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Last Updated: August 17, 2022

Best Books for GMAT

The Graduate Management Admission Test is a standardized test commonly used to test readiness to achieve admissions into Business, Management, and other related graduate programs. The test consists of four sections: quantitative, verbal, analytic writing, and a new integrated reasoning section. This popular and rigorous test is administered in over 110 countries.

The score range for the examination is between 200-800 and though it is enough to score above 600, the best scores that can provide candidates with admission to the colleges they prefer is above 700. Achieving a score above 700 can be tough for candidates since it requires at least 12 hours of study in a week and a few months of preparation. But at the same time, having the right method of study can often make the experience better for candidates.

Candidates often prepare for the exam by enrolling in an online class for GMAT, by having a private tutor, or through rigorous self-study. But while opting for any of these options they must put themselves through the best prep books available to achieve a score above 700. This page contains a list of the 5 best books students can choose to study from based on their budget and requirements. The list is as follows-

List of Best GMAT Prep Books

Mometrix-GMAT Prep Book 2021-2022$30.99
  • Practice Tests
  • Video Tutorials
  • Subject Review
GMAT Official Guide-2021 Bundle$33.82
  • Flashcards
  • Performance Tracker
  • Online Content
  • Practice Tests
Kaplan-GMAT Prep Plus 2021$38.48
  • Practice Tests
  • Quix Bank
  • 1200+ Questions and Explanations
Veritas Prep Complete GMAT Course Set-2018$73.98
  • 1000+ Questions
  • Online Question Bank
  • Content Review
Manhattan Prep-All the GMAT 2019$165.99
  • Practice Tests
  • Detailed Content Review

Mometrix-GMAT Prep Book 2021-2022

Cost: $30.99

This book contains practice test questions along with detailed answers for each of the questions mentioned. They also offer video tutorials for students who need to understand difficult concepts related to GMAT. The book focuses on the tips and strategies that can help students crack the examination along with a complete review of the content which will let students understand when and where to apply the strategies that have been mentioned.

The book costs $30 which is a relatively cheaper rate when compared to other guides by competitors. They have split the content in the book section-wise with each section in the exam containing 4 sub-sections and more. Reviewers claim that the book has helped them in their self-study. In its price range, it is supposed to be the best prep book available for the GMAT.


GMAT Official Guide 2021 Bundle: 1st Edition

Cost: $33.82

This is the official book from GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council). it contains over 1895 real GMAT practice questions along with detailed answers for each question. The book comes with an overview of the examination along with information regarding the content and format of the test. The questions in the book have been organized based on the difficulty level.

The cost of the bundle is $33 which is comparatively low considering how it includes the content for all four sections of the examination. There are over 1760 pages in them and reviewers claim to have found the book extremely beneficial while preparing for the GMAT.


GMAT Prep Plus 2021- Kaplan

Cost: $38.48

This book is highly rated by reviewers and test-takers to provide authentic test preparation. Reviewers claim that people who have prepared using the book have a better chance of gaining admission to business schools by clearing the GMAT. In addition to the standard GMAT prep book, Kaplan also offers nine GMAT prep courses and other retail products.

Though the book is fragile and bound to fall apart, this does not diminish the quality of the content the book has according to them. The book is a great choice at $38 when other books with similar content charge twice the amount in general.


Veritas Prep Complete GMAT Course Set-2018th Edition

Cost: $73.98

This bundle of 12 books is the most comprehensive book set available for the preparation of the GMAT. The GMAT practice test they offer is adaptive. For a total of $73, they offer students with a content review that has been divided according to sections and sub-sections. The cons of the book are that the book is lengthy and is not suitable for last-minute preparers.


Manhattan Prep-All the GMAT 2019

Cost: $165.99

This book is an updated version of the 6th Edition of All the GMAT by Manhattan Prep. While the previous version has 10 books in all, all 10 of them have been compiled into 3 books for the convenience of students.

The bundle contains books called All the Quant, All the Verbal, and All the Integrated Reasoning and Essay guides which take up over 1910 pages and costs $165.99 in total. The price is higher in comparison to other guides available but reviewers claim that the book has content worth paying the amount for.



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