Best Books for IBPS Clerk Examination (Prelims and Mains).

Books for IBPS Clerk Examination
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From past few days, we have received a number of questions asking for Best books for IBPS Clerk Examination. You may find sample books claiming for 100% results in Banking examination but choosing the best one is not an easy task.

Our expert and previous year toppers have made a list of top books for IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 to have an extra edge over others. Let us find out the Best Recommended Books for IBPS Clerk Examination (Prelims and Mains).

Important Links

Aspirants May Also Check these Important links related to IBPS Clerk Recruitment  Notification.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment Notification (CWE VIII 2020)


Before we go deep with the information let us first have a look at the Major Features of the IBPS CWE Clerk VIII 2020 recruitment notification. 

Brief Description of the Job

Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Name of the Exam IBPS CWE Clerk VIII 2020
IBPS Clerk Notification 2020 Release Date September 2020
IBPS Clerk Online Application Starts From September 2020
IBPS Clerk Online Application Ends On October 2020
Download of call letters for IBPS Clerk Pre- Exam Training November 2020
IBPS Clerk Online Pre-Exam Training November 2020
Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary 12th, 13th & 19th December 2020
Result of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam January 2021
Download of Call letter for Online Exam – Main January 2021
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 24th January 2021
Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2021
Application Fee Rs.100/- for SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM candidates and
Rs.600/- for others.
How to apply Online
Mode of Exam Online
Number of Vacancies 12,075
Job Posting Anywhere in India
Job Profile Clerical Cadre

IBPS Clerk Books (Pre + Mains)


The Question paper for the clerk exam will be of two-tier. Tier 1 also known as the preliminary exam will be of 100 marks and Tier 2 will be IBPS Clerk Mains Examination consisting 190 questions of 1 mark each. Let us look into the exam pattern in brief.

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination


The very first stage of your dream job is to score great in the Preliminary examination. Here aspirants must keep in mind that the written examination will be online in nature and will consist of the following parameters.

Exam Pattern

S.NoSubjectsNo of Questions.MarksDuration (Per section)
1Reasoning Ability Paper353520 Minutes per section (1 Hr)
2Numerical Ability Paper3535
3English Language Paper3030
 Total100100

Basic Guidelines:

  • Total Question: 100
  • Maximum Marks: 100
  • Time Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Marking scheme: 1(one) mark for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 1/4th marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
  • The medium of Instruction: Hindi/English

Best Books for IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination


As mentioned above the preliminary segment will consist of three major segments, English, Reasoning and Numerical Aptitude. The level of the questions will be that of an intermediate level. All you need to have these sets of Books to crack IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination.

Best Reasoning Books for IBPS Clerk Examination

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A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (R.S. Aggarwal) A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal (S.S.Bijlani)

IBPS Clerk Examination 2020 English Books

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High School English Grammar & Composition Revised Edition (English) Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi English for General Competitions: from Plinth to Paramount

Best Numerical Ability Books for IBPS Clerk Prelims Examination

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Quantitative Aptitude Test by N.K.Singh Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations BY R.S.Agarwal Wiley’s Quantitative Aptitude By P.A.Anand

IBPS Clerk Mains Examination


Successful candidates who have cleared the Preliminary cut off will be called for Mains examination. It is to be noted that only those candidate who will clear the respective cutoff made by the board will be called for Mains examination. Let us have a look at the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No.SubjectsNo. of 
Questions
Max MarksTime allotted
1General/ Financial Awareness505035 minutes
2General English404035 minutes
3Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
4Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
 Total190200160 minutes

Basic Guidelines:

  • Total Question: 190
  • Maximum Marks: 200
  • Time Duration: 160 Minutes
  • Marking scheme: 1(one) mark for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: 1/4th marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
  • The medium of Instruction: Hindi/English

Best Books for IBPS Clerk Examination (Mains)


As mentioned above, the mains segment will consist of four major segments, English, Reasoning and Computer Knowledge, Current and Banning Awareness and the Numerical Aptitude. You can use the above-mentioned books to prepare for Numerical Aptitude, Reasoning and English segment. Let us find the other Important books you must have to crack IBPS Clerk Mains Examination.

Banking Awareness Books for IBPS Clerk Exam

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Banking Awareness for SBI/IBPS Bank Clerk/PO/SO/RRB & RBI exams BY Disha Topic-Wise Solved Papers for IBPS/ SBI Bank PO/ Clerk Prelim & Mains (2010-16) Banking/ Economy/ General Awareness by Disha BANKING AND ECONOMIC AWARENESS (SECOND EDITION 2017)

IBPS Clerk Examination 2020 Computer Awareness Books

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Objective Computer Awareness  By Arihant Publication Computer Knowledge (with MCQ): With MCQ and Terminology Objective Computer Awareness  by R.Pillai

Best General Awareness Books for IBPS Clerk Examination

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General Awareness by Manohar Panday  Manorama Yearbook 2017  News Paper

Online Test Series & Study Materials for IBPS Clerk Exam


If you have been through the post then it’s time to check the level of your knowledge with these specially designed test series on General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and other High Valued Subjects.

Free Online Test for Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer Awareness, General Knowledge etcClick Here

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