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Those aspirants who are focusing to make their career in banking sector, have dreams to work with NABARD. NABARD Grade A is a one of the prestigious and most sought career in India in the field of government job. The reason behind this is the in hand salary, lucrative perks, better future prospects and respect in the family & in the society. Every year larger number of banking aspirants give their best to Clear this Exam. In order to crack NABARD Grade A 2021 Examination, Aspirants need to have complete understanding of the topics covered under the exam. For covering those topics in details, aspirants should have the knowledge of Syllabus.

NABARD Grade A Selection Process

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Interview

NABARD Grade A Syllabus & Exam Pattern 

  1. Qualifying Section – Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge,
    Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making
  2. Merit Section – General Awareness, Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture
    & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India.
  3. Shortlisting of the candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the
    Merit section only
NABARD Grade A Preliminary Examination Pattern 
Subject Question         Marks         Time(minutes)
Test of Reasoning 20 20
English Language 30 30
Computer Knowledge 20 20
Decision Making 10 10
General Awareness 20 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Agriculture & Rural Development(with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Total 200 200 120 (Combined)
NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
  • Simplification
  • Number series
  • Ratio & proportion
  • Problems on ages
  • Percentage
  • Profit & loss
  • Simple interest and compound interest,
  • Average
  • Mixture & allegation
  • Inequality( Quadratic equation and quantity based)
  • Permutation & combination
  • Probability
  • Time and work
  • Speed-time-distance
  • Data sufficiency
  • Menstruation
  • Data interpretation
NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Reasoning Ability
  • Coded inequality
  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Order & Ranking
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Word Coding
  • Sentence coding
  • Blood relation
  • Coded blood relation
  • Pointing problems based on blood relation
  • Seating arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Distance and direction with shadow concept
  • Input-output
  • Data sufficiency
  • Logical reasoning 
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NABARD Grade A Syllabus for English Language
  • Error Spotting
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Vocabulary
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para jumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Words swap
  • words replacement
  • Miscellaneous 
NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Computer Knowledge
  • Computer Fundamentals/ Terminologies
  • Computer Hardware
  • Input- Output Devices
  • Memory
  • Computer Number System
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Operating System
  • Computer Language
  • Internet
  • Network
  • Microsoft Office
NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)
  • Nature of Indian Economy – Structural and Institutional features – Economic underdevelopment – Opening up the Indian Economy – Globalisation – 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 – Measurement of Poverty – Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government.
  • 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. Industry – Industrial and Labour Policy – Industrial performance – Regional Imbalance in India’s Industrial Development – Public Sector Enterprises.
  • Rural banking and financial institutions in India – Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector.
  • Globalization of Economy – Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank – WTO – Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India – Multiculturalism – Demographic trends – Urbanisation and Migration – Gender Issues Joint family system – Social Infrastructure – Education – Health and Environment. Education – Status & System of Education – Socio -Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy – Educational relevance and educational wastage – Educational Policy for India.
  • Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes – socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes.
  • Positive Discrimination in favor of the under privileged – Social Movements – Indian Political Systems – Human Development.
  • Current Economic & Social Issues.
NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Agriculture & 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, Agro Climatic Zones; Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems. Problems of dry land agriculture; Seed production, seed processing, seed village; Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification,
    organic farming
  • Soil and Water Conservation : Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilizers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management
  • Water Resource: Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, crop-water requirement,  command area development, water conservation techniques, micro-irrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation
  • Farm and Agri Engineering : Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, bio fuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.
  • Plantation & Horticulture: Definition, meaning and its branches. Agronomic
    practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops.
    Post-harvest management, value and supply chain management of Plantation and
    Horticulture crops.
  • Animal Husbandry: Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry
    methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility
    classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their
    classification and utility.
    Introduction to poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Common
    terms pertaining to poultry production and management. Concept of mixed farming
    and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India. Complimentary
    and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural
    farming.
  • Fisheries: Fisheries resources, management and exploitation – freshwater, brackish
    water and marine; Aquaculture- Inland and marine; biotechnology; post-harvest
    technology. Importance of fisheries in India. Common terms pertaining to fish
    production.
  • Forestry: Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest
    mensuration, forest management and forest economics. Concepts of social forestry,
    agro forestry, joint forest management. Forest policy and legislation in India, India
    State of Forest Report 2015. Recent developments under Ministry of Environment,
    Forest and Climate Change.
  • Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension
    programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural
    technologies.
  • Ecology and Climate Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources,
    their sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, Green
    House Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish
    between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact to agriculture and rural
    livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for
    climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC
  • Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities; recent trends, major
    challenges in agriculture measures to enhance viability of agriculture. Factors of
    Production in agriculture; Agricultural Finance and Marketing; Impact of
    Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security; Concept and Types
    of Farm Management

Rural Development

  • Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural EconomyImportance and role of the rural sector in India- Economic, Social and Demographic
    Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, causes of Rural Backwardness.
  • Rural population in India; Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans,
    Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India- Trends of change in rural
    population and rural work force; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and
    challenges in Handlooms
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural
    Drinking water Programs, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA and other rural
    development programs.
NABARD Grade A Syllabus for General Awareness
  • Banking and Financial Awareness
  • Static Awareness
  • General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs (Last six months )

