Model Essays for AIMXAT-2
Dear Student,

With about a week to go for XAT 2018, you have now entered the most crucial phase of your preparation. It is high time that you shed any complacency that you may have had till now. With the experience of two AIMXATs conducted by T.I.M.E. along with numerous other XAT practice test papers under your belt, you should now be battle-ready and all set to take on your competitors.

The ALL INDIA MOCK XAT 2 was conducted by T.I.M.E. from 29th December 2017 to 30th December 2017. You need to review the explanatory answers for the questions in the test which have been made available to you. You must also analyze the test in terms of your strengths and weaknesses, revise concepts in the Verbal and Quant testing areas, master the Decision Making section (unique to XAT) and polish your essay writing skills. This revision in the last few days before the exam will bolster your preparation tremendously and help you sharpen your test taking strategies for D-day.

We sincerely hope that you have attempted the XAT Essay in AIMXAT 2 under test conditions and within the stipulated time. This was critical in the sense that you would have gained additional practice before the actual XAT. You were expected to write the essay on a given topic in about 350 words. The title of the essay is a quote from a famous personality and is reproduced below:

Topic: Basically, you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.
             - Bob Dylan

An essay is normally graded on the basis of parameters like content, development of ideas, perspective, structure and control over language. These details are given below:

Content Adequacy of information x 2
Ideas and their development Elaboration through reasoning, explanation, examples x 3
Perspective Pros and cons, different aspects, parallel reasoning, suggestions x 1
Structure Logical idea-flow in Intro-Body-Conclusion form x 2
Control over language Grammar and spellings, sentence construction and punctuation x 2

Additional essay writing tips would have been shared with you in the classes on essay writing. These are also reproduced in the link below for your reference.


Given in the links below are MODEL OR SAMPLE ESSAYS on the above topic written by students. These essays cover a range of ideas and perspectives and will give you an insight into the nuances of writing an essay. The essays also focus on some errors commonly made by students. Each essay is also provided with comments or feedback which will help the writer improve his writing. You are requested to analyze the model essays thoroughly, avoid the flaws committed in the essays and incorporate the given feedback when you write the essay during the actual XAT.

Model Essay 1 with feedback & evaluation

Model Essay 2 with feedback & evaluation

Model Essay 3 with feedback & evaluation

Model Essay 4 with feedback & evaluation

After you have gone through the above links, we recommend that you pen down your thoughts and write essays on the following topics for additional writing practice:

1) It is utopian to expect ethics in business. That is why business environments need laws.

2) Alvin Toeffler showed us, in the 70s, that we were unprepared for the future. Well, that future is now the present, and we’re still unprepared.

3) The true measure of national development would be the reduction in economic disparities, not the growth in national income.

4) “The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”
             – Emile Zola

5) Gender equality goes against nature.

6) A hero is somebody who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
             – Bob Dylan

7) “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by. And that has made all the difference.”
             – Robert Frost

8) If you want to reach a goal, you must see the reaching in your mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
             – Zig Ziglar

Wish you the very best for the New Year 2018 and for the XAT 2018 exam.