PFRDA Grade A Syllabus
The syllabus plays an important role in any competitive exam. Therefore, to make your work easier and faster we are providing you with the complete PFRDA Grade A syllabus for the exam. The syllabus varies according to the stream you are applying for.
Phase 1 Syllabus – Paper 1
PFRDA Grade A syllabus 2021 for Phase 1-Paper 1 consist of various subjects - English Language, Reasoning, General Awareness, and Quantitative Aptitude. This Paper is common for all the streams. The detailed PFRDA Grade A 2021 syllabus for Phase 1 is listed below.
|English Language||Anonyms, Homonyms, Antonyms, Spelling, Word formation, Idioms and phrases, Fill in the suitable words, Grammar, Spotting errors, Sentence correction, Active/ passive voice, Phrases and idioms, Direct and indirect speech, Reading Comprehension, Passage completion, Theme detection, Deriving conclusion, Rearrangement of passage|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Simplification and approximation, Number Series, Quadratic Equation, Number System / HCF & LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Partnership, Ages, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Time, Speed & Distance, Problems on Trains, Boat and Stream, Time & Work / Pipes and Cisterns, Simple and Compound Interest, Mixture & Allegations, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Data Interpretation (DI), Caselet DI and Data Sufficiency|
|Reasoning||Analogy, Classification, Word formation, Statement and conclusions, Syllogism, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Coding decoding, Blood relations, Passage and conclusions, Alphabet test, Series test, Number, ranking and time sequence, Direction sense test, Decision-making test, Figure series, Input/output, Assertion and reasoning, Sitting arrangement, Odd figure out, Analogy, Series test, Miscellaneous test|
|General Awareness||Monetary Policies, Banking and Financial Awareness, Economic Terms, Current Affairs, Static GK, Financial and Economic News, Government Schemes. Agreement & Deals, Banking Terms- rates & processes, National Institutions|
Phase 1 Syllabus – Paper 2
PFRDA Assistant Manager exam syllabus for General, Actuarial, Finance & Accounts, Information Technology, Official Language (Rajbhasha), Research (Economics) And Research (Statistics) is different. You can check the detailed PFRDA Grade A exam syllabus for Paper 2 in the table below.
|Commerce and Accountancy||
Phase 2 Syllabus - Paper 1
Paper 1 of Phase 2 is descriptive English Language (common for all streams). The detailed PFRDA Grade A syllabus for Phase 2- Paper 1 for all streams is given below.
|English Writing Skills||Writing , Essay Writing , Comprehension|
Phase 2 Syllabus - Paper 2
The PFRDA Assistant Manager exam syllabus for Phase 2- Paper 2 for General, Actuarial, Finance & Accounts, Information Technology, Official Language (Rajbhasha), Research (Economics) And Research (Statistics) is provided in the table below.
PFRDA Syllabus Paper 2 for Information Technology Stream (Common for Both phases)
|1||Database Concept||ER‐model. Relational model: relational algebra, tuple calculus, Integrity constraints, normal forms. File organization, indexing (e.g., B and B+ trees), Transactions and concurrency control.|
|2||SQL Queries||Select, view, truncate, delete, update, alter, Inner join, different types of outer joins,, use of aggregate functions, Union, intersection, except, in and exist clauses, nested queries.|
|3||Programming Concepts (Java /C C++ )||Program control (iteration, recursion, Functions), Scope of variables, Binding of variables & functions, Parameter passing, Functional and Logic Programming, OOPS Concepts, Inheritance, Class and object, Constructors, Functions, Exception Handling.|
|4||Data Analytics Languages (Python / R)||Regex, Slicing, Data reshaping, Dataframes, Dictionaries and Sets, File Management, Classes and Functions, Data Mining, Lists, Importing and exporting data, charts and graphs .|
|5||Algorithms for problem solving||Tree and graph traversals, Connected components, Spanning trees, Shortest paths; hashing, Sorting, Searching; Design techniques (Greedy, Dynamic Programming, Divideand-conquer).|
|6||Networking Concepts||ISO/OSI stack, LAN Technologies (Ethernet, Token ring), TCP/UDP,IP, Basic concepts of switches, gateways, and routers, Application layer protocols (DNS, SMTP, POP, FTP, HTTP), Firewalls.|
|7||Information & Cyber Security Concepts||Cyber Attacks, Software Development Security, Network security, Authentication, CIA - Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability, Network Audit, Systems Audit .|
