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XAT Preparation 2022

Some of the XAT Preparation tips:

  • First is to start early
  • Get familiar with the syllabus- while most of the questions are based on the basic concepts, some of the questions can be tricky and may require a lot of logical thinking.
  • Indentify and analyze the strong and weak areas. Work on the areas of improvement.
  • Practicing mock tests is one of the most important tips that will provide useful insights into the exam. It makes easier for the students o understand their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Revise the concepts. Try to brush up the mathematical and quantitative ability concepts as it is one of the toughest section to clear.
  • Time management is an important matter for entrance exam. Students must have a clear idea on how much time to spend in each sections.
  • Having a good fundamental knowledge. Most of the questions to come in the exams are basic fundamental concepts.
  • Prepare a timetable.

XAT Cut Off:

  • The cut off percentage are different for BM or Business Management, GM or General Management and HRM or Human Resource Management.
  • Based on the cut-offs candidates are called for the GD, PI round. It also varies from institutes to institutes.
  • For 2023, the results will be announced on 31st January 2023.
  • The shortlisted candidates can book their interview city and interview slot on https://acad.xlri.ac.in/results/

This exam has no age limits which is conducted online annually like CAT but with less time duration. The exam is divided into four sections:

  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
  • Verbal & Logical Ability
  • Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning
  • General Knowledge

To ace the exam, candidates need to understand the exam pattern first. The exam will consists of MCQs from the above four sections. For 2022, XAT Mock Test will be released by XLRI on its official website a few days before the exam date.

Important notes to remember:

  • The mock test will have 2 parts with 3 sections in part 1 and GK in part 2
  • They can go on the second part only after the completion of the first part
  • There will be 25 to 30 question in mock paper
  • Part one will have a duration of 165 minutes
  • There will be negative marks of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer and 0.10 marks for 8 unattempted question

XAT 2023 Registration Date is from 10th August to Nov 30th 2022

Why mock test is important?

  • First the test follows real exam pattern and thus help to condition candidates for stress free performance during the actual exam
  • It also help to improve time management skills
  • To do well in the exam, it is very important to improve accuracy and identify the right type of questions to attempt.
  • By practising mocks, candidates will have practice to crack the decision making section in the main exam

The preparation material for the exam includes study material, coaching, online sources, mock tests, etc. some of the XAT Preparation Books are:

  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma
  • 'Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT’ by Nishit K Sinha
  • ‘Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT’by Nishit K Sinha
  • Editorial and short articles published in English news papers
  • ‘Word Power Made Easy’ by Norman Lewis
  • ‘High School English Grammar & Composition’ by Wren & Martin
  • Regularly solve the Verbal Ability questions from your XAT study material especially on Para summary, Jumbled Paragraphs

XAT stands for Xavier Aptitude Test, is a national-level management entrance test.
The exam is conducted by XLRI – Xavier School of Management.
From second week of September 2021 to first week of December, 2021
  • MICA, Ahmedabad
  • S.P. Jain, Mumbai
  • XLRI, Jamshedpur
  • ITM, Navi Mumbai
  • Christ College, Bangalore
Application fee is 1750 Rs. , Late fee is Rs 2050
There is no age limit.
Step by step guide to fill the application form:
  • Candidates need to visit the XLRI Jamshedpur official website.
  • Click on the' online register' link
  • Click on “Click here for New Registration”
  • They need to create a User ID and Password, filling the basic information and after that clicking on the ' Save & Next' button
  • They will have to fill academic and work experience details
  • Enter the personal details
    • Gender
    • Category
    • Nationality
    • Are you NRI?
  • Other personal details
    • Father’s/ Husband’s/ Guardian’s name
    • Mother’s name
  • Personal details
    • Address line 1, line 2 and line 3
    • Country name
    • State/ union territory
    • District
    • Town/ city name
    • Current address
    • Are current and permanent addresses the same?
    • Address line 1, line 2 and line 3
    • Country name
    • State/ union territory
    • District
    • Town/ city name
    • Pin code
  • After this they will have to upload scanned images of Photograph and Signature which should be less than 1mb.
  • Image should be in jpeg format.
  • Select programme as per preference if they want to study in XLRI.
  • Select test City preference. Candidates can choose 2 preferred test cities while filling the form.
  • Click on the "Payment" Tab and Proceed for payment.
  • After filling click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before submitting.
The duration is 3 hours and 35 minutes
Yes, with right strategy, time management it is possible to crack XAT in 2 months.
  • Candidates should have a bachelor's degree of minimum three years or equivalent.
  • Post graduate candidates will have to put their PG percentage in application instead of graduation percentage.
  • Final year students are also eligible to apply.
  • There is no minimum aggregate marks criterion for the exam.
  • There is no limit to attempting for the exam.
  • There is no age limit.
  • All backlogs have to be clear before the admission through the exam.
  • NRI and foreign candidates can apply through GMAT (except for Dubai and Kathmandu, where they have the provision for XAT).

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