NABARD Grade B Prelims 2021 Exam Analysis


NABARD Grade B 2021 Exam Analysis

The much-awaited NABARD Grade B exam was held on September 17, 2021. For those who wish to prepare for the next NABARD Grade B examination, we are sharing the detailed exam analysis with you. Overall the exam can be considered moderate – difficult. Let’s look into the detailed exam analysis for each of the subjects.

Quantitative Aptitude 

This section contained 20 questions for 20 marks. The overall level of difficulty was easy-moderate. One could easily manage to score 9-10 marks in this section.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Number Series5Easy-moderate
Data Interpretation5 (Pie Chart)Moderate
Arithmetic5 (Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Speed, Time & Distance)Easy-moderate


The Reasoning section also contained 20 questions carrying 20 marks. The questions in this section can also be classified as easy-moderate. 10 questions could be answered conveniently in this section.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Puzzles4 (Floor + Food)Moderate – difficult
Seating Arrangement4 (Linear arrangement)Moderate – difficult
4(New format) + 1(Old pattern)Easy-moderate 
Blood Relation2
Word formation1
Statement Assumption1

English Language

This section consisted of 30 questions from various topics. Each of the types of these questions had varied difficulty levels. Therefore we can classify this section within easy-moderate.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension10Moderate – difficult
Words Swap5Easy
Error Detection5Easy

Sentence Rearrangement

Decision Making

The Decision-making section was the new addition this time which was dreaded by most of the aspirants. There were 10 questions. Being an unpredictable section, the questions were tough. The questions were concept-based & theoretical. There were no ‘situational’ questions as was expected by most of the candidates. Therefore very few questions could be answered in this section. The overall difficulty level for this section can be considered as difficult. 

Agriculture & Rural Development (ARD) 

The ARD section formed the major section having 40 questions for 40 marks. The questions can be considered moderate. The questions were quite different from last year.

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Horticulture2-3 Moderate
Cropping System2-3
Animal Husbandry

Current Related

Some of the questions that appeared in the NABARD Grade B ARD section were from the following topics: 

  • Relay intercropping
  • Saltation – Erosion
  • Mango plantation
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Cow Milk yielding + Draught breed
  • Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana
  • Operation Green
  • No. of mega food parks
  • Agri export zones
  • National handloom report
  • PM Avas Yojana
  • 4th Food Grain Estimation

Economic & Social Issues (ESI) & General Awareness

The ESI section formed another major portion of the paper, comprising 40 questions. The GA section had 20 questions. Let’s look at the questions that appeared in both ESI & GA sections altogether. There were a variety of questions that were different from what appeared in the previous NABARD Grade B exam. Also, the questions were not one-liners but a bit lengthy ones. The overall level of difficulty for both these sections can be considered as moderate-difficult.

  • Current Affairs
  • RBI & Bank reports
  • Schemes
  • Budget
  • Books & Authors
  • GDP Related

Some of the questions that appeared in the ESI section were from the following topics:

  • PM Cares Fund
  • ‘Prime Minister Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana’ (PMASBY)
  • What does ‘I’ stand for in ‘ASIM’
  • Prediction Report for NPA
  • Last Quarter GDP
  • Payment Bank Limit 
  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • Jal Jeevan Mission

Computer Awareness

The computer awareness section covered 20 questions carrying 20 marks. The section contained a variety of questions within the difficulty level of easy to moderate.

MS Office
Operating system
Web Related

To get a detailed explanation with respect to the NABARD Grade B exam analysis, you should have a look at the following video where Mr. Kailash shares the complete exam analysis with proper explanations & insight into all the questions that appeared in the exam.

NABARD Grade B Exam Analysis

Those who are planning to write the NABARD Grade B exam next year will find this exam analysis quite helpful. You can prepare your strategy on the basis of this NABARD Grade B exam analysis which will provide you with real-time knowledge of the kind of questions that appeared in the exam and thus gather an idea about what and how you need to prepare to score well in the exam. 

You can also take a look at the NABARD Grade B Online Course in case you are in need of proper guidance & direction for your preparation.

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