Having the right CAT preparation books is an integral part of CAT preparation. Being one of the most competitive exams in the country, the CAT exam requires honest preparation and dedication to score well. In a situation when lakhs of candidates prepare and search the best study materials, it is very crucial to have best books for CAT 2018 to start with the preparation. In this article, some of the top CAT preparation books for quantitative aptitude, verbal ability, logical reasoning, and data interpretation are mentioned which the aspirants can refer to for their preparation.
The candidates enrolled in various coaching, generally, get CAT 2018 books prepared by the institutes. Those books are authored by the faculties of the respective institutes and include various questions and sample papers. Still, some candidates prefer to learn more and search for other materials to enhance their skills.
The self-preparing candidates might find it difficult to collect proper books for CAT exam and end up slowing their preparation pace. Thus, here some preparation books for CAT 2018 are given to help the candidates find the best materials and start with their preparation.
CAT Preparation Books for Quantitative Aptitude
The Quantitative Aptitude section comprises of almost 33-34 questions from diverse mathematical topics. The numerical questions in this section should be practiced properly and it is very important to learn shortcut techniques to solve them quickly and with ease. Some suggested CAT quantitative books are mentioned here:
• How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT- by Arun Sharma
This book is published by the TMH publications and is considered as one of the best books for preparing numerical section. The book explains most of the basic topics along with various examples. The exercises comprise of 3 sections based on the level of difficulty and thus it is an excellent book for initial preparation stage.
• Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT- by Nishit K. Sinha
Published by the Pearson education, this book covers a diverse variety of questions from different concepts. The questions require in-depth concepts to solve and thus the candidates can easily check their level of preparation. The book also comes with a CD where the candidates can take various online tests.
• Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations- by Abhijit Guha
This book is also published by TMH and covers almost all topics in a way that makes understanding easy. The questions are properly segregated topic-wise with numerous questions and detailed solutions.
CAT Preparation Books for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension is an integral section of the CAT exam as the questions test the English language skills along with grammar and vocabulary. The reading comprehension includes questions that require the candidates to completely understand the passage and its core idea. Here, some books are suggested that can help the candidates to prepare well.
• How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT- by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
This TMH published book focuses on guiding the candidates to attempt different VAR and RC related questions with ease. Various tips and tricks are explained to help the candidates tackle different questions easily. The book also includes the latest question pattern so that the aspirants can acquaint themselves properly.
• A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning- by R.S. Aggarwal
Published by S. Chand publications, this book is written in a very easy to understand language with simple explanations. Almost every topic is covered along with numerous sample questions and helps the candidates learn intelligently by providing various faster and shorter techniques.
• Trishna’s Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and Other MBA Examinations- by T.I.M.E
This book helps the candidates to understand and implement various techniques to solve questions faster and with ease. With detailed explanations and various practice tests, the book always manages to be considered as ‘the best’ by many successful aspirants. The book is published by Pearson.
CAT Preparation Books for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
The Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning can be considered as an easy scoring but a time-consuming section in the CAT exam. The candidates are expected to solve various variations of the questions to be able to solve the questions more efficiently. Here are some books to help the candidates prepare DI and LR effectively.
• Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT- by Nishit K. Sinha
Published by Pearson publication, this book covers most of the advanced and fundamental topics in DI and LR. With various solved examples and exercises, the candidates can easily master the topics easily and solve the questions much faster.
• How To Prepare For The Data Interpretation And Logical Reasoning For The CAT- by Arun Sharma
This book by TMH publication covers all the topics with proper descriptive diagrams, flowcharts, and tables. The candidates can also get separate books for DI and LR which are equally good for preparation.
Apart from these aforementioned books, the candidates can also refer to the following books that might help to strengthen the preparation:
- NCERT books;
- Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS and
- Wren and Martin English Grammar.
Equipped with these books, the candidates can now prepare for the CAT exam more effectively and obtain enough scores for admission in the top B-schools of the country. Additionally, the candidates can also refer to various video tutorials to visualize the topics and understand more efficiently.
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