SBI PO Preparation Books 2019
Updated on May 22, 2019 - 5:34 p.m. IST by Bachan Thakur

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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my dob is 4/01/1999 can i apply for sbi po 2020..?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020
As per the notice, the minimum and maximum age of the applicants should be 21 and30 years respectively as on 1stApril 2020. And you have completed your 21st on 4th January 2020, so you are eligible to write SBI PO 2020. The preliminary exam will held on first week of July 2020 and the Mains will held on First week of August 2020.
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my dob 10/08/1999 im eligible for sbi po 2020

Mayank Raj 15th Jan, 2020

Dear aspirant,

The age criteria for this exam is that candidate must be of 21 years old and should not be more that 30 years.

Although, there are age relaxation for certain categories. Below list is the age relaxation period for category wise candidate:


Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

5 years

Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989

5 years

All the best..!!


the best online coaching for SBI PO and clerk

Divya Marri 12th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant

If you are looking for the online coaching you can follow the link provided by me to crack your exam. Here you can get the study materials and attend the mock tests for making a review of your preparation.It provides you with great solving and tests to improve your selves.I think you can go for it to make yourself better.

All the Best...


there are lot of speculations going on that sbi po will be released in February 2020......please clarify.....???? When wil sb8 po 2020 is going to be released....??? feburary or April....????

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 9th Jan, 2020


Notification of SBI PO 2020 has not been released yet officially. The application forms are expected to be released in April.

Preliminary exam is conducted in the second week of June.

Good Luck!


graduation me kitne % marks chaiye apply krne ke liye

Manisha Gupta Expert 6th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

There is no any minimum marks mentioned to apply for SBI PO. As per the eligibility, You must hold a graduate degree or equivalent examination from a recognized University or by the Central Government.

To check the further eligibility you can go through with the given below link.

Good Luck!

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