NABARD Grade A Syllabus For Mains Exam

Name of the test  Subject Maximum Marks  Time (Minutes)
Paper 1 (Online
Descriptive)
General English (Descriptive Answers to be typed
using keyboard)
Total 3 Questions

Essay writing: 40 Marks

Precis: 20 Marks Questions on the Precis Para: 20 Marks

Report/ Letter Writing: 20 Marks

Total- 100

90
Paper II Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)

Descriptive Answers to be typed
using keyboard either in English or Hindi
(Remington and In script keyboards)

Objective 30 Questions (50 marks)

Descriptive Type- 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] (50 marks)

Objective-30

Descriptive-90

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Paper-I – General English (Descriptive Test)
  • General English: (Descriptive – writing skills – online through key board). The paper will
    have descriptive questions
  • The analytical and drafting abilities of the candidate shall be assessed through this Descriptive
    Paper on General English comprising essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph
    writing & letter writing
NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Paper-II-Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)

Economic & Social Issue

  • Nature of Indian Economy – Structural and Institutional features – Economic underdevelopment – Opening up the Indian Economy – Globalisation – 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 – Measurement of Poverty – Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government.
  • 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. Industry – Industrial and Labour Policy – Industrial performance – Regional Imbalance in India’s Industrial Development – Public Sector Enterprises.
  • Rural banking and financial institutions in India – Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector.
  • Globalization of Economy – Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank – WTO – Regional Economic Co-operation. Social Structure in India – Multiculturalism – Demographic trends – Urbanisation and Migration – Gender Issues Joint family system – Social Infrastructure – Education – Health and Environment. Education – Status & System of Education – Socio -Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy – Educational relevance and educational wastage – Educational Policy for India.
  • Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes – socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes.
  • Positive Discrimination in favor of the under privileged – Social Movements – Indian Political Systems – Human Development.
  • Current Economic & Social Issues.

Agriculture

  • definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy. Classification of field crops. Factors affecting on crop production, Agro Climatic Zones; Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems. Problems of dry land agriculture; Seed production, seed processing, seed village; Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification,
    organic farming
  • Soil and Water Conservation : Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilizers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management
  • Water Resource: Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation, crop-water requirement,  command area development, water conservation techniques, micro-irrigation, irrigation pumps, major, medium and minor irrigation
  • Farm and Agri Engineering : Farm Machinery and Power, Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, bio fuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, Agro Processing, Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins and grain silos.
  • Plantation & Horticulture: Definition, meaning and its branches. Agronomic
    practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops.
    Post-harvest management, value and supply chain management of Plantation and
    Horticulture crops.
  • Animal Husbandry: Farm animals and their role in Indian economy, Animal husbandry
    methods in India, common terms pertaining to different species of livestock, Utility
    classification of breeds of cattle. Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their
    classification and utility.
    Introduction to poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Common
    terms pertaining to poultry production and management. Concept of mixed farming
    and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India. Complimentary
    and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural
    farming.
  • Fisheries: Fisheries resources, management and exploitation – freshwater, brackish
    water and marine; Aquaculture- Inland and marine; biotechnology; post-harvest
    technology. Importance of fisheries in India. Common terms pertaining to fish
    production.
  • Forestry: Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest
    mensuration, forest management and forest economics. Concepts of social forestry,
    agro forestry, joint forest management. Forest policy and legislation in India, India
    State of Forest Report 2015. Recent developments under Ministry of Environment,
    Forest and Climate Change.
  • Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension
    programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural
    technologies.
  • Ecology and Climate Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources,
    their sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, Green
    House Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish
    between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact to agriculture and rural
    livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for
    climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC
  • Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities; recent trends, major
    challenges in agriculture measures to enhance viability of agriculture. Factors of
    Production in agriculture; Agricultural Finance and Marketing; Impact of
    Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security; Concept and Types
    of Farm Management

Rural Development

  • Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural EconomyImportance and role of the rural sector in India- Economic, Social and Demographic
    Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, causes of Rural Backwardness.
  • Rural population in India; Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans,
    Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India- Trends of change in rural
    population and rural work force; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and
    challenges in Handlooms
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural
    Drinking water Programs, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA and other rural
    development programs.
 

NABARD Grade A Phase- iii- Interview

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, based on aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II).
  • The minimum aggregate cut off marks for being shortlisted for Interview will be decided by the Board in relation to the number of vacancies.
  • Roll No. of the candidates shortlisted for interview will be published on NABARD website at appropriate time and interview call letters will be sent on registered email ID.
  • Interview will be of 25 marks.
  • Candidate may opt for interview either in Hindi or English. Final Selection will be through merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase II examination and interview and grace marks as applicable as per extant rules.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) On NABARD Grade A Syllabus & Exam Pattern 

Question- What is the Syllabus for the NABARD Grade-A Exam Pattern?

Answer- NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern consists 3 phases- 1. Preliminary Examination 2. Mains Examination 3. Interview You can find the detailed NABARD Grade A Syllabus and Exam Pattern in the article above

Question- Is the NABARD Grade A objective or subjective exam?

Answer- The prelims exam is objective exam. The mains exam is combination of objective and subjective.

Question- How many phases are there to clear NABARD Grade A exam?

Answer- There are three phases to clear this prestigious exam. (i) Preliminary Examination (ii) Mains Examination (iii) Interview

Question-What are the different sections in NABARD Grade A mains Syllabus?

Answer- The different sections include English, Economics, Social Issues and topics related to legal services.

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