How to prepare for NABARD Grade B Exam 2017


As we all know that NABARD Recruitment Notification 2017 is already out! National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) had released the notification for Recruitment to the post of Officers in Grade ‘B’ recently and the prelims examination will be held in August. So students, it’s high time to start your preparations for the exam. NABARD is an apex development bank in India, headquartered at Mumbai with branches all over India. So it’s a great opportunity for all the Banking Aspirants to work with a renowned bank of India and one should not miss it at any cost. So, here are a few tips to crack NABARD Grade B 2017.

  • Know the Pattern of examination
As we all know that the pattern of NABARD Grade B is completely different from any other banking examination so one must be careful while preparing for the exam. Seven different subjects will be asked in Preliminary Examination or say Phase I. It will be an objective type paper and the multiple choice questions will carry a total of 200 marks. There will be a composite time of 120 minutes. The Preliminary Examination can be divided into seven parts:
i) Test of Reasoning – 20 marks
ii) English Language – 40 marks
iii) Computer Knowledge –20 marks
iv) General Awareness – 20 marks
v) Quantitative Aptitude – 20 marks
vi) Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) –40 marks
vii) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) - 40 marks
Phase II or say Mains Examination will be a mix of descriptive paper and MCQs. Paper I will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks and will be testing General English knowledge of the candidates. And Paper II will be asking multiple choice questions carrying 100 marks on Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) for General Posts and Agriculture for candidates applying for Manager (RDBS) Agriculture Post. Duration will be 90 minutes for each paper.
Phase III will be an objective type paper will be asking questions on Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management carrying 100 marks. Exam duration will be 90 minutes.
So students, this examination is going to be very difficult as the number of seats is limited and the syllabus being asked is not only different from other examinations but also vast as compared to them all. Adda247 also provides you with Ebooks for NABARD Examination. You can go through the Syllabus and prepare accordingly.

  • Set up a time table
The examination is going to be held in the upcoming month so you need to have a proper plan for your studies. Now that it’s high time for your preparations, you need to dedicate most of your everyday hours to your studies only. Sort the important topics into a checklist and settle on how each and every point is to be revised before appearing for the examination. It really helps you focus learning and assess your progress. Once you are done with the topics in advance, you get enough of extra hours to revise everything that you have already done. Regular studies reduce the level of stress, as the number of topics to be done does not accumulate into blizzards, hence provide the aspirant with a better physical and mental health. Do get at least 8 hours of sleep every day as it improves memory recall and the ability to concentrate.

  • Assess your progress
Practicing with test series helps you ace the original tests/examinations. You can identify what topics you are good at and where you lack. That way, in the original examination, you will choose to attempt the very section first that you are very good, or say fast at. Adda247 provides you with test series for NABARD Examination too. Computer based Test Series for NABARD Examination also help you save your time as they simulate the real tests and let you know you how to attempt the questions in a way that you are able to attempt the maximum number of questions within the given time limit. It also gives you an All India Rank so as you can assess where you stand and how much more you need to work. It helps them to ascertain how much time they spend on an average in solving a particular question and avoid situations where the bottom falls out of all their strategies when they get stuck pondering over a single low-scoring question for too long and thereby overlooking other high-scoring questions.

  • Do read newspapers
Reading newspaper is a must when you are preparing for NABARD Grade B examination as a large number of questions will be asked on social issues and economy and newspapers no doubt helps you cover a lot of it. Try to read Business or Economy based newspapers more as most of the questions asked will be from this section only. Also focus on news that focuses on agrarian as well as social issues. You need to focus on schemes being launched for rural parts of India, farmers, etc. Avoid focusing on the news that is unimportant from the point of examination. Reading newspapers also helps you perform well at Personal Interview round as most of the questions asked are based on current affairs only. English skills can also be improved if you maintain reading newspapers on a regular basis. Do read the editorial of the newspaper you read as it helps you know how one should write. Read it, pick a random hot topic and start writing something on your own. You need to do it as there will be a descriptive paper in the second phase of the examination. So students, reading a newspaper is of high importance and indispensable.


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