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XAT Exam Pattern And Syllabus

The Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) takes place annually in the early days of January. XAT 2019 consists of 4 sections:
  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation,
  • Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning, and
  • Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning.
  • General Knowledge.
The XAT syllabus can be broken down as follows:

XAT 2019 Syllabus:

Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Decision Making & Analytical Reasoning
1. Reading Comprehension
2. Sentence Completion
3. Sentence Rearrangement
4. Grammar and Vocabulary
5. Critical Reasoning
1. Trigonometry
2. Time, Speed & Distance
3. Profit & Loss
4. Geometry
5. Number Systems
6. Probability
7. Data Sufficiency
8. Averages, Mixtures & Alligations
9. Tables
10. Pie Charts
11. Bar Graphs
12. Line Graphs
1. Case Study based decision-making
2. Table based decision-making
3. QA based decision-making
4. Ethical Dilemma
5. Analytical Reasoning based on QA

General Knowledge
1. Capitals, Countries, Currencies
2. Science, Technological Development
3. Economics, Trade Relations, Trade Practices
4. Current Affairs
5. History
  Overall, the syllabus for XAT remains similar to other competitive MBA exams such as CAT, SNAP, IIFT and NMAT.  Ideal preparation time can be anything between 6-8 months.