Now that there is common entrance exam for recruitment to 19 public sector banks bank PO exam books mentioned on this page are adequate for recruitment to all PSU bank exams.
Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal
Quantitative Aptitude is considered the best and a must read book for all banking and other competitive exams in India. Quantitative Aptitude is divided into two parts: Arithmetic Ability and Data Interpretation. What makes Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal such a popular book for Bank PO exams is its comprehensive nature. It covers all aspects and questions that can possibly be asked in the Bank PO exam.
Just take a look at some of the topics covered under Arithmetic Ability: Numbers, HCF and LCM, Area, Volume, Speed, Distance, Problems on Trains, Simple and Compound Interest, Decimal Fractions, Profit and Loss, Clocks, Stocks and Shares, Permutations and Combinations etc. The book is truly comprehensive in scope.
The approach adopted in Quantitative Aptitude is student friendly. The method to solve all types of problems is explained beforehand with the help of a few examples. This is followed by numerous test questions where you can practice till you feel confident in that topic. Under the practice questions questions asked in previous years competitive exams like Hotel Management, M.A.T, SSC etc are also listed.
The solution to each and every practice questions is also provided so you can understand the steps involved in solving that problem. All this makes Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal an indispensable book for Bank Po exams.
Bank PO Solved Papers by Kiran Prakashan
Now that IBPS has started conducting a common entrance test for almost all PSU bank recruitment, Kiran Prakashan has come out with a timely book containing 40 solved papers of previous banking exams conducted by the participating banks. Bank PO solved papers also contains Model Practice Sets on General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry; Computer Knowledge, Descriptive Paper and Current Affairs. Besides theres are 10 sets for objective current affairs, 5 sets of descriptive paper. In all there are 40 model sets in Bank PO solved papers.
Perhaps the most notable part about Bank PO solved papers is the detailed explanation provided for each and every question listed in the book. This Bank PO book will provide much needed practice for the common bank PO and other entrance exams you will appear for. A must have for any candidate appearing for competitive examinations.
English Grammar by Wren and Martin
One of the areas where non-English speaking candidates suffer in competitive exams like Bank PO is English grammar including comprehension. To solve this problem and score easy marks in this important section of Bank PO exam you should go through the popularHigh School English Grammar by Wren and Martin, which is a cult book for learning English grammar and recommended by thousands of schools world wide. The first edition of this book was published in 1935, since then the book has undergone numerous updates and revisions.
What is noteworthy is that English Grammar has been given an Indian orientation keeping in mind the nuances of Indian English by NDV Prasada Rao with numerous illustrations that will help the reader to gain the right perspective regarding usage of grammatical terms. Since Bank PO exams contain numerous questions on comprehension and grammar including tense, verbs, antonyms, sentences etc. High School English Grammar will be a most useful book in this regard.
General Awareness and Current Affairs Digest
TMH Publications has many popular educational books to its credit. One of which is General Awareness and Current Affairs Digest for competitive exams like Bank PO, CET, SSC and so on. It covers all the topics related to general awareness including Geography, History, Science, Polity, Economy, Sports and Culture.
The best part about this books is extremely small size which makes it a very useful handbook for Bank PO GK syllabus. Take it along wherever you go and read in just a single sitting. A very valuable book for Banking and other competitive exams.
The current events part covers all the significant issues, news, and personalities that were in focus in 2011. All the latest developments in science and technology are also covered in the book. This makes General Awareness Digest an important book for Bank PO exam where questions on current issues and GK are regularly asked.
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
Verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions are asked in almost every competitive exam including Bank PO, UPSC, MBA, SSC etc. No wonder you must master such questions to be successful in the entrance exam of your choice. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal is an excellent book for this purpose. The book covers all types of verbal and non-verbal questions including completion, mathematical operations, verification of truth of the statement, arithmetic reasoning, cause and effect reasoning, deriving conclusion from passages, analytical reasoning and much more.
What’s more, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning contains tips and hints to help you solve different types of questions. There are practice tests and model papers included in the book so you gain adequate practice before entering the examination hall.
These books for Bank PO exam are more than adequate to crack the banking common entrance test. If you know more books for bank PO that can help readers please share them in the comments below.