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XAT Preparation Tips by Anil Yadav

Last Updated - October 06, 2016

Anil Yadav scored 45 percentile in XAT 2015. He was offered admission from many institutes and currently he is pursuing his studies from Kakatiya University. He prefers self-study is the best way to prepare well for the XAT. He followed various books for different sections for the preparation of XAT. Joining test series helps in a better way, says Anil. Given below are some of the preparation tips for XAT from Anil-


Ques. How many GDPI did you take part in?

Ans. I remember that I almost had 5-6 personal interviews at the time of XAT.

Ques. The Institutes that offered you Admission?

Ans.Kakatiya University, Shivani Institute, SR Institute offered me the admission.


Ques. How would you rate the following Preparation Strategy in terms of their efficiency in your story?

Coaching ClassesNCERT text booksOnline Study MaterialCoaching Study MaterialMock & Sample Test PapersStudy GroupsSubject Wise ClassesSelf-Study
ModerateModerateHighHighHighHighLowVery High

Ques. Name the Coaching Institute you joined and its Role in your Story?

Ans. I took coaching in my own city Warangal, Telangana. I took coaching in small institute due to money factor. I learned more apart from the subjects and some general knowledge too. I think coaching improves mind attitude to appear for exams. I think coaching plays a main role in getting good percentile in exams.

Ques. Rate the Role of you Coaching Institute (Classroom or Online) in cracking XAT?

Ans. 10

Ques. How did you manage your XAT preparation along with your Graduation studies/working hours?

Ans. There was a little time to study and prepare for XAT examination. So I adjusted time by completing my practicals in college itself so I could get some more time for preparation. When XAT came closer I didn’t go to my college and prepared whole day to get good marks.


Ques. What were your Strong and Weak areas? How did you prepare and what special efforts did you put for improving them?

Ans. I have a good general knowledge and speaking skills to appear for examination. I don’t have any weak section.

Ques. What is your Five Point Rule to excel XAT 2016?

Ans. The five points rules for me to get good percentile in XAT 2016 is- hard work, determination, subject wise grip, go through the topic every day, memory power to fix all the matter in mind.

Ques. What Mock Papers did you take?

Ans. I took Vikram test series to prepare for exams because all my friends believe that this series gives important questions and is easy to understand the concepts. And it helped me a lot in writing exams by practicing important previous years’ questions.


Ques. Websites you followed regularly for practicing sample papers and get updates?

Ans. I followed,, These 3 websites I trust more to get sample papers regularly for practicing and to get regular updates. I think these websites helped me a lot for preparation of entrance.


Ques. Verbal and Logical Ability: Discuss the Strategy and Books you followed for this section.

Ans. I referred Trishnas verbal ability book and a modern approach for verbal and logical ability books is to improve grip on it. I learned a lot from this book. This book is not costly to buy and it is a very important book.

Ques. Quantitative Aptitude: Discuss the Strategy and Books Followed

Ans. I referred RS Aggarwal Quantitative Aptitude to get nice grip on it. I think reading this book is very important and I am very satisfied by reading this book. I think knowledge in mind should be characterized more than that of in books.

Ques. General Awareness: Books and Strategy Followed

Ans. I didn't refer any book for general awareness but I daily go through the newspapers and articles to get some knowledge about GK. Referring books is not required because everything is live in news papers and other articles. So, it is good to read newspapers and articles daily.


Ques. Essay: Discuss the Strategy followed.

Ans. I am very good in writing essays. I can write essays easily on any topic. I got a lot of prizes and certificates in writing essays. But read essays to gain additional knowledge and are useful somewhere in other competitive exams to put it on the paper.

Ques. Share your thoughts on the Strategy for the aspirant who is starting two months before the exam.

Ans. I just say don’t be tensed during exam please go through the topics at least once a day to remember easily. Don't be scared for the exams and think that you know everything about exam and never think that I didn't go through this topic or that. Other thing is don’t read on the exam day but prepare well till one day before the exam.


Ques. What are the things you would like to go back in time and change to get into a better college?

Ans. Yeah, somethings I want to go back in time and change because I wasted a lot of time by preparing and practicing old test papers and not realizing that the questions may come from my current material. So I want to change it to get seat in better college.

Ques. How was your experience in the Interview?

Ans. I was scared and somewhat excited to take those interviews. They make me very confident. The questions asked by them were like- how can you describe your career? How can you describe yourself? They tested my English, body language and they just qualified me!




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