Top 10 Books for MBA Exam Preparation

Most MBA entrance examinations test candidates on logical reasoning, quantitative ability, data interpretation and verbal ability. To start with the exam preparation, it is essential to choose books that will improve your chances of doing well in the MBA entrance examinations.

Start With the Basics

It is always good to go back to the basics and review all that you had learnt in high school. Candidates can purchase NCERT books from 9th – 12th standard to aid their MBA exam preparation.

  1. Arun Sharma’s The Complete CAT Digest(Tata McGraw-Hill) is a must-have for any MBA aspirant. It covers the basics of an MBA entrance examination with the CAT examination as its main focus.
  2. How to Prepare for the CAT Common Admissions Test by Muhamed Muneer (Om Books) is another book that is simple and easy to understand and has diagnostic tests and solved CAT papers from previous years.

Tackling the Sections

There are many books in the market that will help you with the different sections of an MBA entrance examination.

  1. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha (Tata McGraw-Hill) has a comprehensive step-by-step problem solving guide.
  2. Quantitative Aptitude for CAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams by Trishna Knowledge Systems (Pearson) has many practice exercises in increasing difficulty for a gradual transition.
  3. How to Prepare for the Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay (Tata McGraw-Hill) is a workbook with practical questions and tips based on previous CAT papers.
  4. A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal (S. Chand Publisher) is a comprehensive book on verbal ability.
  5. How to Prepare for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CAT (Tata McGraw-Hill) by Arun Sharma covers all the fundamental concepts of Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning.
  6. Nishit Sinha’s The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning (Pearson) covers a wide range of topics explained in an easy-to-understand manner.
  7. 50 Cool Stories, 3,000 Hot Words: Vocabulary Building for GRE/MBA/SAT by Avinash Imandar (Disha Publications) is perfect to boost your reading comprehension level.
  8. General Knowledge Manual 2012 by Barry O’Brien (Cengage Learning India) covers all the important and relevant topics that can be asked in a CAT exam.

It’s time to set your nerves aside and get cracking!

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