NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021: Subject-Wise Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development every year releases the official notification for the recruitment of Grade A officers. All those students who are preparing for the banking examination have a good opportunity through the NABARD Grade A recruitment. As of now, the recruitment notification is not yet released by the NABARD, but it is expected to be released soon in May 2021 tentatively. So, today in this article we are here with the syllabus and exam pattern of NABARD Grade A 2021.

NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2021:

The NABARD selection will be done based on the prelims examination, mains examination and interview round. In order to reach upto interview round all the candidates must prepare well for the examination. The detailed exam pattern provided below will help you in preparing for the examination well.

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Pattern 2021:

Sections Marks Time
English 40 120

Minutes

Reasoning 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20
General Awareness 20
Computer 20
Economic and Social Issues 40
Agriculture and Rural Development 40
Total 200

NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern 2021:

Exam Subject Maximum Marks Duration
Paper 1 (Common for all posts/Discipline) General English (Descriptive – writing skills – online through keyboard. The paper will have descriptive questions) 100 1 hours and 30 mintues (90 Minutes)
Paper 2 for Grade A (RDBS)- General, Information Technology, and others For General Post:

  • Economic & Social Issues
  • Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)

For other posts: Paper on related discipline. (Head to the syllabus part to know in detail)

100 1 hours and 30 mintues (90 Minutes)
Paper 2 for Grade A Rajbhasha The paper will have multiple-choice questions (Proficiency in Hindi including Translation from English to Hindi and Vice versa. The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall also be assessed from the descriptive paper). 100 1 hours and 30 mintues (90 Minutes)
Paper 2 for Grade A (Legal Services) The paper will have multiple-choice questions. Questions will be asked on relevant discipline. 100 1 hours and 30 mintues (90 Minutes)

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021

As the recruitment will be done based on the prelims, mains and interview round, so we are going to provide you the detailed syllabus for the same.

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Syllabus 2021

The NABARD Grade A prelims examination 2021 consists of the 7 sections, i.e. reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude, computer knowledge, English Language, General Awareness, economic and social issues, agriculture and rural development. The detailed subject wise syllabus is given below:

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability English Language General Awareness Computer knowledge
Number Series Blood Relation Spotting Errors Current Affairs Networking
Quadratic Equations Input Output Reading Comprehension Banking Awareness Input-output devices
Simplification & Approximation Inequality Cloze Test Insurance DBMS
Data Sufficiency Puzzles & seating Arrangement Sentence Improvement Economy MS Office
Arithmetic Questions Verbal Reasoning Fill in the blanks Awards and Honors History of computers & generations,
Data Interpretations Syllogism Sentence Rearrangement Science and Technology Shortcuts
Mathematical Inequalities Coding – Decoding Para Jumbles New appointments Internet
Quantity Comparisons Miscellaneous Questions Basic Hardware and Software

NABARD Grade A Mains Examination Syllabus 2021

The NABARD Grade A mains examination consists of 2 papers, paper 1 consists of online descriptive test, and paper 2 is online objective test, and the detailed subject wise syllabus of NABARD Grade A 2021 is given below:

PAPER 1 

The Paper 1 includes Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension, and Business/Office Correspondence. The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expressions and understanding of the topic.

PAPER 2 

NABARD Grade A 2021 Mains (RDBS) Paper 2  General consists of two parts. Part one will contain questions from Economic and Social Issues and another part will have questions from Agriculture and Rural Development (focus on Rural India).

