SBI PO Books 2020 - State Bank of India (SBI) conducts Probationary Officers (PO) recruitment exam all across India every year. Around 25 lakh candidates participate in this national-level recruitment drive by SBI for approximately 2000 vacancies, but only a few of them cross the finish line of the competition. Reason being lack of preparation strategy, outdated study materials, not understanding the subject matter, the difficulty level of the SBI PO exam, poor time management, lack of mock tests, not proper knowledge of SBI PO 2020 preparation books and various other reasons. In this article, we will discuss every strategy apart from sharing the best preparation books for SBI PO for candidates who are planning to appear for SBI PO 2020 exam. Considering the difficulty level we have shared with you the best SBI PO preparation books 2020 so that you can prepare in a more productive way.

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Why should candidates have the best book for SBI PO 2020?

In order to strengthen the chances of qualifying the SBI PO exam, candidates need to start their preparations at least 8-9 months in advance. The first step is to be aware of the SBI PO syllabus, exam pattern and the marking scheme. After having an in-depth knowledge of the aforementioned it is important to pick out the best SBI PO books 2020, to have expert advice and deep insights into the subject. Like Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude etc. Having the best books for SBI PO, will help candidates in the following ways -

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  • The SBI PO books 2020 are authored by subject matter experts.

  • The solutions in the SBI PO 2020 preparation books are explained in a detailed manner so even the beginners can understand it.

  • Some of the preparation books of SBI PO 2020 also carry sample question papers, previous year question papers for better practice of the candidates.

Although many people may suggest different bank PO study material, there will be a few ones which will be common in every person's recommendation. We have suggested only those books which we found to be popular, productive, easily available and helpful.

Check the SBI PO preparation books 2020 subject-wise in the table below:

SBI PO 2020 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

Preparation Books of SBI PO 2020 - 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 2020 for English

Book Name



SP Bakshi

English Language

Wren & Martin

Essential English Grammar


General English


Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

SBI PO 2020 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

Preparation Books of SBI PO 2020 for Computer Awareness

Book Name


Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy

Kiran Publication

Computer Awareness

Arihant Publication

SBI PO 2020 Book for Interview

Apart from the above books which can help in clearing the prelims and the mains, candidates must also prepare for the interview round of SBI PO with the same enthusiasm. There are few SBI PO books for interview as well which can help you to tackle the questions asked from the examiner, some of them are -

  • How to crack Bank Interview By Gautam Majumdar (Arihant Publication)

  • Banking Awareness for SBI & IBPS Bank Clerk/PO/RRB/RBI Exams by Disha Experts

  • Banking Awareness by Arihant Experts

How to Prepare for SBI PO 2020?

Apart from referring to the SBI PO books candidates are also advised a strict schedule to follow. There are some tips and tricks which can also help in succeeding the SBI PO exam, some of them are mentioned below:

  • Be aware about the syllabus, exam pattern and the marking scheme.

  • Prepare a timetable with at least 4-5 hours daily on how to prepare for SBI PO. Follow the time table seriously and don't compromise with studies. Increase the daily time slowly as soon as the exam is near. At the end keep at least 4-5 days for revision.

  • Update yourself with all the happenings around. Read financial, economic news more often.

  • The best way to succeed in the SBI PO exam is by practising more and more sample papers.

  • Be focused, confident and also include in stress-relieving activities like - walking, playing, petting animals, listening to music or watching a movie (but only for a limited time).

SBI PO Question Papers 2020

The SBI PO exam is conducted in online mode hence the question papers aren’t released by SBI but there are memory based questions which candidates can refer to. SBI PO question papers are the best source for PO aspirants to start their preparations. The question papers will give candidates an idea about the difficulty level of SBI PO exam, the paper pattern, types of question and most importantly it will help in increasing candidates speed, accuracy and time management.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020

The SBI PO is conducted in three stages - Preliminary exam, Main exam and Group Exercise and Interview round. Candidates qualifying the first stage will be eligible to appear for the second and subsequently the third stage. According to the SBI PO exam pattern, the preliminary and main exam is conducted in online mode. The preliminary exam is of 1 hour, the main exam is of 3 hours and 30 minutes and is both objective types as well as descriptive. SBI PO preliminary exam consists of 200 marks while the main consists of 250 marks. In the following table, candidates can check the subject in the preliminary as well as the main exam.

