Best Books for IBPS Clerk

Every year the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) carries out a common written examination to recruit eligible candidates in the various vacant posts at the nationalised banks across the country. This year, the online application process for the IBPS Clerk exam will begin in September. Today, we are providing you the list of best books for IBPS Clerk exam but before that, let’s glance through the basics. The tentative dates for IBPS Clerk recruitment 2018 has been announced. 

Best Books for IBPS Clerk

SUBJECTS BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude Test- N.K. Singh
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams- R.S. Agarwal
Quickest Mathematics- Kiran Publications
Reasoning Ability
Reasoning Ability Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning- R.S. Agarwal
Bank Clerk Preliminary Examination- Arihant
English Language High School English Grammar and Composition- Wren & Martin
Word Power Made Easy- Norman Lewis
General Awareness The Pearson General Knowledge Manual- Edgar Thorpe
Banking Awareness- Javed Siddiqui
Computer Computer Awareness- Arihant

Important Exam Dates

EXAM DATE
Preliminary 08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018, 16.12.2018
Main 20.01.2019


The IBPS Clerk Preliminary exam tests the candidates based on their intellect, aptitude, and English proficiency. The candidate has to pass in all three sections to qualify to the next phase. The questions follow Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) pattern. To understand the pattern, candidates can refer to the table below-

IBPS Clerk Prelims Pattern

SECTION NUMBER OF QUESTIONS MAXIMUM MARKS DURATION
English Language 30 30
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning 35 35
Total 100 100 1 hour

Each question contains 1 mark, and 0.25 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

Those who are able to pass the Prelims by scoring the minimum cut off (determined by the IBPS every year) are called for the Main exam. 

IBPS Clerk Mains Pattern

The Main exam consists of four sections, the details of which are as follows-

SECTION NUMBER OF QUESTIONS MAXIMUM MARKS DURATION
Reasoning Ability and Computer 50 60 45 minutes
English Language 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
General Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

The final selection of candidates will depend on their performance in the Main examination.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Prelims and Mains

This blog post gives you a detailed picture of the IBPS Clerk syllabus for both Prelims and Mains-

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NUMERICAL ABILITY REASONING COMPUTER GENERAL AWARENESS
Reading Comprehension Number Series Seating Arrangements Computer Hardware, Software Banking and Financial Awareness
Sentence Framing Simplification Coding Decoding, Order & Rank Computer and Network Security Current Affairs
Spotting the error Quadratic Equations Puzzles MS-Office Suit Govt. Schemes and Policies
Grammar and Vocabulary Data Interpretation Input Output Basics of DBMS
Data Sufficiency Syllogism Number System and Conversion
Miscellaneous (Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Work and Time, Average, Ratio Proportion, Problems on Pipes and Cistern, Boats and Stream, etc) Logical Reasoning (Statement Assumptions, Inference Conclusion)

If you are applying for the IBPS Clerk exam, you need to prepare for the same in a thorough manner. This blog post will help you with the preparations. We have compiled a list of expert-recommended books for each section.

Apart from these books, several study materials in the form of videos and e-books are available online to help you with IBPS Clerk exam preparations. Oliveboard generates updated G.K. supplements on various topics for aspirants. You can also sit for IBPS Clerk mock test to analyze your overall performance.


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