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Best books for MAT preparation includes MAT Entrance Exam Guide by RPH Editorial. Check all that you need to know about MAT books and study material.

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MAT Books - If you are planning to appear for the MAT exam for MAB admission, the first thing you need to know is which books to refer? There are several books which claim to be the best for MAT preparation but you need to choose carefully. Always choose the books that are recommended by experts and toppers because they know which books fulfil the requirements. Some of the highly recommended MAT books are by Sarvesh K Verma, Nishit Sinha, Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay. 

Apart from MAT books, other important study material for MAT exam preparation includes sample papers, mock tests, test preparation guides and previous years' question papers which are available online as well as offline. However, candidates who are preparing for MAT 2022 exam by themselves can refer the recommended books and get other study material online. 

In this article, we have listed some of the best books for MAT 2022 for exam preparation. Candidates can also refer recommended books for other MBA entrance exams that will be equally helpful in MA exam preparation.

Best Books for MAT Preparation 2022

To crack the MAT exam, candidates should study books based on subjects and question paper pattern of the exam specifically. Check below, popular books for MAT preparation:

  • MAT Entrance Exam Guide by RPH Editorial
  • MAT 20 Years Topic-wise Solved Papers by Disha Experts
  • Mission MBA: MAT Mock Tests & Solved Papers by BS Sijwali and Tarun Goyal

Candidates must dedicate equal amount of time and effort on every section of MAT for a good overall percentile. It means they must refer to the right books and study material for each section. Check below the best books for MAT exam section wise:

MAT Preparation Books for Language Comprehension

For preparing the Language Comprehension section of MAT, one needs to study Vocabulary, Grammar, Idioms, Phrases and more. Candidates should refer to the MAT books listed below:

  • Oxford’s Practical English Usage by Michael Shawn
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin

Best books for MAT exam preparation for English Language and Comprehension are:

MAT Books

Authors

Verbal Ability & Comprehension for CAT/XAT/GMAT/IIFT/CMAT/MAT/Bank PO/SSC

Bharat Patodi and Aditya Choudhary

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay 

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Gautam Puri

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MAT Preparation Books for Data Analysis and Sufficiency

The Data Analysis and Sufficiency section of MAT exam requires quick understanding of data represented in tables, charts and graphs. It also requires sharp mathematical skills to solve questions based on tables, charts an graphs. Hence, aspirants should prepare for Data Analysis and Sufficiency with the help of MAT books listed below:

MAT Books

Author/ Publisher

Data Analysis and Sufficiency

Arun Sharma

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Ananta Ashisha

Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

Ananta Ashisha

Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency

Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan

How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for MAT

Arun Sharma

The Pearson Guide To Quantitative Aptitude And Data Interpretation 

Nishit Sinha

MAT Preparation Books for Intelligence and Critical Reasoning

This section of MAT exam tests the candidate on their logical and analytical skills. To prepare for this section, candidates should refer to the MAT books listed below:

MAT Books

Authors

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT

Nishit Sinha

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT

Arun Sharma

Analytical & Logical Reasoning For CAT & Other Management Entrance Tests

Peeyush Bhardwaj

MAT Preparation Books for Indian and Global Environment

The General Awareness topics for the Indian and Global Environment section can be prepared with the MAT books mentioned in the table below:  

MAT Books

Publisher

Objective General Knowledge

Lucents Publications

General Knowledge 2021

Arihant Publications

The Mega Yearbook: Current Affairs & General Knowledge For Competitive Exams

Disha Experts

MAT Preparation Books for Mathematical Skills

To cover Mathematics section the following MAT books can help candidates in developing basic understanding of various topics and concepts:

MAT Books

Authors

Magical Book on Quicker Maths

M Tyra

Speed Mathematics: Do it Quick, Do it Right

Rajesh Kumar Thakur C

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams

RS Aggarwal

These are some of the best books for MAT preparation. Also practice previous years' MAT question papers and take help from MAT preparations tips and guides to ace the test.

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Which is the best book for NTSE Mental Aptitude Test (MAT)?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

3 hours ago

For students in the 10th grade, NCERT administers the "NTSE, " also known as the National Talent Search Examination. The NTSE has two papers: the Mental Aptitude Test (MAT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The best textbooks for studying for the Mental Aptitude Test are t...For students in the 10th grade, NCERT administers the "NTSE, " also known as the National Talent Search Examination. The NTSE has two papers: the Mental Aptitude Test (MAT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The best textbooks for studying for the Mental Aptitude Test are typically NCERT texts. You may, however, prefer some other MAT study guides due to the dearth of practice questions with thorough explanations. Among the books that are frequently recommended are:
1. By RS Aggarwal, Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
2. Mental Ability for NTSE by Odisha Experts
3. Aihant's NTSE Study Guide

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Tejas Patil

Contributor-Level 6

15 hours ago

List of books for NTSE MAT exam
MEGA Study Guide for NTSE 2021 SAT & MAT Class 10 Stage 1 & 2 - 12th Edition
Odisha Experts
Study Guide NTSE MAT + SAT for Class 10 2021-22
Arihant Experts, Study Guide NTSE MAT + SAT for Class 10th 2019-2020
Arihant Experts.

