NABARD Grade A 2018 Course

NABARD Grade A 2018
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National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has released the notification for the recruitment of Grade A officers. NABARD which is an apex body for the development of financial institution in India. Working in a reputed organisation like NABARD is a great push to your career. Here is the detailed information about the exam.

After an in-depth analysis of the syllabus and exam pattern, Team BankExamsToday has been able to introduce the NABARD Grade A 2018 Course. This course is designed to prepare students for the NABARD Grade A exam by providing them the conceptual understanding of the topics through video lessons. Also, the team of experts will be preparing notes in a very comprehensive and precise manner so that you don't need to read the bundle of heavy books. Here are the few characteristics of our course:



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Course features

  1. Video Lessons for Conceptual Understanding
  2. Comprehensive Notes in Printable PDF Format
  3. Sectional Quizzes to assess the understanding of topics
  4. Mini Mock Tests
  5. Full-Length Mock tests
  6. Doubt Clearing Sessions
  7. Regular Assessment of Descriptive English Skills
  8. Daily New Classes
  9. Complete Syllabus Coverage
  10. Easy Learning Solutions

Newspaper Notification

As per the advertisement given in a newspaper, there will be 92 posts for Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rural Development and Banking Services) for which the online registration will start from March 13, 2018.

Exam Pattern

Phase I: Prelims Examination

Objective Type: MCQ carrying 200 marks.
Duration: 120 Minutes
  • Test of Reasoning – 20 marks 
  • English Language – 40 marks 
  • Computer Knowledge –20 marks 
  • General Awareness – 20 marks 
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 20 marks 
  • Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) –40 marks 
  • Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) - 40 marks 

Phase II – Mains Examination

It will be an online exam with MCQ and descriptive questions

Paper - I: English Writing Skills

Total Marks: 100
Duration: 1 ½ hrs
  • Essay writing 
  • Comprehension 
  • Report writing 
  • Paragraph writing 
  • Letter writing 

Paper–II (MCQ)

  • Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark
  • Economic and Social Issues 
  • Agri. and Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) for General Posts 
  • Agriculture for candidates applying for Manager 

Paper–III (MCQ)

Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark
Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management

Phase III – Interview

Applicants qualifying for the Phase-II Examination and securing a sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for the interview carrying 40 Marks.

Note: There is a provision of negative marking of 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer

Syllabus For NABARD Grade A- Phase I

English Section

  • Antonyms and Synonyms 
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Spotting
  • Phrases and Idioms 
  • Sentence Completion 
  • Para Jumbles 
  • Cloze Test 
  • Fill in the blanks 

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Series 
  • Percentage and Average 
  • Time, Speed, and Distance 
  • Time and Work 
  • Quadratic Equations 
  • Simple and Compound Interest 
  • Permutation and Combination 
  • Boats and Streams 
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation 
  • Number System 
  • Simplification 
  • Probability 
  • Profit and Loss 
  • Ratio and Proportion 
  • Surds and Indices 
  • Pipes and Cisterns 
  • Mensuration 

Reasoning Ability

  • Syllogism 
  • Circular and Linear Seating Arrangements 
  • Blood Relations 
  • Assertion and Reasoning 
  • Statement and Assumptions 
  • Statement and Argument 
  • Analogy 
  • Classification 
  • Coded Inequalities 
  • Directions and Distance 
  • Data Sufficiency 
  • Puzzles 
  • Order and Ranking 
  • Series 
  • Order and Ranking 

General Awareness

  • Current affairs
  • Economic News 
  • Banking Awareness 
  • Sports 
  • Awards and Honors 
  • Books and Authors 
  • Government Schemes and Programmes 
  • Economic survey
  • Union budget
  • Appointments & Resigns
  • Awards & Honours
  • Committees
  • Index & Ranking
  • Military Exercise
  • Science and Technology
  • Summits and Conferences

Computer Section

  • Fundamentals and Terminologies 
  • History of Computer 
  • Operating System 
  • Internet and Networking 
  • MS Office
  • Keyboard Shortcuts 
  • Network security
  • DBMS
  • Internet technologies 

Syllabus For NABARD Grade A- Phase II

English Language: Descriptive

  • Essay/ Paragraph Writing 
  • Letter Writing 
  • Report Writing 
  • Business/Office Correspondence 
  • Reading Comprehension 

Economic & Social Issues (For General Posts)

  • Nature of Indian Economy 
  • Structural and Institutional features 
  • Economic Underdevelopment 
  • Opening up the Indian Economy 
  • Globalisation - Economic 
  • Reforms in India 
  • Privatisation
  • Economy and Individual Income 
  • Employment Generation in India 
  • Measurement of Poverty 
  • Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government 
  • Population Trends 
  • Population Growth and Economic Development 
  • Population Policy in India. 

Agriculture & Rural Development (For General Posts)

  • Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches, 
  • Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy. 
  • Classification of field crops 
  • Factors affecting on crop production 
  • Problems of dryland agriculture 
  • Seed production 
  • Precision Farming 
  • System of Crop Intensification 
  • Organic farming; 
  • Soil and Water Conservation 
  • Major soil types 
  • Water Resource 
  • Irrigation Management 
  • Farm and Agri Engineering 
  • Plantation & Horticulture 
  • Plantation and Horticulture Crops 
  • Animal Husbandry 
  • Introduction to poultry industry in India 
  • Concept of mixed farming 
  • Fisheries 
  • Forestry 
  • Agriculture Extensions 
  • Ecology and Climate Change:. 
  • Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities 
  • Rural Development 
  • Rural population in India 
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions 

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