NABARD Grade A Free Material

Hi friends. Seeing you on this page, I think it is safe to assume that you have your sights fixed on the upcoming NABARD Grade A exams.

However, it’s my duty to inform you that cracking the NABARD Grade A exam won’t be an easy task.

Aspirants prepare for the exams with all their hearts and minds, and this means you will face tough competition.

This heavy competition that you are so definitely bound to faceduring the NABARD Grade A recruitments easily causes it to be one of the toughest exams in the country today.

Now just for a while let’s divulge and ask ourselves why so many people flock to compete in this exam annually.

Well, it’s because cracking the NABARD Grade A exam is what will grant you the opportunity to be a NABARD Grade A officer, have guaranteed career stability, great compensations, work steadiness, work fulfillment, and the opportunity to play a part in the nation’s rural, agricultural, and economic development.

So, getting back to the topic at hand, to crack the NABARD Grade B exam or any other exam for that matter would require you to keep in mind something that I have written about in the next lines. So read carefully.

There are two points that will decide whether someone will make it through in their exams or not. The first is the will power and determination of the candidate. This is something that will make him work really hard to prepare for the exam.

The second is the right study material for that particular exam,withoutwhich even the hardest and the most motivated of workers can’t make it through to the other side.

Furthermore,the candidate needs to make sure that he carries both of the above points together while preparing for the exam if he wishes to succeed.

Both of the aforementioned points are useless in and of themselves if taken individually.

Therefore I repeat, the candidate needs to carry both of the points together if he wishes to succeed in his exams.

Having said that, I want to say that the first point, which is the required motivation and will power, is a responsibility that will be entirely yours to take. I’ll play no part in that.

The second point, however, is where I have got you covered.

Assuming that you are preparedto work the absolute daylightsoff your selves to crack the upcoming NABARD Grade B exam, I have compiled for you the most requested for and important NABARD Grade A exam preparation materials and notes; and guess what, all of these materials are for free.

Now, before I go over to hand out to you the free NABARD Grade A study materials and notes, let us take a look at the NABARD Grade A exam pattern and the various NABARD Grade A exam subjects and the topics that lie therein.

    NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

    S. No.Test NameNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTotal Time
    1.Reasoning20202 hours or
    120 minutes
    2.English Language4040
    3.Computer Knowledge2020
    4.General Awareness2020
    5.Quantitative Aptitude2020
    6.ESI: Economic and Social Issues (focus on Rural India)4040
    7.ARD: Agriculture and Rural Development (focus on Rural India)4040
    NABARD Grade A Selection Criteria

    NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern 2020

    S. No.ExamName of TestMax. MarksTotal Time
    1.Paper 1 (Descriptive Test)General English : The paper would include questions on essay writing, report writing, precis writing, comprehension, letter writing, and paragraph writing.10090 minutes
    2.Paper 2ESI and ARD (with focus on Rural India)10090 minutes
    Total200180 minutes
    NABARD Grade A Selection Criteria

    NABARD Grade A Prelims Syllabus

    Name of SectionTopics Asked
    Reasoning AbilityPuzzles & Seating Arrangement
    Data Sufficiency
    Statement Based Questions (Verbal Reasoning)
    Miscellaneous Questions
    Input - Output
    Blood Relations
    Coding - Decoding
    Quatitative AptitudeData Interpretations
    Quadratic Equations
    Number Series
    Data Sufficiency
    Arithmetic Questions
    Quantity Comparisons
    Mathematical Inequalities
    English LanguageReading Comprehension
    Cloze Test
    Sentence Improvement
    Spotting the Errors
    Fill in the Blanks
    Sentence Rearrangement
    Para Jumbles
    New Pattern Questions
    General AwarenessQuestions based on Current Affairs, Banking, Economy, and Insurance.
    Current Affairs questions will be based on recent appointments, sports, awards, and honours, new schemes, international and national news, latest science and technological developments.
    Computer KnowledgeTopics like Input - Output devices, Networking, DBMS, MS Office, Internet, History of Computer & Generations, Shortcuts.

    NABARD Grade A Mains Syllabus: Paper II –ESI

    Topic NameSyllabus Detail
    Indian Economy and Its NatureInstitutional & Structural Features
    Economic Underdevelopment
    Opening Up the Indian Economy
    Economic Reforms in India
    InflationVarious trends regarding inflation and the impacts they have on Individual Income and National Economy
    Employment Generation & Poverty Allevation in IndiaUrban & Rural
    Measurement of Poverty
    Poverty Alleviation Pragrammes of the Government.
    Population TrendsPopulation Growth and Economic Development
    Population Policy in India.
    AgricultureCharacteristics / Status
    Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture
    Agricultural performance
    Issues in Food Security in India
    Non-Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit.
    IndustryIndustrial and Labour Policy
    Industrial Performance
    Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development
    Public Sector Enterprises.
    Financial Institutions and Rural banking in IndiaReforms in the Financial Sector / Banking.
    Economic GlobalizationInternational Funding Institutions and their roles
    IMF & World Bank
    Regional Economic Co-operation.
    Social Structure in IndiaMulticulturalism
    Demographic Trends
    Urbanization and Migration
    Gender Issues Joint Family System
    Social Infrastructure
    Health and Environment.
    EducationStatus & System of Education
    Socio-Economic Problems Associated with Illiteracy
    Educational Relevance and Educational Wastage
    Educational Policy for India.
    Social Justice pertaining to the various castes and classesProblems of scheduled tribes and scheduled castes
    Socio-economic programmes directed towards Scheduled castes, Scheduled tribes, and Other Backward Classes.
    Positive Discrimination or steps to favour the underprivileged classesSocial Movements
    Indian Political Systems
    Human Development

