Understanding the XAT 2018 exam pattern

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With around one lakh test takers, Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is counted among the most popular management entrance exams in India. It is conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur on behalf of XAMI members. The scores of XAT exam are not just accepted by XLRI, but also by several other management colleges in India.

If you’re an MBA aspirant and are planning to appear for XAT, it is important for you to understand the exam pattern of XAT 2018. Here is everything you need to know about XAT exam pattern 2018 –

  • Unlike Common Admission Test (CAT) and many other management entrance exams, XAT is conducted in pen and paper mode.

  • XAT exam is divided into two parts – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 comprises three sections – Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning, Decision Making and Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation. Paper 2 comprises two sections – General Knowledge and Essay Writing.

  • As far as the marking scheme is concerned, the candidates will be awarded one mark for every correct answer. Also, there is negative marking in the exam. For every incorrect answer, 0.25 mark will be deducted. Moreover, the candidates cannot leave more than 12 questions un-attempted.

  • The total duration of the exam is 3.5 hours.

XAT has a reputation of being difficult and lengthy. The syllabus of XAT covers a wide range of topics. It is important for the candidates to understand all the topics. Also, the candidates need to indentify the topics from which the questions are asked in the exam. Solving XAT sample papers and previous year question papers is an excellent way to do so. This will also help the candidates understand the XAT exam pattern and prepare them for the exam. The candidates need to put in a lot of hard work to crack this highly competitive exam.

On the basis of XAT result, the candidates can seek admission in many of the leading management colleges across the country. The notification of XAT exam is likely to be announced soon and the application process is expected to start in the third week of August, 2017. XLRI has already announced the exam date which is January 7 (Sunday), 2018. The candidates are advised to stay updated on the important dates of XAT to ensure that they don’t miss any deadlines.

CAT 2017 – Expected Changes and Important Dates

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The notification for CAT 2017 is likely to be released on July 30. CAT application form 2017 will be available from the first week of August 2017. This year, CAT will be conducted by IIM Lucknow. With less than 5 months left for the exam, it’s time for the MBA aspirants to put all their worries to rest and start focusing on exam preparations.

CAT Important Dates 2017

With the announcement of notification, the complete schedule of CAT 2017 will be declared. As per the tentative dates, the registration for CAT exam is expected to begin in the first week of August 2017. CAT admit card will be issued online in the month of October, and the exam will be conducted in the first week of December.

Expected Changed in CAT 2017

Will there be any changes in the CAT exam? This is one of the most common questions asked by the candidates preparing for CAT 2017. Indeed, CAT is famous for introducing new, and sometimes unexpected changes in the exam pattern. Therefore, it’s important for the candidates to stay prepared for any change.

Over the past few years, several changes have been introduced in the CAT exam. Earlier CAT was conducted over a period of several days. This was reduced to 2 days. And last year, CAT was conducted on a single day. Similarly, there have been changes in the number of questions, duration of the exam and sectional time limit.

Last year, there was not any major change in CAT. This is one of the reasons why many candidates are expecting bigger changes this year. Here is a list of a few expected changes in CAT 2017 –

  • The test window may increase. It’s possible that CAT may be held over a period of two or more days this year.

  • Sectional time limits may be removed. This will allow the candidates move between different sections.

  • More small towns may be included in the list of CAT test centres.

CAT 2017 is a highly competitive exam. A good score in CAT will allow the candidates to secure a seat in one of the IIMs. CAT scores are also accepted by several other management colleges across the country. To crack this popular management entrance exam, the candidates must stay prepared for all types of changes in CAT 2017 exam.

Also check details of CAT Application Form 2017 here.

Symbiosis International University – SNAP 2017

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SNAP 2017 – Every year, the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is being conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) for admission to the management programmes of the various campuses. The schedule for SNAP is yet to be announced, however, one can expect the registration to commence from the third week of August. The test will be held in a pen-paper based mode. The MBA aspirants preparing for SNAP must make sure to apply for the test on or before the end date. The application form will be available online. Know more about the SNAP 2017, important dates, application process, admit card, syllabus, cutoff, result, etc. here.

SNAP 2017 – Application Process

As mentioned above, the application form will be available online and candidates can follow the steps to apply for the test –

  • Visit the official page and click on the link to start the registration process.

