Xavier's Aptitude Test (XAT) 2018, conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur is one of the most competitive exams for admission into more than 100 XAT affiliated management institutes. It is a paper-pen based exam to be conducted on on first week of January from 10:00 am to 01:30 pm. XAT 2018 result is expected to be officially released in the last week of January 2018. Additionally, XAT scorecards containing marks scored by the candidate in the exam will also be mailed individually to all candidates.
|XAT 2018||January 7, 2018|
|XAT 2018 Retest||February 3, 2018|
|Declaration of XAT Result||February 12, 2018|
|XAT Score Card Downloading||February 20, 2018|
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The XAT score card gives you the sectional score and percentile along with your total score. Apart from having an overall cut-off, few XAT affiliated institutes like XLRI, S. P. Jain, XIM-B, etc. also have sectional cut-offs.
These Cut-offs are used to shortlist candidates for the GD/ PI.XLRI gives 65% weightage to the XAT score and 35% to GD/ PI. The GD/ PI rounds usually start by mid of February. It is to be noted here that each of the XAT affiliated institutes independently decides the weightage to be given for each of the test components. XLRI does not play any role in the selection of the candidates in these institutes.
You should always be prepared in advance for the second round in advance rather than waiting for the results to out. The interview panel judges your personality, creative ability, communication skills and attitude for the final selection. So, it's not an overnight process. Moreover, such soft skills are a continuous ongoing process that takes time to develop.
Given below are some of the key points that will help you to excel in these rounds:
- Generally, Group Discussions take place on the topics from current affairs. So, you need to keep yourself updated with the current affairs on a regular basis.
- Practicing mock GDs will boost your confidence of speaking in public. It is important to practice speaking in group settings to clear GD round.
- It is also imperative that you practice Essay Writing especially on the topics that are a part of previous year papers along with the current topics in the news.
- You should also work on your interview answers beforehand, especially questions related to self-awareness i.e. questions related to your strengths, weaknesses, goals, achievements, etc.