25 Jun

Best Books for Competitive Exams (SSC, IBPS, RBI, Insurance, SBI, etc.)

Check out the best books for all competitive(Government Jobs) exams such as SSC CGL, IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI Assistant & Grade B Officers, Insurance exams, SBI PO & Clerk, etc.

A) English Language and Comprehension: English Section is one of the most important section in every exam. It can help you score very good marks with taking too much of your examination time. If you are good in English Language, you can easily do 50 questions of this section in 15-20 minutes. Check out the best books for English Language and Comprehension section:

1) Objective General English by SP Bakshi: One of the best book to prepare for Objective English. All the topics are explained in a very structured and clear manner. You can even read reviews on Flipkart to confirm how good this book is.

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2) Descriptive General English by SP Bakshi: Now many exams also include Descriptive part. So, to prepare for the Descriptive Part – this book serves the purpose very well. It covers many essays, letters, precis, reports and much more to cover every bit of descriptive topic in a very detailed manner. This is THE BEST BOOK for descriptive portion.

3) General English by Lucent: If you are more comfortable in Hindi, then this is the best book for you. It covers all the concepts in both English and Hindi language to make you understand better.

4) English for General Competitions from Plinth to Paramount: Paramount Coaching Centre is a well known coaching centre in Delhi. Now, you can buy its books online.

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Apart from these books, you can improve your vocabulary by reading newspapers, magazines and making a special notebook to write 10-20 new words every day and try to use them often.

B) Quantitative Abilities(Mathematics): In this section, the most important thing that matters is speed. Faster your speed, more chances you will have to clear that exam. So, you need to work on two things – Understanding concepts and improving speed & efficiency. Check out the best books for Quantitative Abilities(Mathematics):

1) Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal Certainly the best book for basic Quantitative Aptitude.

2) Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant: This is another must buy book for Mathematics. It covers all the topics with so many shortcuts, formulas, concepts, examples and thousands of questions to practice.

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3) Quantum CAT: Quantitative Aptitude by Arihant: It is a great book for deep study and questions with higher difficult level.

4) SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-II Exam, Arithmetical Ability Objective Type by Kiran Prakashan: Great book to cover the Mathematics section for all SSC exams with 20 sample papers.

5) The Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency: A Must have Resource for Aspirants of CAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, CSAT, SBI PO, Bank Clerk, SSC: As SBI exam is more focused on Data analysis and interpretation, this is best book available in the market for Data Analysis and Interpretation.

6) Mathematics (Class 10) 7th Edition by R D Sharma: Let’s go back to school. As SSC questions are class 10th level, this book is really useful and it can also help you to clear your basics about Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, Algebra, etc.

7) Arithmetic for General Competitions – By Paramount: Amazing Book for arithmetic by Paramount Coaching Centre.

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8) Advance maths for General Competitions (English) (Paramount Maths for General Competitions): For topics such as Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, Algebra, etc. – this is the my favorite book. As Paramount coaching centre is a famous name for SSC exams coaching, they have compiled this great book for advanced mathematic.

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C) General Intelligence and Reasoning: Another section where you can score good marks easily with little practice. Check out the best books for Reasoning section:

1) A Modern Approach To Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal: One of THE BEST BOOK for reasoning section. Reasoning section is more about practice – the more you practice, more you would be able to understand different patterns and it will increase your speed and efficiency. Apart from this book, keep practicing with different sample papers available online.

2) Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey (BSC Publication): Great book that is available in the market to prepare high level reasoning. All topics are explained systematically and with complete explanation and examples.

D) General Awareness, Marketing and Computers: Check out the best books for General Awareness, Computers and Marketing section.

1) Objective Marketing Aptitude: Banking and Other Competitive Exams: This book is available in both English and Hindi language.

2) General Knowledge 2013: Essential ‘Knowledge Capsule’ in General Awareness & Current Affairs by Manohar Pandey(Arihant Publications) I strongly recommend this book as you can do it within a week and it covers the entire General awareness concisely.

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3) Lucent’s General Knowledge: If you’ve read the Manohar Pandey’s book given above and want to go into detail, purchase this book.

4) Handbook on Computer Awareness: This Book is really useful for Recruitment Exams such as SBI PO exam, IBPS PO/RRB/Clerk, SSC, LIC AAO, Railways and entrance exams of MCA, MBA, BBA and similar courses.

If this book is not available, buy this book:

5) Guide to Banking General Awareness and Banking Aptitude Test: Great book for banking awareness section. It contains more than 1,000 questions for the preparation of Banking awareness section.

6) Marketing Aptitude / Computer Aptitude / General & Banking Awareness for RBI Exams: A Must have book that covers marketing aptitude, computer knowledge and banking awareness.

For general awareness or current affairs section, you need to read newspaper daily or like our Facebook page to get current affairs daily or follow our monthly current affairs section on this website.

So, these are the best books to understand basic concepts about all the sections that comes in the competitive exams. For Computer section, you should buy “Lucent’ Computer” from a local vendor as the book is not available on Flipkart. For current affairs, you should develop a habit of reading newspapers, monthly magazines or you can also subscribe to our Email newsletters and follow our study materials section.