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XAT 2022 Decision Making Practice Papers: Exam Pattern, Tips & Tricks

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XAT Decision Making section target the candidates intellectual reasoning by stating vivid situations and how one can undertake an effective decision to comply with the same.

By solving the practice paper, the candidate will be able to understand the arc and tonality of the paper and also the necessary exam pattern concerned. By attempting practice papers, candidates can access their aptitude and also crack the examination with an excellent score. Read XAT Decision Making Preparation Tips

XAT Decision Making section consists of 21 questions with 1 mark each within the time limit of 55 minutes. Check XAT 2021 Exam Pattern


Practice Paper Composition

Composition of XAT Decision Making Practice Paper

The candidate response to a question and their interpretation becomes the primary notion of the segment, which targets the reasoning and decision-making ability even in the most pressure situation. The topics which are included in this section are as follows:

Arithmetic Analytical Reasoning
Situational Conditions and Grouping Test
Data Arrangement Test Reading Comprehension
Case lets Decision Making in a situation

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Benefits of solving Practice Papers

Benefits of solving XAT Decision Making Practice Papers

Format of question paper

XAT Decision Making consists of various types of question formats primarily focusing on Arithmetic, Decision making in a situation, data arrangement and having the clear knowledge about the set parameters helps to crack the examination with ease.

Accelerate the accuracy of solving paper

Solving the XAT practice paper will eventually help the candidate to increase the accuracy which will be great practice for the final examination. Due to the limited time scope that is provided to the candidate, practicing to solve quickly gives added advantage. 

Understand vivid concepts

If the candidate will solve teh practice paper on a regular basis then it will eventually help them to understand vivid concepts and strategize different ways to solve the question effectively. 

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Keep the track of weak end

The candidate will get immense scope to check the weaknesses and work on the topics to effectively nurture them to their strengths.

Gain Confidence

The more you solve practice papers or mock test, the better is your chance of avoiding stress and worrying at the last moment. While solving practice mock tests, complete the paper within the actual time you will get in the test centre of XAT.


XAT Decision Making Practice Papers FAQs

Ques. What are the benefits of attempting XAT Decision Making Practise Papers?

Ans. Attempting the XAT Decision Making Practise Papers is always recommended as it helps build confidence in attempting the paper, helps in time management, and improving speed.

Ques. What is the format of the XAT Decision Making Section?

Ans. XAT Decision making will consist of 21 questions worth one mark each.

Ques. What are the most important topics for XAT Decision Making?

Ans. The most important topic for XAT Decision Making are  - 

  • Data Arrangement Test   
  • Decision Making in a situation
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Conditions and Grouping Test

Ques. What is the time limit for XAT Decision Making?

Ans. The time limit for XAT Decision Making is 55 minutes.

XAT 2021 : 3 answered questions

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Ques. Which are some good GK apps for IIFT, XAT, SNAP?

● Top Answer By Aditi Arun on 02 Feb 21

Ans. Here are some apps which will help you prepare GK for IIFT, XAT, SNAP, exams. Knappily It is one of the best news apps, basically, a knowledge app that updates you with all the important events happening around the world.  It covers sections from Politics, Tech, Sports, Entertainment, Business, Law, Environment, Literature, etc.  It also has its desktop version.  Knappily in 2 minutes give in-depth information on What, Why, When, Who, and How. Inshorts Inshorts is one of the best news apps you will come across. In 30 seconds it covers all the major events happening around the world.  As it summarizes in only 60 words, it will be a helpful app if time is running low for exam preparation.  You can also select relevant issues of your interest on the app, as there are 100% of news flooded on the app. Also, avoid unnecessary use of different applications at once. This will only confuse and distract you. It is better that you use only two of the best news apps for preparation.Read more
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Ques. Who can rate CAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT, MICAT, TISS, or NMAT in terms of difficulty level?

● Top Answer By Janvi Bhambri on 01 Feb 21

Ans. Among all these examinations, XAT is most difficult, followed by CAT. The difficulty level of the exams, in descending order (most difficult to easy) is XAT> CAT> IIFT> SNAP> TISS> NMAT. Now, let us dive into a detailed analysis behind the assigned ranks and the difficulty level. IIFT-  The questions asked in IIFT are a mixture of moderate and difficult.  The struggle lies in the attainment of marks within the cut-off range, both total cut-off and individual section cut-off.  Therefore, the students have no option but to perform exceedingly well in all sections, GK included.  The acceptance rate of IIFT is comparably low, only 400 students get admitted out of 50000 students. SNAP –  The entrance exam is easy but the tough part is to score marks that will be eligible for admission into Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, or SCHMID branch.  These are the branches which are of good quality, unlike the rest of them. TISS-  The exam pattern of TISS is easy but the GK section is the most dangerous part among them.  The questions asked in the GK section comprise both general knowledge and current affairs, therefore the portions are cover is endless. NMAT-  NMAT exam can be successfully cleared with proper preparation. The questions asked are conceptually based.  No negative marks are given for wrong answers, hence the students are free to attempt all the questions fearlessly.  MICAT is pretty easy. If you want a career in brand marketing and advertising it is necessary.  Therefore, from the above discussion, you can estimate the logic behind ranking the difficulty level of exams.Read more
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Ques. What is the order of difficulty mode of entrances exam among these CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA and other exams conducted by deemed universities?

● Top Answer By Sahil Sachdeva on 18 Jan 21

Ans. The order of difficulty is definitely related to various factors but the prominent ones are candidates appearing & its composition. Keeping these in mind; the list is as follows: Common Aptitude Test(CAT) The exam is conducted by IIMs and accepted by most of the management institutes across the country.  The test duration is around 3 hours and comprises 100 questions.  A nice level of preparation is required to crack it as colleges look up to candidates holding more than 90 percentile. Xavier’s Aptitude Test (XAT) This examination is organised by Xavier Institute Of Management situated in Jamshedpur.  It also qualifies as a prominent score for management courses across various colleges.  The paper has sections similar to CAT but reasoning and general knowledge are the cracking points in the paper. Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT) It is conducted by All India Council Of Technical Education(AICTE) having a moderate level of difficulty.  It takes general knowledge scores into consideration.  It is a 3 hour exam with 100 questions. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) This examination is conducted 4 times a year in February, May, September and December by All India Management Association (AIMA).  It is the easiest of all management exams and is accepted by 55-60% colleges across the country.  It is a 2.5 hour paper including 200 questions.  The percentile awarded is not inclusive of general knowledge score. The details regarding exams can be summed up in the table as follows: PAPER Number of questions Time duration (hours) Number of times paper conducted CAT 100 3 Once in a year (29 November 2020) XAT 100; 2 parts 3 Once in a year ( 3 January 2021) CMAT 100 3 Once in a year ( January 2021 ; registration open) MAT 200 2.5 4 times a year (February, May, September and December) The other prominent exams that are institute specific are : NMAT- Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies -Management Aptitude Test SNAP- Symbiosis College – Symbiosis National Aptitude Test IIFT- Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade The aforesaid examinations are followed by GD/PI with a comprehensive evaluation of the entire academic cycle of candidate. Mere qualification of percentile is not a sure shot entry to top institutes.Read more
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