Best Books to Prepare for SBI PO, Check all the details here!

Safalta Expert Published by: Harshita Pathak Updated Sat, 24 Sep 2022 09:21 AM IST


For the Prelims and Mains exams, there are distinct reference books and practise papers. For aspirants, a list of best books covering the topics covered in the SBI PO test curriculum is provided below.

Best Books for SBI PO Exam: Having the right resources is very important when you are preparing for a competitive exam. The State Bank of India conducts SBI PO Exam every year. This year a total of 1673 vacancies have been announced for the post. Having the right strategy to prepare for this exam is very important if you want to clear it in the first attempt. Here we have provided the list of best books for SBI PO Exam which will help you in your preparation. 
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Book List for SBI PO Prelims

For the preliminary part of the SBI PO test, students should first familiarise themselves with the topic list before searching for subject-specific books.

Source: Times of India

Questions from the following topics are asked in the preliminary examination:

Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks   Time Duration  
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
lQuantitative Aptitude   35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Or you can also check the SBI PO syllabus here!

Section Wise best books for the SBI PO:

Best books for Reasoning Section:

Best Books for Reasoning


A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal;

B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali

Analytical Reasoning

MK Pandey

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning;

R.S. Aggarwal

How to Crack Test Of Reasoning

Jaikishan and Premkishan

Shortcuts in Reasoning for Competitive Exams

Disha Experts

SBI PO Books for Quantitative Aptitude Preparation:

Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, and Analysis


Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Quantum CAT

Sarvesh Kumar Verma

How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT

Arun Sharma

Magical Book on Quicker Maths

M Tyra

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic;

Rajesh Verma

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams

RS Aggarwal

SBI PO Books for English Preparation:
Book Name Author/Publisher
Bank PO English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers  Arihant Experts
Objective English for Competitive Examination Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Sinha 
Objective General English (Old Edition) R S Aggarwal

Check out  SBI PO Exam Pattern here.

Book List for SBI PO Mains

The Mains exam for SBI PO is conducted both as the objective type and descriptive test -

Section Number of Questions  Total Marks of Each Section  Duration of Section 
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 marks 60 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 marks 45 minutes
General Awareness (Economy & Banking) 40 40 marks 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 marks 40 minutes
Total 155 Questions 200 Marks 3 hours
Descriptive Test 2 50 Marks 30 minutes
Total - 250 marks 3 hours 30 minutes

SBI PO Best Books for Computer Awareness


Best books for Computer Awareness


Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams

Arihant Publications

Computer General Awareness

Dr Alok Kumar

Computer Knowledge (SBI/IBPS Clerk/PO/RRB/RBI/SSC Railways Insurance Exams) 

Shikha Agarwal

Kiran Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy 2300+ Objective English Questions

Pratiyogita Kiran & KICX Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan 



SBI PO Best Books for General Awareness and Banking Awareness

Best Books for General Awareness and Banking Awareness 


Banking Awareness;

Arihant Publications

Economic Survey

Government of India Ministry of Finance 

Static General Knowledge

Arihant Publications

Banking Awareness;

Disha Experts

Banking & Financial Awareness;

Kiran’s Publication

Best Books for English

Best Books for English


Objective General English

SP Bakshi

Descriptive General English

SP Bakshi and Richa Sharma

High School English Grammar and Composition

Wren and Martin

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

The Hindu or The Economic Times;


Candidates must strike a fair mix between online and offline sources.

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It is not a good idea to run for so many books. Instead, concentrate on 1-2 books per subject and rigorously revise them. The books listed above will assist in clarifying the subject's fundamental principles. Candidates can, however, transfer to advanced level materials at any time after gaining a firm grasp of the fundamental principles.


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