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NABARD GRADE B: Exam Syllabus, Pattern, Books & Preparation Tips

September 9, 2022

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NABARD is all set to conduct the enrolment procedure for the Manager role in Grade ‘B’. Evidently, NABARD Grade B is Conducted in two different phases – Prelim & Mains. Both the phases have a completely different syllabus. Above all, the NABARD Grade B syllabus covers a variety of topics. The Primary topics for Prelims are English, General awareness, numeric aptitude, computer skills, economic and social issues, rural and also, agriculture development. Especially, English, Economic as well as the social issues/problems in rural India, Agricultural and rural development, and also, livestock & poultry production are the themes for the Mains.

NABARD Grade B Syllabus

NABARD selects suitable candidates for the position of Manager through an online examination (Grade B). You can expect a high level of the exam because this is not a low-level profession. Moreover, to stand out in the crowd and acquire the position or role you must be balanced against the competition. You should be familiar with the entire NABARD Grade B syllabus before beginning your preparation for NABARD Grade B 2021. The NABARD Grade B syllabus is the most important thing to know since, without it, your preparation will be pointless. NABARD provides a complete syllabus for each subject that you must study thoroughly. Following up is the complete information of NABARD Syllabus 2021. Changes in 2021 Exam
  • This year’s Prelims will have a new section entitled Decision Making, and becoming familiar with it should be a top priority.
  • Also, questions in Papers 2 and 3 of Phase 2 will be Objective + Descriptive.

Curriculum / Syllabus for Prelims Exam

NABARD Garde B banking recruitment’s first phase is the Preliminary exam. This will be an eight-section online exam with an objective format. Below is a detailed NABARD Grade B syllabus for each section.
Section Topics
Test of Reasoning
Puzzles; Logical Reasoning; Direction; Seating Arrangement; Order and Ranking; Blood Relations; Coding-Decoding; Machine Input-Output; Syllogisms; Data Sufficiency; Inequalities; Alpha-Numeric symbol series; and also, Number and System Conversions
English Language
Passages; Reading Comprehension; Idioms & Phrases; Sentence Rearrangement; Error Spotting; as well as Synonyms
Computer Knowledge
Basic Hardware & Software; Computer Languages; Networking; Virus & Hacking; History of Computer; Devices; MS Office; and also, DBMS
Quantitative Aptitude
Inequalities; SI & CI; Approximation and Simplification; Problems on Age; Profit and Loss; Data Interpretation; Time & Work; HCF & LCM; Distance, Speed and Time; Probability, Mensuration; Permutation & Combination; as well as Ratio & Proportion
General Awareness

Science- Discoveries; National & International Current affairs; Awards & Honours; Sports; Important days; Budget; Countries and its Capitals; Books and the Authors; and also International and National Organizations
Economic and Social Issues
Nature of Indian Economy; Structural and Institutional Features; Economic Reforms in India; Economic Underdevelopment; Privatization; Measurement of Poverty; Opening up the Indian Economy; Policy of Population in India; Globalization; Inflation; Agriculture- Characteristics/ Status; Poverty alleviation and employment generation in India; Population Trends; Population Growth & Economic Development; Regional imbalance in India’s industrial development; Non-institutional and institutional agencies in rural credit; Issues in Food Security in India; Technical and Institutional changes in agriculture; Reforms in Banking/Financial sector; Industrial and Labor Policy; Industrial Performance; Agricultural Performance; Multiculturalism; Rural financial and banking institutions in India; WTO; World Bank; Globalization of Economy; Role of International Funding Institution; Social Justice; as well as Regional Economic Cooperation
Agriculture and Rural Development
Agriculture Cropping Systems, Agronomy Factors affecting crop production, Precision Farming, Organic farming, Agro Climatic Zones, Problems of dryland – seed processing & seed village Meteorology – crop-weather advisory; weather parameters Farm and Agri Engineering: Soil and Water Conservation – soil fertility, Major soil types, soil erosion, soil conservation, fertilizers, watershed management Plantation & Horticulture – Definition and its branches. Water Resource – Irrigation Management: sources of irrigation, types of irrigation, crop-water requirement, etc. Agronomic practice and techniques used to produce various planting and horticultural crops. Post-harvest management: value & supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops. Animal Husbandry Fisheries: Forestry – Basic ideas of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest management, and forest economics. Agriculture Extensions: Its value and role, methods of evaluation of extension programs. Ecology and Climate Change :Also, Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture

NABARD Grade B Syllabus for Mains Exam

Phase 2 consists of 3 papers with 1 descriptive and 2 objectives + Descriptive. The Paper-I will be a Descriptive English in which you will be asked to write an essay, letter, report, comprehension, as well as paragraph. Paper-II will be objective + descriptive and will cover Economic & Social Issues, Agriculture, and Rural Development. Paper III will be both objective and descriptive, with problems from Economics, Statistics, Finance, and Management.
Section Topic
Paper I – English English (Writing Skill); Formal Letter; Informal Letter; Report Writing; Letter Writing; Paragraph Writing; Comprehension; as well as Essay Writing
Paper II – Economic and Social Issues with Focus on Rural India Nature of Indian Economy; Structural and Institutional Features; Economic Reforms in India; Economic Underdevelopment; Privatization; Measurement of Poverty; Opening up the Indian Economy; Policy of Population in India; Globalization; Inflation; Agriculture- Characteristics/ Status; Poverty alleviation and employment generation in India; Population Trends; Population Growth & Economic Development; Regional imbalance in India’s industrial development; Non-institutional and institutional agencies in rural credit; Issues in Food Security in India; Technical and Institutional changes in agriculture; Reforms in Banking/Financial sector; Industrial and Labor Policy; Industrial Performance; Agricultural Performance; Multiculturalism; Rural financial and banking institutions in India; WTO; World Bank; Globalization of Economy; Role of International Funding Institution; Social Justice; as well as Regional Economic Cooperation
Paper III – Agriculture and Rural Development with focus on Rural India AgricultureAgronomyFactors affecting crop production;Agro Climatic Zones;Classification of field crops; Problems of dry land Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory;Precision Farming;Organic farming;Soil and Water ConservationWater ResourceFarm and Agri EngineeringPlantation & HorticultureCropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systemsAnimal Husbandry
Also, Get a Complete syllabus from here: https://www.nabard.org/auth/writereaddata/CareerNotices/1607212011Grade%20B-2021%20Advt.pdf

