XAT 2016: know how essay writing has more weightage

XAT 2016: know how essay writing has more weightage

XAT 2016

XAT 2016 is opportunity for student who is interested in management field. This is gateway to the MBA/PGDM students and is providing opportunity to take admission in in top B schools of India like XLRI, XIMB, SPJIMR, IMT, LIBA, and TAPMI. There are more than 120 B schools are participating in XAT 2016.

Exam pattern:

This will be a paper pen based 3 hours duration test to be conducted by XLRI on January 4, 2016. This exam will have objective type MCQ and subjective section. Duration of Subjective will be 30 minutes and it includes essay writing.XAT 2016 will be divided in two parts

Section 1st:-

Four sections in multiple choice questions (MCQs) format

1. Verbal and Logical Ability

2. Decision Making

3. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation

4. General Knowledge.

Section 2nd:-

The second part in XAT 2016 will be the test on writing ability. Aspirants will be asked to write an essay on a given topic. Candidates having been tested on objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will also be tested on real life driven written communication skill based on wider perspective on important issues of our times. The candidates in XAT are tested on both the counts. Their performance in essay writing will also form the base of their final section round.

Aim of Essay Writing Exam:

XAT 2016 Essay Writing test aims to search the right person who can express his thoughts well in a written form and who is well read and well informed about the various prevailing important national and international issues as well as their effects on businesses. Besides it conveys whether the aspirant is free from biases and is able to understand the things without prejudice

Why Essay Writing Test in XAT 2016 is more important?

Objective part has more weightage. But Essay writing will play an important role in XAT 2016. Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is designed to assess multidimensional capability of aspirants in XAT 2016.  Essay writing will also be accounted for calculation of Percentile. Objective Multiple type questions give ideas of their IQ level but may not have real life driven written communication skill, or a wider perspective on important issues of our times, which is a basic requirement. This is only reason the candidates in XAT are tested on both the levels.

  • Weightage of Essay Writing in XAT 2016

Although the percentile is based on MCQ test in XAT, total marks cannot be awarded without obtaining marks in Essay Writing Test. Its weightage becomes more prominent in final admission round.

  • Expect the questions in PI

The crucial role, this essay writing plays, is the candidate’s ability to face the Board and answer the penetrating questions, based on whatever was expressed in the essay. The piece of advice is not to write anything superfluous or biased which is confusing and is difficult to explain.

How to deal with Essay Writing in XAT 2016

Key points to remember in Essay Writing

Candidate should write a well worded essay of about 350-400 words.

For this you should practice before exam and prepared for attractive essay.

Things to keep in mind for essay writing:-

  • Organize  the essay:

First organize your thoughts in mind then writing.

Practice well before the exam:

Practice will raise your confident. Always convey your thoughts in essay. Use simple language and simple sentence to frame paragraph.

Read more to become a good writer:

You will be able to write if you know the topic So reading good literature in general is essential to re-training your brain to good English construction and style.  Read articles and editorials in newspaper, periodicals like India today, Economist, Reader’s Digest, Time, and Magazines of interest to you. Read well-written material regularly.

Write Essay for reader:-

Try to write Essay for reader. Of course the reader is your XAT 2016 examiner. Do not write for yourself ignoring your overarching goal-writing for the reader, who happens to be the examiner. Later on, the writing piece may become a part of questions in Personal Interview.


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