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RRB NTPC Books: Best Books For RRB NTPC Preparation That Every Aspirant Must Have

RRB NTPC Books 2019: The Railway Recruitment Board, RRB in short, has released the RRB NTPC 2019 notification to fill up more than 35,000 vacancies in the Non-Technical Popular Category (NTPC) of Indian Railways. As per the notification, the RRB NTPC exam will be conducted from June to September 2019. Candidates serious about securing a central government job in the Indian Railways have enough time in hand to prepare for the exam.

However, this doesn’t mean one should delay in starting their RRB NTPC preparation. Lakhs of candidates appear for this exam making it one of the most competitive exams in India. So, the sooner you start your preparation for the exam, the better. You will get enough time in hand at the end to revise the entire syllabus. This, in turn, will ensure a higher score.

To prepare for the exam in a proper manner, candidates need a smart RRB NTPC preparation plan and the best RRB NTPC study material/RRB NTPC books. So, in this article, we will provide you with the list of best RRB NTPC books for your preparation. Read on to find out.


Best RRB NTPC Books 2019

So, before getting into the list of best books for RRB NTPC 2019, let us have a look at the different stages and sections of the exam.

The selection of RRB NTPC involves multiple stages depending upon the post you have applied for.

1st Phase: RRB NTPC 1st Stage CBT

2nd Phase: RRB NTPC 2nd Stage CBT

These two phases are common for all posts.

3rd Phase: Skill Test (Computer-Based Aptitude Test for Station Master and Traffic Assistant; Typing Skill Test for Junior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist and Senior Time Keeper)

4th Phase: Document Verification

5th Phase: Medical Examination

For recruitment in the posts of Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Trains Clerk, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, and Commercial Apprentice, candidates will directly go for Document Verification after the 2nd Stage CBT.

As per the RRB NTPC exam pattern, both first and second stage CBT has the same sections which are as under:

  1. General Awareness
  2. Mathematics
  3. General Intelligence and Reasoning

Hence, the syllabus is the same too. It is just the number of questions in each section that varies. Candidates can refer to the same RRB NTPC books for these sections to prepare for both Prelims and Mains. Let us now look at the best RRB NTPC books for each of the three sections.

Note that having a clear knowledge of the RRB NTPC exam pattern, selection process, and RRB NTPC syllabus is a must for every candidate.

RRB NTPC Books For General Awareness

As the name suggests, this section tests candidates for their knowledge of current affairs of both national and international levels. Even static GK questions are also asked. To score well in this section, candidates must read newspapers, current affair magazines, and General Knowledge books on a regular basis.

The best books for RRB NTPC General Awareness are as under:

  1. Lucent’s General Knowledge
  2. Manorama Yearbook
  3. Arihant General Knowledge 2019

For static GK, refer to RRB NTPC previous year papers to get an idea about the kind of questions asked in the exam.

RRB NTPC Books For Mathematics

The Mathematics section consists of basic Quantitative Aptitude questions of elementary school level. If you have a strong command over high school Mathematics (i.e. Class 9 and class 10 Mathematics), you don’t have to worry much about the section. All you have to do is practice a sufficient number of questions to improve your speed and accuracy.

The best books for RRB NTPC Mathematics are as under:

  1. Quicker Mathematics by M Tyra
  2. Arithmetic for General Competition by Neetu Singh
  3. Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal

RRB NTPC Books For General Intelligence & Reasoning

The General Intelligence & Reasoning section of RRB NTPC exam consists of both Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Basically, it tests your logical and analytical skills. While some topics included under the syllabus of this section are based on common sense, others need an understanding of theories.

The best books for RRB NTPC General Intelligence and Reasoning are as under:

  1. A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal (English) 1st Edition – BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwal
  2. Lucent’s Reasoning
  3. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  4. Logical and Analytical Reasoning (English) 1st Edition – AK Gupta

So, now you are aware of the best study material for RRB NTPC preparation 2019. Pull up your socks and start your preparation. Make the best use of the time that you have in hand. Understand each and every topic thoroughly and practice a sufficient number of questions.

The books listed above are great for both theory and questions. So, use them wisely. Also, take RRB NTPC mock tests on a regular basis to get used to the exam. Note that the RRB NTPC syllabus is almost the same as the syllabus of other government job recruitment exams. So, taking mock tests for any of those exams, like banking mock tests will help in your preparation for RRB NTPC 1st and 2nd stage CBTs.


We hope this detailed article on RRB NTPC books helps you. If you have any query, feel free to ask in the comment section below. We will get back to you at the earliest.


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