📑Decision-Making in XAT 2024

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Decision Making in XAT: The Xavier Aptitude Test is also popularly known as XAT. The exam is conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur body every year to grant admission to students wanting to study MBA/PGDM programmes. The XAT exam will be held on 7 January 2024 as confirmed on the official website. All those students aspiring to study MBA must appear for it as over 800 B-schools accept the scorecard. 

In this blog, we will talk about the upcoming XAT exam which is soon to take place. Before that, here is a quick overview of the exam. 

Full FormXavier Aptitude Test
Conducting BodyXLRI Jamshedpur
Exam Level National-level Management Entrance Examination
FrequencyOnce in a year
Application Mode Online- Computer Based Test
Official Websitehttps://xlri.ac.in/ 

What is the Decision-Making Section in XAT?

Over the years, the XAT exam has seen an increase in the number of questions that come in the Decision-Making section of the exam. This makes the section an important factor in clearing percentile cut-offs. However, many students still don’t know or have the proper knowledge of how this section can be cleared. One must note that a lack of knowledge and time can lead to low scores on the exam. 

Candidates before appearing for the exam, must know that this section asks students to select the correct decision. So, basically in this section, the candidates will be given a situation from which they will have to select the correct situation by selecting the right answer. They must evaluate all the situations as well as factors and based on that make the appropriate decision. 

Also Read: XAT Exam 2024: Notification, Dates, Eligibility, Application Process

XAT Decision-Making Previous Year: Difficulty Level

Below is a label which mentions the difficulty level of the past five years. This will give a fair idea about how the exam was and how much should the candidates be prepared. 

YearDecision Making Section Difficulty Level Number of Questions
2023Moderately Difficult22
2022Easy to Moderate21
2021Moderate 21
2020Moderate 21
2019Moderate 21

XAT 2024: Decision-Making Exam Pattern

The decision-making section is considered to be one of the most difficult in the XAT exam. This section requires one to do logical reasoning. Here the candidates are presented with a scenario and they are supposed to make a decision based on the options they are given. Here is the exam pattern of the XAT. By going through this, the students will get a fair idea about the overall exam. 

  • XAT decision-making section has a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.
  • 1 mark will be rewarded for each correct answer.
  • The difficulty level of this section is considered to be on the moderately difficult side. 
  • Candidates can expect questions about the current political scenarios. 

Also Read: XAT 2024 Registration Form (Open): Application Deadline (Nov 30), Fees & Process

Important Topics to Study for the Decision-Making Section

Here is the list of important topics that are covered in the decision-making section of the XAT exam.

Reading ComprehensionData Arrangement Test
Case lets Decision-making in a situation
SituationalConditions and Grouping Test
Analytical Reasoning Arithmetic

XAT 2024: Decision-Making Preparation Strategy

The XAT 2024 decision-making section in the XAT exam is very unique. Therefore, each one of the candidates needs to answer the questions in this section very carefully. 

Here are some tips and tricks which will help you clear the decision-making section in the XAT exam. 

  • Go through the previous year’s question papers of at least 10 years and make sure you practice every question.
  • Remember that many times there are questions which have no correct answer but there is always an answer which can be close to it.
  • All decision-based questions are situation-based. Therefore, make sure you practice all types of questions.


What will be the sections in the XAT 2024 exam paper?

The XAT exam paper in 2024 will consist of the following sections:
Mock Keyboard Testing Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
General Knowledge
Analytical Essay Writing

Will there be an essay writing section in XAT 2024?

The essay writing section was removed from the XAT paper in 2019 and be reinstated in 2024. 

Who is eligible to take the XAT 2024 exam?

All candidates who have a minimum of three years of bachelor’s degree are eligible to take this examination.

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