Recommended Books

An advice that every MBA aspirant gets in ample is “Read Books” and “Solve Questions”. This can be very annoying to some as every MBA Aspirant comes to a point where he/she is confused about “What Books to read… Which book is better for practice?” Moreover, Internet is full of suggestions on this book and that. The various coaching institutes burden the students with their own materials and further add up to the dilemma.

Towards its objective to help out all the young MBA and other examinations enthusiasts. TARGET GD/PI brings you a list of our “Recommended Books”. All these books are tried and tested and have been the first choice of all aspirants for many years. Even your coaching teacher will agree with us.


The Pearson Concise General Knowledge Manual – 2015
Author : Edgar Thorpe
Crack – GD / PI / WAT for MBA Admissions
Author : Varun Saxena
Manorama Year Book 2015
Author: Mathew M

The Pearson Book is a must have for all your GK Preparation. It is also important from PI point of View and is as concise as possible.
The book on GD/PI by Varun Saxena is is a very interesting and important read. Very much to the point.
Manorama Yearbook 2014 is the largest selling general knowledge update in the country, with a history of success of nearly half a century. It contains sections as world, India, Science, Information technology, General Knowledge, Sports, Current affairs and culture. The yearbook presents a fabulous world of statistics and new information.


Dreams From My Father: A Story Of Race And Inheritance
Author: Barack Obama
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
Connect the Dots
Author: Rashmi Bansal
Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography
Author: Walter Isaacson
What Young India Wants
Author: Chetan Bhagat
The Winning Way: Learnings From Sport For Managers
Author: Harsha Bhogle

All these books are a must read for anyone who wants to be a manager. Apart from the fact that these are the best selling books, you should read them for their content and to inculcate that reading habit in you. All these are very interesting books.


Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT for Admission into IIMs, 7th Edition
Author : Sarvesh K. Verma
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT, 6th Edition
Author : Arun Sharma
The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for the CAT, 2e
Author: Nishit K. Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (Shortcuts and Tricks), 5th Edition
Author : Abhijit Guha

Out of these 4 recommended books, Arun Sharma is a simple and easy to understand and hence most widely followed. However, we strongly recommend Quantum by Sarvesh K Verma. It has a mix of both simple and advanced topics with lots of practice questions with answers as well as CAT Solved Papers. The book by Pearson is another excellent book for Advanced Preparation. The book by Abhijit Guha has a lot of tips, tricks and shortcuts for Quant. Strongly Recommended if basics are done with.


How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT Common Admission Test, 2nd Edition
Author : Arun Sharma
The Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, 1st Edition
Author : Ananta Ashisha
The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for the CAT
Author: Nishit K. Sinha

Out of these 3 recommended books, Arun Sharma is the most preferred book for DI by most aspirants. But this books is known to have many difficult problems and many mistakes. A better alternative and equally good in terms of content and questions is the book by Ananta Ashisha. It also covers Data Sufficiency. You can go for either. The book by Pearson is good for those who want a single book for Quant as well as DI. This book can act as an advanced level guide to your preparation for QA and DI.


The Hand on Guide to Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning
Author : Peeyush Bhardwaj
A Modern Approach To Logical Reasoning
Author : Dr. R.S. Aggarwal
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT, 2nd Edition
Author: Arun Sharma

Out of these 3 recommended books, again Arun Sharma is the most preferred book by most aspirants. It has a lot of questions for practice, including actual asked question papers. We would also very strongly recommend the book by R.S Aggarwal as its pretty much to the point and covers whats necessary. The book by Peeyush Bhardwaj is recommended for the beginners. Nicely compiled, but not enough for CAT. CET/CMAT/SNAP/NMAT/MAT students should follow it from beginning till the end.


The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability for the CAT and Other MBA Entrance Examinations
Author : Sujit Kumar
Word Power Made Easy, New Revised & Expanded Edition
Author : Norman Lewis
High School English Grammar & Composition
Author: Wren & Martin

Sujit Kumar is the strongly recommended book for Verbal Preparation. It methodologically covers almost everything that a book can provide for. Rest all is practice, reading novels and newspapers. The book by Norman Lewis is a must have for Vocab preparation. The book by Wren and Martin is the most famous book on grammar all over the globe and extremely simple to understand and follow. It has just the right amount of grammar that you should know for your preparations. However, you will have to separately purchase the solution book.Click here for the same.

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