XAT Preparation Books

Candidates preparing for Xavier Aptitude Test must be looking for XAT preparation books. It is a gateway to get admission in XLRI Jamshedpur and other B-schools in India. The exam is a computer-based test of subjective and objective type questions. The unique section is XAT decision-making section which requires a different preparation as compared to other exams. Moreover, XAT is easy to crack if you are already for exams like CAT, IIFT etc. The only thing you need to do is practice mocks according to XAT exam pattern. Most importantly, prepare for the general knowledge section as well to gain an advantage during the interview process.

What are The Good Books for XAT Preparation?

For the better exam preparation, it is necessary that you have access to XAT Decision Making, English Language, quantitative ability books. In the article below, you will recommend books for XAT Exam Preparation. Moreover, check the following things before you refer to a book for XAT Preparation.

  • Choose the Latest Edition of a book
  • The book must have all the topics of the exam.
  • Topics are given precise and in an easy manner.
  • Book has the sufficient number of practice and mock papers.

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XAT English Language Books

For this section, you need to improve reading comprehension skills. Reading & comprehending faster will help a lot to crack this section. Here are some books which you can refer to improve English language skills for XAT exam.

XAT Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Books

Both the sections are combined in XAT. Moreover, you need good calculation speed to crack this section.

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XAT Decision Making Books

As such there are no preparation books for decision making. The best way to prepare for this section is to solve previous year questions. The section is all about your perspective in a given situation. If you want to practice the Decision Making section then you can practice from these books also. Click Here to refer XAT DM books.

Download: XAT Previous Year Question Papers

XAT General Knowledge Books

The marks of this section are not included in the final percentile. Though this section acts as a differentiating factor during the preparation of final merit list.

XAT Practise Books

Here are some practice books for SNAP, where you will able to find solved previous year question papers.

XAT Exam Pattern

You can check the XAT exam pattern from below. It helps to know the number of questions, type of questions, marking scheme etc. The number of questions may change from year to year.

XAT Syllabus: Check XAT Syllabus Here

  • Mode of Examination -It is a computer-based Test.
  • Types of Questions – All the questions are MCQ based
  • Duration of the Test – The total duration of the exam is 03 hours
  • Part A has the duration of 170 minutes.
  • Part B has the limit of 10 minutes.

Marking Scheme

  • Each question carries one marks in the examination.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer.
  • Moreover, for unattempted questions more than 08, there is a negative marking of 0.05 marks.

Number of Sections

Part Section Total Questions Time Duration
Part A English Language and Logical Reasoning 72 170 min
Decision Making
Quantitative Ability
Part B General Knowledge 25 10 min

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