IBPS Clerk Subject - Wise Books for Exam Preparation 2021

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May 27, 2021

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IBPS Clerk is one of the most sought-after examinations conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to recruit candidates at various participatory banks. Candidates preparing for this examination and are looking for the best books can follow the below-listed subject wise books, giving them every chance of getting selected this year.

While preparing for the IBPS Clerk exam, candidates should practise the previous question papers along with the mock tests. As per the latest news, The IBPS Clerk result for prelims and the Mains admit card has been released. Also, check the IBPS Exam Calendar for 2021-22 

IBPS Clerk Exam Stages – Subjects to be studied

In order to understand all the subjects that are required to be studied for this examination, the IBPS Clerk is conducted in two stages. The following table gives the sections/subjects as well as their importance based on the marking scheme:

Stages Sections Marks
IBPS Clerk Prelims Numerical Ability 35
Reasoning 35
English 30
IBPS Clerk Mains Quantitative Aptitude 50
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50
General/Financial Awareness 50
English 40
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Choosing Best Books - IBPS Clerk 2021

There is no doubt that it is extremely important for the candidates to pick the best books for IBPS Clerk as it contains contents written by experts.

Listed below are all the different sections of IBPS Clerk as well as the best reference books for the IBPS Clerk examination:

  • For the General/Financial Awareness section, the most trusted book since ages has been the Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • In order to join a bank, English is considered to play a huge role and the book “Word Power Made Easy” by Norman Lewis from Penguin Publication provides just that.
  • The reasoning is another important subject, that is considered as the make or break of any competitive examination, where the Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude - A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning, (Revised Edition) – By R.S. Aggarwal, S. Chand, Computer Knowledge for IBPS – CWE Clerical Cadre - Content Crop Publication
  • As far as the Quantitative Aptitude subject is concerned, the Quantitative Aptitude Test – By N.K Singh, Upkar Prakashan

Section-wise recommended books for IBPS Clerk 2021

IBPS Clerk 2021 - General/Financial Awareness

Some of the recommended books for this section are:

  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • Manorama Year Book
  • Pratiyogita Darpan

IBPS Clerk 2021 – General English

The section of English carries 30 marks in the prelim examination while 40 marks in mains exam of IBPS Clerk. Some of the recommended books are as follows:

  • Objective English – Edgar Thorpe
  • Objective General English - R.S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal
  • Word Power Made Easy – Norman Lewis, Penguin Publication
  • High School English Grammar & Composition – Wren & Martin, S. Chand
  • Essential Grammar In Use (3rd Edition) – Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press New Delhi.

IBPS Clerk 2021 - Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

Some of the recommended books for the Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude are given below:

  • Test of Reasoning – Edgar Thorpe, Pearson Publication
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Revised Edition) – By R.S. Aggarwal, S. Chand
  • 30 Model Papers IBPS-VI Bank Clerk Preliminary Examination – By Experts
  • Compilation, Arihant
  • Computer Knowledge for IBPS – CWE Clerical Cadre - Content Crop Publication
  • Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy 2610 + Objective Question - Kiran Prakashan.

IBPS Clerk 2021 - Quantitative Aptitude

This is one section where the candidate needs to be practised the most and must have gone through each type of questions that are asked in a competitive examination and thus books recommended must be able to make the candidates better with calculations as well as solving different problems. All in all, there are a total of 50 questions asked in this section which are of 1 mark each. Below is a small list for the candidates which have been in the recipe of successful IBPS Clerk students.

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publications
  • Mathematics Class 11th and 12th - R.D. Sharma
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IBPS Clerk 2021 Books FAQs

Ques. Does the IBPS commission recommend any book for the preparation purpose?

Ans. No, the IBPS board only conducts the examination and does not recommend any book.

Ques. Would I be able to crack the IBPS Clerk 2021 examination by just studying from the above-recommended books?

Ans. Yes, one needs to self-practice and it has to be done in both the cases. While preparing from the books gives confidence to the student, and thus is considered as one of the best methods to prepare for the competitive examination.

Ques. Are there any other books that I can look through to improve my chances of cracking the IBPS Clerk 2021 examination?

Ans. The books recommended above are the recipe of all the successful students. Thus, there is no need to follow any other book to crack the IBPS Clerk 2021 examination.

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avinash sahu
On what basis, candidates will be called for an interview round?
jaya garg

Hi. Based on the number of vacancies, only a few candidates from amongst the ones who have qualified by ranking high enough in the merit will be called for interview in the ratio of maximum 3 candidates for each vacancy.

What all documents do I need while preparing for the Interview round?
jaya garg

Hi. Some of the essential documents needed include a printout of the Interview Call Letter, system generated printout of the online application, DOB proof, Identification Proof, Mark sheets and certificates. etc. Make sure you carry all these documents while going for the interview round.

ibashisha mukhim
Can you name some good Commerce and Banking Colleges?
jaya garg

Hi. Some of the good colleges include Shri Ram College of Commerce, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Loyola College, from where you can get a graduation degree in Maths. But in order to get admission into these colleges, you need to work harder and get a good score.

gouri kumari
Can you tell some good books to prepare for the IBPS Clerk General/Financial Awareness section?
jaya garg

Hi. Some of the recommended books for this section include Lucent’s General Knowledge, Manorama Year Book, and Pratiyogita Darpan. Get more information regarding books related to IBPS Clerk 2021 here.

I want to join an Indian public banking sector, do I need to know good English?
jaya garg

Hi. In order to join a bank, candidates must know English. It is considered to play a huge role. You can refer to the books like “Word Power Made Easy” by Norman Lewis from Penguin Publication etc. to improve your language skills.