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# XAT 2015: Know the syllabus

Aug 30, 2014 14:40 IST

XAT 2015 examination is to be conducted on 4th January 2015. XAT 2015 is a paper pencil based test of 3 hours duration. It consists of 2 papers.

Paper 1 is objective with multiple choice question type. This part consists of three sections, Verbal Ability, Decision Making and Quantitative Aptitude. The duration of this section is 2 hours 20 minutes. Before anyone starts preparing, it is important to know what needs to be studied.

Paper 2 includes Essay Writing and General Awareness section.

XAT 2015 Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus:

S.No. Arithmetic
1 Number Systems
2 LCM and HCF
3 Percentages
4 Profit and Loss
5 Interest (Simple and Compound)
6 Speed, Time and Distance
7 Time and Work
8 Averages
Algebra
2 Progressions - AP, GP, HP
3 Inequalities
4 Permutation & Combination
5 Function
6 Set Theory
Geometry
1 Geometry
2 Trigonometry
3 Mensuration
Analysis
1 Ratio and Proportion
2 Probability

XAT 2015 Analytical reasoning syllabus:

S.No. Analytical reasoning
1 Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
2 Assertion and reasons
3 Statements and assumptions
4 Strong arguments and Weak arguments
5 Inference & Judgment Questions
6 Cause and Effect
7 Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement

XAT 2015 Verbal Ability Syllabus:

1 Social science passage
2 Science passage
4 Entertainment Passage
Vocabulary Based
1 Antonyms
2 Synonyms
3 Different usage of same word
4 Manias & Phobias
English Usage/ Grammar
1 Sentence correction
2 Parajumbles
3 Sentence completion

XAT 2015 Decision Making syllabus:

Decision making in XAT has maximum number of questions. Usually it has more questions than all the other sections and thus is a very important section. Questions in decision making involve a situation (like a caselet) presented to a student and the student is expected to find the solution and also the reason behind that situation. It requires a logical understanding and full understanding of the situation.

XAT 2015 General Awareness Syllabus:

S.No. Topic
1 Awards & Personalities
2 Economy
3 Corporate Affairs
4 National Current Affairs
5 Science & Technology

XAT 2015 Essay Writing syllabus:

XAT examination allocates approximately 20 minutes for the Essay writing section. Topics are usually abstract and one needs to practice for the right writing speed.

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