Best Books to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2020 - Books not only impart diversified knowledge, but also help an individual to perform outstandingly well in various fields of life. Dr. Kalam once said, “Coming into contact with a good book and possessing it, is indeed an everlasting enrichment.” Thus, having a good book ensures an overall development of an individual and the society. In the same way, books can be very useful in cracking competitive exams and getting a job to earn a livelihood. Once such a competitive exam is IBPS Clerk. This exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in online mode to recruit candidates at various participatory banks under the Clerical cadre. This year, the IBPS Clerk exam for the prelims stage will be held on December 12, 13 and 19 so the candidates have sufficient time to dig out the knowledge from the best books to prepare for IBPS Clerk .
To help the candidates pick the best books for IBPS Clerk, Careers360 brings the list of best books with the help of which they can prepare well. Candidates can refer to some best books to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2020 which are easily available in the market and on various online portals. Reading these books meticulously can help the candidates perform better and crack IBPS Clerk 2020. As per the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk, there are 4 sections - General/Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, and Quantitative Aptitude from where the questions are asked in the exam. Thus, the IBPS Clerk book must contain topics and chapters from all the concerned sections. To know more about the best books for IBPS Clerk 2020, go through the article below.

Best Books to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2020

Best Book For IBPS Clerk 2020 - Stages

The exam of IBPS Clerk is conducted in the following two stages:




IBPS Clerk Prelims

Numerical Ability






IBPS Clerk Mains

Quantitative Aptitude


Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude


General/Financial Awareness




Choose Best Books To Prepare For IBPS Clerk 2020

It is important for the candidates to pick the best books for IBPS Clerk as it contains contents written by experts. These IBPS Clerk best books are also referred by candidates who have already taken the exam and have cracked it with excellent ranks.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Best Books

Sections of IBPS Clerk

Best Books for IBPS Clerk

General/Financial Awareness

Lucent’s General Knowledge

General English

Word Power Made Easy – By Norman Lewis, Penguin Publication

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

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude Test – By N.K Singh, Upkar Prakashan

Section Wise Best Books For IBPS Clerk 2020

Aspirant must have a command over each section from where the questions are asked. Thus, the list of best books for IBPS Clerk has been provided for each section so that the candidates can prepare each section properly.

1. Best Books to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2020 - General/Financial Awareness

One of the most important sections from where questions are asked in the exam is General awareness and contains a total of 50 marks. Sometimes, candidates get confused between general awareness and general knowledge (G.K). Thus, before picking up the best book for IBPS Clerk general awareness section, candidates must know its difference with G.K. While General Knowledge includes 20 domains like History, Geography, Art. Film etc, General Awareness deals with the knowledge of routine happenings of the news around the world. For example, National affairs, International relations, recent developments in the banking sector etc.

Best Books for IBPS Clerk – General Awareness

  • Lucent’s General Knowledge

  • Manorama Year Book

  • Pratiyogita Darpan

Important Topics to Cover from General/Financial Awareness

  • Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc

  • Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months

  • Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.

  • Banking Terms

  • Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.

2. IBPS Clerk 2020 Best Books For English

The section of English carries 30 marks in the prelims examination while 40 marks in mains exam of IBPS Clerk. Through this, the exam conducting body tests the candidates on their communication and language skills. In order to polish the know-hows of grammatical usage and development of communicating and writing skills, candidates can refer to the following books:

Some of the Best Books to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2020

1. Objective English – Edgar Thorpe

2. Objective General English - R.S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal

3. Word Power Made Easy – Norman Lewis, Penguin Publication

4. High School English Grammar & Composition – Wren & Martin, S. Chand

5. Objective English for Competitive Examinations (5th Edition) – Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha, Mcgraw Hill Education Publication.

6. Essential Grammar In Use (3rd Edition) – Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press New Delhi.

Important topics in General English

  • Vocabulary

  • Grammar

  • Reading Comprehension

Best Books to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2020 - Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

In IBPS Clerk exam, there are 50 questions for 60 marks asked from this section of Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude.

Important Topics to cover in Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

  • Verbal Ability

  • Non-verbal Reasoning

  • Windows operating system basics

  • Internet terms and services

  • Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)

  • History of computers

  • Networking and communication

The below-mentioned books can be read by the candidates to sharpen their reasoning ability and polish their computer knowledge.

