XAT 2019 Essay Topics

XAT Essay Topics – In Xavier Aptitude test, Essay Writing is an important section to attempt. Especially for candidates aspiring to take admission in XLRI Jamshedpur. Essay writing has a weightage of 15-20% in the final merit list. So, you can see writing a good essay in XAT is important to improve your selection in the b school. Essay Writing in XAT is the second part of the XAT 2019 exam. You need to type online an essay in a total of 35 minutes. You have to manage this time to attempt a general awareness section also. So, you need to pull your socks up to write an effective essay in 300-350 words.

Latest: XAT 2019 is scheduled to be held on January 06, 2019. Click Here to check the rest of the dates for XAT 2019.

Key Change in XAT 2019 Exam Pattern

One of the key changes in the XAT 2019 Exam Pattern is the removal of the essay section. Until last year, the candidates had to study for essay part as well for the entrance test, however, for XAT 2019, the essay part has been removed. Though it is no more in the picture, yet the students can take a look on how to prepare for it as it might be useful for them at the time of Interview or Group Discussion.

What is the importance of XAT Essay Writing Section?

The essay writing section in XAT is similar to WAT section in other B schools. Most of the schools take it during the GDPI process while XLRI takes it during the examination time only.

  1. Essay writing helps to analyze the students thought process.
  2. It tests how as a manager, “will you be able to communicate and express your thoughts?”.
  3. It also tests your knowledge and ethical values.
  4. Last but not the least, it carries weightage in the final selections. So, you must take this round seriously and prepare for it accordingly.

Types of Essay Topics in XAT

The topics in XAT are generally statement based. You will have a statement and how you have to express your views on it. Most of the times it is either a contrasting statement or question asked to express your views. You will the topics which will revolve ethical values and business scenario.

  • Based on Ethical Values
  • Knowledge-Based
  • Abstract

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XAT Past Year Essay Topics

You can take the idea of topics in XAT 2019 from the previous year essay topics.


“Can ethical values and sustainability coexist?”


“Globalisation and Jingoism always coexist!”


“Technology and nature are natural enemies”


“Listening is a dying art. We hardly listen to understand. We only listen to refute or reply.“


“The most beautiful things in life can not be seen or touched with hands; they can only be felt with the heart. ”


“Corruption is the root cause of the economic slowdown in India”


Statement I – Poverty is the major problem that is plaguing India. Because of the magnitude and complexity of this problem, government policies are not successful.

Statement II – Poverty is a consequence of the government policies. Instead of trying to address the problem, the government should concentrate on the root causes of the problem.

Support one of the statements. Justify it with examples.


“The statesman who should attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals would not load himself with the most unnecessary attention but assume an authority which could safely be trusted to no council or senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous in hands of man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.”


“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need but not every man’s greed need”.


“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of riches; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries”


“The Inherent vice of Capitalism is unequal sharing of blessings and the inherent virtue of Socialism is equal sharing of misery”


“Economic growth without environmental damage – a mirage or a reality.”


“India has one of the largest pool of talented manpower, but few innovations and patented products.”


“More than one billion Indians: A gigantic problem or a sea of opportunities.


“Asked at the age of 83, as to which of his project would he choose as his masterpiece, Frank Lloyd Wright, the architect answered, “The next one”


“To give real service, one needs to add something that cannot be bought or measured, like sincerity and integrity”

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XAT 2019 Essay Topics

Hera is some topics on which you can write to practice for this section. Moreover, keep reading more and more to add facts, stats, examples to your essay. You can read about these topics to gain knowledge. As an abstract type of essays are easy to write if you have lots of facts to substantiate your viewpoint.

  • GST: Is it a roadway for India GDP Growth?
  • Ethical Values in Business
  • Globalization
  • Trade War
  • Uniform Civil Code
  • Labour Rights or reforms in India
  • Role of Women in equal development of Society
  • Education is the Primary Level
  • Poverty

You can read a variety of articles to gain insight into different viewpoints.

  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Art
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Environment

Structure of the Essay

For an informative piece of article, you need to give proper structure to the essay. Keep a flow like maintaining negative and positive points separately. It should seem like that you are considering all the viewpoints and then reaching a conclusion. The basic structure of an essay followed popularly is:

  • Introduction
  • Background or Related History
  • Main Concept/ About subject/ Theory
  • Is there any current scenario related to it
  • Positives
  • Negatives/ Obstacles
  • Suggested Reforms/ Current Actions
  • Conclusion

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