XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test)

Sunday, January 2, 2022

XAT 2022 Preparation Tips and Tricks

XAT Preparation Tips and Tricks


XAT Exam which is the second-best exam after CAT among management aspiring candidates. So what makes XAT so special, it is its colleges and their ROI And when it comes for HR course XLRI is the best among all. So the main question arrives in the candidate’s mind is how to prepare the XAT exam. Like all management exams, there are two stages of XAT: one is the Main exam and GDPI for the selection of candidate. 

XAT 2022 Cut off


Strategies to improve Logical Reasoning

Practice: Keep practising as much as questions as you can. Sometimes your attempting speed depends on logic, which is required to solve question at the right time in the right way. Practice will help you a lot to manage time for a different type of questions. You will be able to identify what type of question needs how much time.

Categorization: Classify your problem on time span & complexity level & devote time according to requirement.

Learning: Do not solve question in a different way any time you attempting it. Just maintain your own method & stick to that only otherwise you will be confused.

Make Notes: When you start preparing make note of those problems which creates an issue when you have been solving them.

Section-wise Preparation Strategy

The question paper will contain 78 questions divided into 5 sections, which are –

  • English Language/ Verbal & Logical Reasoning
  • Decision Making/ and Analytical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability/and Data Interpretation
  • Essay Writing
  • General Awareness

English Language/ Verbal & Logical Reasoning

From the very beginning, the logical reasoning and verbal section have dominated the exam. The reasoning skills of the candidates are tested rigorously while vocabulary-based questions are rarely asked. The candidates must be a quick read and have excellent comprehensive skills. Most of the passages will be conclusive and will be of an advanced level. Therefore, the candidates must be careful while solving these passages. Practising sample papers, previous year’s question papers and write mock test will help the candidates to improve in this section.

Decision Making/ and Analytical Reasoning

This section will contain questions and problems in various business and everyday situations. These situations will create dilemmas for the groups involved. And in the solution, the best possible analysis will be provided which the candidates have to select. Here, the different types of questions that the candidates may face are – ethical dilemmas, issues involving sales and other financial conditions, the revenue of a company, scenarios of various management issues and of general management.

Quantitative Ability/and Data Interpretation

As mentioned above, this section will require rigorous practice and patience. Most of the questions in this section will be on Geometry, Number system, Functions, Probability and Data Interpretation. To ace this section, the candidates must clear their concepts on the above-mentioned topics. While solving the questions from this section, the candidates must maintain their accuracy and keep a check on the time.

Essay Writing

The XAT essay topics always had a strong concept and a philosophical hint is implied within. Here, the candidate’s thoughts, logical ability, knowledge as well as the language skills will be checked. To prepare for this section, the candidates can read the editorials of various newspapers, journals, magazines, and write sample essays in a different genre.

General Awareness

In the year 2013, the General Awareness section was introduced for the first time in XAT. Here, the prominent topics are on economics and business-related. Last 1 year changes in the economy, business, political, social, etc. events are essential and given priority. Also, there is a high chance of questions on awards, books, authors, geography, and history may come


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