XAT, one of the most competitive MBA entrance exams, is conducted by Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI). This all-India test is conducted to select students for top management programmes. Said to be the second largest MBA entrance test, XAT scores are accepted MBA/PGDM courses offered by 11 member institutes and 140 associate institutes. From 2018, the exam is being held in online mode. After clearing the exam, the candidate is called for GD, WAT and interview held by top B-schools like XLRI, XIMB, IMT, etc.
Why should you take Mock Tests?
In order to get a good score in XAT, you need to devise a good study plan and preparation strategy. Once you are through with the basics and concepts of all the sections, start practicing sample papers and mock tests. Solving sample papers will let you know your performance compared to other candidates. Additionally, you will learn about the areas you need to improve.
Benefits of Taking Mock/Sample Tests:
Taking mock tests and solving sample papers helps improve your score through an in-depth analysis. Given below are the main benefits of taking XAT mock tests:
- You can gauge your performance under the given time restraints. Mock tests are devised to simulate the actual exam pattern and time limit and hence, reflect your preparation level accurately.
- You can compare your performance with other candidates. It is necessary to know where you stand in the competition. By getting a comparative analysis, you will understand which strategy works best for you in actual exam-like conditions. Accordingly, you can rework your preparation plan.
- Solving sample papers and taking mock tests is not enough to get a good percentile in the actual exam. Even if you are getting a good score in mock tests, your preparation cannot be complete until you analyze your performance well. Test analysis helps in identifying your weak and strong areas as well as the flaws in your preparation strategy.
- Finally, mock papers will help you develop an overall strategy for the actual exam. You can decide which questions you should solve first, the ones you should solve later and the ones to avoid. All these minor things have a huge impact on your overall percentile.
Practicing XAT sample papers will lead to an increased motivation, continual improvement and a rising score graph.