Recommended Books for RBI Grade B 2019

Get all the RBI Grade B preparation books in this article. Mere coverage of all the below-mentioned books recommended for rbi grade b exam does not ensure selection due to the nature of the examination. Most of all, Application of concepts and learnings determine success. Therefore, do not just focus on covering all the RBI grade b books. Also, focus on understanding and applying what you read and study. This article will cover RBI Grade B Books Phase 2 & Phase 1 .

1. List of RBI Grade B 2019 exam books: 

  • GENERAL AWARENESS: (helpful in all the 3 stages)
  • LUCENT’s General Knowledge of Static Part-books for rbi grade b of GA
  • Also, Online Blogs and newspapers for current affairs- The Hindu/ Livemint/ Business standard/ The Indian Express


  • Indian Economy NCERT 11th class
  • Macroeconomics NCERT 12th class
  • Ramesh Singh- Indian economy.
  • Indian economy- Uma Kapila (Performance and policies) or Mishra and Puri.
  • Social problems in India-Mr. Ram Ahuja
  • Indian Polity- Laxmikanth
  • Economic survey for the year
  • Union Budget
  • Pratiyogita Darpan Indian Economy yearly edition released after Union Budget
  • NITI Aayog recent reports- selective

3. FINANCE for RBI Grade B Ph 2:

  • MY KHAN- Indian financial system/ Bharati V Pathak- Indian Financial System
  • Fundamentals of financial management- RP RUSTAGI or Prasanna Chandra
  • In addition, Analysis of financial statements- TS GREWAL (only Ratios)
  • RBI Website
  • Also, CAIIB books might be helpful in areas like Risk management

4. MANAGEMENT for RBI Grade B Ph 2:

  • First of all, Organisation Behaviour- S P Robbins
  • Organisation Behaviour and Theory- T N Chhabra
  • In addition, Principles and Practice of Management- T N Chhabra (certain topics overlap with above books. Study only selective topics)
  • Also, Human resource management- Aswathappa/ T N Chhabra/ C B Gupta

5. ENGLISH for RBI Grade B Ph 2:

The best way to improve score in English is to read and write as much as possible. However, the following books can still be referred to improve your English and contribute towards your preparation-

  • First of all, Amartya Sen- The country of first boys, An uncertain glory
  • Bipin Chandra- India since Independence (purely for leisure reading. Will not contribute much to the course)
  • In addition, Bibek Debroy- Getting India back on Track
  • For Grammar- Wren, and Martin
  • Also, For the understanding origin of words- Word Power made easy

6. Mock tests:

Mock tests are useful only once you have covered the entire syllabus once and are confident with the preparation. You can start taking comprehensive mock tests 1-2 months before the examination.

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