  • Follow the instructions and enter all the required details.

  • After entering the required information, candidates can click on “Save and Continue”.

  • Click on Submit button to conclude the registration.

  • Only after successful registration process, candidates will be able to access the application form.

  • Now, enter all the required application details.

  • Upload the scanned images of candidate’s photograph.

  • Pay the application fee through the available payment gateways.

  • Take a printout of the completed application process.

SNAP 2017

Before candidates start with the preparation, candidates are advised to check the SNAP Syllabus. The question booklet will contain a total of 150 questions. These MCQs will be distributed to 4 sections and candidates will be provided 120 minutes to complete the test. Each correct answer will contain 1 mark while for every wrong response, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

The result is expected to be announced in the second week of January 2018. The SNAP result will be available online. To download the result and to check the same, one must log in with the provided credentials. Based on the candidate’s score, they will be shortlisted for the counselling rounds. Only after the conduct of the counselling rounds, the final result will be announced.

Know more about CAT 2017 Exam

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CAT 2017 – The Common Admission Test is one of the most reputed MBA entrance examination. Each MBA aspirant dreams of scoring big in CAT 2017 and take admission in one of the IIMs. One of the IIMs will be conducting CAT in a computer-based mode. Apart from the 20 Indian Institute of Managements, more than 100 top-rated B-Schools and other Institutes will accept CAT score. Candidates must make sure to register for the test on or before the end date. Only the who have applied for the test before the last date will be able to appear for the test. The registration process is expected to commence soon and the test will be held in the first week of December 2017. The application form will be available online only. Know more about CAT 2017 from this page.

CAT Important Dates 2017

The dates for CAT are yet to be announced, however, the tentative dates are provided in the table below –

Events

Dates

Issuance of application form

First week of July 2017

End date to apply

Last week of September 2017

Admit card will be available from

Third week of October 2017

Entrance test will be held on

First week of December 2017

Result to be announced on

First week of January 2018

CAT 2017

As mentioned above, the application form will be available online and the candidates are required to register first to access the application form. Only after filling in all the details correctly, the candidates will be able to appear for the entrance test. If the candidates enter any details incorrectly in the CAT application form, then they will be disqualified from the test.

The candidates who successfully submit the application form on or before the end date will be issued the CAT admit card. The hall ticket is an important document and candidates must make sure to carry the same to the examination hall on the day of CAT 2017.

The result will be available online. To check CAT result 2017, candidates are required to enter their User ID and Password. On accessing the result, candidates are required to download the same and keep a copy of it for future reference. The candidates scoring the minimum cutoff scores will be shortlisted for the counselling rounds of the IIMs and other B-Schools.

Simple steps to fill in the online CAT Application Form 2017

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CAT Application Form 2017 – The application form for CAT 2017 will be available online in the first week of August. The MBA aspirants preparing for CAT 2017 must make sure they fill in the application form and submit the same before end date. While filling in the CAT application form, candidates must make sure that they enter all the details carefully and error-free. In case of any error in the application details, the candidature of candidates will be cancelled. To start with the application process, applicants are first required to register for the test by entering all the required details. Only after successful registration, candidates will be able to access the application form. Read this page for more details on CAT application form 2017.

CAT Application Form 2017 – Details

Before filling the application form of CAT 2017, one must make sure that they fulfill all the eligibility norms of the test. If candidates fail to meet any of the eligibility norms, then they will be disqualified from the test. The candidates fulfilling all the eligibility norms of the test can follow the steps provided below:

  • Register for the test by entering the required details email ID, mobile number, name of the candidate, etc. and then submit the form.

  • On successful registration, candidates will be provided a unique User ID and password via email and SMS, respectively.

  • With the provided ID and password, candidates are required to log in and start the application process.

  • Fill in all the sections with correct information and upload the required documents and scanned images.

  • To conclude the CAT application process, candidates are required to pay the application fee. On successful payment, candidates will receive a confirmation message.

  • After successfully submitting the application form, candidates will be able to check their CAT Application summary and print the same.

CAT Application Form 2017 – Important Points

  • The registration cum application form will be available only in online mode.

  • The data entered must be error-free. Any error in the application details will lead to cancellation of the candidature.

  • The scanned images must be according to the prescribed format.

  • It is expected that the Application correction window will be provided like last year.

