QAto conduct the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2020 on November 29, 2020, in three sessions. The CAT admit card will be also releasing on October 28, 2020. As around a month is left for the examination, candidates must start revision for the exam using some books that are useful for the last-minute revisions. Here are the important books for CAT 2020 that candidates can use during their exam preparation.
The CAT 2020 examination consists of three sections- Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (LRDI), Verbal Ability, and Reading Comprehension (VARC) and, Quantitative Ability (QA). Out of 100 questions, a few questions will be MCQ-based while a few will be Type in The Answer Type (TITA). This year, the examination shall be of 120 minutes. Here are books that are recommended for each section of the exam.
VARC section comprises of reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and verbal ability. ‘How to Prepare for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension for CAT’ by Meenakshi Upadhyay and Arun Sharma (8th Edition), ‘The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT’ by Nishit Sinha (2016) and ‘Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis’ (2019) are some of the books that candidates can refer to for this CAT section.
DILR section is hugely cased on conceptual clarity. To prepare for this section, candidates must have multiple revisions of important topics. Books such as ‘A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S.Agarwal’ (2019), ‘How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT’ by Arun Sharma (2011) and ‘Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation’ by Nishit Sinha (2018) are useful for this section.
QA section is the last section and the most extensive and difficult section. It consists of mathematics topics like geometry, algebra, trigonometry, and mensuration. To prepare for this topic, candidates must have thorough knowledge of formulae, concepts, and short-cut tricks. Books such as ‘How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT’ by Arun Sharma (8th Edition), ‘Quantitative Aptitude Quantum’ by Sarvesh Kumar (2018), and ‘Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Nishit Sinha’ (2016) are useful to prepare for this exam.
Candidates must also solve previous year question papers and mock-tests according to the new paper pattern. By doing so, they can understand how to manage their time and also get a clear idea of the CAT exam pattern. The exam is scheduled for November 2020 and candidates still have more than a month to prepare for this national-level entrance test.
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