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XAT
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Q - Which are the best B-Schools which allows the admission on basis of XAT score?

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Some of the best B-Schools which offer the admission on basis of XAT score in their PG programs are listed below.

  • XLRI- Jamshedpur
  • P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai
  • GIM-Goa
  • TAPMI-Manipal
  • XIM- Bhubaneswar
  • LIBA-Chennai
  • IMT-Ghaziabad
  • Welingkar- Mumbai
  • IFMR-Chennai.

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Selection Process in B - Schools accepting XAT Score
Selection Process in B - Schools accepting XAT Score
Xavier Aptitude Test or XAT is the second largest test taken by the admission seekers of MBA programme. More than 100 B-schools take this test and the many of them are in the top bracket. Of these ...

How to Prepare

XAT is the second most popular MBA Entrance 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. 

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 everyone. 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

  • 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

 

  • Essay Writing

Going by the past trends, you must prepare for abstract topics for essay writing questions. 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.

XAT Previous Year Practice Papers
Q1)

The first and the last sentences of the paragraph are numbered 1 & 6. The others, labelled as P, Q, R and S, are given below. The world of cinema is indeed a strange one and baffles many a critic. P. But there are incorrigible optimists who see a bright future. Q. The Pundits still predict doom and they insist that is the end of the road for cinema. R. At the temples of the box office, fortunes are made and unmade. S. The world of cinema has, they say, its own attraction. 6. Perhaps a positive outlook is unwarranted. A doomsday approach is far too fatal at this stage. Which of the following combinations given below is the most logically ordered ?

1) 1SQPR6
2) 1RSPQ6
3) 1RQPS6
4) 1QSPR6
5) 1QPSR6
Q2)

Read the following sentences and choose the option that best arranges them in a logical order ? I. It is certainly true that the critics - those persons whom the dictionary describes as “skilled in judging the qualities or merits of some class of things, especially of literary or artistic work” - have long harbored murderous thoughts about the conditions of our drama, but their ineffectualness as public executioners is legendary. II. But not close enough, it would seem, for this “marriage” constitutes the case of an absolute desire encountering a relative compliance. III. The reviewers, by contrast, come close to being the most loyal and effective allies the commercial theater could possibly desire. IV. Perhaps the greatest irony in a situation bursting with ironic is the reiterated idea that the critics are killing the theater. V. We all know that when theater people or members of the public refer to the critics, they nearly always mean the reviewers.

1) V, IV, III, II ,I
2) IV, V, I, III, II
3) IV, I, V, II, III
4) II, V, IV, I, III
5) I, IV, V, II, III
Q3)

In the traditions of many religions throughout the world (including Judaeo - Christian beliefs), there has long been a sustained belief that the Universe as we know it today did not exist forever in the past, and there was a spontaneous act which gave birth to all that has been, all that is, and all that will be. In other words, the Universe itself has not been eternal as our senses might indicate at first glance,.... Which of the following options can meaningfully complete the above sentence ?

1) but has a limited lifespan after its creation.
2) but our senses give us the right knowledge.
3) however, on second glance, our religious beliefs are right.
4) however, it is a ball of intense energy
5) however, it could not have been created.
Q4)

It is a curious historical fact that modern quantum mechanics begins with two quite different mathematical formulations: the differential equation of Schroedinger, and the matrix algebra of Heisenberg. The two, apparently dissimilar, approaches were proved to be mathematically equivalent. Which of the following sentences would most meaningfully follow the above paragraph ?

1) The two approaches did not start with the same mathematical formulations.
2) These two points of view were destined to complement one another and were ultimately synthesized in Dirac’s transformation theory.
3) A third mathematical formulation given by Feynman combines the matrix algebra of Heisenberg and integral calculus of Leibniz.
4) Quantum mechanics evolved in the twentieth century and came very close to particle physics, especially after the CERN experiments in Switzerland.
5) Earlier, the two formulations were mathematically similar.
Q5)

Which of the following is not a term of ‘disapproval’?

