RBI Grade B: ESI Preparation Strategy

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Today I am sharing insights about the Economic and Social Issues paper of RBI Grade B. This article will help you to frame your preparation strategy for ESI paper.

ESI Paper Exam pattern in RBI Grade B 2017

Total Marks
Current Affairs
Banking and Finance
Government Schemes

Syllabus of Economic and Social Issues Paper

Current Affairs:

  • Ranking, reports and indices (Very important)
  • WTO, World Bank and various financial institutions - Working
  • Awards and honours (National and International)
  • Summits and conferences
  • MOU's and partnerships


  • Basic economics concepts - National income, GDP, GNP,
  • Union Budget
  • 5-year plans
  • Fiscal/revenue deficits
  • Basics of taxation
  • Inflation
  • Economic survey of India
  • Gender issues
  • Globalization
  • Economic reforms

Banking and Finance

  • Notifications, circulars and bulletins released by RBI (Part of Monthly GK Digest for RBI Grade B)
  • Banking and financial terms
  • Various banking and financial committees
  • Mutual funds and stock market (Working and laws)
  • Amendments to acts related to banking and finance
  • Latest bills related to banking and finance

Government Schemes

  • Mobile apps and websites launched by Government of India
  • State level and national level government schemes
  • History, corpus and target of government schemes
  • Impact of various government schemes 
  • Poverty elevation and women empowerment schemes
  • Check Government Schemes Page of BankExamsToday

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Recommended resources for ESI Paper

  1. RBI Grade B 2018 course by Team BankExamsToday
  2. Indian Economy by Sanjeev Verma
  3. Monthly GK Digest for RBI Grade B - prepared by Team BankExamsToday (Link to December 2017 edition)
  4. Official RBI website 
  5. Banking notes pages of Bankexamstoday
  6. Yojana Monthly magazine
  7. The Hindu or The Indian Express newspaper


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