21 Apr

Best Books for SBI PO 2015 Preparation

State Bank of India(SBI) has announced more than 2000 posts of Probationary Officers. The details are available at this link.

First Check out the Paper Pattern:

The paper pattern is different than last year SBI PO 2014 exam. This time, SBI has introduced preliminary examination also. You can check out complete paper pattern below:

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections: English, Reasoning and Maths.

Phase 2: Main Examination: Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive
Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
(i) Objective Test: The Objective Test of 2 hour duration consists of 4 Sections with 50 marks each (Total 200 marks) as follows:
a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
c) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
d) Test of Reasoning (High Level)
The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 1 hour duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Phase 3: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks).

Check out the Best Books for SBI PO 2015 Preparation:

A) English Language:

1) General English by Lucent Publications: The best book for the preparation of English section. All topics are explained in English and Hindi language to give you better understanding. Plus, it is an exhaustive book which has covered even small topics in detail.

B) General Intelligence and Reasoning:

1) Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey (BSC Publication): Great book that is available in the market to prepare high level reasoning. All topics are explained systematically and with complete explanation and examples.

C) Quantitative Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation :

1) Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant: My personal favourite in Maths that covers all basics and shortcuts in a relative intuitive manner. Hundreds of questions are given at the end of each chapter for you to practice.

If book is not available on Flipkart, buy it on Amazon:

2) The Accredited Guide to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency: A Must have Resource for Aspirants of CAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, CSAT, SBI PO, Bank Clerk, SSC: As SBI exam is more focused on Data analysis and interpretation, this is best book available in the market for Data Analysis and Interpretation.

D) General Awareness, Marketing & Computers:

1) Handbook on Computer Awareness: This Book is really useful for Recruitment Exams such as SBI PO exam, IBPS PO/RRB/Clerk, SSC, LIC AAO, Railways and entrance exams of MCA, MBA, BBA and similar courses.

If this book is not available, buy this book:

2) Guide to Banking General Awareness and Banking Aptitude Test: Great book for banking awareness section. It contains more than 1,000 questions for the preparation of Banking awareness section.

3) Marketing Aptitude / Computer Aptitude / General & Banking Awareness for RBI Exams: A Must have book that covers marketing aptitude, computer knowledge and banking awareness.

For general awareness or current affairs section, you need to read newspaper daily or like our Facebook page to get current affairs daily or follow our monthly current affairs section on this website.

E) Descriptive English:

1) Descriptive General English by SP Bakshi: This amazing book covers many letters, essays, precis, reports, etc. in a very detailed manner. This is THE MUST BUY BOOK for descriptive portion.

All the best.

For interview books, visit this link.

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