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Last Updated - May 19, 2018

Another thing that differentiates the XAT from other management exams is the Decision making questions. Candidate's score in decision making could be turning point. So don't neglect this section and prepare for this section very hardly.

Every MBA aspirant should be capable of decision making in Business Environment. So that is why this section is there in XAT. As a part of daily life human has to take decision whether it is wrong or right. So the decision making cannot be avoided.


XAT 2018 Decision Making

XAT Paper has entire section of 25 questions on this part since 2012.  Previously this section has less number of questions those are clubbed with other section but now there is complete different section for this type of question.


Why decision making section important?

  • Calculation of Percentile
  • Calculation of sectional cut off
  • Shortlisting the candidate for GDPI

How XAT Decision making questions are set?

A Passage with information in it having a set of 4-5 questions and each question has 4-5 decision making options.

The questions may be on what situation which decision is to be taken and why.


How to approach the right option?

The most important thing is to understand the data and facts provided in the passage. Then read the questions. Then move to get the available information whether you require or not. Now try fix the problem with the solution that will be in a right perspective. Then the situation will be easier to answer your question.


XAT 2018 strategy

  • Chose the best XAT Study Material on decision making
  • Practice more and more questions on the different types of decision making problem

Here is XAT 2018 Decision making sample question

Seema was a finance manager in an MNC and felt that gender discrimination at the workplace hampered her career growth. Frustrated, she quit the job and started a company. While starting her company, Seema decided that she would have equal proportion of males and females. Over the next six years, Seema emerged as a very successful entrepreneur and expanded her business to eight locations in the country. However, Seema recently started facing an ethical dilemma because she realized that female employees were not willing to travel across cities and work late hours, as the work required them to do. Male employees did not hesitate undertaking such work. Seema started to feel the pressure of reducing the proportion of female employees. On the other hand, she is aware that equal representation was one of the strongest reasons for her to have founded the company. What should she do as a conscientious female entrepreneur?

  1. See if unwilling female employees could be given assignments which do not require travel and involve less overtime.
  2. Reduce the number of female employees, as it is a business requirement. She should not let anything affect her business.
  3. Let the status quo continue.
  4. Henceforth hire only male employees.
  5. She should close the business

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Hi Kritika, There is no defined marking scheme for the essay writing section.

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