CAT Exam Books:Top 10 Best Books to Crack CAT Exam in First Attempt,According to Syllabus Pattern
Common Admission Test (CAT) is a computer based selection test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for their business administration programs. The CAT exam is an important prerequisite for admission into more than 100 management institutes across India which includes reputed institutions like
- Faculty of Management Studies (FMS),
- P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR),
- Management Development Institute (Gurgoan),
- International Management Institute (IMI),
- National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE),
- Institute of Management Technology (IMT),
- Jamanlal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) and many others.
This exam is conducted every year by IIM’s on rotational basis. CAT Exam Dates are generally declared in the month of Aug.
Every Year lakhs of Students from all over India appeared in the exam.The CAT Exam 2016 is scheduled on 4th December 2016 (Sunday) and Every candidate need to prepare from today to crack CAT Exam.
Here is Details of CAT 2016 Exam
- Release of Advertisement:July 31st 2016
- Online Registration for CAT:From 8th August to 22nd September
- Admit Card Download Window:18th October 2016
- CAT Exam Date:4th December 2016
- Results Declared:In the Second week of January
Candidates need to work hard with proper guidance and best reference books to crack CAT Exam.For clearing CAT Exam ,We have listed top 10 best books Strictly according to Exam Syllabus to crack CAT Exam in first attempt.But before going towards study material,Candidates need to know about the Exam Pattern of the CAT Exam .
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There is no fixed pattern for Exam.The exam pattern Keeps changing every Year.The Exam Pattern for 2016 Cat Exam is given below.
The exam will have 3 sections :
|Sections||No Of Questions||Sectional Duration|
|Verbal Reasoning and Reading Comprehension||34||60 Minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||34||60 Minutes|
|Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||32||60 Minutes|
Now After The Exam pattern let us start our list of Top 10 Best Books to Crack CAT Exam.
So Here we Go!
Combo Packs (Full Course Packs)
#1 Complete course Pack for CAT [Set of 12 Books] (Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability)
The most comprehensive resource for CAT. Fundamentals of all topics with solved examples. Innovative approach and shortcut techniques. Actual CAT questions with solutions.Over 6000 practice questions with detailed solutions. A set of tests to evaluate skills in advanced questions.Erudite’s exclusive strategies for achieving a higher score.
The Vocabulary book provides the smartest way to learn multiple words in the shortest possible time, with unique concepts of grouping of words for faster learning.
This Course Pack contains 12 books with a total of 2150 pages: 1. All You Need to know about ALGEBRA 2. All You Need to know about NUMBER SYSTEM 3. All You Need to know about ARITHMETIC 4. All You Need to know about GEOMETRY 5. All You Need to know about HIGHER MATHS 6. All You Need to know about DATA INTERPRETATION 7. All You Need to know about LOGICAL REASONING 8. Verbal Ability 9. Reading Comprehension 10. Grammar Accelerator 11. Vocabulary Pocket Book 12. All You Need to know about VOCABULARY
#2 How to Prepare for the Cat Common Admission Test (Set Of 4 Books) By Arun Sharma And Meenakshi Upadhyay
This Set is combo of 4 Books and is the best Books to Prepare for CAT Exam.
This BoxSet Include These Titles 1.) How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT Common Admission Test 2.) How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT Common Admission Test 3.) How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Common Admission Test .
Table of Contents Section 1: Logical Reasoning Section 2: Verbal Reasoning Section 3: Reasoning Exercises Based On Level Of Difficulty Part II: Reasoning Question Types From Other MBA Exams Part III: Reasoning Archives Section 1: Past Years’ Solved Questions From The CAT Section 2: Past Years’ Solved Questions From The XAT Section 3: Past Years’ Solved Questions From The IIFT Section 4: Past Years’ Solved Questions From The SNAP 4.) How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Common Admission Test
Table of Contents 1. Additions And Subtractions (As An Extension Of Additions) 2. Multiplications 3. Divisions, Percentage Calculations And Ratio Comparisons 4. Squares And Cubes Of Numbers Block – I 1. Number Systems 2. Progressions Block – II 3. Averages 4. Allegations Block – III 5. Percentages 6. Profit And Loss 7. Interest 8. Ratio, Proportion And Variation 9. Time And Work 10. Time, Speed And Distance Block – IV 11. Geometry And Mensuration Part I: Geometry 12. Coordinate Geometry Block – V 13. Functions 14. Inequalities 15. Quadratic Equations 16. Logarithms Block – VI 17. Permutations And Combinations 18. Probability 19. Set Theory.
Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude
A bestselling preparatory guide book on quantitative aptitude for Common Entrance Test or CAT, Quantitative Aptitude for CAT is essentially based on the current CAT syllabus and covers all the recent trends and patterns of the examination. Not just CAT, the book has found favourable readers among other candidates appearing for professional examinations such as XAT, MAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc.
