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:
English Language (Common for All IBPS Exams)
General and Banking Awareness (Common for IBPS PO, Clerk and RRB and Specialist Officer exams)
Quantitative Aptitude (Common for IBPS PO, Clerk, RRB and SO Exams)
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:
Quantitative Aptitude Book
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examination
The Pearson Guide
Teach Yourself Quantitative Aptitude
Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcuts & Tricks
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
Rajesh Verma (Arihant Publication)
Data Interpretation magical books series
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:
S. Chand Publication
Dhillon Group of Publication
R.S. Dhillon & S. Zareen
Tata McGraw Hill
Hari 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.
Objective Computer Awareness
Objective Computer Awareness
S.K. Rout & S.R. Behera
Hand Book on Banking Awareness
IBC Academy Publication
Basic Banking & Financial Issue
Dhankar Current Affairs
Year Book 2020
Current Affairs Handout of Vanik
Manorama Year Book
Lucent General Knowledge
The Person GK Manual
Edgar Thorpe & Showick Thorpe
Student & Publications
To prepare well for this section, the candidates are also advised to read the newspapers, watch the news and read magazines.
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:
A New Approach to Logical Reasoning
B.S. Sijwali + Indu Sijwali
S. Chand Publication
SSC Reasoning Chapterwise
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal
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:
Computer by Rani Ahilya
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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