Sources to study General Awareness for NABARD Grade A 2020

NABARD Grade A General Awareness Preparation: NABARD Grade A Officer Prelims Exam is going to be held on coming 25 February 2020. It is very important to ace in the General Awareness section. You can easily clear the cut off if you prepare for this section wisely and from the right sources.

This year NABARD is all set to recruit 154 eligible candidates for the post of Grade A Officer in various segments of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. All the aspirants are advised to completely fill the online registration process before 3 February 2020 and kick-start their preparation for the exam as the competition is high.

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We have come up with the NABARD Grade A Prelims General Awareness preparation tips. Before the strategy, we want you to know NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern so that you don’t have to look for different sections of the exam.

NABARD Grade A General Awareness Preparation

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Pattern

NABARD Grade A Prelims General Awareness Section Preparation

Importance of General Awareness in NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam

General Awareness Preparation Tips

GA questions asked in NABARD Exam 2019

Some key points to keep in mind

Sources to study General Awareness for NABARD Grade A 2020

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Pattern

There are total of 7 sections in the prelims examination carrying a total of 200 marks. Here is the pattern:

S. No. Subjects Maximum Marks
1. Test of Reasoning 20 Marks
2. English Language 40 Marks
3. Computer Knowledge 20 Marks
4. General Awareness 20 Marks
5. Quantitative Aptitude 20 Marks
6. Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40 Marks
7. Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) 40 Marks
Total Marks 200 Marks

NABARD Grade A Prelims General Awareness Section Preparation 

Every section holds important in competitive examination. Also, section-wise full length strategy along with a consolidated strategy helps in acing the exam. General Awareness Section has a significant place in almost all the examination. Here we have tips and reason for preparing General Awareness for NABARD Grade A Exam.

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Importance Of General Awareness in NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam

General Awareness has its own significance due to the following reasons:

Part and Parcel of the Exam: GA is included as one of the section in NABARD Grade A Exam out of 7 sections and carries a total of 20 marks. So, preparing for it is crucial just like the other sections of the exam.

Score well: Like the other sections, it is less time consuming and do not requires calculation and mind breakthrough to get solved. You just have to memorize the facts and have to keep check on the national and international events with static GK.

Dynamic in nature: Unlike other section that have the well defined topics, General Awareness has current affairs with static awareness that makes it a dynamic portion. There will be a new event on almost daily basis and you will enjoy reading new happenings in our nation and world.

Enhance your skills for the work: Once you start reading General Awareness, you will get to know everything which is happening around. You will get to know new schemes and technology that can help you to manage your work better with upgraded resources in near future.

Decision making: Well, this is one good reason that why you should go for General Awareness. It improves your decision making skills making you aware of resource allocation that can be helpful for agricultural and rural areas.

General Awareness Preparation Tips

GA carries a weightage of 20 marks out of 200 marks in NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam. Here are preparation tips that will help you sail through the exam.

Read newspaper and monthly compilation: To keep yourself updated with the events, read a standard newspaper daily like The Hindu and Indian Express. You can also go for monthly magazines of current affairs. Read at least 4-5 months of current affairs to boost your knowledge and ace this section.

Previous year’s paper: Go through all the previous year’s paper to know how the questions are asked and what are the key areas the paper focuses on.

Make notes: Make offline as well as online notes for GA. It is not possible to write everything. So, write important topics and facts in a consolidated form.

Daily quiz: Solve current affairs and gk quiz daily in order to get an edge over other students. This is the best way of preparation.

Mock test: Solve sectional as well as full length mock test to enhance your skills, knowledge and score.

Videos: If you are not able to read all the events, go for current affairs videos that will cover everything in less time. You can visit Adda247 Youtube channel to get daily current affairs.

GA Questions Asked in NABARD Exam 2019

We have come up with some of the questions that were asked in Grade A Exam last year:

Q1: Who is present Chairman of LIC?
Answer: MR Kumar.

Q2: Which company has been conferred with the ‘Non-Life Insurer of The Year Award 2019 by the Assocham?
Answer: Bharti AXA General.


Q3: E Governance based on  Public-private Participation (PPP) model with which company?
Answer: Infosys.

Q4: How much amount has been allocated for MGNREGA this year in interim budget?
Answer: Rs. 60,000 crores.

Q5: The second edition of the India-Myanmar bilateral army exercise, IMBEX 2018-19, commenced in?
Answer: Chandigarh.

Q6: Paisa scheme platform launched by which bank?
Answer: Allahabad Bank.

Q7: Name the Best actor in Cannes 2019?
Answer: Antonio Banderas.

Q8: Who is the CEO of Truecaller?
Answer: Alan Mamedi.

Q9: Joint Military Exercise between  India & Sri lanka known as?
Answer: Mitra Shakti.

Q10: Who is the External Affairs Minister of India?
Answer: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

Q11: ‘S’ in Kusum Scheme stands for?
Answer: Suraksha.

Q12: Celestial Bodies book by which author?
Answer: Jokha al-Harthi.

Q13: Full form of MUDRA ?
Answer: Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency.

Q14: “Per drop more crop” under which scheme?
Answer: Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana.

Q15: Man Booker Prize Winner for “Celestial Bodies”?
Answer: Jokha Alharthi.

Some Key Points to Keep in Mind

  • If a country is being in news since long, or is in some issues with our nation, than candidates are advised to check the geographical feature of that country and also its currency and important facts.
  • The same applies for controversial geographical area.
  • Work on your positive points and solve questions related to events, policies and current affairs.
  • Give at least 20-30 minutes to GA and read static portion as well with current affairs.
  • Revise everything you read at least 2-3 times.

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