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NABARD Grade A & B officer are two of the most sought after job positions in NABARD. The syllabus for the same will be presented in this section.
|Data Interpretation||Quadratic Equations|
|Profit & Loss||SI & CI Interest|
|Data Sufficiency||Partnerships & Discounts|
|Ratio and Proportion||Problems on Ages|
|Puzzles (Seating arrangement)||Linear seating arrangement (floor-based)|
|Statement based questions (Verbal Reasoning)||Inequality|
|Series completion||Order and Ranking|
|Reading comprehension,||Cloze test,|
|Sentence improvement,||Spotting the errors,|
|Fill in the blanks,||Sentence rearrangement,|
|One word out,||Fillers- Single/ Double,|
|Idioms and Phrases,||Vocabulary-based questions.|
|Current Affairs (Agriculture Focused),||Banking Awareness and Economy (Agriculture Focused),|
|Agricultural Insurance,||Important people in the news,|
|Internet,||History of computer & generations,|
|Computer Terminology,||Operating system|
Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)
|Classification of field crops,||Factors affecting crop production,|
|Agro-Climatic Zones,||Cropping Systems,|
|Problems of dryland agriculture,||Seed production,|
|Seed processing,||Seed village,|
|Meteorology,||Soil and Water Conservation,|
|Water Resource,||Farm and Agri Engineering,|
|Plantation & Horticulture,||Animal Husbandry,|
|Ecology and Climate Change,||Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities,|
|Rural Development,||Rural population in India,|
|Panchayati Raj Institutions.|
Economic and Social Issues (ESI)
|Nature of Indian Economy,||Structural and Institutional features,|
|Economic underdevelopment,||Opening up the Indian Economy,|
|Globalisation, Economic,||Reforms in India– Privatisation,|
|Inflation,||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 Industry,||Rural banking and financial institutions in India,|
|Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector,||The globalisation of the Economy,|
|Social Structure in India,||Education,|
Topics under Economic & Social Issues
|Nature of Indian Economy||Social Structure in India|
|Structural and Institutional features||Multiculturalism|
|Economic underdevelopment||Demographic trends|
|Opening up the Indian Economy – Globalisation||Urbanization and Migration|
|Economic Reforms in India – Privatisation||Gender Issues|
|Inflation – Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income||Joint family system – Social Infrastructure|
|Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India – Rural and Urban||Education – Health and Environment|
|Measurement of Poverty||Education – Status & System of Education|
|Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government||Socio-Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy|
|Population Trends – Population Growth and Economic Development – Population Policy in India||Educational relevance and educational wastage|
|Agriculture – Characteristics / Status – Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture||Educational Policy for India|
|– Agricultural performance – Issues in Food Security in India – Non-Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit||Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes|
|Industry – Industrial and Labour Policy||Socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes|
|Industrial performance – Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development – – Public Sector Enterprises||Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged|
|Rural banking and financial institutions in India||Social Movements|
|Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector||Indian Political Systems|
|Globalisation of Economy||Human Development|
|Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank –||Current Affairs related to Economy|
|WTO – Regional Economic Cooperation WTO – Regional Economic Co-operation||Current Affairs related to Social Issues|
Topics under Agriculture & Rural Development (ARD)
|Agriculture: Definition, Meaning and its branches||Agronomy: Definition, Meaning, and Scope of agronomy|
|Classification of field crops||Factors affecting 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||Meteorology: Weather parameters, crop-weather advisory|
|Organic farming||System of Crop Intensification|
Other Important Topics under ARD
|Other Important Topics||Descriptions of the Topics|
|Soil and Water Conservation||Major soil types,|
|Water Resource||Irrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation,|
command area development,
water conservation techniques,
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,
water harvesting structures,
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.
value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
|Animal Husbandry||Farm animals and their role in the 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 the 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.
management and exploitation – freshwater, brackish water, and marine;
Aquaculture- Inland and marine;
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, agroforestry, joint forest management.
Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015.
Recent developments under the 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 the 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, GreenHouse Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact on agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.
Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management, and conservation. Causes of climate change, GreenHouse Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact on 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 the 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.
Test of Reasoning
Economic & Social Issue
Agriculture and Rural Development
Paper 1 - Descriptive English syllabus:
This test will assess the analytical and drafting ability of the candidate. Questions will be based on the following topics:
Paper 2 - Objective + Descriptive
Paper 2 of the main examination would be in MCQ format and would test the knowledge of the candidate in the Economic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural Development (with a focus on Rural India).
Economic and Social Issue:
Agriculture and Rural Development:
This is also an MCQ test based on:
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According to the NABARD Grade A 2021 notification the total number of vacancies for the grade A post (RDBS – Generalist & Rajbhasha) were 153.
The Gross Emoluments are around Rs.70000/- at the present rate of dearness allowance. The Initial Monthly In-hand Salary is Rs. 60,000/-.
Yes, its a government job as 99% of its stake belongs to the Government of India.
The examination will be conducted in three phases: Phase-I Prelims Exam Phase-II Mains Exam Phase-III Interview
Anyone with a Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate. The recruitment notification for 2022 is not out yet. We will update changes if any once the NABARD Grade A & B 2022 notification gets out.
No, there is no minimum number of attempts for the NABARD Grade A exam.
Yes, it is conducted every year.
Some of the centres chosen for mains would be chosen for conducting interviews as well. However, the official announcement will be made regarding the same.