Books & Authors List for Bank Exams – IBPS General Awareness 2018


Books & Authors List for Bank Exams – IBPS, SSC, UPSC and all Competitive Exams. IBPS General Awareness Books & Authors. List of Famous Books & Authors asked in Previous Banking Examinations. Books & Authors Online Mock Test. Here we are also proving the Monthly wise information about Books & Authors Names along with their Awards in Literature (Nobel Prize Winner, Man Booker Prize Winner) etc. Latest & Current Books & Authors List for Bank Exams.

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Books & Authors will cover 2 – 3 marks in General Awareness Section in Banking Exams, IBPS, SBI and SSC.  Here we are providing the list of some Books & Authors which were asked frequently in the previous examinations. We hope it will be helpful for your upcoming Bank exams, Competitive Exams in 2016.

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Books & Authors List for Bank Exams 2018

Book Name Author Name – Award Name
A Horse Walks Into a Bar David Grossman – Man Booker International Prize 2017 
for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition  Bob Dylan – Nobel Prize in Literature 2016
The Sellout Paul Beatty – Man Booker Prize 2016 Winner
The Vegitarian Han Kang (Author), Deborah Smith (Translator) – Man Booker International Prize 2016 Winners
Bengali poet and literary critic Shankha Ghosh was selected for the Jnanpith Award 2016 Shankha Ghosh – Jnanpith Award 2016
The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen – Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2016 Winner
Ananta Jeevanam (Novel) Prof. Kalakaluri Enoch – 2016 Moortidevi Award Winner
“Chitt-Chete”(Autobiography) Padma Sachdev – 2015 Saraswati Samman
A monument to suffering and courage in our time Svetlana Alexievich (Belarus) – Nobel Prize in Literature 2015
Gujarati litterateur Raghuveer Chaudhary was selected for the 51st Jnanpith award 2015 for his contribution to the Indian literature Raghuveer Chaudhary – Jnanpith award 2015
A Brief History of Seven Killings Marlon James (Jamaica) – Man Booker prize 2015 Winner
  • Saraswati Samman 2016 – Mahabaleshwar Sail (Konkani) – “Hawthan” (Novel)
  • Vyas Samman 2016 – Surinder Verma for poetry collection “Kaatna shami ka vriksha padma-pankhuri ki dhar se”
  • Jnanpith Award 2016 – Shankha Ghosh (Baengali)
  • Moortidevi Award 2016 – MP Veerendrakumar (Malayalam – for his work – Hymavathabhoovil)
  • Pulitzer Prize 2017 Winners (Category – Book – Author)
    • Fiction: The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
    • History: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy – Heather Ann Thompson
    • Biography: The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between – Hisham Matar
    • Poetry: Olio – Tyehimba Jess

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Latest & Current Books & Authors List for Bank Exams

List of Latest Books Monthly Wise List of Authors Name
MARU BHARAT SARU BHARAT (My India Noble India) Jain Acharya Ratnasundersuriswarji Maharaj
Go Set a Watchman (it topped the 2015 US bestseller list) Harper Lee
A Kingdom For His Love Amar Chitra Katha (ACK)
Nathuram Godse – The Story of an Assassin Anup Ashok Sardesai
The Z Factor: My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time Subhash Chandra
The White Tiger Aravind Adiga
A well-known author of children’s books Kamala Laxman, passed away in Pune
What Happened to Netaji? Anuj Dhar (former journalist)
Rebooting India: Realizing a Billion Aspirations Nandan Nilekani & Viral Shah
Interlinking of Indian Rivers Radha Kant Bharati
Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India Sam Pitroda (Auto biography)
Smita Patil: A Brief Incandescence Maithili Rao
Ruled or Misruled: Story and Destiny of Bihar Santosh Singh
The Clintons’ War on Women Roger Stone & Robert Morrow
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights Salman Rushdie
To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story  Jairam Ramesh (Forest Minister – Independent Charge)
 30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories  Naina Lal Kidwai
Making India Awesome Chetan Bhagat

