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Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test 2024 ( TANCET )

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TANCET Books 2024: Anna University conducted the TANCET 2024 exam as per the schedule. The entrance exam is conducted for admission to MBA and MCA programmes offered by various colleges in Tamil Nadu. To score well in the exam, candidates must start their TANCET preparation with the best books and study materials developed for TANCET. Read below section-wise best TANCET preparation books along with recommended study material and key preparation tips.

Also Read: Last 10 Year TANCET MBA Question Paper PDF Download

TANCET Books and Sample Papers

Choosing the right set of books is a crucial part of the exam preparation process. There are plenty of study materials available online and offline, which makes it difficult for a beginner to decide what should he opt for. Aspirants should refer to those books that extensively covers all the topics and explain the answers in the simplest possible way. They can also take help from coaching institutes where the study materials are designed by experts of the subject. To make the preparation easier, Shiksha has listed down the best books for TANCET preparation.

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Best Books for TANCET MBA Preparation

TANCET MBA syllabus comprises five sections, namely, Quantitative Ability, Data Sufficiency, Business Situation Analysis, Reading Comprehension, and English Usage. Check below the section-wise list of best books to prepare for the TANCET exam.

Best Books for TANCET MBA Preparation: Quantitative Ability

This section will evaluate the arithmetic skills of the candidate. Aspirants are required to cover topics such as Algebra, Number Systems, Linear Equation, Speed, Distance, Time & Work, Mensuration, and Probability among others. Candidates can refer to the following books for TANCET preparation:

Book Title

Author

The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations

Dinesh Khattar

Quantitative Aptitude

RS Aggarwal

Class IX and X books

NCERT

Magical book on Quicker Maths

M Tyra

TANCET MBA

ES Ramasamy

Best Books for TANCET MBA Preparation: Data Sufficiency

The topics in this section include Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular Form, Caselet Form, and Missing Data among others. Refer to the best books for Data Interpretation preparation in the table below:

Book Title

Author

Data Interpretation for CAT

Arun Sharma

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Ananta Ashisha

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Gautam Puri

Data Interpretation Simplified

Jagan Saneja

Best Books for TANCET MBA Preparation: Business Situation Analysis

This section evaluates the candidates’ analytical ability as well as decision making skills. Refer to the best books for Business Situation Analysis preparation in the table below:

Book Title

Author

Analytical Reasoning

MK Pandey

Multi-Dimensional Reasoning

Mishra & Kumar Dr. Lal

Reasoning Book for Competitive Examinations

Pearson

Best Books for TANCET MBA Preparation:  RC & English Usage

This section analyses candidates’ fluency in the English language. The section has topics such as Antonyms, Articles, Editing, Omitting, Prepositions, Analogy, etc. Refer to the best books for Reading Comprehension & English Usage in the table below;

Book Title

Author

High School Grammar

Wren & Martin

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Business English and Communication

John O E Clark

30 Days to a more powerful Vocabulary

Norman Lewis

The Students’ Companion

Wilfred D Best

Other Recommended Books for TANCET 2024

  • TANCET MBA by E.S. Ramaswamy
  • TANCET MBA Solved Papers by S.Sambasivan DR.Antony

Best Books for TANCET MCA Preparation

The exam paper of MCA will have questions from Quantitative Ability, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Computer Awareness. Here is the list of best books for TANCET MCA.

Book Title

Author

TANCET MCA Entrance Exam Preparation Book

VVK Subburaj

Popular Master Guide MCA Entrance examination

R Gupta

A Complete Package for MCA Entrance Guide

Amit M Agarwal

High Speed System of Basic Arithmetic

Upkar Publication

Best Books for CEETA PG Preparation: MTech/M.E/M.Arch/MPlan

TANCET question paper for MTech/M.E/M.Arch/MPlan, now known as CEETA PG question paper, is divided into three parts. Part I (Engineering Mathematics) and Part II ((Basic Engineering. & Sciences) are common for all candidates. Part III is different for different disciplines. The standard of questions is of undergraduate level.

Book Title

Author

TANCET(M.E)/(MARCH)/(M.PLAN) (M.TECH)

V.V.K Subburaj

TANCET M.E/ MTech Exam Book

C.S.Hariram Kumar, Janani, P.Vigneshwari

TANCET ME

Amit Gupta

TANCET ME Entrance

M Parshve

How to Prepare for TANCET 2024 Exam?

