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NABARD Grade A & B 2022 Complete Syllabus

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NABARD Grade A & B 2022 Syllabus

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.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2022 Phase 1 (Prelims)

Quantitative Aptitude

Data InterpretationQuadratic Equations
Number SeriesSimplification/Approximation
Profit & LossSI & CI Interest
Data SufficiencyPartnerships & Discounts
Ratio and ProportionProblems on Ages
MensurationPercentage

Reasoning

Puzzles (Seating arrangement)Linear seating arrangement (floor-based)
SyllogismData sufficiency
Statement based questions (Verbal Reasoning)Inequality
Miscellaneous QuestionsInput-Output
Blood relationsCoding-Decoding
Series completionOrder and Ranking

English Langauge

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.

General Awareness

Current Affairs (Agriculture Focused),Banking Awareness and Economy (Agriculture Focused),
Agricultural Insurance,Important people in the news,
Sports News,Appointments

Computer Knowledge

Networking,Input-output devices,
DBMS,MS Office,
Internet,History of computer & generations,
Abbreviations,Keyboard Shortcuts,
Computer Terminology,Operating system

Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)

Agriculture,Agronomy,
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,
Fisheries,Forestry,
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,
Social Justice.

NABARD Grade A 2022 Syllabus Phase 2 (Mains)

Topics under Economic & Social Issues

Nature of Indian EconomySocial Structure in India
Structural and Institutional featuresMulticulturalism
Economic underdevelopmentDemographic trends
Opening up the Indian Economy – GlobalisationUrbanization and Migration
Economic Reforms in India – PrivatisationGender Issues
Inflation – Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual IncomeJoint family system – Social Infrastructure
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India – Rural and UrbanEducation – Health and Environment
Measurement of PovertyEducation – Status & System of Education
Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the GovernmentSocio-Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy
Population Trends – Population Growth and Economic Development – Population Policy in IndiaEducational relevance and educational wastage
Agriculture – Characteristics / Status – Technical and Institutional changes in Indian AgricultureEducational Policy for India
– Agricultural performance – Issues in Food Security in India – Non-Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural creditSocial Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
Industry – Industrial and Labour PolicySocio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes
Industrial performance – Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development – – Public Sector EnterprisesPositive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged
Rural banking and financial institutions in IndiaSocial Movements
Reforms in Banking/ Financial sectorIndian Political Systems
Globalisation of EconomyHuman Development
Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank –Current Affairs related to Economy
WTO – Regional Economic Cooperation WTO – Regional Economic Co-operationCurrent Affairs related to Social Issues

Topics under Agriculture & Rural Development (ARD)

Agriculture: Definition, Meaning and its branchesAgronomy: Definition, Meaning, and Scope of agronomy
Classification of field cropsFactors affecting crop production
Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systemsAgro-Climatic Zones
Seed production, seed processing, seed villageProblems of dryland agriculture
Precision FarmingMeteorology: Weather parameters, crop-weather advisory
Organic farmingSystem of Crop Intensification

Other Important Topics under ARD

Other Important TopicsDescriptions of the Topics
Soil and Water ConservationMajor soil types,
soil fertility,
fertilisers,
soil erosion,
soil conservation,
watershed management
Water ResourceIrrigation 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- EngineeringFarm Machinery and Power,
Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar, and biomass,
biofuels,
water harvesting structures,
farm ponds,
watershed management,
Agro-Processing,
Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins, and grain silos.
Plantation & HorticultureDefinition, 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 HusbandryFarm 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.
FisheriesFisheries 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.
ForestryBasic 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 ExtensionsIts 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 ChangeEcology 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 activitiesRecent 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.

NABARD Grade B Syllabus

NABARD Grade B 2022 Phase 1 (Prelims)

Test of Reasoning

  • Puzzles
  • Data sufficiency
  • Input-Output
  • Statement based questions,
  • Inequality
  • Miscellaneous Questions.

