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XAT 2016: Section-wise paper analysis

By: Vikram on October 21, 2016

In the wake of preparing for XAT, one of the toughest competitive exams and with less than three months to go, one needs to prepare by practicing mock papers and examining previous year patterns. The section-wise analysis is presented below:

Verbal and Logical Ability:

•    This section was known to be difficult with the vocabulary part consisting of questions from proverbs, analogy, and descriptive phrase.

•    Verbal reasoning consisted of exhibiting of understanding a poem apart from questions from critical reasoning, relation, and para jumbles.

•    4 reading passages out of which mostly all were influential.

Decision making and Analytical reasoning:

•    There were eight single paragraph cases on formulating a strategy of medium difficulty spanning across analysis, HR and determining a conclusion based on numbers.

•    Overall the section was set to be of medium difficulty level.

•    Attempting about 75-80% of the same was considered ideal.

Quantitative Ability:

•    There were questions on Geometry, Arithmetic, and number theory.

•    Questions from Functions and Progressions constituted those from Mathematics while Logical Reasoning consisted of questions from Data Sufficiency.

•    There were 7 questions from the Data interpretation section of medium difficulty level.

For more details, you may refer to XAT 2016 Analysis.

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