SBI PO Books: The State Bank of India (SBI) conducts various examinations for different vacancies with branches all over India. Every year there are more than 2000 posts notified in the categories of Probationary Officers and Clerical level posts. A large number of aspirants are expected to apply for the SBI PO 2019 exam. It is one of the most desired competitive exams in India because it offers a prestigious career option for candidates looking for banking and government sector jobs.
Candidates planning to appear in the upcoming SBI PO 2019 exam will need all the help they can get to ramp up their SBI PO preparation. In this article, we will provide you with the best SBI PO books.
Note: The last date to apply online for SBI PO 2019 exam is 22nd April 2019. Register here today!
SBI PO Books 2019
The SBI PO 2019 notification was released on 1st April 2019, announcing 2000 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer. Additionally, 133 posts are available for LD, VI, HI, D & E category candidates, according to the official notification released on sbi.co.in.
Before we look at the best SBI PO books, let’s quickly take a look at the important dates for SBI PO 2019.
SBI PO Books – Important Dates
The tentative schedule of events for SBI PO 2019 as released on sbi.co.in:
|SBI PO 2019|
|SBI PO 2019 Online Registration (including Editing/ Modification of Application)||2nd – 22nd April 2019|
|Payment of Application Fee/ Intimation Charges||2nd – 22nd April 2019|
|Download of Call Letter for Online Preliminary Examination||3rd week of May 2019 onwards|
|SBI PO 2019 Preliminary Exam Date||8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019|
|SBI PO 2019 Preliminary Exam Result||1st week of July 2019|
|Download of Call Letter for Online Main Examination||2nd week of July 2019|
|SBI PO 2019 Main Exam Date||20th July 2019|
|SBI PO 2019 Main Exam Result||3rd week of August 2019|
|Download of Call Letter for Group Exercises & Interview||4th week of August 2019|
|SBI PO 2019 Group Exercises & Interview Date||September 2019|
|SBI PO 2019 Final Result||2nd week of October 2019|
SBI PO Books
In order to make the most of your SBI PO preparation, you need the best and the most relevant SBI PO books. Here, we are providing you with the best SBI PO books for each section of the SBI PO syllabus.
SBI PO Books for Quantitative Aptitude
- i) Advanced Maths for General Competitions.
- ii) Data Interpretation Magical Book Series.
- iii) Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma.
SBI PO Books for Reasoning Ability
- i) Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey.
- ii) A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S.Agarwal.
SBI PO Books for English Language
- i) Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis.
SBI PO Books for General Awareness
- i) Banking Awareness by Arihant.
- ii) Banking Awareness by RPH Editorial Board Ramesh Publishing House.
- iii) Banking Awareness for SBI/IBPS Bank Clerk/PO/SO/RRB & RBI exams by Disha Publications.
SBI PO Books for Computer Awareness
- i) by Rani Ahilya Lucent.
- ii) by Arihant.
- iii) by R Pillai Arihant.
SBI PO Books – Exam Pattern
SBI PO exam follows a three-tier selection process. Candidates are required to get through each of the stages to reach on to the next level. The stages involved in the selection of aspirants are as under:
1st Stage: SBI PO Preliminary Exam
2nd Stage: SBI PO Main Exam
3rd Stage: Group Exercises and Interview
1. SBI PO Preliminary Exam
The SBI PO Preliminary exam is an objective type test and is conducted for a one-hour duration. The exam has 3 sections having a total of 100 questions with a maximum score of 100 marks. For each wrong answer, there is a negative marking of 0.25. In order to qualify for the SBI PO Mains, it is required of the aspirants to clear the sectional as well as the overall cut off marks for Prelims.
The SBI PO exam pattern for Prelims is as under:
|SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern|
|Sections||Total number of questions/Maximum marks||Time Duration|
|English Language||30/30||1 hour where the three sections are separately timed – 20 minutes allotted for each section|
2. SBI PO Main Exam
SBI PO Mains has two sections- Objective and Descriptive. Objective section is of 200 marks and Descriptive section carries 50 marks. Both of these tests are taken online. A descriptive test will take place right after the completion of the objective test on the same day.
The SBI PO Mains objective test is of 3 hours duration and consist of 4 sections carrying a total of 200 marks. The objective test has separate timings for every section.
The SBI PO Main exam pattern is as under:
|SBI PO Mains (Objective): Exam Pattern|
|Sections||Total number of questions/Maximum marks||Total time duration|
|Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||45/60||60 minutes or 1 hour|
|Data Analysis and Interpretation||35/60||45 minutes|
|Banking/General/Economy Awareness||40/40||35 minutes|
|English Language||35/40||40 minutes|
SBI PO descriptive test carries 50 marks with a time duration of 30 minutes. This section tests your English writing skills as it contains two sections: Letter Writing and Essay.
3. Group Exercises and Interview
Selection for the Group Exercises and Interview will be based on a category-wise merit list. Th category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise and Interview from the top of the category wise merit list subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score.
20 marks will be given for Group Exercises and 30 marks for the Interview. Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises and Interview under ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy layer’ clause.
The SBI PO Result for each stage will be declared separately on the official website of SBI, sbi.co.in. In order to check the SBI PO 2019 result, aspirants can log in using their Registration Number and Date of Birth to check their result.
We hope that this detailed article on SBI PO Books helps you.
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