XAT Exam Preparation Books 2023

Kritika Yadav

Kritika Yadav

XAT Exam Preparation Books 2023

XAT Exam Preparation Books 2023: It is important to have access to the right set of preparation material if you want to give your best shot to crack XAT 2023.

XAT Exam Preparation books 2023

Competitive exams like XAT require dedication and a large amount of self study. No amount of coaching can prepare a student for any exam unless and until we take the effort to practice and study. Preparation for XAT and studying is important and so is the choice of books. It is so because the kind of books we read decides what and how we understand to help us prepare and crack the XAT exam. Here are some of the best preparation books (recommended by XAT experts and candidates who’ve cleared XAT) that may help you with XAT preparation 2023.

  • Decision Making:

The questions involved are business cases or scenarios with dilemma where one has to analyze the profit or loss to be incurred and make a sound judgement of the case. The decisions meant to be taken are related to ethical dilemmas, financial issues and managerial decisions involving many parameters.

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Analytical and Logical Reasoning by Arihant Publications
INR 164/-

Name of the Books
Name of the Author/ Publisher
Target XAT SimplifiedDisha Experts
Jabbing the XAT (with solved papers)R.K Jha
XAT Exam Solved PapersGautam Puri
Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Arihant Publication
  • Verbal ability and Logical Reasoning:

Focus of this section is on reasoning and critical thinking. This section requires a perfect balance between quick reading and comprehension skills.


Verbal Ability and Comprehension by Bharat Patodi and Aditya Choudhary
INR 233/-

Name of the Books
Name of the Author/ Publisher
High School English Grammar & CompositionWren & Martin
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal (Arihant)B.S Sijwali
Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionAjay Singh
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CATArun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation:

Most of the questions are based on probability, permutations and combinations, Functions, Geometry etc
The questions are used mostly for data interpretation purposes.

(Also ReadXAT Preparation Tips)


Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
INR 633/-

Name of the Books
Name of the Author/ Publisher
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR.S Aggarwal
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
Rajesh Verma/Arihant
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CATArun Sharma
Quantum CAT
Sarvesh K Verma
How to Prepare for Data InterpretationArun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive ExaminationsAbhijit Guha
Data Interpretation for the CATNishit K Sinha
  • General Awareness:

The General Knowledge section was introduced in XAT in the year 2013.

Candidates should focus on general knowledge, organizations, business knowledge national and international, India, current affairs, sports and personalities that are in the news.

Listed below are some of the General Awareness books:

  • Objective General Knowledge (Lucent’s): Sanjiv Kumar
  • Manorama Year Book 2022
  • General Knowledge 2022: Manohar Pandey
  • XAT Essay Writing:

XAT especially has this section to understand the thought process of a candidate.

Essays depicts the coherence of thoughts in your mind. You can find some essay writing tips here.

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