SBI recently published the recruitment of PO(Probationary Officer) 2013 in a public notice on its official website. State Bank of India invited the applications for the fulfillment of 1500 PO vacancies all over India. SBI is one of the most premier public sector bank in India. The first preference for most of the aspiring candidates of PO post is State Bank of India. But getting selected in SBI is no easy deal.
For starters, SBI test is not conducted by IBPS unlike other public sector banks. SBI conducts its own separate test for the recruitment of PO’s ad clerks. The level of difficulty is also more in SBI PO exam than IBPS PO exam. So, students need to work really hard. The SBI PO Exam 2013 will be conducted on April 28, 2013. Read more about vacancies, selection process and interview here.
SBI PO 2013 Written Test Format
The objective test will comprises of 200 question and a time of two hours. There will be 4 sections of 50 questions each:
c) Data Analysis & Interpretation
d) General Awareness, Marketing & Computers.
The objective written test will be followed by a descriptive English Language test of 1 hour.
Here is the list of Best Books (English, Reasoning, Data Analysis, Marketing, Computers, etc.) for SBI PO(Probationary Officer) Exam 2013:
1) English Language:(50 Objective Questions and a Descriptive Test)
a) English Language and Comprehension by Kiran Prakashan: Though this book is specially written for SSC Exam but it has covered all the concepts in detail for you to study and prepare for any other exam also.
b) General English by Lucent: Great book for all the competitive exams such as Banks, SSC, UPSC, etc. Covered all the concepts in both English and Hindi language.
c) IBPS Bank PO/MT Descriptive English: One of the best book for preparation of Descriptive English.
2) Reasoning: (50 Objective questions)
a) A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal: The wholesome book for verbal and non-verbal reasoning. Covered everything regarding reasoning.
b) How to Crack Test of Reasoning In All Competitive Exam: If you want an inexpensive alternative for the reasoning book, try this one.
3) Data Analysis & Interpretation: (50 Objective questions)
Both the books for ‘Data Analysis and interpretation’ given below are good. You can purchase any of these.
a) Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Sufficiency by Kiran Prakashan:
b) Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency MCQs 800+Q:
4) General Awareness, Marketing and Computers:(50 Objective questions)
a) Marketing Aptitude Test by BSC: The Best book available to prepare the marketing section for all competitive exams.
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b) To prepare the computer section, buy “Lucent’s Computer” Book which has thoroughly covered the entire computer section for competitive exams. Also purchased the “Lucent’s Marketing, Economics and Banking” book which would also be helpful for SBI PO exam. Both the books are priced under Rs. 100 and are not available on Flipkart. So, you’d have to buy it from a local vendor.
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5) Combined Books: Check out the combined books of all sections for SBI PO Exam 2013.
a) State Bank of India (SBI) and State Bank Associates: Probationary Officer (PO) Exam Practice Work Book: This book is specially prepared for SBI PO Exam 2013. Covered all the sections in details(Even descriptive paper, group discussion and interview). It also provides model test papers and previous years’ question papers.
b) State Bank of India (SBI) and State Bank Associates: Probationary Officer (PO)Exam Solved Papers 2000 to 2011:: Solved previous years’ question papers.
c) How to Crack the SBI PO Exam: State Bank of India and Associates Probationary Officer Success Master: Another great book for SBI PO exam.
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