Best Books for XAT Exam Preparation for All Section

Best Books for XAT Exam Preparation for All Section

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Jun 1, 2021XAT 2022 Registration begins. Check Xavier Aptitude Test Exam Dates, XAT Notification, Syllabus, Pattern, and other important details about XAT 2022
XAT 2022 Registration begins. Check Xavier Aptitude Test Exam Dates, XAT Notification, Syllabus, Pattern, and other important details about XAT 2022
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Best Books for XAT 2022 Preparation

XAT 2022 notification and exam details will be released soon. Candidates who wish to appear for the upcoming XAT Exam must note the list of XAT Preparation Books mentioned below. It is important to compile the list and analyse which books are the best for your XAT preparation. 

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a National level management exam conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur for selecting MBA/PGDM aspirants to its different institutes. It is conducted once in a year with the motive of in taking around one lakh students who aspire to be an entrepreneur. The XAT score is taken into consideration by more than 800 institutes for the purpose of admission. But before you can step into these XLRI institutes, you have to make a study plan for cracking the XAT exam. And for that, you should know the best study material to refer to. Here, we’ll provide you with the requisite books that will help you to easily get through the paper.

The syllabus of the XAT test comprises four sections: Decision Making, Verbal & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge. Before you start your preparations, it is extremely important to choose informative and precise books for preparation. Experts recommend books by R.S. Aggarwal, Wren & Martin & Arun Sharma that provides the topic-wise description as well as the solutions of PYQs. Let us have a look at the detailed section-wise books for XAT preparation.

Books for XAT Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

Candidates need to develop the habit of regular reading newspapers/articles/magazines. This would help in RC passages. Study the books recommended below. 

  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh
  • High School English Grammar and Composition Book by Wren & Martin
  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K. Pandey
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

Books for XAT Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

The books mentioned below are quite considered the best study books for QA-DI. Experts advise studying these books as they contain all kinds of questions- easy/moderate/difficult. 

  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation - Arun Sharma
  • Data Interpretation for the CAT -Nishit K. Sinha
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations - R.S. Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations - Abhijit Guha

Books for XAT Decision Making

Decision Making is considered one of the toughest sections of XAT. It is extremely important to choose the right book at the right time. So, here are few books which can help you to achieve your success.

  • Target XAT 2020 (PYQs & Mock Tests) by Disha Publication
  • Jabbing the XAT by R.K. Jha
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning by Arihant Publications

Books for XAT General Knowledge

This section is considered to be an extremely vast section as there is no limit. Students can do only one thing is to prepare as many topics as they can. When you’ll get used to the habit of reading newspapers, your current affairs section will gradually be improved. 

  • GK Mock Tests for XAT
  • Manorama Year Book 2021
  • XAT previous year GK questions
  • GK Question Bank
  • Newspapers like – The Hindu, Financial Express, Hindu Business Line, Wall Street Journal, Competition Success Review, Times of India, Economic Times, etc.

A focussed study with good study material will give out the best results. Having too much study material is just a waste of time. Start reading daily newspapers like ‘The Hindu’ & ‘Times of India’. This would improve your vocab as well as the grammatical section.

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Neeraj MishraNeeraj MishraMember since Sep 2015
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