Syllabus

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 for RDBS and Rajbhasha services is the first step that would kick-start your preparation on a strong note for the exam. The syllabus for NABARD Grade A is given below.

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. 

SectionTopics
Quantitative Aptitude Time and Work, Mensuration, Average, Speed, Distance and Time, Mixture and Allegations, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Simplification & Approximation, Percentage, Set Theory, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equation, Number Series, Profit & loss, Boats & Stream, Simple and Compound Interest, Data Sufficiency
English Language Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Passage Making, Error Spotting, Jumble Words, Sentence Framing, Fill in the Blanks, Cloze Test, Sentence Rearrangement, Idioms & Phrases
General Awareness Monetary Policies, Banking & Financial Awareness, Economic Terms, Current Affairs, Static GK, Financial & Economics News, Government Schemes, Agreement & Deals, Banking terms, rates, processes, National Institution
Reasoning Ability Puzzles, Seating Arrangement - Circular, Square and Linear, Data Sufficiency, Directions and Distance, Coding Decoding, Blood Relations, Inequality, Syllogism, Machine Input Output, Verbal Reasoning, Ordering and Ranking, Alphanumeric Series
Computer Knowledge Computer Knowledge Computer Languages, Basic Hardware and Software, History of Computer, Devices, Viruses and Hacking, MS Office, Networking
Decision Making Behaviour Decision Making,Managerial Decision making,Eligibility Criteria based decision making,Data Arrangements Based Decision making,Mathematical Decision Making

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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.

Mains Syllabus

NABARD Grade A Phase 2 syllabus is different for different streams. For the general stream, topics from Agriculture & Rural Development, and Economic & Social Issues (with a focus on Rural India) are covered in Paper 2. For the specialized posts, Paper 2 will consist of questions from your field. The detailed NABARD Grade A syllabus 2021 for each section is given in the table below.

Mains Syllabus: Paper 1

Paper 1 of NABARD Grade A 2021 Mains will be of English Language which is descriptive type in online mode. Candidates are supposed to type their answers and their expression and comprehension skills will be examined in this phase. Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence will be some of the topics that may be assessed. The detailed NABARD Grade A syllabus is given below.

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

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. You can go through the detailed syllabus of NABARD Grade A 2021 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

SectionTopics
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

SectionTopics
Agriculture
  • 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 Assistant Manager 2021 syllabus for Information Technology in detail is provided in the table below. 

SectionTopics
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 Finance (RDBS)

NABARD Grade A exam syllabus 2021 for Finance is provided in the table below.  

