IBPS Clerk Books | IBPS Clerk Exam Books for 2018


The Insitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is going to conduct the IBPS Clerk 2018 exam in December 2018 to recruit candidates in the clerical cadre for various PSU banks in the country. Every year lakhs of candidates apply for the job and most of them have a lot of questions in their head. One of the common questions that they have is what kind of books they should study when they are preparing for IBPS Clerk. In the following article, we would be talking about some of the best IBPS Clerk books that you should study for each of the subjects.

IBPS Clerk Books – Knowing the Syllabus

Before you discuss the best book for IBPS Clerk, we should first know about the topics of study. IBPS clerk is a two-tiered process with prelims and mains. Questions come from the following subjects:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • English
  • Computer Knowledge
  • General Awareness

Among these five subjects, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English come in both Prelims and mains. On the other hand, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge are only there in the Mains exam. Given below are the topics that are included in each of the subjects.

General Awareness Syllabus

  1. Science And Technology
  2. Economy
  3. Important Awards & Honors
  4. Current National And International Events or Issues etc.

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  1. Ratio & Proportions
  2. Profit, Loss and Discount
  3. Time And Distance
  4. Stocks and Shares
  5. Data Interpretation and Approximate Values
  6. Logarithms etc.


  1. Vocabulary: Homonyms, Antonyms, Synonyms, Word Formation, Spelling
  2. Grammar: Active/ Passive voice, Spotting Errors, Direct and Indirect speech, Phrases and idioms
  3. Reading Comprehension: Passage completion, Rearrangement of topics in a passage, Theme Detection, Deriving Conclusion.

Reasoning ability

  1. Verbal and figure classification
  2. Decision making
  3. Symbols and their relationships
  4. Analytical functions etc.

Computer Knowledge

  1. Introduction of Computer and History
  2. PC and System Software
  3. Windows Operating System and DOS
  4. MS Excel, MS Word etc.

These are only some of the topics that are there in the syllabus, for more information on the IBPS Clerk Syllabus, click on the button below:

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2018

IBPS Clerk Books

Let us take a look some of the best IBPS clerk exam books that you should refer to when you are looking to get good marks in the exam.

Books for IBPS Clerk Prelims

As we have said before, you have the following subjects in IBPS Clerk Prelims

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • English

Let us look at the best book for IBPS clerk for each of the subjects

Books for Reasoning

Title Why You Should Read? Link
How to Crack Test Of Reasoning-  REVISED EDITION It introduces you to the different types of questions asked in Reasoning and also helps you to solve them quickly and accurately Buy Now
Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/SBI Bank PO/Clerk Prelim & Mains (2010-16) Reasoning It contains a good number of questions on each reasoning topic. It is great for practice Buy Now

Books for Quantitative Aptitude

Title Why You Should Read? Link
Shortcuts in Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams It helps you to learn useful shortcuts for solving complicated math problems Buy Now
Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/SBI Bank PO/Clerk Prelim & Main Exam (2010-18) Quantitative Aptitude It has topic-wise questions, both solved and unsolved. This would give you enough practice for the subject Buy Now

Books for English

Apart from the books mentioned below, we would suggest that you read your school grammar book first to brush up on your grammar.

Title Why You Should Read? Link
Kiran’s IBPS Bank Clerk CWE 2017 Common Written Examination 21 Previous Exams Solved Papers 2011-2017 (English) This contains a good number of solved question papers. If you are looking for a good IBPS Clerk Previous Year Question Paper Book, then this is it. Buy Now
Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/SBI Bank PO/Clerk Prelim & Main Exam (2010-18) English This is another great book that you should consider. It has topic wise questions which would help you while you are revising for each section. Buy Now

Books for IBPS Clerk Mains

The following subjects are there in the IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • English
  • Computer
  • General Awareness

For Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English, you can refer to the same books like Prelims. For Computer and General Awareness

Books for General Awareness

Title Why You Should Read? Links
Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/SBI Bank PO/Clerk Prelim & Main Exam (2010-18) Banking/Economy/General Awareness This is like a collection of questions from different topics that are commonly asked in IBPS clerk General Awareness test Buy Now
General/Banking/Financial Awareness with Current Affairs for Bank Exams This gives you study material for different topics that come in the exam Buy Now

IBPS Clerk Books for Computer Awareness

Title Why You Should Read? Links
Computer Awareness Learn Revise Practice (Detailed Synopsis, Practice Question, Previous Years’ Exam Question And 5 Practice Sets.Useful For IBPS, SBI (BANK PO/CLERK & Other Exams(CA-9917) This one book has everything you need to prepare for computer awareness. It has got study materials, practice questions and more. Buy Now

Those were some of the best IBPS Clerk Books that you can study when you are preparing for the exam. Hopefully, this article was of help to you. We also have a collection of IBPS Previous year questions. Click on the link below to know more:

IBPS Clerk Previous Year Question Paper