Quantitative ability, and Data Interpretation Part II is comprised of General Knowledge questions and Essay Writing. There are 100 objective-type questions as well as one essay question in the XAT exam, which must be answered within the time of 190 minutes. Here are the key areas of the XAT exam syllabus according to the various sections:
The section contains 28 questions and is thought of as the most difficult. It is based upon the fundamentals of mathematics and evaluates the candidate's capacity to deal with complexity within the confines of a time limit. The DI and Quant questions in XAT require rigorous calculations, and are best mastered with a sufficient practice, solid conceptual clarity and a solid understanding of formulas and shortcuts. Both of them have roughly equal importance in this section. The majority of questions in XAT are taken from the following categories:
A distinct part of XAT This is distinct from the other management tests. In the section for decision-making the candidates must read the specified passages or set of data and think about it in a rational manner and then come up with the best solution or ideas to help them. There are six to eight sets of decision-making that are tested which are with each set having 2-3 questions. There are 21 questions to be answered in this section. The questions are moderately difficult and go into the following subjects:
The ability to communicate and think logically are essential for every leader and manager. This section of XAT will assess the abilities of candidates using 26 verbal and logical reasoning questions. Reading Comprehensions comprise nearly 50% of the section. Its sections are based on economic, political or abstract topics. Other subjects are mostly used to test the candidate's understanding of grammar. However the logical reasoning section covers common subjects that require deductive ability and inference-based judgements. Explore the most important subjects of the Verbal & Logical Ability section below:
The General Knowledge section is based on a variety of subjects which range in subject matter from simple GK facts to most current events in the world and at home. There are 25 types of GK in XAT and the amount of weightage for the current and static GK changing each year. It is vital to plan this section by focusing on the following categories:
Essay is a distinct section of XAT. The topics within this category are abstract or based on current issues. The essay is rated more for your understanding and more on your ability to organize your thoughts and opinions in a rational way. For practice and preparation, it is recommended to look up the previous year's XAT Essay topics.
You are well-informed of what is included in the XAT test syllabus. To get a better understanding of the difficulty levels of different questions, it is necessary to go through the previous papers as well.