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Best Books for SBI Clerk 2020 Preparation

There are many books available in the marker for SBI clerk exam preparation. Since it is not advisable to browse through a number of books, we shall give the books that are must for selection in SBI Clerk examination.

May 18, 2018 16:47 IST
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Best Books for SBI Clerk Preparation
Best Books for SBI Clerk Preparation

The State Bank of India (SBI), India’s one of the largest public sector banks, is recruiting Junior Associates for branches across the country. There are around 8000 vacancies across the country for clerical cadre whereas the examination will be in three phases – Prelims, Mains and the Language Proficiency Test.

There will be tough competition for the vacancies & you have to perform your best to feature in the final selection list. The most important aspect of this is to prepare well from the best books available in the market for all the subjects in SBI Clerk.

Best Books for SBI Clerk 2020 Recruitment Exam Preparation:

Test

Book

English

⇒Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

English Grammar by SP Bakshi

Quantitative Aptitude

⇒ Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Paperback by Rajesh Verma

Reasoning Ability

⇒Analytical Reasoning by M K Panday

Computer Awareness

Lucents Computer by Rani Ahilya 

Banking and Financial Awareness

Banking and Financial Awareness by Kiran Prakashan

Descriptive English 

Descriptive English Paperback by S. P. Bakshi, Richa Sharma

Previous Years Papers (Important)

IBPS and SBI Bank PO Solved Papers Pre and Main by Arihant Expert

SBI Clerk 2020 Recruitment Exam Pattern:

SBI Clerk 2020 Recruitment examination will be divided into prelims & mains examinations. The Prelims examination will contain 100 questions of as many marks whereas the mains examination will be a 200-marks contest. The language proficiency test will be qualifying in nature. The prelims examination consists of reasoning ability, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude. You will face questions from General Awareness and computer awareness apart from these three in the mains examination.

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern: 

SBI Junior Associates Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sections

Total Questions

Total Marks

Duration

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Reasoning

35

35

20 minutes

Total

100

100

60 minutes

SBI Clerk 2020 Mains Exam Pattern:

Sections

Total Sections

Total Marks

Duration

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

35 minutes

General English

40

40

35 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 minutes

Total

190

200

2 hours 40 minutes

What are the right study materials for the SBI Clerk 2020 Recruitment Exam Preparation?

Having understood the syllabus and subjects in the SBI Clerk examination, it is clear that there are basically four sections that you need to master – Reasoning ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness & computer awareness.

Reasoning Ability

The reasoning ability questions will be there in both the prelims and the mains examination. In prelims examination, it will bear 35 marks whereas for mains, 60 marks will be allotted to it. The number of questions in the prelims examination will be 35 and for mains, it will be 50. The syllabus will include:

Syllogism, analogy, blood relations, coding-decoding, seating arrangements, puzzle, ranking and order, direction sense, inequality, analytical reasoning, input-output, statement-conclusion and sentence-argument etc.

The books that will be useful to prepare for this section are:

⇒Analytical Reasoning by M K Panday

A New Approach to Reasoning – Verbal and Non-Verbal by Arihant Publications

Quantitative Aptitude:

It is another section that will feature in both the prelims and the mains examination. In prelims examination, it will have 35 questions with as many marks allotted to it whereas for the mains examination, the marks allotted will be 50 for as many questions. The syllabus will include:

Data interpretation and data analysis, profit and loss, average, allegation, ratio and proportion, time and work, time and distance, time and work, pipe and cistern, inequality or quadratic equations, number series, partnership, simple and compound interest etc.

The best books for quantitative aptitude will be:

⇒ Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Paperback by Rajesh Verma

⇒ SBI Clerk chapter wise Solved Questions - Kiran Prakashan

English Language:

This section will also be there in both the prelims and the mains examinations. In prelims examination, there will be 30 questions with as many marks allotted to them and in the mains examination the number of questions will be 40 with as many marks allotted to the section. The syllabus of the examination will include the following:

Reading Comprehension, error detection, fillers with one or two blanks, cloze test, idioms and phrases, paragraph jumbles, missing sentences, vocabulary questions, synonyms and antonyms, correct spelling, sentence completion etc.

The best books for English section will be:

⇒Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

English Grammar by SP Bakshi

Descriptive English Paperback by S. P. Bakshi, Richa Sharma

General Awareness

This section will be there is the mains examination only with 50 marks allotted to it in as many questions. The section can be divided into static GK, Current affairs and banking awareness. The syllabus will include the following:

Current affairs of national and international importance for the last six months, countries and capitals, honors and awards, sports, international organizations, international monuments, world economy and Indian economy, abbreviations, financial terms, history of banking in India, important dams, stadiums, museums, airports, temples etc. in India

You will be benefited from the following materials for this section:

Banking and Financial Awareness by Kiran Prakashan

Current affairs part can be prepared for any monthly magazine such as Banking Services Chronicle or Pratiyogita Kiran (You can use Kiran Magazine as a repository of mock tests as well from which you can practice on regular basis)

Computer Awareness

This section will be coupled with the Reasoning Section in the SBI Clerk recruitment process but do not neglect this section since it may become a game-changer in the final result. The syllabus of this section will include:

History of computers, input and output devices, database management system, internet, computer terminology, MS Office –shortcuts, abbreviations related to computers, networking, hardware and software etc.

You can refer the following book in this section:

Lucents Computer by Rani Ahilya 

Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams by Arihant Publications

SBI Clerk has come with a number of vacancies in the largest public sector lender in the country. This will offer you unprecedented opportunity for growth and career progression with hard work and determination. With a good future waiting for you, the main focus for you should be on cracking the examination now without any other concern. For that, we have already provided you with the strategy for different sections along with the list of books to be followed for a positive result. The rest is up to you to follow and succeed.

All the best for the SBI Clerk 2020 Recruitment Exam!!!

 

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