IBPS or Institute of Banking Service Personnel had released the SO (Specialist Officer) notice alongside the IBPS SO 2021 Syllabus on November 2 at the official site. Students can focus and study on topics accordingly with the support of IBPS SO 2021 curriculum.
A large part of actual preparation is based on choice of books. There are many books for the exam, but some of the books innovatively cover the curriculum. The simple way to choose IBPS SO books is to get familiarized with the syllabus. Also, check the IBPS Exam Calendar for 2021-22
IBPS SO Exam is held in three phases, Prelims, Mains and Interview. Candidates have to clear the prelims stage to be eligible for Mains Exam, and clear Mains to reach the final Interview stage. Following are some major highlights.
|Prelims||120 Minutes||125 Marks||Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language|
|Mains||60 Minutes||60 Marks||Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning, Computer Ability, Data Interpretations, General Awareness|
Aspirants can check below for some good books for IBPS SO for different sections..
Questions in the English Language are asked from Reading Comprehension, Para jumbles, Paragraph Completion, fill in the Blanks, Cloze Test, etc.
Quantitative Aptitude carries questions from Ratio and Percentage, Average, Distance and Time, Number series, Quadratic Equation, Data Interpretation, Speed. To score better marks in this part, aspirants can refer to the following books.
|Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examination||The Pearson Guide|
|Teach Yourself Quantitative Aptitude||Arun Sharma|
|Best Tricks and Shortcuts Method by Rapid Quantitative Aptitude||Disha Publication|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Disha Experts|
|Data interpretation||Arun Sharma|
|Data Interpretation magical books series||BSC Publication|
|Quantitative Aptitude Book||Wiley’s Publication|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Sarvesh Verma|
|Fast Track Objective Arithmetic||Rajesh Verma (Arihant Publication)|
In this section, students will get questions from Verbal Reasoning, Input-Output, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, etc.
Questions from General Awareness are generally asked from financial awareness, general knowledge, banking awareness. Normally questions are asked from events that took place 3 to 4 month before the exam. Aspirants should read magazines, books, newspapers; and watch news to prepare for this part. Following books are best for this section.
|Manohar Pandey Book||Arihant Publications|
|Guide to Banking General Awareness||R Gupta|
|Manorama Yearbook 2021 ( English) Paperback||Philip Mathew|
In this section, aspirants should prepare topics such as Memory, Computer Abbreviation, Keyboard shortcuts, Computer Hardware, Operating System, Computer Hardware, Microsoft Office, Computer Fundamental and technologies. Aspirants can refer to the following books.
The best books for Mains are suggested based on the post.
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IBPS SO final cut-off depends on the Mains and Interview. For your preparation to be up to the mark, the above-mentioned reference books are some of the best choices available.
You can't accomplish your dream by practice only. You need to make a thorough analysis of your performance, both your solid and weak points, focus, and work equally on all parts. Practising will help you to take minimum time in the next mock and improve your weak points too. IBPS SO Practice papers, mock tests and referring the best books, altogether are going to help you ace the exam.
Ques. How can I Select IBPS SO books?
Ans. Aspirants should select the best books that have covered the whole syllabus and are simple to understand.
Ques. Is it significant to attempt the mock test, or reading the books will do?
Ans. The books will be very useful for you to clear the concepts. After finishing the chapters, you can attempt the mock tests.
Ques. Do IBPS SO books contain sample papers?
Ans. Some books contain sample papers as well.
Ques. Which books are superb for IBPS SO for English?
Ans. Aspirants can refer to Composition books by Wren and Martin and High School Grammar. Word Power Made Easy by Normal Lewis, etc.
Ques. Is six months of preparation sufficient for IBPS SO?
Ans. Students should begin their preparation at least six months before the notification is published
Ques. How to prepare IBPS SO for the Data Interpretation question?
Ans. Aspirants have to solve various types of questions depending on this topic from last years’ question papers.
Ques. How to score best marks in the GK Section?
Ans. Students have to keep themselves updated with the events of the last six months.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.