The 3rd edition of the book "Comprehensive Guide to SBI & Associates Bank PO Exam 2014" is based on the latest pattern as announced by SBI. In this scheme of the exam the objective test would be conducted online and the descriptive test would be conducted offline.
The book covers all the 4 sections asked in the PO exam - English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning Ability (High Level) & General Awareness covering Banking, Marketing and Computers.
The theory of the book has been updated as per the various questions asked in the 2013 examination as conducted by the SBI.
Hence a new chapter on Critical Reasoning has been added covering the various types of questions asked in the previous PO exam. Type 1 – small information followed by 2 argument questions. Type 2 – small information followed by 3 questions – argument, course of action, reason etc.
The book provides well illustrated theory with exhaustive fully solved examples for learning. This is followed with an exhaustive collection of solved questions in the form of Exercise.
The book provides separate sections for General Awareness including Banking Knowledge, Computer Knowledge and Marketing Aptitude.
The section on General Awareness including Banking Knowledge has been further divided into 4 parts - Conceptual Banking, Current Banking, General Knowledge and Current Affairs.
The book pays special attention to Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency as these are commonly asked questions in the SBI PO exam.
The Reasoning Ability section has been prepared on a High Level. It covers all variety of questions asked in the 2013 exam. Critical Reasoning has been introduced.
The English section covers the newly introduced vocabulary questions – Spot the pair of nearly same or Opposite meaning words, Fillers with 2 blanks etc.
The book incorporates fully solved 2011 SBI PO and the April 2013 paper for the SBI and Associate Banks PO exam question paper with solutions of the Descriptive Tests.
The book covers 100% syllabus of SBI PO and is a one stop solution.
Solved Paper SBI PO Exam [held on 28/ 04/ 2013]
Solved Paper SBI Associate PO Exam [held on 7/ 08/ 2011]
Descriptive Test with solutions
Table of Contents
1. Number System & Simplification
2. Algebraic Expression & Inequalities
5. Ratio & Proportion
6. Profit & Loss
7. Simple and Compound Interest
8. Time & Work
9. Distance, Speed and Time
11. Clock and Calendar
12. Permutation, Combination & Probability
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
1. Data Interpretation
2. Data Sufficiency
1. Alphabet and Numbers Arrangement
6. Direction & Distance
7. Blood Relation
8. Time Sequence, Number & Ranking Test
9. Cube & Dice
10. Problem Solving
11. Analytical Decision Making
12. Coded Inequalities
13. Statements & Arguments
14. Evaluating Inferences
18. Statement & Conclusions
19. Course of Action
20. Cause & Effect
21. Non-Verbal Reasoning
22. Critical Reasoning English Language
3. Reading Comprehension
4. Para Jumbles
5. Cloze Test
6. One Word with Different Meanings
7. Sentence Completion
8. Passage Completion
General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry
1. Computer Knowledge
2. Marketing Aptitude
• Marketing Fundamentals
• The Market & the Product
• Price, Distribution & Promotion
• Marketing in Banking Industry
• Modern Marketing
3. Banking Knowledge & General Awareness
• Exercise 1: Conceptual Banking
• Exercise 2: Current Banking updated till March 2014.
• Exercise 3: General Awareness
• Exercise 4: Current Affairs.