Best Books For Competitive Exams

Dear Candidates...! Here we have recommended a list of competitive exam books for various entrance exams and government recruitment exams. All books are shortlisted as per the categories such as Quantitative Aptitude, General English, Reasoning, General Knowledge, etc.

Choosing the right books definitely helps to crack government competitive exams. All the books we have listed below are very useful for the following examinations....: UPSC, APSC, SSC, Assam TET, CTET, Banking, IBPS, Assam Secretariat, Railways, PNRD, Assam Police, and State Government recruitment exams.

Quantitative Aptitude:

1. Quantitative Aptitude Fully Solved Book in English for All Competitive Exams - By Dr. R S Aggarwal

2. Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma

3. Quantitative Aptitude Numerical Ability - By Kiran Prakashan


1. A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – by R.S. Aggarwal  (Author)

2. A new approach to Reasoning By B.S. Sijwali & S. Sijwali Arihant

3. Tricky Approach to Competitive Reasoning Verbal & Non Verbal (Fully Solved) - By Kiran Prakashan

4. Shortcuts in Reasoning (Verbal, Non-Verbal, Analytical & Critical) for Competitive Exams 2nd Edition - By Disha Publication

5. Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey

6. Multi-Dimensional Reasoning by Mishra & Kumar Dr. Lal

7. Reasoning Book for Competitive Examinations by Pearson

General English:

1.  Objective General English by S P Bakshi

2. Objective General English by R.S. Aggarwal (Old Edition)

3. Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

4. Descriptive English Paperback – 1 January 2017 by S. P. Bakshi & Richa Sharma (Author)

5. How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma, Meenakshi Upadhyay

General Knowledge:

1. General Knowledge 2020 (Old Edition) by Arihant Publications

2. General Studies - By Disha

3. Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2021

4. General Knowledge by Lucent

5. General Knowledge by Prabhat Prakashan

6. The Malayala Manorama English Yearbook 2020

General Knowledge (Assam):

1. Assam: From Yandabo to Partition by Priyam Goswami

2. Know Your State Assam - by Arihant Expert

3. An Introduction to Assam General Knowledge - by Sailen Baishya

4. Assam Year Book 2023 for Competitive Examinations (English) - by Sakir Alam

History (Indian):

1. A History of Ancient India - By Pearson

2. History of Modern India Latest Edition By Bipin Chandra

3. India's Struggle For Independence by Bipan Chandra

4. Spectrum's - A Brief History Of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir

History (Assam):

1. Asomar Buranji (অসমৰ বুৰঞ্জী) (Assamese) - by Padmanath Gohainborooah (পদ্মনাথ গোহঞিবৰুৱা)

2. Asom Buranji (Assamese) - by ICS Sir Edward Gait

3. A Comprehensive History of Assam - by S. L. Baruah

4. History of Assam by Priyam Goswami

5. History of Assam Hardcover - by Sir Edward Gait

Geography of India:

1. Geography of India by Majid Husain

2. Oxford School Atlas: India's Most Trusted Atlas 36th edition by Oxford

Indian Economy:

1. Indian Economy for Civil Services, Universities and Other Examinations - by Ramesh Singh

2. Indian Economy - By Vivek Singh

3. The Indian Economy by Sanjiv Verma

4. Indian Economy by Uma Kapila

Indian Polity:

1. Indian Polity - For Civil Services and Other State Examinations - by M. Laxmikanth

2. Introduction to the Constitution of India - by D D Basu

Computer Awareness/ Computer Knowledge:

1. Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy 2300+ Objective Question - By Kiran Prakashan

2. Objective Computer Awareness - by Arihant Experts 

3. Objective Computer Awareness - by R. Pillai

Banking Awareness:

1. Banking And Financial Awareness - By Kiran

2. Banking Awareness - Revised 2020 Edition - by N K Gupta

Marketing Aptitude:

1. Marketing Aptitude/Knowledge - By Kiran Prakashan

APSC/ UPSC Question Papers:

Assam TET Guide Books:

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