NABARD Officers Grade A: Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2022

NABARD Officers Grade A: Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2022

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National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is an Apex Development Financial Institution in India.The Bank has been entrusted with “matters concerning Policy Planning and Operations in the field of credit for Agriculture and other Economic activities in Rural areas in India”. NABARD is active in developing Financial Inclusion policy.. National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) gives numerous opportunities for young graduates as well as experienced professionals for an accelerated career in NABARD as an Officers Grade A 2021.

NABARD Officers Grade A Exam Pattern

NABARD Officers Grade A Exam will be conducted in 3 phases. The written exam is –

  • Prelims
  • Mains & Descriptive
  • Interview

Stage-1: NABARD Officers Grade A Preliminary Examination

This is an online exam where candidates have to solve the question paper in 2 hour for 200 marks. The test comprises of 7 sections. The section-wise distribution of the marks is given below:

Serial Number Sections Asked Total Marks Time Taken
1. Quantitative Aptitude 20
2. Test of Reasoning 20 A composite time of 2 hours (120 minutes)
3. English Language 40
4. Computer Knowledge 20
5. General Awareness 20
6. Economic and Social Issues 40
7. Agriculture and Rural Development 40
Total 200

Stage-2: NABARD Officers Grade A Mains Exam

The candidates who clear the preliminary Exam of NABARD Grade A 2022 Officer Exam are eligible to for NABARD 2022 Mains Examination. The Mains Examination comprises of both Online Objective Test & descriptive Test paper.

Serial Number Exam Test Name Maximum Marks Time Taken
1. Phase I General English: (Descriptive – writing skills – online through key board). The paper will have descriptive questions. 100 90 minutes
2. Phase II Economic and Social Issues and Agriculture and Rural Development for General Posts and Agriculture for candidates applying for Manager Agriculture Post 100 90 minutes
3. Phase III Legal Services: 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 100 90 minutes

Stage-3 :Interview

After the clears of NABARD Grade A 2022 Mains Paper, Candidates is finally called for the Interview Process. Final selection is made on how well a candidate do in the Mains Examination as well as the Interview.

NABARD Officers Grade A Exam Syllabus

NABARD Officers Grade A Preliminary Syllabus

Sr.N. Subject Topic
1 English
  • ·         Reading Comprehension
  • ·         Error Spotting / Phrase Replace
  • ·         Cloze Test
  • ·         Para Jumble
  •           Fillers
  •           Spell Mistake
2 Reasoning
  • ·         Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
  • ·         Data sufficiency
  • ·         Input-Output
  • ·         Statement based questions,
  • ·         Inequality
  • ·         Miscellaneous Questions.
  •            Blood Relation
  •           Direction Sense
3 Quantitative Aptitude
  • ·         HCF and LCM
  • ·         Data Sufficiency
  • ·         Approximation and Simplification
  • ·         Data interpretation
  • ·         Inequalities
  • ·         Problem on Ages
  • ·         Profit and Loss
  • ·         Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • ·         Mensuration
  • ·         Speed, Distance and Time
  •           Mixture & Ratio
  •           Percentage
4 Computer Awareness
  • ·         Networking & Internet
  • ·         Input/output devices
  • ·         DBMS
  • ·         MS Office
  • ·         History of computer & generations, Shortcuts
  • ·         Internet
5 General Awareness
  • ·        Last 5 to 6 Months Current Affairs and Banking and          Economy
  • ·         Insurance Awarness
6 Economic & Social Issue
  • ·         Nature of Indian Economy
  • ·         Globalization
  • ·         Economic Reforms
  • ·         Privatization, Inflation
  • ·         Economic Underdevelopment
  • ·         Social Infrastructure
  • ·         Education, Social Justice
  • ·         Human Development
  • ·         Education
  • ·         Social Justice
  • ·         Social structure in India
  • ·         Demographic trends
7 Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Soil Erosion and Water Conservation
  • Water resource
  • Farm & Agri Engineering
  • Plantation & Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Fisheries, Forestry
  • Agriculture ExtensionsEcology & Climatic Changes
  • Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture

NABARD Officers Grade A Mains Syllabus:

  • Economic & Social Issues
  • Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on rural India)


 Social Issues

Nature of Indian Economy Social Structure in India
Structural and Institutional features Multiculturalism
Economic underdevelopment Demographic trends
Opening up the Indian Economy – Globalisation Urbanization and Migration
Economic Reforms in India – Privatisation Gender Issues
Inflation – Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income Joint family system – Social Infrastructure
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India – Rural and Urban Education – Health and Environment
Measurement of Poverty Education – Status & System of Education
Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government Socio-Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy
Population Trends – Population Growth and Economic Development – Population Policy in India Educational relevance and educational wastage
Agriculture – Characteristics / Status – Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture Educational Policy for India
– Agricultural performance – Issues in Food Security in India – Non-Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
Industry – Industrial and Labour Policy Socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes
Industrial performance – Regional Imbalance in India’s Industrial Development – – Public Sector Enterprises Positive Discrimination in favor of the underprivileged
Rural banking and financial institutions in India Social Movements
Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector Indian Political Systems
Globalisation of Economy Human Development
Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank – Current Affairs related to Economy
WTO – Regional Economic Cooperation WTO – Regional Economic Co-operation Current Affairs related to Social Issues

Agriculture & Rural Development:

Agriculture: Definition, Meaning and its branches Agronomy: Definition, Meaning and Scope of agronomy
Classification of field crops Factors affecting crop production
Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems Agro-Climatic Zones
Seed production, seed processing, seed village Problems of dryland agriculture
Precision Farming Meteorology: Weather parameters, crop-weather advisory
Organic farming System of Crop Intensification

Other Topics


Descriptions of the Topics

Soil and Water Conservation Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilisers, 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, biofuels, 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 2015. Recent developments under the 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, GreenHouse Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact on agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC. Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, GreenHouse Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact on 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 the viability of agriculture. Factors of Production in agriculture; Agricultural Finance and Marketing; Impact of Page 13 of 28 Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security; Concept and Types of Farm Management.
Rural Development Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural Economy Importance 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 work-force; 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.

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