Best CAT Preparation Books

CAT (Common Admission Test) is the most prestigious entrance test for admission in IIM's and other reputed institutions in India. Biggest mistake that students do while preparations is following just basic books provided by coaching institutes. Study material provided by coaching institutes is always copied from some well known books and it is mostly incomplete. It is wise to buy books of well known authors and start preparations bit early. Whereas institutes charge Rs 30,000 to 40,000 for 6 months coaching, a student can score better by purchasing books of well known authors.

In case of quantitative ability section, students need to practice a lot. In coaching institutes's study material, questions are normally of beginner's level while in CAT exam only 15-20% questions are of beginner's level.

Here is the list of of best books for CAT preparation, I have included some basic books written by R.S.Aggarwal, his books makes a strong base and increases the problem solving ability. Here is the list :-

Verbal Ability

Objective English 4 EditionThorpeGet buy link

Quantitative Ability

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Quantum CAT ( Maximum solved practice questions ) Sarvesh K. Verma
Quantitative Aptitude ( Most popular )Arun Sharma

General book for interview and group discussion

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  1. sir i am 2010 graduate.preparing for bank exams. sir is it possible to prepare for CAT 14 also,while preparing for bank exams.plz sir do reply

    1. I am also 2010 graduate. I appeared in CAT 2011 and never prepared for IBPS or any other exam. Bank exams are very easy as compared to CAT. But B-school comes with a whooping 6 figures fee and no job guarantee.
      Whereas bank exams insures a well paying job. That's why number of candidates is reducing in CAT every year whereas number of candidates is touching sky in case of Bank exams.

      Hope it helped

      Ramandeep Singh


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