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So it makes sense to go through 2 National Dailies everyday for 2-3 hours & jot down important news items.

You can go through The Hindu The Times of India The Economic Times (If possible) 2. You should make your mathematics, reasoning & mental ability side strong .For this you can begin with : Quick math for Bank PO Exam by M Tyra Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning by R S Agarwal Simple Aptitude & Mental ability books for Bank PO 3. Prepare one optional very well & General Studies. These two things you must be very strong. As the pattern of Prelims & Mains is not clear at this point. 4. Common books to be read in the initial days which will be important always : Modern India by Bipan Chandra NCERT India Year Book Manorama Year Book NCERT 11th & 12th standard books on History, Geography & Economics General Science book of CBSE or NCERT 9th & 10th standard TMH General Studies Guide (Especially General Knowledge & General Mental Ability area will be helpful.) Our Constitution by Subhash Kashyap Our Parliament by Subhash Kashyap ( Optional ) 5. Listen to All India Radio bulletins from 2 PM to 2.30 PM & 9 PM to 9.30 PM very well. Also listen to NDTV news bulletins & programmes like Big Fight, We The People, BBC World so that your General Knowledge expands. 6. Lucent s General Knowledge will also help in this aspect. 7. Any Guide book on RBI Grade B Exam will also shed light on the situation based question & questions testing your decision making ability. 8. Solve the Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning questions that come out in magazines like General Knowledge Today, Pratiyogita Darpan etc. 9. Read some basic economic book like : Indian Economy : Problems & Prospects by Uma Kapila OR Indian Economy by Dutta, Sundharam ( Tougher & better ) 10. Develop the skill to solve mathematical & reasoning problems faster. It comes with practice. So the sooner you start practicing, the better your chances of clearing CSAT in 2011 will be

Books

Our Constitution - Subhash Kashyap An Introduction to the Constitution Of India - D.D.Basu Constitution of India - P.M.Bakshi India's Struggle for Independence- Bipan Chandra Geography of India - D.R.Khullar Certificate Physical and Human Geography - Goh Cheng Leong Indian Economy- Dutt and Sundaram Indian Economy - Mishra and Puri Human Geography - Majid Hussain NCERT Textbooks

Journals

Yojana Kurukshetra World Focus

Newspapers

The Hindu The Times of India The Economic Times

Magazines

Frontline

Other Books

India Year Book Economic Survey of India Manorama Year Book Oxford India Atlas

Books for Paper 2

Quantitative Aptitude - R S Aggarwal Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations - Abhijit Guha The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude - Nishit K Sinha High School English Grammar and Composition - Wren and Martin Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary - Oxford University Press

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