RBI Grade B Mock Test & Books
We are living in an era where students are much likely to read using online PDFs and books.
It is a great way to earn knowledge, but I am a kind of an old school.
I do take online courses and read online PDFs, but I always prefer reading a book or a printed PDF.
This was the reason I made all my courses downloadable and printable as well. Well, today we are not here to talk about that.
We are here to talk about the importance of books & mock tests for the upcoming RBI Grade B Examination.
RBI Grade B is one of the most significant banking exams conducted across the country.
You will be working with India’s foremost financial establishment. You will be making the policies for the banks all around the country and work on monetary policies around the year.
Seems too fascinating being a bank, Right?
It’s not just a fascination. It’s a reality. Go through this link to know about the job description of an RBI Grade b officer.
Coming back to the books, students face issues as there are 100s of books in the market to cover the syllabus of the exam.
I have narrowed down this vast process for you so that success is within your reach. I have handpicked a couple of different RBI Grade B Books for Phase II and Phase I as well as created some mock tests.
These will save you a lot of time as you don’t need to research anymore. Just pick up these books from amazon and you are good to go.
I understand that you must be thinking that how would I know what it feels like to be in your situation at the moment. Trust me, I have been there too.
And I am here to tell you that having now reached where you someday hope to, the right books and a lot of dedication is what makes your goals very much achievable.
I will be covering all the books necessary for the RBI Grade B Exam. All my blogs are about competitive exams and they give helpful information, which is otherwise unavailable elsewhere, so read closely.
Even though this article is particularly about the books you will need, remember that merely covering all the below-mentioned books will not ensure selection due to the nature of the examination.
It is the understanding as well as the application of learned concepts that will determine your success. Therefore, do not just focus on covering all the RBI Grade B books.
Focus on absorbing, understanding, and applying what you read and study. I have listed all the books and study material you will need, according to the topic.
Shall we begin?
I have mentioned all the books according to the Phases.
If you don’t know about the number of phases and the syllabus of the exam, I would recommend you go to this link to get to know about that first. Let’s start with Phase 1 first.
Course Material And Books
1. General Awareness:
- General Awareness: (helpful in all the 3 stages)
- Spotlight Monthly Magazine: Best source to cover Current affairs
- Lucent’s General Knowledge for Static Part – Best book for RBI Grade B of General Awareness
- The Hindu/ Livemint/ Business standard/ Scroll.in/ The Indian Express – Online Blogs & newspapers for current affairs
- PIB 247
2. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning & English
- I have used many CAT & banking books to try and cover the syllabus of the RBI Grade B Exam but none of them worked. There are certain topics that are asking in both CAT and banking exams but not in RBI.
You must be thinking now, so what let’s leave those extra topics. Well, it’s not that simple. The level of questions in these exams is very different from RBI.
So, I made a book last year to cover the Phase 1 part of the syllabus. Go through this link on Amazon to know more about it.
3. Economics And Social Issues:
- NCERT 11th class Indian Economy
- NCERT 12th class Macroeconomics
- 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 yearly edition
- NITI Aayog recent reports- Selective
- RBI 247
- Indian Financial System/ Bharati V Pathak- Indian Financial System – MY KHAN
- Fundamentals of Financial Management- RP RUSTAGI or Prasanna Chandra
- TS GREWAL (only Ratios) – Analysis of Financial Statements
- RBI Website
- CAIIB books for areas like Risk management
- Organization Behaviour– S P Robbins
- Organization Behaviour, and Theory- T N Chhabra
- T N Chhabra (certain topics overlap with the above books. Study only selective topics) – Principles & Practice of Management
- Aswathappa/ T N Chhabra/ C B Gupta – Human Resource Management
You must be thinking, how am I going to cover so may books.
You don’t have to.
You just need to go through certain topics from each book that I have covered in this video. You cannot use just one book for the whole syllabus of Phase 2.
I am also thinking of publishing a book for that. Mail me if you are really interested.
Let’s see how many students are really interested in the Phase 2 book.
The best way to score more in English is to read & write as much as possible. However, books are given below can help to improve your English & contribute towards your preparation –
- The Country of First Boys, An Uncertain Glory – Amartya Sen
- India Since Independence (purely for leisure reading. Will not contribute much to the course) – Bipin Chandra
- Bibek Debroy– Getting India Back on Track
- Wren and Martin for Grammar
- For the understanding origin of words – Word Power Made Easy
7. Buy Books from below:
- Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English & Past year Papers
- Economics & Social Issues – Macroeconomics NCERT
- Prasanna Chandra – Finance & Management
- Finance & Management- Bharti Pathak
- Finance & Management – Khan & Jain
- T.N. Chhabra – Finance & Management
- Finance & Management- M.Y Khan
- Finance & Management – D.K. Goel
- Finance & Management – C.B. Gupta
- T.N. Chhabra – Finance & Management
- Economic & Social Issues – Ramesh Singh
RBI Grade B Mock Test
Let us say that you cover the whole syllabus using the above-mentioned books. Well, it is kind of difficult, but I have seen students doing it.
