filter your search allcollegesexamnews

XAT 2018 NEWS

NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST

XAT 2016 General Awareness Preparation Tips

Last Updated - September 09, 2016

XAT General Knowledge Section is another important section apart from Decision Making which makes it different from other management entrance tests. Though this section is not included in determining the percentile and the cutoff in the first stage of selection process, still it has importance. Score in this section is very helpful while final selection process. XLRI considers GK section for final round of selection and some other top b schools also consider this while final selection. So a low score in this section may eliminate you from your dream B school. Do not ignore this section.

XATXAT ELIGIBILITYXAT APPLICATION PROCESSXAT APPLICATION FORMXAT SYLLABUSXAT PRACTICE PAPERSXAT CUTOFF

Firstly GK section was asked along with Essay writing when it was reintroduced in 2013.

XAT General Awareness Pattern over Years

SectionXAT 2014XAT 2013
 No. of questionsMarksNo. of questionsMarks
General Knowledge20203030

Time Allocation- GK Section was when asked in XAT 2013; it was combined with essay writing section with time allotment of 40 minutes for both the parts. In 2014 XAT conducting authorities combined GK with aptitude section and time allotted was 150 minutes for this whole section. Since then the same pattern is being followed. No. of questions asked now is 20, which means you can devote 20 minutes for this section.

XATXAT EXAM PATTERNXAT PAPER ANALYSISXAT SYLLABUS

Following is the analysis for good attempts in this

05 – 10 correct – Average score

10 – 15 correct – Good Score

15 plus correct – Excellent

Type of Questions asked

Being very vast subject Syllabus for General knowledge cannot be defined. However there are some topics from which mostly questions are asked. These topics include-

  • National Current Affairs
  • Economy
  • Science and Technology
  • History, Geography and Polity etc.

READ ABOUT XAT SCORE CARD

Example of Questions asked

Question 1) When was the planning commission constituted?

(a) 1938 (b) 1946 (c) 1947 (d) 1950

Question 2) When was Nobel Prize for economics started?

(a) 1895 (b) 1917 (c) 1947 (d) 1969

Some basic tips to follow for preparing GK Section

Most of the candidates prepare intensively for QA and English but give less time to GK. Always remember, one mark in GK is equal to one mark in Quantitative Ability and one mark in English. Average time taken to solve each GK question is very less. It takes approximately 30 seconds for each GK question. Also, less effort is needed to score better in GK and as cut offs are generally low in GK, it helps in improving overall marks.

READ ABOUT XAT SYLLABUS

Following are some useful tips to do better in this section

As GK is so vast, it is not possible to learn everything so pick areas according to exam. You need to focus on these most important areas. You should concentrate on the following areas:

  • Current Business Affairs – Major economic decisions, mergers & takeovers, etc.
  • Current heads of major Global / Indian companies
  • Information on brands and companies
  • Taglines of major Global / Indian companies
  • Major books released this year, business related books and business biographies and their authors.
XAT RESULTXLRI SELECTION PROCESS

Questions in general awareness will be from business, economics and politics related to current business environment. You should read newspapers to be aware of current affairs in these areas.

Economic Times, Business Standard, Mint, Business Week, Hindu, Business Line, etc. 

READ ABOUT XAT PREPARATION BOOKS

Comments

Comments


No Comments To Show

×

Related News & Articles

2017-08-04 11:49:24XAT 2018

XAT Admission Procedure at Xa ..

Xavier Institute of Management is the one of the r ...

2017-08-02 19:19:09XAT 2018

XAT 2018 exam date out, to be ..

2017-07-31 19:45:25XAT 2018

LIBA MBA Admissions through X ..

2017-07-29 19:11:58XAT 2018

XAT 2018 Admission Procedure ..

Xavier Institute of Management offers admissions t ...