Making sense of the XAT Decision Making Ability section

December 8th, 2019 by

XAT is probably the only leading B-School entrance exam that is not confined only to questions targeted to gauge the candidate’s aptitude, written English communication skills and/or general knowledge. The Decision Making Ability section, that houses about one-third of total questions which determine your percentile (21 out of 72 questions), can make the difference of life and death (read: shortlist and rejection.) Obviously, like every other section, one needs to at least clear the minimum cutoff for this section too but it can skew your percentile and be a game changer. It is therefore i

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XAT Syllabus – Verbal and Logical Ability

December 7th, 2019 by

Verbal and Logical Ability is perhaps the most difficult section in the XAT exam. First of all, the name throws off a bunch of aspirants who have come to expect a certain kind of questions when they see the term ‘Logical Ability’ or ‘Logical Reasoning’. However, the questions that get asked in the Verbal section of the XAT exam are completely different. They aren’t your usual questions on LR but are closely related to questions on Critical Reasoning. Sometimes, the term that is used in XAT is ‘Analytical Reasoning’, which I believe is slightly more accurate. Having said that,

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XAT Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

December 5th, 2019 by

Quantitative Aptitude is perhaps the most important section in the XAT exam. While some of you might argue that it is Decision Making that is most important because it is new and something that you haven’t practiced for, I wouldn’t agree to that. The simple reason being the number of questions. If you look at XAT past year papers over the last 5 years, you will find that the number of questions in the Quantitative Aptitude section were maximum every year. Let’s have a look at the quantitative aptitude syllabus and other details in the video and the article that is given below. X

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

December 4th, 2019 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

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

December 3rd, 2019 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

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Top MBA Colleges Accepting XAT Scores and their Cutoffs

December 2nd, 2019 by

Top B-Schools via XAT and their Cutoffs – Video   XAT 2020 Crash Course a) 200+ Video Tutorials b) XAT 2017, XAT 2018, XAT 2019 Video Solutions c) Workshops on important topics d) 5 Mock Tests in the latest pattern Know More about Crash Course Enroll Now @ Rs. 3999 Javascript on your browser is not enabled. Top B-Schools via XAT and their Cutoffs – Presentation Scores Vs Percentile in XAT Exam For the last couple of years, XAT has asked only 74 questions. You can c

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CAT 2019 response key and official answer sheet released

November 29th, 2019 by

Given below are PDFs for download for answer key and response sheet. Morning Slot PDF Afternoon Slot PDF   XAT 2020 Crash Course a) 200+ Video Tutorials b) XAT 2017, XAT 2018, XAT 2019 Video Solutions c) Workshops on important topics d) 5 Mock Tests in the latest pattern Know More about Crash Course Enroll Now @ Rs. 3999 Javascript on your browser is not enabled.

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Marking Scheme in XAT Exam – How Negative Marking Works

November 28th, 2019 by

The Marking Scheme in XAT exam is a little bit different from other exams. First of all, all the questions are of objective type. There are no questions that are of the Type-In-The-Answer variety. This means you have to pick a choice out of 4 or 5 options to mark your answer. The XAT paper is divided into two parts as discussed in the post on XAT Paper Pattern. Part 1 has Verbal Ability, Decision Making, and Quantitative Aptitude. Part 2 has General Knowledge. Negative Marking exists only in Part 1. General Knowledge portion has no concept of negative marking. What makes XAT different fr

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General Knowledge Capsule – Notable Deaths in 2019

November 27th, 2019 by

Questions on people who have died recently are quite popular in MBA entrance exams like IIFT and XAT. While there are much more detailed lists available on wikipedia, it becomes a problem to scan through them. We have filtered down the list to some prominent personalities and shared that in the video given below. We have covered both Global and Indian personalities in this list. Notable Deaths in 2019 - Video XAT 2020 Crash Course a) 200+ Video Tutorials b) XAT 2017, XAT 2018, XAT 2019 Video Solutions c) Workshops on important topics d) 5 Mock Tests in the latest pa

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How to prepare for General Knowledge (GK) for IIFT in One Week

November 25th, 2019 by

General Knowledge (GK) is an important part of the IIFT exam. The first thing that I will like to tell you is that you need to clear the sectional cut-off the get a call from IIFT. But there is some good news as well – the cutoff for the GK section in IIFT is typically in low single digits. If you look at the sample of the last 4-5 years, it has remained in the range of 1.5 marks to 3 marks. There will be around 25 questions on GK with each question for 0.5 marks. And now the bad news – a lot of people don’t even manage that. Over the years, I have seen a bunch of students who cleare

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