A re­vi­sion guide for XAT 2013

Em­pha­sise on ver­bal and log­i­cal abil­ity to score well The

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fi­nal re­vi­sions for any exam need an in­formed and fo­cused ap­proach. Hence I have tried to very lu­cidly en­cap­su­late the ‘what to ex­pect’ for XAT 2013 as­pi­rants.

To be held on Jan­uary 6, XAT 2013 will con­sist of two parts. The first part will con­tain mul­ti­ple­choice ques­tions on three sec­tions with around 95100 ques­tions on data in­ter­pre­ta­tion and quan­ti­ta­tive abil­ity, an­a­lyt­i­cal rea­son­ing and de­ci­sion­mak­ing abil­ity and ver­bal and log­i­cal abil­ity. The du­ra­tion of the test has been ex­tended to three hours in­stead of two hours and 20 min­utes as was ear­lier. A sec­tion on gen­eral aware­ness has also been added.

XAT places a lot of em­pha­sis on ver­bal and log­i­cal abil­ity and hence im­prove­ment in th­ese ar­eas is very im­por­tant. Fur­ther, the newly in­tro­duced 40-minute sec­tion will in­clude es­say writ­ing and gen­eral aware­ness.

There will be a gen­eral knowl­edge sec­tion com­pris­ing 20-30 ques­tions. The ques­tions in this sec- tion will per­tain to topics such as busi­ness, eco­nom­ics and pol­i­tics re­lated to the busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment. One needs to have a grip on the cur­rent po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic sce­nario of the coun­try and the world. A daily read of busi­ness news­pa­pers is use­ful.

Can­di­dates should con­cen­trate on ar­eas such as present heads of ma­jor global/In­dian com­pa­nies, in­for­ma­tion on brands and com­pa­nies, taglines of ma­jor global/In­dian com­pa­nies, sig­nif­i­cant books (such as, busi­ness re­lated books and busi­ness bi­ogra­phies) re­leased in 2011-2012, cur­rent busi­ness af­fairs (eg, im­por­tant eco­nomic de­ci­sions, merg­ers and takeovers, etc), ter­mi­nolo­gies/ab­bre­vi­a­tions, re­lated to the bank­ing sec­tor, eco­nom­ics and gen­eral busi­ness. As­pi­rants are ex­pected to have aware­ness and crit­i­cal abil­ity to un­der­stand and an­a­lyse the eco­nomic, po­lit­i­cal and so­cial en­vi­ron­ments to­day.

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