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the XAT




Snapshot in Numbers:
Topics200820092010
Algebra (Equations: Linear, Quadratic, Special; Polynomials; Max-Min)
4
5
1
Functions/Series
5
3
4
PnC/Probability
1
3
4
Geometry, Co-ordinate, Trigonometry
8
5
10
Number System, Miscellaneous
12
5
7
Arithmetic (PPL, TSD, TnW)
2
7
5
DI
12
10
9
TOTAL
44
38
40
CUTOFFs
9
7
7
RC
22
16
11
VA (Grammar; Vocabulary)
5
10
7
VR (FIJC; Summary; Para Jumble)
11
9
13
TOTAL
38
35
31
Cutoffs
10
12
10
Arrangement (Linear; Circular; Matrix)
17
12
12
Puzzles
8
7
7
Decision Making
13
8
8
Analysis
0
4
3
TOTAL
38
31
30
Cutoffs
11
8
8

Weightage (Absolute)
Sections
2008
2009
2010
Average
QUANTS & DI
44
38
40
40.6667
LR & Decision Making
38
31
30
33
Verbal Ability
38
35
31
34.6667
TOTAL
120
104
101
108.333

Weightage (Percentage)
Sections
2008
2009
2010
Average
QUANTS & DI
36.6667
36.5385
39.604
37.5385
LR & Decision Making
31.6667
29.8077
29.703
30.4615
Verbal Ability
31.6667
33.6538
30.6931
32
TOTAL
100
100
100
100

OBSERVATIONS (Quantitative):
  1. An obvious trend which emerges out of this analysis is that there is a remarkable drop in the number of question being asked in the examination. From 175 questions in XAT-2005 and its earlier version, XAT has gradually reduced the number of questions to 101 in 2010. It is expected that the trend will not be reversed suddenly.
  2. Even though the number of questions varies over the year, the weightage of the three sections remains almost constant.
  3. Data sufficiency has been the part of almost all XATs in recent past.
  4. Verbal Reasoning is a very important and integral part of XAT.
  5. Verbal Ability has traditionally maintained high standards of Vocabulary and Grammar.
OBSERVATIONS (Qualitative):
  1. XAT is more conceptual in nature. Knowledge is the key.
  2. The higher math part has reduced to almost NIL over the year making Quantitative ability part more solvable.
  3. Data Interpretation part has always been calculation intensive, tedious and time consuming.
  4. Difficulty level of the analytical reasoning section has not changed much over the years.
  5. “Decision making” questions are generally lengthy but comparatively easier.
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