Best Books for RRB Group D Exam Preparation – List of Recommended Books

RRB Group D Books 2020: This year Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) will conduct the RRB Group D 2020 Exam for various posts under Level 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix in various units of Indian Railways. RRB Group D Level 1 2019 Exam can be a great opportunity for those candidates who are looking for a job in Indian Railways. If you want to succeed in RRB Group D Exam, then your preparation should be strong. Our IBPS Guide masterminds joined their hands together and sorted the best set of RRB Group D books for making your Railway Group D preparation process an effective one.

List of RRB Group D Books 2020


The mathematics section consists of 25 questions and their standard will be high school ( Grade 10 level). This particular section checks the basic maths knowledge and calculation abilities of the candidates.

Below is the list of best books for Mathematics Preparation.

Name of the Book Author / Publisher
Practice Book on Quicker Maths  M.Tyra, K.Kundan/ Magical Publisher
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination R.S Aggarwal / S.Chand Publisher
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Varma/ Arihant Publisher
Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma Arun Sharma / McGraw Hill



This section carries a total of 30 questions. It includes topics such as Analogies, Alphabetical and Number Series, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Jumbling, Venn Diagram, Data Interpretation, and Sufficiency, Conclusions and Decision making, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, etc.

Below given are the best books for General Intelligence and Reasonings Preparation

Name of the Book  Publisher
Test of Reasoning Edgar Thorpe / Pearson
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning R.S Aggarwal/ S. Chand Publisher
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey MK Pandey / Magical book series

RRB Group D Books for General Science

The General Science section carries a total of 25 questions. This section covers topics such as Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences.

Below is the list of important books for General Science Preparation.

Name of the Book  Publisher
Lucent’s General Knowledge Lucent’s Publications
NCERT Science textbooks NCERT
General Science for Indian Railways RRB Exams Disha Experts

RRB Group D Books for General Awareness and Current Affairs

This section comprises a total of 20 questions. Candidates must focus on topics such as Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Personalities, Economics, Politics, etc. General Awareness on Current Affairs section contains questions on General Knowledge and events/issues of national and international importance, especially from the last six months. For this section, you must read newspapers regularly.

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Below is the list of important books for General Awareness and Current Affairs Preparation.

Name of the Book  Publisher
Pratiyogita Darpan Upkar Publication
Lucent’s General Knowledge Lucent’s Publications
Manorama Year Book 2017 ( English) Malayala Manorama

Important Topics for RRB Group D Exam Preparation

RRB Group D Syllabus Reasoning & General Intelligence
Alphabetical and Number Series Directions Jumbling
Coding and Decoding Relationships Classification
Syllogism Conclusions and Decision making Statement – Arguments and Assumptions
Analogies Similarities-Differences Analytical Reasoning
Data Interpretation and Sufficiency Mathematical operations Venn Diagram


Students can use the RRB Group D Mock Test provided by the IBPS Guide to analyze their strengths and weakness and work on it.

Important Topics for RRB Group D Mathematics

The important topics covered in the RRB Group D Exam are mentioned in the below table. The mathematical test is conducted to check the Mathematical Ability of the Aspirants. Students are required to know the maths till 10th Standard.

RRB Group D Syllabus Mathematics
Number system BODMAS Fractions
Decimals Geometry & Trigonometry HCF/LCM
Elementary Statistics Square root Percentages
Ratio and Proportion Calendar & Clock Time & Work/Time & Distance
Simple & Compound Interest Profit and Loss Mensuration
Algebra Age Calculations Pipes & Cistern

Important Topics For Group D General Awareness

RRB Group D General Awareness 
Indian History Indian Polity
Indian Geography Indian Constitution
Culture Indian Railways
Railway Budget Indian Railways
Books and Authors Awards, Honours, and Recognitions
Countries – Capitals and Currencies Current Affairs

Tips for Railway Group D Exam Preparation

  • Before starting 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.
  • Take mock tests to improve speed and accuracy.
  • Solve previous years’ question papers to know the type of questions asked in the exam.

RRB Group D FAQs 

  • Which is the best RRB Group D book for General Science?

Refer to Lucent’s General Knowledge or General Science for Competitive Exams (Objective & Subjective)

  • Should I follow multiple RRB Group D books while preparing?

Yes, it is recommended that you refer to different books as well as refer to online sources.

  • Which books should I consider to prepare the Maths Section?

You can consider Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by S. Chand or Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation by Disha Publication.

  • How should I prepare for Current Affairs?

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

  • Which is the best yearbook in the market?

Manorama Yearbook is one of the best available in the market.

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