As much as too much of reading must have gone in this context, practical and realistic things need to be pointed across. First, one must know what he/she are preparing for. Being XAT, for example, one...
As much as too much of reading must have gone in this context, practical and realistic things need to be pointed across. First, one must know what he/she are preparing for. Being XAT, for example, one must clearly understand the exam pattern, the sections, the type of questions that appear and most importantly the thinking approach that it requires to be developed. All competitive exams might be same on preparation but differ in context with the approach.
Also, once a student commits to preparing for an exam, unflinching sincerity, and consistency are required to perform beyond the average. Casual attitude in the course of it will only make you panic on the eve of the exam. Section-wise tips are given below:
Learn the basics, read up on some theory and get notes from any good coaching institute. Adopt the easier ones first, then go for the difficult ones.
The math section is all about finding the unknown amongst a given bunch of data.
Prepare your own abridged version of the topics that you study to enable quick referral amidst a tough schedule of mock exams.
Categorize questions in accordance with the way you have attempted them. Easy to attempt, medium difficulty and the ones you could not do.
Data interpretation and Logical reasoning:
This section has always been about dealing right with the data given. In this section, information is numerical therefore only practice can help you. Time is also critical while practicing as DI section is known for its multiple twists and turns.
This section is mostly ignored on the pretext that only exponents in English can do well and no attempts are made to maximize the score. However, application of simple techniques is required to help gain clarity when faced with questions containing ambiguous options.
The reading comprehension question,for example,requires a candidate to have a reasonable reading speed with the capacity to register the content of the paragraph to aptly summarize and draw an inference from it.
The para-jumbles require a candidate to identify patterns within a set of sentences that are inter-related and give them the right order.
These sections may look very tough on the face of it, but candidates can better themselves with the right amount of practice and ace XAT.
Decision making and essay:
This section differentiates XAT from other exams as it requires candidates to analyze real-time circumstances and exercise the right choice that is not only well-chosen but well-supported.
The essay writing section requires a candidate to have enough practice of writing content that is inter-related, structured and aptly leads to a conclusion giving a good impression.