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Books & Authors Names for IBPS Genel Knowledge

S.No Book Title Author
1 Das Kapital Karl Marx
2 A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth
3 My Truth Indira Gandhi
4 A bend in the River V.S. Naipal
5 Between the Lines Kuldeep Nayyar
6 Envisioning an Empowered Nation Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
7 Indira Gandhi Returns Khushwant Singh
8 Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
9 My President Years R. Venkataraman
10 Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths PC Parakh

IBPS Famous Books & Authors List

S.No Book Title Author
11 The Accidental Prime Minister: the making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh Sanjaya Baru
12 One Life is Not Enough Natwar Singh
13 The Lives of Others Neel Mukherjee
14 Lowland Jhumpa Lahiri
15 Playing It My Way Sachin Tendulkar and Boria Mazumder
16 The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan (Australian)(Man Booker)
17 Half Girlfriend Chetan Bhagat
18 My Name is Abu Salem Hussain Zaidi
19 Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years Pranab Mukherjee
20 Letters for a Nation Jawaharlal Nehru & Madhav Khosla

List of Books & Authors for Competitive Exams

S.No Book Title Author
21 Born Again on the Mountain Arunima Sinha
22 The Red Sari(Unofficial and Controversial Autobiography of Sonia Gandhi) Javier Moro
23 Flood of Fire Amitav Ghosh
24 Unbreakable (Autobiography of Mary Kom) Mary Kom
25 India at Risk Jaswant Singh
26 My country My Life L.K.Advani
27 Strictly Personal, Manmohan and Gursharan Daman Singh
28 12 Years A Slave Solomon Northup Pirates
29 A House For Mr. Biswas V.S. Naipaul
30 Five Point Someone Chetan Bhagat

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Books & Authors List 2017 – June Month

The Emergency-Indian Democracy’s Darkest Hour – Surya Prakash (Chairman of Prasar Bharati)

Israeli author David Grossman has won the Man Booker International Prize 2017 for his novel `A Horse Walks Into a Bar’

Ex-Uttarakhand CM Pokhriyal authors book on Vajpayee ‘Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji’

Legendary poet and essayist Haraprasad Das was conferred with the covetous Kalinga Literary Award

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness – Arundhati Roy

Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature – Jairam Ramesh

India might become an educationally failed nation – Ganesh Devy

Beren And Luthien – J.R.R. Tolkien

Books & Authors List 2017 – May Month

Confessions of a dying mind: The blind faith of atheism – Kiren Rijiju

President Pranab Mukherjee has received the first copy of two books ‘Mann Ki Baat-A Social Revolution on Radio’ and ‘Marching with a Billion-Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Mid term’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi

Winning like Virat: Think & Succeed like Kohli – Abhirup Bhattacharya

Asha Parekh: The Hit Girl (Asha Parekh’s autobiography) – Khalid Mohamed

Books & Authors List 2017 – April Month

Matoshree – Sumitra Mahajan (Lok Sabha Speaker)

The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi – M Veerappa Moily

Hope in a Challenged Democracy: An Indian Narrative – Ashwani Kumar

Gandhi in Champaran – Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar

Home of the Brave – Nitin A Gokhale & Brig S K Chatterji

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released the book titled ‘Indian Railway- The weaving of a National Tapestry’ jointly authored by Shri Bibek Debroy (Member, NITI Aayog) Shri Sanjay Chadha (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce) & Ms. Vidya Krishnamurthi.

