Best Books for Mathematics/ Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude Section of Competitive/ Govt Exams
In this article, we are going to share the list of best books available for the Mathematics/ Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude Section of various Competitive & Government Exams like Banking (IBPS, SBI, RBI, NABARD) PO/Clerk/SO/RRB Exams, SSC Exams, Insurance Exams, Railway Board Exams, CSAT, State Government Competitive Exams, MBA Entrance Exams (CAT, SNAP, MAT, XAT), etc.
If practiced well, ‘Mathematics’ or ‘Numerical Ability’ or ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ is considered to be one of the scoring sections of various Competitive Government Exams like Banking (IBPS, SBI, RBI, NABARD) PO and Clerk Exams, SSC Exams, Insurance Exams, Railway Board Exams, CSAT, State Government Competitive Exams, MBA Entrance Exams (CAT, SNAP, MAT, XAT), etc. Understanding of Basic Concepts and Formulas of topics is required to score high marks in Mathematic/ Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude Section any competitive exam. The topics covered under Quantitative Aptitude Section are basically originated from five categories, i.e., Numbers, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry & Mensuration and Modern Maths. Let’s have a look at the topics covered under ‘Mathematics’ or ‘Numerical Ability’ or ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ Section of various Competitive Exams:
Mathematics/ Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude Section Topics | |
Categories | Topics |
Numbers | Number System |
Sequence & Series | |
LCM & HCF | |
Decimal & Fraction | |
Simplification | |
Arithmetic | Averages |
Ratio & Proportion | |
Percentage | |
Profit & Loss | |
Simple Interest & Compound Interest | |
Time, Speed & Distance | |
Time & Work | |
Algebra | Quadratic Equations |
Inequalities | |
Logarithm | |
Geometry & Mensuration | Geometry |
Mensuration | |
Modern Maths | Permutation & Combination |
Probability |
So for the ease of candidates we have compiled the list of Best Books recommended by the Subject Experts for the ‘Mathematics’ or ‘Numerical Ability’ or ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ Section Preparation:
Book Name | Author/Publisher (Edition) | About the Book |
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic | Rajesh Verma/ Arihant Publications; Fourth edition (2018) | This book will help in mastering the Basic Concepts of mathematics through Shortcut Methods and Excercises covering the syllabus of almost all competitive examinations like, RBI, SBI, IBPS PO, SSC, LIC, CDS, UPSC, Management and all other Entrance Recruitment and Aptitude Test |
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations | RS Aggarwal/ S Chand Publishing; Revised edition (21 February 2017) | This book contains questions with solutions focusing on Exams like IBPS-CWE Bank PO/Clerical/Specialist Officers, RRB Officers; SBI-PO/Clerical; NABARD &IDBI Bank Executive Offices; SSC-CGL (Tier I and II); SSC-CHSL (10+2); SSC-FCI Grade III; SSC-CPO/SI/ASI, Income Tax etc; LIC/GIC/ UIICO AAOs, etc; UPSC-CSAT, SCRA etc; and other State Services Exams; Railways Grade ‘D’ & other Technical & Non-Technical Exam; MAT; CMAT; CET (MBA); SNAP; BBA; BBM & other B School Admission Tests; NTSE; CLAT; Hotel Management etc. |
Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations | Abhijit Guha/ McGraw Hill Education; Sixth edition (25 November 2016) | This book is specially designed for quantitative or numerical ability section of various competitive examinations. It contains questions at varying levels of difficulty within every topic. Also, questions are based on the latest syllabus of the various competitive exams. |
Objective Arithmetic (SSC and Railway Exam Special) | S Chand Publishing; 2 Colour edition (2018) | This book is specially designed for all the exams conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). |
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/ SBI Bank PO/ Clerk Prelim & Main Exam (2010-19) 3rd Edition | Disha Publication; Third edition (31 March 2019) | This book cover topic-wise Bank PO/ Clerk Prelim & Mains solved papers of Quantitative Aptitude Section of Bank Exams – IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk and Specialist Officer from 2010 to 2018 (38 Papers). The solution of each and every question is provided in detail (step-by-step) so as to provide 100% concept clarity to the students. |
Bank PO Quantitative Aptitude Chapterwise Solved Papers 1999 Till Date 7500+ Objective Question – 2297 | Kiran Prakashan (14 August 2018) | This book contains Bank PO Quantitative Aptitude Chapterwise Solved Papers from 1999 Till Date with around 7500+ Objective Questions in English. It covers questions from various competitive examinations like CDS, SSC-CGL, IBPS-CWE Bank PO, RBI Grade B, etc. |
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT 2019 | Sarvesh K Verma/ Arihant Publications; Tenth edition (10 June 2019) | Quantum CAT is considered to be one of the Best Books for preparing Quantitative Aptitude Section of CAT Exam. This book contains more than 300 concepts and over 4000 fully solved problems which helps the CAT aspirants in preparing for Quantitative Aptitude Section of CAT Exam. It also includes XAT Solved Paper- 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 CAT Solved Paper 2017 IIFT Solved Paper 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 SNAP Solved Paper 2011, CAT Solved Papers (2003-2008) |
Best Books for English Language/ Verbal Ability Section of Competitive/ Govt Exams
For good preparation, the candidates need to take support of the best books for each section. There are many books available in the market claiming to be the best, but it is advisable not to fall prey to the claims and decide to buy a book on the basis of its merits. It is important to keep a check on the contents of the books before buying and tally it with the relevant syllabus of the competitive exam. The candidates should also analyze the originality of the books while buying as well, by double checking the holograms and publishing agencies well. There are books which are made to make life easier for the candidates and these books contain Mock Tests, Previous Year Questions and many more to help candidates prepare a blueprint of their examination preparation strategy.