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Best Books for SBI PO mains exam 2016

State bank of India has  announced examination of Probationary officer. If you have confidence that you will clear the prelims exam then you can start preparation of SBI mains exam. Candidates in a huge number appear in examination but only best ones are selected as a PO. There is no secret to success in this exam, only hard work can make you successful in this exam. So you have to work hard to clear this examination. Be optimistic. Now you have clear the first level of this examination and you are going to start preparation for second level of this exam.This level is toughest exam. You have to gather good material to clear this level as- previous paper, good book and a good group.

The thing that candidates need to know the pattern of this exam. If you understood the pattern well, the SBI preparation will itself become effective. First of all plan your time table. There are some changes make in this year in SBI PO mains.

Pattern of SBI PO mains- 2016

After qualifying the prelims, candidates appear in mains examination. It is an online test consists of objective test for 200 marks and descriptive test for 50 marks.

       Name of subject                                                         Questions        marks    Duration

  1.   Reasoning and computer aptitude                                45                     60           60 minutes
  2.   Data analysis and interpretation                                    35                     60           45 minutes
  3.  General / banking awareness / economy                      40                      40           35 minutes
  4.  English Language                                                               35                       40           40 minutes

                                                                               Total              155                    200           3 hour

Here are some the best books for SBI PO mains exam —

  1. SBI PO Probationary Officer Phase – II (Main) Online Exam Superfast Practice Set
  2. Comprehensive Guide to SBI Bank PO Preliminary & Main Exam 2016  by Disha expert
  3. SBI PO Examination 20 Practice Sets: 20 Practice Sets Phase-2 Main Examination   48 % off
  4. Target SBI Bank Preliminary & Main PO Exam – 20 Practice Sets Workbook with Online Tests by Disha expert
  5. SBI PO Examination 20 Practice Sets

SBI had previously conducted recruitment for 2000 for SBI PO mains vacancies in 2015. As competition level is very high, cut offs are also very high. Below are the main exam cutoff fixed by the bank.

                                                                                                                                                                    Total marks of mains (objective + descriptive)      Gen              OBC             SC             ST                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 250                                              124.25         110.75          89               79

As according to above stats candidates have to work hard to clear the cut off specially for general category.  Be optimistic. Positive thoughts leads to positive outcome. One should never lose hope. you will only succeed in the examination if you feel positive and motivated. Buy books and start preparation for your dream. Solve previous year paper and practice daily by practice set. your are one step away from your dream. Best of Luck