Analysis of XAT earlier years exam can be performed on the basis of yearly & section wise observations with respect to the number of questions & level of difficulty in various sections according to XAT Exam pattern. Find essay topics here which have been asked in various years & analyze your potential & prepare accordingly.
Every year the authorities add set of tricky questions and concepts in questions. Essay topics set a various trend in language aspects.The entrance test is organized by XAMI members on first Sunday of January.
In 2013, the essay topic was: Corruption is the root cause of the economic slowdown in India (200 words). It was a direct topic students have plenty of thoughts to write on. This topic was various from 2011 & 2012 which were from economics & philosophy.
Below table cater you the whole scenario regarding a number of questions asked in various years & their level of difficulty. It will help you to interpret the trend of selection.
|Sections asked||Questions asked||Difficulty level|
|VA+LR, QA+DI, DM+AR, GA+ Essay writing||28+23+33+30||Moderate to tough|
|VA+LR, QA+DI, DM+AR||34+43+24 (101)||-|
Note: VA-Verbal ability, LR-Logical reasoning, DM-Judgement making, AR-Analytical reasoning, QA-Quantitative ability, DI-Data interpretation, GA- General Awareness.
Several changes have been implemented every year in XAT syllabus and the number of question asked in the entrance. The purpose of this exam is to test the presence of mind of students especially when they are bounded by a time limit. Logical ability and common sense are the things which are tested during the test.
XAT 2015 was held on January 04, 2015. You can also find out the percentage division for questions asked. Questions about the higher level of difficulty were asked to form those topics which are out of trend and ignored.Note: Each pie chart represents the number of questions by various sections.
2. Observations on Judgement Making
3. Observation of Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation:
This section was a bit difficult as compared to earlier years. Students needed to solve minimum 13 Questions. Most of the questions were asked from Algebra, Arithmetic, probability & Geometry.This section requires sufficient time management to solve minimum 18 questions to score well.
4. Emphasis on General Awareness:
5. Essay Writing:
XAT 2014 Trend (Section wise analysis):
Questions asked from VA & RC are tough in comparison to grammar & sentence arrangement & completion.
2. Observations on QA & DI:
3. Observations for General Awareness:
4. Essay Writing:
According to test takers, XAT 2013 was quite difficult to crack. Judgment making, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation sections are moderate as compared to earlier years. Just prepare smartly. XAT 2013 was classified by difficult Verbal Ability Section. According to faculty and experts, you required not to be a brilliant student in Mathematics & Aptitude.
The quick view of the format of this section will clarify what we mean exactly:
Good Score: 20
2. Observations on Judgement Making Section:
The breakup of the section was on 11 marks.
In 2012 the exam was challenging as compared to earlier years. Questions asked in this year had increased the standard of the exam. There were 85 questions in total.
In the essay (250 words) an argument was given and students were expected to write on that by providing suitable clarifications and examples.
Argument: The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what attitude they ought to employ their capitals would not only load himself with unnecessary attention but assume an authority which could safely be trusted to no council and senate and which be nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to practice it.
There were 24 questions of 57 marks. AR was very difficult & DM section was time-consuming.
There were total 43 questions of 117 marks. This section was very difficult.
Ans. It is better to opt for a crash course to learn basic concepts. To score well, ample of mock test papers shall be solved. There are different books available for preparing the best shall be chosen to learn tricks and strategies.
Ans. Yes, it is compulsory to attempt all the sections of XAT Exam. Every section judges various skills of the candidates, so it is important for quality sake.
Ans. Yes, students from Humanities background can apply for the exam. It is important for these students to learn concepts of mathematics and reasoning to meet the standard of other candidates. These students require well-polished skills as compared to other students, as they are changing their stream.
Ans. There are no internal choices in the essay section of XAT. Students need to frame their ideas in a proper pattern with the clarified approach. It is important to avoid haywire ideas and focus on the topic given.Ques. How many months shall one devote for preparation for XAT?
Ans. Several students prepare for other competitive exams as well most of the sections are similar and require similar preparation. This time duration comprises exercise of all sections along with mock test papers. 3 months preparation may yield the good result. If you are indulged in preparations already then XAT preparation will take less time.
Ans. The time allocation varies from person to person. This can be decided by person’s strengths and weaknesses. One shall work more on weaknesses so that they don’t undermine their strengths. A proper time allotment shall be done accordingly.
Ans. Yes, for first six wrong response 1/4 or 0.25 mark & after that 0.5 marks will be deducted. So, it is advised not to attempt the question until you are very sure, otherwise, it can hamper your good score.
Ans. XAT test is considered among the best management exams, due to its good balance question structures & equal emphasis on various test areas. The number of questions may be increased by 5 to 10 in total this year with the increased difficulty level. Essay topics will not change but GK questions may turn to be more.
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