For TANCET preparation, candidates should first get familiar with the TANCET exam pattern. Here we have shared course-wise exam pattern for the entrance exam

TANCET Exam Pattern for MBA and MCA

Check below the TANCET exam pattern for MBA and MCA programmes:

Programmes

MBA

MCA/MCA(LE)

Mode of TANCET Exam

Offline

Offline

Duration of test

2 hours

2 hours

Number of sections

5 (Business Situation Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Data Sufficiency and English Usage)

4(Quantitative Ability, Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness

Sectional Weightage

20 marks allotted to each section

25 marks allotted to each section

Total Marks

100

100

Negative Marks

1/3

1/3

CEETA PG Exam Pattern for M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/MPlan

Check below the TANCET exam pattern for M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/MPlan programmes

Programmes

M.Tech/M.E/M.Arch/MPlan

Mode of TANCET Exam

Offline

Duration of Test

2 hours

Number of Section

3(Part I-Engineering Mathematics, Part II-Basic Engineering & Sciences Part III- for different disciplines)

Sectional Weightage

Part I: Part II: Part III- 20:20:60

Total Marks

115

Negative Marks

1/3

TANCET 2024 Preparation Tips

Here are some of the TANCET preparation tips recommended by the toppers and experts from the previous sessions: 

  • Candidates should chalk out a preparation plan which should include the subject-wise preparation strategy, the books that needs to be covered, the hours that need to be devoted to each subject
  • It is important for candidates to understand their strengths and weaknesses. While building on their strength, aspirants should not overlook topics that lower their confidence.
  • More than spending long hours, candidates must focus on making each study session as productive as possible. Every session must have some takeaways.
  • Candidates should also make a list of shortcut tricks and formulas. This will help reach the answer to a question quicker.
  • Candidates should solve at least 15 to 20 TANCET mock tests in the last two months to the examination.

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FAQs Related to TANCET Books

Refer to the space below for FAQs on TANCET recommended books:

Q:   Which is the easiest section of the TANCET exam? Do I need any specific books for the preparation of the same?

A:
All sections of the TANCET exam have equal weightage. However, candidates find the English Proficiency section of TANCET MBA exam as the easiest. Besides the English Proficiency section, candidates find the Reading Comprehension easy if compared with other sections. Since most of the candidates have been studying English Language during the graduation or during the school. English is found the easiest among other sections. Although candidates find the English section easy, candidates must not take the same lightly. A good score in the English section can work as an advantage while evaluation process.
 

Q:   Are CAT books helpful in TANCET exam preparation?

A:
Yes, CAT books can be of help while preparing for the TANCET MBA exam. The CAT exam is a standardized test that is used for admission to MBA programs across India. The TANCET MBA exam is also a standardized test, but it is specific to MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu. The two exams have several similarities. Therefore, CAT books can be a good resource for preparing for the TANCET exam. Here are some of the benefits of using CAT books to prepare for the TANCET MBA exam: 1) CAT books cover a wide range of topics. 2) CAT books provide wide scope of practice questions. 3) CAT books can help you to develop a better study plan, as CAT is considered tougher than TANCET. However, it is important to note that CAT books are not the only study material for the TANCET MBA exam. Candidates can find several TANCET specific books, question papers, and more. TANCET sample papers, online tutorials, and TANCET study groups, help aspirants every year during their preparation phase,. .
 

Q:   How can I perform well in English section of TANCET exam?

A:

TANCET exam's English Proficiency section is further divided into two sub-sections. These sub-sections include Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability followed by General English which evaluates the grammatical skills of the candidate. Candidates should develop a habit of reading newspapers, magazines and books to have a better understanding of English Knowledge. They can also refer to High School Grammar by Wren and Martin for developing a strong foundation. Basic Grammar forms the base of this examination and a candidate should be good in basic grammar such as Articles, Parts of Speech, Tense, etc. A candidate needs to read the basic grammar books and can also learn the rules of grammar online by practicing more. Following areas require candidate's attention to score well in the TANCET English section:

  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • One word Substitutions
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Spotting Errors
 

Q:   Which are the best books to prepare for English Proficiency in TANCET?

A:
TANCET exam has five sections two of which are based on English language skills of the candidate. One section check the proficiency in English language while other section will gauge reading comprehension skills of the candidate. Here are some of the best books for English language preparation for TANCET MBA exam: - Objective General English by S. P. Bakshi - English Grammar and Composition by SC Gupta - Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis - Objective English for Competitive Examination by Hari Mohan Prasad and Uma Sinha - General English for All Competitive Examinations by S. C. Gupta These are just a few of the many great books available for English language preparation for competitive exams. The best book for you will depend on your individual needs and goals as individuals may have a strong hold on different topics under the section.
 

Q:   What is the best study material available for TANCET exam preparation?

A:
There are several study materials available for TANCET exam preparation. Here are a few of the best study resources available online and offline: SURA'S TANCET MBA Entrance Exam book has a holistic topic coverage for all sections of TANCET MBA exam. Candidates can buy the book online or offline. Candidates can also enrol for a TANCET exam course offered by coaching institutes for complete exam guide with recommended books, doubt sessions and mock tests. In addition to the best books for TANCET preparation, candidates may come across other resources available for TANCET exam preparation. Several practice tests, study guides, and other helpful materials are available online as well as offline at the coaching institutes.
 

Q:   How to choose books for TANCET exam preparation?

