The topics were all standard – Arithmetic, Geometry, Statistics, Number system, Algebra, P&C and Probability, Set theory, and of course, DI caselets.
It is important to use the “elimination of options” technique to improve your chances.
But then, they are the examiners, and we have no choice but to play the game by their rules. This section itself would account for approximately 10 out of the 13 non-attempts that were allowed. The XAT 2016 was in two parts Essay OMR sheet: Part 1 – Aptitude Test – suggested 170 minutes – covered three sections: Verbal Ability, Decision making, Quantitative Ability (including Data Interpretation) OMR sheet taken away at the end of 170 minutes.
Talking of XAT 2016 When XAT authorites announced there would be negative marking for not attempting questions, they also announced that the test would be simpler in nature. Part 2 – General Knowledge and Essay Suggested time 35 minutes.
One of the question sets was based on proper HR practices that need to be followed. An important factor that made this section tough was that multiple course of action were to be choosen and a preference to be indicated based on immediate to later or ethical to unethical.
These were the RC type cases / case-lets, again reinforcing the belief that XAT really wants you to be good at reading speed and comprehension.
It build your confidence as you move through the section. You should get at least 12 to 14 correct in this section to stand a fair chance at XLRI. Included General Awareness / GK / Current Affairs Difficulty level : Moderate No senseless questions asked.
The DI questions were long and complex and were very conceptual in nature. Every question had a direct link with your future career and what you really must be reading these days. There were three question focussing on the middle east.
We are happy to share that almost 80% of the questions that appeared in XAT 2016 GK section were directly discussed in PT’s Knowledge Booster’s 35 sessions with lots of examples and explanation.
All these were also uploaded through videos inside the PT SRC.