Best Books for CMAT 2024 Preparation: Tips & Recommendation by Experts

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The NTA or National Testing Agency conducts the CMAT or Common Management Admission Test for candidates who are willing to pursue Masters in Business Management program and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management program. Therefore, candidates must have the best books to master for the upcoming CMAT 2024 and pass the examination. The blog article entails the names of the best books for CMAT as per the experts for the CMAT preparation. 

Full Name Common Management Admission Test
Exam Name CMAT
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Examination Computer-Based (CBT)
Level of Examination National
Duration of Examination 3 hours
Official Website
Helpline Number +91-11-40759000

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Which is the Best Book for CMAT 2024 Exam Preparation?

Candidates can find various books for CMAT 2024 preparation online or in offline bookstores. The books will help you explore various topics and kick-start your preparation.  Moreover, candidates must refer to books such as

The Complete Reference Manual for CMAT by SK Sinha, S Satyanarayan & JS Rana and The 3 Edge Advantage Series CMAT Practise Sets, by Ayush Gupta, Ashwani, R.K Behl.

Moreover, choosing the right books will guide the candidates in the exam preparation process for CMAT. 

CMAT Preparation Books Authors
CMAT Entrance Guide with 5 Mock Tests Disha Experts
MBA Solved Papers
S.K Sinha, Col. J.S Rana and S. Satyanarayan
CMAT Exam Guide Paperback RPH Editorial Board

Also Read: CMAT Syllabus- The Complete Guide

Section-wise Best Books for CMAT 2024 Preparation

The best way to strengthen the MBA exam preparation is to follow a section-wise exam preparation schedule. So, let’s take a look at the following book recommendations for each section in the CMAT 2024 syllabus.

CMAT Books for General Knowledge Section

Find the best materials listed in the table of contents for the General Knowledge Section of CMAT 2024. Furthermore, candidates must continue to read newspapers and current affairs periodicals daily. They will gain insightful knowledge about current affairs and business news from this practice. 

Best Books/Newspapers Author
The Hindu
The Financial Times
Economic Times
Business World
Business Today
Financial Express
Wall Street Journal
Hindu Business Line
Business World
The following Newspapers are important for the general awareness section preparation for CMAT
General Knowledge 2022 Manohar Pandey – Arihant

CMAT Books for Logical Reasoning Section

Logical Reasoning entails subjects such as verbal, and nonverbal reasoning, analytical reasoning, etc. Find the best books for the CMAT Logical Reasoning section in the table of contents given below. 

Books Author/Publisher
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Arun Sharma
(McGraw Hill Education)
Analytical Reasoning M.K Pandey
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R S Aggarwal – S Chand
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Dr RS Aggarwal
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K Sinha (Pearson)

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Books for CMAT Innovation & Entrepreneurship Section

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship sections were made mandatory in 2022. The best books for Innovation and entrepreneurship are given in the table below. 

Best Books Author
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Peter F. Drucker
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management R. Gopal
Manorama Year Book Mammen Mathew
Entrepreneurship Robert D. Hisrich

Best Books for Language Comprehension Section

Language comprehension entails topics such as verbal ability, English grammar, general English, grammar rules and comprehension. Have a look at the table given below for the CMAT Language Comprehension section of CMAT 2024. 

Books Authors
General English for all Competitive Examinations S.C Gupta
The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT Nishit K Sinha
Trishna’s Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and Other MBA Examinations TIME
Objective General English S.P. Baksi

CMAT Books for English Grammar and Vocabulary Skills

Find the books as per the experts in English Language preparation language in the table given below. 

Books Authors/Publishers
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Barron’s Pocket Guide Vocabulary
Business English and Communication John O E Clark
The Students’ Companion Wilfred D Best
A Communicative Grammar of English Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik

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Is 2 months enough for CMAT?

For the candidates preparing for the other MBA exams, for them, 2 months is enough to prepare for CMAT.

Is CMAT very tough?

The CAT is regarded as one of India’s most rigorous competitive exams because of the paper’s complex questions. In contrast, the questions on the CMAT paper are simpler and easier to answer. The overall degree of difficulty for the CAT paper falls between medium and high.

Which book is best for CMAT 2024 Innovation and Entrepreneurship section preparation? 

Best Books for CMAT 2023 Preparation: Innovation and Entrepreneurship are “Innovation & Entrepreneurship” by Peter F. Drucker and “Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management” by R Gopal.

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