Last Minute Important Tips for XAT 2016

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Published : Tuesday, 22 December, 2015 9:30 AM

Last Minute Important Tips for XAT 2016

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) 2016 will be conducted on 3rd January 2016.  This entrance exam is organized by Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur. However, it is conducted by the Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) for admission in XLRI and many other top tier management institutes of India.

It is considered to be one of the toughest MBA entrance exams in India that calls for complete dedication and awareness. The total exam duration will be 3.5 hours from 10:00am to 01:30pm on Sunday, January 3, 2016. All questions carry equal marks.  One fourth of a mark may be deducted for each incorrect answer. Leaving a question unattempted may result in a deduction of 0.05 mark. However, this deduction will not be applicable for a maximum of 13 unattempted questions.

This examination consists of two parts

Part I

Section Name No. of Questions
Verbal and Logical Ability 26
Decision Making 23
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 29

Part II

Section Name No. of Questions
GK 25
Essay 1 Essay

Verbal and Logical Ability

Study the question carefully. Never assume or use any information that the question fails to give you. Read both the factual passage and the sentence completion instruction carefully. Both must be considered in making your choice. Be sure to read all the response choices carefully before choosing one.

In questions that ask you to select a valid conclusion, always choose the one conclusion that must definitely follow from the information you are given. In questions that ask you to find the invalid alternative, choose the one conclusion that does not definitely follow from the information.

For this section Important links that will help your preparation

Grammar Vocabulary
Spelling Reading Comprehension
Mock Questions Top 10 RCs

Decision Making

Decision making is always the distinguishing element in XAT and there will be at least 23 questions on decision making.

Some Questions that will help you

Decision Making Section 

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

Solving techniques and the ultimate solutions to this logical, tricky and seemingly lengthy form of aptitude problems have been consistently changing. Hence, it's a must for us to identify and strengthen the strategies for quantitative and Data Interpretation section that can help us maximize our score in this section as much as possible.

Geometry and Trigonometry Statistics and Probability
Arithmetic and Modern Maths Algebra
Mock Questions on QA 100 Mock Questions on QA and DI

General Knowledge

You should be updated with General Awareness on current affairs.  General Awareness topics with analytically drawn conclusions will benefit you.

Read More Than 500 GK / Current Affairs Topics 

Essay

An essay is a short piece of writing on a topic and generally presents the author's point of view on the matter. It is an organized collection of ideas. At the end of exam you will have to write Essay on some assigned topic. Essay section of XAT attempts your skills of expressing your opinions, specifically under time limitations.

13 Classic Essays for XAT

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