Quantitative aptitude is one of the most important and difficult portion of the CAT examinations, which this book attempts to address. It broadly covers all the formats that have been appearing in past years question papers, is learning friendly and has a scientific approach to it. In the many topics put together, the concepts, the reasoning and the resulting answers have all be explained by way of examples, where ever possible and by illustrations and graphs, where required.
There book has been divided into six sections, which are: Numbers, Averages and Mixtures, Arithmetic and Word-based problems, Geometry, Algebra and Counting. These sections have further been broken down chapters and exercises related to the section.
Quantitative Aptitude is a key component to unlocking a winning CAT score and no author does the subject justice more than Arun Sharma, whose vast experience in his field is reflected in every chapter of Quantitative Aptitude for CAT. A stellar product in its category, this book is now in its seventh edition.
Not only does it follow the latest trends and question patterns for CAT, it is also found immensely useful by students for other management entrance tests like XAT, SNAP, IIFT and so on. The book comprehensively covers all topics, including Numbers, Average and Mixtures, Arithmetic and Word-based Problems, Geometry, Algebra, Counting, etc. in a very accessible and easy manner.
Besides teaching the subject, the author instructs aspirants successfully to strategies, manage time and analyse their knowledge pattern accurately to make the most of a time-bound elimination exam. The book provides mock test papers for continuous test rehearsal and has problems of varying difficulty levels for rigorous practice. It’s a must read for any and all CAT aspirants today.
Best Books for Verbal Reasoning and Comprehensive
Here comes the new edition of the bestselling title How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by renowned authors Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay who are acknowledged CAT trainers. The book emphasizes on how to tackle the VA & RC section of the CAT and other MBA examinations with ease.
It gives clear guidance on how to attempt the various types of questions along with tips and tricks that help save time. This book is a must-have for aspirants appearing for any and all MBA entrance examinations – it includes the latest pattern of questions that are being asked in the examination.
Part I: Vocabulary
1. Match the Meaning
2. Cloze Test
3. Word Replacement
4. Fill in the Blanks
6. Word Usage
Part II: Grammar
1. Sentence Select ion
2. Sentence Corrections
3. Error Spotting
4. Phrase Replacement
Part III: Verbal Logic
2. Critical Reasoning
3. Para Jumbles
4. Para Completion
5. Summary Type Questions
6. Facts, Inference and Judgements
Part IV: Reading Comprehension
1. Art and Literature
2. Political Theories and World Affairs
3. Culture and Social Studies
5. Science and Technology
Previous Years Questions
Mock Test 1
Mock Test 2
Mock Test 3
Mock Test 4
Mock Test 5
Best Books for DATA Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Here comes the new edition of the bestselling title, How to Prepare for Data Interpretation by renowned author Arun Sharma who is an acknowledged CAT trainer. It is essential for aspirants to develop skills in DI to the level where they can comfortably attempt questions based on this topic.
It gives clear guidance on how to attempt the various types of questions in less time and with more efficiency. This book is a must-have for aspirants appearing for any and all MBA entrance examinations as it includes the latest pattern of questions presently asked in the examination.
Arun Sharma, a renowned author and an expert in his field, presents the revised edition of Logical Reasoning for CAT, which treats Logical Reasoning as a subject of immense importance for CAT and other MBA entrance examinations. It provides clear guidelines on how to successfully tackle the questions asked in this section. A good score in the LR section considerably eases the pressure on doing well in the Verbal Ability section. This book is a must-have for aspirants appearing for any and all MBA entrance examinations.
Best Previous Years Solved Papers and Online Sets
McGraw Hill Education’s Previous Years’ CAT solved papers, prepared by the well known team of Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay is a complition of solved question papers of CAT over the past years. It also includes the latest XAT 2015 and IIFT 2014 solved papers.
- “Part I: Previous Years’ CAT Papers (1999–2008) [Fully Solved]
- Part 2: Recent IIFT Papers (2012–2014) [Fully Solved]
- Part 3: Recent XAT Papers (2013–2015) [Fully Solved]
- Part 4: Model Test Papers (Based on the CAT 2014 Pattern) [Fully Solved]”
The CAT Topic-wise Solved Papers with 6 Online Practice Sets 9th edition is one of the most powerful books for the students preparing for CAT or any other MBA Entrance Exam. The book consists of past years solved papers of CAT from 1994 onwards distributed into 3 Units, which are further divided into 24 topics. The book contains more than 2400 Milestone Problems for CAT with 1100+ in Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Unit (15 Topics) and 1300+ in Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning Unit (9 Topics). The book also contains the cancelled paper of CAT-2003, hence all question papers from 1994 to 2008 (till date the CAT was conducted offline).
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