XAT Previous Year Papers Essay Topics

XAT 2017

  • Globalisation and Jingoism always coexist.

XAT 2016

  • Technology and Nature are natural enemies.

XAT 2015

  • Listening is a dying art. We hardly listen to understand. We only listen to refute or reply.

XAT 2014

  • The most beautiful thing can neither be seen nor be touched but can only be felt.

XAT 2013

  • Corruption is the root cause of economic slowdown in India.

XAT 2012

  • 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.

XAT 2011

  • The statesman who would attempt to direct private people in what manner they ought to employ their capitals, would not only load himself with a 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.

XAT 2010

  • Earth provides enough to satisfy everybody’s need but not everybody’s greed.

XAT 2009

  • The Inherent vice of Capitalism is unequal sharing of blessings and the inherent virtue of Socialism is equal sharing of misery.

XAT 2008

  • Gender imbalance will lead to Third world war.

XAT 2007

  • Economic growth without environmental damage – a mirage or a reality.

XAT 2006

  • India has one of the largest pool of talented manpower, but few innovations and patented products.

XAT 2005

  • More than one billion Indians: A gigantic problem or a sea of opportunities.

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 2003

  • To give real service, one needs to add something that cannot be bought or measured, like sincerity and integrity

XAT 2002

  • Indian Economy in the Post WTO Era.

XAT 2001

  • Economic Growth without distributive justice can only lead to violence.

XAT 2000

  • Ships in harbor are safe; but that is not what they are built for.

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 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 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 1996

  • There is no right way of doing a wrong thing.