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    XAT 2021 Best Preparation Books For All Sections, Study Materials

    XAT 2021 preparation books are an essential part to crack Xavier Aptitude Test conducted once every year for admission into the management courses of XLRI and other institutes accepting XAT scores. Every year about 1 lakh candidates from all over India appear for this 3 hour long competitive examination.

    • XAT 2021 will be conducted on January 3, 2021. 
    • As the number of candidates is increasing every year, so is the level of competition.
    • Considered to be harder than CAT and one of the hardest management entrance exams to crack, scoring a high percentile requires immense dedication and preparation.

    While there is no shortcut for success when it comes to competitive exams, learning materials help aspirants to familiarize themselves with the types of questions, level of difficulty, XAT syllabus, and pattern in a way that there are no surprises in the exam hall. Choosing the right resources is the key to best preparation for XAT 2021 and a vital step to succeed in it.

    Also Check:XAT 2021 Preparation Tips, Study Material, and Topper's Tips

    How to Choose Prep Materials for XAT

    How to Choose XAT 2021 Books for Preparation

    XAT aspirants are advised to keep the following suggestions in minds before spending any money on XAT preparation books or learning materials:

    • Always go for the latest edition over the older ones. This way you can ensure that your book covers the most relevant topics and recent pattern.

    • You will find many books that target the entire paper, covering all sections of the exam. It is recommended to avoid such books.

    • Instead, go for the ones which target a particular section unless you already have learning resources for each section such as the ones provided by coaching classes. 

    • Books by popular authors such as Arun Sharma who are trusted by students and teachers alike are recommended over books/resources by new authors.

    • If your tuition/coaching centre has provided you with study materials, use them along with the books.


    XAT Books for Decision Making

    XAT 2021 Books for Decision Making Preparation

    Key features of this section include:

    • XAT decision making negative marking is ¼ (0.25) for each wrong answer. 

    • 1 mark will be awarded for all correct responses. 

    • Answering 15 - 16 questions out of 21 correctly is a good attempt. Cutoff is 40 marks. 

    • Questions come from backgrounds like politics, industry, IT, politics, and so on. 

    • Difficulty level of this section is moderate to difficult. 

    • Candidates can expect questions with similarity to the current political scenario. 

    XAT 2021 Books for Decision Making Preparation with author name and ISBN:

    Book Name Author Name ISBN
    Jabbing the XAT (with solved papers)RK Jha978-9313192046
    Target XAT 2019 (Past papers and mock tests)Disha Publications978-9388919234
     wbjee 2020 books wbjee books 2020  

    Features of above mentioned books at a glance:

    BookFeatures Included
    Jabbing the XAT (with solved papers)
    • Content presented in a way that can be easily understandable 
    • Includes solved papers of last 15 years
    • Content curated in a way that keeps the specific requirement of students in mind
    Target XAT 2019 (Past papers and mock tests)
    • Includes solved papers of last 15 years and mock tests
    • To the point and student friendly. 
    • Content curated by 30 experts working in this field

    Also Read: XAT Decision Making Questions With Solutions, Tips, Pattern


    XAT Books for VA and RC

    XAT 2021 Books for Verbal Ability Preparation and Reading Comprehension

    XAT Books for Verbal Ability Preparation and Reading Comprehension is given below with author name and ISBN. 

    Book Name Author Name ISBN
    Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionAjay Singh9788183484749
    A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal978-9352832163
    A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal (Arihant)BS Sijwali978-9351765103
    How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionArun Sharma978-9389811414
    Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis978-8183071000
    High School English Grammar & CompositionWren & Martin978-9352530144
     XAT 2020 books XAT books 2020  WBJEE books wb jee 2020 books

     XAT 2020 books XAT books 2020  

    Features of above mentioned books at a glance:

