CAT DILR Preparation Books

While preparing for an exam, one questions that appear in every candidate is “What are the best books to start my preparation”? This question specifically comes to the mind of the students who are self-studying for an exam. Many students refer to coaching materials also. In that case, they sometimes need books to clear their doubts and for mock practice. So, in any case, you need books to learn or practice topics for the exam. First of all, check all the exam topics and then refer to books if all the topics are available there. Moreover, a good book must have a clear theory that can be grasped by a student easily. So, to prepare for the CAT Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning section, here are some best books below.

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Recommended Books for CAT DILR Section

In the article, you will find the best books recommended by teachers, students for the preparation of CAT. It is advisable that apart from books, you practice from online sources also. Practicing online for DILR really helps to improve your speed. You must know that there is a difference in attempting questions online & offline and requires a different strategy for both.

1. How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CATClick Here to Buy
CAT data interpretation book

This is the much used and recommended books by students. If you are looking for DI books apart from coaching material, then you can definitely use this book. Arun Sharma is an author of many CAT books and has cracked CAT 16 times.

2. Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency – Click Here to Buy

CAT DILR preparation books

This book is written by Ananta Ashisha. It contains all the concepts that a CAT requires. Moreover, you will find data sufficiency questions which are the most popular questions in XAT, NMAT, CAT etc.

3. How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT – Click Here to Buy

CAT logical reasoning preparation books

If you are looking for only logical reasoning book then this books contains all the important topics of the exam. Moreover, this book is also useful for other exams like MAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ IIFT etc.

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4.Analytical & Logical Reasoning For CAT & Other Management Entrance Tests –  Click Here to Buy

CAT LR Preparation book

The book by Arihant is best not only for CAT exam but also for government exams. It has questions of the easy, moderate and difficult level.

5. Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT –  Click Here to Buy


If you are looking for one book for both, then this books will do good for you. This book is by Pearson and the author is Nishit K. Sinha.

Syllabus for CAT Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Section

You can refer here the topics for DILR section to start your preparation for CAT.

  • Missing Data Table
  • DI Caselets
  • Bar Graphs
  • Tables
  • LR Caselets
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Logical Matching
  • Routes and Networks
  • Cubes
  • Binary Logic
  • Venn Diagram
  • Blood Relations
  • Pie charts
  • Games and Tournaments
  • Puzzles

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