Topic - To be written in NOT more than 200 words:
“Corruption is the root cause of economic slowdown in India”
Corruption, if considered was an easy and manageable topic by XAT standards. With almost every available news channel devoting hours on the subject of corruption throughout the year 2012, it was not a difficult topic to write an essay on. However, the factors that makes any essay influential and grabs higher grades is the structure of thought, right usage of language and data to support one’s stand.
The topic was easy, whether easy or difficult to write, plays a vital role during the interviews wherein the candidates might be asked to justify their stand which might help the interviewer assess the thought process and depth of understanding of the topic.
Previous year's XAT Essay topics for your reference are as follows –
XAT 1996: There is no right way of doing a wrong thing.
XAT 1997: By the third or fourth week of the term, business school had succeeded in afflicting me with a variation of the Stockholm syndrome, named after the incident in which a hostage in a Stockholm bank robbery fell in love with one of her captors.
XAT 1998: Max Weber, a German Sociologist, defined state as an entity that has a monopoly over legal violence. India proves that the converse is also true; if criminals cannot be punished by the law, its effect they become the state.
XAT 1999: That is what a Television really is; it is another eye so you can see anywhere; another part of your heart so you can feel and care about things you never felt and cared about before; another ear to hear strange music, the first and only International language
XAT 2000: Ships in harbour are safe; but that is not what they are built for.
XAT 2001: Economic Growth without distributive justice can only lead to violence.
XAT 2002: Indian Economy in the Post WTO Era
XAT 2003: To give real service, one needs to add something that cannot be bought or measured, like sincerity and integrity.
XAT 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"
XAT 2005: More than one billion Indians: A gigantic problem or a sea of opportunities.
XAT 2006: India has one of the largest pool of talented manpower, but few innovations and patented products.
XAT 2007: Economic growth without environmental damage - a mirage or a reality
XAT 2008: Gender imbalance will lead to Third world war.
XAT 2009: The Inherent vice of Capitalism is unequal sharing of blessings and the inherent virtue of Socialism is equal sharing of misery
XAT 2010: Earth provides enough to satisfy everybody's need but not everybody's greed
XAT 2011: A statement given and one had to make a judgment on it.
XAT 2012: The help with essay writing
topic this year comprised two statements:
Poverty is a big menace in India. Due to its complexity and magnitude, most of the government initiatives fail.
Poverty is a consequence of failure of government policies due to the fact that governments do not target the root causes.
One had to select one of the statements and justify it with proper examples.
XAT 2013: Corruption is the root cause of economic slowdown in India