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Best Book for IBPS PO Exam Preparation

Best Book for IBPS PO Exam Preparation

The Institute of Personnel Banking Selection conducts common written exam for selection of Bank PO in banks that are associated with IBPS. More than 19 banks participate in this banking selection process on IBPS. Each year the number of participants keep increasing and so does the competition. For the preparation , you need to prepare from best books for IBPS PO Exams.

For IBPS 2017 there will be a significant increase in a number of vacancies as well as the applicants. The only option left with the candidates is to prepare hard for IBPS 2017 examination. Here is a list of best books and study material for IBPS exam.

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The IBPS organizes various types of entrance exams for different posts for banks. Each year, many young aspirants crack the exam in the given time frame. The most efficient method to attempt all question in allotted time is through IBPS PO books. The books are designed to train candidates to solve questions efficiently and correctly.

The IBPS exam is divided into two stages. The first stage is IBPS PO Prelims and IBPS PO Mains.

IBPS PO Prelims Exams

This exam has only three main subjects. English language, QA, and Reasoning.

English Language — 30 questions — 30 marks.

Quantitative Aptitude — 35 questions — 35 marks.

Reasoning Ability — 35 questions — 35 marks.

This paper consist of 100 questions and the time frame is only one hour or 60 minutes.


Reasoning – 50 questions — 50 marks.

English language – 40 questions — 40 marks.

Quantitative Aptitude – 50 questions — 50 marks.

General Awareness – 40 questions — 40 marks.

Computer Knowledge – 29 questions — 20 marks.

Books for preparing for IBPS Exams

Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Quantitative Aptitude by R S Agarwal

The Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal is a handbook of mathematical questions covering most of the syllabus taken into consideration by most public competitive examinations. The Book covers all sections of Quantitative Aptitude thoroughly.

The book is divided into two sections, Arithmetic ability, and Data Interpretation. The Arithmetic Ability focuses on numbers, cube roots, decimal fractions, permutations and combinations, H.C.F & L.C.M, surds & indices and probability among the rest. The DI section provides detailed information on data tabulation, pie charts, and graphs.

2) Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by S. Chand

3)The Pearson’s Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Dinesh Khattar

This book is a one point source for all sections of Quantitative Aptitude. This book is essential for any Bank PO exams including the IBPS PO Recruitment exam. The author has referred previous and current exam patterns. The book has been revised to include current competitive examination patterns. The book contains questions as well as detailed descriptions of the answers.The book presents various concepts in an easy-to-grasp and to-the-point manner. The new edition also has Tips and Tricks included in all chapters.

  1. The complete success Package For IBPS PO by Arihant Publications.

The latest edition of this book for has been divided into six sections. These sections are English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Computer Aptitude, Marketing Aptitude and Banking Awareness. Each section is subdivided into numerous chapters as per the syllabus of Bank PO exams. All chapters have an ample number of questions for practicing. This also has previous year question papers of various Bank PO exam.

Best English Books for IBPS PO Exams

  1. Wren and Martin

The High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin are best to book to start studying English from the basics.

  1. Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

All those students planning to take tests that include English as a section, this is the most helpful book. Candidates preparing for IBPS 2017 need not look anymore. This book will aid you with vocabulary, word skills, and the correct usage. These are also the three sections of the book.

At the end of every chapter is a review exercise, This aid students to get a good grasp of the subject.

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Best Books for Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning for IBPS PO Exams

  1. A Modern Approach to Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning by D.S. Agarwal

This book has been published by S. Chand Publishers. The covers all important sections of Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning that are covered by various examinations held all over India. The book is designed in a way to aid the candidates to efficiently understand the usually overlooked section.

The book is divided into two sections. The first section is all about verbal reasoning. Further, this section has been divided into two sub-divisions. These subdivisions elaborate on how to solve the reasoning and apply logic to the questions to arrive at the right answer. The second section entitled NonVerbal Reasoning has sub-divisions too. These subdivisions acquaint students about an analytical approach towards non-verbal reasoning problems.

  1. A new approach to Verbal, Nonverbal Reasoning and analytical Reasoning by BS Sijwali

No competitive exam after graduation is devoid of the Verbal and Nonverbal section. This book is divided into three sections – Verbal Reasoning, Nonverbal Reasoning, and Analytical Reasoning. Each section has chapters and set of question papers that cover all important topics.

The practice questions are also divided into two sections. One section with the basic conceptual questions for the beginners and the latter section with an advanced level of questions.

Best material for General Awareness for IBPS Exams

  1. Daily Newspaper especially The Hindu and The Economic Times
  2. Manorama Book 2016 and Manorama book 2017

The Manorama Book is the bestselling book and most appreciated book for current affairs and yearly updates of the country. This book should be widely used for examinations like IBPS 2017 and also for exams with General Awareness as a section.

The Manorama Book 2016 and Manorama Book 2017 covers wide topics ranging from Sports and Quizzes, Science and Medicines, History and Environment, latest Government policies, Literature and Art, History and Environment, latest Government policies, election results, census reports, current economic scenario and much more. This book also has a section that covers the current advances of ISRO. Another Important section is “World Panorama and History” which contains details of the major happenings around the world in last year.

So, these are the best books for IBPS PO Exam Preparation .


Osheen Jain
Osheen Jain

Osheen is an avid reader and an experienced content writer from Bhopal. She has completed her B.E. in Electronics from RGPV University and her M.A. in Philosophy from University of Delhi.

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