    NABARD Grade A Mains Syllabus: Paper II –ARD

    Topic NameSyllabus Detail
    AgricultureDefinition, Meaning and its Mranches
    Agronomy: Definition, Meaning, and Scope of Agronomy
    Classification of Field Crops
    Factors Affecting Crop Production
    Argo Climatic Zones
    Types of Cropping Systems and their Sefinitions
    Problems faced if land is dry - Seed Production & Processing, and Seed Village
    Meteorology: Weather Parameters, Crop-Weather Advisory
    Precision Farming
    System of Crop Intensification
    Organic Farming
    Soil and Water ConservationMajor Soil Types
    Soil Fertility
    Soil Erosion
    Soil Conservation
    Watershed Management
    Water ResourceIrrigation Management
    Types of Irrigation
    Sources of Irrigation
    Crop-Water Requirement
    Command Area Development
    Water Conservation Techniques
    Irrigation Pumps
    Major, Medium and Minor Irrigation
    Agri and Farm EngineeringPower and Machinery related to Farms
    Power Sources on the farm - animal, human, electrical, mechanical, wind, biomass and solar, biofuels
    Water Harvesting Structures
    Farm Ponds
    Agro Processing
    Modified & controlled storage, storage of perishable foods, bins, godowns, and grain silos.
    Horticulture & Plantation Meaning, Definition, and its Branchess
    Production Technology and Agronomic practices with respect to various horticulture and plantation crops.
    Value and supply chain management of Horticulture & Plantation crops, Post-harvest management of the same.
    Animal HusbandryFarm animals and their role in the Indian economy.
    Animal husbandry methods in India.
    Commonly used terminologies pertaining to the different species of livestock.
    Utility classification of breeds of cattle.
    Introduction to common fodders and feeds, their utility and classification.
    Introduction to the industry of poultry in India.
    Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management.
    Socio-Economic implications of mixed farming on the farmer in India and the concept of mixed farming.
    Livestock and Poultry production and their obligatory and complimentary relationship with that of agricultural farming.
    FisheriesFisheries Resources
    Exploitation and management – marine water, freshwater, and brackish water.
    Aquaculture- Inland and Marine
    Post-Harvest Technology
    Importance of fisheries in India.
    Common terms pertaining to fish production.
    ForestryBasic concepts of Forest and Forestry
    Management, mensuration, and Economics regarding Forests, and the of Principles of silviculture.
    Concepts of agroforestry, social forestry, joint forest management.
    Legislation and Policies regarding forests in India, 2015 Report on the State of forests in India.
    Ministry of Forest, Environment, and Climate change
    Ministry of Forest, Environment, and Climate Change and Recent developments under them.
    Agriculture ExtensionsIts role and importance, evaluations methods of extension programmes.
    KVK’s (Krishi Vigyan Kendra) role in the dissemination of technologies based on Agriculture.
    Ecology and Climate ChangeEcology and how it is its relevant to man, sustainable management and conservation of natural resources.
    Climate change and its causes, GHGs (green House Gases), countries emitting high amounts of GHGs, and climate analysis.
    Distinguish between adaptation and mitigation.
    Climate change and its impact on rural livelihoods and agriculture.
    Carbon credit
    IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings
    Funding mechanisms for climate change projects
    Indian government initiatives like SAPCC, NAPCC, INDC.
    Present Scenario of agriculture and allied activities in IndiaTrends of recent times
    Major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance.
    Viability of agriculture
    Factors of Production in agriculture
    Agricultural Finance and Marketing
    Globalization and its impacts on Indian Agriculture and the issue of food security.
    Concept and Types of Farm Management.
    Rural DevelopmentConcept of Rural Area
    Structure of the Indian Rural Economy.
    Rural sector of India and its importance and role.
    Social, Demographic, and Economic characteristics of the rural economy of India.
    Causes of Rural Backwardness.
    Rural population in India
    Occupational structure
    Agricultural Laborers, Handicrafts, Tribes/Forest dwellers, Farmers, Artisans, Traders and others in the rural parts of India.
    Changing trends in rural workforce and rural population in India.
    Problems and conditions of rural labour
    Issues and challenges in Hand-looms.
    Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working.
    NRLM, MGNREGA – Drinking Water Programmes in Rural India, Aajeevika, Swachh Bharat, Housing in Rural Area, PURA, and other programs related to rural development.

    This brings us to the end of this extremely comprehensive and detailed list of the NABARD Grade A syllabus.

    Now that you know the syllabus in detail, you’ll find below the links to the most frequently asked for free study materials pertaining to the NABARD Grade A exam. With that, I bid you farewell and Goodluck.

    Free NABARD Grade A Exam Materials and Notes:

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