OSCB Banking Assistant- Best Books for Preparation

OSCB Banking Assistant: OSCB Banking Assistant exam will be conducted on 13th March 2022. There is hardly 3 weeks left for the exam and candidates are already halfway through their preparation. One of the most important components of exam preparation apart from syllabus and exam pattern is books for preparation.

In this blog, we will be discussing the best books to prepare for OSCB Banking Assistant Exam.

Best Books to Crack OSCB Banking Assistant Exam

The best books that will prove highly effective in cracking the OSCB banking assistant exam are as follows:

Numerical Ability

The list of best books for numerical ability are as follows:

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Dr R.S Aggarwal
  • Magical Book on Quicker Maths By M Tyra

The numerical ability section will test candidates on various mathematics topics such as algebra, mensuration, simple and compound interest, profit loss, probability etc.

Reasoning Ability

The following are some of the recommended books for scoring high marks in the reasoning ability section

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by Dr R.S Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K. Pandey

The reasoning ability section consists of questions from topics such as analogy, blood relations, seating arrangement, cubes and dice, coding-decoding etc


The most recommended books for the English section is as follows:

  • Objective General English by S.P Bakshi
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by P.C. Wren, H. Martin

This section will consist of questions from reading comprehension, spot the error, sentence completion, synonym antonym, para jumbles etc.

General and Financial Awareness ( for Mains)

The most recommended books for the General and Financial Awareness section is as follows:

  • Manorama Yearbook 2022
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • OSCB (Odisha State Central Cooperative Bank) – Assistant Manager, Banking Assistant Recruitment Exam by Heed Publication Pvt Ltd

In addition to that, candidates can check out the daily current affairs of Oliveboard for keeping abreast of the latest developments.

The general and financial awareness includes current affairs, banking current affairs, Indian economy, history, geography, polity, functions of RBI, share market etc.

OSCB Banking Assistant Selection Process

The selection process for OSCB Banking assistant consists of two stages:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

Candidates who clear the main exam will be selected as Banking Assistants in OSCB.


This was all about the best books for OSCB Banking Assistant exam preparation. We hope that it will help candidates in cracking the exam. For more updates, stay connected to Oliveboard.


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