National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is the summit of a Development Financial Institution that provides to the needs of the rural population by providing credit for agriculture and other economic activities in rural areas in India. NABARD Bank is one of the most popular banks in India, which is why there are more than thousands of youths attracted every year and aims to join the banking sector. The bank engrosses eligible candidates both on a regular and contractual basis. In this article, we have provided detailed information on NABARD Grade A Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021.
NABARD will release the official notification for the Grade A post in the upcoming weeks. Last year, a total of 154 vacancies for the Grade A post were employed as per the official notification by NABARD.
NABARD Recruitment to Group A post is conducted for Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS), Protocol & Security Service (P&SS), Rajbhasha and Legal. This is also one of the popular exams conducted by NABARD. The selection for RDBS post is done based on the preliminary exam, mains exam, and interview. The Selection for the P&SS post will be through the interview only. Hence, it is time to prepare well for the NABRAD Grade A exam. Knowing the exam pattern and the syllabus also play a very important role in the preparation for the exam.
Here are the few detailed information about the NABARD Grade A exam pattern and syllabus.
NABARD Grade A Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021
NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern
NABARD selection process for Grade A will be conducted in these following phases:
- Phase I – Preliminary Exam
- Phase II – Mains Exam
- Phase III – Interview Process
Phase I Preliminary exam is an online objective test. It is the first step in the screening process. The candidates who perform well in the Preliminary exam are called for appearing in the Main Exam. The marks secured in the Phase I will not be considered for the final selection. The calling ratio for Main Exam shall be 1:25 and also for every wrong answer there will be a negative marking of 0.25
Let’s look into the details of the NABARD Grade A Exam pattern of the Prelims Exam.
|Topics||Maximum Marks||Time Allotted|
|Economic and Social Issues||40|
|Agriculture and Rural Development||40|
Phase II Mains Exam is an Objective and descriptive type online. In the Mains Exam if the candidate scores minimum or more from the cut off marks then he/she will be shortlisted for the Phase III Interview. The calling ratio for the Interview shall be 1:5 and also for every wrong answer there will be a negative marking of 0.25
Let’s look into details of NABARD Exam pattern of the Prelims Exam.
NABARD Phase II Mains consist of two papers.
Paper I – Common for all posts
This consisted of a topic like General English
Paper-II – Different for all posts
Wherein, For General post topics like Economic & Social Issues, Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) and for all other posts it is related to Discipline.
|Paper I: General English||Descriptive||100|
|Paper-II: For General||MCQ||100|
|Paper-II: All other posts||MCQ||100|
Phase III Interview process is mainly carried out for those who qualify in the Phase II Examinations by securing a high rank in merit. The weightage for the Interview process is 25 marks.
NABARD Grade A Syllabus
After knowing the exam pattern it’s time to know the syllabus and topics to be covered for NABARD Grade A Exam. Let us have a detailed look at it.
Starting with NABARD Grade A Syllabus Phase I – Preliminary Exam
|NAME OF THE SECTION||TOPIC ASKED|
|· Data Sufficiency
· Blood relations
|· Data Interpretations
· Number series
· Arithmetic Questions
· Quadratic Equations
|English Language||· Reading Comprehension
· Spotting errors
· Para Jumbles
· Cloze tests
|General Awareness||· Current Affairs
· MS Office
As mentioned NABARD Phase II has two papers wherein Paper I is English Writing and Paper II is Economic and Social Issues. Few topics in Paper-II for General post need more attention, as All other post is related to Discipline.
Economic & Social Issues
· Population Trends
· Globalization of economy
· Social Justice
· Poverty Alleviation
Agriculture & Rural Development
· Soil and water conservation
· Water Resources
· Plantation & Horticulture
· Ecology & Climate
· Rural Development
Phase III is anyways an Interview Process.
Important dates for NABARD Grade A Exam
The application for NABARD Grade A 2021 will start after the official notification is released.
|Application Form||17th July 2021|
|Last date to apply online||7th August 2021|
|Prelims exam for NABARD Grade A||18th September 2021|
After having a very thorough knowledge about the exam pattern, syllabus and also the released dates of the exam all left to do is prepare and qualify for Phase III.
All the best for your upcoming examination!