Management education is among the prime academic routes followed by students in India. Every year innumerable MBA aspirants appear for multiple entrance exams to get enrolled in premier B-schools of India.

XAT exam is one of the top management exams conducted by Xavier School of Management` which was earlier dubbed as Xavier Labor Relations Institute. Somewhere in the month of January XAT is conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Students who successfully clear XAT or Xavier Aptitude Test `get admitted to XLRI, Jamshedpur and SPJIMR (S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research), IMT (Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad), XIMB (Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar), TAPMI (T.A. Pai Management Institute, Karnataka), XIME (Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bengaluru), and BIMTECH (Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida).

XAT exam helps one to enroll in top business management programs like executive MBA. EMBA is an ideal option for business executives who want to hone managerial skills. Such a course can be pursued on Friday and weekends to facilitate the full-time job of company executives.

Exam Preparation is a Must

XAT score is accepted by many of the best MBA colleges in India. High level of preparation is required to pass the test and secure admission in premier institutes.

You can get yourself prepared for XAT by proper coaching and studying good books. Self-study is definitely required because that helps you to focus better on lessons learned in the coaching classes.

It is hard to pinpoint one particular book that helps in the preparation for XAT exam. Rather there are a handful of books which are effective for perusal. All the books are designed as per the current syllabus. So, get hold of the latest edition to get an idea about the syllabus, exam pattern, and type of questions asked in XAT.

List of Books for XAT

Books meant for increasing English reading comprehension skills are:

  • ‘Word Power Made Easy’ by Norman Lewis
  • ‘Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT’ by Arihant
  • ‘Objective General English’ by  S.P Bakshi

Books meant for increasing verbal ability and logical reasoning are:

  • ‘High School English Grammar & Composition’ by Wren & Martin
  • ‘Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension’ by Ajay Singh
  • ‘A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning’ By R.S. Aggarwal
  • ‘Analytical Reasoning’ by MK Pandey

Books meant for improving quantitative ability and data interpretation are:

  • ‘Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations’ by R. S. Aggarwal
  • ‘Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT’ by Sarvesh K. Sharma
  • ‘Quantitative Aptitude for CAT’ by Arun Sharma
  • ‘Data Interpretation for CAT’ by Arun Sharma
  • ‘Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency’ by Arihant

Books meant for enhancing general knowledge are:

  • ‘General Knowledge’ by Arihant
  • ‘The Mega Year Book’ by Disha Experts
  • ‘Objective General Knowledge’ by Lucent

Some More Useful Books

Some of the sections of XAT match with CAT. There are certain books designed for CAT, which are equally beneficial for XAT.

  • Arun Sharma – ‘How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT’ (Publisher McGraw Hill)
  • Arun Sharma – ‘How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT’ (Publisher McGraw Hill)
  • Arun Sharma – ‘How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT’ (Publisher McGraw Hill)
  • Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay – ‘How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT’
  • Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha

The best XAT books for practice, which contains solve answers for previous years question papers, are:

  • ‘XAT (Solved Papers 2008-2019)’ by Gautam Puri
  • ‘Jabbing the XAT Mock Tests and Solved Papers’ by Arihant

Study dedicatedly to get good score in XAT.

Author's Bio: 

Daniel Clark is a professional blogger and likes to share his views on different topics.