XAT - Books
Xavier Aptitude Test
Form Date: 11 Sep - 23 Oct 2021 (Tentative)
Updated On - January 13 2021 by Anusha Pachauri
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:
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.
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
Data Interpretation for the CAT by Arun Sharma
Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
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
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.
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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