XAT is a pen and paper-based exam. The test is famous for its high difficulty level. XAT syllabus consists of Essay Writing, General Awareness, Decision Making, Data Interpretation, English, Logical Reasoningand Quantitative Aptitude. Here are some syllabus details, based from last year’s XAT paper pattern.
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) & Data Interpretation (DI)
In XAT, there are three sets of DI questions. Quant has similar sections like CAT exam. Here are some of the quant topics that are covered in the exam:
Mensuration and Geometry
Surds and Indices
Linear and Quadratics Equations
Alligations and Mixtures
Averages and Partnerships
Tables and Caselets
Time, Speed and Distance
Time and Work
Profit and Loss
English Language & Logical Reasoning
Para Completion and inference
Fill in the blanks (vocab and grammar based)
Important happenings around the World
Government and Politics
BusinessAwards and winners
XAT GK section is dominated by current affairs and news, with around seven questions related to international on-going issues like Syrian crisis, Crimean referendum, Boko Haram.
Essay section has no fixed subject. Essay topic could vary from general affairs to abstract subject. The idea to present your chain of thoughts on the subject in an order.