XAT Decision Making – Principles for Solving Financial Decision Questions

December 29th, 2020 by

Decision Making (DM) is an important part of the XAT since one entire section is devoted to it and fully 21 of the 72 questions in Part A of the XAT examination in 2018 and in 2019 were Decision Making questions. Since these questions are completely unfamiliar to test takers from all streams, most test takers dread this section and thus prepare inadequately. Unlike, other sections, this section is not really a test of theoretical knowledge but challenges the basic assumptions of a test taker’s thinking and whether or not the test taker is able to understand real-world problems that are pre


5 Steps to tackle Ethical Dilemma Questions in XAT Decision Making Section

December 28th, 2020 by

The key tests for sieving through the MBA aspirants in India focus excruciatingly only on aptitude skills with an exception of XAT. XAT paper also invests in analyzing a person’s attitude, though the standard test format is rather restrictive for being an accurate barometer for a person’s honesty/sincerity. After all, like Warren Buffett insists – Integrity is the prime quality he would look for before hiring a new candidate.   Crack CAT with Unacademy! Use referral code HANDA to get 10% off. Daily Live Classes Live Tests and Quizzes Structured Courses


XAT Decision Making Tips – Identifying key stakeholders and their interests

December 24th, 2020 by

An MBA or PGDM or the likes in India equip one with the technical expertise and frameworks to be successful leaders and managers. Yet the number of exams in which a person’s sanity in terms of decision making skills or prudence is baked into the initial screening test itself is miniscule – XAT being the prominent one. It dedicates a separate Decision Making section that comprises of small case studies or situations, which seem almost certain to happen to you or someone you know. However, given a finite narrative and then, having to choose the best possible course of action can’t p


XAT Decision Making Section – Golden Principles for tackling questions related to Management Issues

December 22nd, 2020 by

The decision-making section of XAT paper is rightly considered a scoring section that can really boost your percentile. It is an important section not just because of the sectional cutoff that one needs to clear but also because completing this section quickly will give you more time for quant and verbal section. The questions generally comprise of a short case study write-up and related questions. Though any real-life situation is generally considered to be an open-ended problem with no right or wrong answers, that perception could not be further away from the truth. There are insta


How to use Analytical Reasoning to score more in XAT Decision Making

December 21st, 2020 by

An Analytical Guide to  XAT Decision Making Process Decision making is an integral part of management. It is a cognitive process of selection of a belief or course of action among several possibilities. You have to act rationally while decision making and foresee the outcomes of all the options available and its alternatives. And as aspiring future business managers, time and again you have to face situations where you have to take major decisions by carefully examining the problem and considering all the pros and cons, the long-term and short-term impacts of your decision. And that’s w


XAT Decision Making Section – Principles for Solving Managerial Issue Questions

December 18th, 2020 by

Decision Making (DM) is a critical component of the XAT examination. XAT has included this question type since 2007 and its importance can be gauged. This question type is unique to the XAT examination. The key to solving this question type is – as in most other question types – lots of practice and gaining familiarity with different types of decisions. Decision making questions can be broadly divided into four types – Ethical decisions, Financial decisions, Managerial issues and Logic Reasoning or Arithmetic decisions. Most test takers dread this section since it is completely unfa


How to tackle Decision Making questions in XAT exam

December 15th, 2020 by

There are several reasons that make XAT a unique exam. The marking scheme is unlike any. While the cut-off for XAT never goes too high, it could be because the difficulty level is genuinely top-drawer. This also creates the situation where single topics affecting only a few questions could propel up or even slide down one’s percentile. The result calculation too gets tricky as GK is not counted during the cut-offs, but is an important segment for the final selection. The marking scheme can also vary across question sets. Here, certain questions carry greater marks, and subsequently more


XAT Critical Reasoning – How to solve CR Questions?

December 14th, 2020 by

Critical Reasoning questions have been a regular feature of the XAT Verbal and Logical Ability section. These are quintessential critical reasoning questions in which an argument is given followed by questions that ask test-takers to choose the correct assumption/ true statement/ strengthening/ weakening/ plausible explanation statement from the 5 answer options given. Structure of a Critical Reasoning Question Every critical reasoning question is in the form of an argument and every argument will have a premise and a conclusion. A premise is a statement of fact or evidence, stated in the


XAT – Principles for Solving Fill in the Blank Questions

December 13th, 2020 by

The XAT Verbal and Logical Ability section can appear difficult for most test-takers. The reading comprehension passages are often dense and taken from arcane subjects while the critical reasoning questions are always challenging. However, there is a small silver lining to this section. IMPORTANCE OF VOCABULARY It cannot be stressed enough that a b-school candidate must have a good knowledge of the meanings of difficult words as well as the ability to make sentences out of them. This will serve a test taker well not only in the XAT but in b-school and beyond. A mastery over vocabulary wil


XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2020

December 11th, 2020 by

XAT General Knowledge past year papers should be a part of each and every student’s library who is serious about XAT GK preparation. It would take hardly one hour to go through past year papers and this one hour would teach you about the kind of stuff that gets asked in the exam. I would strongly recommend to all XAT GK students to please go through this post in details and honestly assess yourself as to how much you would have scored in the actual exam. XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2013 XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers