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XAT 2023- Books for XAT preparation and Relevant study Material

By pankhuri saxena.

Optimal books for the preparation of xat 2023 are RS Aggarwal, Wren & Martin, And Arun Sharma. Here is the subject-wise list of Xat Books for preparation.

The preparation of XAT includes conscientious planning. For that, you have to select the right quality of books that can enhance your knowledge and gives you a better understanding for the preparation for the XAT exam. To achieve a high score between the 98 to 99 percentile in the examination. XAT 2023 enrollment has been started and the exam will be conducted on the 8th of January. If you want to prepare for XAT 2023, Then you have to constructively merge the best study material with consistent practice of mock tests with proper discipline and perseverance.

The study material of XAT consists of good quality books, previous year question papers, and Mock test series. To know about the best books for XAT 2023, read this article carefully.

Before this, aspiring candidates must know about the exact syllabus of the exam. So, it will be helpful for them in their selection process and also it can increase the rate of their selection. The syllabus of XAT consists of various parts .for instance- Data Interpretation, Verbal ability, Quantitative aptitude, Logical ability, Decision making, and the last one is general knowledge. If you want to prepare for this exam on a serious note, then you have to read all the important topics carefully and in a manner.

Books Recommended by experts for the preparation of XAT:

Every section of this exam has distinct weightage and also the cutoff marks and to achieve the best XAT score, you have to be good in each section. so that you can perform well in the examination. This exam will consist of four sections and a short essay. A subject-wise list has been provided for the preparation of this exam.

Best books for Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation:

The questions of Quantitative analysis and Data Interpretation are grouped in the same section in XAT because these questions are based on arithmetical problems. Please go through the list of books that are mentioned below-

Books for Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation.  Author’s name.
Quantitative aptitude for competitive examinations.RS Aggarwal
How to prepare for data intrepetation.Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations.Abhijit Guha
Data interpretation for the CAT.Nishant K Sinha

Best Books for Decision Making:

As it is the most important section of the XAT exam, so the best sources for the preparation of this exam are the previous year’s question papers of the XAT exam. Please go through the list of books-

Books  Author’s Name
Jabbing the XATRK Jha.
Analytical and Logical Reasoning.Arihant Publications.
Target XAT  Disha Publication.

Best Books for Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning:

Endeavoring candidates need to develop their reading speed, Grammar, and also the vocabulary part as this will helps you to achieve a good rank.

Books  Author’s Name
Analytical Reasoning.     MK Pandey.
A Modern Approach to verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.     RS Aggarwal.
High School English Grammer and Composition.     Wren and Martin.
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension.       Ajay Singh.

Best Books for General Knowledge:

Best sources through which you can enhance your general knowledge are newspapers and magazines like the Hindu newspaper, Economic Times of India, Financial Express, vol street journal, Business Today, Business world, and the competition success review the good source of gaining general knowledge
XAT Syllabus 2023:

Here is a list of some of the important topics of XAT syllabus

SectionsImportant Topics
Verbal and logical abilityReading comprehension and vocabulary, Analogy based on vocabulary, para jumble, grammar, critical reasoning and inference, para completion, etc.
Decision makingDecision-making, Analogy, Seating Arrangement, Logical sequence, Assumption, Premise, Conclusion, etc.
Quantitative Ability and data interpretationTables caselets, percentages, surds and indices, algebra, mensuration, bar diagrams, pie charts, etc.
General KnowledgeScience, economy, business, politics, static GK, sports, prize, and awards, world, Government policies, the constitution of India, etc


It comprises four sections and there will be a short essay of 250 words but the assessment of essay is based upon the candidate’s selection for the Personal Interview round of XLRI Jamshedpur.

All About XATDetails
Test modeComputer Based Test.
Duration of Exam3 hours.
Total Questions100 questions.
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions.
Sections four
Number of questions per section.1. Decision-making – 21 questions. 2. Verbal and logical ability – 26 questions. 3. Quantitative Ability and Data 4.Interpretation- 28 questions. 5, General Knowledge- 25 questions.
Marking SchemeOne mark for each question.0.25 marks for negative marking for each wrong attempt except for the GK section.Deduction of 0,10 marks if 8 or more questions are left unlocked or unanswered.  

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