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Updated 27 Nov, 2018 |

Best books for govt job exam's preparation?

nishant saxena

blogger | Posted 08 Apr, 2020

R.S Aggarwal

piyush agraval

Blogger | Posted 03 Jan, 2019

Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning

Siddharth Singh

Blogger | Posted 09 Nov, 2018

For Bank ,SSC and many other goverment exams you have to know important booklist which helps you to final selection.

Selection of book depends upon


Quality of content

Practice questions

Explanation of Concept

Language of book

Ram kumar

Technical executive - Intarvo technologies | Posted 03 Oct, 2018

"30 Previous Year Mock Test of SSC CHSL 2016-17 " for SSC CHSL, MTS & Other Exams would be very useful. 

Also, "Quantitative Aptitude: Advance Maths" for SSC & other Govt. examinations.

Jessy Chandra

Fashion enthusiast | Posted 03 Oct, 2018

Reading The Hindu newspaper for the English section of any government would be very helpful. 

Ajay Paswan

Physical Education Trainer | |Updated 25 Sep, 2018

The exams of Government jobs are the toughest to crack. And consequently, they demand the hardest and toughest of all preparations. Obviously, just going to expensive coaching centers won’t get you through these exams, and you have to be one step ahead of everyone else to make a difference. Just for that, there are the best books for each category in each exam which are considered as Bibles of their respective areas. Here are enlisted some of them:

• SSC Exams

Reasoning: Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal. Along with previous year questions, it has sufficient categories and numbers of questions to get you prepared for reasoning in SSC exams.

Current Affairs: The Hindu editorial, and Pratiyogita Darpan Monthly Magazine edited by Pratiyogita Darpan Editorial Board. Current Affairs is a scoring section and these would be sufficient for it.

English Language and Comprehension: General English by S.P Bakshi. It has quite a simple and easy language to teach you the intricacies of English language and Grammar.

Quantitative Aptitude: SSC Mathematics by Rakesh Yadav. It covers all the important topics chapter wise. It’s a lucid book with previous year questions and their solutions.

General Knowledge: SSC General Studies Solved by Ghatna Chakra. It has a well charted-out methodology which covers all subjects and fields wholly.


• Banking Exams

Reasoning: A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal and Analytical Reasoning by M.K. Pandey. These books have illustrated concepts to make it easy for the reader to study and the questions available are enough for all the categories like syllogism, analytical reasoning, direct sense, alphabetical series and orders, etc.

English Language and Comprehension: A mirror of common of errors by A. K. Singh for grammar; Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis for Vocabulary; How to Read Faster and Better by Norman Lewis and Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma for comprehension.

Quantitative Aptitude: Magical Book on Quicker Math by M Tyra for Arithmetic; Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma for data interpretation

General Awareness: Banking Awareness by Arihant; Pratiyogita Darpan Monthly Magazine by Pratiyogita Darpan Editorial Board for Current Affairs; and Objective Computer Awareness by Arihant for computer awareness.


For Preliminary exams:

History: History of Modern India by Bipan Chandra and India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra.

Culture: Facets of Indian Culture by Kalpana Rajaram and R Vidya

Geography: Geography of India by Majid Hussian

Polity: Indian Polity by M Laxmikanth

Economy: Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

Current Affairs: Manorama Yearbook 2015 by Mammen Mathew

Analytical Reasoning: Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal

For Mains:

Essay: India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha

Indian Society: Social Problem in India by Ram Ahuja

Governance: Governance in India by M Laxmikanth

Foreign Policy: India’s Foreign Policy by Muchkund Dubey and Pax Indica by Shashi Tharoor


Special Class Railway Apprentice (SCRA)

Self Study Guide for SCRA (Special Class Railway Apprentices) Examination (English) by Sushil Verma and R K Agarwal
SCRA – Special Class Railway Apprentices : Examination Conducted by UPSC
Special Class Railway Apprentice Exam by Dr.Lal & Jain
Special Class Railway Apprentice : Previous Papers Solved by Ramesh Publishing House

These books can prove to be very helpful for any aspirant of government jobs. All the best!