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    How important role the books consulted for the preparation of CAT exam plays in selection of a candidate in good business schools?

    Hello, my name is Shweta Gupta and I am all set to prepare for the CAT exam for the first time. All people tell about different books to be consulted for the preparation of CAT exam. I am really confused. The coaching institutes will provide their own books as well. So, do I need additional authored books for the exam?

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    Hi Shweta. Well, it is definitely not essential to follow authors for the preparation of CAT exam. Now a days all the good caching institutes provide their own practice and reading material to the students. For an example, Career Launchers have their own set of books they give to their students for preparation purposes.

    More important thing is that candidates planning to appear for CAT should practice as much as possible. It will make them perfect. Accuracy and time management is the key and both of them can be attained by practice. In addition to this students should read newspapers and editorial part of it.

    Test papers also help a lot in becoming perfect. One should go through them again and again and there is nothing called enough times here.

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    hi...its always better to follow as many few books as possible never go for more number of books ,instead of reading many books one time always read few standard books many times that would help you in an better way,also the materials provided by the coaching institutes are really helpful and there are many new types of problems which they would make you practice and which would be very helpful later on for you in the actual examination ,

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    All study books for CAT are for additional help to prepare certain sections like data interpretation or different topics like probability,time speed distance etc.At times the study material provided by the coaching institute may seem insufficient to overcome your shortcomings, so these books are of great help.But there is no hard and fast rule to study books by different authors.You should concentrate on your individual needs and consult books for your weak areas.At the same time you must write a lot of mock test papers for CAT as it is an online test and helps to prepare a strategy for the exam.Also you must solve previous year papers to strengthen your preparation.

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    Dear Shewta


    this is true that books also play the more important role in getting your dream .
    you can choose any books for your exam. but just see in reading or studying you are comfortable with book or not.

    because think you will taking a book in which very hard question are present and in other book simple or less hard problem is present.
    and you will choose the hard one and you will not understand the things of the books. than how can it be good for you. so choose only that book. in which you feel comfortable during study.

    i will give you some books name for CAT exam if you feel better in these books than only take these.

    1-quantum cat by arihant publication
    2-reasoning by Arun sharma
    3-data interpretation by Arun sharma
    4-verbal and non verbal ability by Arun sharma


    thank you for asking the question

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    Books play very important role in studies-
    Think if you don't have books then where you study and where to you understands various concepts so it is very important to read books or take help from the books..
    Even all exams comes are from different different books so if you want to crack any exam then you must have to take reference from the books here i am giving some of the good books which are helped you to crack MBA entrances exams....-









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    yes my dear student, books will play great role while preparing for CAT exam because CAT is a on line test for this you have to do lot of hard work it means practice. without practice you can't answer in online exam. practice will make you to answer very fast while writing the exam.

    in books you can find number of questions with different types so you can practice questions in different ways. if you did like this then you can make your self ready to answer any type of questions in the exam.not only this you can get some new information about the questions also and you can find number of questions which you don't know how to do yet...

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    Re: How important role the books consulted for the preparation of CAT exam plays in selection of a candidate in good business schools?

    it is definitely not essential to follow authors for the preparation of CAT exam. Now a days all the good caching institutes provide their own practice and reading material to the students. For an example, Career Launchers have their own set of books they give to their students for preparation purposes.

    More important thing is that candidates planning to appear for CAT should practice as much as possible. It will make them perfect. Accuracy and time management is the key and both of them can be attained by practice. In addition to this students should read newspapers and editorial part of it.

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    Re: How important role the books consulted for the preparation of CAT exam plays in selection of a candidate in good business schools?

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    Dear Aspirant,

    100% of Information not covered in a single book ,Now a days present books in market covers minimum 80% of Information and you should refer additional book for to cover the remaining concepts.

    You should refer several books related CAT those books must be have a Good Name in the Market.

    But You should follow authorized books only,

    You should follow below books only
    • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude-Arun Sharma
    • The Person Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for CAT-Nishit K Sinha
    • How to prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension-Arun Sharma
    • The Pearson Guide to Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretaion- Nishit K Sinha
    • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT and Other M.B.A Entrance Exams-T.I.M.E (Pearson Publications)
    • How to prepare for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning -Arun Sharma
    • Pearson Guide to Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning-Nishit K Sinha
    • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning for the CAT-T.I.M.E(Pearson Publications)
    • Table Book

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    Re: How important role the books consulted for the preparation of CAT exam plays in selection of a candidate in good business schools?

    Hi friend,

    All study books for CAT are for additional help to prepare certain sections like data interpretation or different topics like probability,time speed distance etc.At times the study material provided by the coaching institute may seem insufficient to overcome your shortcomings, so these books are of great help.But there is no hard and fast rule to study books by different authors.You should concentrate on your individual needs and consult books for your weak areas.At the same time you must write a lot of mock test papers for CAT as it is an online test and helps to prepare a strategy for the exam.Also you must solve previous year papers to strengthen your preparation.

    Regards

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    Re: How important role the books consulted for the preparation of CAT exam plays in selection of a candidate in good business schools?

    Hi Shweta,
    Well i would definitely like to make this important point that like all exams CAT too is very performance oriented. I mean to say that it is actually your performance on the day that counts and the exam being CAT you can very well assume the questions to be very tricky, concept based and highly logical. The choice of good book definitely would serve as a stepping stone towards your ultimate goal i.e. selection in your desired college. And you mustn't forget the fact that no exam can be prepared all by oneself without the aid of some good references.

    Today the market is full of MBA preparation books to the brim. There is a wide variety of books, CD's and even internet is flooded with MBA study material then the proper choice of books is necessary as well as important to avoid confusions and disruptions in normal studies. I am of the firm opinion that the study material provided by the coaching centers is very sufficient in itself and one generally does not need any external aid in the form of texts or notes. Moreover many of the aspirants are not even able to complete the books provided by the coaching centers.

    But one must take extreme precaution in the selection of CAT books in the market as garden variety puzzles and questions are generally easy to crack and come as great moral supports but these are a sheer waste of time and money. Instead aspirants should ,on the contrary, purchase books that have a variety of questions and the subject matter is dealt in a simplified and lucid. Moreover the book has been produced using the concept based approach. You must practice hard that subject and even go for additional purchase only in a subject where you are comparatively uncomfortable. Rest assured you do not need any other help.The study material provided by the coaching center would be pretty enough for you. All the Best.

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