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XAT Overview

All about XAT

XLRI conducts XAT on behalf of the XAMI.  XLRI – Xavier School of Management is a management school founded in 1949 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and based in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India. XLRI began by offering courses for management and trade unions in 1949 before setting up a two-year, full-time program in industrial welfare in 1953 In 1955 it took on the name Xavier Labor Relations Institute, and became India's oldest business management school. 

Course Stream: Management - BBA / MBA / Diploma

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Competition & Benefits

College Accepting Exam Count 371
Courses 2327
Total Number of Seats 63526

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Preparation

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

The XAT is the second most popular MBA Admission Test in India. More than 100 MBA institutes, including the XLRI, XIM, XIME, XISS and many other top rung institutes, use the test score as a primary screening tool for admission to their MBA courses. Most candidates for the CAT also undertake preparation for the XAT as it opens the gates to some of the most reputed MBA institutes in India. 

How to prepare for XAT is a question that boggles many a test taker. You need to handle your XAT preparation in a planned manner to succeed by getting a good score. Here, we will try to provide you XAT preparation tips for the written part. Successful XAT preparation necessitates that you be familiar with the test and study as per a plan, supplemented by enough XAT practice tests. It would not be easy to quantify the number of hours you require for XAT preparation as people differ in their academic profiles, previous XAT preparation and subject proficiency. Therefore, it would be impractical to have a one-size-fits-all XAT preparation plan, which suits every one. Your XAT preparation plan will depend on familiarity, time and learning speed. Actually, how to prepare for XAT is a subjective question as the preparation for XAT has to be customized in each case.


For Paper-1, your XAT preparation requires you to be comfortable with four major test domains: Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation and Decision Making. 
 

Quantitative Ability contains questions on numbers, algebra, geometry, sets, functions, algebraic equations, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, mensuration, probability, profit-loss, simple interest, time-calendar, surds and indices, linear equations, quadrilaterals and polygons, progressions - A.P., G.P., H.P.

Verbal Ability contains questions based on Reading Comprehension passages, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, Verbal Analogies, Fill in the Blanks and Vocabulary Usage. This part of the XAT preparation puts great store by extensive good reading on your part.

Data Interpretation features some questions on graphs, charts and tables.

The Decision Making segment contains a mix of questions on Tables and Caselets, Probability, Linear Arrangements, Puzzles, Blocks, Sequential Arrangements etc.


XAT Preparation Tips

To brush up your maths for XAT exam preparation, revisit your old books from classes 5 to 10. Relearn the basics and solve the problems given in these books. Try to work on tables, fractions-decimal conversions, squares, cubes for fast mental calculations as it will help you save time. 
For Verbal Ability, read good novels, newspapers and periodicals on regular basis, with a clear focus on new words and grammar. We would strongly advise you to read the editorial pages of The Hindu for this purpose.
Improve your Decision Making ability with the help of puzzle books and solve the problems found in other books.

Part 1
1. General Awareness
This segment has 30 questions on current events and Static GK. The GK questions in XAT may be featured on the following topics: 
 

Awards and winners

Government and Politics

Science

Famous Personalities

Business

Economy


2. Essay Writing
Going by the past trends, you must prepare for abstract topics for the essay writing question. The topics are based on either a common phrase or an idiom with a philosophical hint implied within. You may not also come across a straightforward essay topic on the current issue. You have to be ready for all kinds of essay topics. The essay is timed for 20 minutes only; so you need to practice writing essays in a time bound fashion.

How To Prepare

Preparation Strategy

The XAT is the second most popular MBA Admission Test in India. More than 100 MBA institutes, including the XLRI, XIM, XIME, XISS and many other top rung institutes, use the test score as a primary screening tool for admission to their MBA courses. Most candidates for the CAT also undertake preparation for the XAT as it opens the gates to some of the most reputed MBA institutes in India. 

How to prepare for XAT is a question that boggles many a test taker. You need to handle your XAT preparation in a planned manner to succeed by getting a good score. Here, we will try to provide you XAT preparation tips for the written part. Successful XAT preparation necessitates that you be familiar with the test and study as per a plan, supplemented by enough XAT practice tests. It would not be easy to quantify the number of hours you require for XAT preparation as people differ in their academic profiles, previous XAT preparation and subject proficiency. Therefore, it would be impractical to have a one-size-fits-all XAT preparation plan, which suits every one. Your XAT preparation plan will depend on familiarity, time and learning speed. Actually, how to prepare for XAT is a subjective question as the preparation for XAT has to be customized in each case.


For Paper-1, your XAT preparation requires you to be comfortable with four major test domains: Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation and Decision Making. 
 

Quantitative Ability contains questions on numbers, algebra, geometry, sets, functions, algebraic equations, trigonometry, coordinate geometry, mensuration, probability, profit-loss, simple interest, time-calendar, surds and indices, linear equations, quadrilaterals and polygons, progressions - A.P., G.P., H.P.

Verbal Ability contains questions based on Reading Comprehension passages, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, Verbal Analogies, Fill in the Blanks and Vocabulary Usage. This part of the XAT preparation puts great store by extensive good reading on your part.

Data Interpretation features some questions on graphs, charts and tables.

The Decision Making segment contains a mix of questions on Tables and Caselets, Probability, Linear Arrangements, Puzzles, Blocks, Sequential Arrangements etc.


XAT Preparation Tips

To brush up your maths for XAT exam preparation, revisit your old books from classes 5 to 10. Relearn the basics and solve the problems given in these books. Try to work on tables, fractions-decimal conversions, squares, cubes for fast mental calculations as it will help you save time. 
For Verbal Ability, read good novels, newspapers and periodicals on regular basis, with a clear focus on new words and grammar. We would strongly advise you to read the editorial pages of The Hindu for this purpose.
Improve your Decision Making ability with the help of puzzle books and solve the problems found in other books.

Part 1
1. General Awareness
This segment has 30 questions on current events and Static GK. The GK questions in XAT may be featured on the following topics: 
 

Awards and winners

Government and Politics

Science

Famous Personalities

Business

Economy


2. Essay Writing
Going by the past trends, you must prepare for abstract topics for the essay writing question. The topics are based on either a common phrase or an idiom with a philosophical hint implied within. You may not also come across a straightforward essay topic on the current issue. You have to be ready for all kinds of essay topics. The essay is timed for 20 minutes only; so you need to practice writing essays in a time bound fashion.

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XAT Eligibility Criteria

Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2017 may also apply. All Indian candidates must appear for XAT 2017. However NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score (except Dubai and Kathmandu wherein candidates have an option of appearing for XAT 2017).

Human Resource Management (HRM) Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2017 may also apply. All Indian candidates must appeared for XAT 2017. However NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score( except Dubai and Kathmandu where in candidates have option of appearing for XAT 2017).

Business Management(BM) 

Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2017 may also apply. All Indian candidates must appeared for XAT 2017. However NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score( except Dubai and Kathmandu where in candidates have option of appearing for XAT 2016). 


Global Business Management 

 Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2017 may also apply. Candidates with an experience of 3 years or more will be given preference for Global Business Management.
All students( Indian/NRI/Foreign) Candidates may apply either through XAT 2017 or GMAT score (taken between December 01, 2014 and December 20, 2016).


 General Management Programme 

Recognized bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in India/abroad with at least 5 years of managerial/supervisory experience by March 31, 2017. 
Candidates may apply either through XAT 2017 or GMAT score (taken between December 01, 2014 and December 20, 2016). 

 

XAT 2016 RESERVATION AND SEATS

Reservation may vary from college to college, while number of seats are more than 25000.

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News

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