XAT is taken by all serious MBA aspirants. Right after CAT, all these serious aspirants start preparing for XAT which makes scoring a high percentile all the more difficult as everyone will play his/her A-game (Unlike CAT where around 40-50% aspirants take the test as a trial). Also, less no. of institutes coming under the ambit of the exam, as compared to CAT, make the completion all the tougher and the stakes higher. Hence, one needs to put in much more effort with less time in hand to ace the race to get into one of the most prestigious institutes of India-XLRI Jamshedpur (BM and HR) and elite institutes like SPJIMR, Mumbai. For all those who could not give their best in CAT, XAT is a chance for redemption and fulfilling their dream of doing MBA from elite b-schools in India.
How to crack XAT?
Via this article, I bring to your strategies of XAT toppers who aced the exam to enter their dream b-schools. Have a look at some of the best strategies for cracking the formidable exam-:
In this article, I have tried to give strategies for both engineers as well as non-engineers. I have tried to outline the crucial points of all the sections along with the resources which can be helpful. This article also outlines how your strategy for XAT will be different from the strategy for CAT.
Here, Shreyansh Tyagi gives you various tips to ace the exam- how decision making played a crucial role for him and what resources were referred by him for acing this section especially. He also underlines how his 2nd attempt was different from the 1st attempt of CAT.
In this article, Jay Hulani, 99.73 percentiler in XAT, talks all about his strategy- how did he prepare for the exam after CAT, his strategy of taking mocks and interpreting them. He also addresses one common habit of almost all exam takers- taking a question on your ego and sticking to it to ruin the whole exam.
In this article, Abhay Agrawal talks about the mindset one should adopt on the d-day (5th Jan 2020) and how to go across various sections to ace the exam.
XAT Exam Analysis
In this article, Karan Madangeri breaks the whole XAT exam for you, number of questions in each section and expected cut-offs for every section along with the overall cutoff for different b-schools. He also gives his 2 cents as to how to strategize to ace the exam.
In this article, the InsideIIM team answers all your queries about XAT-why you should apply, what are the expected cut-offs and the institutes coming under the exam which you should focus on. This comprehensive article is an answer to all your queries about XAT 2020.
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Hope these articles give you all that you need for XAT. Prepare, plan and ace the exam.
All the best!