Books For RBI Grade ‘B’ Officers Phase 1 & 2 Descriptive Paper

RBI Grade ‘B’ Officers Exam preparation has to be done in best possible way. The applicants of Reserve Bank of India exam should refer the best books for exam which are listed below for each section. There are several books which contain only the question papers. These books help a lot to prepare for the objective & descriptive questions of exam.

RBI Grade ‘B’ Officers 2019 Exam Books Phase 1

English Books:

  • English Grammar by Wren and Martin
  • Essential English Grammar by Raymond Murphy
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • Objective General English by S P Bakshi
  • Quick learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal &  Vikas Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Agarwal
  • Quicker Mathematics by M. Tyra
  • Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
  • Advance Maths for General Competitions by Paramount Reader Publications

GK Books:

  • Manorama Year Book 2015 (English)
  • Manorama Year Book 2015 (Hindi)
  • India 2014 by Ministry of Information
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge (English)
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge (Hindi)
  • Competition Success Review Year Book (English)
  • Competition Success Review Year Book (Hindi)


  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal
  • Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal (English) 1st Edition by B S Sijwali, Indu Sijwal
  • Logical and Analytical Reasoning (English) 1st Edition by A.K Gupta

RBI Grade ‘B’ Officers 2019 Exam Books Phase 2

Economy Related Books:

  • Indian Economy by Uma Kapila.(Series of Books)
  • Indian Economy by Mishra Puri (Latest Edition)
  • Growth & Development: Devraj Ray
  • Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri
  • Indian Economy by R. Dutt and KPM Sundaram
  • Economic Growth & Development by Mayer and Baldwin
  • Major economic newspapers and Economic and Political Weekly
  • Sociology by C.N. Shankar Rao
  • International Economics (2013) by Domimick Salvatore
  • An introduction to Economics by A W Stonier and D C Hauge
  • Indian Economy since Independence (2014) edited by Uma Kapila
  • Indian Economy : Performance and Policies (2015) edited by Uma Kapila

Finance and Management:

  • Monetary Theory & Public Policy by Kenneth Kurihara
  • Public Finance by K K Andley and Sundaram
  • Financial Management by Prasanna Chandra
  • Public Finance in Theory and Practice (1989) by Richard Abel Musgrave and Peggy B. Musgrave

Question bank for RBI grade ‘B’ officers:

  • RBI Grade B Officers Exam Guide(English) by RPH Editorials
  • Reserve Bank of India – Recruitment of Officers Grade ‘B’ (English) by Unique Publishers
  • Reserve Bank Of India Grade ‘B’ Examination (English) by Upkar Publications
  • RBI Grade – B Officer Online Exam Phase – 1 Objective Type Solved Papers And Practice Work Book (Hindi) by Kiran Prakashan
  • RBI Grade B Officers Exam Guide (Hindi) by RPH Editorial Board

RBI Grade ‘B’ Officers Reading Material:

Economics: RBI publications Annual Report, Report on Trend & Progress of Banking in India, Monetary Policy Report, the Financial Stability Report and the Economic Survey published by the Government of India over the previous two years.

Economic & Social Issues: There are several books, reports, magazines and newspapers which will help you to learn and stay updated with the knowledge-

Books News Papers Magazines Reports
Indian Economy: Uma Kapila.(Series of Books) Economic Times Economic and Political Weekly World Development Report
Indian Economy: Mishra Puri. (Latest Edition) Hindu Southern Economist Economic Survey of India
Growth And Development: Devraj Ray Business Standard Yojana
Sociology: C.N. Shankar Rao Business India
RBI Bulletins

Finance: Best Books which can be referred for exam are-

  1. An introduction to Economics – A W Stonier and D C Hauge
  2. Monetary Theory and Public Policy – Kenneth Kurihara
  3. Indian Economy – Mishra and Puri
  4. Indian Economy – R. Dutt and KPM Sundaram
  5. Economic Growth and Development – Mayer and Baldwin
  6. Major economic newspapers and Economic and Political Weekly
  7. Public Finance – K K Andley and Sundaram

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