CAT Books 2021: List of Best Books for CAT Exam Preparation

CAT Books 2021: List of Best Books for CAT Exam Preparation

ByGaurav Gupta  |  Updated on: Aug 5, 2021CAT 2021 is being conducted on November 28, 2021. Check here CAT exam latest updates like exam analysis, expected cut off, calculate your CAT score, answer key, result and score card. Start preparation for CAT 2022 exam.
CAT 2021 is being conducted on November 28, 2021. Check here CAT exam latest updates like exam analysis, expected cut off, calculate your CAT score, answer key, result and score card. Start preparation for CAT 2022 exam.
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CAT Exam Books 2021

CAT 2021, Common Admission Test is a computer-based MBA entrance test for admission into the IIMs and other B-Schools in the country. Before CAT 2021 preparation it is very important to have a proper strategy and choose the best book for CAT preparation 2021. 
For the CAT 2021 exam, a perfect preparation plan should include the number of hours of study, books and study material, quantity and quality of mock tests and sample papers. 
 
BYJU'S Exam Prep experts have compiled a list of CAT entrance exam books for all the sections below. Check complete CAT Books 2021 and begin your preparation. Also, read CAT 2021 Preparation: List of Important Topics - Subject & Section Wise

CAT 2021 will be conducted on 28th November 2021. So students should start practising and getting acquainted with the fundamental concepts of solving questions which will help them to score good marks in the CAT exam.

CAT Books 2021 - Exam Pattern 

Given below is the expected exam pattern for CAT 2021.

Expected Total number of Questions in CAT Exam

76

Total Marks (tentative)

228

Total Sections

3

Total Exam Duration

2 Hours

(40 Minutes for each section)

Mode of Paper

Online Only

Marking Scheme

MCQs

Non-MCQs

Correct

+3

+3

Incorrect

-1

0

Unattempted

0

0

Section Names

1. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VA-RC)

2. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DI-LR)

3. Quantitative Ability (QA)

How To Choose Best Books for CAT 2021?

It is important to understand how to select the best books for CAT preparation books for beginners. Choosing the best books or study material for CAT requires you to take care of several factors like

  • Credible Author - Books written by well-known writers should be chosen over any random book while preparing for CAT 2021. There are several nationally recognized authors whose books can be referred for CAT preparation. CAT preparation books for beginners must be well researched and compiled in a structured manner. 
  • Good Content - One must choose those books which are rich in content and cover a wider range of topics and that too in detail. There are again a number of good authors who have written books with quite good content in them. 

Also, check CAT 2021 Preparation: Key Learnings from CAT 2020 Exam You Should Know

With just 4 months remaining for the CAT 2021, it is very important to choose the right set of books and refer to apt study material for people who are starting off their preparations now. There is an infinite number of books for MBA but to chose the right one, you need to check for the content quality of that book. To help you in this, BYJU'S Exam Prep's experienced faculty members have curated of the list of such best CAT books for self-study and study material one must refer to while preparing for the CAT exam.

Best Books for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

In CAT 2021, the VARC section is considered to be the toughest among all the MBA entrance exams in India. The score of the candidate in the VARC section is directly proportional to their hold on English grammar and reading power. A candidate will have better English if they read more. Here are the best books mentioned for preparing Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

CAT VARC Best Books

Author's Name

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

R.S. Aggarwal's

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay/Arihant

30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Mass Market Paperback

Wilfred Funk & Norman Lewis/ Simon & Schuster

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

Sharma and Upadhyay

PSC for VA for CAT

Nishit Sinha

High School English Grammar & Composition

Wren & Martin

Also, See - Tips to prepare VARC for CAT

Best Books for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

DI section evaluates a student’s ability to analyse, understand and interpret data. A manager is expected to handle and utilize data well, whether it’s sales reports, market analysis, demand forecasts or budget allocations. To crack the DILR section, candidates need to understand the pattern of puzzles and practice of sample questions. Mentioned below are the best books to be followed for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning preparation.

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Books for CAT 2021 Preparation:

Books

Author's Name

CAT 2018 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Gautam Puri

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT

Nishit K. Sinha

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Ananta Ashisha

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT

Arun Sharma

How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT

Arun Sharma

Also, See - Tips to prepare DILR for CAT

Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude is the most important section as it consists of Mathematical based intensive calculations. Here are some best books for Quantitative Aptitude.

Books

 Author's Name

NCERT Mathematics Books (Class 6 to 10)

NCERT

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT

Arun Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT

Sarvesh Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Abhijit Guha

Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

Nishit Sinha

Quantitative Aptitude

R.S. Aggarwal's

Also, See - Tips to prepare QA for CAT

Regular reading and practising CAT 2021 mock test will help the candidates to improve their knowledge and accuracy. So if you are planning to appear in CAT 2021 then start your preparation now. Solve CAT 2021 previous year question paper to improve the level of your exam preparation and ace the CAT 2021 exam

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