#### XAT

• XAT

Exam Pattern:

 Paper Section Name No. Of Questions Paper 1 Verbal and Logical Ability 24 Decision Making 21 Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation 27 Paper 2 General Knowledge 25 Essay Writing 1 essay

Each question carries one mark and for each wrong answer there is negative marking of 1/4 marks. After 12 unattempted questions, there will be negative marking of 0.05 marks.

Syllabus:

Verbal and Logical Ability

The topics which are covered under this section include the following

·         Vocabulary

·         Analogy based on vocabulary

·         Sentence correction

·         Grammar

·         Fill in the blanks

·         Critical Reasoning/Inference

·         Para Jumble

·         Cloze test

·         Pronunciation

·         Para Completion

·         Paragraph Formation Questions

·         Poem

Decision Making

Decision Making is an exclusive section for XAT. The questions come in the form of caselets. Generally a particular situation and problem is given and the test takers are asked to choose the ideal solution from the options. The topics to prepare for are:

·         Arithmetic

·         Analytical Reasoning

·         Situational

According to XAT analysis of last year, Decision Making was the trickiest section and carried around 30 per cent of the questions.

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

This section carries the highest weightage. The topics which must be prepared in order to score high in QA & DI section are:

Arithmetic

·         Equations

·         Percentage

·         Profit & Loss

·         Time & Distance

·         Time & Work

Algebra/Pure Math

·         Polynomials

·         Numbers

·         Progressions

·         Probability

·         Permutation & Combination

·         Geometry

·         Mensuration

·         Functions & Graphs

·         Trigonometry

·         Venn Diagram

·         Miscellaneous

Data Interpretation

·         Data Sufficiency

·         Scatter Plots and Bar Charts

·         Table

The difficulty level of this section was moderate to tough.

General Knowledge

This section is asked in Paper 2 and contains 25 questions. The questions from this section are divided into static GK and current affairs. Last year, majority of the questions were from static GK followed by current affairs. The topics are as follows:

Static GK

·         History

·         Currency

·         Invention

·         Geography

·         National Capital

·         Culture

·         Books and authors

·         Personalities

·         Important Dates

·         Film

Current Affairs

·         Economics

·         Film & Television

·         Ecosystem & Diversity

Essay Writing: As far as the Essay Writing section is concerned, there is no specific XAT syllabus to prepare for. The topics are generally abstract in nature which candidates can relate to an event of recent significance instead of keeping the content generic.