XAT Previous Year Essay Topics – Check Here

XATThe Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) has organized the XAT examination on the behalf of XAMI. The XAT is the national level entrance test, which is organized to offer admission to the applicants in various XAT Associate Member Institutes and into academic programs of XLRI.

Those students are wishing to get admission to the various programs from the 100 institutes of XLRI, can apply to the XAT examination by filling the application form through online mode.

Here, through this article, students will be able to know the complete detail of XAT in which includes XAT’s previous year essay topics.

XAT Previous Year Essay Topics

There are the various previous year essay topics has mentioned below and the essay topics of the previous year will be listed year-wise, which was asked in writing tests. The Essay Writing Test in XAT may be replaced by Writing Ability Test (WAT) in the final selection round by XLRI.

The key changes introduced by XLRI in XAT Essay Writing Test 

  • Essay Writing test in XAT was an online computer-based test last year
  • Maximum 3 marks were awarded for the correct, coherent and well worded XAT Essay writing
  • Test taker had to complete XAT essay writing in 25 minutes or less
  • No extra time for the XAT Essay writing test is assigned an online computer-based XAT. Candidates had to complete the essay writing test within the overall time limit
  • 200 words limit was assigned for an essay writing test in XAT last year
  • No negative marking is there on the XAT essay writing test
  • The question topic on Essay writing in XAT is the last question in the XAT exam

Previous 15 Year XAT Essay Topics

The topics of the essay can be Social topics or may be based on current affairs. Essay writing tests in XAT will need good concentration and well-practised preparation to write a good essay.

XAT exam year Essay topic in XAT exam
2018 Ethical Practices and Sustainability: Do they co-exist?
2017 Globalization and Jingoism always coexist
2016 Technology and Nature are natural enemies
2015 Listening is a dying art. We hardly listen to understand. We only listen to refute or reply.
2014 The most beautiful thing can neither be seen nor be touched but can only be felt
2013 Corruption is the root cause of the economic slowdown in India
(Option to choose one of the two topics)
The government is not addressing the root cause of poverty


Government is not able to implement the policies properly due to the huge magnitude of poverty

(Long and thought-provoking topic made the candidates think more before beginning to write)
The statesman who would attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals, would not only load himself with most unnecessary attention, but assume an authority which could safely be trusted to no council and senate whatever, and which would nowhere be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.
2010 Earth provides enough to satisfy everybody’s need but not everybody’s greed
2009 The Inherent vice of Capitalism is unequal sharing of blessings and the inherent virtue of Socialism is equal sharing of misery
2008 Gender Imbalance would lead to Third World War
2007 Economic growth without environmental damage – a mirage or a reality
2006 India has one of the largest pools of talented manpower, but few innovations and patented products
2005 More than one billion Indians: A gigantic problem or a sea of opportunities
2004 Asked at the age of 83, as to which of his project would he choose as his master piece, Frank Lloyd Wright, the architect answered, “The next one”
2003 To give real service, one needs to add something that cannot be bought or measured, like sincerity and integrity

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