10 Best Books for MAT Preparation

The MAT or Management Aptitude Test is a national entrance test for those candidates who wish to gain admission into various MBA programs across India. The MAT examination is conducted by All India Management Association and is held four times a year during the months of February, May, September and December. Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree or be studying in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree to be eligible for the MAT exam.

There are many books in the market that will help you deal with the different sections – Quantitative Ability, Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge – of the MAT. The best books for MAT exam preparation are listed below:

  1. Mission MBA MAT Guide by B S Sijwali and Tarun Goyal (Arihant Books) has a great piece on strategy at the beginning to help candidates design a good study plan and master the different sections of the MAT.
  2. MAT (Management Aptitude Test) Entrance Exams with Practice CD by GKP (G K Publications Pvt. Ltd.) covers, in detail, all the different sections of the MAT to help familiarise candidates with the type of questions that can be asked in the exam.
  3. The Pearson MAT Super Course with CD (Pearson) is easy to understand and explains concepts involved in Quantitative Ability, Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge very well. It also gives tips on how to handle different questions in the MAT examination.
  4. Study Package For Management Aptitude Test by Arun Sharma (Tata McGraw-Hill) contains many shortcuts and strategies on how to master every type of question in the MAT.
  5. 10 Challengers MAT: 10 Mock Tests for Management Aptitude Test by Dharmendra Mittal (Arihant Publications) is perfect for practicing and familiarising one’s self with the MAT question paper format and the type of questions that can be asked.
  6. MAT Score Accelerator (Disha Publication) contains practice papers designed according to the latest exam pattern to give candidates the real feel of a MAT examination. The book is aimed at providing MAT aspirants with ample practice for the examination so they can improve their score.
  7. MAT Solved Papers by Disha Experts (Disha Publication) is perfect for those candidates who wish to gain lots of practice and solve as many MAT-related question papers as possible in order to get the best percentile possible.
  8. 10 Mock Test Papers MAT by Career Launchers (Oswaal Books) has been put together by experts and academics in various disciplines and covers all possible questions that may be asked in the MAT examination.
  9. R S Aggarwal for Class XI and XII – Maths is perfect for any candidate wishing to brush up on the basics of mathematics for MAT preparation.
  10. Barron’s Guide to GMAT by Eugene D. Jaffe and Stephen Hillbert (Galgotias Publication Pvt. Ltd.) contains easy to understand explanations for the different sections of the MAT, a must for any candidate just beginning their MAT preparations.

So get cracking and ace the MAT!

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