Syllabus of Finance & Management for RBI Grade B 2021

syllabus Finance and Management

One of the most sought after exams, RBI Grade ‘B’ is a three staged exam, they are Phase I, Phase II & Interview.

In Phase II, there are total three subjects (Economics & Social issues, English Descriptive and Finance & Management) with composite marks of 300.

 Now, Finance & Management plays a vital role in developing the financial and managerial concept of the student and hence acing the exam.

Syllabus of FM-

1. Finance

  • Financial System:-

RBI and its functions, Banking System of India, Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions, and conduct of monetary policy, Financial Institutions 

  •  Financial Markets:-

Primary & secondary Markets

 (Money, Forex, Equity etc.)- Functions, instruments, and developments.

  • General Topics

Inflation: Definition, estimates, trends, consequences, and remedies (control) CPI – components and trends, WPI

Changing Landscape of Banking sector 

The Union Budget – Indirect & Direct Taxes, Finance Commission, Non-tax Revenue sources, GST, 13th Finance Commission, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, Fiscal Policy 

Private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership, Alternate source of finance 

Recent Developments in the Financial Sector, Disinvestments, Portfolio Investment, Public Sector Reforms

Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures, and Swaps

Risk Management in Banking Sector  

Financial Inclusion – use of technology  

Corporate Governance in Banking Sector ,the role of e-governance in addressing the issues of inefficiency in the government sector and corruption. 

2. Management 

  • Nature and scope
  • The Role of a Manager in an Organization. 
  • Communication-

Communication Channels

Steps in Communication Process

Communication types-Written Communication /Oral, Verbal / non-verbal, downward, upward, and lateral communication

Roles of Information Technology

Barriers to communication

  • Career Planning –

 Employees Welfare

Training and Development


  • Leadership-

 Leadership Styles

The Tasks of a Leader

Leadership Theories

An Effective Leader / A successful Leader.  

  • Corporate Governance-


Other factors affecting corporate Governance

  • Motivation

Morale and Incentive

How Managers Motivate

Theories of Motivation

Factors determining morale

Concept of Morale

Role of incentives in building up morale.

Reference Books:-

1. Indian Economy – Ramesh Singh, Mishra and Puri

2. Monetary theory and Public Policy -Kenneth Krihara

3. Public Finance – K K Andley and Sundaram

4. Financial Management – Prasanna Chandra

5. Economic Growth and Development – Mayer and Baldwin

6. Other important reference materials for the same:-

RBI Circulars, Reports & Government schemes

The Economic Times

Current Affairs 

NCERT Business Studies (Class 12th)

IGNOU Management Notes