Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation is the most important section in XAT. In this article, we will offer you the format and analysis of XAT Quant section, which is considered tougher than other sections. In quant section, those 30-36 questions cover nearly all the areas of mathematics.
Since 2016 XAT has followed nearly the same pattern expect the change in no of questions and sections. The first part consists of Quantitative Aptitude & DI, Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning and Judgment Making. XAT 2018 is expected to be in the same format also. As usual, it will be divided into two parts.
|Paper||Section||Number of Questions|
|Paper 1||Verbal Ability||28|
|Judgment 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. Spending enough time in preparation is a must. The quantitative techniques are judged via mathematical conceptual questions. Clarity of concepts, formulas need to score well. It is a wide concept, which can be excelled in, only after persistent exercise.
Questions will be based on following topics-
Analysis of weight of these topics is presented below, keeping in mind the number of questions asked in earlier 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 the year 2010-2014 have been taken into account while preparing this data.
Division according to chapter over these years gives a format to proper preparation. It is important for students to allow time to preparation according to this analysis in order to have a conducted plan to prepare.
Tips to score well in Quant section:
An example of sample question is presented below:
Data Interpretation is one of those sections of competitive exams that require observation skills. Interpretation of these figures and want the solution is the key task. In data representation, questions are asked in form of charts, table, graphs etc. 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. Sufficient exercise can make this section easier in terms of scoring.
Sample Questions are as follows:
Tips to solve Data-Interpretation questions: