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Best Books for SBI PO Exam
Best Books for SBI PO Exam

Very few aspirants Crack SBI PO Exam in First Attempt while many aspirants even fail to crack SBI PO Exam in their 3rd or 4th Attempt. Then what may be the difference between 2 cases? The major difference lies in the sources they follow. It is generally seen that many aspirants keep on switching the sources during preparation which is highly risky. Because you cannot revise mutliple sources before actual exam.

You must follow Best SBI PO Books recommended by toppers for prelims as well as mains exam. When you prepare comprehensively for Prelims and Mains, your study becomes more targetted. Number of books may increase during combined preparation of prelims and mains, but you get more time to revises these sources. So we will see best books for SBI PO 2020 Exam for each and every section of Prelims and Mains.

Instead of reading from multiple sources, it’s highly recommended to read the same books multiple times!

SBI PO Books 2020

We will provide SBI PO Books List for Prelims as well as Mains in combined manner. Because majority of topics overlap in syllabus of Prelims and Mains. Our main focus will be on completing SBI PO Mains Syllabus with perfection so that prelims preparation will also be covered in it. So, let us begin with SBI PO Preparation Books.

List of SBI PO Syllabus Topics for English

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para jumbles
  • Vocabulary Questions
  • Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Sentence Connector
  • Sentence Completion
  • Miscellaneous Questions
  • Match the column
  • Spotting the error

SBI PO Books for English

  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren and Martin
  • Word Power Made Easy by Normal Lewis
  • Descriptive General English by SP Bakshi & Richa Sharma
  • Newspaper Editorials

Also Check: SBI PO Age Limit (Eligibility Criteria)

SBI PO Books for Descriptive English

  • Descriptive General English (Old Edition) by S.P. Bakshi and Richa Shrma
  • Descriptive English (For All Competitive Examinations) by S.J. Thakur and S.K. Rout

List of SBI PO Syllabus Topics for Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzle and Sitting Arrangement
  • Box Based Puzzles
  • Syllogism
  • Coding Decoding
  • Inequality
  • Input Output
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphabetical Series
  • Numerical Series
  • Tabulation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood relations
  • Directions

SBI PO Books for Reasoning Ability

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

List of SBI PO Syllabus Topics for Quantitative Ability

  • Simplification, Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Number Systems
  • Mensuration (Cylinder, Cone, Sphere)
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Work & Time
  • Sequence & Series
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
  • Time & Distance
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Surds & Indices

SBI PO Books for Quantitative Ability

  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Aggarwal
  • 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

List of SBI PO Syllabus Topics for General Awareness

  • Banking Terminologies Knowledge
  • Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Static Awareness
  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs

SBI PO Books for General Awareness

  • Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications
  • Static General Knowledge by Arihant Publications
  • Newspapers and Banking Services Chronicle for Current Affairs

Also Check: SBI PO Cutoff (Last 5 Year Cut Off Analysis)


SBI PO Books provided above are recommended by SBI PO Toppers of 2018 and 2019. So, now its your duty to cover these sources within 4 months and devote all remaining time in practice and revision of these sources. Practice of questions is very crucial to maintain the efficiency at the time of SBI PO exam. So, divide your daily time into ratio of 2:3 for best results.  Means only 40% time for new learning and 60% time for practice and revision of prevously done topics.

It is generally seen that aspirants devote maximum time for new learning and very less time for revision and practice. Due to which they cannot revise SBI PO Syllabus before Prelims / Mains. So, indulge this habit from today itself.

New Learning, Practice of Questions and Revision are 3 Main Pillars of SBI PO Exam. So, all these 3 things must go hand in hand!

And if you still have any questions related to SBI PO Books 2020, do let Sarkaari Service Team know about it. Your doubt will be solved within 24 hours.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Which book is best for SBI PO?

A. There is no single best book which can cover whole syllabus of SBI PO Prelims and Mains. You need special Books for each section of SBI PO Exam if you want to be in Final Merit List.

Q. Is 6 months enough for SBI PO?

A. I recommend to aim SBI PO which has minimum 8-9 months of preparation. But if your basics are clear and if you can manage to complete syllabus in 3.5-months with 2.5 months of revision, then 6 months are also enough.


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