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How GK Section can help you crack XAT 2017 in 1st attempt

Dec 30, 2016 12:13 IST
    XAT 2017
    XAT 2017

    Apart from CAT Exam, in various management entrance exams such as XAT, IIFT, MAT and SNAP, questions related to general knowledge are provided to test the aptitude of the aspirants. In Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) Exam, General Awareness is an integral part of Paper 2. In this section, 25-30 questions are provided to test the aptitude of the candidates. This year, as per the guidelines announced by XLRI, there will be 25 questions in this section. However, the general knowledge will carry no negative marking. A total time of 35 minutes will be allotted to each test-taker within which they will be expected to answer the GK questions and essay writing too. So, aspirants have a brighter chance to score well in this section if they invest a little more effort. It should also be noted that in XAT exam, the marks of general awareness section will not be added to the final XAT 2017 result.

    Only a few days are left for the XAT 2017, which is scheduled to take place on 8th January 2016. In this article, we have conducted an analysis of XAT GK section. The analysis would help you understand the type of question that you can expect in Paper 2.

    The trend analysis of XAT GK section will help you gain insights of the whole picture which is yet to be seen in the examination hall. Given below is the trend of question from GA section from 2013-2016.

    Number of Questions asked in XAT GK Section

    Year

    Number of Questions

    2013

    30

    2014

    20

    2015

    30

    2016

    25

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    The above table clearly shows that although XAT paper has continually witnessed change in the number of questions that are asked in the exam, but this year, the conducting body has informed beforehand that there will be 25 questions in XAT GK 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 which 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

    Static GK

    14

    18

    23

    20

    Current GK

    16

    2

    7

    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 section. Hence, aspirants should focus more on learning the facts related to static gk topics. If you wish to score higher then pick up the GK book of your choice which can help you grasp the topics of static gk. But, as the case shows, there were equal number of question from both static and current gk sections in the year 2013. This might be the case in 2017 as well. So, we would advise you to stay updated with the current events as well and revise the questions from the current affairs section as well.

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

    Major Issues covered in XAT GK Section

    Areas Covered

    2013

    2014

    2015

    2016

    Economy

    12

    3

    8

    4

    Politics

    --

    3

    3

    1

    International Organizations

    4

    2

    1

    --

    Sports

    1

    1

    5

    --

    Corporate

    4

    2

    1

    4

    Personalities

    4

    1

    2

    5

    Awards and Accolades

    1

    --

    2

    --

    Books and Authors

    1

    1

    --

    --

    Science & Technology

    2

    --

    2

    4

    Geography

    --

    3

    4

    7

    History

    --

    4

    2

     

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    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 to brush up your facts related to these issues and latest happenings that have occurred in this sphere.

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