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NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021 - Check the syllabus for prelims and mains here

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021 - Check the syllabus for prelims and mains here

Edited By Piyush Chaudhary | Updated on Jul 17, 2021 11:11 AM IST | #NABARD Grade A

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021 - The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) prescribes the NABARD Grade A syllabus for all the phases of the NABARD examination. The syllabus for NABARD Grade A 2021 exam has been released by the NABARD in the official notification.

The NABARD Grade A notification 2021 also consists of the marking scheme for the exam and the NABARD Grade A exam pattern 2021. The NABARD Grade A 2021 syllabus helps candidates to prepare for the NABARD Grade A exam and make a strategy on how to crack the NABARD Grade A exam. Applicants can also refer to previous year NABARD Grade A question papers 2021 to get an idea of the difficulty level of the exam and type of questions asked in the exam. To know more about the NABARD Grade A syllabus 2021 read the full article.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021 - Check the syllabus for prelims and mains here
NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021 - Check the syllabus for prelims and mains here

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021

The NABARD Grade A 2021 selection process has three phases - prelims, mains and interview. The NABARD Grade A prelims and mains exams are conducted in online mode. The syllabus for NABARD Grade A 2021 is prescribed by the authorities in the official NABARD Grade A notification 2021.

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NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021 - NABARD Grade A prelims syllabus

In the NABARD Grade A prelims exam questions are asked from subjects like english, computer knowledge, reasoning, general awareness, economics and more. The NABARD Grade A prelims exam is conducted in online mode. Along with the NABARD Grade A 2021 syllabus, applicants must know the NABARD prelims exam pattern too. The prelims exam is objective in nature with 200 marks. There is negative marking for every incorrect response. Check the table below to know about the NABARD Grade A syllabus for prelims exam.

NABARD Grade A prelims syllabus

Reasoning

Alphanumeric Series

Statement Assumptions, Conclusions/Arguments

Syllogism

Analogy

Order and Ranking

Coding-Decoding

Direction based problems

Input-Output

Blood Relations

Inequalities

Series Completion

Puzzles

Seating Arrangements, etc.

English Language

English Language

Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test

Errors Spotting

Para Jumbles

Fill in The Blanks

Sentence Rearrangement

Synonyms & Antonyms

Sentence Improvement/Correction

Synonyms & Antonyms

Sentence Formation, etc.

Computer Knowledge

Computer Applications

Basic computer topics like Internet

Networking

Software/Hardware

Abbreviations

Shortcuts

MS Office, etc.

General Awareness

Current Affairs

Banking

Economy

Insurance, etc.

Economics and Social Issues with focus on rural India

Regional Economic Cooperation

Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector

Industry – Industrial and Labour Policy

Industrial performance – Regional Imbalance in India’s Industrial Development

Education – Health and Environment

Education – Status & System of Education

Gender Issues

Socio Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy

Social Infrastructure

Educational relevance and educational wastage

Educational Policy for India

Social Structure in India, etc.

Agriculture and Rural Development with focus on rural india

Agriculture: Definition, Meaning and its branches

Agronomy: Definition, Meaning and Scope of agronomy

Classification of field crops

Factors affecting on crop production

Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems

Agro-Climatic Zones, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification

Ratio & Proportion

Number Series

Approximation

Simple & Compound Interest

Problems on Ages

Data Sufficiency

Time, Speed & Distance

Mensuration

Quadratic Equations

Partnerships & Discounts

Percentage

Data Interpretation

Time & Work

Profit & Loss, etc.

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NABARD Grade A syllabus 2021 - NABARD Grade A mains syllabus

In the NABARD Grade A mains exam questions are asked from subjects like general english, economics, social issues, agriculture and more. The NABARD Grade A mains exam is also conducted in online mode and questions asked are objective and descriptive in nature. Check the tables below to know more about the NABARD Grade A mains syllabus for all the posts.

