Top 5 Reference Books for CMAT Exam Preparation – 2018

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It gets tricky when one has to choose the best reference books for preparation. In this article, Examin experts list down Top 10 Recommended Books For CMAT Exam Preparation 2018.


The first step towards successful CMAT Exam preparation is choosing the right book for CMAT Exam. However, aspirants should avoid referring to too many books at a time, as it leads to confusion.


So you are targeting CMAT 2018? Confused with which book to refer? Don’t worry! Given below is a list of Top 10 Recommended Books For CMAT Exam Preparation 2018. It can help in supplementing your CMAT Exam Preparation.



1. The Complete Reference Manual for CMAT Common Management Admission Test


Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level admission test for admission in all management programs approved by AICTE. This is an All-India test which is conducted twice a year and better of the two scores is used for admission purpose. The present book is a complete reference manual for CMAT which projects a complete and accurate representation of the CMAT. The present book for CMAT has been divided into four sections namely Quantitative Techniques & Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning Language Comprehension and General Awareness, each subdivided into a number of chapters. Equal emphasis has been given on all the four sections covered in the book according to the syllabi of the national level examination. All types of questions asked in the examination have been covered in solved exercises in each chapter in the book. Also, practice exercises at the end of each chapter contain an ample number of various types of questions asked in the examination. Various short-cut tricks and techniques for solving difficult questions have also been provided in the book. The book also contains five mock tests strictly designed on the examination and comes along with a free CD containing five mock tests in the prescribed online format as given on AICTE website for students appearing for the online version of the exam. Last three year’s (2012-2014) Solved Papers of CMAT have also been covered in the book with detailed and authentic solutions to help aspirants get an insight into the previous year’s examination pattern and the types of questions asked therein. As the book contains ample study material and practice material along with previous year’s solved papers, it for sure will help the aspirants get high scores in the upcoming CMAT examination.



2. CMAT Entrance Guide By Disha


This provides a detailed discussion of each topic along with solved examples. After the discussion of each topic, a practice exercise with detailed solutions is provided in each chapter. The book covers chapters on Critical Reasoning which provides questions on strengthening, weakening, the main idea of the passage as asked in the latest CMAT exam. The General Awareness section has been updated with the latest current affairs MCQ’s. A separate Question Bank on Current Affairs has been provided in the book.

The book also provides a 5 Mock Test CD which contains 5 Model Tests designed exactly on the pattern of the latest CMAT exam. The CD is empowered with Insta Reports which provides the instant result and section-wise feedback reports. To summarise, the book is aimed to serve as one-stop solution for CMAT.



3. CMAT Common Management Admission Test Guide by RPH Editorial Board


This comprehensive book is specially developed for the candidates of Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) exam conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). This book included Study Material, Model Paper (Solved) & Previous Papers (Solved) for the purpose of the practice of questions based on the latest pattern of the examination. Detailed Explanatory Answers have also been provided for the selected questions for Better Understanding of the Candidates




4. The Pearson Complete Guide to the CMAT


The Pearson Complete Guide to the CMAT will abet the aspirants preparing for this management entrance examination. Dealing with all the important sections —quantitative aptitude, English, reasoning, and general awareness, this book gives ample to prepare. Further, efforts have been made to have a pragmatic and linear approach that will help students in a long way to have a crack at this examination. Adopting the approach of ‘learn and practice’, the explanation of concepts is followed by practice questions. To make this methodology more effective, hints and solutions have been provided that would be very helpful in the preparation.

Salient Features

  • Explains in detail the prerequisites for CMAT
  • Theory comprises ample examples explaining the format of various questions
  • Bundled with CD providing mock tests
  • Practice exercises provided topic-wise as well as cumulatively for a thorough revision


Table of Contents

Part—1 Quantitative Aptitude
Part—2 Test Of Reasoning
Part—3 English Language
Part—4 General Awareness



5. Concepts of Numbers for CAT, GMAT, XAT, CMAT and Other Quantitative Aptitude Exams by Gajendra Kumar


The importance of Working with Numbers has increased tremendously in all Aptitude based tests in the last few years. In the CAT exam the number of questions asked has outgrown to 25%. Further Number System is the stepping stone for the whole of the Quant, Data Sufficiency and Data Interpretation. The book “Concepts of Numbers” captures Number System like never before. The book is a 100% original work by the author and contain some new copyrighted formula (not in public domain at present). With more than 1300 solved questions divided into 10 different chapters, it strengthens the basics and then further moves on to 5 difficulty levels of problems – Concept Applicator (CA), Concept Builder (CB), Concept Cracker (CC), Concept Deviator (CD), Data Sufficiency (DS). The book has a 360-degree approach towards solving problems and having 20% of the total questions on Data Sufficiency. Students appearing for competitive exams like CAT, GMAT, XAT, IIFT, MAT etc. would find it extremely Student Friendly. It clears the ambiguousness and provides a vivid knowledge of the Number System. A must-have book for all aptitude-based exam takers. The book encapsulates Vedic Maths, Number Introduction, Factor Theory, HCF and LCM, Base System, Cyclicity, Remainders, Surds, and Factorials. The books also cover past questions of various exams like CAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc. Solutions, unlike other books where only hints are provided, are explained explicitly and elaboratively. About the Author: Mr. Gajendra Kumar has carved a niche for himself, being one of the best CAT/GMAT trainers of Eastern India and popularly known as ‘CAT Guru Gajen.’ He is the Founder-Director of one of Kolkata’s premier training institute. He has also to his credit 2 books written for CAT.


Apart from studying theory, one should also have books that comprise of Top 10 Recommended Books For CMAT Exam Preparation. This could be of great help during the CAT Exam 2018 revision.


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