The General Knowledge Section of XAT has an overall easy to moderate level of difficulty. There are nearly 25 questions asked in the GK section. The scores of the General Knowledge section are not considered while calculating the overall percentile but they do have a weightage when the candidates are being shortlisted for Group Discussions and Personal Interview round.
The 25 questions asked have a good mix of Static GK as well as current affairs. Static GK topics range from Indian Constitution, Geographic’s, headquarters, Capital, World leaders, etc. while current affair questions range from Business News, International Affairs, Mergers & Acquisitions, etc. The students should give a good read before appearing for exams in order to score decent marks as it would help them in the later stage of selection. In the exam situation, it is advised that students spend no more than 10 minutes on this section as the questions can be read and attempted quickly. Students may go ahead and attempt all the questions as there are no negative marking