Having said this, you must ensure that you are consistent with the preparations and are aware of your strengths and weaknesses in various topics. One important practice that must be mastered is to always scan the entire question paper and plan your 180 minutes. According to me, the game is not to be good enough to be able to solve all the questions. Instead, it is to be smart enough to know which ones not to attempt. Unfortunately, the competition is very fierce and not all will land in their dream schools. You need to be in your best form and the momentum of preparation has to only increase till the D-day. Only then will you be able to feel most confident about yourself and unleash your best in those fateful 180 minutes. Any hint of complacency or low or overconfidence is a sure shot recipe for disaster. Clearing XAT has to be your need, and not a want or a desire.
Keep your focus intact, prepare your best, stay composed and I am sure that you will reach your destination, sooner or later. I wish you all a very good luck. Remember - you are the best!
Varun Madan is a business management (finance and marketing) graduate from XLRI School of Business & Human Resources, Jamshedpur, from the class of 2008-2010. His XAT performance put him in the 99.96th percentile.