a) Financial System - Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions, Reserve Bank of India- functions and conduct of monetary policy , Banking System in India – Structure and concerns, Financial Institutions – SIDBI, EXIM Bank, NABARD, NHB, etc, Changing landscape of banking sector., Impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-08 and the Indian response
b) Financial Markets -Primary and Secondary Markets (Forex, Money, Bond, Equity, etc.), functions, instruments, recent developments.
c) General Topics - Risk Management in Banking Sector , Basics of Derivatives , Global financial markets and International Banking – broad trends and latest developments., Financial Inclusion ,. Alternate source of finance, private and social cost-benefit, Public-Private Partnership ,. Corporate Governance in Banking Sector, role of e-governance in addressing issues of corruption and inefficiency in the government sector. ,The Union Budget – Concepts, approach and broad trends , Inflation: Definition, trends, estimates, consequences, and remedies (control): WPI, CPI - components and trends; striking a balance between inflation and growth through monetary and fiscal policies. , FinTech