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What is the syllabus for MAT?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

17 hours ago

There are five sections to the MAT syllabus. The section-wise syllabus of the MAT exam is as follows:1. Intelligence and critical reasoning: This section checks the analytical and cognitive skills and includes topics like "visual reasoning, " "blood relations, &quot...There are five sections to the MAT syllabus. The section-wise syllabus of the MAT exam is as follows:
1. Intelligence and critical reasoning: This section checks the analytical and cognitive skills and includes topics like "visual reasoning, " "blood relations, " "column graphs, " "numerical grids, " "calendars, " "pie charts, " "arguments, " and so on.
2. Language Comprehension: The syllabus consist of basic grammar topics, Antonyms & Synonyms, Parts of Speech, Para Jumbles, Idioms, Phrases etc.
3. Data Analysis and Sufficiency: The topics in this section are bar diagrams, pie charts, graphs, data analysis and comparison, charts, and venn diagrams.
4. Indian and Global Environments: In this section, topics like company punchlines, social issues, finance, international organizations, Current Affairs books, and authors are discussed.
5. Mathematical Skills: The syllabus of this section includes elementary mathematics, the Number System complex numbers, sequences, series, Triangles set theory, and geometry.

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What is the best all-in-one book for MBA (CAT/MAT/GMAT) preparation?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

17 hours ago

It is difficult to prepare for all MBA entrance exams with one book due to different exam patterns. Also, since there are multiple sections in each exam, one book might not be able to cover the complete syllabus of these entrance exams. However, there are certain section-wise books that can be re...It is difficult to prepare for all MBA entrance exams with one book due to different exam patterns. Also, since there are multiple sections in each exam, one book might not be able to cover the complete syllabus of these entrance exams. However, there are certain section-wise books that can be referred to for different MBA exams. These are:
1. Arun Sharma or R. S. Agrawal for quantitative aptitude
2. Nisiht Sinha or Pearson for data interpretation and logical reasoning
3. Arun Sharma or Odisha Publication for Verbal Ability
4. For logical reasoning books by Arun Sharma or Nishit K. Sinha
You can choose any of these books to prepare for the exam according to the syllabus.

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What are the important topics for MAT preparation?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

22 hours ago

The Management Aptitude Test MAT is conducted for admission to more than 800 colleges. Based on the analysis of previous year's question papers, the following are some of the important topics for MAT preparation:1. Mathematical Skills Section: The important topics include number systems, averages...The Management Aptitude Test MAT is conducted for admission to more than 800 colleges. Based on the analysis of previous year's question papers, the following are some of the important topics for MAT preparation:
1. Mathematical Skills Section: The important topics include number systems, averages, percentages, Algebra ratios, time and work, speed, geometry, venn diagrams, time and distance, and profit and loss.
2. Data Analysis and Sufficiency: In this section, important topics are charts, line X-Y graphs, data comparison, and caselet-based data.
3. Intelligence and critical reasoning Section: Some important topics in this section include syllogisms, direction, blood relations, statement assumptions, conclusions, arrangement, coding and decoding, and arguments.
4. Language Comprehension: For this section, vocabulary and basic grammar are very important. The topic includes one-word substitution, antonyms and synonyms, and comprehension.

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What is the best book for preparing for the KMAT exam?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

22 hours ago

For studying for the KMAT exam, there is no one best book. You must choose your study materials in accordance with the KMAT exam syllabus. Here are some section-by-section book suggestions from professionals to assist you in preparing for the KMAT entrance exam:1. You must regularly read the news...For studying for the KMAT exam, there is no one best book. You must choose your study materials in accordance with the KMAT exam syllabus. Here are some section-by-section book suggestions from professionals to assist you in preparing for the KMAT entrance exam:
1. You must regularly read the newspaper in order to do well on the KMAT's verbal ability and reading comprehension sections. Additionally, you can choose a verbal aptitude book from Norman Lewis' Word Power Made Easy, Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay's Sharma and Upadhyay, or Wren and Martin's Wren and Martin.
2. You can choose from Nishit Sinha's, Arun Sharma's, or Abhijit Guha's quantitative aptitude for the section on quantitative ability.
3. You should study topics in any reputable book on logical reasoning in order to prepare for the section on logical reasoning. You can choose between Peeyush Bharadwaj, RS Aggarwal, and Arun Sharma.

