SBI PO Preparation Books 2019
Bachan Thakur, 22 May 2019, #SBI PO

SBI PO Preparation Books 2019 - When it comes to competitive exams, it’s always said that expect the unexpected. You never know, in what form, in what way the questions may be asked. To beat the cut-throat competition, you may get your hands on online test series, coaching institutes, sample papers, mock tests, previous years question papers or YouTube videos. Though these resources will help you to a greater extent in different ways, however, you will always have a scope of failure if you do not have the best books or preparation books for any competitive exam. Thus, among the many banking exams if you are planning to appear for SBI PO exam, then also you would be needing SBI PO preparation books.

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While designing your SBI PO preparation plan, it may be completely your unique prerogative, however, knowing the best books for SBI PO preparation 2019 would be icing on cake, as you will have secured these prep resources before even starting your preparation for the exam. So, one imperative aspect of the preparation will have already been taken care of. Once you secure SBI PO preparation books, you can carve out an effective yet well planned preparation strategy to ascertain your triumph in the exam.

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On the one hand, some may still consider SBI PO preparation books to be insignificant, on the other some others may focus more on the strategy part, ignoring the benefits of the best books for the exam. Therefore, to address the questions like why best books, why should we have preparation books for SBI PO?, Careers360 enlists reasons why you should have SBI PO preparation books.

Why you should have SBI PO preparation books?

One should have SBI PO preparation books 2019 because of the following reasons:

  • These books are authored by the subject experts.

  • Concepts/topics are explained in simple and easy-to-understand manner.

  • As some books will also carry sample questions and previous years question papers, candidates will get to know the important topics and concepts to prepare.

  • One stop solution for each subject/section.

Apart from the best books for SBI PO, candidates must also know how to prepare for SBI PO Exam.

Caution: Though different people may suggest different books for SBI PO, however, there are some common books which everyone suggests. Thus, such books must be considered of prime importance, while looking at the content of the other books, the candidates must choose the best books for themselves.

Check here Best Books for SBI PO with the Names of their authors below.

SBI PO Preparation Books for Quantitative Aptitude

Book Name


Quantum CAT

Sarvesh Verma

Quantitative Aptitude

RS Aggarwal

The Complete Success Package – Bank PO

Arihant Publications

Quantitative Aptitude Test

NK Singh

Data interpretation for CAT

Arun Sharma

SBI PO Preparation Books for Reasoning

Book Name



MK Pandey

Verbal- Non Verbal Reasoning

R.S. Aggrawal

Guide to Banking General Awareness


Manohar Pandey Book

Arihant Publications

Analytical Reasoning

MK Pandey

SBI PO Preparation Books 2019 for English

Book Name



SP Bakshi

English Language

Wren & Martin

Essential English Grammar


General English


Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

SBI PO Preparation Books for General Awareness

Book Name


Manohar Pandey Book

Arihant Publications

Guide to Banking General Awareness


Banking Awareness

Arihant Publication

Banking Awareness

Javed Siddiqui

The Pearson General Knowledge Manual

Edgar Thorpe

SBI PO Preparation Books 2019 for Computer Awareness

Book Name


Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy

Kiran Publication

Computer Awareness

Arihant Publication

Apart from having the best books, aspirants must also devote ample time for practising the sample papers, previous years question papers and taking mock tests to ensure that they are ready to attempt the exam completely.

SBI PO Question Papers

SBI PO sample papers or question papers are important resources for aspiring candidates to understand the pattern of the test, weightage given to certain topics, and sections of the exam. Candidates will also get to know the mode of the exam with overall and sectional time limit to attempt the paper. Thus, candidates must solve at least the last 10 years SBI PO question papers along with as many sample papers as possible.

SBI PO Mock Test 2019

Many coaching institutes or centres have their online mock tests for SBI PO. Candidates must take a lot of mock tests to increase their question attempting speed, understanding the features/functions of the actual online exams, developing accuracy in attempting questions and polishing the question-solving ability by repeatedly solving numerous questions. Candidates must take as many mock tests as they can.

SBI PO Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2019

Q: Which Preparation Books for SBI PO exam?

Ans: For every section and stage of the exam, there are separate books that can be considered. For Quantitative Aptitude, you can consider Sarvesh Verma and RS Aggarwal. For Reasoning, you can have MK Pandey, RS Aggarwal and R. Gupta. Wren & Martin, SP Bakshi and Murphy for English and R.Gupta and Arihant Publication for General Awareness. For Computer Awareness, you can zero upon Arihant Publication and Kiran Publication.

