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XAT 2021: What to Do 1 Week Before Exam

Sukriti Vajpayee
Sukriti VajpayeeUpdated On: December 29, 2020 10:51 am IST | XAT

XAT 2021 is right around the corner and all the applicants are busy with their last-minute preparation. If you are among the test-takers of XAT 2021, find out what you should do a week before the exam.

What to do 1 week before XAT

The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2021 is all set to be conducted on January 3, 2021. One of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India, XAT has thousands of test-takers every year. The exam is conducted as an institute-level entrance by XLRI Jamshedpur but several colleges accept XAT scores for conducting admissions.

If you are also gearing up for the exam, you must follow some last-minute preparation tips for XAT 2021 in order to ace the exam. In this article, we will provide you with the strategy that you need to follow a week before XAT 2021. Amidst all preparation and planning, it is imperative for you to stay calm and keep yourself composed. Read further to know what all you should do a few days prior to XAT.

Preparation Plan for 7 Days Before XAT 2021

Here is what all you should follow one week before XAT 2021.

Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3

  • List down all important formulas on a paper and keep them ready for last-minute revision.
  • Solve two XAT sample papers or mock tests of XAT every day. Make it a point to practise one paper in the morning and one in the evening daily.
  • Time yourself while taking the mock tests and evaluate your answers.
  • Go through the solution after you have taken the test and find out your weak areas.
  • Analyse each and every question and go through the detailed solutions.

Day 4

  • Reduce the number of papers you solve every day to one.
  • Practise one entire paper in the morning.
  • Try to align the time of taking practice tests to the timing of the exam. This is a good way to train your mind and body to be at their highest efficiency at that time.
  • Keep solving various questions at some intervals.
  • Analyse your performance in the practice test and the questions you solve additionally.

Day 5 and Day 6

  • Go through the notes and formulae you wrote separately.
  • Keep your mind exercised and solve one sample paper each day.
  • Ensure you are well-versed with the exam pattern and know the details pertaining to XAT.
  • Keep the documents which you will need on the exam day ready.
  • Since XAT 2021 will be conducted in the PBT mode, make sure that your laptop/ desktop are updated and are functioning properly.
  • Be well rested and do not compromise on your sleep. Maintain a healthy sleep cycle.
  • Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet.

With the correct strategy and planning, you are bound to perform well in XAT 2021 and get a good score. Check out the links mentioned below to know more about the preparation of XAT.

XAT 2021 Preparation Strategy with TimetableHow to Improve English for MBA Exams

Additionally, you can also go through the following links to know the details pertaining to the results and selection process of XAT.

XAT 2021 Answer KeyXAT 2021 Cut-off
XAT 2021 Rank PredictorXAT 2021 Selection Process
XAT 2021 ResultsWhat to Expect in XAT 2021?
XLRI Jamshedpur Selection Criteria 2021: XAT Cutoff Requirements, GD and PITop MBA Colleges Accepting XAT 2021 Score and Cut-Off

Important Instructions for XAT 2021

Given below are some important instructions that every candidate taking XAT 2021 must follow. It is mandatory to abide by these factors on the exam day. 

  • In the XAT exam, a total of 5 choices of an answer will be given for every question. You will have to select one option among the five.
  • No sectional limit is set in XAT 2021. You will get the liberty of answering questions in any order as per your preference.
  • A timer will be given on the upper right-hand side of the screen so as to help you keep track of time. You can check the timer to know the time left to complete the examination.
  • In case you are not satisfied with or sure about the answer you selected, you can click on the 'Erase' button given at the bottom to unmark the answer and select another option.
  • In the XAT exam, you will also be able to bookmark a question if you wish to review it later.

CollegeDekho will provide you with all the latest updates and information regarding XAT 2021. Stay tuned and if you have any queries, send them through the QnA Zone. You can also call on the toll-free student helpline number 1800-572-9877 to speak with our admissions experts.


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