Recommended CAT Exam Books to Buy

Recommended CAT Exam Books to Buy

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Last updated on October 15th, 2017 at 07:12 pm

Searching for a site to buy CAT books?? Website that recommends good books and at the same time provides competitive prices, then you are at the right place. This article lists of one of the best books to buy for CAT exam along with a detailed look at CAT pattern.

Suggested: Read in detail about the Common Admission Test (CAT).

CAT Exam Pattern

The CAT exam is a 3-hour long management entrance examination. The CAT exam comprises of 100 questions with 3 marks being awarded for each correct answer. The whole paper is divided into 3 sections:

  1. Verbal Reading and Comprehension.
  2. Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning.
  3. Quantitative Aptitude.

There are two question types in CAT exam – MCQs and Non-MCQs. For each incorrect answer to an MCQ, 1 mark will be deducted. No Negative Marking is there in case of Non-MCQs.

Section NameMCQsNon-MCQs
Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)2410
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI)248
Quantitative Aptitude (QA)2410

No candidate under any circumstance can switch in between two sections during the exam. For Example, if A is attempting the VRQ section then he/she cannot switch over to QA section during the 1 hour period of attempting the VRQ.

Buy CAT Books

Below, we have populated the list of some popular and recommended books for CAT exam preparations.  Along with the book titles, users can also buy CAT books from Amazon or Flipkart via the link provided.

SectionBook TitleAmazon LinkFlipkart Link
Quantitative Aptitude


How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma

 Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission into IIMs by Sarvesh K. Verma

The Pearson Guide To Quantitative Aptitude And Data Interpretation For The CAT by Nishit Sinha
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Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by RS Aggarwal.


Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis.

High School English Grammar by Wren and Martin.

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma

Verbal and Non-Verbal Ability by R.S Aggarwal

Data Interpretation and Logical ReasoningLogical Reasoning and Data Interpretation by Nishit Sinha

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma

How to Prepare for Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma

General Books

Book Title Amazon LinkFlipkart Link
Topic Wise and Year Wise 27 Solved Papers by Gautam Puri

CAT Topic-wise Solved Papers with 6 Online tests by Disha Publishers


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