NABARD Grade A 2019: Exam Date and Syllabus


NABARD releases a recruitment notification every year for the posts of Grade A officers. This article explains the important exam dates, exam pattern and syllabus.

Tentative Dates 2019

Exam Date
Recruitment Notification Release May 10, 2019
Phase I ExamJuly- August 2019
Phase II Exam October-November 2019

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria
Education Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with a minimum of 50% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) in aggregate or Post Graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants 45%) from a recognized University
Age between 21 and 30 years

Exam Pattern

Phase I

Subject No of Questions Marks
English Language 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude20 20
Reasoning Ability 20 20
Computer Knowledge20 20
General Awareness 20 20
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)  40 40
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) (with focus on Rural India)  40 40
Total 200 200
TIme 120 Minutes Composite Time

Phase II

Subject No of Questions Marks
Paper I: General English: (Descriptive) 4100
Paper II: Economic & Social Issues and
 Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on rural India)
65 100
Total
200
TIme
90 Minutes for Each Paper

Phase III – Interview

Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing a sufficiently high rank in merit
shall be short-listed for interview. Marks for Interview: 25 Marks

Syllabus For NABARD Grade A- Phase I

English

  • 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 Writing (40 Marks)
  • Precis (20 Marks)
  • Questions on the Precis para (20Marks)
  • Report / Letter Writing (20 Marks).

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 

NABARD Grade A 2019 Course

  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

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