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CMAT Preparation Books 2021: Section-wise Important Books

Updated On - January 13 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

CMAT 2021 Important Books: While preparing for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) one of the most important tips is to cover all the topics of CMAT syllabus. This exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for all the management candidates. For qualifying any entrance exam of a national-level like CMAT 2021, students must take helps from CMAT 2021 best books for preparation. Lots of CMAT 2021 preparation books are available in in the market but choosing the best ones can be a difficult task.

CMAT syllabus mainly includes topics to check candidates' ability in Quantitative Technique, Logical Reasoning, Language Comprehension and General Awareness. Candidates taking the entrance exam must have covered all the syllabus of CMAT entrance exam to qualify the exam with good rank. While preparing for the exam candidate must focus on solving the questions with proper time management.​​​

How to Select the Best Books for CMAT 2021?

Candidates searching for best books for CMAT 2021 must go through the following points:

  • While selecting the best books for CMAT 2021, candidates must check that they are selecting the books of latest edition.

  • Candidates must ensure that the book they are selecting must have all the topics asked in CMAT syllabus.

  • Preparation books must be written in a simple and effective language.

  • Candidates must make sure that the selected books are written by renowned authors/writers and must have correct theories and explanations.

  • The books must have sample papers and previous year's papers along with the solutions.

CMAT 2021 Preparation Books

The best source from which candidate can prepare for CMAT exam is its previous years’ question papers and mock papers. But this will help candidate in the second stage of exam preparation. In the first stage, candidate must be familiar with the syllabus of the exam and books prescribed to study them. CMAT syllabus is similar to other MBA entrance exams. Students must keep in mind that books recommended for CMAT are mostly the same as that for CAT exam and other exams.

Books for CMAT Language Comprehension:

CMAT Books for Langauage Comprehension

Books Name

Author Name/Publisher

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT

Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education

The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT

 Nishit K Sinha

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

Dr R S Aggarwal

Trishna’s Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and Other MBA Examinations


Best books for Vocabulary and Grammar

Given below are some important books for the preparation of Vocabulary and Grammar section of CMAT Paper:

  • Wren and Martin English Grammar
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • Business English and Communication by John O E Clark
  • 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary by Norman Lewis
  • The Students’ Companion by Wilfred D Best
  • A Communicative Grammar of English by Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik

Books for CMAT Quantitative Aptitude section

CMAT Books for Quantative aptitude section

Books Name

Author Name/Publisher

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)

Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission Into IIMs

Sarvesh K Verma (Arihant)

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Abhijit Guha (Mc Graw Hill Education)

NCERT Mathematics Books for Standard 8, 9 and 10


Quantitative Aptitude

Dr RS Aggarwal

Books for CMAT Logical Reasoning Section

CMAT Books for Logic Reasoning section

Books for CMAT

Author Name/Publisher

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT

Arun Sharma (Mc Graw Hill Education)

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT

Nishit K Sinha (Pearson)

Best books for CMAT General Awareness section

Newspapers and current affairs magazines are the best source of preparation of General Awareness section. For Static preparation of GK section, best books to refer to are Manorama Year Book and Competition Success Review.

Newspapers and Journals

The Hindu

Financial Express

Economic Times

The Financial Times

Wall Street Journal

Hindu Business Line

Business Today

Business World


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