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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How is the career growth as a SBI PO?

Nikhitha Sai 19th Feb, 2020

Hello student. A post in SBI system, is well defined for promotion and career growth will be in place. Promotions exams are conducted by SBI every year with a fair and transparent system. So if you are determined to grow your career, you can join as PO and prepare, take the exams for growth in career.

Wide number of career options through exams like,

Assistant manager

Deputy manager


Chief manager

General manager

Managing director

Hope this helps




Which banking exam is better SBI PO or Other bank POs?

prerna vats 19th Feb, 2020

Hello dear student !

Since SBI is the most famous bank of India so of course SBI PO examination is better than other bank examinations . Also, it is quite tougher than other exams.  But other exams are also good to give since all of them will give you a government job with handsome salary .

Hope this will help you

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my age is 30 year 2 months. can I apply for SBI Po ? general category

Manish Singh 12th Feb, 2020

For applying for SBI PO entrance exam you have to clear the eligibility criteria. One of the criteria is the age limit. For being eligible you have to be of age between 21 and 30. As you are 2 month older than that , you are not eligible to apply for the exam. Really sorry


if i appear for SBI CLERK and get selected then can i appear for the subsequent SBI PO exam or is there any kind of restriction?

hrithik jain 1st Feb, 2020


Yes, you can appear for SBI PO exam as well if you get selected as clerk. What you have to do first is to take permission from the bank and resign from the post of clerk. Also, you can appear for higher post in any bank other than SBI, the only thing required id to get permission from the bank. Do not forget to inform the bank in advance before applying for the vacancy.


if i prepare for SBI PO,is that preparation sufficient to appear for SBI CLERK as well(just in case i decide to go for SBI CLERK first),or will i need to study separately for SBI CLERK?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 1st Feb, 2020

Yes,you can go ahead with both simultaneously. SBI PO as well as SBI Clerk follow similar exam pattern, although the level of questions are higher in PO compared to clerk became that's an officer level examination, Also,there's no interview for SBI Clerk,it's only document verification. Accuracy and speed is what matters the most in banking exams, practice mock papers on a regular basis in order to succeed in these exams.

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