Q: How long does it take to prepare for SBI PO?

Ans: The time taken to prepare for SBI PO is not equal for all and varies from person to person depending on may factors like the time in hand for the exam, preparation level of the individual, daily study targets, study material, coaching or self-study, etc. For instance, a person having 1 year or 2 years in hand, can crack it with ¾ hours of daily study, whereas a person having just 6 months or 3 months for the exam, need to study for 6-8 hours a day.

Q: Which is difficult IBPS PO or SBI PO?

Ans: The level of SBI PO is considered to be better than that of IBPS. Also, from the perspective of the better level, it must be known that more number of candidates apply for SBI PO exam than IBPS PO. Thus, the difficulty level of SBI is higher than that of IBPS PO.

Q: Which is the Best book for SBI PO quantitative aptitude section?

Ans: The Preparation Books in SBI PO that can be considered are:

  • Arun Sharma - Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

  • Arihant Publications - Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

  • R.S. Aggarwal - Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination

  • Sarvesh K. Verma- Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests

Q: Which SBI PO Preparation Books is best for logical reasoning while preparing for SBI PO?

Ans: Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by Nishit K Sinha, Analytical and Logical Reasoning for CAT by Peeyush Bhardwaj, Olympiad Champs Logical Reasoning Workbook Class 2 with 5 Mock Online Olympiad Tests by Disha Experts.

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sir kya mai eligible hu sbi po k liya graduation m mera 51.7777% tha mai obc category se hu please reply sir because i am very confused.

Apoorva Student Expert 21st Nov, 2019

Hello dear student,

All those students are eligible who have qualified their graduation from a recognised university or by any Central university to meet the eligibility criteria for SBI po exam . There is no minimum marks required to be eligible for the exam it's just that you should have qualified your graduation. While as you said you are an OBC candidate then you are allowed to give exam for 7 times. While there is a eligibility criteria for age that is lower age limit is 21 while upper age limit is 30 if you want to appear in the exam . I hope this was helpful

Best wishes

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if we preparing sbi po clerk exam from past 1 year can we crack in first attempt or not?

Bhaskar Nakkina Student Expert 21st Nov, 2019

Hii ,

Cracking Any exam in the first attempt purely depends on one's Capability and his knowledge.  As far as I know SBI PO clerk exam Questions are of easy to Moderate level. But the one who can get the Correct Answer in less time wins. The exam is of 60 Mins Duration comprising of 100 Questions. So It is difficult to crack At one time. But can do it in 2 to 3 attempts. If you feel that i have knowledge and time management skill you can clear that.


if my main focus is on competitive exams like SBI PO, RRB and civil services. Is it ok choice to choose BCA as my graduation degree??

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019


The three exams that you've mentioned have different exam pattern, but the eligibility criteria is common that is graduation in any discipline from a recognized university(I'm also referring this for RRB Graduate level exams).

People from different background have cracked the above mentioned exams as they have put efforts, so you can also crack any of these exams with BCA degree. During your graduation time period itself, you can go through the syllabus of these exams and start with the subjects involved, with little steps you'll be definitely able to succeed. Going through syllabus, previous year questions, doing mock test regularly and most importantly practice, revision are extremely important in cracking any government exams

Now, coming to your question, if you are particularly interested in cracking one exam among the three, then I'll suggest from the onset, you go with that. As I mentioned, these exams have different pattern, so preparing for all three at one time will become highly difficult for you.


Hello, My birth date is 25 April 1990 (General category) so will I be eligible to give sbi po 2020 as I have seen in ibps website that the age limit should not be more than 30 yrs as on 1st June 2020?

Tejal Nemlekar 21st Nov, 2019

Yes, you are eligible. As per  SBI PO 2020 eligibility criteria, candidates must be between 21 to 30 years (general) can apply for SBI PO. Candidates must be born not later than April 1, 1998, and not earlier than April 2, 1989, to be eligible for SBI PO 2020.

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my dob is 21-01-2000 can i apply for sbi po??? if not for what Ill be eligible...

Bhaskar Nakkina Student Expert 11th Nov, 2019


For SBI, the Basic  age eligibility criteria is the candidate must be minimum 21 years of age and maximum age is 30 years of age. And also the candidate must have passed graduation from a recognised Board of University with minimum 50% marks. As your DOB is 2000 , you are not eligible to apply for the exam.

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