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As the State Bank of India is about to release its latest SBI PO Notification 2020 soon, it is crucial that all the interested candidates should start their preparation as soon as possible. Hence, we are here to bring you the best SBI PO Preparation Books for the 2020 exam in this article. The books are recommended by the experts and will help you enhance your preparation and increase your chances of selection. SBI PO (Probationary Officer) is one of the most sought after banking exams in India. To clear an exam so competitive, applicants must prepare using the best resources in order to have an efficient SBI PO 2019 exam preparation.

  • All the interested candidates should go through the SBI PO Exam Pattern to develop a deeper understanding of the exam
  • To help you with your exam preparation for SBI PO, we have prepared a list of best section-wise SBI PO preparation books you must refer for optimum results
  • Go through our SBI PO Preparation Tips to know best tips, tricks & Practices to get an edge in the exam hall
  • Going through the SBI PO Syllabus properly in detail and preparing accordingly will help you increase your chances of achieving your dream

SBI PO Preparation Books 2020

If you are looking to prepare for one of the most competitive banking exams in the nation, you must only pick the best books for SBI PO 2019 exam preparation. Apart from knowing the right syllabus and pattern, referring the right books for SBI PO Preparation is a key to successful SBI PO Preparation. SBI conducts PO examination in two stages; Preliminary and Mains along with a Personal Interview. Candidates who will clear the Prelims exam will be eligible to write Mains examination followed by a personal Interview. Now let's breakdown the various stages of SBI PO and look at the best books for SBI PO Preparation.

SBI PO Best Books for Preparation 2020 (Subject-wise)

Below, we have mentioned subject-wise Top SBI PO Books from various publishers; Moreover, along with these books, it is important that you solve the SBI PO Previous Year Question Papers also. Get the SBI PO Exam Preparation Books Free Download PDFs below in the article.

SBI PO Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, and Analysis

  • Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Kumar Verma
  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Aggarwal

SBI PO Best Books for Reasoning Ability

  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey (For the chapters required for analytical reasoning)
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

SBI PO Best Books for Computer Awareness

  • Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams by Arihant Publications

SBI PO Best Books for the English

  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • Descriptive General English by SP Bakshi and Richa Sharma
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • The Hindu or The Economic Times (Newspaper)

SBI PO Best Books for General Awareness and Banking Awareness

  • Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications
  • Economic Survey by Government of India Ministry of Finance
  • Static General Knowledge by Arihant Publications
  • Current Affairs can be prepared from the monthly magazines such as Banking Services Chronicle (BSC Publications), Newspapers, etc

SBI PO Best Books for Preparation & Exam Pattern(prelims)

In the table below, we have mentioned the Best SBI PO Preparation Books for all sections of the SBI PO Preliminary exam 2019;

Section-wise SBI PO Preparation Books Number of of Questions Marks Duration
SBI PO Best Books for English Language 30 30 20 minutes
SBI PO Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude/Maths 35 35 20 minutes
SBI PO Best Books for Reasoning/Logical Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
TOTAL 100 100 1 Hour 

SBI PO Best Books for Preparation & Exam Pattern(Mains)

In the table below, we have mentioned the Best SBI PO Preparation Books for all sections of the SBI PO Mains exam 2019;

Section-wise SBI PO Preparation Books Number of Questions Marks Duration
SBI PO Mains Best Books for Reasoning & SBI PO Computer Awareness Books 45 60 60 Min
SBI PO Data Analysis & Interpretation Best Books 35 60 45 Min
SBI PO Best Books for General Awareness about Economy/Banking 40 40 35 Min
SBI PO Best Books for English 35 40 40 Min
TOTAL 155 200 3 Hours

Practice Books for SBI PO 2019

Apart from the books mentioned above, there are few other books one should also refer to get the optimum result in SBI PO Examination 2019. In the table below, we have mentioned Top Books for SBI PO Exam 2018;

Name of Book Author/ Publisher
Practice Book By Disha Experts Disha Experts 3rd Edition

Target SBI Bank PO Preliminary & Main Exam

Disha Experts 7th Edition

Previous Year Papers & Practice Papers

SBI Probationary Officers’ Exam

V.V.K. Subburaj (Author)

Bank PO Previous Year Solved Paper

 Dhankar Experts Group

New Pattern English Language for SBI PO Exam

 By Disha Experts
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R.S Aggarwal/ S.Chand Publisher
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Varma/ Arihant Publishers
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How to Prepare for IBPS RRB Prelims 2018

How to Prepare for IBPS RRB Prelims 2018

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has recently released an official notice regarding the recruitment of Office Assistant and Officers in Scale I, II, and III. The exam will be held on 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th August, and 1st September 2018. As there are only two months left before the exam, we hope that you have started preparing with full determination. If you haven’t done so, we suggest you start now. The exam pattern for both the posts is the same. The only difference is the difficulty level of the exam – more difficult for Officer Scale I compared to Office Assistant. Scroll down to read how to prepare for IBPS RRB Prelims.

How to Prepare for IBPS RRB Prelims 2018

Good news, guys! The Preliminary exam for IBPS RRB consists of two sections only – Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability. You will get total of 45 minutes to complete both the sections. So, you need to assign around 20 minutes each for each section. Negative marking of 0.25 marks applies for each incorrect attempt. And therefore, you should attempt only those questions which you are 100% sure of. Also, keep in mind that this exam is of qualifying nature only. So, don’t stress your mind trying to score excessively high. You only need to clear the cutoff score.

#1stWeek Preparation Strategy

  • Clear your concepts on the following topics from Numerical – Ratio & Proportion, Percentages & Averages, and from Reasoning – Linear and Circular Seating Arrangement, and Puzzles.
  • Devote three hours to each section on a daily basis.
  • Give topic tests and quizzes on the same.

#2ndWeek Preparation Strategy

  • Work on the following topics – Number System and Simplification/Approximation from Numerical, and Coding Decoding and Blood Relations from Reasoning.
  • practice previous year questions on the same.

#3rdWeek Preparation Strategy

  • Devote your time on the following – Interest, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Time & Distance from Numerical and Syllogism and Coded Inequalities from Reasoning.
  • Practice as many problems as you can during this time.

#4thWeek Preparation Strategy

  • Give your time to the following – Data Interpretation, Permutation/Combination, and Probability from Numerical, and Data Sufficiency, Ordering & Ranking, Direction Sense, Input-Output from Reasoning.
  • Attempt Mock Tests and evaluate your skills.

#5thWeek Preparation Strategy

  • Dedicate your time to the remaining miscellaneous topics like – Mixtures & Alligations from Numerical and Alphanumeric Series and Non-verbal Reasoning from Reasoning.
  • Start attempting Full-Length Mock Tests on a daily basis.
  • Work on your weak areas after evaluating your performance.
  • Practice more of those questions which you could not solve.

#6thWeek Preparation Strategy

  • Take one Full-Length Mock Test daily and analyse your performance.
  • Practice previous year papers and sample papers.
  • Dedicate time to your weak areas.
  • Give Speed Tests to improve time-management skills and speed.

#7thWeek Preparation Strategy

  • Continue taking Mock Tests and Speed Tests to improve your score gradually.
  • Go through your notes and revise.

#8thWeek Preparation Strategy

  • Revise important rules and formulae.
  • Attempt Online Tests and Speed Tests till the last day.
  • Have proper food and rest.
  • Peform recreational activities during breaks to keep your mind refreshed.
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