XAT 2014: 10 valuable Last Minute Tips
Learn how to best utilise your day before XAT 2014 and the last minute tips to improve
your score from Prof. S.K. Agarwal, expert on MBA entrance preparation.
XAT 2014 is only a day away. What
should be the strategy on the day
before the test and what are the
useful last minute tips to help the
aspirants in the examination are some
of the questions which go on knocking
all the time. Learn how to best utilise
your day before XAT 2014 and the last minute tips to improve your score from Prof. S.K.
Agarwal, expert on MBA entrance preparation.
MBAUniverse.com has placed a good number of topic wise exercises and comprehensive
Mock test along with more than 100 probable GK questions for the benefit of
prospective XAT takers on its homepage. You should attempt this practice test to assess
Revision of tricks and shortcuts in Quant and DI
It is not recommended to go for any fresh preparatory topic on a day before the
examination as it creates more confusion than clarity. However, in case you feel that
some formulae, topic already learnt by you need a quick revision, you may go for that.
For example what type of questions you can solve with trial and error method; what
could be the shortcut to find out the interest; percentage of profit and loss; how to
quickly arrive at the desired number; how to compare the DI data in diagrammatical or
graphical presentation; how to arrive at the square root of some typical number and so
on. The strategy to be adopted may be as follows
Tips to revise grammar and Vocabulary usage
Give around 30 minutes to practice the various types of questions that appear in this
section especially on the already learnt topics. It will be better to revise and practice the
available questions in this section as they are not very difficult but are tricky and have
confusing close options.
Avoid single sitting revision
Single sitting revision may be difficult. Divide it topic wise and in slots of half an hour
each. Since the receptivity and concentration go on diminishing after some time hence
splitting the time frame of two-three hours into 5-6 slots will enable you to do better on
revision front and will keep you fresh.
Last minute tips on Essay Writing
Read a few model essays and think how you would write an essay extempore in 20
minutes. In the examination hall you may be given any topic to write. Please do not
begin writing immediately. Spend a few seconds, even a minute to gather the thoughts
and to frame an outline. Essay may be as short as 300 words but must have relevant
information, coherent flow of thoughts, should conclude in balanced manner and with a
Make a to-do-list
Another important suggestion is to prepare a comprehensive but short to do list for the
day. Your list should contain organising the stationery and papers necessary for the
examination, updating yourself about the time and venue of the test, how to mark
answers correctly on OMR sheet, estimation of time to be consumed from the place of
your stay to the venue of examination, ascertaining the mode of conveyance, the dress
you would like to wear on the examination day, and a little last minute revision.
Important – Please note that items like cell phones, calculators, watch calculators, alarm
clocks, digital watches with built in calculators/memory or any electronic gadgets shall
not be allowed in the examination hall. It is better to avoid the same.
Be open to all the questions
Do not get biased before the examination. Even the topics that are underprepared may
give you pleasant surprise. Maximise your attempts with speed and accuracy. It is not
advisable to go for guesses since a penalty of one fourth negative marking for every
wrong answer will be imposed.
Practice on dummy OMR
XAT allows you to attempt any question from any part and for any number of times, till
140 minutes are over. Practice at least once on dummy OMR sheet. In our hurry we
sometimes forget to mark the right circle against right number of answer option, despite
knowing the answer. With a little bit of practice, you can reassure yourself and get rid of
Manage the time
Please reach in time, occupy the seat allotted to you by verifying the seat number,
pasted on the desk and also indicated in the admit card. When you get the Test Booklet,
please check that all the pages of the booklet are in order. In case of any defect,
immediately bring it to the notice of the invigilator.
Remember there will be 140 minutes to solve 90 to 95 questions divided in 3 sections.
Every section has individual cut off also.
What immediately after XAT
Performers in XAT must begin preparation for GD/PI. Names of the short listed
candidates for XLRI GD/PI will be declared on XLRI website by January 31, 2014. Number
of candidates can fairly assess their performance in XAT and if found positive, should
immediately after the examination proceed for the preparation on GD/PI, without
waiting for the XAT score card.
XAT 2014 Result:
XAT 2014 Result will be declared on Friday, January 31, 2014 on the XAT 2014 website.
XAT 2014 candidates can check their XAT 2014 Result by visiting the XAT 2014 website.
On visiting the XAT 2014 website, one has to click on the tab Download XAT Score Card
on the left side of the page. After clicking it, you can download your XAT 2014 Score Card
and view your XAT 2014 Result. After logging in, you can download and print your XAT
2014 Result in the form of the score card
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