What is XAT's Overall Preparation strategy?

As compared to others, XAT is a comparatively different exam and thus needs a distinct strategy in order to get through it. First and foremost, there is no sectional time limit to solve each section but the college does have sectional cut-offs, so it is essential that students devote enough time to clear the sectional cut-offs. They can try and maximize their scores in the section of their preference. The GK section should not be attempted for more than 8-10 minutes as it does not contribute to overall but does have a weightage in the selection process so clearing cut-off is necessary.

Discussing the resources to prepare from, the most important resource is the past years’ XAT paper as it gives an insight on how the questions are framed and how close the options are. Especially for the decision-making section as there is not enough material, solving past years’ paper is the best alternative. Appearing for mocks regularly and analyzing them in order to know the weak areas is essential to not repeat the same mistake in the actual exam. Sectional Tests can be used if any one of the sections is comparatively weak. Revision of basic concepts and clarity of concepts would help students understand the questions better.