XAT Preparation Tips 2020- XLRI is one of the most renowned and most preferred B schools among students in India. Every year students from all over India appears in the examination to pursue their dream career in India’s premier B-school. Not only XLRI, but there are many other B-Schools also accept XAT score card to take admissions in various management programs. As per the new examination pattern, the XAT 2020 Exam consist of Two parts .

XAT Preparation Tips 2020

 Part 1 will be objective which includes three sections:

  1. Quantitative ability and Data interpretation
  2. Verbal and Logical Ability
  3. Decision Making and Analytical Reasoning

Part 2 will be subjective and includes two sections:

  1. General Awareness
  2. Essay Writing

There will be negative marking of 0.05 marks for all unattempted questions and negative marking of 0.25 marks for all wrong answers.

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XAT Exam Pattern 2020

PaperSectionNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTotal TimeNegative Marking
Paper 1Decision Making2121170 Min0.25 for any wrong answer
0.05 for more than 12 unattempted questions
Verbal and Logical Ability2424
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA & DI)2727
Paper 2General Knowledge (GK)252535    in No Negative Marking
Essay Writing1 essay

To qualify the examination, it is very important to prepare a section wise.  As the XAT syllabus is quite wide and there are so many topics to study, it is advisable to make a study plan and pay equal attention to all the sections.

XAT Preparation Tips 2020- Note making is your Key to Success

Note making is the best way to prepare for any examination. You can take help of both linear and nonlinear methods of note making.  Linear note making includes outlining whereas non linear note making includes Charting, mind mapping and various other. Develop a habit of jotting down all important points you come across.

XAT Preparation Tips 2020- Verbal  Ability and General Awareness

Critical Reasoning and Reading comprehension are two most important topics in Verbal ability section. So to score well in this section, prepare these two topics pretty well.  Develop a habit of reading newspapers, magazines, and novels, which will help you to sharpen your reading skills and will also help you to improve your vocabulary skills. Jotting down important points from newspapers and online news is also highly beneficial for the general awareness section. Also prepare static GK and focus more on economic and business related news.

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XAT Preparation Tips 2020-  Go for a Crash Course

Crash Course is the best way to get acquainted with the pattern of examination. They also provide the right guidance and strategy to score well in the examination. To get proper assistance to clear your  basics and to sharpen your skills, Join crash course. They also offer mock tests that help you to understand your position among students all over India.

XAT Preparation Tips 2020- Practice to sharpen your skills

QA and DI is the most time consuming section of the examination. So keep a smart approach to solve the questions. Use tricks, Learn shortcut methods, squares, cubes to avoid calculations and also try to practice fast mental calculations. Give 2 hours daily to practice this section.

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Also pay equal attention to both decision making and analytical reasoning. As both the sections are equally scoring, solve previous year question papers and practice mock test.  For essay writing, topics are generally based on common phrase and idioms with a philosophical touch within. Read an editorial pages of leading newspapers to do well in this section. So practice as much as you can and start your preparation now.

XAT Preparation Books 2020

Quantitative ability-

  • Quantitative aptitude for XAT by Arun Sharma and
  • Quantitative aptitude Quantum XAT by Sarvesh K Verma

Data Interpretation:

  • Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
  • Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma

Verbal ability And Reading Comprehension

  • Verbal ability and reading comprehension by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyaya
  • Word Power Made Easy Book by Norman Lewis
  • The Students’ Companion Book by Wilfred D.Best
  • High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren, Martin

Logical Reasoning

  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K Sinha

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