NIACL AO 2018 exam is to take place on 30 January 2019 and all the candidates must be busy preparing for it. The most important thing during the preparation is that the candidates should have the best books for the preparation of the exam. The market has a number of books and study materials which makes it very difficult for the candidates to choose from. In this article, we are providing the list of the best books for the preparation of NIACL AO 2018.
Phases in NIACL AO Exam 2018
NIACL AO exam has three phases – Prelims, Mains and Interview. The Prelims exam will be of 100 marks whereas the Mains exam will have 200 marks for the objective type and 30 marks for the descriptive English. This will be followed by the Interview. The weightage of online Exam and Interview will be 80:20. Final selection of the candidates is based on total marks obtained in the Main Exam & Interview.
The Prelims exam will test English Language, Reasoning ability and quantitative aptitude whereas the Mains exam will test English, data interpretation & analysis, reasoning ability, computer knowledge, General awareness with special reference to banking and economy. The Descriptive Test will be of 30 marks. The test will be of Letter & Essay writing. The test will be in English and in online mode. 10 marks will be for letter writing and 20 marks will be for essay writing.
Books for Preparation of NIACL AO 2018
After going through the syllabus of NIACL AO, it is clear that the candidates need to prepare all the subjects well for their success in this exam. Now, we shall discuss some good books for each of the subjects one by one.
Books for Quantitative Aptitude
Quantitative Aptitude section comes in both the Prelims exam and the Mains exam. This is going to play a critical role in the success of the candidates as the score in this section in the Mains exam is very important. The following books can be studied for the preparation of this section:
Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Kumar Verma: This book is of a good standard. There are proper concepts and illustrations in this book. Apart from this, the book is known for the exams of difficult level and its questions are at par with the exams.
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma: DI and DS are asked in the exams of NIACL AO. Therefore, the candidates are required to have a command of this topic. For this, they should read this book. This will help them understand all the concepts of the topic and its practice questions are enough for the exam.
Magical book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra: This book is filled with the short tricks useful for every competitive exam. For saving the time in the exam, the students need to know the short tricks that can save the time. This book contains all these tricks. Also, there are plenty of questions for practice.
Books for Reasoning Ability
Reasoning section is asked in both Prelims and Mains exam. So, this section is also important from the examination point of view. The following books can be studied for the preparation of reasoning section:
A New Approach to Reasoning by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali: This book is very important for Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning. This book contains ample examples and questions for practice. There are previous year questions which can be useful in telling the nature of the questions.
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey: This is another standard book which is suitable for analytical reasoning. The book has all the concepts of analytical reasoning which will make the candidates confident of the topic. Also, ample number of questions for practice and examples can be seen in this book.
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal: This is one of the most popular books for reasoning section. This book has a good collection of the previous year questions, a good amount of illustrations and questions for practice. This book is a must to have.
Books for English Language
English section is the most important in getting selected in the NIACL AO exam. In every phase of the selection process, the candidates can find English section. So, the candidates must prepare well to score well in this section. This can be done by having the best books for preparation. The following books are suggested for English:
Objective General English by SP Bakshi: This is the most trusted book for the competitive exam throughout the country. This book has all the concepts of grammar, ample examples and plenty of questions for practice. The candidates will find questions from the previous year also which will enable them to know the nature of the questions asked in the exam.
Descriptive General English by SP Bakshi and Richa Sharma: This is another one of the best books for English section. This book is specifically important for the descriptive section. The candidates should study this book to pass the hurdle of the descriptive section.
Word Power Made Easy by Normal Lewis: English section becomes a scoring one if the candidates can master the art of vocabulary. There are questions from vocabulary. So, it is important to make the vocabulary part stronger. This book is best for the vocabulary part. There are many words with their antonyms and synonyms. Also, other areas of vocabulary can be found in this book which is very useful from the exam point of view.
Books for General Awareness with Special Awareness on Banking / Economy
This section is important not only in the exam but also in the interview. The section contains general knowledge, current affairs and banking awareness. The books for the preparation of this section are:
Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications: This book is a must read for the banking awareness section. The candidates will find all the material in this book that can be asked in the exam. Also, there are questions for practice and reference questions of the previous year exams.
Static General Knowledge by Arihant Publications: In the GK section, questions are asked from many topics. To tackle this topic well, the candidates need to have a book that contains all the topics. The mentioned book Static General Knowledge is one such.
Current Affairs: This section can be prepared by reading the monthly magazines like Banking Services Chronicle (BSC Publications), Newspapers etc.
The NIACL AO 2018 exam can be cracked if the candidates choose the right kind of books and study material and start their preparation with a good strategy. The books mentioned in this article are suggested by the exam toppers. So, the candidates should study with the help of these books to get success in the NIACL AO exam 2018.