AIBE 2017 Result – Steps to download

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AIBE 2017 Result – The BCI will be announcing the AIBE result 2017 around the 3rd week of June 2017. The AIBE X result will be available in online mode. To check the AIBE 2017 result, the candidates are required to log in with their credentials provided during the registration process. The list of candidates who qualified in the test will be provided in the AIBE 10 result. The candidates who have qualified in the test will be awarded the “Certificate of Practice”. With this certificate, the candidates will be able to practice their legal profession across the country. Check more details on the AIBE result, steps to check and recheck the result here.

AIBE 2017 Result – Steps to download

The AIBE 2017 was successfully held on March 26, 2017. To check the result for AIBE 2017, the candidates can follow the steps given below –

  • Visit the official website of All India Bar Examination.

  • Enter AIBE 2017 roll number.

  • Select the date of birth.

  • Click on the “Submit” button.

  • Download the result and take a print out of the same.

AIBE 2017 Result – Details furnished

The result for AIBE will be furnishing the following details of the candidates –

  • Name

  • Father’s or Husband’s name

  • Roll Number

  • Registration Number

  • Enrollment Number

  • Status of the result

  • Photograph

  • Signature

AIBE 2017 Result – Steps for rechecking

If the candidates are not satisfied with the AIBE result 2017, then they can follow the instructions provided on the table to get their answer sheets rechecked –

AIBE 2017 Result

Steps

Action

1.

Fill in the Rechecking Request form.

2.

Pay the required amount.

3.

Within 7 days, the candidates will be informed about the rechecking.

4.

Now, the candidates are required to visit the BCI and book a time slot. Only after receiving the request application, the date and time will be informed to recheck the answer sheet.

 

CLAT Admit Card – Steps to download

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CLAT 2017 Admit Card – The CLAT conducting body will issue the admit card of the test on April 20, 2017. The CLAT admit card will be available in online mode only and the candidates must download the same before the exam date, which is May 16, 2017. Also, on the exam day, the candidates must make sure that they carry the admit card of CLAT 2017 to the exam hall. The candidates are required to produce the CLAT hall ticket to the exam invigilator to seek entry and write the test. If the law aspirants fail to produce the hall ticket of CLAT 2017, then they will not be allowed to write the test. More details about the CLAT 2017 admit card is available here.

CLAT 2017 Admit Card

The admit card of CLAT 2017 will be available only in online mode and the exam officials won’t be sending any hard copy to the address of the candidates. The admit card of CLAT will be available in online mode only. Once the candidates download the CLAT hall ticket, then they must make sure that the details furnished by it are error free. If there is any error in the CLAT  admit card, then the candidates must contact the exam officials.

CLAT 2017 Admit Card – Steps to download

To download the admit card for CLAT 2017, the candidates can follow the steps provided below –

  • Click on the link provided in this article.

  • Log in with the registered email ID.

  • Enter Password.

  • Now click on CLAT Admit Card 2017 tab.

  • Click on the Download button.

After accessing the admit card, the candidates must download the same and take a printout. Also, the candidates are advised to keep a copy of the admit card for future reference.

Admit Card of CLAT 2017

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CLAT 2017 Admit Card – The hall ticket for CLAT 2017 will be available only in online mode on April 20, 2017. To access the CLAT admit card, the candidates are required to log in with their CLAT 2017 credentials. The admit card for CLAT 2017 is an important document and the candidates must make sure that they carry the same to the exam hall on the day of the test. The entrance test is on May 14, 2017, and the candidates who fail to produce the CLAT hall ticket to exam invigilator will not be allowed to write the test. Details about the candidate, exam venue, timings, exam rules, etc. will be furnished on the admit card.

Steps to download CLAT 2017 Admit Card

To download the CLAT admit card 2017, the candidates can follow the steps given below –

  • Visit the official website of CLAT 2017.
  • Enter the registered email ID.

  • Enter password.

  • Click on Login.

  • Check the details furnished on the CLAT admit card.

  • Download the same and keep a copy of it for future reference.

Note: In the case of any error in the details furnished on the CLAT 2017 admit card, the candidates must inform the exam officials.

