Undoubtedly, the Common Admission Test (CAT) stands tall as the most opted management entrance examination in the country. This coveted MBA exam is conducted for an admission to management programs in the IIMs and top business schools spread across the country.
When lakhs of candidates are appearing for this management examination, aspirants should adopt a unique way of preparation to stand out. One has to get familiar with the shortcuts and tricks to score accurately in the exam which is possible with the good CAT preparation books.
CAT exam consists of three sections, namely, Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC). To get more than 90 percentile in CAT, aspirants should opt a different book for each section. Here, we have compiled a list of best cat preparation books for each section.
CAT Preparation Books For Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
1. How To Prepare For Quantitative Aptitude For CAT By Arun Sharma
This is one of the best-recommended books for CAT preparation. The book contains the latest exam pattern along with the important chapters. Each chapter is provided with a detailed explanation followed by practise papers.
2. Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT By Sarvesh K Verma
It contains over 300 concepts on quant which are discussed in detail. In the book, aspirants will find more than 4000 solved questions. This book also provides some shortcuts and tricks to crack the exam.
3. Quantitative Aptitude By R.S. Aggarwal
This is one of the best books for quant. This book is even considered as the best for many other competitive examinations such as XAT, MAT, IBPS PO, SBI PO, etc. It contains a detailed explanation of each and every formula. It contains over 5500 practise questions.
CAT Preparation Books For Verbal And Reading Comprehension (VRC)
4. How To Prepare For Verbal Ability And Reading Comprehension For CAT By Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
This will strengthen your basic concepts along with providing solutions to previous years' question papers. This is a workbook which will help you understand various formats of questions.
5. Verbal Ability And Reading Comprehension For The CAT By Nishit K Sinha
This book contains a detailed explanation of concepts which will help the beginners a lot. It also contains practise papers and solved papers.
6. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension By Ajay Singh
This is the best available source for the reading comprehension section. It contains more than 200 reading comprehension passages. Along with CAT, it also provided solved papers of other management entrance exams.
7. Word Power Made Easy By Norman Lewis
This book by Norman Lewis not only increases the reader's vocabulary but also the usage of words. This book even helps a lot in the reading comprehension section.
CAT Preparation Books For Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning (DILR)
8. How To Prepare For Logical Reasoning For CAT By Arun Sharma
It covers all the fundamental topics of logical reasoning and provides tricks to solve the tough questions. Many practise papers are attached to this book.
9. How To Prepare For Data Interpretation For CAT By Arun Sharma
This book provides the best approach to handle the data interpretation questions. It even consists of practise papers of XAT, MAT and other entrance exams. Aspirants should not miss the previous years' question papers.
10. Logical Reasoning And Data Interpretation For The CAT By Nishit K. Sinha
It covers topics on both logical reasoning and data interpretation. Along with previous years' question papers, aspirants are advised to utilise the sample and solved papers.