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XAT 2017: Last Minute Tips for Revision

Jan 6, 2017 15:06 IST
    XAT 2017
    XAT 2017

    XAT, one of the most prestigious exams for entering top B-Schools within India, is scheduled on 8 January 2017. With only two days in hands, it is obvious that there is an air of tension among the candidates appearing for the paper. In these last two days, it is important that you maintain calm and stay relaxed in order to achieve the best on your D-day. In order to help you do so, we aim to provide you certain tips and tricks that can make your last minute nervous butterflies disappear.

    Firstly, it is very important to understand that whatever you have prepared so far is the most important part and needs a quick but effective revision.

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    The paper is divided into two parts comprising of verbal ability and logical reasoning, decision making, quantitative ability and data interpretation and GK and essay writing. The division of the sections of the question paper can be seen below:

    Part 1

    Verbal Ability & Reasoning



    Decision Making



    Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation


    Part 2




    Essay Writing


    As can be observed, Quantitative Ability comprises of the maximum number of questions, it is important that the concepts of this section are clear. Therefore, it is suggested that instead of learning a new topic, you focus on revising your strengths and practising the questions through the application of tricks and shortcuts.

    A good command of English as a language is very important and so is the understanding to crack the questions that need you to make decisions and apply logic. In these two days, you should aim for practising these questions within a set time frame. This will help you in realising the areas you are weak in, if any. In turn, you can polish your skills and gain a speed advantage over others.

    To stay strong in the verbal ability section, the candidates are always advised to build their vocabulary. When you go for the last minute revision, you can either go for two to four practice papers that focus on this section of XAT exam or if you have been building vocabulary over time, you simply need to revise the new words you learnt.

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    With GK section in part 2, the revision becomes very important. There is usually a particular time limit till where you need to concentrate on the latest topics, for say, up to three months prior to your exam date. You are advised to go through the important events that you have observed during the course of your preparation. This will help you recall the answers to the questions asked in the final paper.

    How to prepare for GK section of XAT 2017

    Lastly, for the essay, read as many model essays as possible. This will not only help you to imbibe the structure or the format but also enhance your reading speed and vocabulary. Moreover, if you possibly can, then go ahead and write one essay within the time limit of 35 minutes wherein you also need to answer 25 questions based on general knowledge.

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    Revision Tips For XAT

    Revision Tips For XAT

    On top of everything, maintain your confidence and play smart when it comes to time management. It is not just about one section; instead, you need to score well in all the sections. With focus and dedication, anything is possible. Eat well, sleep properly and do not overthink.

    We wish you good luck!

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