State Bank of India is the most extensive bank and Financial Institution which makes all eligible candidates aspire to be a part of the organization. This year in 2018, SBI announced more than 8200 vacancies for the Clerical position and for the same position they Bank will conduct the Prelim and Main exam in September and November.
The authorities are helping the candidates by suggesting the best books for the exams so that the aspiring candidates can prepare themselves in a better and efficient way. These books are compiled and recommended by the banking experts, and they believe that these will be the best way to be successful in the exam.
- 1 Prelim exams for SBI Clerk
- 2 Best Books recommended by the experts from SBI
Prelim exams for SBI Clerk
There are three segments in which the candidates must appear, and they are English Ability, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. The English Language carries total 30 marks, Numerical Ability carries a total of 35 marks, and Reasoning Ability carries a total of 35 marks. Each question carries one mark, and they will be entitled I hour for the exam with 20 mins against each section.
Main Exams for SBI Clerk
The candidates who will qualify in the preliminary exams will we eligible for the Mains Exam. The main Exam will conduct exam in four sections. The name of the sections is General or Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude Test, Reasonability Aptitude Test and Computer Aptitude. In the First section carries 50 marks with 50 questions, the second section carries 40 marks with 40 questions, third and fourth section carries 50 and 60 marks with 50 and 60 questions each. There will be a total of 200 marks, and the candidates must complete their test in 2 hours 40 mins.
Best Books recommended by the experts from SBI
The list of the books is recommended by the experts for General English, Quantitative Test, General Awareness, Reasoning and Computer Awareness.
Some recommended English books for SBI Clerk Exam are as follows
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis and published by Penguin, Objective General English 2nd Edition written by S.P. Bakshi and the publisher is Arihant and Objective English 4th Edition written by Edgar Thorpe published by Pearson with 2011 edition.
The Highly recommended books for SBI Clerk are here under
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations 17th Edition written by R.S Aggarwal and published by S. Chand, Practice Book on Quicker Maths, 2nd Edition and the Authors of this book are M Tyra and K, Kundan which is published by Magical Book Series and Lastly Fast Track Objective Arithmetic written by Rajesh Varma and published by Arihant.
You can also find Previous years question papers here
Reasoning Books for the exam
There are only two books recommended by the experts, and they are Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe and A Modern Approach to Verbal and non-verbal reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal.
General Awareness Books for the Exam
There are three books recommended, and they are Lucent’s General Knowledge, Manorama Year Book 2017 and Pratiyogita Darpan.
Computer Books for SBI Clerk Exam
Only two good books are recommended by the experts on Computer Awareness. They are Computer Fundamental which is published by P.K. Sinha and Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exam which is published by Arihant Publishers.