Ever since the 1800 PO recruitment notification was released by State bank of India, a common query we receive is what is the best book for SBI PO Exam 2014? Since the hiring advt. has also appeared in national dailies many young graduates & those in their final year are very excited.The written test to be conducted in the month of June is the battleground for these applicants.
Everyone would have devised their own study plans on how to prepare for SBI PO exam.However be the strategy, books are the most important tool of study.
|So here is our review of a book titled ‘How to crack the SBI PO exam’ by Arihant Publications.|
How Is It?
The book contains approximately 600 pages of material that one may need to kickstart his or her preparations for the upcoming state bank of India probationary officer examinations.
To talk about the looks, the book is certainly weighty due to large amount of content.They have used lot of headings, tables & illustrations for the purpose of highlighting important information.
The wider pages serve a benefit – ease of reading.
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What does it contain?
The contents gives a bird`s eye of what is inside the guide.It is categorized as per the exam pattern which comprises of
- Test of English Language
- Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
- Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
- Test of Reasoning
- Descriptive Test
Since the topics list are specified in the contents page, you need not search all over the book to find whether a chapter is included or not.
The book starts with 5 previous years solved questions papers of SBI PO recruitment exams.They were conducted in April 2013, April 2010, March 2010 (associates), April & October 2008.
The answers are also provided along with explanations.Click here to buy the book online or continue reading.
Types of Questions
Under each section, one can find various types of questions that could be asked & the procedure to solve them quickly.
Having explained the methods, few typical problems of that type are given for you to get acquainted.
For example, In Data sufficiency they have provided over 11 possible types of questions such as percentage, ratio, time & work, Distance & speed, simple/ compound interest etc.,
Shortcuts, formulas & basic definitions are seen across all sections to help readers understand the concept.
Exercises to Try
After completing a chapter you can test yourself by answering the questions in practice exercise.It is also possible to verify the answers with solutions given for these exercises as well.
What better way to wrap up exam preparations without evaluating yourself. The 3 mock tests totaling 600 questions at the end would enable you gain more confidence to attend the online test scheduled in the month of June 2014
The book also focuses on descriptive test & its syllabus.There are numerous paragraphs, essays, comprehension tests & sample letters that are simple & understandable.
The pages that dealt on how to write a précis were very good.They have explained on the things to keep in mind while writing précis, do`s & don’t`s along with examples.Even a first time bank job aspirant will find it very useful.
Definitely Buy It
The book is a comprehensive guide for SBI PO exams. If you are preparing on your own, it is a must have.
|SBI PO Exam Guide (Success Master) – Rs.251 – Buy online (pay in cash on delivery also available)|
For those who are undergoing coaching, buy it as an added reference material for practice.