10 Best Books for CAT Exam 2021- QA, VARC, DI & LR

Best books for CAT

Choosing the right study material and the best books for CAT preparation is the first step towards success. However, MBA aspirants are often confused about the books to study while preparing for the exam. However, in order to crack the CAT 2021 exam, you need to not only choose the right books but also understand how to study them.
This article is aimed to clear your confusions about choosing the best books for CAT, as we have mentioned the books to study according to the subjects.

Quantitative Aptitude books for CAT

1.How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT — Arun Sharma

This book by Arun Sharma is one of the most popular among the students preparing for CAT. The topics in the book are explained in a manner that students find easy to understand. Moreover, every topic has multiple difficulty levels. Aspirants can refer to this book for not only CAT but also for other competitive management exams like NMAT, XAT, IIFT, etc.

2. Quantum CAT — Sarvesh K Verma

A comprehensive book by Sarvesh Verma, the Quantum CAT covers all aspects of QA. CAT aspirants who don’t have a mathematical background can also study and understand the concepts easily. The author has included custom content to help students learn the concepts on their own.

3. Quantitative Aptitude for CAT — Nishit K Sinha

Especially meant for the CAT exam, the Quantitative Aptitude book by Nishit Sinha is one of the most preferred books by students. It covers all the essential topics from basic to advanced. Written by an IIM Lucknow alumnus and published by Pearson, this book is great for scoring good marks in quantitative aptitude.

4. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations — Abhijit Guha

This Quantitative Aptitude book by Abhijit Guha is meant for multiple competitive examinations. For the CAT exam, this is another comprehensive book that is also recommended by online CAT coaching institutes.

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Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension books for CAT

1. How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT — Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

For brushing up verbal and reading comprehension skills, this book by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay is among the best sources out there. Covering all the crucial topics, breadth of reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, and verbal ability, this book offers enough practice papers and mock quizzes to test the preparation level.

2. Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension For The CAT — Nishit Sinha

Nishit Sinha has done a great job in this book for verbal ability and reading comprehension in the CAT exam. Published by Pearson, this book also comes with various mock tests, important techniques to solve problems quickly, and covers all the important topics.

3. Word Power Made Easy — Norman Lewis

For improving vocabulary for the CAT exam, Word Power Made Easy is one of the best books out there. But for better preparation, you must spend some time on it regularly. The role of this book is to enrich your vocab which will indirectly help in improving verbal ability.

4. High School Grammar and Composition — Wren and Martin

This is a gem book for English Grammar and Verbal Ability in all sorts of competitive exams. Preferred by even the CAT toppers, you can rely on Wren and Martin’s High School Grammar and Composition book for improving your grammar.


Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation books for CAT

1.How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT book by Arun Sharma

Arun Sharma has again done a great job for CAT aspirants with his book covering all the important logical reasoning chapters and topics thoroughly. How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT book also has examples and solved problems of several difficulty levels.

2. Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit Sinha

Nishit Sinha’s CAT logical reasoning book comprises topics from basic to advanced level under several chapters. You will find detailed topics with solved problems and examples, exercises etc. A handy book for the CAT exam.

Wrapping Up: 

We can conclude that Arun Sharma and Nishit Sinha are two of the top players when it comes to providing the best books for CAT preparation. There are also several more books available in the market, but you can go with the books we mentioned above to study with the best content and material.

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