NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2020 - National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) prescribes the syllabus of NABARD Grade A for all those who wish to prepare for the exam. Candidates must go through NABARD Grade A syllabus 2020 to know all the topics and chapters from where the expected questions can be asked. The syllabus of NABARD Grade A 2020 contains the topic for both prelims and mains exam. By going through NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2020, candidates will be able to figure out which topic needs more practice and which ones need less attention. NABARD Grade A syllabus contains all the topics at one place, thus saving the candidates from running here and there in search of what to study.
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NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2020

NABARD Grade A 2020 Syllabus

The authority releases the syllabus of NABARD Grade A 2020 for the following two stages:

  1. NABARD Grade A prelims syllabus

  2. NABARD Grade A 2020 mains syllabus

NABARD Grade A Exam Dates
NABARD Grade A Admit Card
NABARD Grade A Cut off

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2020 - Prelims

The prelims exam of NABARD Grade A will contain question from four sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • General Awareness

  • Reasoning Ability

  • English Language

  • Computer Knowledge

  • Economic & Social Issues.

  • Agriculture & Rural Development

NABARD Grade A 2020 Syllabus - Quantitative Aptitude


Ratio & Proportion

Number Series


Simple & Compound Interest

Problems on Ages

Data Sufficiency

Time, Speed & Distance


Quadratic Equations

Partnerships & Discounts


Data Interpretation

Time & Work

Profit & Loss

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2020 - Reasoning Ability

Alphanumeric Series

Statement Assumptions, Conclusions/Arguments



Order and Ranking


Direction based problems


Blood Relations


Series Completion


Seating Arrangements

Syllabus of NABARD Grade A 2020 - English Language & Computer Application

English Language

Computer Applications

Reading Comprehension

Basic computer topics like Internet

Cloze Test


Errors Spotting


Para Jumbles


Fill in The Blanks


Sentence Rearrangement

MS Office

Synonyms & Antonyms

Sentence Improvement/Correction

Synonyms & Antonyms

Sentence Formation

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2020 - Mains

The mains exam of NABARD Grade A consists of two papers - paper I and II. Paper I is conducted for General English (Descriptive) while paper II is multiple choice questions based on Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with a focus on rural India)

NABARD Grade A syllabus for Mains exam

Paper I (Descriptive)

Paper II (MCQ)

General English

  • Economic & Social Issues.

  • Agriculture & Rural Development

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2020 - General English

  • Essay writing,

  • Comprehension,

  • Report Writing,

  • Paragraph Writing & Letter Writing.

NABARD Grade A 2020 Syllabus - Economic & Social Issues

NABARD Grade A syllabus for Economics

NABARD Grade A syllabus for Social Issues

Globalisation of Economy

Education – Health and Environment

Structural and Institutional features

Education – Status & System of Education

Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank

Gender Issues

Nature of Indian Economy

Socio -Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy

Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government

Joint family system – Social Infrastructure

WTO – Regional Economic Cooperation WTO – Regional Economic Co-operation

Educational relevance and educational wastage

Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector

Educational Policy for India

Industry – Industrial and Labour Policy

Social Structure in India

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


Economic underdevelopment

Demographic trends

Opening up the Indian Economy – Globalisation

Urbanisation and Migration

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

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

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

Social Movements

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

Indian Political Systems

Rural banking and financial institutions in India

Current Affairs related to Social Issues

Economic Reforms in India – Privatisation

Positive Discrimination in favour of the under privileged

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

Current Affairs related to Economy

Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India – Rural and Urban

Human Development

NABARD Grade A 2020 Syllabus - Agriculture & 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

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2020

In order to get acquainted with the sections, mode of exam, duration, total number of questions etc. candidates must go through NABARD Grade A exam pattern. As per the exam pattern of NABARD Grade A, the test will be held in two phases - prelims and mains. Prelims exam will contain questions from seven sections - General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development. The mains exam will contain two papers - paper I (General English) and paper II (Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development).

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2020 - Prelims

Name of Section


General Awareness


Economics & Social Issues


English Language


Computer Knowledge


Quantitative Aptitude


Reasoning Ability


Agriculture & Rural Development


Total Marks


NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2020 - Mains




Paper I: General English


90 minutes

Paper II: General Post – Economic & Social Issues; Agriculture and Rural Development


90 minutes

Paper II: Other Posts


90 minutes

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How to prepare for NABARD Grade A mock test?

prerna vats 7th Mar, 2020

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,


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


What is the best way to crack NABARD Grade A mock test online?

Charvi Nayyar 8th Mar, 2020

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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