XAT 2014 – Essay – List of Topics and tips for improvement


The importance of the essay in XAT 2016 went up a notch as XLRI has decided that institutes admitting through XAT can avail of any student’s essay. I think that one of the good ways to improve your essay writing is by practice and here are a few suggestions to put the plan into action.


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Given below is the list of topics from previous year XAT Papers (2000 to 2013).

2000 Ships are safer in the harbour. But they are not meant for the same.

2001 Economic Growth without distributive justice can only lead to violence

2002 Indian Economy in the Post WTO Era.

2003 To give real service, one needs to add something that cannot be bought or measured, like sincerity and integrity.

2004 Asked at the age of 83, as to which of his project would he choose as his master piece, Frank Lloyd Wright, the architect answered, The next one

2005 More than one billion Indians: A gigantic problem or a sea of opportunities.

2006 India has one of the largest pool of talented manpower, but few innovations and patented products.

2007 Economic growth without environmental damage – a mirage or a reality.

2008 Gender Bias: Cause of Third World War

2009 The Inherent vice of Capitalism is unequal sharing of blessings and the inherent virtue of Socialism is equal sharing of misery

2010 Earth provide enough to satisfy every man’s need but not every man’s greed need

2011 The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals would not only load himself with most unnecessary attention but assume an authority which could safely be trusted to no council and senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of man who has folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.


· Poverty is a big menace in India. Due to its complexity and magnitude, most of the government initiatives fail.

· Poverty is a consequence of failure of government policies due to the fact that governments do not target the root causes.

2013 Corruption is the root cause of economic slowdown in India.


Another concern that quite a few students have is that even if they write the essay – who would provide feedback on it. Well, you have a big enough community at PG to guide you. I personally will try to help – just tag me once you have written the essay.

I hope that you found this post useful and will put it into action.

Couple of my courses which can help you with XAT 2014 are given below:

Decision Making for XAT


General Knowledge for XAT


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