NABARD Grade B – Exam Pattern

The Exam pattern of NABARD Grade ‘B’ is comprised of Prelims & Main and later interviews. NABARD notified the quality of its organization will not compromise at any point in the procedure. Although, the examination is to be conducted to select a suitable candidate. After getting a brief understanding of the NABARD Grade B Syllabus, get an overview of the Exam pattern. As per the latest update, this year, some vital changes are there in the Exam pattern.
  • Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)
  • Main Examination (Online Exam with MCQ & Descriptive Pattern)
  • Finally Interview
Most importantly, the Prelims Exam consists of 200 Questions of 200 marks with a time duration of 120 minutes. Mains Exam comprises three online descriptive papers – English Language, Economic and Social Issues, as well as Agriculture and Rural Development. Each paper has 100 questions with a time limit of 90 minutes. The only descriptive paper is English and the other two are objective.

NABARD Grade ‘B’ Preliminary Exam Pattern

Prelims will be conducted online with multiple-choice questions. NABARD Grade B 2021 has 8 Subjects divided into two sections. Under qualifying – English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Knowledge, and Decision Making. In addition, Under Merit Section comes General Awareness, Economic & Social Issues, and Agriculture & Rural Development (with a concentrate on Rural India). What’s New in 2021?
  • Prelims have added a new section – Decision Making
  • Thus, Decision Making consists of 10 Marks

NABARD Grade B – Mains Exam Pattern

If NABARD Grade B 2021 Prelims is cleared then, aspirants are therefore eligible to appear for NABARD Grade B Mains.  A cut-off will be announced, using which it will be determined who is eligible for Mains. The time limit for Papers 2 as well as 3 has been increased from 90 to 120 minutes this year, and they are descriptive + objective in style. Except for paper 1, you can attempt the descriptive portion in either Hindi or English (English Language). The exam pattern for NABARD Grade B Mains 2021 is given here in detail.

NABARD Grade B Interview

Candidates who obtain acceptable qualifying marks in the NABARD Grade B Phase 2 Examination will be short-listed for the NABARD Grade B Interview Phase 3. The NABARD Grade B 2021 interview will be worth 75 points. Moreover, to get a spot on the merit list, you must achieve a very high rank. Along with the NABARD Grade B Syllabus, get some of the salient books. Especially, with a set of the best books available, you may prepare for the NABARD Grade B examination. Because multiple posts fall under NABARD Grade B, knowing which book is beneficial is essential. Here are some professional advice book recommendations for studying for the NABARD exam. Books for Reasoning 
Name of Book Author
A New Approach to Reasoning – Verbal, Non – Verbal & Analytical B.S. Sijwalii and Indu Sijwali
A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
How to Crack Test of Reasoning Jaikishan, Premkishan
English Language
Name of Book Author
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
English Grammar Wren & Martin
Descriptive General English S. P. Bakshi, Richa Sharma
Books for Computer Knowledge According to NABARD Grade B Syllabus
Name of Book Author
Objective Computer Awareness Arihant Experts
Quantitative Aptitude
Name of Book Author
Magical Book on Quicker Maths M Tyra
Quantitative Aptitude RS Aggarwal
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
General Awareness
Name of Book Author
Objective Computer Awareness Arihant Experts
Economic & Social Issue
Name of Book Author
Indian Economy V K Puri and S K Misra
Indian Economy Ramesh Singh
Social and Economic Problems in India Naseem A Azad
Agricultural and Rural Development
Name of Book Author
Rural Development: Indian Context GPH Panel of Experts
Agriculture at a Glance R K Sharma,S K Bhoi, N Pandey, S Shinde, VK Pandey
However, these are only some of the handpicked books. Whereas, candidates are instructed to search and get the best book from top publications to perform for the NABARD Manager Post recruitment.
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NABARD 2021 Grade B Preparation Instructions/Tips

For overall preparation for NABARD Grade B recruitment here are some major tips for the aspirants:
  1. Analyze the NABARD Grade B Syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly to devise the best methods.
  2. Also, review the previous questions paper, as there will be numerous questions that are common to all sections.
  3. Then, Get both offline and online study materials that cover the majority of the curriculum. Also, don’t try to follow too many different materials at once, as this can become confusing.
  4. Analyze your preparation by taking a few mock examinations. And also evaluations now and then to see how far you’ve come
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FAQ’s

Q. What are the main NABARD Grade B Syllabus for Prelims?

A. For the Preliminary Exam of NABARD Grade B, ensure to cover these most important topics for
  • English Language
  • Test of Reasoning
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Decision Making [New Section]
  • Economic & Social Issues (Focus on Rural India)
  • Also, Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India.

Q. How many marks does the NABARD Grade B Prelims exam have?

A. The NABARD Grade B prelims test is equivalent to 100 points. Overall the exam consists of 200 questions in total.

Q. What is the English syllabus for NABARD Grade B mains?

A. The NABARD Grade B English mains syllabus includes the essay, precise writing, comprehension, as well as business/office correspondence questions.

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