Books for IBPS PO

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection had let out the IBPS PO requirement. The candidates eligible for IBPS PO can apply for IBPS PO Exam by checking it in the official notification. Knowing the best books required for the IBPS PO Exam is essential for the candidates who apply for this exam.

IBPS PO examination consists of English language, reasoning, quantitative aptitude, general awareness, computer aptitude. To gain more knowledge about these subjects, refer to the best books. All the candidates who get registered for the IBPS PO exam can get the best books and all the study materials for the prelims and mains examination.

The candidates who have applied for the IBPS PO examination must be well prepared. The exam pattern will be discussed along with the subjects in the exam. Further, for more preparation, the registered students need to refer to the best books which belong to the IBPS PO Exam. Furthermore, they can also solve the essential questions from the readers to score well in the exam. The preliminary examination will be conducted on December 4th and 11th, and the main exam will commence in January 2022. 

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Preliminary exam comprises three entirely objective sections, while the IBPS PO Mains exam has five sections. Among the four of them are objective, and one is descriptive section. Now let’s know more about subject wise books for all the sections separately for the exam syllabus. And all the candidates need to be well clear about the IBPS PO exam pattern before starting the preparation.

Also, You can check IBPS Exam Syllabus 2022

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

SectionsNumber of questionsMaximum marks
English language3030
Quantitative Aptitude3535
Reasoning Ability3535

IBPS PO Exam pattern for mains: 

SectionsNumber of questionsMaximum marksTime duration
English Language456040 minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation454045 minutes
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude356060 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness354035 minutes
Total in Objective Test1552003 hours
English Language (Letter Writing and Essay)22530 minutes
Grand total1572253 hours 30 minutes

IBPS PO Subjects

The IBPS PO Examination is conducted in two phases:

  • Prelims
  • Mains

The syllabus for both sections may overlap and can be prepared combinedly. The topics covered in the IBPS PO Exam are as follows: 

IBPS PO Prelims:

  • English Language: 30 Questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 35 Questions
  • Reasoning Ability: 35 Questions

IBPS PO Mains:

  • English Language: 35 Objective and 2 Descriptive questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 35 objective type questions
  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude: 45 objective type questions
  • General Awareness, Economy and Banking: 40 objective type questions
  • The syllabus for both the examinations is mainly standard for English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.

IBPS PO Books for Preparation 

We have given some of the best books to prepare for the IBPS PO examination. The below mentioned are subject-wise books that the registered candidates can use for the IBPS PO Exam.

IBPS PO 2022 Best Books for the English Language

English questions in IBPS PO Exam will be paragraph Completion, reading comprehension, fill in the blanks etc. All the candidates can refer to the below-mentioned books for their preparation.

Best books for the English languageAuthor
English grammarWren and Martin
Descriptive General EnglishS P BakshiRicha Sharma

Objective English for Competitive Examinations
Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha, Mcgraw Hill Education Publication
Essential Grammar in Use (3rd Edition)Raymond Murphy, 
Cambridge University, New Delhi
Word Power Made EasyNormal Lewis

IBPS PO 2022

 Best Books for Reasoning Ability

The Reasoning ability section includes :

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding-decoding, etc. 

The candidates can make reference to the following books for preparation.

Best books for reasoning abilityAuthor
A Modern approach Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoningBS Sijwali
Analytical reasoningMK Pandey
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-VerbalS Sijwali
Verbal reasoningR S Agarwal
Logical reasoningK Kundan

IBPS PO 2022 Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude

The following books are the best to prepare for quantitative aptitude in preliminary and main exams.

Best books for quantitative aptitude
Smartbook by textbookTestbook/S.Chand
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examination
The Pearson Guide
Rapid Quantitative Aptitude with Shortcuts & Tricks
Disha Publication
Quantitative Aptitude BookWiley’s Publication
Teach Yourself Quantitative AptitudeArun Sharma
Fast Track Objective ArithmeticRajesh Verma
Quantitative AptitudeDisha Experts
Sarvesh Verma
Data Interpretation magical books seriesBSC Publication
Data interpretationArun Sharma

IBPS PO 2022 Best Books for General Awareness

Besides the books given below, candidates must stay updated with current events 3-4 months before the exam.

Best books for general awarenessAuthor
Manohar Pandey BookArihant Publications
Guide to Banking General AwarenessR Gupta
Manorama Yearbook 2020 ( English) Paperback
Philip Mathew
Pratiyogita DarpanMonthly Edition

IBPS PO 2022 Best Books for Computer Aptitude

For the computer aptitude, refer to the below-mentioned books:

Best books for computer aptitudeAuthor
ComputerRani Ahilya
Objective Computer AwarenessSomya Ranjan Behera
Computer knowledgeDisha Publications
Objective Computer knowledgeKiran Publications
Computer awarenessArihant Publications

IBPS PO Interview Preparation Material

All the candidates registered for the exam can refer to the below-given study materials for better and efficient preparation in the IBPS PO Interview.


Banking Chronicle Services Magazine

BSC Publication
Original study materials, test papers which are designed to correct pattern approved syllabus by teachers
Financial Express Newspaper Read Financial Express Newspaper regularly for Banking/Finance related information.

FAQs Regarding IBPS PO Books 2022

Candidates can check frequently asked questions on IBPS PO books below:

Q. Is there any specific book for the interview round?

A. Candidates can refer to “Banking Chronicle Services Magazine” for the interview round. 

Q. How to improve General knowledge?

A. Candidates can read general knowledge books and newspapers.

Q. What is the curriculum of IBPS PO Prelims & Mains?

A. The curriculum for Prelims consists of English language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.

The main exam includes English Language, Data Analysis and Interpretation, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, and General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness.

Q. How to choose the leading books for the IBPS PO exam?

A. Refer to this article to get a list of the best books for preparation, and we’ll be prepared for all the subjects by following exam patterns.

Q. Do the books mentioned above contain sample papers?

A. Not all the books. But some books can contain sample papers.

Q. When will the mains exam be conducted?

A. The mains exam commenced in January 2022; for further more information, visit the official website of IBPS PO


Throughout the year, there are many bank exams conducted by the Institute of Banking personnel selection. We discussed the finest IBPS PO books in this article and many other best books and IBPS PO study material to help candidates succeed in the test.

Practising will help you score higher, in addition to having the most excellent books and study materials.

Test your preparation by taking the free online IBPS PO Mock Test Series.

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