Competitive Exam Books

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Competitive Exam Books

“ Ambition is the first step to success. The second step is action.” Competitive examinations serve as a means to assess our abilities in addition to being a gateway to enter the career of our dreams. Preparing for the examination involves having the right guidance as well as resources that will ensure that you get all the information necessary for the examination. Investing in the right competitive exam books can help you in being better prepared as well as help you get an edge over the other candidates. Practice makes perfect and by using the right resources you can definitely make the mark. Here is all the information you need about the resources you should be investing in.

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Competitive Exam Books: The Different Examinations 

There are numerous examinations around the world for different sectors from engineering, management and law to language fluency exams.

  • GRE– Graduate Record Examination
  • GMAT– Graduate Management Admission Test
  • IELTS- International English Language Testing System
  • TOEFL– Test Of English as a Foreign Language
  • CAT– Common Aptitude Test
  • JEE Main/ JEE Advanced- Joint Entrance Examination
  • NEST– National Entrance Screening Test
  • LSAT– Law School Admission Test
  • AILET– All India Law Entrance Test
  • CLAT– Common-Law Admission Test
  • MCAT– Medical College Admission Test
  • NEET– National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
  • UPSC– Union Public Service Commission

These are some of the competitive exams that will ensure that you get admitted to your dream university. To prepare for these prestigious examinations you need to have the right study material. Let us have a look at the competitive exam books that will help you in acing them. 

Competitive Exam Books for GRE

There are numerous GRE competitive exam books available in the market. Some of them are: 

  • The Official Guide to the Revised General Test (2nd Edition)
  • Manhattan Prep GRE Set of 8 strategy guide (4th Edition)
  • GRE Big Book
  • The Official GRE Super Power Pack
  • Official GRE Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions
  • Kaplan’s GRE Premier 2016
  • Official GRE Quantitative Reasoning Practice Questions  
  • Cracking the GRE Premium Edition 2016 with 6 Practise Tests (Princeton Review)
  • Essential Words for the GRE
  • Barron’s GRE, 2015
  • Nova’s GRE Prep Course Book
  • Gruber’s Complete GRE Guide 2015

Competitive Exam Books for GMAT

Let us have a look at some of the best competitive books for GMAT: 

  • Manhattan GMAT Strategy Guides (10 books)
  • The Official Guide for GMAT Review
  • The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review
  • Kaplan GMAT Prep Plus: 6 Practise Tests + Proven Strategies + Online + Mobile
  • Kaplan GMAT Verbal Workbook
  • The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review
  • Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook

Competitive Exam Books for IELTS

Let us have a look at some of the competitive exam books for IELTS exam that will help you in doing better on your test: 

  • Official IELTS Practise Material
  • The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS
  • Barron’s IELTS Superpack 
  • Cambridge English: IELTS 11 Academic with Answers
  • Target Band 7: IELTS Academic Module- How to Maximise your score
  • Road to IELTS

Competitive Exam Books for TOEFL

Here are some of the best competitive exam books for TOEFL examination: 

  • Kaplan’s TOEFL iBT Premier
  • Barrons’ TOEFL iBT
  • The Official Guide to the TOEFL Test and Official TOEFL iBT Tests (Volumes 1 and 2) 
  • Cambridge Preparation for TOEFL
  • Princeton Review Cracking the TOEFL iBT 

Competitive Exam Books for CAT

Here are some of the best competitive exam books for CAT prep: 

  • Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning by Gautam Puri
  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency by Ananta Ashisha
  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay/Arihant
  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Sharma and Upadhyay
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
  • R.S. Aggarwal’s A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • NCERT books
  • Sarvesh K Verma’s Quantum CAT
  • Word Power Made Easy by NORMAN LEWIS

Competitive Exam Books for JEE

Here are some of the best competitive exam books for JEE prep: 

  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick & Walker
  • Concepts of physics (Vol. 1 and 2) by H.C Verma
  • Problems in General Physics by I.E Irodov
  • Problems in Physics by S.S. Krotov
  • IIT Physics by D.C. Pandey
  • Understanding Physics by DC Pandey (Arihant Publications)
  • Understanding physics by Freedman and Young
  • Problems and solution of physics by Shashi Bhushan Tiwari
  • NCERT Textbooks (for Class XI and XII)
  • Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations by R.C. Mukherjee
  • Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins
  • Organic Chemistry by O P Tandon
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee
  • Concept of Physical Chemistry by P Bahadur
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison & Boyd
  • Objective Mathematics by R D Sharma
  • Plane Trigonometry by S L Loney
  • Algebra by Dr S K Goyal Arihant Publications
  • The Elements Of Coordinate Geometry by S L Loney
  • Differential Calculus by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)
  • Play with Graphs by Amit M Agarwal (Arihant Publications)
  • Complete Mathematics for JEE Main TMH
  • Calculus – Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I.A. Maron
  • Course in Mathematics for IIT-JEE by Tata McGraw-Hill publications