Books & Authors List 2017 – March Month

My Story – An autobiography of Michael Clarke (former international cricketer and captain of Australia)

Rekha: The Untold Story – Yasser Usman

The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 of Baahubali – Anand Neelakanthan

Numbers Do Lie – Akash Chopra (Former Indian cricketer)

Books & Authors List 2017 – February Month

Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl – Ram Kamal Mukherjee (Hema Malini Biography)

Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand – K Vijay Kumar

The Golden House – Salman Rushdie

Akhada: The Authorized Biography of Mahavir Singh Phogat – Saurabh Duggal

Black Water Lilies – Michel Bussi

The Trespasser – Tana French

Goras and Desis: Managing Agencies and the Making of Corporate India – Omkar Goswami

Thamel: Dark Star of Kathmandu – Rabi Thapa

Books & Authors List 2017 – January Month

Source: BSC Academy

Khullam Khulla – Rishi Kapoor’s Autobiography

Jinnah often came to our house – Kiran Doshi (Hindu Prize 2016 Winner)

The People’s President: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam – S M Khan

The Adivasi Will Not Dance – Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

Kalkatta – Kunal Basu

Half of What I Say – Anil Menon

The Island of Lost Girls – Manjula Padmanabhan

Bharatiya Jnanpith Navlekhan Award 2016 – Shraddha (short story: Hawa Mein Phadphadati Chitthi), Ghyansham Kumar Devansh (poem: Akash Mein Deh)

Son of the Thundercloud – Easterine Kire

From Mumbai to Durban: India’s Greatest Tests – S Giridhar and VJ Raghunath

The Untold Vajpayee: Politician and Paradox – Ullekh NP

My Odyssey: Memoirs of the Man Behind the Mangalyaan Mission – K Radhakrishnan with Nilanjan Routh

The Front Page Murders – Puja Changoiwala

Faith, Unity and Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan – Hein G Kiessling

A Full Night’s Thievery: Stories – Mitra Phukan

A Life in Science – CNR Rao

The Sellout – Paul Beatty (Man Booker Prize 2016 Winner)

The Pigeon Tunnel – John Le Carre

Cambridge Company – Farrukh Dhondy

Pakistan: Courting the Abyss – Tilak Devasher

An Unsuitable Boy – Karan Johar with Poonam Saxena

Books & Authors List 2016 – December Month

Source: BSC Academy

When Stone Walls Cry: The Nehrus in Prison – Mushirul Hasan

A City in the Making: Aspects of Calcutta’s Early Growth – Ranabir Ray Choudhury

Choices: Inside the Making of India’s Foreign Policy – Shivshankar Menon

Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of a New Century – Sumit Ganguly

Things to Leave Behind – Namita Gokhale

The Other One Per cent: Indians in America – Sanjoy Chakravorty, Devesh Kapur and Nirvikar Singh

Swing Time – Zadie Smith

Faith, Unity, Discipline: The ISI of Pakistan – Hein G Kiessling

Feroze: The Forgotten Gandhi – Bertil Falk

Deep Singh Blue – Ranbir Singh Sidhu

Rain – Sriram Subramaniam

Kohinoor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond – William Dalrymple, Anita Anand

Living With Tigers – Valmik Thapar

Exile – Taslima Nasree

Books & Authors List 2016 – November Month

An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India – Shashi Tharoor

The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad – Twinkle Khanna

‘Death under the Deodars: The Adventures of Miss Ripley Bean’ – Ruskin Bond

Rajiv Gandhi assassin, hidden truths – Nalini

“Playing it my way”  – Sachin Tendulkar’s Autobiography: Crossword Book of the Year Award

Conflicts of Interest: My Journey through India’s Green Movement – Sunita Narain

Books & Authors List 2016 – October Month

Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India – Akshaya Mukul (shakti bhatt first book prize 2016)

Ashoka in Ancient India – Nayanjot Lahiri

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness – Arundhati Roy

The Sleepwalker’s Dream – Dhrubajyoti Borah

The Adivasis will Not Dance – Hansda Sowendra Shekhar

His Bloody Project – Graeme Macrae Burnet

Selection Day – Arvind Adiga
Chain of Custody – Anita Nair
Tiger: The Life of Tipu Sultan – Kate Brittlebank
The Burning Forest: India’s War in Bastar – Nandini Sundar

