Best Books for IBPS RRB Exam Preparation for PO & Clerk

The list of IBPS RRB Books 2020 is provided for the detailed preparation of IBPS RRB PO/Clerk exam. You will find the study material for all subjects of IBPS RRB 2020, namely, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Hindi Language, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Financial Awareness. The list is prepared on the basis of the expert’s recommendation. We highly recommend you to prepare for IBPS RRB PO & Clerk from these books.

A large part of effective preparation also depends on the choice of good books. As the exam is highly competitive, there is no dearth of books. However, the best books cover the subjects and are highly relevant to the exam. Here we have provided the section-wise best books for IBPS RRB.

List of IBPS RRB Best Books 2020 for PO & Clerk

The best way to select IBPS RRB preparation books is to familiarize yourself with the syllabus. This is drawn up by studying previous years’ papers and sample papers.

IBPS RRB Books for General Knowledge

Preparation for this subject should be through newspapers, weekly current affairs, magazines. Questions are mostly asked from events within three to four months prior to the exam. Candidates can refer to the following books:

Banking Awareness S.K. Rout & S.R. Behera B.K. Publications
Banking Awareness Arihant Publication
Basic Banking & Financial Issue Gautam Majumdar Upkar’s Publication
Dhankar Current Affairs Dhankar Publication
Banking Awareness Handbook of Banking Information  N.S.Toor   
Competition Infocus Arihant Publication
Year Book 2015 Manorama Year Book Current Affairs Handout of Vanik
Lucent General Knowledge (for static GK) Lucent Publication
The Person GK Manual Edgar Thorpe & Showick Thorpe Pearson Publication
General Studies Manohar Pandey Arihant Publication

Go through the daily GK update on a regular basis and revise them through weekly & monthly PDFs. Also, practice quizzes daily to revise them.

IBPS RRB English Books 

The English Language section assesses a candidate’s vocabulary and grammar skills. For this section, candidates can refer to the following books.

Name of Book Author Publication
Objective English R.S. Agarwal S. Chand Publication
DGP English R.S. Dhillon & S. Zareen Dhillon Group of Publication
Objective English Hari Mohan Prasad & U.R. Sinha Tata McGraw Hill
General English S. Gupta Arihant Publication
High School English Grammar and Composition         – Wren & Martin
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis               –
Objective General English SP Bakshi Arihant Publication

Learn grammar rules, enhance your reading skills, enrich your vocabulary, and attempt daily quizzes to improve your performance.

Hindi Language

Name of Book Author Publication
IBPS RRBs Objective General Hindi                – Kiran Editorial


IBPS RRB Quantitative Aptitude Books

This section might be tricky and time-consuming. Therefore, candidates must refer to good study material to prepare this section. Some of the books recommended for Quantitative Aptitude are given below:

Name of Book Author Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations Abhijit Guha Tata McGraw Hill
Data Interpretation Arun Sharma TMH Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R.S. Agarwal S.Chand Publication
Magical Book on Quicker Mathematics M Tyra BSC Publication
Objective Mathematics for Competitive Examinations Tarun Goyal Arihant Publication
Objective Mathematics R.D. Sharma Dhanpat Rai Publication
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma           –
Quantum Cat Sarvesh Kumar Verma  
Quantitative Aptitude Test for Bank PO  N K Singh  Upkar Publication
Arithmetic for General Competitions Neetu Singh             –

After clearing the basic concepts, you must attempt topic-wise quizzes to check your preparation level.

IBPS RRB Reasoning Ability Books

The Reasoning Ability section tests a candidate’s ability to think logically. Candidates can refer to the following books for this section.

Name of Book Author Publication
A New Approach to Logical Reasoning B.S. Sijwali + Indu Sijwali Arihant Publication
A modern approach to Verbal Reasoning  R.S Agarwal  
SSC Reasoning Chapterwise S.N. Prasad Kiran Publication
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal       – Arihant Publication
Analytical Reasoning MK Pandey  
Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal S. Chand Publication
How to Crack Test of Reasoning      – Arihant Publication

IBPS RRB Computer Aptitude Books

The following books are recommended for Computer Aptitude section:

Name of Book Author Publication
Computer Awareness     – Dhankar Publications for PO
Computer Awareness     – Lucent Publications for Clerk
Objective Computer Awareness R. Pillai Arihant Publication
Objective Computer Awareness S.N. Prasad Kiran Publication

The books listed above are more than sufficient to crack the IBPS RRB exam. Aspirants should read these books thoroughly. Once candidates complete the IBPS RRB syllabus, they should solve the previous years’ question papers. With hard work, determination, and practice candidates will definitely do well in the exam. 

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IBPS RRB Preparation Tips 

Few Preparation Tips for IBPS RRB  exam are given below:

  • Before beginning with the preparation, make sure that you are well versed in the detailed syllabus for the exam.
  • Pick the important topics from all the sections and strategize the preparation accordingly.
  • Stay updated with the Current Affairs and in Static GK.
  • Give mock tests as it will help to improve speed and accuracy.
  • Solve previous years’ question papers to know the type of questions asked in the exam.

You must analyze previous year papers of both IBPS RRB Assistant & IBPS RRB Officer Scale I to know about the expected level of the exam.

Download PDFs of IBPS RRB Previous year papers

FAQs : 

Q. Do these books cover questions & examples?

A. Yes, a lot of these above-mentioned books have relevant questions, previous paper questions & examples.

Q. What is the best book for English?

A. The best books for the English language are covered in the above information. You can pick any of this as your preference.

Q. Do these books help in revision as well?

A. Yes, these books help in revision as well. Make sure you highlight important points or make separate notes of these.

Q. How should I prepare for Current Affairs?

A. To prepare for Current Affairs, read Daily Current Affairs articles & follow the news regularly to stay updated. 

Q. Are online study material good choices for exam preparation?

A. You can rely on online study materials as well as books for effective exam preparation.

Q. What are the other preparation materials apart from these books?

A. You can read magazines, bulletins such as Economic & Political Weekly, newspapers such as Economic Times & reports such as Economic survey of India.

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