NABARD Grade A Syllabus

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021

An exam notification is always followed by some nervousness, excitement, fear of failure, panic, etc. To prevent oneself from experiencing all these, you need to ensure that you are well informed and well aware of all the subjects/topics that are expected to be asked in the NABARD Grade A 2021 exam. Knowing the NABARD Grade A syllabus with each and every detail of it is the main step of your preparation that would kick-start your preparation on a strong note for the exam.

NABARD Grade A Prelims Syllabus

NABARD Grade A syllabus for the Preliminary exam is the first stage that you need to qualify to reach further. The NABARD Grade A Preliminary exam consists of different sections with a different number of questions so the NABARD Grade A syllabus for each section is mentioned below.

General Awareness Current Affairs – National & International, Budget, Awards and Honours, Important Days, International & National Organizations, Sports, Books and Authors, Science – Inventions & Discoveries, Countries & Capitals
English Language Error Spotting, Sentence Rearrangement, Reading Comprehension, Passages, Synonyms, Idioms & Phrases
Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation, Inequalities, Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Mensuration, Average, Ratio and Proportion
Reasoning Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood Relations, Syllogisms, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series, Data Sufficiency, Number System and Conversions, Logical Reasoning
Computer Knowledge Computer Languages, Basic Hardware and Software, History of Computer, Devices, Viruses and Hacking, MS Office, Networking, DBMS

Other than the sections mentioned above, Economic and Social issues and Agriculture and Rural Development will also be asked. To know the detailed syllabus of both sections, please click here.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Mains

NABARD Grade A second stage is the Mains exam. NABARD Grade A 2021 Mains exam consists of two papers only - General English (Descriptive) and an objective MCQ. For the general stream topics from Agriculture & Rural Development, and Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) are covered. For the specialized posts, questions will pertain to your field. The detailed NABARD Grade A syllabus for each section is given in the table below.

NABARD Grade A Mains Syllabus: Paper 1

Paper 1 of NABARD Grade A 2021 Mains will be of English Language which is descriptive type in online mode. The detailed NABARD Grade A syllabus is given below.

English (Writing Skills) Formal letter, Informal letter, Report writing, Notice writing, Email writing, Letter to the editor, Enquiry letter, Essay writing

NABARD Grade A Mains Syllabus: Paper 2

Before you commence the preparation for the NABARD Grade A 2021 exam, it is extremely important to be aware of the complete NABARD Grade A syllabus. The complete syllabus of NABARD Grade A 2021 will be mentioned in the official notification also. You can also go through the detailed syllabus mentioned below.

NABARD Grade A   Mains Syllabus (Rural Development and Banking Services)

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). The detailed NABARD Grade A syllabus is given below.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Economic & Social Issues

Economic & 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. 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 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.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy, Classification of field crops, Factors affecting on 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, 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, bio fuels, water harvesting structures, farm ponds, watershed management, 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 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 poultry industry in India (past, present and future status), Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management. 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 2017. Recent developments under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
  • Ecology and Climate Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, Green House Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact to agriculture and rural livelihood, 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
  • Rural Area: Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural EconomyImportance 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 Labourers, 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 labour; Issues and challenges in Handlooms
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions: Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA and other rural development programmes

NABARD Grade A Syllabus for Information Technology (RDBS)

NABARD Grade A  syllabus for Information Technology in detail is provided in the table below. 

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 Syllabus for Legal Services

Apart from Paper 1 which is common for all the streams, a paper on related discipline will take place in the NABARD Grade A Mains examination. A detailed syllabus on legal services is provided in the table below. 

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.

NABARD Grade A Books 2021

It will be beneficial to take a cue from the best books available in the market and syllabus so that you do not waste the time that can be used for productive work. So, it will be better if you utilize the available time and start your preparation step-by-step. Some useful books for the NABARD Grade-A exam are provided in the table below. 

Economic and Social Issues Indian Economy Uma Kapila or Mishra Puri
Indian Economy Ramesh Singh
Sociology CN Shankar Rao
Agriculture & Rural Development Agriculture at a Glance R K Sharma and S K Bhoi
Rural Development GPH Panel of  Experts
Quantitative Aptitude Quicker Mathematics BSC Publications
Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Class Notes SS Bharti
Reasoning Ability A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning S.Chand
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Arihant Publication
English Language English Grammar Wren & Martin
Made Easy for English Norman Lewis
Descriptive General English SP Bakshi
Computer Awareness Objective Computer Awareness Arihant
General Awareness Lucent GK Knowledge Lucent Publication

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