1) Infantile
2) charlatan
3) imbecile
4) childlike
5) awful
Q1)

Directions for this questions : Answer questions on the basis of information given in the following case. Mohan’s was a popular fast-food joint at Connaught Place, Delhi. Initially Mohan handled his business alone. His sons, Ram and Kishan, joined the business after graduation from college. Ram was entrepreneurial in nature. Subsequently, another branch of Mohan’s was opened in Panipat. Mohan had chosen Ram to head the Panipat branch. Though Ram increased sales in short time, he had stopped using premium quality organic vegetables, the speciality of Mohan’s. Mohan and Kishan were not happy with his way of doing business. Now, the foremost challenge for Mohan was to sort out this issue with Ram. Mohan knew that replacing Ram with Kishan was difficult as Kishan did not want to leave Delhi. However, giving a freehand to Ram might have long term negative consequences. Mohan was confused about the future of course of actions. After discussing with a few customers, Mohan realised that compromising on the quality of ingredients at Panipat branch may not be good idea but at the same time he also realised that Panipat branch had grown fast. He was contemplating following five actions. Which of the following actions would be the best for the future of his business?

1) Creating awareness campaign for organic vegetables in Panipat.
2) Mohan himself should took after the Panipat branch.
3) Close down the Panipat branch.
4) Send Kishan to Panipat branch and bring Ram to Connaught place permanently.
5) Hire a new person to run the Panipat branch.
Q2)

Directions for this questions : Answer questions on the basis of information given in the following case. Mohan’s was a popular fast-food joint at Connaught Place, Delhi. Initially Mohan handled his business alone. His sons, Ram and Kishan, joined the business after graduation from college. Ram was entrepreneurial in nature. Subsequently, another branch of Mohan’s was opened in Panipat. Mohan had chosen Ram to head the Panipat branch. Though Ram increased sales in short time, he had stopped using premium quality organic vegetables, the speciality of Mohan’s. Mohan and Kishan were not happy with his way of doing business. Now, the foremost challenge for Mohan was to sort out this issue with Ram. Mohan knew that replacing Ram with Kishan was difficult as Kishan did not want to leave Delhi. However, giving a freehand to Ram might have long term negative consequences. Mohan was confused about the future of course of actions. Mohan sought feedback from a few of his businessmen friends, who were familiar with both the branches. Here is what they said: - Businessman 1 : Customers of Connaught place and Panipat are very different. - Businessman 2 : Customers in Panipat are extremely happy with Ram’s behaviour. - Businessman 3 : Panipat branch does not use the same quality of ingredients but maintains good hygiene and taste. - Businessman 4 : Who knows, tomorrow the customers of Panipat might also appreciate what Connaught place customers appreciate today! If Mohan thinks all these are valid concerns, which of the following actions would be best for the business?

1) Training Kishan to replace Ram in a few months.
2) Not worrying about ingredients as long as business grows.
3) Bringing Ram to Connaught place branch
4) Naming the Panipat branch as ‘Ram’s’ , and changing it back to Mohan’ , when needed.
5) Asking Kishan to run the Panipat branch.
Q3)

Directions for this questions : Answer questions on the basis of information given in the following case. Mohan’s was a popular fast-food joint at Connaught Place, Delhi. Initially Mohan handled his business alone. His sons, Ram and Kishan, joined the business after graduation from college. Ram was entrepreneurial in nature. Subsequently, another branch of Mohan’s was opened in Panipat. Mohan had chosen Ram to head the Panipat branch. Though Ram increased sales in short time, he had stopped using premium quality organic vegetables, the speciality of Mohan’s. Mohan and Kishan were not happy with his way of doing business. Now, the foremost challenge for Mohan was to sort out this issue with Ram. Mohan knew that replacing Ram with Kishan was difficult as Kishan did not want to leave Delhi. However, giving a freehand to Ram might have long term negative consequences. Mohan was confused about the future of course of actions. Mohan sought the help of five consultants, who give the following opinions: I. Organic vegetables might be a big success at Connaught place but awareness about organic vegetables is low among Panipat customers. II. The Connaught place model can be implemented in Panipat provided the business is prepared to face the consequences. III. Many high end restaurants in Panipat use organic vegetables. So, using organic vegetables will not be a differentiating factor. IV. Selling prices of their dishes in Panipat are significantly lower. Using organic vegetables will bring down profits. V. Premium quality organic vegetables are not easily available in Panipat. Which of the following set of options would support Ram’s argument of not using organic vegetables?