A:
Candidates preparing for TANCET must avoid buying any random books available for MBA exam preparation. In case the candidates already have any books for MBA exam prep, they can skip buying any book. However, if TANCET is the only exam for which the aspirant is planning to appear, following factors must be kept in mind to choose a book: 1. Check the table of content and book edition 2. Check if the book has its content arranged systematically 3. Read reviews whether the book is for advanced level preparation or basic preparation 4. Author and publisher 5. Does it contain a question bank? 6. Does it have section wise distribution? 7. Buy specific books for TANCET preparation 8. Ask for recommendations from past toppers.
 

Q:   What are the best books for the Quantitative Ability section in TANCET exam?

A:
Candidates can refer to the Mathematics textbooks prescribed until Class 12 by the education board in India. Quantitative Ability questions in TANCET exam are based on the 10+2 level syllabus. Some of the important books for TANCET Quantitative Ability preparation include 1) Mathematics for MBA Entrance Examinations by Dr. RS Aggarwal 2) Mathematics Class 11th and 12th by RD Sharma 3) Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma Besides the above-mentioned books, candidates can also refer to the NCERT books which are readily available online as well as in the nearby bookstore. In case the candidates have books for any other MBA exam, they need not invest in any other book for TANCET Quantitative Aptitude preparation.
 

Q:   Which book will be best to prepare for TANCET Exam?

A:
Some of the preparation books for preparing for Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) are mentioned here: English Language Student Book by Alison Ross Quantitative Aptitude by S. N. Jha Numerical Test by Dr. M. B. Lal & Jain Reasoning Test (Verbal & Non-Verbal) by Dr. M. B. Lal & A. K. Singh Logical and Analytical Reasoning by A. K. Gupta TANCET MBA Exam Book - Author: E. S. Ramasamy TANCET MBA (Anna University) - Author: V K Subburaj A Comprehensive Study of Data Interpretation Analysis and Sufficiency - Author: Ashok Gupta Non-Verbal Reasoning - Author: B. S. Sijwali & Indus Sijwali Besides the above mentioned books, candidates can get section wise recommended books on Shiksha's article on recommended books for TANCET MBA (https://www.shiksha.com/mba/articles/best-books-for-tancet-preparation-blogId-20375). .
 

Q:   How to improve Reading Comprehension skills for TANCET MBA exam?

A:

Here are some tips on how to improve reading comprehension skills for MBA exam preparation:

  1. Read regularly
  2. Summarize what you read
  3. Reach out mentors for help
  4. Practice using sample papers and mock tests
  5. Pay attention to the author's purpose
  6. Identify the main idea of each paragraph
  7. Look for clues to the author's tone.
  8. Is the author being serious, humorous, or sarcastic?
  9. Read between the lines. What is the author not saying? What are they implying?

By following the above mentioned tips, one can improve their reading comprehension skills and increase their chances of success on the MBA exam.

 

Q:   What are the best books for the TANCET Data Sufficiency section?

A:
There are several books for a decent preparation of Data Sufficiency section of TANCET exam. Here are a few of the best books for TANCET Data Sufficiency section: - Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency for CAT & Other MBA Exams by Abhishek Banerjee and Gajendra Kumar. - Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency by Ananta Ashiha - Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation by Odisha Experts Besides the above-mentioned books, candidates can refer to the books for Data Interpretetion prescribes for any competitive exam. The topics under Data Sufficiency section of TANCET exam are similar to the topics included in other competitive exam, irrespective of the streams. With a little effort, one can learn data sufficiency and improve chances of success in the TANCET MBA exam.
 

Q:   Is it necessary to join coaching classes for TANCET preparation?

A:
It's entirely a candidate's call how he/she wishes to prepare for the TANCET exam. If aspirants have a strong foundation, they can rely on self-study. However, if the candidate wishes to make the best of available resources, he/she can certainly opt for an online course or join a coaching institute. Joining a coaching institute is not necessary for TANCET exam preparation. However, it can be helpful for some aspirants. Coaching institutes can provide access to experienced teachers, practice questions, and study materials. They can also help candidates develop a study plan and stay motivated. When deciding on coaching institutes, it is crucial to choose a reputable and has a good track record of success. You should also make sure that the institute offers the type of instruction that you are looking for. The best way to prepare for TANCET is to find a method that works for you and stick with it. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to exam preparation. The most important thing is to start early and give yourself plenty of time to study.
 

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TANCET exam is considered moderate in terms of difficulty. For MBA exams, the difficulty standards is typically compared with the CAT exam. In comparison with the CAT difficulty level, TANCET is considered easy to crack. This is because the total number of test takers is less if compared to CAT exam

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No, there is no definite pattern of the questions from certain topics in the TANCET exam. The candidates are required to cover all TANCET sections and topics under these sections. Anna University can cover any topic to define the questions from the section stipulated in the TANCET syllabus.

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