Details furnished by the CLAT 2017 Admit Card

The following are the details that the admit card of CLAT 2017 will furnish –

  • Test Centre City

  • Address of the CLAT Exam Centre

  • Date of Examination

  • Time of Reporting

  • Time of Examination

  • Roll Number

  • Name of the Candidate

  • Father’s Name

  • Mother’s Name

  • Date of Birth

  • Application Number

  • Programme Applied

  • Candidate Category

  • Invigilator Signature

  • Signature space for the Candidate

Steps to access the CAT Result 2016

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CAT Result 2016 – The entrance test for CAT 2016 was held on December 04, 2016, and the result is expected to be announced in the month of January 2017. The CAT 2016 result will be available online and the candidates can access the same will be hosted in this article. To access the CAT Scorecard, the candidates are required to log in with their CAT 2016 User ID and Password. Last year, due to some technical glitches, the CAT scores were available online even before the official announcement. Thus, the exam officials sent the CAT scorecard via SMS to the candidates.

Steps to access the CAT Result 2016

After the announcement of the CAT result, the candidates can follow the steps below to download it –

  • Click on the link provided in this article.

  • Enter CAT 2016 ID.

  • Enter Password.

  • Check the details furnished on it.

  • Download the CAT 2016 score card and keep a copy of it for future reference.

About the CAT Result 2016

This year, approximately 2.32 lakhs MBA aspirants appeared for CAT 2016. The date for the announcement of the result is not fixed, but it is expected to be available by available by the 2nd week of January 2017. The CAT 2016 scorecard will be available only in online mode and the CAT officials won’t be sending the scorecard via email or mail. The scorecard for CAT 2016 will furnish the following details –

  • Sectional scores.

  • Total score.

  • Sectional percentile.

  • Total percentile.

About the CAT 2016 Score and Percentile

Based on the marking scheme, the total score of the candidate will be calculated. Then, this score will go through a process called “Equating” i.e. it will be normalized across various sections. Once, the scores are normalized, then it will be converted into a percentile for shortlisting.

CAT 2016 Cutoff

The CAT 2016 percentile is the Gateway to the prestigious IIMs and various other top-rated MBA Colleges of India. The CAT cutoff is the minimum percentile required to get short-listed in the next level of the selection process of the IIMs and other B-Schools. The shortlisted candidates will be intimated via official websites of the participating B-Schools and also, an interview letter will be sent. The candidate’s CAT 2016 percentile, academic profile and work experience will be considered for shortlisting and selecting candidates at various stages. It must be noted that the selection and the shortlisting procedure of the Institutes will vary from each other.

CGBSE 12th Result 2017 – Will be Released in the End of April 2017

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Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education (CGBSE) would conduct the 12th exam in the month of month of March 2017. The CGBSE 12th Result 2017 would be declared for all the streams in the 3rd week of April 2017. We shall provide the same on our online educational web portal so that the same can be checked in an expedient manner. Read the article given below to get more information with respect to the result. The date sheet of the exam will be released by the Board, a couple of months before the exam.

Salient Features of the CGBSE 12th Result 2017

  • CG Board Intermediate Result 2017 evaluates a candidate’s performance in terms of marks obtained by them in all the subjects – theory and practical.
  • CGBSE 12th Result provides a huge platform to the candidates as on the basis of this only, they can get admission in the streams for class XI as per their choice.
  • A candidate must obtain at least minimum marks to get pass certificate in the exam; otherwise, he/she will be deemed to be failed and have to reappear in the supplementary exam.
  • The Board would issue mark sheet and pass certificate, usually after one month from the date of the declaration of the result.

Procedure to check the CGBSE 12th Result 2017

  • Click on the direct link that will be provided later.
  • You will be navigated to a new web page in which ‘High School Certificate Exam 2016’.
  • Enter your roll no. in the space provided and hit the submit button.
  • The CGBSE 12th Result 2017 for the relevant scheme will be displayed on the screen.
  • Take a printout of the mark sheet and save it for future reference.

About the Chhattisgarh Board

The Chhattisgarh Board was constituted on 20 July 2001 vide notification F 10-5-/13/2001 Raipur 20-7-2001. It conducts the examination of class 10th and class 12th, every year. The aim of the Board is to provide excellent quality of education in the state. It also encourages the intelligent students by facilitating them with prizes. The Board maintains a web portal through which various CGBSE 12th Result 2016 is declared.