Best Recommended Books For CAT and MBA Examination 2017-2018
There are plenty of great books that are available in the market that you can use and there is very little that separates them. First of all, if you are looking at understanding and application I would much rather recommend that you go ahead with an online coaching course for CAT. It would offer you a lot more than what any book can with the help of videos and live classes for doubt clarification. Having said that, it is also necessary to have some material or the other so that you can practice and eventually improve yourself to solve CAT level questions easily.
Quantitative Aptitude Recommended books for CAT/XAT/MBA Exams
While preparing for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT/XAT/MBA one can refer following books:
1 How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Common Admission Test Author: Arun Sharma
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma – It is probably the most popular book for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT. It covers all the necessary topics in great detail and has enough number of solved examples as well. The main problem with the book is LOD-3. For those of you who don’t know, this book has exercises divided in three levels. The last level is called ‘Level of Difficulty – 3’ and frankly speaking it is quite useless for most CAT aspirants. The questions in these exercises are lot harder than what you can expect in CAT. The problem that this creates is that CAT aspirants like to finish a chapter (and they should) before moving on to the next topic. Invariably, they get stuck in a few questions in LOD-3 and give up. If not, they end up wasting a lot of time on stuff that they do not need to know or learn. The benefit of using this popular book is that you can google almost all of the questions and you would find a discussion on the same online.
2. Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by Guha Abhijit
Please note that the Above book by Guha has lots of tips and tricks, so refer this book only if you have sufficient time left for your preparation. As it takes time to get along with the tips and tricks.
3.The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for CAT” by Nishit Sinha” is an excellent
Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Nishit Sinha – In my opinion, it is a much better book than the TMH book for the simple reason that it has more problems that are at par with the CAT difficulty level. It also has a lot of extra harder problems but you can and you should skip those. The problem with this book is that even after revisions, it does have some typos and errors. Be that as it may, it is my preferred book recommendation in this category.
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning Recommended books for CAT/MBA Entrance
In VARC section, questions can be distributed into three types – (Type 1) Questions based upon logic like Para jumble, Critical reasoning, FIJ, Logical completion of idea, etc; (Type 2) Questions based upon application of grammar like Sentence correction and vocabulary-based questions like Fill in the blanks questions; (Type 3) Questions based on reading comprehension.
1. How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Common Admission by Arun Sharma Publisher: TMH
2. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh
It is a pretty good book for Reading Comprehension. It has loads of passages for you to go through. I am often surprised by the lack of popularity of this one. It can be picked up if you are looking at a book specifically for VA and RC.