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Economic and Social Issues

Subject Topics 
Nature of Indian Economy
  • Structural and Institutional features
  • Economic Underdevelopment
  • Opening up the Indian Economy
  • Globalization
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Privatization.
Inflation
  • Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income.
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 banking and financial institutions in India
  • Reforms in the Banking/ Financial sector.
Globalization of Economy
  • Role of International Funding Institutions
  • IMF & World Bank
  • WTO
  • Regional Economic Cooperation.
Social Structure in India
  • Multiculturalism
  • Demographic trends
  • Urbanization 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 favor of the underprivileged
  • Social Movements
  • Indian Political Systems
  • Human Development

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Agriculture and Rural Development

Subject Topics 
Agriculture
  • Definition, meaning and its branches
  • Agronomy: Definition, meaning, and scope of agronomy.
  • Classification of field crops.
  • Factors affecting crop production
  • Agro Climatic Zones
  • Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems.
  • Problems of dry land – Seed production, seed processing, seed village
  • Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory
  • Precision Farming
  • System of Crop Intensification
  • Organic farming
Soil and Water Conservation
  • Major soil types
  • Soil fertility
  • Fertilizers
  • Soil erosion
  • Soil conservation
  • Watershed management
Water Resource
  • Irrigation Management
  • Types of irrigation
  • Sources of irrigation
  • Crop-water requirement
  • Command area development
  • Water conservation techniques
  • Micro-irrigation
  • Irrigation pumps
  • Major, medium and minor irrigation.
Farm and Agri Engineering
  • Farm Machinery and Power
  • Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar and biomass, biofuels
  • Water harvesting structures
  • Farm Ponds
  • Agro-Processing
  • Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins, and grain silos.
Plantation & Horticulture
  • Definition, meaning, and its branches
  • Agronomic practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops
  • Post-harvest management, value, and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
Animal Husbandry
  • Farm animals and their role in the Indian economy
  • Animal husbandry methods in India
  • Common terms pertaining to different species of livestock
  • Utility classification of breeds of cattle.
  • Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification, and utility.
  • Introduction to the poultry industry in India (past, present, and future status)
  • Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management
  • The concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India
  • Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.
Fisheries
  • Fisheries resources
  • Management and exploitation – freshwater, brackish water, and marine
  • Aquaculture- Inland and marine
  • Biotechnology
  • Post-harvest technology
  • Importance of fisheries in India
  • Common terms pertaining to fish production.
Forestry
  • Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry
  • Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management, and forest economics
  • Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management
  • Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015
  • Recent developments under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Agriculture Extensions
  • Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programs
  • Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in the dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
Ecology and Climate Change
  • Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, sustainable management, and conservation
  • Causes of climate change, GreenHouse Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis
  • Distinguish between adaptation and mitigation
  • Climate change impact on agriculture and rural livelihoods
  • Carbon credit
  • IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings
  • Funding mechanisms for climate change projects
  • Initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.
Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities
  • Recent trends
  • Major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance
  • Viability of agriculture Factors of Production in agriculture
  • Agricultural Finance and Marketing
  • Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security
  • Concept and Types of Farm Management
Rural Development
  • Concept of Rural Area
  • Structure of the Indian Rural Economy
  • Importance and role of the rural sector in India
  • Economic, Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy
  • Causes of Rural Backwardness.
  • Rural population in India
  • Occupational structure
  • Farmers, Agricultural Laborers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India
  • Trends of change in rural population and rural workforce
  • Problems and conditions of rural labor
  • Issues and challenges in Hand-looms
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working.
  • MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Program, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA, and other rural development programs.

NABARD Grade A (RDBS) Information Technology Syllabus 2021

Subject Topic
Information Technology Introduction to Software, Data Structure through ‘C’ and ‘PASCAL’, Elements of Systems Analysis and Design, Numerical and Statistical Computing, Data Communication and Networks, Computer Architecture, Object Oriented Systems, Computer Fundamentals, File Structure and Programming in COBOL, Database Management Systems, Software Engineering, Accounting and Finance on Computers, Operating Systems, Intelligent Systems, Relational Database, Management Systems

NABARD Grade A Legal Service Syllabus 2021:

Subject Topics
Legal Service The paper will be based on proficiency in interpreting various Laws viz., Banking, Negotiable Instruments, Company, Industrial and Cooperative Laws, Cyber laws, Commerce/Property transactions, Rural non-life insurance, direct financing, staff matters, and good experience in drafting various types of documents.

Also Check:  NABARD 2021: NABARD Grade A Recruitment, Notification, Apply Online, Exam Dates

 

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