XAT - Trend analysis of GK section (Past 5 years) | XAT Tips and Strategies

The GK section in XAT exam plays a crucial role by helping in scoring a high percentile. GK section is based on the current and static topics. Click here to find out the detailed trend analysis of the GK section for the past 5 years and crack the XAT GK section like a pro.

Created On: Jan 3, 2020 12:31 IST
Modified On: Dec 22, 2021 12:10 IST
XAT 2019 GK section
XAT 2019 GK section

XAT - The GK section in Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) exam is crucial for the candidates to prepare as it holds maximum scope to pull the percentile in the exam. The XAT General Knowledge section is comprised of 25 questions and there is no negative marking in this section. However, the marks scored in this section are not counted in the final score of the final XAT results. 

In this article, we have conducted an analysis of XAT GK section. The analysis will help candidates understand the type of question that they can expect in the general knowledge section of the XAT. The trend analysis of the XAT GK section will help them gain insights into the whole picture which is yet to be seen in the examination hall. Given below is the trend of questions from General Knowledge section from 2013-2016.

No. of Questions asked in XAT GK Section

Here is a trend analysis of past year questions that have been asked in the XAT GK section: 

Year

Number of

Questions

2013

30

2014

20

2015

30

2016

25

2017

25

2018

25

2019

25

XAT Exam Pattern: Key changes that you must know

The above table clearly shows that the XAT paper has had a constituent number of questions in the GK section for the past couple of years. This year, certain changes were made in the XAT exam pattern the prominent one being the omission of the essay question from the exam. Also, the exam conducting body has confirmed beforehand the number of questions that will be asked in each section.
Usually, in the GK section, questions from both static gk and current affairs section are asked. The given below table provides a snapshot of the type of questions that were asked in the exam from the test-takers.
Type of Questions covered in XAT GK Section

Type of GA Questions

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Static GK

14

18

23

20

18

17

20

Current GK

16

2

7

5

7

8

5

As per the analysis provided above, it can be clearly seen that maximum questions in the XAT GK section are asked from the static GK. Hence, aspirants should focus more on learning the facts related to static GK topics. If they wish to score higher then pick up the GK book of their choice which can help them grasp the topics of static GK. But, as the case shows, there was equal number of questions from both static and current GK sections in the year 2013. Hence, candidates are advised to stay updated with regards to the current events as well and revise the questions from the current affairs section as well.

The analysis mentioned above focuses on the overall picture of the XAT GK section, but moving forward with the analysis, we should also focus on understanding which sections are most sought after in the XAT GK section. This deeper analysis will aid candidates in a more focused preparation of the XAT GK section.

Topics covered in XAT GK Section

Areas Covered

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Economy

12

3

8

4

5

6

4

Politics

--

3

3

1

--

1

4

International Organizations

4

2

1

--

--

--

--

Sports

1

1

5

--

--

2

2

Corporate

4

2

1

4

--

--

1

Personalities

4

1

2

5

3

4

1

Awards and Accolades

1

--

2

--

--

----

1

Books and Authors

1

1

--

--

--

--

1

Science & Technology

2

--

2

4

2

2

4

Geography

--

3

4

7

9

3

2

History

--

4

2

 --

2

2

1

Miscellaneous

--

--

--

--

1

2

2

Current Affairs

--

--

--

--

3

3

2

XAT GK Questions | XAT General Awareness Preparation 2022

As the table mentioned above shows, we can clearly see that some topics such as ‘economy, geography, corporate/business, sports and international organisations’ often appear in the exam. Hence, we would suggest brushing up facts related to these issues and the latest happenings that have occurred in this sphere.

About XAT 2022

There are many other prominent management entrance exams besides CAT that test the candidates’ aptitude for the field such as XAT, IIFT, SNAP, MAT etc. XAT is one of the most important management entrances besides CAT; it allows candidates the opportunity to secure admission in some of the top b-schools in the country. And unlike CAT, XAT has a general knowledge section that is an integral part of the exam.

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