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XAT Preparation Tips by Rachit Gupta

Last Updated - October 06, 2016

Rachit Gupta appeared for XAT in the year 2014. He got 59 percentile. Apart from XAT, he also appeared for CAT and IIFT but didn’t score well in these exams. According to him in order to crack XAT one should focus on self-study rather than going coaching classes. He used to prepare in the weekends but says regular practice is must to clear the entrance. He shares the following preparation tips with us-

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Ques. Apart from XAT, which exams did you appear in?

Ans. I appeared for IIFT and CAT.

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Ques. How would you rate the following Preparation Strategy in terms of their efficiency in your story?

Coaching ClassesNCERT text booksOnline Study MaterialCoaching Study MaterialMock & Sample Test PapersStudy GroupsSubject Wise ClassesSelf-Study
Not ApplicableModerateLowModerateVery HighHighVery HighModerate

Ques. Name the Coaching Institute you joined and its Role in your Story?

Ans. Moderate

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Ques. Rate the Role of you Coaching Institute (Classroom or Online) in cracking XAT?

Ans. 1

Ques. How did you manage your XAT preparation along with your Graduation studies/working hours?

Ans. It was very hard to make time as I was always travelling, assignments, tests etc. I had a very little time for the dedicated study and practice, although I tried to put in study hours during the weekends.

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Ques. What were your Strong and Weak areas? How did you prepare and what special efforts did you put for improving them?

Ans. Quant was probably a weak area even when I'm an engineer probably because of way too many laws to remember. Vocabulary was a hard part too as I'm not really good with the learning stuff. RC, CR were easy for me. SC were okay, I got some right and some wrong.

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Ques. What is your Five Point Rule to excel XAT 2016?

Ans. 1. Learn the concepts
2. Practice hard on the concepts
3. Check progress regularly
4. Learn new tricks

5. Practice the tricks

Ques. What Mock Papers did you take?

Ans. I just downloaded anything related that I could find over the internet.

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Ques. Websites you followed regularly for practicing sample papers and get updates?

Ans. Any website that has something to download. Basically I just search over the Google and find any related website there.

Ques. Verbal and Logical Ability: Discuss the Strategy and Books you followed for this section.

Ans. I had IMS packages that I borrowed from friend.

Ques. Quantitative Aptitude: Discuss the Strategy and Books Followed

Ans. IMS packages

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Ques. General Awareness: Books and Strategy Followed

Ans. IMS packages

Ques. Essay: Discuss the Strategy followed.

Ans. I broke down the Essay into many small portions and described the necessary solutions. I don’t remember much about the essays.

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Ques. Share your thoughts on the Strategy for the aspirant who is starting two months before the exam.

Ans. Well 2 months is a very short period of time for preparation. I would just say stick to the basics and not go over the tricks part as this would just create a lot of pressure on yourself.

 

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