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How to Prepare for XAT 2022 Exam in 1 Month

Mahima GuptaUpdated On: December 01, 2021 | XAT

XAT will be conducted on January 2, 2022. Students must start preparing well and go through this article to ace their preparation in the last month. Check out the tips and tricks for XAT 2022 preparation.

How to Prepare for XAT 2022 Exam in 1 Month

The official authorities will be conducting XAT 2022  on January 2. With just 1 month left for the exam, students must try and find out some of the easiest tips and tricks through which they can crack the exam. In the last month, the focus of the candidates should be on revising the topics and enhancing their speed and accuracy. The article given here will help the applicants find the loopholes and get a good score in XAT 2022.

Applicants, before appearing for XAT must ensure that they are very well-versed with the sections and their weightage. This will help them allocate appropriate time to every section and complete their test timely. XAT syllabus consists of various sections namely, Quantitative Ability, and Data Interpretation, Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Ability, and General Knowledge. Aspirants must also develop a practice of attempting several XAT Sample Papers and Mock Tests and other relevant study material online.

CollegeDekho will help you make a good study plan a month before the XAT 2022 to help you ace the entrance exam. Go through the XAT 2022 exam pattern and ways to crack the examination specified in the article below.

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Focus on XAT Test Pattern 2022

Aspirants must have clarity regarding the number of sections and their respective weightage. The entrance test will mainly consist of two parts. Part 1 will be for 2 hours and 45 minutes, carrying sections such as Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making, Data Interpretation, and Quantitative Ability. Part 2 of this test will be of 15 minutes carrying questions from General Knowledge. 

Decision-making is the new topic introduced in the test pattern by the authorities. Therefore candidates must refer to the previous year's question papers for this particular topic. For better understanding, applicants must check the XAT 2022 exam pattern specified in the tabular format below.

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 Key Details

Total Questions


Total Sections

 Part 1: Verbal & Logical Ability, Decision Making, Data Interpretation, and Quantitative Ability

 Part 2: General Knowledge

Exam Duration

 3 hours (Part 1: 2 hours and 45 minutes and Part 2: 15 minutes)

Marking scheme

  • 1 mark: For every correct answer.

  • 0.25 deduction: For every wrong attempt.

  • 0.05 deduction: For eight consecutive unanswered questions.

  • No Negative marking: For the GK section.

XAT 2022- Tips and Tricks for Preparation

Following are some tips and tricks candidates must go through to develop a strategy for their one-month preparation. Check the tips mentioned below for different sections:

  • Decision Making: This section consists of situation-based and logical reasoning questions. Students must prepare a list of key topics and important questions included in this section like CSR, Corporate Principles, and many more. As mentioned earlier, this section has been introduced a few years ago, so not much content for preparation is available online. Candidates must practice previous year's papers for the same.

  • General Knowledge: Amongst all the sections, General Knowledge is regarded as the easiest of all and takes the least time. Aspirants are expected to regularly be updated with Current Affairs and the latest news related to Business, International, Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Science, etc. Students must try to jot down important and relevant news one month before for much ease and revision at the last minute.

  • Verbal &  Logical Ability: It is essential to score well in every section of XAT 2022. Aspirants must try solving various passages and questions related to vocabulary and grammar on daily basis. The only way to score well in this section is to read the passage carefully and answer the questions as quickly as possible to save time.

  • Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation: This section also required considerate time and practice. It contains topics such as Algebra, Algorithms, Geometry, Profit and Loss, Percentage, and many more. Candidates are advised to plan their schedule in such a way that at least 5-10 questions can be solved each day before one month of the exam.

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