Competitive Exam Books for NEST 

Here are some of the best competitive exam books for NEST prep:

  • A Textbook of Organic Chemistry for IITJEE by R.K Gupta
  • Practice problems in Physics for Engineering Examinations by S.Mishra
  • Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight
  • Textbook of Biology by NCERT
  • Elementary Biology for Class 12 by K.N Bhatia
  • IIT Mathematics by R.D Sharma
  • Textbook of Chemistry for Class 11th and 12th by NCERT
  • Concepts of Physics – Volume 1 and Volume 2 by H.C. Verma
  • IIT Chemistry by O.P Agarwal
  • Physics for Engineering and Medical Examinations, Ajit Singh Panwar
  • Practice problems in Physics for Engineering Examinations, S.Mishra
  • Aptitude Test Problems, S.S Kotov
  • Objective Physics, Mahesh Jain
  • Elementary Biology for Class 12, K.N Bhatia
  • Problems in Calculus of One Variable, I.A. Maron

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Competitive Exam Books for LSAT 

For better preparation of law examinations worldwide refer to these competitive exam books for preparation: 

  • Kaplan’s LSAT Premier 2016-2017 with Real Practise Tests
  • PowerScore LSAT Bible Trilogy 
  • Official LSAT PrepTests Volume 5
  • Introducing the LSAT: The Fox Test Prep Quick and Dirty LSAT Primer
  • The Princeton Review Cracking the LSAT Premium 2015 Edition

Competitive Exam Books for NEET

These are some of the competitive exam books that will help you in getting a good score on your NEET examination: 

  • 40 Days Chemistry for NEET by Sudhanshu Thakur
  • ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern
  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison
  • Objective Chemistry by R.K. Gupta
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
  • Boyd for Organic Chemistry
  • Physics for NEET by C.P. Singh
  • 40 Days Physics for NEET by S.B. Tripathi
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
  • Objective Physics By DC Pandey
  • Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma
  • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov
  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
  • 40 Days Biology for NEET by S. Chakravarty
  • Pradeep’s Publication Biology
  • Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET by M.P Tyagi
  • Objective Botany by Ansari
  • GR Bathla publications for Biology
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh

Competitive Exam Books for UPSC

These are some of the competitive exam books that will help you in getting a good score on your UPSC examination: 

  • Indian Polity – M Laxmikanth
  • All NCERT (History, Geography, Indian Polity, Economics, etc.) IX-XII
  • India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra
  • Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
  • Certificate Physical Geography – G C Leong
  • World Atlas
  • IAS General Studies Prelims Solved Papers – Vishal Publications
  • Tata McGraw Hill CSAT Manual
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R S Aggarwal
  • Indian Economy by Nitin Singhania
  • The India way by S. Jaishankar 
  • ndia After Gandhi by Ramchandra Guha
  • Economic Development & Policies in India – Jain & Ohri
  • Indian Art and Culture – by Nitin Singhania
  • Important Judgments that Transformed India – by Alex Andrew
  • Important Acts that Transformed India – by Alex Andrews George
  • Geography of India – by Majid Husain
  • Certificate Physical And Human Geography – by Goh Cheng Leong
  • Indian Economy Key Concepts – by Sankarganesh Karuppiah
  • Science and Technology – by Ravi P. Agrahari
  • India 2020 Yearbook – by Rajiv Mehrishi
  • India 2020 – Publications Division Paperback – by Publications Division
  • 25 Years UPSC IAS/ IPS Prelims Topic-wise Solved Papers 1 & 2 (1995-2019)
  • 151 Essays – by Disha Experts

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Competitive Exam Books for MCAT

These are some of the competitive exam books that will help you in getting a good score on your MCAT examination: 

  • Princeton Review MCAT Subject Review Complete Set (2nd Edition)
  • Kaplan MCAT Complete 7 Book Subject Review
  • The Princeton Review Complete MCAT
  • Examkrackers MCAT complete study package (10th edition)
  • Kaplan Test Prep MCAT 528- Advanced Prep for Advanced Students
  • Sterling MCAT Practise Tests 2015

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We have given you all the information you need to prepare for your entrance as well as the entrance exam books to consider for your preparation. However, deciding how to go about your admissions and which schools to consider can be a difficult decision to make by yourself. You don’t need to make that decision all by yourself because the counsellors and mentors at Leverage Edu can help you in shortlisting a college that is best suited for your potential.

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