IBPS SO 2020 Best Books - Study Plan and Preparation Tips

Jayasree | Jul 13, 2020


Name of the Organisation
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Job Role
Specialist Officers (SO) Officer Scale I
CategoryBest Books
Type of Job
Govt Bank Jobs
No of Vacancies
Job Location
Official Site

IBPS SO Scale I 2020 Exam Best Books

To prepare for IBPS Specialist Officers Scale I job candidates needs to make a scheduled plan by following the best books. Candidate's hard work and dedication towards the test will lead to score the highest mark in the examination. In this article we are providing the details about the best books to prepare for IBPS Specialist Officer examination. Applicants have to go through the syllabus and exam pattern to have an idea of exam structure. The subject name for prelims and mains examinations are mentioned below.

  • English Language
  • Quantitative aptitude
  • General Awareness
  • Reasoning Aptitude
  • Professional Knowledge

How to Choose Best Books for Banking Exam?

The selection of the best book can be made by following few tips mentioned below.

  • Check whether all the subject topics are covered
  • After every chapter, check for the exercise section
  • Check whether practice paper available in the material
  • Check the availability of previous year question papers

Best Books for IBPS SO Exam 2020

The below details are guiding the best books names for respective subjects. 

English Language

  • Quick Learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal
  • Descriptive English (For All Competitive Examinations) by S.J. Thakur and S.K. Rout
  • Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi
  • High School Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
  • Word Power Made Simple by Norman Lewis
  • Descriptive General English by SP Bakshi and Richa Sharma
  • Better English by Norman Lewis

Reasoning Ability

  • Analytical Reasoning by M. K. Pandey
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • A New Approach to Reasoning: Verbal and Non-Verbal by B.S Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
  • Magical Book on Puzzles by K. Kundan
  • A Modern Approach to Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal

General Awareness

  • Lucent’s Computer by Rani Ahilya
  • The Pearson General Knowledge Manual by Edgar Thorpe
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge by Vinay Karna, Manwendra Mukul, Sanjeev Kumar, Renu Sinha, R. P. Suman
  • Static General Knowledge by Arihant Publications
  • Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams by Arihant
  • Best Book For Bank Exam Preparation – Computer Awareness
  • Computer Literacy And Knowledge for Bank P.O. and Bank Clerk Exam by Kiran Prakashan

Quantitative aptitude

  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • Quantitative Aptitude Test by N.K. Singh
  • Kiran’s textbook of Quickest Mathematics
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Comprehensive Guide to IBPS-CWE Bank PO/MT Prelim + Main Exam by Disha Publications
  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • The Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra

IT Officer (Scale-I) 

Law Officer (Scale-I)

Marketing Specialist Officer (Scale-I)

HR Specialist/Personal Officer (Scale-I)

Rajbhasha Adhikari Officer (Scale-I)

IBPS SO Scale I Bank Exam Study Plan 

  • Applicants needs to make their own effective time table
  • Make a plan on daily basis and prepare accordingly
  • Solve as many as solved papers and mock test to know that how much time is taken for completing the test
  • Find out important tips which can help contenders to solve the questions in timely manner

The above books covers all the subject wise topics which is enough to prepare for IBPS SO Examination.

List of 30 Best Books to Prepare for Bank Exam

  • Objective English – Hari Mohan Prasad and U.R. Sinha – Tata McGraw Hill
  • Banking Awareness – S.K. Rout and S.R. Behera – B.K. Publications
  • Hand Book on Banking Awareness – IBC Academy Publications
  • General Studies – Manohar Pandey – Arihant Publications
  • Objective Computer Awareness – S.N. Prasad – Kiran Publications
  • A New Approach to Logical Reasoning – B.S. Sijwali + Indu Sijwali – Arihant Publications
  • Competition Infocus – Arihant Publications
  • Lucent General Knowledge – Lucent Publications
  • Objective Mathematics – Dhrmpat – Rai Publications
  • Objective Computer Awareness – R. Pillai – Arihant Publications
  • Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma – TMH Publication
  • Current Affairs – Made Easy Publications
  • Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning – RS Aggarwal
  • Marketing Aptitude – R. Gupta – RG Publications
  • Basic Banking & Financial Issue- Gautam Majumdar – Upkaar’s Publications
  • Objective Mathematics for Competitive Examinations by Tarun Goyal – Arihant Publications
  • Year Book 2015 – Manorama Year Book – Current Affairs Handout of Vanik
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal – Arihant Publications
  • Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic – Arihant
  • Marketing Aptitude – Disha Publications
  • Descriptive General English by S P Bakshi and Richa Sharma
  • The Person GK Manual – Edgar Thorpe and Showick Thorpe – Pearson Publications
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations – Abhijit Guha – Tata McGraw Hill
  • Word Power Made Easy – Norman Lewis
  • Banking Awareness – Arihant Publications
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations – RS Aggarwal – S. Chand Publications
  • Magical Book on Quicker Mathematics by M Tyra – BSC Publications
  • DGP English – R.S. Dhillon & S. Zareen – Dhillon Group of Publications
  • Computer Awareness – Dhankar Publications for PO
  • SSC Reasoning Chapterwise – S.N. Prasad – Kiran Publications

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the best book for preparing the reasoning ability?

    The best book for preparing the reasoning ability is Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal.

    What book to be referred for IT scale I officer post?

    The book to be referred for IT scale I officer post is Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams 1stEdition, by R Pillai.

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