XAT Syllabus 2021 reduced to 4 sections/subjects instead of 5.
75 questions with negative marking+25 GK questions without negative marking
XAT 2021 exam syllabus has been revised and is now divided into four main sections – 1.) Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension & Logical Reasoning; 2.) Decision Making; 3.) Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation; 4.) General Knowledge. The three initial core sections collectively determine the XAT percentile score as well as XLRI’s shortlisting criteria. The score of the General Awareness section, on the other hand, is estimated later during the Personal Interview (PI) round.
A clear understanding of an updated syllabus and exam structure is crucial before getting started with the XAT 2021 preparation. Some of the key insights to keep in mind for the XLRI XAT Exam 2021 includes:
XLRI has listed some of the key changes for XAT exam syllabus 2021. They are:
XAT 2021 Syllabus Highlights:
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation
Geometry, Tables, Graphs, Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Statistics, Profit & Loss, Speed and Distance, Clocks, Probability, Algebraic Function, Mensuration -2D and 3D
Verbal and Logical Ability
Grammar, Para Jumbles, Para Completion, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehensions, Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, Completion of Sentences
Analytical Reasoning, Situational, Case sets, Data Arrangement,
Current Affairs, Politics, Literature, Sports, History, Awards and Recognitions, Business, Economics, International Relations, Society, Merger, and Acquisition
Preparation for the XAT Exam is a little challenging unless you know the important topics in the XAT entrance exam syllabus. A knowledge of the syllabus ensures a wide coverage of all the topics. The XAT exam 2021 syllabus shared below is based on a revamped and an updated curriculum.
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Section Highlights: Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) exam syllabus for Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning section in XAT 2021 is subdivided into three parts:
Number of Questions: The revised pattern of this section consists of 26 Multiple-Choice questions.
Major topics covered in XAT detailed syllabus 2021 for Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, and Logical Reasoning are:
Topics on which Verbal Ability questions are based:
Section Highlights: XAT detailed syllabus 2021 on Decision Making is unique as neither CAT nor any other national level entrance exam has included this particular module.
Number of Questions: This section consists of 21 questions.
Major Topics: Decision Making is the problem or case solving capability of a candidate. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) measures such skills broadly on following topics:
Section Highlights: XAT detailed syllabus 2021 for Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation section is wide-ranging. It is the 3rd and the last section in the revised XAT exam pattern. This section contributes to the final estimation for XAT percentile score. Syllabus of XAT 2021 for Quantitative Ability ensures a massive coverage of the key topics in Mathematics.
Number of Questions: There would be 28 MCQs on Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation section in XAT 2021.
Major Topics: Quantitative Ability
Syllabus on Quantitative Ability is based on questions on different topics such as Arithmetic, Algebra, Modern Math, Geometry, Mensuration, and Trigonometry among others. Major topics covered in XAT syllabus for Quant are as under:
Questions around Data Interpretation in XAT exam are in the form of sets mostly. Occasionally, individual questions are asked. All the questions are usually MCQ type. Data Interpretation questions in the XAT exam are in the set of 4 questions. Questions on interpretation and analysis of data are generally based on text, graphs (line, area), tables, charts (column, bar, pie), Venn diagram. Data could be prearranged in the form of tables, charts or graphs. This section examines how candidates can interpret and answer the questions based on the data prescribed.
Major Topics Covered:
Section Highlights: XAT exam syllabus for this part consists of General Awareness (GK) section. The score in this section is not considered for percentile calculation of the XAT exam. Questions can be based on current as well as conventional General Knowledge. Thorough and regular reading is very important as certain questions in this section are relatively complex.
Number of Questions: As per the revised pattern of XAT exam, this section consists of 25 Multiple Choice type questions.
Major Topics Covered: Economics, finance, national and international current affairs are a few of the many topics on which questions are placed in this section in XAT exam.
Essay Writing in XAT has been scrapped. There is no more essay type question asked in the XAT. The total number of questions has been raised to 100 and all the questions are MCQ type questions. Every question will have five options and one of them will be correct.
Key Points to note on XAT Candidates
Ans. Here is a list of the Best Preparation Tips that one can follow to ace the upcoming XAT:
A: XAT’s syllabus is divided into four sections:
A: No, the syllabus for both of these exams has a few differences. Refer to the table below:
English Language & Logical Reasoning- 26 questions
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension- 34 questions
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation- 28 questions
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning -32 questions
Decision Making-21 questions
Quantitative Ability-34 questions
General Awareness-25 questions
Not Applicable, only 3 Sections
A: No. Essay writing test has been scrapped from the XAT and will not be part of XAT 2021.
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