I have seen a lot of MBA aspirants worrying as to which are the best books for CAT preparation. Cracking CAT is considered to be as difficult as belling the cat. After having a talk with some of the CAT topper and IIM Alumnus I got to know that actually cracking the code of CAT is not as difficult as it is considered to be with the help of proper guidance and the best books for CAT preparation. Choosing the best books for CAT preparation is one of the most crucial steps to achieve the goal of getting through IIM. Having said that, there are plenty of great books for CAT that are available in the market that you can use. Some of the toppers even suggest students to enrol for online courses and tests apart from referring to the best books for CAT preparation as it would provide them with a detailed insight of the subject matter. I would also recommend the students to refer to some of the best books for CAT preparation from the best authors. These study materials are well designed and catering to the needs to the students is their first priority.
However in my opinion there as some books that might seem to be a little difficult than they actually need to be and students should certainly skip these books as they certainly aren’t the best books for CAT preparation. If you are thinking that toppers know what to study then you are wrong as per the toppers of CAT it is more important to know what not to study rather than knowing what to study. Even the best books for CAT preparation are designed in manner that will help you select between what to study and what not to study. So, here is a curated list of the best books for CAT preparation that has been created on the recommendation of CAT toppers and IIM Alumns.
BEST BOOKS FOR CAT PREPARATION
Preparing for highly competitive exams is certainly not a child’s play and CAT is considered to be one such exam. CAT aspirants often face plethora of problems. There is no dearth of books and guides for CAT exams but the trick lies in to choosing the best books for CAT preparation and then preparing strategically with enough practice. To help CAT aspirants we bring to you a section wise list of the best books for CAT exams based on the recommendation of the toppers and IIM Alumnus.
Best Books for CAT Preparation for Quantitative Aptitude
Out of the total of 100 questions in the CAT exam paper 34 questions are from the Quantitative Aptitude section. The section is divided into 25 MCQ questions and 9 non MCQ questions. If understood level a student can easily score good marks from this section. However some of the questions in this section comprise of higher difficulty level. As per the toppers book titled How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma is considered to be amongst the best books for CAT preparation. So here are some options for the best books for CAT preparation on the recommendation of toppers.
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Best Books for CAT Preparation for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
As per the toppers and alumnus from IIM’s the best books for CAT preparation for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation are the ones that will provide conceptual clarity. The Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma stand to be one such book. The DI and LR section share 32 questions out of the 100 questions in the CAT exams, both these sections have 16 questions each. Here are some of the best books for CAT preparation for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation.
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Best Books for CAT Preparation for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
The importance of this section in CAT exams can well be understood by the fact that it covers 34 questions out of 100 questions in the CAT exam. Reading comprehension being the major contributor has 24 questions while verbal ability comprises of 10 questions. One of the best books for CAT preparation in VARC section recommended by toppers is the Arun Sharma Verbal Ability book which is both a text book as well as a practice book. Apart from this some other best books for CAT preparation for VARC are given below.
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If you too are an MBA aspirant start of your preparations for the upcoming CAT exams right away and focus on time management and practice. Apart from these best books for CAT preparation recommended by toppers your personal strategy to crack the code is the key to success in the CAT exams.