XAT 2024 Last-Minute Essentials: Check Topics and Formulas

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XAT Last-Minute Essentials: The XAT 2024 is all set to be held at the Xavier School of Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur on 7 January 2024. The exam will be held from 2 pm to 5:30 pm. It is very important for the candidates planning to take the XAT exam to put all their effort into the eleventh-hour preparations into practice. Before taking the exam, it is advised that all the aspirants should review the key formulas and go through the last-minute revisions to ace the exam. 

If you have still not downloaded your admit card, then you must do so at your earliest by visiting the official website of XAT.  

If you are looking for last-minute XAT preparation topics for revision then you have come to the right place. Here we will talk about all the important topics and formulas you should have on your tips before taking the final exam. Let’s dive into it. 

XAT 2024: Important Topics To Study 📚

Here is the list of important topics that you should study or go through which will help you in brushing up your knowledge. 

XAT 2024 SyllabusXAT Important Topics
Verbal and Logical AbilityVocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Parajumble, Grammar, Fill in the blanks, Analogy etc
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation Data Interpretation, Geometry, Bar Diagrams, Menstruation, Arithmetic, Percentage, Surds and Indices, Pie Charts, Tables, Algebra etc.
Decision MakingAssumptions, Data Arrangement, Premises, Conditioning, Complex Arrangement, Grouping, Conclusions etc
General KnowledgePrize and Award, Science, Economy, Government, Business, Static GK, Politics, Constitution of India, World etc.

Also Read: General Knowledge for XAT 2024: Syllabus, Books, and Tips

XAT 2024: Important Formulas To Study 📐

Check out the formulas that will help you in completing the XAT exam. 

XAT 2024 Formula TopicsXAT Important Topics
Number System(1² + 2² + 3² + ….. + n²) = n ( n + 1 ) (2n + 1) / 6 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + … + n = n(n + 1)/2(1³ + 2³ + 3³ + ….. + n³) = (n(n + 1)/ 2)² Sum of first n odd numbers = n² Sum of first n even numbers = n (n + 1)
PercentagesFind what percentage of X is Y: Y/X x 100 Increase N by S% = N(1+S/100)Decrease N by S% = N(1 – S/100)
Speed, Time, and DistanceSpeed= Distance/ Time Distance= Speed x Time Time= Distance/ Time
Time and Work Formulas (Basic Formulas)If X can do a piece of work in ‘n’ days, then X’s 1 day’s work = 1/n If X’s 1 day’s work = is 1/n, then X can finish the work in n days.
Simple and Compound Interest FormulaSimple Interest: P x i x n (P= Principle, i= interest rate and n= term of the loan)Compound Interest: Compound Interest = [P(1+i)n] – P Compound Interest = P[(1+i)n-1]
Average FormulaAverage= Sum of observations/ Number of observations
Profit, Loss, and DiscountProfit % = Profit/(C P)×100 Profit/Gain = (S.P.) – (C.P.) C P = 100/(100+gain %)×S P S P = (100+gain % )/100 ×C P Loss % = Loss/(C.P.)×100 Loss = (C.P.) – (S.P.) C P = 100/(100-loss %)×S P S P = (100-loss %)/100×C P
Basic Mathematical Formulas(a + b)² = (a² + b² + 2ab) (a – b)² = (a² + b² – 2ab) (a + b)(a – b) = (a² – b²) (a + b)² = (a² + b² + 2ab) (a³ – b³) = (a – b)(a² + ab + b²) (a + b + c)² = a² + b² + c² + 2(ab + bc + ca) (a³ + b³) = (a + b)(a² – ab + b²) When a + b + c = 0, then a³ + b³ + c³ = 3abc (a³ + b³ + c³ – 3abc) = (a + b + c)(a² + b² + c² – ab – bc – ac) (a + b)n = an + (nC1)an-1b + (nC2)an-2b² + … + (nCn-1)abn-1 + bn
LCM and HCFLCM × HCF = Product of the NumbersLCM of Co-prime Numbers = Product Of The Numbers

Also Read: 20 + Problems on H.C.F and L.C.M

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Is the XAT exam tough to crack?

XAT and CAT are considered to be one of the best national exams for getting admission to MBA course. However, with popularity, they are also considered to be tough to crack surpassing other MBA entrance exams.

Is 3-months enough to crack the XAT exam?

Preparing for XAT in a span for three months is quite possible. However, it is very important for one to have a proper time table and strategies prepared for cracking the exam.

Does XAT have negative marking?

Yes, XAT exam does have negative marking where candidates are awarded -0.25 marks for wrong attempt.

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