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NABARD Grade A (Finance): Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Published on Saturday, July 17, 2021
NABARD Grade A has recently released the 2021 recruitment notification for the post of Finance. This article explains the important exam dates, exam pattern, and syllabus.

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Important Dates:

Schedule of Event Date
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 – Online Application Start Date 17-07-2021
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 – Online Application End Date07-08-2021
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 – Prelims Exam Last Week of August 2021/First Week of September2021 (Tentatively)@
NABARD Grade A Officer 2021 – Mains Exam To be declared soon

Notification

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria
Education (01-07-2021)
  • BBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%) OR Two years full-time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full time MBA (Finance) degree with 55% (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 50%) from Institutions / Universities recognized by GoI /UGC with Bachelor's Degree in any discipline. Candidates will be required to submit a certificate from Institution/University regarding specialization in finance 
OR 
  • Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants - 55%) 
OR 
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01-07-2021 
OR 
  • CFA.
Age (as on 01-07-2021) The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on 01-07-2021, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-07-1991 and not later than 01-07- 2000

Exam Pattern

Phase I

Subject No of Questions Marks
Test of Reasoning 20 20
English Language30 30
Computer Knowledge 20 20
Quantitative Aptitude20 20
Decision Making 10 10
General Awareness 20 20
Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)  40 40
Total 200 200
Time
  • 120 Minutes Composite Time
  • Qualifying Section - Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making 
  • Merit Section - General Awareness, Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India. 
  • Shortlisting of the candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the Merit section only.

Phase II

Subject No of Questions Marks Duration
Paper I: General English: (Descriptive) 3100100
Paper-II: Stream Specific Paper (Objective)305030
Paper-II: Stream Specific Paper (Descriptive)6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each] 5090

Phase III – Interview

Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing a sufficiently high rank in the merit shall be short-listed for an interview. Marks for Interview: 50 Marks

Syllabus For NABARD Grade A Phase I (Finance) 

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
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Directions and Distance
  • Puzzles
  • Order and Ranking
  • Series
  • Order and Ranking

Decision Making

  • Assertion and Reasoning
  • Statement and Assumptions
  • Statement and Argument
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Course of Action
  • Statement & Conclusion

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

Economic & Social Issues

  • Nature of Indian Economy
  • Structural and Institutional features
  • Economic Underdevelopment
  • Opening up the Indian Economy
  • Globalisation
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Privatization
  • 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

  • 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 the 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

Syllabus For NABARD Grade-A Phase II (Finance)

English Language: Descriptive

  • Essay, 
  • Précis writing, 
  • Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence
The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expressions and understanding the topic.

Finance

Regulatory compliance

  • RBI and SEBI circulars
  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2018
  • Companies act, 2013
  • Negotiable instruments act, 1881
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • Banking regulation act, 1949
  • SARFAESI act
  • Foreign exchange management act, 1999
  • Depositories Act, 1996
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016
  • Transfer of property act, 1882
  • BASEL Norms

Risk management

  • Risk management - Concept, types, and sources of risk
  • Risk management process
  • Duration
  • Derivatives
  • Options
  • Option strategies
  • Portfolio management
  • Principles of insurance

Ratio analysis

  • Cash flow statement
  • Bond valuation
  • Capital budgeting
  • Cost of capital
  • Time value of money
  • Leverage

NABARD Grade A 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
  11. Monthly NABARD Grade A GK Digest: December 2019 (Demo PDF)
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