Best books for XAT preparation

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XATXavier Aptitude Test is a very reputed exam conducted on the national level by the XLRI institute (A business school). This is an entrance test for many reputed colleges including XLRI itself and GOA institute of management program.

It is a two hour long exam consisting of parts like the Quantitative aptitude, Data interpretation, General awareness and Verbal Ability. The whole test is designed in such a manner as to test your skills in all the required domains and then set you free for admission into the reputed colleges. The content of the examination is intence and hard thus proper hard work is needed but what is needed more is the knowledge of proper books.

The XAT is quite similar to the CAT or Common Admission Test. Thus the Best books for XAT preparation are given below:

For the part of Quantitative Aptitude:

1. How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT(also for XAT)


A good and informative book for the preparation of the XAT exam. As the XAT exam is similar to the CAT thus this book is Ideal. As the above book is written by Arun Sharma, who is a bug name in the field of writing books for the MBA entrance examinations, thus, the book is awesome.

Name of Author: Arun Sharma

Publisher: TMH

Tag Price: 650

Available at the price: 535 (

Discount: 18%

2. Quantum CAT – Quantitative Aptitude(can be used for XAT)


The book covers Quantitative aptitude from the levels of basic to the very high levels. The book is very beneficial for any aspirant who wants to get into XAT colleges. Thus a good and informative book to read from.

Name of Author: Sarvesh K Verma

Publisher: Arihant

Tag Price: 650

Available at the price: 435 (

Discount: 33%



Data Interpretation & Sufficiency:

1. Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency


The Guide Book mentioned above is one of the best for the preparation of Data interpretation and Sufficiency. The Book has a content that is not only user friendly but also is inspiring for the students. It will surely help you towards the steps of success.

Name of Author: Ananta Ashisha

Publisher: Arihant

Tag Price: 225

Available at the price: 135 (

Discount: 40%



2. How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for XAT


This is a modified version of the original book. This modified version is of great help to the different aspirants of MAT, CAT, XAT, etc. The XAT exam can be cracked with the help of this book. This is  designed in that way.

Name of Author: Arun Sharma

Publisher: MHE

Tag Price: 585

Available at the price: 400(

Discount: 32%


General Awareness:

General Knowledge 2015


The book provides all the historical and current affairs information in a compact edition and is thus very helpful to students.

Name of Author: Manohar Pandey

Publisher: Arihant

Tag Price: 175

Available at the price: 104(

Discount: 41%



English and Comprehension:

1. How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension(for XAT)


Books of verbal Ability need to be thorough and informative as they need to cover the vast syllabus of English. thus the book of MHE publication is the ideal one for this type of preparation.

Name of Author: Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay

Publisher: MHE

Tag Price: 610

Available at the price: 564(

Discount: 7%


2. Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT (applicable for XAT too)


The following book has a lot of different English key words and good Comprehensions for the practice. Thus a book that will make you ready through rigorous practice and work.

Name of Author: Ajay Singh

Publisher: Arihant

Tag Price: 425

Available at the price: 349(

Discount: 18%


*Although we have tried to bring to you the Best books for XAT preparation through oureducation research and this research was conducted in July 2014 but by the time you decide to buy the Best books for XAT preparation, price may change so for updated information please mail us with your contact number ( your number is safe with us) at our email id You can also ask in comment section at bottom of page.

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One Response to Best books for XAT preparation

  1. Priyanka Mathur says:

    I have read a book Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning by PHI Learning. One of the best book with around 20% discount, you can register at to avail 20% discount on this book. Also, Online tests are available for practice at . Buy now online

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