CAT MBA Entrance: Top 5 best books for MBA Entrance exams preparation | Exam Zone


CAT MBA Entrance: Top 5 best books for MBA Entrance exams preparation | Exam Zone

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.

Candidates need to work hard with proper study material to crack the exam. For preparation we’ve listed the best books to clear CAT MBA Entrance exam that are strictly according to exam patten.


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

So without wasting much time let’s move towards the list of best books for CAT exam .

CAT MBA Entrance: Top 5 best books for MBA Entrance exams preparation | Exam Zone


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.


Quantum CAT by Arihant is the best resource for Quantitative Aptitude. This is an all-inclusive book for students aspiring to land a seat in the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). This tailor-made book has been designed to meet the requirement of CAT, so that even a non-mathematics background student can qualify the test paper as easily as someone with mathematical prowess. This study resource will help candidates in standing on their tip-toes to face the exam by encouraging problem solving using intuitive skills and mental arithmetic in the pragmatic approach.

The book also contains last seven years’ (2011-2016) solved papers of SNAP, XAT & IIFT to help aspirants to get an insight into the recent years’ examinations and the types of questions asked therein. As the book contains ample study as well as practice material, it for sure will help aspirants score high in the upcoming CAT, SNAP, IIFT, XAT and other management entrances.

#3 Face To Face Cat Common Admission Test previous 24 years (1993-2016).

This book has been designed especiallyfor the students preparing for CAT which is conducted by IIMs once a year. The book contains an authentic compilation of the questions asked in last 24 years (1993-2016) in CAT. The book has been divided into three sections – Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension. Authentic collection of section-wise and topic-wise previous years’ questions with detailed solutions has been provided in the book.



  • Rich collection of MCQs in each chapter
  • Unit-wise revision test for practice
  • Solved papers of XAT, IIFT, SNAP and CMAT

#5 Mastering The Verbal Ability For Cat Common Admission Test 

The present book has been designed to guide aspirants form the very basic level in English to the higher one, gradually. The book has been divided into two parts covering the Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension section in detail as per the syllabi of CAT and various other popular management entrances like MAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc.

This book covering Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension has been designed for the candidates preparing for CAT.


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