The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable – Amitav Ghosh
The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History – Sanjeev Sanyal
Rage of the River: The Untold Story of Kedarnath Disaster – Hridayesh Joshi
The Secret Diary of Kasturba – Neelima Dalmia Adhar
1991: How PV Narasimha Rao Made History – Sanjaya Baru
Not War Not Peace: Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism – George Perkovi & Toby Dalton
Sleepwalking to Surrender: Dealing With Terrorism in Pakistan – Khaled Ahmed
Andal: The Autobiography of a Goddess – Priya Sarukkai Chhabria & Ravi Shankar
Commonwealth – Ann Patchett
The Deed of Words: Two Considerations on Politics of Literature – Pothik Ghosh
Being the Other: The Muslim in India – Saeed Naqvi
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow – Yuval Noah Harari
City of Death – Abheek Baru
The Battlefields of Imphal: The Second World War and North East India – Hemant Singh
Democratic Dynasties; State, Party and Family in Contemporary Politics – Ed Kanchan Chand

Remember Death – Ankush Saikia
Democrats and Dissenters – Ramachandra Guha
India Conquered: Britain’s Raj and the Chaos of Empire – Jon Wilson
The Man Who Wouldn’t Be God – Shashi Warrier
Second-Hand Time – Svetlana Alexievich
Not Out: The Incredible Story of The IPL – Desh Gaurav Sekhri
The Rise and Fall of Nations: Ten Rules of Change in the Post-Crisis World – Ruchir Sharma
Once Upon a Time – Ashok Srinivasan
What is Remembered – Suketu Mehta

Books & Authors List 2016 – August/ September Month

Citizen and Society – Hamid Ansari (Vice President)

Driven: The Virat Kohli Story – Vijay Lokapally

One Indian girl (Genre: Fiction) – Chetan Bhagat

Six Machine (I Don’t Like Cricket … I Love It) – autobiography of Chris Gayle

AB The autobiography – autobiography of AB De villiers (South African cricketer)

The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History – Sanjeev Sanyal (Indian economist)

R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs – Chaitanya Padukone

India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears – Ravi Velloor
Maoism in India and Nepal – Ranjit Bhushan
Old History, New Geography – Jairam Rames

A Book of Light: When A Loved One Has a Different Mind – Jerry Pinto
India’s Long Road: The Search for Prosperity – Vijay Joshi
She Walks, She Leads – Gunjan Jain
Chronicles On Our Troubled Times – Thomas Piketty
The Association of Small Bombs – Karan Mahajan
Bicycle Dreaming – Mridula Koshy
Things That Can and Cannot Be Said – Arundhati Roy and John Cusack
The Games: A Global History of the Olympics – David Goldblatt
Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star – Aseem Chhabra

Books & Authors List 2016 – June/ July Month

Half – Lion: How P.V Narasimha Rao Transformed India – Vinay Sitapati

Love of Indian history (Scholastic Asian Book Award) – Aditi Krishnakumar

A Life in Diplomacy – Maharajakrishna Rasgotra

The Unseen Indira Gandhi – Dr KP Mathur

Ace Against Odds – autobiography of Sania Mirza (Indian professional tennis player)

Who Moved My Interest Rate – Duvvuri Subbarao (former Governor of RBI)

Ringside With Vijender – Rudraneil Sengupta

Courage & Commitment – An Autobiography by Margaret Alva (Veteran Congress leader)

Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography – Bharathi S Pradhan

Blood on my Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounters – Kishlay Bhattacharjee

The Making of India: The Untold Story of British Enterprises – Kartar Lalvani

India vs Pakistan. Why Can’t we just be Friends? – Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqan

The Kiss of Life: How a serhero & my son defeated cancer – Emraan Hashmi coauthored the book with author Bilal Siddiqi

