Name of the Organisation : XLRI Xavier School of Management
Name of the Exam : Xavier Aptitude Test XAT – 2020
Document Type : Question Paper
Year : 2020
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Xavier Aptitude Test XAT Question Paper
The Xavier Aptitude Test is an all-India test conducted by Xavier Association of Management Institutes (XAMI) as an entrance exam for admission to the post graduate programs in management courses of several management institutes all over India.
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XAT 2020 Question Paper
Q.1 Carefully read the paragraph below:
__________, medicine has been operated by trial and error, in other words, __________. We know by now that there can be entirely_________ connections between symptoms and treatment, and some medications succeed in medical trials for mere random reasons. From the options below, choose the one that MOST appropriately fills up the blanks.
A. Traditionally, analytically, casual
B. Periodically, logically, arbitrary
C. Initially, statistically, unexpected
D. Historically, arbitrarily, fortuitous
E. Formerly, randomly, accidental
Q.2 Which of the following is a grammatically CORRECT sentence?
A. You had better told her everything, or else you will lose a friend.
B. You had better tell her everything, or else you will lose a friend.
C. You better had tell her everything, or else you will lose a friend.
D. You had better told her everything, or else you would lose a friend.
E. You better had tell her everything, or else you would lose a friend.
Q.3 Read the following sentences and answer the question that follows:
1. I have good knowledge of German.
2. Except for Rajiv, everybody was there.
3. Whole Delhi was celebrating Independence Day.
4. Neither the dog, nor is the cat responsible for this mess.
5. He knows to swim.
6. I look forward to seeing you.
Which of the above are grammatically INCORRECT?
Q.4 Carefully read the paragraph below:
A map is a useful metaphor for our brain when talking about _______ because at its most basic level our brain __________to be our atlas of sorts, a system of routes _______to navigate us toward just one destination: staying alive! From the options below, choose the set that MOST appropriately fills up the blanks.
A. Comprehension, metamorphosed, designed
B. Perception, evolved, designed
C. Connections, changed, molded
D. Understanding, progressed, shaped
E. Design, developed, shaped
Q.5 Read the following paragraph and answer the question that follows:
When asked what the politician will do for the nation’s economy, he attacked the opponent by saying, “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious? Nevertheless, we’re going to defeat ISIS. ISIS happened a number of years ago in a vacuum that was left because of bad judgment. And I will tell you, I will take care of ISIS.”
Which of the following statements BEST describes the politician’s intent?
A.To divert attention towards ISIS as compared to the economy
B. To make a sexist remark and share his concern about an important issue
C. To digress and argue that security is more important than economy
D. To appeal to the macho voters and use fear as a tool to lure voters
E. To make an emotional appeal to the voters
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