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Since XATonline registration is not far away, candidate can start gearing up for XAT exam preparation. The registration for XAT 2018 will start from third week of August, 2017.
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a well-known entrance exam for M.B.A course. Though XAT syllabus remains same but exam pattern changes every year. In order to keep a track of XAT syllabus, we will provide you with the simplified information to help you clear XAT 2018.
But, before going through XAT syllabus, one must check the XAT exam pattern, so that the candidate could get a fair idea about the section wise important topics by knowing the marking scheme and which section to focus on to clear the exam with good grades.
Let us have a look on XAT 2018 Exam pattern, which will help candidate to prepare for the exam in a better way.
XAT 2018 is divided into two papers:
PAPER 1- This paper includes sections like Verbal Ability, Decision making and Quantitative Ability
PAPER 2- This paper includes sections like General Knowledge and Essay writing
|Paper||Sections||No. of Questions||Total Time|
|PAPER 1||Verbal and Logical Ability||21||170 Minutes|
|Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation||27|
|PAPER 2||General Knowledge||25||35 Minutes|
Cracking XAT is no rocket science, a candidate should know the basics and imperatives of the examination. In order to score well in XAT 2018, one must consider XAT syllabus properly to achieve fruitful results. According to XAT Exam pattern, Part A consists of 78 questions and the time allotted is 170 minutes. The questions are set from various topics.
XAT syllabus includes topics like:
This section tests your English skills and logical ability. The section includes categories like:
How you can attempt Verbal and Logical Ability Section:
The below stated steps will help a candidate to attempt Verbal & Logical ability section
This section will consist of 23 questions in XAT 2018. Decision making section includes different categories, namely:
How you can attemptDecision Making Section:
Quant section will carry the highest weightage and is also considered as the toughest section to attempt. But worry not! We have an antidote for you as we will provide with the important tips which will guide on how to attempt this section. Basically, this section comprises of following:
How you can attempt Quantitative Ability section:
This section is very basic and candidates can recall all the academic teachings of school. General awareness section will comprise 25 questions, based on current happenings and static GK.General Knowledge section comprises:
How you can attempt General Knowledge section:
General awareness is a section where you won't need much preparation as it is based on your previous knowledge. As this section is quite basic, you can aim to achieve greater results. A candidate can score well in this section by brushing up their knowledge on current events. The questions might be based on Politics, Entertainment, Science, Business, and Famous Personalities etc.
Essay writing is something which we have learnt and been practicing from our school times. If you are a pro at writing, then you don’t need to worry about this section as this section will give you brownie points only, but if you are not that good at writing, we will help you with some guidelines which will certainly give you edge over other to clear XAT 2018.
How you can attempt Essay Writing Section:
The topics for this section are basically abstract or are based on a common phrase or an idiom. For further helping, the applicant is provided with an implied philosophical hint, which serves as base for building your essay. No proper guidelines can help you to crack this section, but a candidate can work on his/her thought process by writing them down on paper. This will surely help the candidate to attempt essay writing section in a proper manner.
Its better late than never! Even if you haven’t started preparing for XAT 2017, you can start now by referring to below mentioned books, which will certainly help you to attempt each section with a clear understanding of XAT exam pattern.
Some of XAT preparation books are mentioned below:
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