Best newspapers for SBI PO Exam Preparation 2020

Majority of the aspirants preparing for SBI PO 2020 exam are confused about which newspaper to refer for SBI exam preparation. Here is a list of best newspapers to read for the SBI PO exam Preparation.

Dec 23, 2020, 15:08 IST
Best newspapers for SBI PO Exam Preparation
Best newspapers for SBI PO Exam Preparation

Reading newspapers is a must to clear any competitive examination in the country. In this sense, reading the newspaper becomes a must to-do activity to crack bank recruitment examinations as well. SBI PO examination is one of the most sought after bank recruitment exam in the country.  Here we are discussing which newspapers should you read to prepare for SBI PO examination.

When it comes to reading newspapers, many things go through the mind of an exam aspirant, like how to read the newspaper, what to read in the newspaper for bank exam preparation, best newspaper to read for exam preparation, how much time to assign in a day to read the newspaper and so on. Here we are recommending best newspaper to read for SBI PO exam preparation.

The Hindu

The Hindu is one of the most prestigious newspapers in India. The newspaper has very good coverage of any topic and the best part is its editorial. The editorial covers current events of national and international importance on regular basis and provides a lot of information on the topics covered. It helps you a lot to develop your own opinion about any issue or topic and improve your analytical skills. This skill will help you immensely in solving reading comprehension questions. The language of the newspaper is simple and easy to understand by aspirants at every level.

The Economics Times

The Economic Times is one of the largest business newspapers of India and world’s second largest financial daily in terms of readership.  The newspaper primarily covers the Indian Economy, International Finance, Business news etc.  The newspaper provides a lot of information on how things go in the world of banking and finance. The newspaper really helps aspirants who want to understand the day-to-day operations of the financial market and banking industry.  The level of English language of the Economics Times is par with the level of reading comprehension questions asked in the SBI PO examination. It is also a possibility that you may have the same article from the Economics Times in the SBI PO examination.

The Indian Express

Indian express is the best newspaper for aspirants who are preparing for competitive exams.  The editorials of Indian express are really good.  It helps aspirants to develop the right perspective and approach towards ongoing socio-political and economic issues and also enhances your knowledge and vocabulary.  The main advantage that associated with the Indian Express newspaper that it is easily available in small cities as compared to The Hindu.

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Now next question is what to read in the newspaper as it is not possible for aspirants to read the complete newspaper on a daily basis. Here an expert team of Jagranjosh has figured out the right way to read the newspaper for SBI PO exam preparation.

What to read in the newspaper?

According to the topics which are commonly asked in the SBI PO exam, the newspaper reading can be broadly divided into the sections:

National News

As an aspirant, you must never skip reading the national news as in the SBI PO exam many questions are asked from national news in the General Awareness section.  Whether you live in a metro city or small town, current affairs which happen on a regular basis will affect you and your life in various ways. If you are preparing for SBI PO exam, you should stay up-to-date on important national news. Knowledge of national news also helps you to prepare for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD/PI) round which is the final hurdle in SBI PO selection process.


You cannot miss reading the editorial, if you are aSBI PO aspirants. In the Editorial section, the newspaper generally provides more than just coverage of the recent happenings. In this section, newspaper provides an insight that helps readers and aspirants to enhance their critical thinking skills. Moreover, the regular readers of the editorial section have balanced viewpoints on current issues which are required to crack GD/PI round of SBI PO examination.

International News

From the examination point of view, international news are very important. Newspaper reading on a regular basis keeps you informed of all the latest and important international events. In SBI PO examination question on international events are asked frequently.

Economy and Banking News

This is a crucial section of a newspaper for bank job aspirants as the highest number of questions in general awareness section are asked from the topic covered under this section. Aspirants are advised to read the news about Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and financial markets on a daily basis.


It is observed that in the previous years there are 2- 3 questions asked from sports in SBI PO examinationAspirants are advised to read sports section on regular basis.

SBI PO examination is getting tougher every year to crack with increasing number of candidates applying for the limited number of posts. Candidates really need to work hard to crack this prestigious exam. Reading newspaper helps you in knowing the current affairs in detail along with the fact that it helps you in grasping and strengthening your English language skills as well. Apart from that, the habit of reading gives you the much-needed confidence and knowledge to crack the examination.

All the best!

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