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Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation is the most important section in XAT. In this article we will provide you the pattern and analysis of XAT Quant section, which is considered tougher than other sections. In quant section, those 30-36 questions cover almost all the areas of mathematics.
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Since 2013 XAT has followed almost the same pattern expect change in no of questions and sections. XAT 2016 is expected to be in the same pattern also. As usual it will be divided into two parts. The first part consists of Quantitative Aptitude & DI, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning and Decision Making.
|Paper||Section||Number of Questions|
|Paper 1||Verbal Ability||28|
|Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning||23|
|Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation||33|
|Paper 2||General Knowledge||30|
The basic motive of this section is to test the numerical/mathematical ability of the students. The quantitative techniques are judged through mathematical conceptual questions. It is wide concept, which can be excelled in, only after persistent practice. Clarity of concepts, formulas is required to score well. Spending enough time on preparation is a must.
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Questions will be based on following topics-
Analysis of weightage of these topics is presented below, keeping in mind the number of questions asked in previous years. This helps in overall preparation of this particular section.
|Section||Topics||Number of Questions|
|Averages and Mixtures||1|
|Time and Distance||3|
|Time and Work||3|
|Simple Interest, Compound Interest||1|
|Numbers and Number Theory||6|
|Indices, logs, Surds||2|
|Functions and Graphs||1|
|Data Interpretation||Tournaments and Games||4|
|Line Graphs-Railway Train Chart||3|
|Table-GDP and other Parameters||3|
Question papers from year 2010-2014 have been taken into account while preparing this data.
Division according to chapter over these years gives a pattern to proper preparation. It is important for students to allot time to preparation according to this analysis in order to have an organized plan to prepare.
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Tips to score well in Quant section:
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An example of sample question is presented below:
Data Interpretation is one of those sections of competitive exams that require observation skills. In data representation, questions are asked in form of charts, table, graphs etc. Interpretation of these figures and seeking solution is the key task. Sufficient practice can make this section easier in terms of scoring. The strategy to score well is to spend more time while practicing and less during the exam to crack the trick. The illustrations can be in any form graphs, pie-chart, line graphs, combination graphs etc.
Sample Questions are as follows:
Tips to solve Data-Interpretation questions:
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