Best Books for XAT 2022 preparation - While preparing for any exam, the candidates must do their preparation from the best books recommended by experts and toppers so that they can crack the exam. Before one starts the preparation for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT), their mind is in a state of confusion as they don’t know from where to study the whole syllabus of XAT . A question that automatically occurs in mind is “What are the best books for XAT 2022 preparation”. Since there is so much preparation material available on the internet as well as in the market. Every XAT aspirant wants to cover and understand the whole syllabus in a short span of time and with ease. As we all know, books are agreeably the best companion, especially when he or she is in the phase of preparing for any exam. Now, a question arises, from where a candidate gets an idea about the basics and concepts of the topics prescribed in the XAT syllabus. The answer is “Books”. Yes, one can do their preparation from the best-recommended books for XAT so that they can cover their major areas of the syllabus and clear their concepts in effective ways. This feature of Careers360 will suggest section-wise best books for XAT 2022 preparation for those candidates who are going to appear for XAT 2022.

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Know the XAT Exam Pattern 2022

Before proceeding further, candidates need to get familiar with the exam pattern of XAT 2022 . Through this candidates will get to know section wise exam structure as well as marking scheme for the exam section.

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Number of Questions

Total Marks

Total Time

Negative Marking

Decision Making



180 Minutes

  • 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer.

  • 0.05 marks for more than 8 unattempted questions.

Verbal and Logical Ability


Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA & DI)


General Knowledge



Best Books for XAT 2022 preparation - Section wise

The main objective of providing section wise best books for preparation of XAT 2022 so that one can not waste their time to gather too much information and preparation material. There are some best XAT preparation materials recommended by XAT toppers . Preparing from the provided following books candidates will not lose their focus to gather requisite details and information in the requisite time.

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Best Books for XAT 2022 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

In the XAT paper, the weightage of QA and DI is generally high. It is expected that a total of 27 questions will be asked in XAT 2022. Quantitative Ability will include all the topics from maths. It is quite easy to prepare for Data Interpretation as compared to Quantitative Ability. While preparing for the QA & DI section, candidates need to work on their basics and work on fundamentals. Candidates can use the following books during their XAT 2020 QA & DI preparation.

Recommended books for XAT QA & DI

  • How to prepare for Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Abhijit Guha

  • Data Interpretation for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha

The above mentioned books will help candidates to have a good grasp over concept and fundamentals. Apart from that they will get solved questions from past year papers of XAT, CAT etc.

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Best Books for XAT 2022 prepration for Verbal Ability & Logical Reasoning

Basically, this section is divided into three parts that are Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning. While preparing for the VA & LR section, it is good to do the preparation separately because each part has a different syllabus. As per last year trend the total number of questions will be asked is 26. Here is the list of following books, so that one can use them during their XAT 2022 preparation days.

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Best books for XAT 2022 VA & LR section

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh

  • Word Power Made Easy Book by Norman Lewis

  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

  • High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin

XAT 2022 Decision Making Preparation Material

This section will contain questions from various business and everyday situations. These situations will create dilemmas regarding what to do or what not to do. While attempting such questions, the most suitable analysis will be provided by the candidates seems to be the right answer to a particular question. Some of the best books for XAT 2022 preparation for decision-making section are given below in the table:

Recommended Books for XAT Decision Making Section

  • Target XAT 2020 (Past papers & mock tests) by Disha experts

  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning by Arihant Publications

  • Jabbing the XAT (with solved papers) by R.K. Jha

XAT 2022 General Knowledge Preparation Material

While preparing for the General Knowledge section, candidates need to focus on Geography, History, Politics, Science and technology etc. Candidates can read newspapers, magazines and journals while preparing for the XAT GK section.

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Soham sengupta 11th May, 2021

Hello Student

XLRI means Xavier labour research Institute which is at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand is a private management School established in the year of 1949, has excellence of Management education it was established by the Jesus society Jamshedpur Jharkhand.

For admission in XLRI and its affiliated colleges get is taken give yourself admin admission test is taken. In this qualifying examination total marks is 100 and time allotted for this exam is 180 minutes. Hindi se examination the marks scored in class 10 and 12 after graduation is taken for a matter.

Yah got 69% class 10 63% in class 12 graduation 97%, inXAT yeah got 99.7 percentile. So I Hope this marks  is acceptable for XLRI final selection.


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sir xat 2021 percentile 99.73 , 10th - 10 cgpa 12th - 94.8 grad - 7

NAVNEET PANDEY 19th Apr, 2021

Hello aspirant,

According to your percentile you can get following colleges easily -

  1. XIMB-Bhubaneswar
  2. SPJIMR-Mumbai
  3. IMT-Ghaziabad
  4. TAPMI-Manipal
  5. MICA-Ahmedabad
  6. Great Lakes Institute of Management
  7. KJ Somaiya-Mumbai
  8. LIBA-Chennai
  9. TAPMI-Manipal
  10. GIM-Goa.

You have a very good percentile, as well as your overall marks are very good, so you will not face any problem.

I hope it helps,

Best of luck


i am getting 40 -50 percentage in every semster is that good and i have got 22 percentile in xat exam can i get in a averge mba colleges

Shanu Yadav 13th Apr, 2021

Hello Rohit,

The eligibilty criteria for getting admission in MBA is that you must obtain aggregate of 50% at the end of your Degree (50% should be the total of all the semesters which you get in your final year).

And if we talk about your XAT result then 22 percentile is not a satisfactory percentile which the authorities demand through these entrance exams.

Do check the cutoff once for your satisfaction  the link is here:


So I would suggest you to try for an second attempt if you truly wanted to get admitted in a good college.


Wish you good luck!


I have 86 Percentile in XAT, my CA & PI were decent, i have 71/61/74% in 10th/12/grad, fresher, and have won a national level competition. What are my chances of converting PG core in KJ Somaiya.?

shelly 18th Mar, 2021

Dear Student,

You have very good  percentile in XAT which is 86 According to previous year cut off of XAT of KJ somaiya institute you have good chances as previous year the cut off was 75 for all the pg courses.Apart from this other parameters will also be counted like personal interview(25%),CA(17%)achievements(8%),work experience(5%),past academic record(10%) and 35% for XAT exam so you have good chances based on your percentile,and CA and PI as these have more weightage  you can visit below for more detail https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/simsr-cutoff/amp


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