NMAT by GMAC is a national level exam conducted for admission to MBA programmes in institutes under NMIMS University and various other colleges. Last year, 88,000 candidates took NMAT by GMAC exam. NMIMS Mumbai, ranked amongst the top B-schools in India, accepts only NMAT by GMAC exam score.
Since there is tough competition in all MBA entrance exams, you need to prepare well to bring out effective results. There are various books available in the market to help you clear NMAT but not all of them are always relevant. We have reviewed various books and have come up with a comprehensive list that will take your prep to the next level.
Given below is a list of books for the various sections in NMAT.
Best books for Quantitative Skills
This section contains questions based on both Quant and DI. Quant questions are based on topics like Ratio-Proportion, Time-Work, Averages, Number system, Speed Time and Distance etc. DI questions are based on graphs, tables, pie-charts etc.
For quant you can go for the following books-
- Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT; by Arun Sharma
This book is one of the best books in the market to clear your concepts from basic to the advanced level. The book contains solved examples on all topics important for MBA entrances like CAT, XAT, NMAT etc.
- Quantitative Aptitude; by R.S. Aggarwal
One of the oldest books for Quantitative Aptitude, this book covers all the major topics of quant along with detailed solutions for 5000+ questions. The book features various memory-based questions as per the latest trend of CAT, IIFT, XAT, etc.
- How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT; by Arun Sharma
This book covers all the past as well as probable questions of DI along with tricks to handle each type of question. Additionally, you will get more than 40 test papers with complete solutions. It has appropriate practice material for NMAT keeping in mind the level of difficulty of questions.
Best books for Logical Reasoning
The questions in this section are bifurcated into verbal reasoning and logical ability. Questions from verbal reasoning include Strong & Weak arguments, Conclusions, Course of Action, Critical Reasoning etc. Logical Ability consists of questions from areas such as Blood relations, Calendars, Family tree, Seating arrangements, Puzzles, Series etc.
For LR you can refer to the following books-
- Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT; by Nishit K. Sinha
This book contains well explained concepts, 2500+ solved questions and a CD containing sectional tests. It caters to the NMAT reasoning section very well. The book provides conceptual clarity on all the important topics, followed by practice tests of different difficulty levels.
- How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT; by Arun Sharma
The book is compiled with the aim to provide you with a simple approach to handle complex topics. You will find practice questions of varying difficulty level from previous papers of CAT, XAT, IIFT, etc.
Best books for Language Skills
This section is similar to the VR and RC section of CAT. The popular sub topics include Reading Comprehensions and other one-liner questions such as grammar, synonyms, antonyms, idioms, para-jumbles, fill in the blanks, sentence correction etc.
For this section the following books will suffice-
- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT; by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
One of the best books for Verbal Ability, this book includes expert tips and strategy to tackle various types of RC & Verbal Ability questions. It has an exhaustive collection of solved examples. It contains past year questions from NMAT as well.
- Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; by Ajay Singh
This book is devised to enhance your VARC performance in a stepwise manner. It incorporates 200+ RC passages of varying difficulty level. You will find complete solutions for latest CAT, XAT, NMAT, SNAP and other such papers. Further, the book serves as a detailed guide for all the three areas of VARC: Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning and Reading comprehension.
These books if followed along with a good strategy and exhaustive practice can make you highly successful in NMAT. You are also advised to take mock tests based on the latest NMAT pattern so that you can analyse your strengths and weaknesses and perform well in the actual exam.