Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 25 Sep, 2018 17:06 IST
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is one of the most preferred tests for the candidates who want to pursue MBA and PGDM courses from reputed and recognised institutions. The exam takes place at regular intervals throughout the year. It is a national level examination, marks of which are accepted by top national and international B-Schools. It is considerably a tough paper to clear which can be achieved only through good preparation and full dedication. To prepare for GMAT 2018 candidates can go through the How to Prepare section and plan their preparation for GMAT 2018.
In order to prepare well for GMAT 2018 candidates can take help from books and study materials. But books can only be helpful if the candidates are aware of the syllabus. Therefore, aspirants of GMAT 2018 are advised to first go through the syllabus and exam pattern of GMAT 2018 and then start studying from the right book or study material.
Candidates can choose books based on different subjects of the syllabus or can opt for common GMAT preparation books. GMAT books will help candidates to go through the preparation plan in a smooth and systematic way. And will also help in understanding the exam pattern and structure of GMAT 2018. CollegeDekho has prepared a list of Best Books for GMAT 2018 for the test-takers. These books will help serve as a good guide for important and tricky topics of the syllabus. Take help from these books and mark your place in one of the top management institutions in India or abroad.
Candidates must select the books and study materials carefully. Before buying any book, candidates should check the year of publication and the edition of the book. Purchasing books of the latest edition and recent publication will guide them through the updated version of the syllabus.
Candidates are recommended to buy books of renowned authors or of known publication houses. This helps candidates to study the right explanation with theories correctly applied. A matter of reputation and authentication is also attached with a reputed author or publication house.
Candidates who are attached with some coaching centers or exam preparation centers can choose to study from the books given by these centers. The books provided by the coaching centers are well explained by the teachers of the center. The explanation given is relatively in a simpler language as compared to other books.
Books that focus mainly on exam preparation consisting of sample papers and previous years’ question papers are also a good source and reference materials for the aspirants of GMAT 2018.
It is always good to compare two books or theories of two books. This helps in extracting the correct and authentic explanation of the important subjects or tricky topics. This should be practiced by the candidates in case if they are not sure of the content of the books or if the book is not of a renowned author or publication house.
Best Books for Verbal Section
Objective General English by S. P. Bakshi (Arihant Publication)
Descriptive English For Competitive Examinations by B.K.Publication
Descriptive English For Competitive Examinations by S.J. Thakur and S.K. Rout
SSC Chapterwise Solved Papers English Language 2018 by Arihant Publications.
Objective General English 10,000 plus Questions by R.S. Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal
English Language Comprehension Skills by Sachchida Nand Jha
Best Books for Quantitative Section
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations by Abhijit Guha
Quantitative Aptitude Numerical Ability (Fully Solved) 7000+ Objective Question by Pratiyogita Kiran & KICX Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum Cat 2018 by Sarvesh K. Verma
How to Become a Human Calculator?: With the Magic of Vedic Maths by Aditi Singhal
Mathematics for MBA by R.S. Aggarwal
Best Books for Integrated Reasoning Section
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal
Logical Reasoning by Arihant Publication
Logical and Analytical Reasoning by Ashok Gupta
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma
Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
Best Books for Analytical Writing Assessment Section:
Analytical Writing Assessment (Veritas Prep GMAT) by
by Chad Troutwine (Author), Markus Moberg (Author), Brian Galvin (Author)
GMAT Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Argument Topics (Test Prep Series) by Vibrant Publishers
Common Books for GMAT Preparation
GMAT Official Guide 2018 Verbal Review: Book by GMAC
GMAT Official Guide 2018 Quantitative Review: Book by GMAC
GMAT Advanced Quant: 250+ Practice Problems & Bonus Online Resources
Sentence Correction GMAT Preparation Guide by Avi Gutman
The Complete GMAT Strategy Guide Set