|8||Data warehousing||Data Extraction, Data Cleaning, Data Transformation, Data Loading, Metadata, Data Cube, Data Mart, Data Models.|
|9||Shell Programming||Shell Scripting Basics, Shell Variables, Shell Script Arguments, If Statement, Loop, Return, Basic UNIX commands.|
PFRDA Syllabus Paper 2 for Research(Economics) Stream (Common Syllabus for Both phases)
|Economics||Demand and Supply, Market Structures, National Income, Determination of output and employment, Investment Function, Multiplier and Accelerator, Demand and Supply for Money, IS – LM, Inflation and Phillips Curve, Business Cycles, Inflation, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Banking Functions, Public Goods, Tax & Non-Tax Revenue, Direct & Indirect Taxes, Fiscal Balance, Public Debt, Public Budget and Foreign Trade and Balance of Payments.|
|Statistics and Econometrics||Measures of Central tendency & dispersions, Correlation, Sampling methods, Sampling Distribution, Statistical Inferences, Hypothesis testing, Regression Analysis, Panel Data Analysis, Time Series Properties and Analysis.|
|Financial Institutions and Markets||Asymmetric Information, Market Model, Market Efficiency, Money, Credit and Capital Markets, Primary Market, Secondary Market, Commodity Markets, Mutual Funds, Stock Exchanges, Credit Rating Agencies, Pension And Insurance Markets, Foreign Exchange Markets, Role of International Financial Institutions, IS, IMF & World Bank.|
PFRDA Syllabus Paper 2 for Research(Statistics)Stream (Common syllabus for Both phases)
|Statistics||Definition of Probability, Standard Distribution, Large and Small Sample Theory, Analysis of Variance, Estimation, Testing of Hypothesis, Non Parametric Tests, Stochastic Processes, Linear Models and Economic Statistics, Multivariate Analysis, Numerical Analysis and Basic Computer Techniques, Panel Data Analysis, Time Series Properties and Analysis.|
PFRDA Syllabus Paper 2 for Finance and Accounts Stream (Common for Both phases)
|The Basic Financial Statement||
PFRDA Syllabus Paper 2 for Official Language (Rajbhasa) Stream (Common for Both phases)
Syllabus for Paper 2 for Actuarial Stream (Common for both Phases)
Any preparation is incomplete without relevant and good study material. Therefore, before starting your preparation, you must know which books to go for, so that you do not waste your precious time in reading irrelevant books. To assist you with the preparation, some important PFRDA Grade A books are mentioned below which can be useful in your preparation journey. Also for all current affairs related content you can refer our BeePedia.
|Securities Markets||Capital Markets & Securities Laws||N.S.Zad|
|Economic and Social Issues||Indian Economy||Uma Kapila or Mishra Puri|
|Indian Economy||Ramesh Singh|
|Sociology||CN Shankar Rao|
|Finance & Management||Financial Management||Prasanna Chandra or IM Pandey|
|Indian Financial System||Bharti Pathak|
|Principles & Practise of Management||LM Prasad / Sultan Chand & Sons|
|Organisational Behaviour||SP Robins|
|Principles of Management||Harold Kootz & Cyril J.O’Donnell / McGraw Hills|
|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. Agarwal|
|Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning||S.Chand|
|Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning||Arihant Publication|
|English Language||English Grammar||Wren & Martin|
|Word power made easy||Norman Lewis|
|Descriptive General English||SP Bakshi|
|General Awareness||Lucent GK Knowledge||Lucent Publication|
|English Descriptive||Descriptive English||S.P. BAKSHI|
|151 Essays||S.C Gupta|
|Letter writing||S.C Gupta|
|Indian Economic Since Independence||Uma Kapila||Academic Foundation|
|Business Law Including Company Law||SS Gulshan||New Age International Publishers|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1:What are the best study materials available for PFRDA Grade A?
A:You can check the list of books mentioned in the books section above. The list has been prepared by our experts.
Q2:In how many days can I cover the whole syllabus of PFRDA Grade A?
A:It depends on how much time you are devoting to the preparation. Your syllabus can be covered accordingly.
Q3:What source should I follow for the General Awareness section?
A:For general awareness, you can refer to our Beepedia section. BeePedia is a comprehensive document to address the General Awareness (GA) content requirement of students preparing for various competitive exams.
Q4:Is there any negative marking in the PFRDA Grade A exam?
A:Yes, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty. Unattempted questions will not be assigned any marks.
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