NABARD Grade A mains syllabus

Subjects

Topics

General English

Essay

Precis Writing

Comprehension

Report Writing

Paragraph Writing

Business/ Office Correspondence, etc.

Economics and Social Issues

Globalisation of Economy

Structural and Institutional features

Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank

Nature of Indian Economy

Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government

WTO – Regional Economic Cooperation

Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector

Industry – Industrial and Labour Policy

Industrial performance – Regional Imbalance in India’s Industrial Development – – Public Sector Enterprises

Economic underdevelopment

Opening up the Indian Economy – Globalisation

Population Trends – Population Growth and Economic Development – Population Policy in India

Agriculture – Characteristics/Status – Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture

Agricultural performance – Issues in Food Security in India – Non-Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit

Rural banking and financial institutions in India

Economic Reforms in India – Privatisation

Inflation – Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income

Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India – Rural and Urban

Education – Health and Environment

Education – Status & System of Education

Gender Issues

Socio -Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy

Joint family system – Social Infrastructure

Educational relevance and educational wastage

Educational Policy for India

Social Structure in India

Multiculturalism

Demographic trends

Urbanisation and Migration

Socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes

Social Movements

Indian Political Systems

Current Affairs related to Social Issues

Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged

Current Affairs related to Economy

Human Development, etc.

Agriculture and Rural Development

Agriculture: Definition, Meaning and its branches

Agronomy: Definition, Meaning and Scope of agronomy

Classification of field crops

Factors affecting on crop production

Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems

Agro-Climatic Zones

Seed production, Seed processing, seed village

Problems of dryland agriculture

Precision Farming

Organic farming

Meteorology: Weather parameters, crop-weather advisory

System of Crop Intensification, etc.

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Agriculture Engineering

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Food/Diary Processing

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Land Development-Soil Science

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Environment

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Agricultural Marketing

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Geoinformatics

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Agriculture Economics

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Information Technology

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Company Secretary

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Finance

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Statistics

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NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2021

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development prescribes the NABARD Grade A exam pattern in the NABARD Grade A notification 2021. Candidates wanting to clear the NABARD Grade A 2021 have to qualify all the phases of the exam. NABARD Grade A prelims exam is objective in nature, whereas NABARD mains is both objective and descriptive in nature. There is negative marking for every wrong answer. WBPSC mentions the NABARD Grade A syllabus for all the stages in the notification too. For more information on the NABARD Grade A exam pattern 2021 check the tables below.

NABARD Grade A prelims exam pattern

Phase I: Preliminary examination (online)


Topics

No. of questions

Total marks

Duration

Negative Mark

Reasoning

20

20

120 minutes

1/4th mark for every wrong answer marked

English Language

40

40

Computer Knowledge

20

20

General Awareness

20

20

Economics and Social Issues with focus on rural India

40

40

Agriculture and Rural Development with focus on rural india

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

20

20

Total

200

200

NABARD Grade A prelims marking scheme

Marks for correct answer

+1

Marks for incorrect answer

-1/4

Marks for unanswered questions

-

NABARD Grade A mains exam pattern

Phase II: Main examination (Online: MCQ + descriptive)

Paper I:

General English

Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/ Office Correspondence

100

1 hour 30 mins

Paper II:

MCQs

Specialised as per posts applied for

100

1 hour 30 mins

NABARD Grade A 2021 marking scheme

NABARD Grade A exam pattern phases

Total marks allotted per phase

Prelims - phase 1

200

Mains - phase 2

200

Interview - phase 3

25

Here are some other banking exams that candidates appearing for NABARD Grade A exam can apply for are RBI Grade B exam, IBPS PO exam, RBI Assistant exam, SBI PO exam and more.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Is there negative marking in the NABARD Grade A examination?

Yes, there is negative marking in the NABARD Grade A exam.

2. What is the application fee for the NABARD Grade A examination?

The NABARD Grade A application form fee is Rs 800 for General/ OBC category candidates.

