With CAT exams just a few months away, here are a few books to guide you.

How to prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT

Arun Sharma

McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

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How to prepare for logical reasoning for the CAT brings together different types of questions under logical reasoning and verbal reasoning, in addition to reasoning exercises based on the level of difficulty (LOD).

The reaction tracker, a step-by-step solution to every question, helps you understand how you need to go about arranging your thoughts to solve the questions.

You’ll also find previous year question papers on CAT, XAT, IIFT and SNAP.

Some of the topics that appear in other MBA exams such as sequence and series, blood relations, direction test, mathematical operations, and so on, are covered in this book.

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

Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

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The fourth edition of this book is divided into four parts: reading comprehension; verbal ability, which focuses on vocabulary-based questions, word lists in increasing order of difficulty, list of prefixes, suffixes and foreign origin words, practice tests on grammatical error-based questions and paragraph-based jumbles; verbal reasoning, which includes critical reasoning, syllogisms, binary logic and logical deductions; and mock tests on the latest online CAT pattern with solutions.

A write-up on how to take a holistic approach to the online CAT may be useful to CAT aspirants.

How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT

Arun Sharma

McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

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The preface to How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT, states, “Between 2003 and 2008, 80-90 per cent of the questions in CAT were covered in this book.”

The book is divided into six blocks for helping you adopt a chapter wise approach for preparing for the CAT. The author has classified each of these segments according to its importance for different entrance exams.

It also contains comprehensive solutions to most of the questions in the LOD sections of all chapters, in addition to block wise practice-tests.

How to prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT

Arun Sharma

McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

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This book has provided a methodical approach to cracking the data interpretation section. For example, Part I – Basic Modes of Data Interpretation (DI) will acquaint you with the different types of data interpretation; whereas Part II – Calculations can teach you how to handle calculations.

Part IV – Ten Minute Test Papers is aimed at helping you develop your speed in a given time span. Besides, you can also practise full length sectional test papers, model test papers as well as questions from other MBA exams such as XAT, SNAP and IIFT.

Part VIII – Challenges in DI can help you handle unknown DI situations. Part IX – Data Sufficiency (DS) will help you improve your problem solving skills by helping you develop a process and flowchart for solving DS questions.