Top 6 Indian Newspapers for IBPS & Bank Exam Preparation

Hello and welcome to exampundit. One of the most common questions from aspirants is Which Newspaper is the best? What are newspapers I should read for IBPS, SBI, SSC or any other competitive examination? Well, its extremely confusing for one since there are hundreds of newspapers in India and across the world. Today we will be recommending the top 6 newspaper to read for IBPS, SBI or SSC Preparation from India.
Indian Newspapers for IBPS & Bank Exam Preparation

The reason why only Indian newspapers are featured in this article is because the foreign ones are mostly premium and the amount of India or Indian Economy related articles are less in numbers as well as biased sometimes.

So, lets get started!

The Hans India

The only reason why The Hans India is ranked 1 in our list of best Newspapers for Editorials is because of is vocabulary. The editorials are always enriched with words which will improve your vocabulary over the time.

The Hans India is an English-language daily newspaper being published from Hyderabad, Telangana. It has presence in the Indian States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. You can get the editorials from their official website

Circulations Available: Telangana & Andhra Pradesh

Online Presence: Yes –


The Hindu

When it comes to news & editorials, The Hindu is perhaps the most popular among all the aspirants of Bank, SSC, UPSC Exams. One of the main reason why you should ready The Hindu is because of its up to date news, neat editorials. The Hindu will definitely fulfill your thurst for vocabulary & awareness.

The Hindu was published weekly when it was launched in 1878, and started publishing daily in 1889. It is the second most circulated English-language newspaper in India, after The Times of India with average qualifying sales of 1.45 million copies as of Jan−Jun 2016.

Circulations Available: Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayawada, Kolkata, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Noida, Visakhapatnam, Kochi, Mangaluru, Tiruchirappalli, Hubballi, Mohali, Allahabad, and Malappuram.

Online Presence: Yes –


Business Standard

Business Standard is one of the best newspapers when it comes to banking news. The editorials of this newspaper are perfect for an IBPS Aspirant. The newspaper has its omline presence, however, the editorial section is totally premium. Which means you need to subscribe & pay in order to access them. But its worth the money.

Business Standard is an English-language daily newspaper published by Business Standard Ltd (BSL) in two languages, English and Hindi. Founded in 1975, the newspaper primarily covers India and international business, and financial news and issues.

Circulations Available: New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Pune, Lucknow, Raipur, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal and Kochi.

Online Presence: Yes –


The Economic Times

The 2nd Most Popular business news paper after Wall Street Journal, its main content is based on the Indian economy, international finance, share prices, prices of commodities as well as other matters related to finance. The editorials are vocabulary enriched. The website consists, news which are well organised like Banking, Finance, Market etc. categories. The website also features Editorials, Opinions & Commentary. Commentaries are usually penned by famous relevant persons.

The Economic Times is an English-language daily newspaper published by the Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.. First published in 1961, it is the world’s second-most widely read English-language business newspaper, after the Wall Street Journal.

Circulations Available: Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Chandigarh, and Pune.

Online Presence: Yes –

The Telegraph

This is one of the most popular English daily in West Bengal. There are several reasons why The Telegraph is in the list, one is the way editorials are penned. However, the newspaper is not available in other parts of India except the eastern region but you can easily visit their website and get everything.

The Telegraph is an English daily newspaper founded and continuously published in Kolkata since 7 July 1982. The newspaper is the fifth most-widely read English newspaper in India as per Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2014.

Circulations Available: West Bengal, North East, Jharkhand, Patna & Bhubaneswar

Online Presence: Yes –


The Statesman

The oldest & most respected English daily in West Bengal. The Stateman carries a legacy throughout the state. One of the best thing about The Statesman is their editorials are unbiased in terms of polity. Those who cannot get the print copy can easily access the website read through the editorials for free.

The Statesman is an English-language broadsheet daily newspaper founded in 1875.

Circulations Available: Kolkata, New Delhi, Siliguri and Bhubaneswar

Online Presence: Yes –

While you prepare for Bank, SSC & other competitive exams, you have to read newspaper on a regular basis. However, a lot of aspirants tend to be quite confused when it comes to the newspaper reading.
So, for you help, we have given an article on How to Read Newspaper for Competitive Exams.
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