XAT GK Preparation

XAT GK – In Xavier Aptitude Test, the general knowledge section is an important section. Its marks are not added while preparing the percentile. Though GK section does play a role while selecting the students in the final merit list. So, why take a risk and reduce your chances in XLRI Jamshedpur. The GK sections comprises of 25 questions which will take a maximum of 5-7 minutes to attempt. It contains questions having a mix of current affairs and static general awareness. So, it is necessary that you read newspapers daily and spare some time to read static gk also.

Moreover, preparing for GK will not only help in XAT 2019 but also in exams like IIFT, SNAP etc. So, start preparing now for gk bit-by-bit. Otherwise, in the end, it will become hooch-pooch to memorize a lot in a short span of time.

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When to Start Preparing for XAT GK?

For anything to start, you do not have to wait for it. Just start the preparation now. Do not wait until the exam is near. The early you start more you able to cover the syllabus. Moreover, reading current affairs require continuous reading. You will not able to read the last 12 months current affairs in a month or few days. Same is the case with the static GK, it requires reading a lot.

How to Manage to Prepare for General Awareness daily?

Preparing for GK is the very boring task but preparing for it can really give you an edge in the exam. So, what you can do is read 60-90 minutes newspaper daily. Mark the important facts, take a screenshot or write notes. The notes will also help during GDPI rounds.

Secondly, for static GK, pick any book and read it like a novel. Keep 30 minutes for it before going to bed. Start it now so that you can re-read two-three times. Since you can’t cram all the things it will be better if you read as much as possible.

What are the Best sources to Prepare for XAT GK?

Reading is the foremost thing to prepare for an exam. You can download PDFs or make notes according to your convenience.


You can pick any of the newspapers to read the latest national and international events.

  • The Hindu
  • The Indian Express
  • The Mint
  • Frontline

Watch Online

You can watch news channels or can access the youtube sources. Go through breaking news and the highlights. Follow news regularly to track how to events are unfolding.

  • ABP News
  • Rajya Sabha News
  • Times Now
  • ET Now


For the monthly current affairs and opinions on various topics, you can read the following magazines.

  •  Pratoyigita Darpan etc.
  • Static Books – Arihant, Lucent, Year Book etc.

Online Sources

Whenever you find an interesting topic, then read about them online. Search Google, Wikipedia, youtube to know anything about a topic.

Previous Year Question Papers

Previous year questions papers are a good source to prepare for an exam. It will help you to know the type of questions that come in the exam.

What are topics to focus on while Preparing for XAT GK?

Thera are some topics from where questions are very popular. The topics are written in the pointers below.

Type of Questions 2016 2015 2014
Current 10 12 18
Static 15 18 2
Total 25 30 20

Topics to refer

  • Politics
  • Markets
  • Sports,
  • Business & Economics
  • Technology
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Abbreviations & business taglines
  • Awards and Honours
  • Geography – Dams, Rivers etc.
  • Famous Personalities
  • Books & Authors
  • Organisations
  • Miscellaneous
2017 2016 2015 2014
Miscellaneous 4 3 4 4
Economy 1 3 6 3
International 3 7 8 4
Corporate GK 4 3 0 2
Geography 8 5 3 1
Polity 0 0 2 2
Sports 0 2 4 1
Science & Technology 2 2 2 0

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