XAT 2018 Aptitude Test: Quantitative Ability to have maximum weight

Last Updated - March 10 2018

XAT 2018 Registrations are ongoing. The Exam will be organized on January 07, 2018. The Exam will be organized for 170 minutes for aptitude test followed by 40 minutes’ test of General Awareness and English. 

Aptitude Test of XAT 2018 includes Verbal/Logical Ability, Judgment Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation. While most of the management entrance exams including XAT, MAT, CAT have a similar paper format, the level of difficulty of XAT Exam is considered a little tougher than the rest of exams. The total of 78-80 questions is asked in the Aptitude Section.

Although the level of paper is expected to be tough, preparing for Aptitude Test of XAT Exam should not be considered a herculean task. With the right approach and strategic planning, you can excel at the section with ace marks.

XAT Aptitude Test 2018: Paper Format

While the weight of the paper is as mentioned below, you should always focus on the section you are best at to score easy marks first. There is a total of 29 questions from Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation making it the most response/attempted section of all 3. The period of the section is 170 minutes and it should be divided among the sections as per your convenience.


XAT Aptitude Test
Verbal and Logical Ability26 Questions
Judgment Making23 Questions
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation29 Questions

Know More About XAT Paper Format & Syllabus, Click Here

Verbal Ability for XAT 2018

Holding 33% of the total Paper, Verbal Ability is as important as other sections. The questions asked in Verbal Ability is derived from topics such as Grammar, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Para Jumble, Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension and Arguments. Also, it will boost your percentile up to land you in your dream college. An average of 20-23 accurate attempts in the section would help you complete the cutoff with a good margin.

Best Way to Prepare for Verbal Ability

Best way to prepare for the section is to strengthen your Language Aptitude. However, the preparation for the section should be synced with the other sections so as to keep the overall preparation on the track. Your most important and primary task would be to pay attention to English as a language and get all the grammar right. Reading newspapers and working on your writing skills would surely help you in achieving that.

Decision Making for XAT 2018

The judgment-making section of Aptitude test holds 30% of the total paper. The questions are generally asked from the topics such as Arithmetic, Analytical Reasoning, and Situational Reaction questions. The questions aim to test your analytical and logical approach to a problem. An average of 23 questions is asked in the section. The questions asked range from easy to moderate. Preparation using Mock tests and earlier year papers would make it a cakewalk for you.

Best way to prepare for Judgment Making

Judgment Making section is considered the most interesting section of all. Leveling in between easy to moderate, come of the questions could come as a surprise to you. However, regular preparation with a focus on the important topics will help you solve such questions.

Quantitative Aptitude & Decision Making for XAT 2018

The Ace section of the Aptitude Test, this is where the most number of questions are attempted. The questions asked in the section is asked from the following topics: Geometry, Mensuration – 2D and 3D, Probability, Algebra Functions, P&L, Speed & Distance, Statistics, Tables, Trigonometry, Graphs, Arithmetic, Heights & Distance, Direction Sense & Time, Clocks and Data Interpretation – Table, Combination. However, most students do get this section wrong owing to the paper anxiety and carelessness. This section is favorite of all the test takers.


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