Best Books For Bank Exam Preparation (IBPS, RRB, Clerk, RBI Officer)

best books for bank exam

In this article, I will show you “the best books for bank exam preparation” which are recommended by mentors and toppers.

Lots of career opportunities in the banking sector in India. Banking Jobs is High paying, secure, and easy to crack.

Every year, there are many exams(IBPS, PO, Clerk, SBI) conducts by different banks and governments.

You know every year, Lakhs of candidates appear for the Bank exam from all over the nation. So, competition is high to clear the Bank exam.

My question is- “is your preparation good to clear the Bank exam?“.

What is the most important thing to clear the bank exam on the first attempt?

Your preparation, your future depends upon the choices of books. There are many books available in the market for better preparation.

Your preparation strategy also plays an important role to clear bank exams.

Bank preparation books help to familiarize yourself with the Bank exam syllabus and exam patterns.

Also, the Bank exam previous year paper plays important role in your preparation.

Best Bank Books for Quantitative Aptitude Paper

  1. Comprehensive Guide to IBPS-CWE Bank PO/MT Prelim + Main Exam by Disha Publications: Fully based on pattern, previous year solved papers and divide in chapter with examples.
  2. Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by RS Aggrawal
    – Very good book to clear the basics of each topic with no tricks. Practice also lots of questions contains with the solution.
  3. Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma (Arihant)
    – Book contains lots of shortcut techniques for each topic One should buy this after clearing the basics and practice well with the tricks.
  4. Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra (Recommended):-
    –This book provides detailed shortcuts formal to tackle all the mathematics sections and questions for all competitive exams with minimum effort.

Also, the Bank exam previous year paper plays important role in your preparation.


Best Bank Books for Reasoning Paper Preparation:

  1. A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
    – This book provides lots of questions to practice for reasoning papers. All the formats and questions are easy to read.
  2. Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey(Recommended):-
    –This book provides a crystal clear concept of all topics. All questions are explained with simple and quicker techniques.
  3. A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and non-verbal by BS Sijwali:-
    – This book covers all three types of reasoning(verbal, analytical, and non-verbal). Also, enough number of practice & previous year question which help you know about pattern, revision, and trend on the question.

Note: Practice is very important to solve the reasoning section.

Best Bank Books for English Preparation:

  1. High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin(Recommended)
    – Most popular books for learning English grammar and composition. A detailed explanation of the English language with a number of examples.
  2. Quick Learning Objective General English by RS Agarwal
    – This book helps you prepare English grammar & composition basic questions. Comprehensive exercise with passages, application rules of grammar, and tips to detect mistakes.
  3. Better English by Norman Lewis (Recommended)
    –This book is helpful to know about basic rules and application of English grammar. With this book, you can learn English without wasting your money in coaching centers.

#Tip 1- Read Daily Newspaper for half-hour.

#Tip 2- Learn daily 10-15 meaning.

Best Bank Books For Banking Awareness paper 

  1. Banking Awareness for Bank Clerk/PO/ SO/RRB/RBI Exams by Disha Experts
    – This book consists complete chapter on Financial awareness, the Indian Economy, and budget.
  2. Banking Awareness: The Complete Book for IBPS Bank Po and Clerk Examinations (Arihant)
    –Fully revised and updated book for Bank examination All banking chapters are included in this book as bank exam patterns.

Also, the Bank exam previous year paper plays important role in your preparation.

Books For General Knowledge:

  1. Lucent’s General Knowledge by Vinay Karna, Manwendra Mukul, Sanjeev Kumar, Renu Sinha, R. P. Suman – Highly Recommended
    – This book provides all the updated General knowledge question papers.
  2. Current Affairs: Read a daily newspaper(The Hindu, The Indian Express, and The Telegraph), a monthly magazine, lucent book, and learn with your mentors.

Note: You need to be up-to-date with current affairs and other GK topic to clear this section.

Books For Computer Awareness:

  1. Computer Literacy And Knowledge for Bank PO and Bank Clerk Exam by Kiran Prakashan(Recommended)
    – This book helps you to clear your basic, theory and brush your computer usages skill for the bank exam. Also, last year’s papers are included for good understanding.
  2. Lucent’s Computer by Rani Ahilya
    – This book also helps you to clear the fundamentals of computers for all competitive exams.


How should you prepare for the Banking exam without coaching?

bank exam preparation tips

  1. Work out a study plan for yourself. Asking others to help you devise a study plan will only help to an extent. Each candidate has a different study environment, timings and requirements.
  2. Mock tests: whether you’re a beginner or an experienced candidate, only mocks will take your boat to the shore.
  3. Practice: Practice a lot. Take at least one mock test in a day if you cover almost the syllabus. Analyze the mocks. Solve the questions you couldn’t due to difficulty. Take help of the solutions. The next time or maybe the third time you’ll be able to solve those questions with ease.
  4. Books: Use them only if you don’t understand the basic concepts. Even then you have various free online sources for understanding them. The concepts will feel much simpler if you follow some experienced people on youtube/unacademy. For all I know, you can chuck those heavy books out of your house.
  5. General Awareness: Many people suggest reading the newspaper daily but I find it a waste of time. Most banking preparation websites provide current affairs relevant to exams for free. You can either read them daily or weekly. Also, go through exam-specific capsules released by such websites. It is good for revision and better than sifting through murders, crime, and politics.
  6. Rest: Give yourself adequate rest. You’re not a machine. At some point, your brain starts feeling saturated. Take a break, read a book, have a chat with someone or take a walk in the fresh air. Maybe, you could even play the guitar. It’ll help you focus better
  7. Social Media: Social media is poison. Either limit your usage or don’t use it at all during your preparation. Aimless scrolling through Facebook is a great way to waste time and time is a luxury. In fact, cut down on all sorts of distractions while studying. Put even your phone on silent


Frequently Asked Question:

Q. Which is the easiest Bank Exam?

Ans: IBPS RRB (Regional rural bank Exam) is very easiest bank exam in all the bank exams.

Q. List of top 10 bank exams?

Ans: Check Here, top 10 bank exams.

  • SBI PO
  • SBI SO
  • SBI Clerk
  • IBPS Clerk (CWE Clerical)
  • RBI Officer Grade B
  • RBI Officer Grade C
  • RBI Office Assistant

Note: These are all bank books not recommended by me. With the help of mentors and previous year toppers, I collect a summary of important books. These books definitely help you to improve your knowledge. These all books are mostly purchased by candidates.




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