Best Books for IBPS Exams 2021: Section Wise Books
  • Written By Varun_Y
  • Last Modified 28-06-2022
  • Written By Varun_Y
  • Last Modified 28-06-2022

IBPS Exams – Check Section Wise Books for IBPS

Best Books for IBPS Exams – The Institute for Banking Personnel Selection, also known as IBPS, conducts examinations to recruit candidates for various posts such as Probationary Officers (PO), Management Trainee (MT), clerks, etc for regional/nationalised banks across the country. IBPS exams is one of the most popular exam for candidates interested in Banking sector and so a large number of aspirants appear for the exam. To succeed in such a competitive environment, it is essential that candidates refer to the best available resource to cover the syllabus for the exam.

In this article we have covered the section wise books which have been used by exam toppers over the years to clear IBPS exams.

Best Books for IBPS Exams

Candidates preparing for the exam need best resource to cover each topics so that they can score highest marks in each section and get selected in the exam. Generally there are 4 sections in the exam, the nature of questions and difficulty level of the questions vary as per the exam. For example difficulty level for IBPS Clerk will be less than that for IBPS PO and SO exams. So the students must refer to the previous years IBPS question papers to understand the nature of the exam and select books accordingly.

The 4 sections included in the exam are:

  1. English Language (Common for All IBPS Exams)
  2. General and Banking Awareness (Common for IBPS PO, Clerk and RRB and Specialist Officer exams)
  3. Quantitative Aptitude (Common for IBPS PO, Clerk, RRB and SO Exams)
  4. Reasoning (Common for All IBPS Exams)

Below, we have mentioned subject-wise, candidates can select any books from the list but they should stick to 2 – 3 books only for one section as per the need and difficulty level of the IBPS exam they are preparing for.

IBPS Books for Quantitative Aptitude

The question in the Quantitative Aptitude sections asked from the topics that include Average, Simplification, Percentage, Data Interpretation, Ratio and Percentage, Speed, Distance and Time, Time and Work, Number Series etc. To perform better in this section, the candidates are suggested to read books from the list mentioned in the table below:

BooksAuthor/Publication
Quantitative Aptitude BookWiley’s Publication
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive ExaminationThe Pearson Guide
Quantitative AptitudeSarvesh Verma
Teach Yourself Quantitative AptitudeArun Sharma
Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcuts & TricksDisha Publication
Data interpretationArun Sharma
Fast Track Objective ArithmeticRajesh Verma (Arihant Publication)
Quantitative AptitudeDisha Experts
Data Interpretation magical books seriesBSC Publication

IBPS Books for English Language

This is an important subject that every IBPS aspirant needs to lay extra focus on. Questions in these sections are asked from topics including Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Paragraph Completion, etc. To prepare well for this subject, the candidates are suggested to read books from the list mentioned in the table below:

Books NamePublicationAuthor
Objective EnglishS. Chand PublicationR.S. Agarwal
DGP EnglishDhillon Group of PublicationR.S. Dhillon & S. Zareen
General EnglishArihant PublicationS. Gupta
Objective EnglishTata McGraw HillHari Mohan Prasad & U.R. Sinha

IBPS Books for General Awareness

Questions in this section asked from the topics including current affairs, financial awareness, banking awareness and general knowledge. The following books are recommended for this section.

Books NamePublicationAuthor
Objective Computer AwarenessArihant PublicationR. Pillai
Objective Computer AwarenessKiran PublicationS.N. Prasad
Banking AwarenessB.K. PublicationsS.K. Rout & S.R. Behera
Banking AwarenessArihant Publication
Hand Book on Banking AwarenessIBC Academy Publication
Basic Banking & Financial IssueUpkar’s PublicationGantam Majumdaar
Dhankar Current AffairsDhankar Publication
Competition InfocusArihant Publication
Year Book 2020Current Affairs Handout of VanikManorama Year Book
Lucent General KnowledgeLucent Publication
The Person GK ManualPearson PublicationEdgar Thorpe & Showick Thorpe
General StudiesArihant PublicationManohar Pandey
General KnowledgeStudent & Publications

To prepare well for this section, the candidates are also advised to read the newspapers, watch the news and read magazines.

Also Check,

IBPS PO SyllabusIBPS PO Exam Pattern
IBPS Clerk SyllabusIBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 Exam Pattern

IBPS Books for Reasoning Ability

The key to success in the IBPS exam is to perform well in the Reasoning Ability section. Questions in this section are asked from the topics including Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relations, etc. Candidates are suggested to read any of the below-mentioned books for better preparation for this section:

Books NamePublicationAuthor
A New Approach to Logical ReasoningArihant PublicationB.S. Sijwali + Indu Sijwali
Verbal ReasoningS. Chand PublicationR.S. Aggarwal
SSC Reasoning ChapterwiseKiran PublicationS.N. Prasad
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-VerbalArihant Publication

IBPS Books for Computer Aptitude

In some recruitment exams conducted by IBPS, questions are asked from Computer Aptitude. Especially the aspirants preparing for bank PO recruitment exams must focus on this subject. Name of some most preferred books for the preparation of Computer Aptitude are as under:

  1. Computer by Rani Ahilya
  2. Objective Computer Awareness by Somya Ranjan Behera

Now we have provided all the important resource for IBPS Exam preparation. Candidates must refer to the IBPS Syllabus and IBPS Exam Pattern to cover all the topics in the exam. Finally, candidates should practice IBPS Mock Test to be fully prepared for the exam.

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