1) I, III, IV
2) II, IV, V
3) I, III, IV, V
4) II, III, IV, V
5) All of the above
Q4)

Directions for questions : Answer questions on the basis of information given in the following case. Life saving Pharmaceuticals (LSP) is India-based Pharmaceuticals Company. Their business mostly revolves around a couple of generic drugs and a few patented drugs. LSP operates in 30 odd countries and more than 50% of their sales volume is from outside India. If more than 50% of their sales volume is from generic drugs, which of the following options is definitely correct? (Note : All percentages figures are with respect to total sales volume) Mr. Rastogi , HR head of LSP , is contemplating of transferring MR. Jose, from India to their Luxembourg office. Mr. Jose’s wife is also with the HR department of LSP . The couple is expecting their first child within next four months and hence they want to be together. Mr. Rastogi is wondering whether Mr.Jose would accept the transfer. If he doesn’t, Mr. Rastogi would have to send a less competent person for this job as early as possible. The office in Luxembourg is very important for the company’s future. It is at its nascent stage and does not yet have an HR department. Hence, it is not possible to transfer Mrs. Jose to Luxembourg. Mr. Rastogi, HR head of LSP, is contemplating of transferring MR. Jose, from India to their Luxembourg office. Mr. Jose’s wife is also with the HR department of LSP. The couple is expecting their first child within next four months and hence they want to be together. Mr. Rastogi is wondering whether Mr.Jose would accept the transfer. If he doesn’t, Mr. Rastogi would have to send a less competent person for this job as early as possible. The office in Luxembourg is very important for the company’s future. It is at its nascent stage and does not yet have an HR department. Hence, it is not possible to transfer Mrs. Jose to Luxembourg. Mr. Khan used to work as the Vice President of LSP India. However, he had resigned from LSP India for a better job in New York. In the meantime, his wife was promoted to head the HR of LSP India. Mrs. Khan had struggled hard to reach this position and was quite popular and respected within the organization. Mrs. Khan was contemplating whether she should give up her career and join him in New York. Mrs. Khan is considering the following actions: I. Take a break for the time being and focus on personal life. Given her reputation, she can always get back to the same job, if required. II. Go to New York, on leave without pay for two months to help Mr. Khan settle down. After that she can come back and resume her responsibility in LSP India. III. Request Mr. Khan to look for an equivalent job in India. IV. Resign from LSP India, join Mr. Khan in New York, and look for a similar job there. V. Request LSP India for a similar position in LSP USA and follow Mr. Khan to New York. Which of the following sequence of actions can be immediately taken by Mrs. Khan to maintain her work-life balance?

1) (1) I II
2) I III
3) I IV
4) II V
5) III V
Q5)

Directions for questions : Answer questions on the basis of information given in the following case. Life saving Pharmaceuticals (LSP) is India-based Pharmaceuticals Company. Their business mostly revolves around a couple of generic drugs and a few patented drugs. LSP operates in 30 odd countries and more than 50% of their sales volume is from outside India. If more than 50% of their sales volume is from generic drugs, which of the following options is definitely correct? (Note : All percentages figures are with respect to total sales volume) Mr. Rastogi , HR head of LSP , is contemplating of transferring MR. Jose, from India to their Luxembourg office. Mr. Jose’s wife is also with the HR department of LSP . The couple is expecting their first child within next four months and hence they want to be together. Mr. Rastogi is wondering whether Mr.Jose would accept the transfer. If he doesn’t, Mr. Rastogi would have to send a less competent person for this job as early as possible. The office in Luxembourg is very important for the company’s future. It is at its nascent stage and does not yet have an HR department. Hence, it is not possible to transfer Mrs. Jose to Luxembourg. Mr. Rastogi, HR head of LSP, is contemplating of transferring MR. Jose, from India to their Luxembourg office. Mr. Jose’s wife is also with the HR department of LSP. The couple is expecting their first child within next four months and hence they want to be together. Mr. Rastogi is wondering whether Mr.Jose would accept the transfer. If he doesn’t, Mr. Rastogi would have to send a less competent person for this job as early as possible. The office in Luxembourg is very important for the company’s future. It is at its nascent stage and does not yet have an HR department. Hence, it is not possible to transfer Mrs. Jose to Luxembourg. Which of the following options would be most appropriate, from the organization’s perspective, to resolve the issue?

