NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2022

By Reena Pal | Updated on: Jul 26, 2022

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NABARD Grade A Exam Pattern 2022

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In NABARD Grade A Phase 1, all the sections have been grouped into two where half of the sections have been included in the qualifying section & the remaining half in the merit section. To be able to qualify for mains, all the candidates will have to score well in the merit section.

The scores obtained in this section will only be considered for the selection in Phase 2.

A minimum cut-off would be declared on the basis of which the selection would be made and those who manage equal or more than the cut-off score will get a seat in the second phase and then subsequently in the third phase.

The structure of the NABARD Grade A exam pattern 2022 for various streams is as follows.

Phase 1 Preliminary Examination (Online Exam will consist of 8 sections)
Phase 2 Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQs and Descriptive Pattern
Phase 3 Interview

NABARD Grade A Phase 1 Exam Pattern 2022

The NABARD Grade A exam 2022 is expected to be an objective type test, that will test you on the basis of your knowledge and skills in various subjects like - Quantitative Aptitude, Test of Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness, Economic and Social Issues, English Language, Agriculture & Rural Development. A new subject 'Decision Making' was introduced last time. The details of the expected NABARD Grade A Phase 1 exam pattern are as follows.

Nature of Test Test NameNo. Of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Qualifying Quantitative Aptitude 20 20 Composite time of 120 minutes
Reasoning Ability 20 20
Computer Knowledge 20 20
English Language 30 30
Decision Making 10 10
Merit Based General Awareness 20 20
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Economic and Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Total 200 200 2 Hours

Important Points:

  • Test of Reasoning, English Language, Decision Making, Computer Knowledge, and Quantitative Aptitude will come under the qualifying section 
  • General Awareness, ESI (Rural India being the major emphasis), and ARD (emphasizing Rural India) will come under the umbrella of the merit section.
  • The candidates for the Mains examination will be shortlisted based on the marks secured in the Merit Section only
  • For every wrong answer, 1/4th marks assigned to that question will be deducted from your total score 
  • There will be sectional and overall cut-offs

NABARD Grade A Phase 2 Exam Pattern 2022

The calling ratio of appearance in NABARD mains and pre will be 1:25. NABARD has introduced a major change in the Assistant Manager 2022 pattern for the Phase 2 exam.  There are two different papers in  Phase 2, each with its individual timing. The General English paper of the NABARD Assistant Manager is in the descriptive format with a total duration of 90 minutes whereas the ESI paper is objective and descriptive both where the objective paper will be for 30 minutes and the descriptive paper will be for 90 minutes each carrying 50 marks. NABARD Grade A Paper 2 will contain questions from Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development with special stress on Rural India for General post. For the Specialist posts, Paper 2 will be based on the respective discipline. The NABARD Grade A Phase 2 exam pattern 2022 is given below.

PaperSubjectType of PaperNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Paper I General English Online Descriptive (Answers to be typed using keyboard) 3 100 90 Minutes
Paper II Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development Objective 30 50 30 Minutes
Descriptive Type (Answers to be typed using keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)) 6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each] 50 90 Minutes
Total 100 (Paper II) 2 Hours (Paper II)

Important Points:

  • For every wrong answer, 1/4th marks assigned to that question will be deducted from your total score 
  • There will be sectional and overall cut-offs
  • If you want to type the answers in Hindi, you can take help of either - Inscript or Remington (GAIL) keyboards layout
  • Paper 1 (General English) will take place in the morning shift, followed by Paper 2 (Economics and Social Issues) in afternoon shift.
  • You cannot shuffle between objective/descriptive Papers and descriptive paper will start immediately after the objective test.
  • For Descriptive Paper 2, if you answer more than 4 questions, the first 4 will be evaluated.
  • Descriptive English, need to be answered in English only.

NABARD Grae A Interview

If you manage to qualify in the NABARD Grade A 2022 exam and secure a sufficiently high rank in merit, you will be shortlisted for the third phase ie ‘ NABARD Grade A interview’. The maximum marks allocated to the Interview stage are 50. The applicants to be called for an Interview for  NABARD Grade-A will be in the ratio of 1:3 respectively.

NABARD Grade A Marking Scheme

NABARD Grade A Phase 1 will have the objective type of questions and will carry a total of 200 marks. NABARD Grade A Phase 2 will also consist of two papers where Paper 1 will be a Descriptive English Test carrying 100 marks and Paper 2 will be of Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (Objective + Descriptive) type also carrying 100 marks. For every wrong answer, 1/4th  of the marks will be deducted. The marking scheme for NABARD Grade A and the penalty for wrong answers have been provided below. 

NABARD Grade A Marking Scheme

Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 1 Mark or 2 Marks
For wrong answers For 1 Mark question: Negative Marking of 0.25 Marks
For 2 Mark question: Negative Marking of 0.50 Marks 
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

NABARD Grade A Exam Language

Both tests of the NABARD Grade A exam will be conducted online. Please note that all questions in NABARD Grade A Phase 1 and NABARD Grade A Phase 2 exams, except the test of English Language in Phase 1 & Descriptive Test of English in Phase 2, will be bilingual i.e. in English and Hindi.

NABARD Grade A Free Mock Tests 2022

To make sure that you ace the NABARD Grade A 2022 examination, it is very important to revise and practice regularly.  To assist with this and to identify your strong and weak areas, ixamBee provides  NABARD Grade A Free Mock Tests 2022 with the latest exam pattern. This will help in improving your score as well as your speed. 

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FAQs

Yes. You can attempt the NABARD Grade A exam 2022 in either Hindi or English Language except for the test in the English Language. For further information on this, please visit our exam language section.
There will be three phases: Phase 1, and Phase 2, followed by an Interview in the recruitment process for NABARD Grade A.
The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the phase 2 exam and Interview and accordingly a merit list shall be prepared for the final selection.
Income and Asset Certificate issued by the competent authority, strictly in the prescribed format as stipulated by the Government of India, for EWSs (Economically Weaker Sections) category candidates.
Yes, candidates serving in Government/ Quasi-Government offices, Public Sector undertakings including Nationalized Banks and Financial Institutions are advised to submit a 'No Objection Certificate' from their employer at the time of the interview, failing which their candidature may not be considered.
Yes, there will be negative marking in the NABARD Grade A Phase 1 and Phase 2 exam
No, there will be no separate timings for any section in the NABARD Grade A exam 2022. A composite time of 120 minutes will be allotted to solve the entire paper. 

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