Deepika Narwal Updated On: 12 Mar, 2019 11:02 IST
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With IBPS PO examination underway, it is important to refer to the right study material. Books are one of the most important sources when it comes to preparing for an exam, and it is, therefore, essential for aspirants to pay a little more attention to the study material.
There are many books available in the market as well as online. All that students need to keep in mind is to pick up the most updated study material to ace the IBPS PO exam.
IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is a national-level entrance exam meant to recruit Probationary Officers and Management Trainees in public sector banks in India. IBPS PO 2019 will be conducted in 3 stages-Prelims, Mains and Interview. The dates for Prelims examination this year are October 12-October 13 and October 19-October 20, 2019. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their merit scores and are then offered placements in the participating banks.
Go for a book that has sample papers of IBPS PO along with the solutions.
While opting for the best books for IBPS PO, always go for the latest edition of the books for all the updated content and information.
The candidates must select books by some renowned authors or publishing houses.
It is also significant to check the year of publication of the book.
Opt for a book that is easy to understand and is comprehensive.
To get a good score in the competitive exams, it is important to study from good books and reference materials. Mentioned below are few top recommended books for the aspirants of IBPS PO 2019. However, before going through the list and selecting the book as per your preference and choice, you must know the structure of IBPS PO examination.
IBPS PO Preliminary exam comprises three sections (all objective) while there are five sections (four objective sections and one descriptive section) in the IBPS PO Main exam. But we suggest that candidates must go through the IBPS PO exam pattern in detail.
Now, we will look into the best books for each section.
Best Books for English Language section in IBPS PO
Both IBPS PO Prelims and Mains examination have this section. The following books can be really helpful in preparing for both these stages.
|English Grammar by Wren & Martin||Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis|
|English Grammar by SP Bakshi||Practise Papers by Kiran Prakashan|
|Essential English Grammar - Murphy||General English – R.S.Aggarwal|
Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude section in IBPS PO
Another section that you will find common to both Prelims and Main exams is Quantitative Aptitude. Listed below are the best books for this section of IBPS PO exam.
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations (S.Chand) R.S.Agarwal||Arithmetic for General Competitions by Neetu Singh|
|Quantitative Aptitude Test - N.K.Singh||The Complete Success Package – Bank PO - Arihant Publications|
Best Books for Reasoning Ability section in IBPS PO
Both Prelims and Mains exams have this section as well. Given below are the best books for Reasoning Ability section of IBPS PO.
|Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S.Agarwal||A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal (Arihant) by BS Sijwali|
|Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey||Guide to Banking General Awareness -R.Gupta|
|Manohar Pandey Book - Arihant Publications||Verbal- Non Verbal Reasoning - R.S. Aggrawal|
Best Books for Computer Aptitude section in IBPS PO
You will find this section only in the IBPS PO Main exam (it is merged with the Reasoning Ability section). The best books for this particular section are provided below.
|Computer by Rani Ahilya||Objective Computer Awareness by Somya Ranjan Behera|
|Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy - Kiran Publication||Computer Awareness -Arihant Publication|
Best Books for General Awareness section in IBPS PO
To prepare for the General Knowledge and Banking Awareness section, candidates must read newspapers on a daily basis and keep themselves updated about the latest events of the world. You may also refer to the following books.
|Banking and Economic Awareness by Rakesh Kumar||Banking, Financial & General Awareness by I K Pavel|
|Guide to Banking General Awareness - R.Gupta||Manohar Pandey Book - Arihant Publications|
Best Books for Data Analysis & Interpretation section in IBPS PO
If you've prepared well for the Quantitative Aptitude section of IBPS PO Preliminiary examination, then you do not have to worry too much about the Mains examination's Data Analysis and Interpretation section. You may also use the following books to prepare for some problems like Pie Charts, Bar Graphs, etc.
|Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency by Kiran Prakashan||A Complete Book on Data Interpretation and Analysis for Banking and Insurance Examinations by Adda247 Publications|
The IBPS PO Main exam's Descriptive test comprises of Letter Writing and Essay. For this, all that candidates need to do is concentrate more on reading newspapers, books, practice writing, and try conversing in the English language more often. Candidates' eligibility to reach this stage depends on the marks they obtain in the Objective Test.
Some other books for IBPS PO preparation are:
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal
IBPS Bank PO Preliminary & Main 2017 Simplified (Guide + 20 Practice Sets + General Knowledge 2018) - 4th edition by Disha Experts
Bank Success Book: Score Well in SBI & IBPS, Clerk, PO & SO Exams by BankingCareers Experts
Objective Mathematics for Competitive Examinations by Tarun Goyal
A New Approach to Logical Reasoning by B.S.Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
Verbal Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal
Objective English by Hari Mohan Prasad and U.R.Sinha
Banking Awareness by Arihant Publication
Basic Banking & Financial Issue by Gantam Majumdaar