Recommended CAT Books for Preparations – CAT 2018


It is rightly said that books are our best friends. books are the best source to gain knowledge and to prepare for any test or training. This statement holds true for the CAT exam as well. The best way to prepare for the CAT exam is by solving, reading and understanding the CAT books.

CAT being a highly competitive exam is a difficult nut to crack. However, there is o shortage of resources and books for preparation of CAT exam, but choosing the right one is a difficult task. Also, the key to acing the CAT exam is to strategically prepare and practice the syllabus regularly.

CAT is scheduled on 26 November 2018 and the registrations for the examination commenced on 26 September.

CAT Books for Preparation

When it comes to recommending the best books for CAT preparation the candidates have the option to choose from various authored books. These books range from beginner to advance the level of preparations. Here are some of the CAT Exam books for cum study material for the preparation. Some CAT EXam Books are authored section wise whereas some books cover all the sections.

Best Books for CAT Quantitative Ability

This section consists of questions which are of a rather difficulty level. Covers topics like Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Number System, Modern Mathematics and other questions related to Higher Maths.

How to prepare for Quantitative Ability for CAT by Arun Sharma

This book is one of the most recommended CAT Maths books. Few of the salient features of this book is that it followed the recent and the latest syllabus and exam pattern for the CAT. Also, this book focuses especially on the Quantitative Section which is considered one of the most difficult sections of the exam. So, for the ease and better understanding of the candidates, after each of the concepts, there are some questions given for the candidates to practice which are divided into three section based on the difficulty level. Here is the link to purchase this book.

How to prepare for Quantitative Ability

How to Prepare for CAT  by Muhamed Muneer

This book is for the beginner level of preparation as it is easy to understand and is considered the best for core understanding of the subjects and the sections of the exam. Also, the book has a load of mock test and CAT previous year papers for the candidates to solve and practice.

How to prepare for CAT

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha

This book has a step by step guide for problem-solving questions and is not exclusive to CAT examination, but it is recommended as it provides a thorough insight into the basic and most asked questions and concepts of the Quantitative section of competitive examinations.

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination

CAT Books for English – VARC

Verbal and Reading Comprehension tests the language skills of the candidate. Questions in this section are divided into two parts –  Reading Comprehension and English Usage. Whereas, the English Usage contains Vocabulary, Grammar and Verbal Reasoning. Candidates keep in mid that, the vocabulary used in CAT exams and the vocabulary tiught in most CBSE schools or other schools in India, varies tremendously. It is a much high level of vacabulary used in CAT exams and other entrances.

How to Prepare for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

It is more like a workbook wih plethora of pracice question based on the previous year CAT papers. Also, the book contains ample of tips and tricks to tackle the VARC section of CAT.

How to prepare for VARC for CAT

Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis.

Word Power made easy by Normal Lewis is probably the best CAT English book, as it covers everything from grammatical concepts to basic speaking ettiquettes which will prove to be helpful in the interview as well.

Word Power Made Easy

CAT Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning books

In this section of the CAT exam, the questions are asked in the form of caselets as on the basis of one graph/table 3 – 4 questions can be asked. The section covers various topics like Data Arrangement, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relations, Bar Graph, Data Sufficiency etc.

How to Prepare for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma

Another one of Arun Sharma CAT books, covers all the fundamental concepts of Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.

How to Prepare for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Trishna’s Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT And Other MBA Examinations by T.I.M.E

So, these were the CAT books for all the sections of the exam. Thee books can be bought at Flipkart and Aamazon and all the links have been mentioned for the ease of the candidates. As it has been said earlier in the article that CAT is a different exam but with sheer determination and hardwork the test can be cracked. Also, candidates note that, passing the entrance exam is half the journey as in some of the institues, after the CAT exam they take second round of selection process which commonly consists of GD, PI and WAT. SP, it os advised that you prepare for them as well.