XAT 2013 will have some major changes in the pattern from the year 2013, because the duration of the test has been extended to three hours. Earlier the duration of XAT exam was of 2:20 hours. Prof. Vishwa Ballabh, admission chairperson of XLRI said "The duration of XAT 2013 will be 3 hrs. While domain-specific question will form the first part, the next part will not only have essay writing, a regular feature of XAT exam, but also a general awareness section that we are introducing from this year".
On explaining the reason behind the change, Prof.Ballabh said "We want to have students from diverse backgrounds. So XAT is not just meant for students from the engineering and science backgrounds, but from the social science background as well. That is precisely the reason why we have extended the duration of the test. We want students to take their time and answer as many questions as possible".
"We need versatile students who can excel in the management field. We want test takers to have equal knowledge about Business Knowledge, economics, Politics and social developments. That is precisely the reason why we are adding the General Awareness section", he added.
XLRI Chairperson Prof Ballabh advices all XAT 2013 aspirants saying "XAT is a very innovative exam and we diversify questions. You need to have analytical and practical ways of thinking in order to solve questions correctly. Co not mug up answers as it would not help you perform well. Instead develop your thinking ability".
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