RBI Grade B Books - Check the full List of Important Books Here!

RBI Grade B Books: Check the List of Important Books for Phase I and II Here! Also find a list of additional resources to ace your preparation & shine in the

One of the most crucial aspects of a candidate's preparation plan is the use of BI Grade B Books. 

In the following months, the formal announcement for the RBI Grade B test is scheduled to be released. It is one of the most prestigious tests in the banking industry, and in order to pass it, candidates must use appropriate study materials that cover all of the topics covered in the syllabus.

  • The RBI Grade B test is divided into three phases: Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III (interview).

  • Any aspirant must use recommended literature for various stages and 
  • We've compiled a comprehensive list of books in this article.
  • We've also included a comprehensive list of themes, as well as a list of books and their writers.
  • We've included a remark with each item that explains why that particular book is relevant for the RBI Grade B 2022 exam.
  • Read on to learn everything there is to know about RBI Grade B Books.

RBI Grade B Books and Study Material for Phase 1:

1. General Awareness (helpful in all the 3 stages): 

  • Spotlight Monthly Magazine: Best source to cover Current affair
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge Book (by Dr. Binay Karna and others) for Static Part – Best General Awareness book for RBI Grade B
  • The Hindu/Livemint/Business standard/Scroll.in/The Indian Express – Online Blogs newspapers for current affairs
  • PIB 247

2. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning English

  • Quant, Reasoning, English Past Year Papers Book by Anuj Jindal
  • 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 being asked in both CAT and banking exams but not in RBI.

RBI Grade B Books and Study Material for Phase 2:

Economics And Social Issues:

  • Indian Economic Development – NCERT Textbook for 11th Class
  • Introductory Macroeconomics – NCERT Textbook in Economics for 12th Class
  • Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
  • Indian Economy (Performance and Policies) by Uma Kapila
  • Indian Economy by V.K.Puri S.K.Misra
  • Social Problems in India by Ram Ahuja
  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth
  • Economic Survey for the Year
  • Union Budget
  • Pratiyogita Darpan Yearly Edition
  • NITI Aayog Recent Reports – Selective


  • Indian Financial System by Bharati V. Pathak
  • Indian Financial System by M.Y.Khan
  • Fundamentals of Financial Management by R.P.Rustagi
  • Fundamentals of Financial Management by Prasanna Chandra
  • Analysis of Financial Statements by T.S.Grewal (only Ratios)
  • RBI 247
  • RBI Website
  • CAIIB books for areas like Risk management


  • Organization Behaviour by Stephen P. Robbins
  • Organization Theory and Behaviour by T. N.Chhabra B.P.Singh
  • Principles Practice of Management by T. N.Chhabra (certain topics overlap with the above books, study only selective topics)
  • Human Resource Management by Aswathappa
  • Human Resource Management by T.N.Chhabra
  • Human Resource Management by C.B.Gupta

As communicated earlier, here I have listed books and study material for English – both Phases:


The best way to score more in English is to read write as much as possible. However, the books are given below can help to improve your English contribute towards your preparation –

  • The Country of First Boys by Amartya Sen
  • An Uncertain Glory by Jean Dreze Amartya Sen
  • India Since Independence by Bipin Chandra (purely for leisure reading, will not contribute much to the course)
  • Getting India Back on Track by Bibek Debroy
  • Wren and Martin for Grammar
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis (for the understanding origin of words)