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IBPS Clerk Books for Recruitment Test:

IBPS aka Institute of Banking Personnel Selection examination is one of the important exams for candidates pursuing to work in public sector banks. With the notification out for IBPS 2018, the candidates must have bucked up for their round of preparations. The online registration begins from September 2018, the preliminary examination due in December and the main examinations are scheduled in January 2019. With not much time left in hand, the actual syllabus of IBPS examination needs to be known so that the reference books can be easily referred to. Let us look at some IBPS Clerk Books relevant for the study of IBPS Clerk Examination.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2018

Since the examination format is divided into two parts, let us first take look at the Preliminary examination syllabus-

  • The major three sections of the preliminary examination
  • Reasoning
  • English Language
  • Numerical Ability

Each of the above-mentioned sections has multiple sub-headings to be focused upon when preparing for IBPS Clerk CWE 2018

The syllabus for Reasoning, Numerical Ability, and English Language is same for mains and preliminary exam.

In addition to these two, the other subjects are General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. The General Awareness is based on the Banking Sector awareness.

Below is the detailed study of IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains)

Find the entire syllabus here.

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus for English





Word Formation



Spotting Errors

Phrases and idioms

Direct and Indirect speech

Active/ Passive voice

Reading Comprehension

Theme Detection

Passage completion

Topic rearrangement of passage

Deriving Conclusion.

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

Ratio and proportion


Time and work

Speed, Distance and time

Mixture and allegation

Stocks and shares




Volume and Surface Area

Height and Distances


Permutation and combinations

Simple and compound interest




Profit, Loss and Discount


Elements of Algebra

Data Interpretation

Pie charts


Bar & Graphs

Line charts

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus for Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning



Word formation

Statement and conclusions


Statement and assumptions

Statement and arguments

Coding Decoding

Blood Relations

Passage and conclusions

Alphabet test

Series Test

Number, Ranking and time sequence

Direction Sense Test

Decision-making test

Figure series

Input/output, Assertion and reasoning

Sitting Arrangement

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Series test

Odd figure Out


Miscellaneous Test etc.

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus for General Awareness

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

Overview of Indian Financial System

History of Indian banking system.

Recent credit and monetary policies

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

Abbreviations and Economic terminologies

Banking Terms

Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.

Find all the topics here.

IBPS Clerk Books for Examination

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude Test by N.K. Singh
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R.S. Agarwal
  • Kiran’s textbook of Quickest Mathematics


  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
  • Bank Clerk Preliminary Examination by Arihant
  • Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe


  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • Objective English by Edgar Thorpe
  • Objective General English by R.S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal
  • Essential Grammar In Use (3rd Edition) by Raymond Murphy
  • Objective English for Competitive Examinations (5th Edition) by Hari Mohan
    Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha
  • Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi

General Awareness

  • The Pearson General Knowledge Manual by Edgar Thorpe
  • Banking Awareness by Javed Siddiqui
  • Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge (4th Edition)
  • Manorama Year Book 2017
  • India 2015 by Ministry of Information


  • Computer Awareness by Arihant

 Online Study Materials Include

There are a lot of study materials available online for IBPS clerk exam preparation in the form of e-books, mock tests and videos. Listed below are a few for IBPS clerk 2017 exam preparation recommended by successful candidates from last year’s IBPS exam.

Download Free E-books for IBPS Clerk Exam Preparation

Besides one can also refer to

  • Bank Clerk English by Kiran Prakashan
  • Quantitative Aptitude Made Easy by Ramandeep Singh
  • Computer Knowledge by R. Pillai
  • Banking Awareness: The Complete Book for IBPS Bank PO and CLERK Examination by Arihant Publishers

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