How to choose books for preparation of CAT?

Make sure that any book you buy provides a clear and in depth knowledge of the basic concepts, it should have a good number of mock question papers and more importantly it should show you the ways to solve a question more quickly and easily.

Here is a comprehensive list of the books with recommended books for every section of CAT:

Books for the Quantitative Aptitude section

  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Common Admission Test  by Arun Sharma, Publisher: Tata McGraw Hill 2012
  • The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for The CAT by Nishit Sinha, Publisher: Pearson.
  • Quantum CAT: Quantitative Aptitude Common Admission Test for Admission Into IIMs by Sarvesh K Verma, Publisher : Arihant
  • For the mathematics section of the Quantitative aptitude section it is highly recommended that you go through the NCERT books of 8th, 9th and 10th.
  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations Tips, Techniques, And Short-cut Methods by Guha Abhijit , will also help you to learn the shortcut ways to reach an answer


Books for the Logical Reasoning and the Data interpretation Section

  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT Common Admission Test by Arun Sharma, Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill
  • The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT by Nishit K. Sinha. Publisher: Pearson

Some other books for English and Reasoning

  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Common Admission Test by Meenakshi Upadhyay, Arun Sharma. Publisher: Tata McGraw Hill
  • Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS


Also, keep your general knowledge and current affairs updated by subscribing to periodicals like:

  • Business Line by The Hindu Group
  • Business Today by India Today Group
  • Business & Management Chronicle by Chronicle Publications

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