RBI Grade B Books | What Should You Read?

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Books/Sources

Section Book/Reference
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Verma
Reasoning Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
English Language  English is Easy BSC Publication (for beginners), Verbal Ability by Arun Sharma (for Scoring)
General Awareness Business Standard and The Hindu (Jan 2018 onwards)
India Yearbook, Magazines like Yojana and Kurukshetra should supplement the above

Tip: For all sections except GA, solve previous years RBI Grade B and SBI PO Pre and Mains question papers.

Syllabus and References

Subject
Syllabus
Official Suggested References (as per RBI Notification)
Economic & Social Issues Growth and Development
Measurement of growth: National Income and per capita income
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India Sustainable Development and Environmental issues
Economic Reforms in India
Industrial and Labour Policy
Monetary and Fiscal Policy
Role of Economic Planning
Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation
Balance of Payments and Export-Import Policy
International Economic Institutions: IMF, World Bank, WTO, Regional Economic Co-operation
Social Structure in India – Multiculturalism, Demographic Trends, Urbanisation and Migration, Gender Issues
Social Justice : Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged, Social Movements
Indian Political System – Human Development
Social Sectors in India, Health and Education
Books:
1. Indian Economy: Uma Kapila.(Series of Books)
2. Indian Economy: Mishra Puri. (Latest Edition)
3. Growth And Development: Devraj Ray
4. Sociology: C.N. Shankar Rao
Weekly/Monthly Magazines/Bulletins /Reports:
1. Economic and Political Weekly
2. Southern Economist
3. Yojana
4. Business India
5. RBI Bulletins
News Papers:
1. Economic Times
2. Hindu
3. Business Standard
Reports:
1. World Development Report
2. Economic Survey of India
Finance (a) Financial System:
Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions; Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy; Banking System in India; Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, NHB, etc.(b)Financial Markets:
Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity,etc.), Functions, Instruments, Recent Developments.(c) General Topics:
1. Risk Management in Banking Sector
2. Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures and Swap
3. Changing Landscape of Banking sector
4. Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms, Disinvestments
5. Financial Inclusion- use of technology
6. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership
7. Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing the issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector.
8. The Union Budget – Direct and Indirect taxes; Non-tax sources of Revenue, GST, Thirteenth Finance Commission and GST, Finance Commission, Fiscal Policy, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBM)
9. Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI – components and trends.
a. An Introduction to Economics – A W Stonier and D C Hauge
b. Monetary Theory and Public Policy – Kenneth Kurihara
c. Indian Economy – Mishra and Puri
d. Indian Economy – R. Dutt and KPM Sundaram
e. Economic Growth and Development – Mayer and Baldwin
f. Major economic newspapers and Economic and Political Weekly
g. Public Finance – K K Andley and Sundaram
h. Financial Management -Prasanna Chandra
Management (a) Management:
Nature and scope; The Management Processes: Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling; The Role of a Manager in an Organisation(b) Leadership:
The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.(c) Human Resource Development:
Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal – Potential appraisal and development – Feedback and Performance Counselling – Career Planning – Training and Development – Rewards – Employee Welfare.(d) Motivation, Morale and Incentives:
Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale; Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.(e) Communication:
Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology.

(f) Corporate Governance:
Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.

The questions on this section will be basic in nature. Details of books that can be referred are below.
Book List by Mr. Susheel Ragade:
  • ESI and Some portion of Finance: Ramesh Singh or Mishra Puri
  • Management: Essentials of Management by Koontz or Tripathi or S. P. Robbins/TN Chhabra- Organisational Theory
  • Finance Numericals : Prasanna Chandra or Rustogi
  • Subjective English : The Hindu And Indian Express Editorials reading.
  • Important Websites: RBI, SEBI, NABARD, PIB (About Us Page)
  • Magazines/Publications/Reports: Yojana, India Year Book, Economic Survey, Budget, RBI Reports.