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XAT 2021 Important Books: Section-wise Important Books

Updated On - January 13 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

XAT 2021 Preparation Books: Books are considered as student’s most trusted companion, especially when he/she is preparing for an exam. It is all the more important to select best books when the competetion is very high as in XAT. Selecting the best books for XAT preparation is the first step towards the preparation of the exam. As there are large number of books and study materials for XAT are available in the market and on the Internet, it becomes very challenging for candidates to make the right choice. Given below are some section-wise best books for XAT 2021 preparation for those test-takers, who are willling to qualify XAT 2021 exam. Students can also download XAT 2021 Books PDF given on various websites

There are some relevent materials for XAT preparation which is considered as best books and are recommended by XAT toppers. These books helps the candidates to sum up the whole XAT syllabus section-wise. Given below are some section-wise important books for XAT exam:

Best books for XAT 2021 Preparation

Each section of XAT exam has different topics and unique way of preparation. XAT toppers and experts have suggested the best books for Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI), Verbal and Logical Ability, and Decision Making. Aspirants can use both online and offline XAT ebooks, video tutorials and timed online mock tests to aid section-wise preparation.

For GK section, interested candidates are advised to prepare from reading newspapers and magazines like The Hindu, The Indian Express, Economic Times, The Week, Frontline, Outlook etc. In addition to it, candidates can make notes of  daily GK updates.

Books for XAT Quantitative Ability section

Quantitative and Data Interpretation sections are considered as most important sections for any Management aptitude exams. Candidates first clear their basics and make their fundamentals strong. Candidate first clearing their concepts in this section at the initial stage of preparation. Candidates must solve as maximum questions from these sections for scoring well. Given below are some important books that will help test takers to boost their preparation in these sections:

  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma

  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests For Admission into IIMs by Sarvesh K Verma

  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha

Books for XAT Data Interpretation:
  • Data Interpretation for the CAT by Arun Sharma

  • Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha

Books for XAT Verbal Ability

Candidates who want to prepare for English section, have to brush up on grammar to score good in this section. Reading the editorial sections from the newspapers will help candidates to strong vocabulary and writing skills but also helps in staying up to date with current affairs.

XAT exam has very high weightage for the vocabulary areas as Reading Comprehension questions are mostly based on this. Best books for covering vocabulary sectiont are:

  • Word Power by Norman Lewis

  • Barron’s Dictionary

  • For RCs, reading different types of pieces, fiction or non-fiction, news or article followed by analytical introspection.

  • High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren, Martin

  • The Students' Companion Book by Wilfred D.Best

  • 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary by Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis.

Apart from studying from above given books for studying for XAT, Previous year toppers have suggested to read from such as The Hindu, The Statesman, Times of India.

Books for XAT Logical Reasoning

  • Logical Reasoning for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha

  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT by Arun Sharma

  • Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT by Nishit K. Sinha

  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal

  • Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT And Other MBA Examinations by T.I.M.E.

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