NABARD Exam Analysis 2019 – Grade A Review | 15th June, Shift 1

NABARD Assistant Manager Prelims Exam has conducted its online examination today, and the first shift is over now. This article will give you the opportunity to analyze the NABARD Assistant Manager 2019 exam and question asked in the Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture &  Rural Development (with focus on Rural India).  After critical analysis and review given by candidates who have appeared for the first shift, we would say that this year’s NABARD Assistant Manager Prelims Shift-1 examination was of an Easy to Moderate level.

The Online Examination constituted of an objective test which had seven sections namely Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture &  Rural Development (with focus on Rural India). The objective test had a composite time of 120 minutes for all seven sections.

Subjects Good Attempts
Test of Reasoning 16-18
English Language 27-31
Computer Knowledge 17-19
General Awareness 11-13
Quantitative Aptitude 12-14
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 19-23
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) 16-19
Overall 121-136

Reasoning ( Easy)

There were 2 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement which are given below:-

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Topic No. of Questions Level
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 09 Easy-Moderate
Data Sufficiency  (2 statements) 02 Easy
Syllogism 04 Easy
Inequalities 02 Easy
Order and Randing 03 Easy
Total 20 Easy

Quantitative Aptitude (Moderate)

There were 2 sets of Data Interpretation questions. Types of DIs were as follows:

  • Pie Chart + Tabular
  • Caselet DI  (schools has given of 2 states A and B)

Topic No. of Questions Level
Data Interpretation 10 Moderate
Missing Number Series  05 Easy
Time and Work 01 Moderate
Boat and Stream 01 Easy
Profit and Loss 01 Moderate
SI and CI 01 Moderate
Percentage 01 Easy
Total 20 Moderate

English Language ( Moderate)

The level of this section was moderate in comparison with the rest of the examination. There was 2 set of Reading Comprehension.  The theme of Reading Comprehension was  Sleep Disorder.  The other RC was paragraph-based. The Cloze test was based on Labour & Industry.

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 13 Moderate
Cloze Test 07 Moderate
Error Detection (double) 05 Moderate  
Sentence Based Error 05 Moderate  
Single Word Filler 05 Easy-Moderate  
Sentence Arrangement 05 Easy-Moderate  
Total 40 Moderate

Computer Knowledge  (Easy)

The questions asked in Computer Knowledge section were easy. The topics which were asked in computer knowledge section were as follows:

  • System Software
  • Application Software
  • TCP/IP protocol
  • SMTP protocol
  • Memory – RAM, ROM, permanent memory
  • Office key command – Ctrl + F
  • IP Address full forms 
  • Name of search engine.

General Awareness(Moderate – Difficult): 

Overall the section was Moderate – Difficult level. Questions were asked from last 4 months current affairs. 2-3 questions were also asked from interim affairs. Minister of External Affairs & Joint Military Exercise Mitra Shakti was asked.

Economic & Social Issues (Moderate):

Overall the section was of moderate level. The topics which were asked economic & social issues were section were as follows. Around 15 questions were based on central & state government schemes.

  • ESI
  • NITI Aayog (formation)
  • Solar subsidy
  • Scheme supported by IMF
  • SECC percentage (rural household)
  • Gobar Dhan ministry
  • PMKVY scheme
  • Impress scheme
  • SANKALP and STRIVE scheme
  • Pension amount shram yogi maan dhan yojana (PMSYM)
  • Kalia scheme
  • Solar chakra scheme
  • Atal bhujal yojna
  • Per drop more crop under which scheme?
  • S in Kusum scheme stands for?
Agriculture & Rural Development (Moderate): 
Candidates had to struggle with this section as it was of moderate level. There were questions from crops, soils, weather, Rainfall and Schemes for Rural Development like

  • NRLM
  • Horticulture
  • PH of alkaline soil
  • Objectives of kishan credit card
  • Blue seed (specification)
  • Agricultural institutes – CIMAP national research centre for orchids.
  • Fasal Bima Yojana
  • Size rate of medium size Wheat.
  • Buffalo breed with characteristic sickel shape horn.
  • Grapes pruning time in Maharashtra
  • Fat percentage in double toned milk
  • Minimum support price (MSP) authority name
  • Irrigation
  • Seeds
  • Census
  • Crops

All the best for the next shift!!