SectionTopics
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 1.1 Meaning; Objectives; Basic Accounting; Principles, Concepts and Conventions; Limitations of Financial Accounting 1.2 Preparation of Financial Statements – Nature of Financial Statements; Capital and Revenue Expenditure; Trading Account; Profit and Loss Appropriation account and Balance Sheet; Limitation of Financial Statements 1.3 Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Statements – Tools of Financials Statements analysis; Ratio Analysis – different types of ratios; Advantages and Limitation of ratio analysis. 1.4 Depreciation : Reserves and Provisions – Meaning ; Need for providing Depreciation; Methods of providing depreciation ; Provisions and Reserves; Choice of Methods; Objectives of Depreciation Policy. 1.5 Inventory Valuation : Nature and Importance of Inventory Valuation; Types of Inventory Systems; Methods of Inventory valuation; choice of Method. 1.6 Developments in Accounting – Interim Reporting – Segment Reporting – Value – added statement – Corporate Social Reporting – Human Resource Accounting – Accounting for Intangible Assets – Accounting for Financial Instruments – Environmental Accounting – Inflation Accounting. 1.7 Statement of Sources and Application of Funds – Meaning of Funds, Distinction between Funds and Cash; Preparation of Fund Flow Statement; Analysis of flow of funds; Utility of Fund Flow Statement; Preparation of cash flow statement; Utility of cash Flow Statement. 1.8 Preparation of Final Accounts of Banking, Insurance Companies – Basel III & Prudential Norms like Capital Adequacy Ratio, Non-Performing Assets – Provisions therefore for Banks and financial Institutions.p;
MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING Meaning and scope of Management Accounting; Financial Accounting Vs.Management Accounting; Role of Management Accounting; Function and Position of Controller. 2.2 Variable Costing – Fixed costs and Variable Costs; Distinctions between variable costing and absorption costing; application of variables costing as a technique; Differential costing and decision making. 2.3 Marginal costing – Cost volume profit analysis, Profit Planning, Break-even analysis, Break even Point and Break-even chart. 2.4 Methods of costing – job costing – Contract costing – Batch Costing – Process costing – Unit costing – Operation costing and Operating costing. 2.5 Cost of capital – Cost of different sources of finance –Weighted average cost of capital – Marginal cost of capital – Concepts of operating and financial leverage – Capital Structure patterns – Designing optimum capital structure – Different sources of finance – Long, medium and short term finance. 2.6 Money market and their operations 2.7 Business valuations – Mergers, Acquisitions and corporate restructuring 2.8 Budgetary control – Meaning and objectives; operation of Budgeting system; types of Budgets; Preparation of Sales Budget; Production Budget, Cash Budget, Master Budget; Flexible Budgeting; Zero Budgeting. 2.9 Standard Costing –Meaning of Standard costing; distinction between Standard Costing and Budgeting Control; Advantages of Standard costing; Setting up of Standards; Variance Analysis – Material, labour and Overheads. 2.10 Management Control System : distinction between strategic planning, Operational Control and Management control System; Responsibility Accounting; Transfer Pricing; Tools of Control – Residual Income and Return on Investment; Performance Budgeting; Economic Value added. 2.11 Appraisal of firms – Objectives, Uniform costing; Ratio Based Comparison; Credit Rating; Risk Assessment. 2.12 Appraisal of Projects – Methods of appraisal – preparation of project report – Economic, Technical, Financial Feasibility – Techniques for evaluation of projects like Pay Back Method, Discounted Cash Flow, Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return, etc. – Sensitivity analysis in capital budgeting – Impact of inflation in capital budgeting – Risk analysis in capital budgeting – Social cost benefit analysis – Simulation and decision tree analysis. 2.13 Working Capital Management : Factors affecting working Capital requirements; Assessment of Working Capital; Inventory Management; Receivable Management; Cash Management; Method of Financing working capital; different forms of bank credit; working capital and Banking Policy
Auditing Auditing – Nature and scope – Audit Process – Objectives of audit – basic principles governing an audit – Types of audit – Relationship of auditing with other subjects – Internal Audit and External Audit – Audit & Inspection 3.2 Planning and programming of Audit – Division of work; supervision and review of audit notes and working papers; planning the flow of audit work. 3.3 Conduct of Audit – Audit Programme; Audit Note Book; Working Papers and Audit files. 3.4 Internal Control – Internal Control, Internal Check, Internal Audit and Concurrent Audit. 3.5 Vouching – General consideration vouching of payments and receipts; Vouching of payment into and out of Bank; Vouching of Goods on consignment, Sale on approval basis, Empties, Sale under hire-purchase system and various types of allowances to customers. 3.6 Verification – Meaning ; General principles; Verification of Cash in hand and Cash at Bank; Verification and Valuation of Investments and Inventories; Loans Bills Receivables; Free hold and Leasehold property; Debtors, Plant and Machinery; Verification of different liabilities. 3.7 Audit of Limited Company – Statutory requirements under the Companies Act 1956 – Audit of branches – Joint Audit – Concepts of true and fair materiality and audit risk in the context of audit of companies. 3.8 Dividends and divisible profits – financial, legal and policy considerations with special reference to depreciation – Audit reports – Qualification and Notes on accounts –Special report on offer documents. 3.9 Audit under income tax and indirect taxes – Special features of audit of banks, Insurance companies, cooperative societies and Non-banking Financial Companies – Audit of incomplete records – Special audit assignments like audit of bank borrowers – Inspection of special entities like banks, financial institutions, etc. – Investigation including due diligence. 3.10 Concept of Cost Audit, Management Audit, Operational Audit, Environmental Audit and Energy Audit. 3.11 Audit under computerized environments – Computer Auditing – Specific problems of EDP audit – need for review of internal control especially procedure controls and facility controls – techniques of audit of EDP output – use of computer for internal and management audit purpose – test packs – computerized audit programme – involvement of the auditor at the time of setting up the computer system
BBA (BANKING & FINANCE) Advance Technology in Banking (ATM, Internet Banking, etc.) – Auditing - Business Communication Skills - Business Ethics and Ethos - Business Laws - Banking Theory and Practice - Corporate Law - Counter Operations, Savings Bank, Current Account and Remittances - Data Base Management System - Financial Management - Fundamentals of Computers -Income Tax -International Banking - Legal Aspects of Banking - Loans (Housing, Vehicle, Consumer and Personal loans, etc) - Managerial Economics - Marketing Information System - Merchant Banking & Financial Services - Organization and Management - Organization Theory and Behaviour - Principles & Practices of Banking - Principles and Practices of Management - Quantitative Techniques - Research Methodology - Resource Mobilization and Marketing of Banking Services - Statistic for Management - Strategic Credit Management - Treasury & Risk Management Topics like Basic Business Statics, Introduction to modern business, Basic business communication, Business Laws, Introduction to computers, Communication and soft skills, micro economics, organizational behavior, operation research, Basic accounting, Macroeconomics, etc
BMS (FINANCE & BANKING) Foundation of Human Skills - Introduction of Financial Accounts - Business Law - Business Statistics - Business Communication - Principles of Management I - Introduction to Computers - Business Environment - Industrial Law - Computer Applications in Business - Managerial Economics I - Business Mathematics - Introduction of Cost Accounting - Environmental Management -Management Accounting - Managerial Economics II - Marketing Management - Business Aspects in Banking & Insurance - Production Management & Materials Management - Strategic Management - Productivity and Quality Management - Direct & Indirect Taxes - Export-Import Procedures & Documentation - Cooperatives & Rural Markets - Research Methods in Business - Public Relations Management - Human Resource Management - Service Sector Management - Financial Management - Elements of Logistics Management - Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility - Elective I: - Special Studies in Marketing - Special Studies in Finance - E-Commerce - Project Work - Entrepreneurship & Management of SME - Operation Research - International Finance - Indian Management Thoughts & Practices - International Marketing

