Discover the Best GMAT Books

Discover the Best GMAT Books

1. The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016

The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 is brought to you by the official creators of the GMAT; therefore, it is a must for your GMAT preparation.

It contains an overview of the GMAT test, a diagnostic review and a customizable online question bank with more than 800 real GMAT questions, taken from previously administered exams. In addition to that, the current edition of the book contains an online component of the Integrated Reasoning Section of the test offering additional practice questions. The Official Guide is accompanied by The Official Guide for GMAT Quantitative Review 2015 and The Official Guide for GMAT Verbal Review 2015. Both contain online question banks with 300 additional questions for the quantitative and vernal portions of the exam.

2. Complete GMAT Course Set- 12 Books (Veritas Prep GMAT Series)

This GMAT book forms the basis of the Veritas Prep course meaning that purchase of this set offers test-takers the prep course minus the instructor. The 12 book set includes: Foundations of GMAT Logic; Arithmetic; Critical Reasoning; Algebra; Sentence Correction; Geometry; Reading Comprehension; Data Sufficiency; Advanced Verbal Strategy; Statistics and Combinatorics; Advanced Word Problems; and Analytical Writing Assessment & Integrated Reasoning.

The set also offers a plethora of online resources, including 1,000 practice questions with answers, one adaptive practice test and information on several internationally leading business schools.

All in all, the set is one of the most comprehensive and best packages for preparing for the GMAT.

3. Kaplan GMAT Premier 2016 with 6 Practice Tests

This book provides a great introduction to the GMAT and helps you become familiar with the mechanisms and structure of the GMAT. Moreover, it provides an overview of the basic principles and offers numerous strategies, tips and techniques for handling different types of problems.

This GMAT book provides solid coverage for the Math and Verbal portions of the test and an in-depth coverage of the Integrated Reasoning section. As a bonus, the book includes 6 practice tests, an online quiz bank, a digital version of the book for computers, iPads, and smartphones, and video lessons that provide with further guidance.

4. The PowerScore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible

This is one of the best critical reasoning books out there. The PowerScore is a well written powerhouse for tackling critical reasoning problems.  It is written by a former LSAT instructor and the explanations in this book are easy to follow and comprehend. Moreover, the author does a tremendous job in breaking down the different types of critical reasoning questions and offers specific techniques for mastering each type of question.

5. Total GMAT Math

This is one of the most comprehensive math guides to the GMAT available. Total GMAT Math offers an in-depth coverage of every math problem possible on the GMAT. This book provides with more than 300 practice problems, over 500 non-GMAT style, but still useful exercises, as well as multitude of insightful strategies and tips for solving each type of math question.

6. Kaplan GMAT Verbal Workbook

A good all-in-one guide to the Verbal section of the GMAT, Kaplan Verbal Workbook’s latest edition offers solid and straightforward advice on mastering each section of the Verbal component of the GMAT. This exam prep book provides a grammar guide and a particularly well crafted reading comprehension section and a multitude of practice questions. It serves as an excellent foundation for the Verbal portion of the test.

 7. Magoosh GMAT eBook

In this eBook, Magoosh collects the best of their GMAT blog. It includes a brief introduction to the GMAT, the more general startegies on the test, and overview of each section. There are also recommended strategies and practice questions.

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8. Veritas Prep Complete GMAT Course Set 

The Veritas Prep GMAT study kit is one of the most comprehensive GMAT books available. The kit gets you access to more than 1,000 practice questions and an online portal of resources to help you with your preparation. Resources in the book include:

Comprehensive solutions to the practice questions, free access to the Veritas Prep Question Bank that contains hundreds of realistic GMAT questions and item difficulty feedback, a free adaptive GMAT practice test and 14 in-depth guides to the world's top business schools.

The following books are included in the study kit: Foundations of GMAT Logic, Arithmetic, Critical Reasoning, Algebra, Sentence Correction, Geometry, Reading Comprehension, Data Sufficiency, Advanced Verbal Strategy, Statistics and Combinatorics,Advanced Word Problems, and AWA & Integrated Reasoning.

9.  Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Set

Adapting to the ever-changing GMAT exam, Manhattan Prep’s 6th Edition GMAT Strategy Guides offer the latest approaches for students looking to score in the top percentiles. Written by active instructors with 99th-percentile scores, these books are designed with the student in mind.

The 10 Manhattan Prep GMAT Strategy Guides included in this set are designed to be clear and comprehensive. Each book delves deeply into a single area of the exam, providing detailed and specialized instruction. When used together, these guides produce a substantial learning impact, helping students develop all the knowledge, skills, and strategic thinking necessary for success on the GMAT.

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10. GMAT Roadmap: Expert Advice Through Test Day

This book – which is part of Manhattan Prep’s Strategy Guide series – is one of the top guides to the world of the GMAT. The GMAT Roadmap provides a thorough and welcome introduction to the GMAT and offers realistic and insightful advice on topics ranging from timing to study tips and even provides input into the best brain foods for the test.

Even better it offers specific advice on how to approach each question type one would encounter on the GMAT as well as six online computer adaptive practice tests.


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