XAT 2020 Xavier Aptitude Test
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XAT 2020: Syllabus

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By: Shriyanshi Jha on June 03, 2019

XAT 2020 has belled up the ring and its time for everyone to pull up their socks and start preparing for the XAT 2020.

XAT is the second most important entrance examination conducted for admission in MBA programme. Students preparing for XAT 2020 should know about the syllabus in detail.

XAT 2020

XLRI is the institute which actually conducts the XAT exam. There is no official syllabus which is released by the XLRI and the 150 Business schools.

At Pagalguy the experts analysed the whole syllabus and has given the extra effort so as to create the breakdown, after making a serious analysis of XAT 2019 paper so that the syllabus can be designed. 

Pattern and Syllabus of XAT 2020

Actually the pattern of XAT keeps changing frequently. The changes which are reflected in the XAT Syllabus are:

  • Number of questions start varying
  • Time duration changes
  • Marking scheme changes.

But the syllabus and the sections in the XAT exam remains the same.

The major change which was observed in the XAT 2019 was to see the removal of descriptive essay writing part.

This year it is expected that the XAT pattern of examination may change but the syllabus of XAT will remain same.

The syllabus of XAT 2020 is expected in four major parts:

  • Verbal and Logical Ability
  • General Knowledge
  • Decision Making
  • Data Interpretation and quantitative ability


Quantitative ability and data interpretation

Here are the set of topics included in this section of XAT 2020

  • 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

Current Affairs/ G.K for XAT 2020

Here is the list of topics included in Current affair of XAT 2020

  • 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
  • History            
  • Geography   
  • Science           
  • Films                
  • Business        

Verbal Ability Syllabus

Here is the list of topic which are included in the Verbal ability syllabus.

  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension             
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Jumbled Paragraphs      
  • Contextual usage of vocabulary

XAT 2020 syllabus of Decision Making

Here is the list of topics which are included in the XAT 2020 syllabus

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


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