3. What are the phases of the NABARD Grade A exam?

The NABARD Grade A exam has three phases. They are as follows:

  • Prelims

  • Mains

  • Interview

4. What is the marking scheme of the NABARD Grade A 2021 exam?

The NABARD Grade A 2021 exam for all the phases is as follows.

NABARD Grade A 2021 marking scheme

NABARD Grade A phases

Total marks allotted as per phase

Prelims - phase 1

200

Mains - phase 2

200

Interview - phase 3

25

5. What are the common subjects asked in the NABARD Grade A prelims and mains exam?

Common subjects asked in the NABARD Grade A prelims and mains exam are as follows.

Prelims

Reasoning, english, quantitative aptitude, general awareness, etc.

Mains

English

6. How many hours should I study for the NABARD Grade A exam?

To crack the NABARD Grade A exam aspirants must study for at least 6 hours.

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Questions related to NABARD Grade A

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Examination Dates ->

As of now, no notification has been released that shows the Application Date and the Exam Date. In 2021, the Application date was released on 17th July, 2021 and the Exam (Prelims) was conducted on 18th September, 2021. So this year in 2022, you can expect the exam happening around those dates. So you are suggested to visit its official website - www.nabard.org on a frequent basis for the latest updates regarding NABARD. The duration of the Prelims exam is 2 hours (120 minutes).

Regarding exam preparation, 1 year is sufficient for a thorough preparation.

To go through the latest articles regarding NABARD, you may visit the link - Latest Articles around NABARD Grade A Exam (careers360.com)

Hi Aspirant,

NABARD Grade A examination is held in three phases like Phase 1,2,3.So to prepare for phase 1 go through Historical Basis of Indian Economy,Social Issue,current affairs,Monthly Magazines like Banking Services Chronicles etc.However for ARD Past and Present Schemes related to Agriculture and Rural Development are important and also prepare current affairs based on agricultural field.Stay focussed and motivated.The third round is all about personal interview.

Hope it helps!!!

Hello Dear,

NABARD conducts a common NABARD Grade-A Recruitment Exam to recruit Assistant Managers in the Rural Development Banking Service of NABARD. The candidates who are appointed as an Assistant Manager in the esteemed organization will get a good salary with other benefits. Candidates will have questions related to English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer, Economic and social issues, and Agriculture and rural development.

You can download the sample papers on the following link:

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/nabard-grade-a-exam-pattern

Good Luck

Hello dear student !

In order to prepare for any examination, you have to study in a smart way. The NABARD Grade A exam asks direct questions and difficulty level is averagely difficult and the seats are quite less.

First you need to study regularly and don't skip even a single day.

For the first 5 sections , the preparation is almost same as for Bank PO, etc. For GA refer to -

Any standard static GA booklet (such as Bankers Adda's )

Affaircloud 100 Questions monthly pocket booklet

GKtoday 250 Questions monthly pdf

Now, for 2 most important sections which are there in mains also,

ARD-

You can refer to Edutap for this section.

For ESI-

you can refer to Edutap ESI static module, Union budget, Economic survey Vol. I , etc.

For English Descriptive Paper in Mains, you need to practice all the sections.

For interview, just read a national paper on Daily basis and be aware of your surrounding and all the developments amd changes.

Practice with online mock tests and practice ror every section as much as possible. Eat healthy and sleep properly.

Hope this will help you !

All the best

Hello aspirant

NABARD Grade A exam pattern contains the following 7 sections of the following marks;-

  1. Test of reasoning- 20 marks
  2. English language-40 marks
  3. Computer knowledge-20 marks
  4. General awareness-20 marks
  5. Quantitative aptitude-20 marks
  6. Economic & Social Issues-40 marks
  7. Agricultural and rural development -40 marks

To prepare for the exam, you should follow a proper study plan, give attention to all the sections equally, revise the topics and practice the mock papers available online. Read newspaper daily.

Hope this helps

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