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List of Best Books for Subject wise banking exam preparation in India

List of Best Books for Subject wise banking exam preparation in India

In this article we will give you a short list of the best books for banking exam preparations in India. The list is divided subject wise.

The Institute for Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts recruitment examinations every year for public sector banks throughout the country.

Not only it selects candidates for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) or Management Trainee (MT) but also clerks and managers for regional as well as rural banks.

Apart from IBPS PO, but there are also several examinations for recruitment in banks, like Indian Bank PO, SBI PO, RBI Grade B and many more.

So, to crack the examinations you have to be aggressively focused and determined as the examinations are highly competitive.

A huge part of effective preparation depends on good books.

There is not a single book or any specific book which is sufficient for the preparation of banking examinations.

But, after analyzing the pattern of questions in the examinations, we have jotted down some best books for preparation for banking examinations in India.

But, before that, let’s discuss about the top banking exams conducted in India.

State Bank of India (SBI) and the Institute for Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) are the main bank exam recruitment bodies.

Various bank exams for various posts are conducted almost every year in India.

Some top bank exams in India are listed below:

  1. SBI PO
  2. SBI SO
  3. SBI Clerk
  6. IBPS Clerk (CWE Clerical)
  7. RBI Officer Grade B
  8. RBI Officer Grade C And many more.

Now let’s have a look at the format of the exam.

Recruitment in any bank is generally done via 3 step recruitment process. First, two steps are written test, known as Pre and Main.

And the final stage is the interview process. The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks achieved in Mains and Interview.

So, in Prelims, total 100 questions are asked from 3 sections:

  • Quantitative aptitude (35 questions)
  • Reasoning ability (35 questions)
  • And English Language (30 questions)

While, in Mains exams, 200 questions are asked and these sectors are covered:

  • Quantitative aptitude
  • Reasoning ability
  • English language
  • General awareness
  • Basic computer knowledge

This is the basic format of exams.

Now, let’s discuss the best books for any kind of Banking examination preparation in India.

As we mentioned earlier, there is no particular book for overall topics assembled in it.

But we will discuss some best books for each above-mentioned segment individually.

Let’s have a look.

Best books for English Grammar preparations:

Here are some of the best books that you can try to prepare for the English Grammar part of Banking Exams.

1. High School English Grammar and Composition

Author: Wren and Martin

Publisher: S Chand Publishing

ISBN-13: 978-9352530144

Language: : English

Though the title mentions ‘High School’, this book is perfect for you guys who are preparing for examinations.

This book is a perfect guide for detailed knowledge of Grammar.

Not only the grammatical part of the English language, but this book also expands its horizon to the other aspects, like correct usage of different words, comprehension, and many more.

You can also evaluate yourself by practicing sample paper in this book.

2. Objective General English:

Author: S.P. Bakshi

Publisher: Arihant Publications

ISBN-13 : 978-9351768449

Language: English

After the previous book, this book is perfect for the candidates who are preparing for banking examinations.

This is currently one of the best selling books in the market in this sector.

Grammar, comprehension, vocabulary boosting, you name it and you will find everything in this book.

Like the previous book, this book also consists of a model question paper for you to practice.

3. Practical English Grammar:

Author: A.J.Thomson

Publisher: Oxford

ISBN-13 : 978-0195620535

Language: : English

This book is hugely acclaimed throughout the decades as a complete grammar book.

This book will not only improve your grammatical skill but also boost your vocabulary.

This book is highly anticipated for repairing various competitive exams.

4. Word Power Made Easy:

Author: Norman Lewis

Publisher: Goyal

ISBN-13: 978-8183071000

Language: English

This is not a conventional grammar book. But this particular book written by the legendary grammarian Norman Lewis is considered as the ‘Bible of English Grammar’.

Best books for Quantitative Aptitude preparation:

Here are some best books for quantitative aptitude for exam purposes.

1. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations:

Author: R.S. Aggarwal

Publisher: S Chand

ISBN-13 : 978-9352534029

Language: English

Train Facebook is focused on basic problems and it is well organized by topic with multiple ranges of examples and exercise.

The majority of the aspirants find this book very much helpful for preparation.

2. The Pearson Guide to quantitative aptitude for competitive examination:

Author: Dinesh Khattar

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN-13: 978-9332508118

Language: English

This book emphasizes different tricks for solving quantitative aptitude questions in a much shorter period.

This book is thoughtfully designed to enhance the quantitative aptitude of the students.

3. Fast Track objective arithmetic:

Author: Rajesh Verma

Publisher: Arihant Publications

ISBN-13: 978-9312149836

Language: English

This book is not recommended for beginners, you have to require basic proficiency in quantitative aptitude before solving the questions.

Several shortcut methods have been explained well in this book.

4. Wiley’s Quantitative Aptitude Book:

Author: P.A. Anand

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN-13: 978-8126549306

Language: English

Like the above-mentioned books, this book is also so very good for banking exam aspirants. This book contains several examples and exercises as well as sample questions for practicing.

5. Teach yourself quantitative aptitude:

Author: Arun Sharma

Publisher: McGraw Hill

ISBN-13: 978-9353166946

Language: English

This book contains the latest set of questions from the competitive examinations.

The information and data presented in the book are highly descriptive and brief as well. The explanations are quite simple and ideal for aspirants.

Best books for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning preparations:

Here are Some best books for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning for examination purpose.

1. Modern approach to verbal and nonverbal reasoning:

Author: R.S. Aggarwal

Publisher: S Chand Publishing

ISBN-13: 978-9352832163

Language: English

This book is appropriate for the candidates to study both verbal and non-verbal reasoning in much faster, shorter and intelligent ways.

This book includes question from different competitive exams as per latest patterns and trends.

2. How to prepare for logical reasoning and data interpretation for the CAT:

Author: Arun Sharma

ISBN-13: 978-0070704817

Language: English

Though the title mentions ‘For the CAT’, this book is also applicable for banking exams aspirants.

This book consists numerous solved and unsolved questions which give clear guidance on how to attempt questions accurately in record time.

3. Logical reasoning and data interpretation for CAT:

Author: Nishit K. Sinha

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN-13: 978-9332571211

Language: English

This book is also aimed mainly for CAT aspirants. But you can rely on this book for preparation of banking exams. This book has a number of exercises and 10 years solved question papers.

4. Analytical reasoning:

Author: MK Pandey

Publisher: Bsc Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd

ISBN-13: 978-8190458917

Language: English

This book focuses on building a solid foundation for analytical reasoning. It contains several methods for solving analytical reasoning questions.

Best books for General Awareness preparations:

Here are some best books for general awareness for examination purpose.

1. General knowledge 2020:

Publisher: Arihant

ISBN-13: 978-9313191674

Language: English

This is one of the most popular books for general knowledge. There is no such topic in general knowledge that hasn’t been covered by this book. This book is perfect for bank exam aspirants.

2. Chand’s advanced objective general knowledge:

Author: R.S. Aggarwal

ISBN-13: 978-9352535361

Publisher: S Chand Publishing

Language: English

This book contains, all the general knowledge sections, you need to be successful at any competitive exams.

3. General knowledge:

Publisher: Lucent’s

ISBN-13: 978-9384761547

Language: English

This book is suitable for any kind of competitive examinations. This book comprises more than 400 pages, which covers more than sufficient fields for general knowledge.

4. General studies:

Publisher: Disha

ISBN-13: 978-9388919067

Language: English

This book consists more than 10000 objective MCQs with explanatory notes. All the explanations are updated. Various questions of previous examinations have been covered in this book sincerely.

This book is perfect for all banking examinations aspirants.

That’s it from our side. These are the best books for banking examination preparation in India. Hope these will help you for preparation of any banking exam so that you can crack it with ease.

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