SBI PO Books
SBI PO Books

For bank exams like SBI PO, it is important that candidates must be aware of the best books for SBI PO in order to crack the exam.

SBI PO is a national-level exam that is conducted in three phases. The SBI PO exam is divided into two phases-prelims and mains followed by a psychometric test, interview, and group exercise. 

SBI PO Books

Candidates must read the best books for SBI PO prelims and mains to clear their concepts.

SBI PO Books for Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude Questions are usually asked from Number Series, Approximation, Square root and cube root, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Partnership, Percentage, Time and Distance, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Data Interpretation, Pie Charts, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Permutation, and Combination, etc. Candidates can refer to the following books for SBI PO.

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh VermaQuantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal
Data Interpretation by Arun SharmaMagical Book on Quicker Mathematics by M Tyra
Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Kumar Verma
SBI PO Books for Quantitative Aptitude

SBI PO Books for Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

Topics that candidates must practice are Coding & Decoding, Inequalities, Syllogisms, Puzzles, Blood Relations, Direction Sense Problems, Data Sufficiency Problems, Series Problems, Input and Output, Statement-Assumption, Order and Ranking, etc. Candidates can refer the following books.

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal.
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by BS Sijwali, Indu Sijwali

SBI PO Books for English Language

Candidates must devote equal time to the English Language section as they give to the Quantitative and Reasoning section. To score well, candidates must learn the basic rule of grammar and read newspapers and magazines. Questions that are asked in the exam are Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Error Detection, Grammar, Idioms and Phrases, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, and Reading Comprehension. The following books can be referred to for this section.

High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
Objective General English by SP Bakshi
SBI PO Books for English Language

SBI PO Books for General/Economy/Banking Awareness

In this section, questions are usually asked about the events that happened six months prior to the exam. Candidates need to keep themselves updated by reading the newspapers. Questions are asked about Current Affairs, Awards & Honours, Sports, Finance, Agriculture, the Indian Economy, International Economy, UNO, Marketing, the Indian Constitution, History of Banking, Currencies, Books & Authors, RBI, Fiscal Policies, etc. Refer to the following books for this section.

  • Banking Awareness Handbook of Banking Information by NS Toor
  • Manorama Year Book
  • Lucent General Knowledge