SBI PO 2018 examination is around the corner and all of you must be busy preparing for the same with all the vigour and enthusiasm. The most important aspect of the preparation phase is that you should lay your hands off the best books available in the market.
With a plethora of books and study materials available in the market, it becomes very difficult to choose from. That is why, in this article, we shall present to you a book list with the list of time-tested books which will be helpful for your preparation for SBI PO 2018.
What will all be there in SBI PO 2018?
SBI PO examination will be divided in three phases – Prelims, Mains followed by the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). The prelims examination will be 100 marks affairs whereas the mains examination will have 200 marks devoted to the objective section and 50 marks to the descriptive English section.
It will be followed by the group discussion and personal interview of 50 marks. You have to score minimum marks in all the three phases to be eligible for the next round of selection. Your marks in the mains and GD-PI will be counted for your final selection in the examination.
The prelims examination will be based on English Language, Reasoning ability and quantitative aptitude whereas the mains examination will be based on English, data interpretation and analysis, reasoning ability and computer knowledge and General awareness with special focus on banking and economy. The descriptive test will consist of questions from reading comprehension, précis, letter, essay etc. in English language.
What books should be followed to prepare for SBI PO 2018?
Having gone through the syllabus of SBI PO, it is very clear that you need to prepare the following subjects for your success in this examination:
Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Analysis
This section will be there for both the prelims examination and the mains examination. In case of the prelims, 35 marks will be allotted to this section whereas the mains examination will have 60 marks allotted to it. The number of questions for prelims will be 35 and for mains also it will be 35. This is going to play critical role in your success since you will have a shot at the final selection if you score well in this section in the mains examination. The syllabus of this section includes:
The following books can be followed to prepare for this section:
This section will also be there in both prelims and the mains examination. In the prelims examination, there will be 35 questions of 35 marks whereas in case of mains examination, there will be 45 questions with 60 marks allotted to this section. The reasoning ability syllabus includes the following:
The following books can be followed to prepare for reasoning section:
This section is the most important one in your quest for a job with the largest public sector bank of the country. You name any round and English is there till the end. So, you better prepare yourself properly to score well in this section with the best of books available in the market. This section will carry 30 marks in the prelims examination with 30 questions whereas there will be 35 questions in the mains examination with 40 marks allotted to it. There will be 50 marks allotted to the descriptive test as well in the mains. The syllabus will contain the following:
The following materials are must for a good score in English:
General Awareness with Special Awareness on Banking / Economy
This section will only be there in the Mains examination but you will be befitted from this in the personal interview and group discussion round as well. The section can be divided into general knowledge, current affairs and banking awareness. The marks allotted to this section will be 40 in the mains examination with 40 questions asked from this section. The syllabus for this section will include:
The books that can be followed for this section are:
This will be there only in the mains examination along with the reasoning ability section. However, you should not neglect this section. The syllabus will include:
History of computers, internet, DBMS, input and output devices, computer terms, MS Office, computer aptitude etc.
The books that can be followed for this section:
SBI PO Descriptive English
The SBI PO 2018 is round the corner and it is a time that you choose the required books and start your preparation with them with a concrete strategy in place. In case you have the right books with the right execution of the right strategy, success cannot elude you in this examination.
All the best!!