    Book Features Included
    Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
    • Designed to guide students from a basic to advanced level in English.
    • Ample number of mock papers covering the latest syllabus.
    • Designed to help aspirants of management entrances such as CAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP.
    A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
    • Fully solved papers of all competitive exams with verbal reasoning.
    • Guides aspirants through methods which are smarter and shorter.
    • Full explanation for each solved example provided. 
    A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal (Arihant)
    • Useful for CAT, MAT, CMAT, and other management exams. 
    • Content is present in a way that can be easily understood by students. 
    • Enough practice questions included. 
    How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
    • Reading comprehension sections are given according to the level of difficulty. 
    • Includes the latest solved paper from XAT with solutions. 
    Word Power Made Easy 
    • Highly beneficial to students preparing for XAT, CAT, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL.
    • Essential book for beginners with limited knowledge of English language
    • Content structured in an easy way to help students. 
    High School English Grammar & Composition (Recommended to be bought with Key)
    • Covers every possible chapter on English grammar for all competitive exams. 
    • Trusted by students from all boards and exams for an advanced lesson in grammar. 
    • Practice sessions at the end of each lesson included to cater to student improvement

    Also Read:XAT Verbal Ability Syllabus, Pattern, PDF, Previous Year Analysis, Preparation Tips


    XAT Books for QA and DI

    XAT 2021 Books for Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation Preparation

    Key features of this section at a glance:

    • QA and DI is considered to be the most difficult section in XAT. 

    • Questions from geometry, and mensuration occur more frequently than other topics. 

    • Other important topics include arithmetic, venn diagrams, and functions. 

    • For 99 percentile, candidates must get 15 out of 27 questions right

    • Cutoff is 10 - 11 correct attempts. 

    • Candidates will have about 3 mins for each question. While practicing, make a habit of solving each problem in 2 minutes. 

    XAT Books for Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation Preparation with ISBN and author name:

    Book Name Author NameISBN
    Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsRS Aggarwal978-9352534029
    Fast Track Objective Arithmetic (Arihant)Rajesh Verma978-9312149836
    How to prepare for Data InterpretationArun Sharma978-9353167141
    Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive ExaminationsAbhijit Guha978-9352604371
    Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K Sinha978-9353946616
     XAT 2020 books   XAT books XAT 2020 books

    Features of above mentioned books at a glance:

    BookFeatures Included
    Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
    • Ideal for all management and non management competitive exams
    • Trusted by millions of students over the years with the highest rating in amazon. 
    • Fully solved papers in keeping with the latest exam pattern.
    Fast Track Objective Arithmetic (Arihant)
    • Content written in a way that students with an intermediate level of understanding will also find it easy. 
    • Covers the syllabus of all management and non management based examinations.
    • Contains tips. Tricks, and all possible types of arithmetics problems. 
    How to prepare for Data Interpretation
    • Authored by the trainee of thousands of CAT aspirants.
    • Consists of several parts designed to help students prepare fully without external guidance. 
    • Helps students familiarize themselves with all types of DI questions
    Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations
    • Equipped with an understanding covering a wide range of topics.
    • All chapters revised according to the latest pattern.
    • Thousands of solved examples, practice papers, exam level test papers.
    Data Interpretation for the CAT
    • Written in a way to help strong and relevant concept building that helps with application of problems. 
    • Fully solved and worked out sample questions for advanced practice. 
    • Includes difficulty level of each topic to help students learn gradually.

    Also Read:XAT Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus, Pattern, Sample Questions, and Preparation Tips


    XAT Books for GK

    XAT 2021 Books for General Knowledge Preparation

    Key features of XAT GK section include:

    • Difficulty level of XAT GK is moderate

    • 25 questions will be from this section. 

    • The General Knowledge section is from part 2 of the XAT paper. 

    • Candidates will have 5 options to choose from for each given question. 

    • Time limit for XAT General Knowledge is 15 mins.

    • For part 1 of XAT paper, candidates can switch between the sections in the given time. 

    • For every correct response, 1 mark will be awarded. 

    • GK is the only section in XAT paper with no negative marking. 

    XAT Books for General Knowledge Preparation with author and ISBN:

    Book Name Author Name ISBN
    Objective General Knowledge (Lucent’s)Sanjiv Kumar 978-8192933542
    General knowledge (Lucent’s)Dr. Binay Karna, R. P. Suman, Manvendra Mukul, Renu Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar 978-9384761547
    General Knowledge 2021Manohar Pandey978-9324195418
     XAT 2020 books   XAT books 

    Features of above mentioned books at a glance:

    Book Features Included
    Objective General Knowledge (Lucent’s)
    • Articulates all important events taking place
    • General knowledge points are structured in a lucid manner to make learning easier.
    • Streams separated to subjects to prevent students from being confused. 
    General knowledge (Lucent’s)
    • Recommended by thousands of students.
    • Follows the latest pattern for all competitive exams.
    • Covers each topic thoroughly
    General Knowledge 2021
    • All current events are given in a compact way
    • Divided according to sections with a separate section for current events
    • Useful for all management and other government exams. 

