Best GMAT Books | 2017 – 2018
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This ones for beginners who have the capacity and the patience to go through 8 separate GMAT prep books. They’ll help you build a good foundation of concepts used in each section of the GMAT syllabus. The individual guides are also available separately if you need help only with specific weak areas.
Get it here: Manhattan GMAT Strategy Guides (8 Books)
Kaplan GMAT 800: Advanced Prep for Advanced Students
Get it here: Kaplan GMAT 800
Top GMAT Quantitative (Maths) Books
Though this book does have a several sample GMAT questions that go beyond the primary GMAT Official Guide, you may not want to go for both. Instead, you could get the basics sorted out with the Official Guide 2015 and then look for an advanced level guide for the quantitative section.
There have been lukewarm responses to this guide. Some have found it to be good to get the basics in place. Others who were expecting many more difficult 700-750+ questions have not been too impressed.
Get it here: Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook
Best GMAT Verbal Books
This verbal guide continues the good work done by the GMAT Official Guide. There are more real GMAT questions to give you practice on how the real test would feel like. Don’t jump into these before getting the verbal concepts clarified.
GMAT Sentence correction is a pain area for most non-native test takers. The Manhattan SC guide has been a favourite among Indian and international MBA applicants for several years.
Get it here: Manhattan GMAT Sentence Correction Strategy Guide
This book just like Kaplan’s quantitative guide tries to go beyond the basics. It’s a good option for folks who want to get an understanding of various verbal sections and how to use advanced strategies to tackle verbal questions.
Get it here: Kaplan GMAT Verbal Workbook
Design your GMAT Self-study Program
There’s a whole lot of (free and paid) GMAT training material available online or for download (pdf or software). Gathering these resources is the easy part. Using it productively is a whole new story. The tips and techniques can get difficult (and confusing) as you jump across GMAT prep systems that promise a high GMAT score if you follow their methodology.
If you are planning to prepare for the GMAT on your own, your best bet is to:
- Buy the official GMAT guides
- Download the free GMATPrep software
- Supplement it with a good online GMAT preparation course
- If needed, check out the best GMAT books on specific topics
Now that you have a good idea to get started, try out this short (20 min) Free GMAT Practice Test to test out your basic GMAT syllabus knowledge