XAT 2019 PREPARATION TIPS
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XAT Preparation Tips: The management exam which is second best soughed out exam after CAT among management aspiring candidates. So what makes XAT so special, it is its colleges and their ROI. And when it comes for HR course XLRI is the best among all. So the main question arrives in a candidate’s mind is how to prepare and give the exam. Like all management exams, there are two stages of XAT viz.
This year, XLRI has scheduled XAT 2019 for January 6 in a single session. When you start preparing for XAT you will find that the paper pattern is different from every other contemporary management exam. Download FreeXAT Sample Papers
A brief about the exam pattern is given below:
|Section Name||Maximum Questions|
|Verbal and Logical Ability||26|
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||27|
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So the thing comes how to prepare for each section. Let's talk about Quant and Data Interpretation part first. It is the main part as it contains most no. of questions in exam.
So for this, you have to follow this strategy:
Data Interpretation is that part where observation skills play important role.
Tips for DI section:
Now we proceed to Verbal Ability section. This section consist of Reading comprehension, Fill in the blanks, analogies, usages, synonyms and antonyms.
Tips for this section:
Reading Comprehension- Try to get the overview of the passage, the every section of paragraph is related to each other so try to develop sense of understanding. While answering and reading the passage maintain the speed. Sometimes it is easy for the person to read the question first and then try to give the answer from reading the particular section of that passage.
Vocabulary – Increase your vocabulary part as this will not only helps you in giving answers to the questions but also in the future in communication and understanding skills.
Try to find out the words and their meanings on the regular basis. After finding the meaning use them.
Jumbled Words– For this section try to find out the connectors first then try to link them according to the paragraph. Solve as many examples as possible.
Now let's talk about Decision-making section. It is most differentiating factor of XAT which makes it special from other exams. Every manager must possess Decision-making ability. And XAT test this ability in the candidates whether they have that intent to be at the managerial level or not.
Last part of section 1 i.e. Logical Reasoning. To solve any question in this candidate has to apply step by step mathematical procedure to arrive at conclusion.
Strategies to improve Logical Reasoning:
Keep practicing as much as questions as you can. Sometimes your attempting speed depends on logic, which is required to solve the question at right time in right way.
Practice will help you a lot to manage time for different type of questions. You will be able to identify what type of question needs how much time.
Classify your problem on time span & complexity level & devote time according to requirement.
Do not solve question in a different way anytime you attempting it. Just maintain your own method & stick to that only otherwise you will be confused.
When you start preparing to make note of those problems which creates issue when you have been solving them.
Next Section is general section in which two parts are there one is General Knowledge. This section consists of 25- 30 questions in XAT exam. Candidates preparing for XAT general knowledge must read the newspapers daily. There are some current affair books available in the market candidate can grab any of them and read it.
We also have interviewed various toppers who cracked XAT and secured admission in Top Management colleges in India.
He got 98.4 percentile in XAT 2015 and he says that you have to practice RC, quant and Decision Making. He says that candidate must give mock papers regularly. He had practice a lot for his weak areas by making handouts and giving test.
Priyajeev scored 99.82 percentile marks in XAT 2013. He says, practice is the only way to improve accuracy as the syllabus of MBA entrance exam is quite of elementary level. His advices to the aspirants of XAT to give mock tests as it gives confidence and prepare well for the exam.
Harish Sankar appeared for XAT 2011 and scored 74.5 percentile marks. He says, it is very difficult to manage and give quality time to preparation if you’re working. But without preparation getting passed only a miracle can happen. He advices candidates to motivate themselves as there is no bigger motivator other than you and it is in you. So, be a self-motivator.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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