Important Books and Coaching Centres for CAT Preparation

CAT aptitude involves the study of basic mathematical skills that can be revised by using the NCERT mathematics text books of classes 8 to 10. After a student prepares for the simple questions by learning the basic facts and concepts, he must always brace himself for difficult questions as the exam is a very challenging one. The best book for quantitative aptitude would be How to prepare for quantitative aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma. This book is published by Tata McGraw Hill and is available in leading bookstores in all cities and even online on Google books. A reference book for quants would be A Pearson publication book, the Quantitative aptitude for CAT, by Nishit Sinha.

Other useful books for quantitative aptitude will be, Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Kumar Verma, published by Arihant and another Tata McGraw Hill publication by Abhijit Guha called Quantitative aptitude for MBA Entrance examinations. An all time favourite book that is bought by every student preparing for any entrance test is the R.S. Agarwal’s Numerical, verbal and non-verbal reasoning guide. For English language and grammar, a book that is good is the book on English proficiency by IMS India. Grammar can be strengthened by learning from a book by Geoffrey Leech called, a communicative grammar of English. Another aspect of the test that should be clearly noted should be the vocabulary. One cannot learn good English words in a few days, so vocab-building should be started from at-least three or four months before the exam. The Vocabulary bible is the Word power made easy by Norman Lewis and it is both interesting and informative to learn from this book. Aspirants are also advised to read business magazines like Business World, Competition Success Review and Business line, to help develop their managerial skills.
Top Training Institutes for CAT Preparation in India:
Here’s a list of the most popular training centres that students prefer for CAT coaching in various cities in the country.

An IIM, XLRI alumni venture that has its headquarters at Hyderabad provides for MBA aspirants classroom coaching for CAT examination. They have branches in almost all cities in the country and have flexible timings and long and short duration courses.

One of the oldest coaching centres for CAT and other Indian MBA entrance exams is the IMS. It offers courses in over 50 cities in the country. Offers both classroom and correspondence courses for CAT can availed at this centre.

Fermat Education's 2IIM - CAT Coaching Classes in Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore:

An IIM Alumni venture, 2IIM offers classroom coaching for CAT in Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore including correspondence and mock online CATs. Classes in Chennai are @ Mylapore, Annanagar and Velachery; Mumbai at Dadar(W) and Bangalore at Jayanagar.

Career Launcher (CL):

Headquartered in Delhi, Career Launcher is a training institute for CAT which is present all over the country in most cities. It offers CAT and other MBA entrance exam coaching.