IBPS PO 2022 Books: Check Subject-wise Books for Exam Preparation

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer Exam 2022 ( IBPS PO )


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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on May 24, 2022 19:00 IST

IBPS PO Books 2022: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts IBPS PO exam to select candidates for the post of Probationary Officers (PO)/Management Trainee (MT). A large part of the preparation depends on the best books for IBPS PO. There are many books for the exam, however, the best books cover the subjects in an innovative manner. The best way to select IBPS PO books is to get familiarize with the syllabus. We have provided below some IBPS PO books.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2022

IBPS PO exam is conducted in three stages, preliminary, mains, and interview. According to IBPS PO exam pattern, the preliminary exam comprises three sections. The duration of the test is 60 minutes. The test carries a total of 100 marks. The mains exam comprises both objective and descriptive type tests. The duration of the mains exam is 60 minutes. The total marks allotted to the mains exam is 225.

IBPS PO syllabus of preliminary exam comprises topics from English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The syllabus for mains exam comprises topics from English Language, Data Interpretation and Analysis, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude and General Awareness.

IBPS PO Books 2022

Candidates can check below the best books for IBPS PO for different sections.

IBPS PO Books for English Language

Questions in English Language are asked from Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Paragraph Completion, etc. Candidates can refer to the following books:

  • Word Power Made Easy by Normal Lewis
  • English Grammar & Composition by Wren and Martin
  • Descriptive General English by S P Bakshi and Richa Sharma
  • Objective English for Competitive Examinations by Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha, Mcgraw Hill Education Publication

IBPS PO Books 2022 for Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude carries questions from Simplification, Percentage, Average, Ratio and Percentage, Data Interpretation, Speed, Distance and Time, Time and Work, Number Series, Quadratic Equation. To score good marks in this section, candidates can refer to the following banks:

Books Author/Publication

Quantitative Aptitude Book

Wiley’s Publication

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examination

The Pearson Guide

Teach Yourself Quantitative Aptitude

Arun Sharma

Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcuts & Tricks

Disha Publication

Quantitative Aptitude

Sarvesh Verma

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma (Arihant Publication)

Quantitative Aptitude

Disha Experts

Data interpretation

Arun Sharma

Data Interpretation magical books series

BSC Publication

IBPS PO Books 2022 for Reasoning Ability

In this section, candidates will get questions from Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, etc. Candidates can buy the following books for this section.

  • A Modern approach Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by BS Sijwali
  • Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non Verbal by B S Sijwali
  • Logical reasoning by K Kundan
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

IBPS PO Books 2022 for General Awareness

Questions from General Awareness are basically asked from financial awareness, current affairs, banking awareness, and general knowledge. Usually, questions are asked from events that take place three to four months prior to the examination. Candidates should read the newspapers, watch the news and read magazines to prepare this section. The following books are recommended for this section.

Books Author/Publication

Guide to Banking General Awareness

R Gupta

Manohar Pandey Book

Arihant Publications

Manorama Yearbook 2020 ( English) Paperback

Philip Mathew 

IBPS PO Books 2022 for Computer Aptitude

In this section, candidates should prepare topics such as Internet, Memory, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviation, Microsoft Office, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Operating System, Operating System, and Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies. Candidates can refer to the following books.

  • Computer by Rani Ahilya
  • Objective Computer Awareness by Somya Ranjan Behera

Read More: IBPS PO Preparation Tips 2022

IBPS PO 2022 Books FAQs

Q. How can I choose IBPS PO books?

A. Candidates should choose the books that have covered the entire syllabus and easy to understand.

Q. Is it important to attempt IBPS PO mock test or reading the books will do?

A. IBPS PO books help candidates to clear the concepts. After completing the chapters, candidates should attempt mock tests to improve speed and accuracy.

Q. Does IBPS PO books contain sample papers?

A. Some IBPS PO books also contain sample papers. Candidates can practice those sample papers to know the pattern of questions and difficulty level.

Q. Which books are best for IBPS PO English?

A. Candidates can refer to High School Grammar and Composition books by Wren and Martin, Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis, etc.

Q. Is six months of preparation enough for IBPS PO?

A. Candidates must begin their preparation for IBPS PO six months before the notification is released.

Q. Is RS Agarwal's book good for IBPS PO preparation?

A. Yes, RS Agarwal books are good for IBPS PO preparation for the Reasoning section.

Q. Is Arun Sharma's book good for IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude section?

A. Yes, Arun Sharma's book is good for IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude preparation.

Q. How to prepare for the IBPS PO English section?

A. Candidates can prepare for the IBPS PO English section by brushing up the basic rules of grammar from their high school books.

Q. How to prepare the Seating Arrangement questions for IBPS PO exam?

A. Candidates can prepare the Seating Arrangement questions for IBPS PO exam by solving puzzles as well as the previous years' question papers.

Q. How to prepare for the Data Interpretation questions for IBPS PO exam?

A. To prepare the Data Interpretation questions for IBPS PO exam, candidates must solve different types of questions based on this topic from previous years’ question papers.

Q. How to score good marks in the GK section of IBPS PO exam?

A. To prepare the GK section of IBPS PO exam, candidates need to keep themselves updated with the latest events by reading the newspapers.

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