IBPS PO Best Books for preparation

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts multiple bank exams throughout the year. One of these examinations is the IBPS PO exam for the selection of Probationary Officers for public sector banks. These probationary officers form the managerial core of the PSBs and go on to become the top bankers in India. In this article, we will discuss different books that may help aspirants succeed in this important exam.

IBPS PO Subjects

The IBPS PO examination is conducted in two stages, the prelims and mains. The syllabus and subjects are almost similar between the two. This means that preparation for the prelims and mains can be combined. The following subjects are covered in the IBPS PO exam:

IBPS PO Prelims:

English Language: 30 Questions

Quantitative Aptitude: 35 Questions

Reasoning Ability: 35 Questions

IBPS PO Mains:

English Language: 35 Objective and 2 Descriptive questions

Quantitative Aptitude: 35 objective type questions

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude: 45 objective type questions

General Awareness, Economy and Banking: 40 objective type questions

The syllabus for both the examinations is mainly common for English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.

IBPS PO Best Books for the English Language:

  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin. Reading this book will also improve the knowledge level and proficiency in the English language. This book is also relevant for the English descriptive test in the IBPS Probationary Officer main exam.
  • How to Read Better and Faster by Norman Lewis
  • Reading Comprehension, Ordering of Sentences, Ordering of Words and Cloze Test by Dilip Khushwaha
  • Descriptive General English by S P Bakshi and Richa Sharma
  • Objective English for Competitive Examinations by Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha
  • Objective General English by R.S Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal
  • Practise Papers by Kiran Prakashan

IBPS PO Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R.S Agarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude Test by N.K Singh
  • Arithmetic for General Competitions by Neetu Singh
  • The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude by Dinesh Khattar
  • Objective Mathematics for Competitive Exams by Tarun Goyal

IBPS PO Best Books for Reasoning Ability

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S Agrawal
  • A New Approach to Reasoning by B.S Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K.Pandey
  • Logical Reasoning by K Kundan
  • Bank PO/ MT Examination Practice Workbook by Experts Compilation

IBPS PO Best Books for Computer Aptitude

  • Objective Computer Awareness by Arihant
  • Computer by Rani Ahilya
  • Objective Computer Awareness by Somya Ranjan Behera

IBPS PO Best Books for General Awareness, Economy and Banking

  • India Year Book by Publications Division, Government of India
  • Banking Awareness by B.K Raut and S.R Behera
  • Guide to Banking General Awareness by R Gupta
  • Manorama Pandey Book by Arihant Publications
  • Manorama Yearbook 2020 ( English) Paperback by Philip Mathew
  • Banking and Economic Awareness by Rakesh Kumar
  • Pratiyogita Darpan (Monthly Edition)

IBPS PO Best Books for Data Analysis and Interpretation

  • Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
  • Data Interpretation by ​​K. Kundan
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency by Kiran Prakashan

Apart from these books, aspirants must also follow The Hindu and Indian Express newspapers. The focus should be on the business and world news sections of these newspapers.

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