Best Books for Reasoning

  • 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

Best Books for Computer Aptitude

  • Computer Knowledge for IBPS – CWE Clerical Cadre - Content Crop Publication

  • Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy 2610 + Objective Question - Kiran Prakashan.

Best Books to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2020 - Quantitative Aptitude

Candidates must be experts in calculations and problem-solving skills. There are 50 questions of one mark each asked from this section. The list of best books for IBPS Clerk 2020 is available below which must be referred by the candidates in order to score well in this section.

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations - R.S. Aggarwal

  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic - Arihant Publications

  • Mathematics Class 11th and 12 th - R.D. Sharma

How to Prepare For IBPS Clerk 2020

Great preparation is the key to become successful in the IBPS Clerk exam. Candidates must work hard and strategize their preparation so that they can easily crack the IBPS Clerk exam. Here are some quick tips by following which, candidates can prepare for the exam easily and be confident about their success.

  1. Know about Syllabus/Pattern of IBPS Clerk

  2. Arrange best books for IBPS Clerk

  3. Make a Schedule to study

  4. Divide chapters that must be completed within a day

  5. Start with the subject you are good at

  6. Solve previous year question papers

  7. Take as much online mock tests as possible

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Questions related to IBPS Clerk

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i want to know about nimset and preparing for 2021

Hrisheekesh Singh 19th Feb, 2020

Hi Bibhas,

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test (NIMCET), is the national level entrance exam conducted every year by one of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) for taking admissions on merit basis to Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme.

This exam works across the NITs located in Agartala, Allahabad, Kurukshetra, Calicut, Raipur, Warangal, Surathkal, Durgapur, Trichy, Jamshedpur, Bhopal and Kurukshetra.

The application form of NIMCET 2020 will be released soon through which the candidates can fill the form and appear in the entrance exam. NIMCET admit card will also be released to be downloaded by candidates. The exam will be conducted in offline mode and the result of the same will be declared on the official website of NIMCET 2020.

Total 809 seats are available and duration of exam is 2 hours.

NOTE:- NIMCET scores are used by many other universities and institutes for admissions to the MCA programmes offered by them.

You may refer to the source article for more information about NIMCET 2020 Exam.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!


What is the graduation percentage needed for taking admission?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 14th Feb, 2020

When it comes to IBPS Clerk, there's no specific aggregate required for graduation. One just needs to have passed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university

Apart from this, it's imperative to have proficiency in official language of the state or union territory for which one has applied.

how do I check my result of ibps clerk IX ? please let me know the website?

Neha Tiwari 1st Jan, 2020


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has Recently Uploaded Pre Exam Result for the Post of Clerk IX Recruitment 2019. Those Candidates Who have Applied for this Recruitment Exam can Download Pre Exam Result from the  website

Hope this helps!!


how to do registration in website for ibps examination

Aditya kumar Student Expert 14th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


Follow the below steps to register for ibps examination :-

1. Registration :-

  • You should first visit the official website of IBPS and then s elect your post column from the left sidebar and enter .Now click on Apply Online link.
  • In the next window, you need to submit your new registration details to generate registration id and password. (It also sent to your registered email ID) .After getting registration id and password login to fill IBPS Online Application form.

2.Filling up Online Application

  • After login, choose the application form which you want to apply. Click on it. Now submit all required details carefully Specially Double Check (Name / DOB / Passing % / Passing Year / Exam Center)

3. Uploading of Scanned Docs

You need to upload Photo and signature scanned copy in the required size .(you must scan both photo and signature in required size and format before applying the form)

Step 4. Online Payment of Fee

After successfully uploading , you need to pay fees ,for paying fees online you can use your debit/credit/net banking.Now fill all necessary details which required paying fees online.

Step 5. Finalize the Application :-

  • After full payment process once again properly check your filled IBPS application form details .If required make changes in it. After properly check now click on submit button.

Step 6. Printing of Finalized Online Application Form

  • After successfully submitting the IBPS application form, you must  take print out of it .Also, save it on your computer as this is the proof of your filled application formKeep this form safe for future use.



Sharon Rose Student Expert 9th Nov, 2019
Hello Arti,
At the time of filling your application for IBPS PO CLERK exam you are not asked to provide caste certificate.You have to enter primary details like your name, email id contact number etc and upload a scanned passport size photo and signature and a written declaration note.
But at the time of counselling you need to carry your caste certificate along with other required. SC/ST/OBC candidates must provide caste certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format by Government of India.This is just enough.
I hope this is helpful to you.

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