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Best Recommended Books to follow while Preparing for MAT Exam


Best Recommended Books for MAT Exam Preparation


What are the Best Books for MAT Exam?

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a national-level test conducted by AIMA four times a year in the months of February, May, September, and December. When it comes to preparing for such competitive exam choosing the right study material is the most essential part in order to score well.

Candidates must shortlist books that cover all the topics as prescribed in the latest MAT syllabus. Books can be the best medium for the aspirants for their MBA preparation. While selecting these books, the applicants must ensure that they have updated syllabus, ample sample papers of MAT Exam, previous year question papers, etc.


What are the pointers to keep in mind while selecting the book?

  • The language in those selected books should be simple and easy to understand.
  • All the topics under the updated MAT Exam syllabus must be covered
  • The shortlisted books should be of authors who are quite renowned in that particular field.
  • It is always advisable to refer books two or more books of the same topic or subject. It helps in cross-checking the authenticity and genuineness of the information published in the book.
  • Make sure that you choose the latest version of these books in order to get updated contents and data of the test.


List of Best Books for MAT Exam

Author’s name


How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay

McGraw Hill

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT

Nishit K Sinha


Mission MBA MAT Guide

BS Sijwali and Tarun Goyal

Arihant Books

Study package for MAT

Arun Sharma

McGraw Hill

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

R.S. Aggarwal

S. Chand & Co.

Complete Guide for MAT and Other MBA Entrance Exams

Deepak Agarwal, Mahima Agarwal


MAT Score Accelerator

Disha Experts

Disha Publication

Manorama Year Book

K. M. Mathew, Mammen Mathew

Malayala Manorama Group

Other than these textbooks and reference make sure you build a habit of reading some magazines and journals available specifically for competitive exams like Business Today, Pratiyogita Darpan, Competitive Success Review, Frontline, The Economist etc.


What are the other MAT Exam preparation material?

  • Up-to-date Reading Comprehension Passages and run through questions delivered by your MBA preparation coaching centres like TIME, Career Launcher, and IMS etc.
  • Editorials and articles published by leading English Newspapers like The Hindu, Times of India etc.
  • Norman Lewis’s ‘Word Power Made Easy’.


Besides these prescribed materials make sure you solve sufficient practice papers on a regular basis and write mock tests at constant intervals. Also, just writing those mocks is not enough, analysing the same plays a vital role in your MBA preparation or else your growth in these tests becomes very stagnant. MAT Exam is quite an easy exam as compared to CAT so prepare smartly and thoroughly.

Just remember one thing be specific and consistent with your preparation. Don’t invite unnecessary jitters when the exam is around the clock.