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What's the difference between KMAT and MAT?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

Yesterday

Both the KMAT and MAT exams are conducted for admission to management courses. These exams differ in the following ways:1. The KMAT score is mostly accepted in Karnataka management colleges, whereas the MAT score is accepted in more than 800 management colleges. 2. The KMAT is conducted once a ye...Both the KMAT and MAT exams are conducted for admission to management courses. These exams differ in the following ways:
1. The KMAT score is mostly accepted in Karnataka management colleges, whereas the MAT score is accepted in more than 800 management colleges.
2. The KMAT is conducted once a year, whereas the MAT is conducted four times a year.
3. The KMAT is comparably tougher than the MAT. The MAT exam is more convenient to take as it is available in three modes.
4. In contrast to MAT scores, KMAT enables qualified students to request a fee waiver in their designated B school.
5. The KMAT registration fee is lower than MAT. The KMAT registration fee is Rs. 800, whereas the MAT fee is Rs. 1850.
6. The MAT has a 0.25 negative marking for wrong answers, whereas the KMAT has no negative marking.

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Can I use calculator in MAT exam? I am from Karnataka.

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Sujith Seenivasan

Beginner-Level 4

6 days ago

No, usage of any electronic devices such as calculator, mobile phone, electronic gadgets is prohibited. Since it is a competitive exam, None of this things are allowed.

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Can I apply for MAT if I have completed CA?

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jasveer singh

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

Yes, you can apply for MAT exam after completing CA/CS in any recognised university. Candidates above 40% of marks in UG are eligible to apply for MAT exam.

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

Yes, you can apply for the MAT exam if you have completed your CA course. For admission to MBA and PGDM programs, the AIMA administers the Management Aptitude Test (MAT). Candidates who meet the requirements below may apply for this exam:1. The applicants have their completed graduation from a re...Yes, you can apply for the MAT exam if you have completed your CA course. For admission to MBA and PGDM programs, the AIMA administers the Management Aptitude Test (MAT). Candidates who meet the requirements below may apply for this exam:
1. The applicants have their completed graduation from a recognised university
2. They are in their final year of college and will graduate by the time they are admitted to management college.
3. The candidate possesses a professional degree, such as a CS, CA, or ICWA. Visit the following link to learn more about this test: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/mat-exam

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Can I get admission to IIM-A with my MAT score?

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jasveer singh

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

Yes, more than 80% score in MAT exam gives a chance in category. Candidates who get 94% have more chances to get calls from IIM management. Hence, there will be some admissions taken based on number of seats and category based. I wish you will get seat in IIM.

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

No, you cannot get admission to the IIM Ahmedabad with your MAT score. The Iims do not accept the MAT score for admission. To get admission to the PGP course at IIM A, you need to appear in the CAT or GMAT exam. If you have appeared in the MAT exam, you can apply to other colleges such as Amity U...No, you cannot get admission to the IIM Ahmedabad with your MAT score. The Iims do not accept the MAT score for admission. To get admission to the PGP course at IIM A, you need to appear in the CAT or GMAT exam. If you have appeared in the MAT exam, you can apply to other colleges such as Amity University, Tezpur University, and IIFM, Bhopal.
1. You can find information about colleges accepting the MAT exam at this link: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/colleges/mba-colleges-accepting-mat-india?sby=popularity
2. You can check detailed admission procedure of IIM at this Shiksha Page:https://www.shiksha.com/college/iim-Ahmedabad-indian-institute-of-management-vastrapur-307/admission.

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What is the MAT exam pattern?

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jasveer singh

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

The MAT exam is conducted for admission to management courses such as MBA and PGDM at the top management colleges in India. The exam is conducted in three modes: CBT, PBT, and IBT, and the exam pattern is the same for each mode. The MAT exam follows the following pattern:1. The exam duration is 1...The MAT exam is conducted for admission to management courses such as MBA and PGDM at the top management colleges in India. The exam is conducted in three modes: CBT, PBT, and IBT, and the exam pattern is the same for each mode. The MAT exam follows the following pattern:
1. The exam duration is 150 minutes.
2. The MAT exam is divided into five sections with a total of 200 questions.
3. Each section has 40 questions, and each question carries one mark.
4. The sections are as follows: (a) Language Comprehension (b) Mathematical Skills (c) Indian & Global Environment (d) Data Analysis & Sufficiency (e) Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
5. There is a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong response.

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

The MAT exam is conducted for admission to management courses such as MBA and PGDM at the top management colleges in India. The exam is conducted in three modes: CBT, PBT, and IBT, and the exam pattern is the same for each mode. The MAT exam follows the following pattern:1. The exam duration is 1...The MAT exam is conducted for admission to management courses such as MBA and PGDM at the top management colleges in India. The exam is conducted in three modes: CBT, PBT, and IBT, and the exam pattern is the same for each mode. The MAT exam follows the following pattern:
1. The exam duration is 150 minutes.
2. The MAT exam is divided into five sections with a total of 200 questions.
3. Each section has 40 questions, and each question carries one mark.
4. The sections are as follows: (a) Language Comprehension (b) Mathematical Skills (c) Indian & Global Environment (d) Data Analysis & Sufficiency (e) Intelligence & Critical Reasoning
5. There is a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong response. You can find the pattern and syllabus in detail on this Shiksha link: https://www.shiksha.com/mba/mat-exam-pattern.

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