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Xavier Aptitude Test ( XAT) conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) every year as an entrance examination for admission to various post graduate programs in management in a number of reputed management institutes all over the country. It is considered as the next big examination MBA aspirants. The preparation for XAT 2018 is almost same as that for IIFT, CAT, CMAT and NMAT etc .However there are some exclusive sections in XAT which h are to be focused in particular to get a good score. These sections are Essay Writing, Decision Making and General Awareness . Proper strategy and clear concepts is the key to crack XAT 2018. If a student has the hold of the basic concepts, a proper and thorough study of 30 days is sufficient to score good in the test. Given below are the 30 days preparation tips and strategies for XAT 2018.
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The candidates who have already prepared well for CAT/CMAT and other similar exams and have good hold of the basics ,need a preparation of month only before the conduction XAT. Given below are the expert tips and strategies to crack XAT 2018:
Clear and brush up the basic concepts – The clear concepts and practice is the key to crack the XAT 2018.Candidates must brush up the basics of Quantitative Analysis, Verbal, and Logical Reasoning etc. If the candidate has already appeared in the various MBA entrance exams like CAT, IIFT, NMAT etc, he/she must already be well versed with this sections.
Extra focus on the exclusive sections – In XAT paper there are some exclusive areas apart from the English Language & Logical Reasoning, QA and General Knowledge sections. The exclusive sections in the XAT paper are Decision Making and Essay Writing. Candidate needs extra efforts and a special preparation strategy for these two sections.
Practice Essay Writing - This part needs to be prepared well. Candidate is suggested to read the newspapers regularly and follow the current trends. Candidate should practice writing the essays within time limit. This section mainly focuses on the language skills, thought process involved, the spectrum of ideas, and the knowledge of the candidate pertaining to the topic. Having a good knowledge about all the contemporary issues will give you an edge over other candidates. Therefore, reading newspapers, particularly the editorial columns, is highly recommended.
Solve and analyse the previous year’s XAT question papers and appear in the mock tests: Candidates can appear in the online /offline mock test series and know about their preparation status. Solving the mock test series ensures time-management in the exam and helps in the confidence boosting to crack the exam. Candidates are also suggested to go through the previous year’s question papers / sample papers of XAT exam. Doing this will be quite beneficial to the candidate. Her/She will get to know the question paper pattern, level of difficulty in different sections of the examination and all the important concepts that are asked in the examination. Candidates
Refresh your Mathematical skills: Candidates are advised to keep a good hold of the Higher Math topics like Calculus, Functions etc. From the analysis of the XAT papers, it has been deduced that the XAT is also becoming more logical test like the CMAT and CAT. However, there are some topics such as Geometry and Number Theory, Remainder Theorem and Conversion of Base System, Data Interpretation etc in which the level of difficulty of the questions is quite higher than that in the CAT.
There are five sections in the XAT paper. Each section needs focus and balanced preparation to crack the XAT 2018. The section wise preparation tips are given below:
English Language & Logical Reasoning
This is the unique section in the XAT paper. This section needs extra emphasis. The preparation tips for this section are given below:
For this section, candidate will be given a separate paper and time duration of 20 minutes duration. The essay should be of 200 - 300 words only .The tips to score well in this section are enlisted:
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