    More resources for General Knowledge section

    Apart from the books mentioned above, candidates must make use of other resources for the best coverage of the entire General Knowledge syllabus. These are:

    1. Economic Times

    2. Competition Success Review

    3. The Financial Times

    4. Business World

    5. Manorama Yearbook

    6. Business Line 

    7. Business Today

    8. The Hindu

    9. Hindu Business Line

    10. Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant

    11. Financial Express

    12. Wall Street Journal

    Also Read:XAT GK Syllabus, Pattern, Sample Questions, and Preparation Tips

    XAT Books on Solved Papers

    XAT Books for Preparation with Previous Year Solved Papers

    Generic books covering all sections such as solved papers of previous years is a good way to target the entire paper. Solving papers for any exam can be highly beneficial as it helps aspirants be completely stress free and gain confidence.

    • During the final months of the exam, try to solve at least 3 papers each week.
    • Do not take more than the given time (3 hours) on a given paper.
    • While solving a paper, pretend like you are actually giving the exam.
    • Do not be upset if you cannot solve a problem. Look at the answer and try to understand the logic behind it and apply the same for similar problems.

    XAT Books for Solved Previous Year Papers/Mock tests

    Book Name Author NameISBN
    Target XAT 2021Disha Experts (publisher)978-9389986273
    XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) 2021 - Solved Papers 2008-2020 PaperbackGautam Puri978-9389718621

    Important Resources for XAT Preparation

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    Key Features of books mentioned above

    Book Name Key Features
    Target XAT 2021

    Provides detailed solution for all papers

    Contains additional 5 mock tests in latest pattern for advanced preparation for XAT

    XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) 2021 - Solved Papers 2008-2020 PaperbackContains detailed explanation of all questions

    Important Types of Resources for XAT 2021 Preparation

    For any management competitive exam, it is always recommended that aspirants refer to more than one source for preparation. What are some common types of study materials or resources that are available for XAT candidates? 

    • Monthly or weekly magazines

    • Books covering entire sections

    • Online learning programs

    • Newspapers (online and offline)

    • YouTube videos for a particular topic

    • Mock test papers (online and offline)

    • Previous year solved papers

    Must Read:XAT 2021 Top Coaching Institutes (City-wise)


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question: What are some good books for XAT VARC?

    Ans. Some good books for XAT VARC are Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning, A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal (Arihant), How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

    Word Power Made Easy, High School English Grammar & Composition.

    Question: What are some good books for XAT Quant and Data Interpretation?

    Ans. Some good books for XAT Quant and Data Interpretation are Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations, Fast Track Objective Arithmetic (Arihant), How to prepare for Data Interpretation, Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations, Data Interpretation for the CAT. 

    Question: What are some good books for XAT general knowledge?

    Ans. Some good books for XAT general knowledge are Objective General Knowledge (Lucent’s)

    General knowledge (Lucent’s), General Knowledge 2021. 

    Question: What are some good books for XAT decision making?

    Ans. Some good books for XAT decision making are Jabbing the XAT (with solved papers) and Target XAT 2019 (Past papers and mock tests).

    Question: Where can I get XAT mock tests and study material for free?

    Ans. Check this link for free XAT mock tests and preparation materials. 

    Question: What magazines or newspapers can I read to score well in XAT general knowledge?

    Ans. You can read Economic Times, The Financial Times, Business World, Manorama Yearbook, Business Line, Business Today, The Hindu, Hindu Business Line, Current Affairs Yearly by Arihant, Financial Express, and Wall Street Journal to improve your GK knowledge in XAT. 

    Question: What are the best coaching centres for XAT?

    Ans. Check this city wise XAT 2021 Top Coaching Institutes to know about the best coaching centres.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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