For RBI Grade B preparation, good books are a must to score high marks in the examination. RBI Grade B is one of the popular banking exams in India and hence demands quality preparation to be cracked in one go. However, it is difficult for the aspirants to choose the best book to study and grasp the concepts. Having good set of books for all the subjects will ease your prepcess to complete the RBI Grade B Syllabus  in the best manner.

To make preparation easy for you, a table of subject-wise books is given below:

 Best Reference Books for RBI Grade B Exam Preparation-Phase I

The phase-I exam of RBI Grade B comprises four sections, namely, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning, and General Awareness. Aspirants can follow the below-mentioned reference books for RBI Grade B Phase-I preparation:

Sections Best Reference Books
Quantitative Aptitude ●       Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K. Verma

●       Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma

●       Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations written by R. S. Agarwal

●       Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M. Tyra


English Language ●       High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

●       Word Power Made Simple by Norman Lewis

●       Word Power Made Simple by Norman Lewis.

●       Objective English by S. P. Bakshi


Reasoning ●       A modern approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal

●       Analytical Reasoning by M. K. Pandey

●       A New Approach to Reasoning: Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical by B. S. Sijwali

●       Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe


General Awareness ●       Manorama Yearbook (latest edition) by Malayala Manorama

●       Banking Awareness by Arihant Experts

●       Kurukshetra Magazine

●       Monthly magazines

●       Lucent’s General Knowledge by Dr. Binay Karna



BYJU’S Exam Prep is a great source that provides you of the latest information for the exam.

Best Reference Books for RBI Grade B 2022 Exam Preparation-Phase II

Check below a subject-wise book list for RBI Grade BPhase-II examination:

Sections Best Reference Books
English ●       Objective English by Edgar Thorpe

●       Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

●       Objective General English by R. S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal


Economic and Social Issues


Indian Economy

●       Uma Kapila (Series of Books)

●       Mishra & Puri (Latest Edition)

Public Finance:

Sundaram and K. K. Andley


C. N. Shankar Rao

Growth and Development:

Devraj Ray

Finance and Management



●       Financial Management by Prasanna Chandra

●       Indian Economy by Mishra and Puri

●       Economic Survey

●       International Business by Hill and Jain

●       Economic Growth and Development by Mayer and Baldwin

●       Monetary Theory and Public Policy by Kenneth Kurihara

●       Major Financial Newspapers

●       Economic Growth and Development by Mayer and Baldwin

●       Material sourced from RBI Website.

●       RBI Annual Report, Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India, etc.


●       Fundamentals of Human Resource Management by Decenzo and Robbins

●       Organisational Behaviour by Robbins Stephen P. and Judge T. A. Vohra

●       Business Ethics & Corporate Governance by Ghosh B. N.

●       Business Ethics: An Indian Perspective by Fernando A C.

●       Human Resource Management by Dessler Gary, Warkkey Biju

●       Management by Stephen P Robbins & Mary Coulter

●       Business Ethics by Crane Andrew & Matten Dirk

●       Ethics: Concepts and Cases by Velasquez Manuel

RBI Grade B Books for the Post of DSIM/DEPR

If you want to equip yourself with more knowledge, you should also consider reading the following reports:

  • RBI Publications such as Annual Report
  • Monetary Policy Report
  • Progress of Banking in India
  • The Economic Survey published by the Government of India over the past two years
  • The Financial Stability Report

The above-mentioned books are the best-recommended books to start preparation for the RBI Grade B. They are especially important if you are preparing without any specialized coaching. In which case, it also becomes important to note that if you ever need professional help or expert guidance, you can refer to BYJU’S Exam Prep. It is an online study platform offering the best study materials and other important information to clear an entrance exam. Moreover, there are other important helping mediums, such as mock tests and previous year question papers, practicing which makes you prepared better.

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