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Spotting / Phrase Replace
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumble

Computer Knowledge

  • Networking
  • Input/output devices
  • DBMS
  • MS Office
  • History of computer & generations, Shortcuts
  • Internet

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs and Banking and Economy
  • Insurance

Quantitative Aptitude

  • HCF and LCM
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data interpretation
  • Inequalities
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Speed, Time and distance

Economic & Social Issue

  • Nature of Indian Economy
  • Globalization
  • Economic Reforms
  • Privatization, Inflation
  • Economic Underdevelopment
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Education, Social Justice
  • Human Development
  • Education
  • Social Justice
  • Social structure in India
  • Demographic trends

Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Soil Erosion and Water Conservation
  • Water resource
  • Farm & Agri Engineering
  • Plantation & Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Fisheries, Forestry
  • Agriculture ExtensionsEcology & Climatic Changes
  • Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture

NABARD Grade B Phase 2 (Mains) Syllabus

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:

  1. Essay writing, comprehension
  2. report writing
  3. paragraph writing
  4. Letter writing

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:

  • Nature of Indian Economy
  • Structural and Institutional features
  • Economic underdevelopment
  • Opening up the Indian Economy
  • Globalization
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Privatization. Inflation
  • Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income. 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 the 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 Page 8 of 25 educational wastage
  • Educational Policy for India.
  • Social Justice:
  • Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
  • socio-economic programs for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes.
  • Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged:
  • Social Movements
  • Indian Political Systems
  • Human Development.
  • Current Economic & Social Issue

Agriculture and Rural Development:

  • Agriculture:
  • Definition
  • meaning and its branches
  • Agronomy:
  • Definition
  • meaning and scope of agronomy
  • Classification of field crops
  • Factors affecting crop production
  • Agro Climatic Zones
  • Cropping Systems
  • Definition
  • types of cropping systems
  • Problems of dryland 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
  • minor irrigation.
  • Farm and Agri Engineering:
  • Farm Machinery and Power,
  • Sources of power on the farm:
  • human
  • animal
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Biomass
  • Biofuels
  • water harvesting structures
  • farm ponds
  • watershed management
  • Agro-Processing
  • Controlled and modified storage
  • perishable food storage
  • Godowns
  • Bins
  • Grain silos.
  • Plantation & Horticulture:
  • Definition
  • Meaning
  • Branches

Paper III

This is also an MCQ test based on:

  • Development Economics:
  • Measures of development,
  • Economic Development Models,
  • role of subsidies,
  • importance of savings and investment,
  • Importance of agriculture,
  • Terms of trade in agriculture,
  • Development issues in India – Post-2015 Agenda.
  • Statistics:
  • Basic statistical concepts,
  • Summarizing of data,
  • Frequency distribution,
  • Measures of Central Tendency,
  • Relative dispersion,
  • Elementary Probability,
  • Relative Frequency Approach,
  • sampling,
  • Axiomatic Approach,
  • Analysis of frequency distribution,
  • Correlation,
  • Regression,
  • Sampling Methods,
  • Time Series Analysis.
  • Finance & Management:
  • Financial system in India;
  • Regulation of Banks & Financial Institutions,
  • Banking and Financial Institutions in India;
  • financial system
  • Microfinance,
  • its significance and importance;
  • Union Budget;
  • Project finance
  • Concept of project cycle management,
  • Private and Social Cost-Benefit significance of development finance,
  • Financial Inclusion:
  • Concept of project cycle management,
  • Private and Social Cost-Benefit significance of development finance,
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Management:
  • its nature and scope;
  • The Management Processes;
  • Planning,
  • Organization,
  • Staffing,
  • Directing
  • Controlling;
  • The Role of a Manager in an Organisation.
  • Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles;
  • Leadership Theories;
  • A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.

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FAQs

How many vacancies were there in 2021?

According to the NABARD Grade A 2021 notification the total number of vacancies for the grade A post (RDBS – Generalist & Rajbhasha) were 153.

What is the salary of a NABARD Grade A officer? +

The Gross Emoluments are around Rs.70000/- at the present rate of dearness allowance. The Initial Monthly In-hand Salary is Rs. 60,000/-.

Is NABARD Grade-A a government job? +

Yes, its a government job as 99% of its stake belongs to the Government of India.

What is the selection process of NABARD Grade-A Recruitment? +

The examination will be conducted in three phases: Phase-I Prelims Exam Phase-II Mains Exam Phase-III Interview

Who is eligible for NABARD Jobs? +

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.

Is there any number of attempts for the NABARD Grade A exam? +

No, there is no minimum number of attempts for the NABARD Grade A exam.

Is the NABARD Grade A exam an yearly Exam? +

Yes, it is conducted every year.

What will be the location for the interview rounds? +

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.

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