NABARD (Mains) Phase II – Descriptive Syllabus

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Paper-I (Descriptive) General English: (Common for AM (RDBS), AM (Rajbhasha), AM (Legal) and Manager (RDBS) 
The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks. Duration: 3 hrs The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall be assessed from the Descriptive English paper through 
  • Essay writing
  • Comprehension
  • Report writing 
  • Paragraph writing 
  • Letter writing
Paper–II (Descriptive) Economic and Social Issues : for Asst. Manager (RDBS) and Manager (RDBS) only 

  • The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks. Duration: 3 hrs. 
  • The paper will be set bilingually in Hindi and English and can be answered either wholly in Hindi or English. 
  • Paper II (Descriptive) for AM (Legal Service) only The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks. Duration: 3 hrs. 

Paper II – Economic and Social Issues: 
  • 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.
  • Objectives of Economy Planning- Evaluation of Indian Planning 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 Marketing Development of banking and financial institutions in India - Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector. 
  • Globalisation 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 favour of the under privileged
  • Social Movements - Indian Political Systems - Human Development. Current Economic & Social Issues.

 Paper II – Legal: 

  • The Constitution of India
  • Indian Contract Act, 1872
  • Partnership Act, 1932
  • Companies Act, 1956
  • The Code of Civil Procedure, 190
  • The Transfer of Property Act, 1882
  • Sales of Good Act (8) Industrial Disputes Acts, 1947
  • Trade Union Act, 1926
  • Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  • Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • Indian Easements Act, 1882
  • Specific Relief Act
  • Indian Succession Act, 1925
  • Hindu Succession Act, 1956
  • Information Technology Act 2005
  • RTI Act, 2005
  • Sarfaesi Act, 2002

Paper III – Analytical Paper on Development, Statistics, finance and Management: Development Economics: For Manager (RDBS) only 
  • 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. 
Statistics: Basic statistical concepts, Summarizing of data, Frequency distribution, Measures of Central Tendency, Relative dispersion, Elementary probability, Relative frequency approach, sampling, Axiomatic Approach, Elements of integration and differentiation, Set theory and their applications, Permutations and Combinations, Matrices, concept, notation and types, Analysis of frequency distribution

Finance: Financial system in India; Banking and financial Institutions in India; Informal financial system- features, characteristics and issues; Micro finance significance and importance; Union fiscal budget; Project finance, Assessment and Sources for block capital, working capital, Infrastructure financing- Sources of capital, instruments and methods, salient features; Development finance- scope and needs of development finance; Concept of project cycle management, Log-frame analysis, goal oriented planning; Participatory rural appraisal, significance of development finance.

Management: Functions of Management and tools of management; Leadership styles; Human Resource Development; Organizational climate; Motivation; Change management; Organizational Communication; Role of hierarchy in organisations; Strategy planning & Management- SWOT analysis, Evolving Organizational Vision-Mission-Goal, Development planning and Joint problem solving; Corporate Governance and Corporate Responsibility- Elements of good corporate governance; Right to Information Act- Whistle blower schemes; Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility, methods of executing corporate social responsibility.

NOTE:  The above syllabus is only indicative and not exhaustive.