SBI PO Preliminary and Main Subjects



SBI PO Preliminary Exam

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English Comprehension

SBI PO Main Exam

Data analysis and interpretation

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

English Language

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

SBI PO Syllabus 2020

SBI mentions the syllabus of SBI PO in the notification. Candidates preparing for the exam must go through the syllabus which consists of the subject wise important concepts and topics of SBI PO. With the help of the syllabus, students can plan their studies and focus on the topics more effectively. Along with the syllabus, students are also advised to check the exam pattern and the previous year question papers of SBI PO to get an idea about the difficulty level of the exam and the nature of questions asked.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SBI PO Books 2020 - Check Best Books for all Subjects

Question: Which are the best Preparation Books for the SBI PO exam?


There are different books a candidate must refer to. For Quant, you can refer to Sarvesh Verma and RS Aggarwal. For Reasoning, MK Pandey, RS Aggarwal and R. Gupta. For English go to Wren & Martin, SP Bakshi and Murphy and R.Gupta while Arihant Publication and Kiran Publication for GA and Computer.

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


It depends upon the individual. If you prepare one year in advance your chances are high, but you should study regularly and get at least 3-4 hours daily which has to be increased regularly.

Question: Which is difficult IBPS PO or SBI PO?


The level of SBI PO is higher than that of IBPS PO.

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


Quantitative Aptitude for CAT - Arun Sharma,

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic - 

Arihant Publications, Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination - 

R.S. Aggarwal, Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests - Sarvesh K. Verma.

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


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.

Question: From where can I get books for SBI PO preparation?


You can get the above-mentioned books at any online/offline stores and you can also download the SBI PO books PDF 2020.

Question: Will the best books for SBI PO preparation guarantee my success in the exam?


The books won’t guarantee your success, in fact no one can guarantee it. But if you follow the steps and concepts mentioned in the SBI PO books and solve the previous year question papers and give SBI PO mocks, then you can surely increase your chances.

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when can we expect notification of sbi po 2020.....??? in which month.....june or july.....????

Shristi Kirti 27th May, 2020


The notification of SBI PO was earlier expected on April 2, 2020 but due to COVID-19 outbreak, the authorities have extended the dates. However, the new dates have not been announced yet by SBI. To keep a track on the new dates, you must keep visiting SBI PO Notification 2020 wherein the new dates will be updated as soon as the dates are out.


How to start preparation for sbi po? How to get best in arithmetic topics and data interpretation?

Apoorva Lohumi 19th May, 2020

Hey aspirant

To prepare for SBI PO prelims and mains, first you need determination and dedication towards your goal.

All the sections in this exam can be solved easily within time with constant hard work and practice only. After you strengthen your basics, the most important thing next is not to make mistakes. There's a negative marking in both the papers which will cost heavy on the total marks.

For arithmetic sections, practice with a timer placed next to you. Grab study materials from wherever you can. A suggested book is

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by Dr. R.S. Aggarwal (S. Chand Publication), which will help you in the above topics.

All the Best


Can I apply for sbi po exam as I am in engineering 7 th semester

Shivang Dubey 16th May, 2020

Hey Sagar,

According to SBI PO exam eligibility criteria one needs to have a completed graduation. You need to have a degree completion certificate on the day of exam registration and so that makes you ineligible to apply for in 7th semester.

You must apply for it next year wherein you would have completed your Engineering and you will have more time to prepare as well.


In the month of June I will be entering into 33 I am I eligible to apply for sbi po in the next year 2021

Akram Khan 15th May, 2020


The age criteria to apply for sbi po exam is - Candidates applying for the SBI examination should be 21 years old but not more than 30 years old at the time of registration.

However for some categories there is certain relaxation to age limit.

Sc/st - 5 years age relaxation

Pwd - 10 years age relaxation

Obc - 3 years age relaxation

Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989    -    5 years age relaxation

Army exservice personnel - 5 years age relaxation

So if you fit any of the above age limit relxation criteria you can apply to sbi po otherwise not.

Hope it helps.


I am final year BSC student of IGNOU. May I apply for SBI PO 2020.

lakshita shaan 14th May, 2020


the basic educational qualification eligibility for filling the SBI PO 2020 form is candidate must hold a bachelors degree in any discipline from any university or college but the institute should be recognised. , candidate who are in their final semester or year can also fill the form but they must need to show their passing certificate of that particular degree in the SBI PO interview , there is no minimum limit of marks for filling SBI PO 2020 application form .

good luck!

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