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
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
  • Paragraph writing 
  • Letter writing

(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,
  • 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.

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