XAT 2001 BMD and PM & IR The first major change in the paper was that the BMD and the PM & IR papers were the same, 200 questions to be attempted in 120 minutes. This could be mainly due to the fact that this year onwards XAT has been introduced. The second difference that could be observed in contrast to previous years paper was that the paper was much simpler that what was expected. The language section and Maths were very easy, while LR was almost a cake walk. Most of the students were able to do well, this also implies that the cut offs shall be much higher.
The students were as usual asked to write an Essay on the following topic in the stipulated time of 20 minutes: "Economic Growth without distributive justice can only lead to violence." Detailed Sectionwise Analysis Section
1 This section had 80 questions in all: Verbal Ability and English Usage (60 questions) & Reading Comprehension (20 questions). The section was easy and maximum attempts should be there in this section. The pattern of the questions were: Reading
Comprehension: Fill
in the blanks: Synonyms: Analogies: Antonyms:
Fill in the blanks with appropriate phrases: Section
2 This section had questions on a variety of topics like Psychology, HR, Business Awareness etc.. The detailed break up of General Awareness questions is as given:
A few questions that we could get from the students are as: Q.
Arrange in chronological order of state formation: Ans. (a) Q.
Top management in a company is involved in: Ans. (c) Q.
"Physical attractiveness" results in: Q. Who
measure National Income in India? Q.
Gitagovinda is written by whom? Q. Who
is the author of Madhusala? Q. Who
is the CEO of HLL? Section
3 There were in all 60 questions in this section too spread on Maths, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning. In the entire section there were lots of simple questions. Around 10  15 were quiet difficult rest others were manageable. As far as Logical Reasoning questions are concerned they were surprisingly very simple. Q. A, B and C do a work
in 18 days & 36 days respectively. They start working together. A Q. Let us consider an
equation ax + by + c = 0 Given ab < 0. The coefficient of correlation
is Q. There are 5 people A,
B, C, D and E. They read a book one after the other. C read the book
(2) Who read the book last? Q. There are 6 people.
Probability of getting male is ½. Answer the following questions.
(2) What is the probability of getting 2 female and 4 male? Q. Ram, Shyam and Ramesh
work as 36 days, 41 days and 52 days respectively. Find days they Although we could not manage to get a lot of questions, but here is a brief representation of the topics, from where the questions actually came. LCM & HCF based  1 questionNumber Series  2 questions Integers and related  1 questions Indices  1 questions Binary Operations  1 questions Odd Man Out for Number Sets  3 questions Ratio & Proportion  1 questions Allegations & Mixtures  1 questions Sets  1 questions Venn Diagram  1 questions Linear Equations (Solving)  1 questions Simultaneous Equations  1 questions Quadratic Equations  1 questions Work & Time  1 questions Time & Speed  1 questions Simple Interest  1 questions Circles  1 questions Diagrams (Geometry)  4 questions Probability  12 questions Calendar  1 questions Logic (4 Sets) 3 questions Data Sufficiency  4 Questions Data Interpretation (1 set) 5 questions 

Final Analysis The cutoff as expected by us at PT to get a strong and a convertible call should look like:


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