The Drowned Detective – Neil Jordan

Book titled “Who was Shivaji? ” – Govind Pansare

Endurance: My Year in Space & Our Journey to Mars – Scott Kelly

Books & Authors List – March/ April/ May 2016 Month

Source: BSC Academy

  1. Framed as a Terrorist – Mohammad Aamir Khan
  2. Standing Guard: A Year in Opposition – P Chidambaram
  3. The Forgotten Room – Lincoln Child
  4. Cometh the Hour – Jeffery Archer
  5. China: Behind the Miracle – Sumita Dawra
  6. Swimmers among the Stars – Kanishk Tharoor
  7. The Golden Son – Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  8. Alphabet Soup for Lovers – Anita Nair
  9. Incarnations: India in 50 Lives – Sunil Khilnani
  10. Life Mantras – Subrata Roy
  11. And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie
  12. India-Myanmar Relations: Changing Contours – Rajiv Bhatia
  13. Erotext – Sudeep Sen
  14. The Story of the Lost Child – Elena Ferrante
  15. The Invisible Man from Salem – Christoffer Carlsson
  16. Baat Niklegi Toh Phir: The Life and Music of Jagjit Singh – Sathya Saran
  17. Woodsmoke and Leafcups – Madhu Ramnath

Books & Authors List – February 2016 Month

Source: BSC Academy

  1. Ghosts of Kingdoms past – Satyajit Ray
  2. The Sea Lies Ahead – Intizar Husain
  3. The Eighth Ring: An Autobiography – KM Mathew
  4. JFK’s Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA and the Sino-India War – Bruce Riedel
  5. The Noise of Time – Julian Barnes
  6. Offend, Shock or Disturb: Free Speech under the
  7. Indian Constitution – Gautam Bhatia
  8. The Turbulent Years: 1980-1996 – Pranab Mukherjee (Memoir)
  9. Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography – Pramod Kapoor
  10. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  11. In Other Words – Jhumpa Lahiri
  12. Z Factor: My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time – Subhash Chandra
  13. On My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power – Sharad Pawar
  14. Going for Gold – Nanda Menon
  15. A Handbook for My Lover – Rosalyn D’Mello
  16. 1962: The War That Wasn’t – Shiv Kunal
  17. Three Seasons – Latha Anantharaman
  18. Slade House – David Mitchell
  19. Godfathers of Crime: Face to Face with India’s Most Wanted – Sheela Raval
  20. The Window – Fiona Barton
  21. The New Xenophobia – Tabish Khair

Books & Authors List – January 2016 Month

Source: BSC Academy

  1. Sleeping on Jupiter – Anuradha Roy
  2. Maru Bharat Saru Bharat (My India Noble India) – Acharya Ratnasundersuriswarji Maharaj
  3. The Lives of Others – Neel Mukherjee
  4. Family Life – Akhil Sharma
  5. Legal Confidential: Adventures of an Indian Lawyer – Ranjeev C Dubey
  6. For King and another Country – Shrabani Basu
  7. One Point Two Billion – Mahesh Rao
  8. The Private Life of Ms Sharma – Ratika Kapur
  9. Hangwoman – KR Meera (translated by J Devika)
  10. The Book of Gold Leaves – Mirza Waheed
  11. She will build Him a City – Raj Kamal Jha
  12. Odysseus Abroad – Amit Chaudhuri
  13. Flood of Fire – Amitav Ghosh
  14. Seahorse – Janice Pariat
  15. The Patna Manual of Style – Siddharth Chowdhury
  16. When the River Sleeps – Easterine Kire
  17. The Phoenix Moment: Challenges Confronting the Indian Left – Praful Bidwai
  18. Eat Dust: Mining and Greed in Goa – Hartman De Souza
  19. The Marvels – Brian Selznick
  20. Career of Evil – Robert Galbraith
  21. This Unquiet Land: Stories from India’s Fault Lines – Barkha Dutt
  22. The Last Raja of West Pakistan – Priyajit Debsarkar
  23. Red River Blue Hills – Ankush Saikia
  24. Swimmer among the Stars – Kanishk Tharoor
  25. The New Xenobhobia – Tabish Khair
  26. Sikhs: The Untold Agony of 1984 – Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
  27. Kalkatta – Kunal Basu
  28. Ancestral Affairs – Keki Daruwala
  29. The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
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