So you can too.
After covering the syllabus, it is important to practice for the exam.
Mock tests are useful only after you cover the entire syllabus & are confident with the preparation. You can start giving comprehensive mock tests 1-2 months just before the examination.
Till then, keep on giving regular quizzes which I organize on my telegram groups and post on the website as well. Here is the link to my telegram group.
Now that you know all the books and material you need, you’re halfway prepared to take on the challenge of this exam.
It seems like a very large list of books and materials, but I promise you that once you start, it won’t feel impossible.
The first step was finding out the books. Now that you have done it you are halfway ready. The other half of it is practicing.
Practice really does make perfect. While it is important to study and to learn, it is equally important to test and see for yourself how much you have learned.
I used to spend ages on practice tests before giving the actual exam. I can assure you it made a huge difference to my preparation quality.
Practicing allows you to assess your strengths and weaknesses and enables you to prepare further accordingly.
For the RBI Grade B paper, much of the same applies. I have made your attempt at practicing much easier by providing you with a free RBI Grade B Phase 1 Mock Test at anujjindal.in.
I provide these tests on a daily basis for the RBI Grade B Exam to help you prepare better than what you would have done otherwise.
How often has it happened to you that you were fully prepared course wise, but you lost marks because you couldn’t finish in time?
This mock test will make sure that doesn’t happen again.
It will help you in boosting your performance scores by allowing you to work under a certain time deadline and create almost the same experience of the actual exam.
The mock test is designed keeping in mind the exam pattern of the RBI Grade B exam and thus it matches the level of questions asked.
You are also provided with a score and correct answer for each question once you attempt the mock test.
This will help you understand two things – your mistakes as well as your weak areas. If your scores are not great, don’t be disheartened. Your failures will help you figure out the road map to success.
Practicing the free tests daily also has benefits, like the fact that it will help you stay updated with current affairs, while also not taking more than 15 minutes of your time.
The RBI Grade B Officer post is a very prestigious job that is covered by most of the country.
The Reserve Bank of India leads the recruitment and selection process and the competition for the exam is very tough. It goes without saying that you must be at your absolute best in order to stand a chance of cracking it.
Thus, in order to do so, you must practice as many mock tests as possible. To help you in your preparation, I am providing you with quality mock tests.
The RBI Grade B Examination is held in 3 Phases. The mock tests are framed keeping in mind the types of questions asked in the different phases of the examination.
So, you must give a maximum number of mock tests to be fully prepared for the exam.
Did you know that the RBI Grade B Exam has negative marking in both the Phases?
This makes it even more essential for you to take the mock tests before you appear for the actual exam.
Another reason why the mock test is essential is that the RBI Grade B Examination is conducted online.
If you are among those students who are not familiar with the online examination pattern. These are very important mocks for you.
Otherwise, you will face difficulties in the examination, and this hampers their overall performance and your scores sink in the examination.
In order to avoid such circumstances, one should be well prepared to give the examination online.
The free mock tests will also help familiarize you with the online examination pattern and increase your speed in the actual exam, thus improving your overall performance and score.
I have also made an analytics page at the end of each test. You should definitely go through that. You will find an All India Rank panel. You will be able to see your rank in that panel.
You will be able to see the amount of time topper took to attempt each question compared to your time.
It will also give a graphical representation of the time spent on each section and the time that should be spent.
But guess what? This is not it.
You will get a solution at the end of the test as well.
To know more about the exam pattern, check out my other blog here – RBI Grade B Exam Pattern
It is also essential to go through all the previous year papers so as to understand which kind of questions are likely to come.
If you’ve stuck around up until here, I think it’s safe to say you’re determined to crack this exam no matter what. With a clear head and a focused aim, you can not only achieve anything you set your foot on but also do it with flying colors. I tried to make this article informative and interesting for you because I understand studying and researching an exam can be very stressful. I hope you found all the information regarding the RBI Grade B Books and Mock Tests that you were looking for.
Best of Luck!!
About Anuj Jindal
Anuj Jindal, the founder, is an ex-manager from SBI, with an M.Com from Delhi School of Economics. He also has a JRF in Commerce & Management and NET in HRM, along with more than 4 years of experience in the field of Education.