If you are planning to appear for XAT 2020 it is time to pull on your socks and get geared up for the preparation of the exam. Being the second most important MBA entrance exam, competition is high.

The first step towards achieving success in XAT 2020 is to know about detailed XAT syllabus.
XLRI the institute which conducts XAT, as a screening test for the admissions in XLRI and other 150 B schools, do not release any official syllabus.

However, the experts at Pagalguy have done an extra effort to breakdown and analyse the previous year papers to design a syllabus for XAT 2020.

XAT Syllabus and pattern 2020

The exam pattern of XAT keeps on changing very frequently. However, the changes are in number of questions, time duration and marking scheme. The basic XAT syllabus and sections remain the same.

In XAT 2019 a major change that happened was removal of descriptive essay writing section.

This year even if there is a change in XAT exam pattern, no change is expected in the XAT syllabus.

XAT syllabus is now divided in 4 major sections

  1. Verbal and Logical Ability
  2. Decision Making
  3. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
  4. General Knowledge

XAT Exam syllabus 2020 – Section Wise

Below is the detailed syllabus for different sections.

XAT Syllabus 2020 – Quantitative ability and data interpretation

The purpose of this section is to test candidate’s numerical and analytical abilities. The various topics included in the XAT syllabus for this section are as under:

Algebra Arithmetic Data Analysis and Interpretation
Profit and Loss Geometry Bar Charts
Time and Distance Polynomials Scatter plots
Ratio and Proportion Venn Diagram Table
LCM and HCF Progressions Data sufficiency
Percentage Trigonometry  
Equations Numbers  
Time and Work Probability  
Simple and Compound interest Mensuration  
Variations Functions and graphs  
Pure Maths Permutation and Combination  
Linear and Quadratics Equations    
Averages and Partnerships    
Alligations and Mixtures    
Tables and Caselets    
Surds and Indices    

XAT Syllabus G.K/ Current Affairs

There is wide range of topics in General Knowledge section. Candidate should religiously go through newspapers, magazines and static GK Books to clear this section. Some of the topics included in this section are as under:

General Knowledge Current Affairs
National Capital National Issues
Books and authors Politics
Culture Sports
Currency Film and Television
Important dates Ecosystem and diversity
Personality Economics

XAT Syllabus Verbal Ability

The XAT Syllabus for Verbal & Logical Ability includes the following topics:

Reading Comprehension Fill in the blanks
Jumbled Paragraphs Contextual usage of vocabulary
Word usage Sentence completion
Antonyms/Synonyms Correction of errors in sentence

Paragraph completion In Reading Comprehension section, passages will be from literature, socio-economic essays, science and culture and abstract topics.


XAT Syllabus: Decision Making

As the name suggests the purpose of this section is to test the candidates’ decision-making ability. Mostly, situation based questions are asked in this section. Other topics may include:

Analytical Reasoning Logical Reasoning
Data Arrangement Caselets
Situations Assumptions
Arithmetic Conditions and grouping
Decision making  

Stay connected with fellow students on PaGaLGuY for XAT 2020 syllabus

Candidate should note that XAT syllabus is not limited to above topics. There may be question related to other topics related to these sections. So experts at Pagalguy suggests you to complete the XAT syllabus asap and after that give mock tests and solve previous year question papers of XAT to get a fair understanding about type of questions asked and topics associated.

The XAT aspirant should make a note, that the success mantra to crack XAT exam is to solve maximum amount of question in least amount of time. Do not give more than 10 seconds to any question. Answer the question only if you are 100 percent sure of the answer because every wrong answer will fetch negative marking.

All the best!

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