SBI Po Preparation

The State Bank of India (SBI) conducts recruitment exams on Pan-India level for various bank posts in India.

In this article, we will provide the various SBI PO preparation tips and strategies and best SBI PO books and study materials to crack the challenging exam in the first attempt.

These resources will prove beneficial for those candidates who are simultaneously preparing for SBI Clerk and other banks’ PO exams.

The SBI PO exam has 2 rounds – Preliminary and Mains. The SBI PO Prelims 2019 exam was held on June 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2019. However, the SBI PO Prelims Results is likely to be declared by early July 2019.

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2019:-Download PDF Here

Candidates who clear the SBI PO Prelims exam 2019 need to appear the Mains exam before they make it to the final list of shortlisted candidates. The SBI PO Mains exam is scheduled to be held on 20th July 2019.

As a matter of fact, SBI has modelled the SBI PO syllabus as per the latest exam pattern.

However, candidates should also note that for any bank exam, preparing and having knowledge of the different subjects/topics under the different sections of the exam – Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English, Current Affairs, Banking Awareness etc.) is imperative to excel in the test.

Also, as a first step, candidates should be completely aware of the SBI PO Syllabus (Prelims and Mains) and Exam Pattern to ace the exams with flying colours.

Check the SBI PO Syllabus here.

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2019:-Download PDF Here

Top 5 Magical Tips, Tricks and Strategies for SBI PO Preparation

  1. Devise a personalised study plan: Having a study plan in place lays a solid foundation for your bank exam preparation and keeps you focused on your schedule.
  2. Do not procrastinate: Preparing for the SBI PO exam can be hectic for aspirants considering its competitive nature and difficulty level. Hence, it is advisable for candidates to not delay their SBI PO preparation until the last minute.
  3. Practice more questions: Practising more and more questions tend to boost the confidence and enhances the time management skills of the applicants.
  4. Take a few diagnostic tests: Banking applicants should occasionally take up a few simulated mock tests to track the status of their preparation instead of blindly following a rigorous bank exam preparation routine on a regular basis.
  5. Explore competitive SBI PO books and study materials: Good preparation is quintessential for cracking the exam in the first attempt. However, along with solving online mock tests, candidates must use the right course and right books for the exam so that they can clear the SBI PO exam easily.

SBI PO Books

Here is a list of the best books especially for preparing various topics/questions in the SBI PO exam:

Book Title


Comprehensive Guide to SBI Bank PO Preliminary & Mains Exam (8th Edition)

Disha Experts

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

R.S. Aggarwal

A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

R.S. Aggarwal

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Analytical Reasoning

MK Pandey

Banking Awareness

RPH Editorial Board

Objective Question Bank of Computer Awareness for General Competitions


Meanwhile, candidates should also refer to the standard reference books which are recommended for other SBI bank exam preparation.

Candidates who are looking for SBI PO books can find a list of these books helpful for all kinds of SBI bank exams.

SBI PO Books List:-Download PDF Here

SBI PO Study Materials

For preparing well for the SBI PO exam, candidates must choose the right book and right online course/ resource.

Aspirants should try to explore online free resources for their SBI PO preparation and ensure that they spend adequate time to go through courses and books.

These resources should cover the entire syllabus of the SBI PO along with test series which include mock papers, previous year’s paper which will give them an idea about the nature of questions, exam pattern and difficulty level of the exam.

Aspirants wishing to take online classes for SBI PO preparation can enrol for BYJU’S courses which contain inbuilt video lectures and mock tests. These study materials can help aspirants to prepare for SBI PO Exam at their own pace and speed and ace the challenging exam in a flourishing manner.

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