1) Giving a salary hike to Mr. Jose with a promise to transfer Mrs.Jose to Luxembourg in the near future.
2) Giving Mrs. Jose option to work from home while in Luxembourg so that she can be with Mr.Jose.
3) Giving Mr. Jose option to work from India for the time being so that he can be with Mrs. Jose in India.
4) Giving a salary hike to Mr. Jose to compensate for Mrs. Jose’s salary so that she can join Mr. Jose at Luxembourg, even with loss of pay.
5) Asking Mr. Jose to accept the offer right now but give him up to six months to join Luxembourg office
Q1)

Which of the following is the correct list of sportspersons awarded gold medal at Incheon Asian games?

1) Rai, Yogeshwar Dutt, Tintu Luka, Mary Kom
2) Saurav Ghoshal , Mary Kom , Sania Mirza , Krishna Punia
3) Krishna Punia , Rajat Chauhan , Saurav Ghoshal , Mary Kom
4) Seema Punia , Vikas Gowda , Sania Mirza , Jitu Rai
5) Sania Mirza , Vikas Gowda , Yogeshwar Dutt , Rajat Chauhan
Q2)

Form which of the following space stations was Mangalyaan launched?

1) Sriharikota
2) Balasore
3) Thumba
4) Wheeler Island
5) Mahendragiri
Q3)

Which of the following statements is closely associated with Boko Haram?

1) It is an organization opposed to Western education in Nigeria.
2) It is fighting for freedom against the oppressive Nigerian regime.
3) It wants to defend the pristine culture of Nigeria.
4) It is an arm of the Nigerian government to promote Islam.
5) It is an organization set up for abducting women.
Q4)

‘Hudhud’, the name of recent cyclone, is associated with:

1) National Bird of Israel
2) Malaysian pet dog
3) Bangladeshi fowl
4) Telugu language
5) Mandarin
Q5)

Which of the following statements is right?

1) Number of organised labour is more than number of unorganized labour in India.
2) Number of unorganised labour is more than number of organized labour in India.
3) Organised labour in India is difficult to count.
4) Organized and Unorganised labour in India is approximately equal.
5) There is no unorganized labour in India.
Q1)

Ramesh plans to order a birthday gift for his friend from an online retailer. However, the birthday coincides with the festival season during which there is a huge demand for buying online goods and hence deliveries are often delayed. He estimates that the probability of receiving the gift, in time, from the retailers A, B, C and D would be 0.6, 0.8, 0.9 and 0.5 respectively. Playing safe, he orders from all four retailers simultaneously. What would be the probability that his friend would receive the gift in time?

1) 0.004
2) 0.006
3) 0.216
4) 0.994
5) 0.996
Q2)

The figure below has been obtained by folding a rectangle. The total area of the figure (as visible) is 144 square meters. Had the rectangle not been folded, the current overlapping part would have been a square. What would have been the total area of the original unfolded rectangle?

1) 128 square meters
2) 154 square meters
3) 162 square meters
4) 172 square meters
5) None of the above
Q3)

The Maximum Retail Price (MRP) of a product is 55% above its manufacturing cost. The product is sold through a retailer, who earns 23% profit on his purchase price. What is the profit percentage (expressed in nearest integer) for the manufacturer who sells his product to the retailer? The retailer gives 10% discount on MRP.

1) 31%
2) 22%
3) 15%
4) 13%
5) 11%
Q4)

A circular road is constructed outside a square field. The perimeter of the square field is 200 ft. If the width of the road is 7 2 ft. and cost of construction is Rs. 100 per sq. ft. Find the lowest possible cost to construct 50% of the total road.

1) Rs. 70,400
2) Rs . 125,400
3) Rs. 140,800
4) Rs . 235,400
5) None of the above
Q5)

Find the equation of the graph shown below.

1) y = 3x 4
2) y= 2x2 40
3) x = 2y2 40
4) y = 2x2 + 3x 19
5) x = 2y2 + 3x 19

XAT 2017 Question Paper Format

questions 104
of Questions
duration 3.5 Hr
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Total Marks
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