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 information on NABARD Grade A exam study material is provided in the table below. 

PaperBookAuthor/Publisher
Economic and Social Issues Indian Economy Uma Kapila or Mishra Puri
Indian Economy Ramesh Singh
Indian Social System Ram Ahuja / Rawat Publications
Agriculture & Rural Development Agriculture at a Glance R K Sharma and S K Bhoi
Rural Development GPH Panel of  Experts
Fundamental Of Agriculture Vol 2 Arun Katyan
A Competitive Book of Agriculture Nem Raj Sunda
Rajbhasha संपूर्ण हिन्दी व्याकरण और रचना Lucent
सामान्य हिन्दी प्रतियोगी परीक्षाओं के लिए lucent पब्लिकैशन
सामान्य हिन्दी अग्रवाल ग्रुप ऑफ पब्लिकैशन
सरल हिन्दी व्याकरण साहित्य भवन / पुष्पलता सिंह
मानक हिन्दी व्याकरण एवं रचना सरस्वती पब्लिकैशन / कमल सत्यर्थी
राजभाषा हिन्दी डॉ भोलानाथ तिवारी
हिन्दी साहित्य का इतिहास आचार्य रामचन्द्र शुक्ल
हिन्दी शब्द सामर्थ्य कैलाश चंद्र भाटिया
राजभाषा भारती E Book https://rajbhasha.gov.in/hi/e_book
हिन्दी मासिक पत्र पत्रिकाएं
  • हँस ( अक्षर प्रकाशन )
  • संस्कृति ( प्रभात पब्लिकैशन )
  • साहित्य अमृत ( प्रभात पब्लिकैशन )
नोट: हिन्दी राजभाषा से संबंधित विषयों पर अधिक जानकारी हेतु https://rajbhasha.gov.in/hi का अध्ययन आवेश्यक है ।
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

 

Online Course 2021

Don't get overwhelmed by looking at the sheer coverage of the syllabus. A serious aspirant would always move step-by-step to make sure that no stone is left unturned in the preparation process. Therefore, the most important thing in exam preparation would be appropriate guidance to walk you through the way of success.

Considering this important requirement of all aspirants, ixamBee has brought together a comprehensive Online Learning Course- NABARD Grade A Online Course for the preparation of the NABARD Grade ‘A’ 2021exam. This extremely helpful and precise NABARD Grade A exam study plan is designed by Mr. Chandraprakash Joshi (ex-RBI GR B, MBA-Finance, Ph.D.) and Ms. Arunima Sinha (Coach for Banking exams for 6 years, Ex-Manager SIDBI, Ex-Bank PO).