Quantitative Aptitude Section in XAT, Aptitude Test

Quantitative Aptitude Section in XAT

XAT or the Xavier Aptitude Test is organized by XLRI (Jamshedpur), every year. XAT scores are applicable to the admission processes of around 100+ colleges.

In terms of difficulty levels, XAT is considered to be the toughest of all MBA Entrance exams.

A month is more than enough to score well in XAT, provided you have that dedication and you’re willing to go that extra mile after CAT.

If you have appeared or prepared for other management entrance tests like CAT, IIFT, SNAP, and performed as per your expectations, you can consider half of your XAT preparations to be complete. However, there are exclusive sections to XAT and those sections make this exam even more challenging.

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

This section like section 1 is a combination of two sections from the CAT Exam. This section consists of the Quantitative Ability as well as Data Interpretation Questions. The Data Interpretation sets are usually followed by 3-4 questions.

The most frequently asked topics being:

  • Time & Work
  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss
  • Equations
  • Number Systems
  • Clocks
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Mensuration
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Tables
  • Bar Diagrams

Keep revising all the basics of each topic. Focus on making your concepts strong. Keep improving accuracy.

All that you can do in the Quant is to pick the LOD(Level of difficulty - 2) questions and solve from  “How to prepare for Quantiative Aptitude’ by Arun Sharma . Selection is the key in XAT. Also, some of the DI would be manageable.

Make a plan and stick to it.

  • Start with a mock test, analyze it and focus on weak areas.
  • Take more mocks to see how you can change strategy to make a difference in scores
  • Don’t learn any new topics 10 days before exam and focus mainly on mocks and XAT exclusive sections’ practice.

Say No To Guesswork

Do not attempt many questions on guesswork and if you are in a dire situation and desperately need to its then advisable to apply the process of elimination (PoE) to eliminate the less probable choices to zero-in on the correct one. 0.25 for any wrong answer and 0.05 for more than 8 unattempted questions.

The level of difficulty is high, read the questions carefully. Time management is an asset. Sectional Cut-off would be a double-digit number in all. Overall cut-off is usually 32. Target for 35

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Hope this helps!!

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