CAT 2014 Simplified (Past 17 yr Papers + 20 Mock Test CD + Vocabulary How to get Into your dream B-School) - a set of 3 books:
1. CAT Topic-wise Solved Papers with Test & Assessment CD
2. 50 COOL STORIES 3000 HOT WORDS
3. How to get Into your dream B-School
The CAT paper clearly requires an aspirant to have very good Comprehension, good Quantitative Reasoning, good Problem Solving skills, good General Knowledge/ Awareness and a very good vocabulary.
Book 1: Thoroughly revised & Updated Topic-wise CAT Solved Papers with Test & Assessment CD 8th Edition. The Topic-wise CAT Solved Paper is one of the most powerful books for the students preparing for CAT or any other MBA Entrance Exam.
The book consists of past years solved papers of CAT from 1994 onwards distributed into 24 topics.
The book contains more than 2400 Milestone Problems for CAT with 1100+ in Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Unit (15 Topics) and 1300+ in Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning Unit (9 Topics).
The book also contains the cancelled paper of CAT-2003, hence all question papers from 1994 to 2008 (till date the CAT was conducted offline).
The book also provides VERY SIMILAR QUESTION to the ones asked in the CAT Online Test conducted from CAT 2009 to CAT 2013.
The book provides detailed solutions to each and every question. Alternative solutions are provided at various places.
The focus of the book is to provide shortcuts and techniques which are a must to Crack CAT. The book also provides a list of Shortcuts for Quantitative section.
The students are advised to revise one topic and then solve all the questions provided on that topic.
Finally the book provides one CD powered with Insta Reports & Solutions. The CD provides 20 Unit-wise Tests, 2 Section Tests and 3 Full Tests.
Book 2: The second book "50 COOL STORIES, 3000 HOT WORDS" is a unique book based on the Learning through Contextual Usage strategy.
The book is an excellent compilation of 50 stories from diverse areas like Sciences, Sports, Polity, Economics, Sociology, History, Technology, Law, Linguistics, Media, Movies, Currents Trends, etc.
The stories will prove very useful in improving the Comprehension, Vocabulary, Contextual Usage and General Awareness.
The stories provide usage of 3000 words very useful to crack the CAT & other MBA entrance exams.
At the end of each story the author provides the words, their meaning, different forms of the word, synonyms etc.
An alphabetical list of the words is provided at the end of the book for an easy reference.
This is a radical approach of combining an extremely readable book and a dictionary in one package. The books will be asset for all MBA aspirants.
The book also offers multiple benefits to the readers.
Improves General Awareness
Improves Reading Skills
Teaches Contextual Usage
Inputs for Essay Writing
Inputs for GD/ PI
Improves Socio-economic Awareness
Updates on Current Trend & Issues
Cool & Interesting Reading.
Book 3: The book "How to Get into Your Dream B School - Strategies (Aptitude Test/ WAT/ GD/ PI) to crack CAT/ XAT/ IIFT/ SNAP/ NMAT" is not a Q and A book like a myriad of others available in the market. This, on the other hand, is the first of its kind, guidance book for MBA aspirants which answers the elusive ‘How do I get into my dream B School’ question.
The author, while preparing to get into his dream B School, tried hard to find a guide, which would tell him how to go about the preparation, how to best utilize the time at hand, the do’s and the don’t’s, and what would work and what won’t. But there wasn’t any such guide available. This book is his endeavor to provide that guide which he himself didn’t get.
This book contains 19 simple yet powerful Practice Rules and a plethora of Pearls of Wisdom, which not only inform the aspirants about how to go about ensuring they get that sought-after seat in a premier B School, but also make them aware of the various pitfalls and the easy to miss snags which they ought to be careful about.
Through examples which include actual CAT questions, the book breaks the answering process into easily understandable and logical steps, and instills the same logical and structured thinking in the readers.
This book doesn’t stop at cracking the aptitude tests (CAT/XAT/IIFT/SNAP/NMAT and the likes) but goes on to provide guidance to its readers on how to convert the coveted calls by cracking the GDs/WATs and the Personal Interviews.
While this book is focused towards MBA preparation, anyone who is preparing for any aptitude tests or personal interviews will be benefited immensely by the structured and logical approach, and the various strategies mentioned here.