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NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021: Complete Updated

2021-07-19 17:16:18

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021: We have updated the complete updated NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021 in detail!!! Candidates who have applied and prepared for the recruitment drive conducted in multiple phases shall refer to this article to know the complete details.

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development has released the notification for the year 2021 on its official site for the recruitment of 162 Grade A(Assistant Manager) & Grade B(Manager) posts. The NABARD Grade A 2021 Apply Online link gets activates from 17th July 2021. The Last date to submit the online application is 07th August 2021. Candidates have to submit the application form along with the required application fee within the last date. After the successful submission of the application form, aspirants have to start the preparation process. But before that referring to the NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021 is must essential for everyone. Without the knowledge of exam pattern and syllabus, you don’t have an idea about how to prepare.

For that here we have given you the complete updated details of the NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021. So candidates shall take a reference from this article, collect the study materials according to the syllabus and then start the preparation plan.

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NABARD Grade A 2021 Notification – Important Dates

Event Date
Newspaper Advertisement Released 15th July 2021
Detailed Notification Released 16th July 2021
Starting Date to Apply Online 17th July 2021
The Last Date to Submit & Payment 7th August 2021
Preliminary Exam Date Last Week of August 2021/First
Week of September 2021
Admit Card Download date To be Notified Later

NABARD Grade A Selection Process 2021:

The NABARD Grade A & B selection process is based on

  • Preliminary exam
  • Main exam
  • Interview

NABARD Grade-A Exam Pattern 2021

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021: Prelims

Numerical Ability:

  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Interpretation – Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Tabular & Line Chart
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Approximation
  • Simplification
  • Percentages
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Problem on Ages
  • Partnership
  • Time & Work
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Boats and Stream
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Averages
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Probability, Permutation, and Combination

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021: Test of Reasoning

  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Figure Series
  • Seating Arrangements(Circular, Square, Rectangle, Parallel Row)
  • Puzzle (Box-based, Month Based, Row Based & Days Based)
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Input-Output
  • Inequalities

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021: English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Usage of words
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Sentence formation
  • Jumbled Sentence
  • Error spotting
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Preposition
  • Fillups
  • Cloze Test

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021: Computer Language

  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • History of Computers
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Hardware & Software
  • Internet & Networking
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Abbreviations

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021: Mains

For Grade A ( RDBS) (All Disciplines from (i) to (xi) in Table 1 and Grade A (Rajbhasha)

1) Paper I – English: Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence. The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expressions and understanding the topic.

Grade A (RDBS) (General Discipline)

2) Paper-II –

Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development Economic & Social Issues:

(i) Nature of Indian Economy – Structural and Institutional features – Economic underdevelopment – Opening up the Indian Economy – Globalisation – Economic Reforms in India – Privatisation.

(ii) Inflation – Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income.

(iii) 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.

(iv) 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.

(v) 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.

(vi) Globalization of Economy – Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank – WTO – Regional Economic Co-operation.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021:

(i) Social Structure in India – Multiculturalism – Demographic trends – Urbanisation and Migration – Gender Issues Joint family system – Social Infrastructure – Education – Health and Environment.

(ii) Education – Status & System of Education – Socio-Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy – Educational relevance and educational wastage – Educational Policy for India.

(iii) Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes – socio-economic programs for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes.

(iv) Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged – Social Movements – Indian Political Systems – Human Development. Current Economic & Social Issues.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021:

Agriculture & Rural Development:

(i) Agriculture: definition, meaning, and its branches.

(ii) Agronomy: definition, meaning, and scope of agronomy.

(iii) Classification of field crops.

(iv) Factors affecting crop production, Agro Climatic Zones

(v) Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems.

(vi) Problems of dryland agriculture;

(vii) Seed production, seed processing, seed village

(viii) Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory

(ix) Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming;

a) Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilizers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;

b) 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.

c) 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.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021:

d) 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.

e) Animal Husbandry: Farm animals and their role in the 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 the 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.

f) 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.

g) 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.

h) Agriculture Extensions: Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of extension programmes, Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s (KVK) in the dissemination of Agricultural technologies.

i) 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.

j) 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 Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security; Concept and Types of Farm Management.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2021:

Rural Development:

(i) 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.

(ii) Rural population in India

(iii) 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

(iv) Problems and conditions of rural labour

(v) Issues and challenges in Handlooms Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working.

(vi) MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA, and other rural development programmes.


Paper – III – Analytical Paper on Development Economics, Statistics, Finance and Management

(i) Development Economics: Measures of development, Economic Development Models, the role of subsidies, the importance of savings and investment, Importance of agriculture, Terms of trade in agriculture, Development issues in India – Post 2015 Agenda.

(ii) Statistics: Basic statistical concepts, Summarizing of data, Frequency distribution, Measures of Central Tendency, Relative dispersion, Elementary Probability, Relative Frequency Approach, sampling, Axiomatic Approach, Analysis of frequency distribution, Correlation, Regression, Sampling Methods, Time Series Analysis.

(iii) Finance: Financial system in India;

(iv) Regulation of Banks & Financial Institutions, Banking and Financial Institutions in India

(v) Financial system- features, characteristics, and issues

(vi) Microfinance, its significance, and importance

(vii) Union Budget

(viii) Project finance- Assessment, and Sources for block capital, working capital, Infrastructure financing- Risk Management in Banking Sector, Sources of capital, instruments and methods, salient features

(ix) Development finance- scope and needs of development finance

(x) Concept of project cycle management, Private and Social Cost-Benefit significance of development finance, Financial Inclusion – Use of Technology, Public-Private Partnership.



(i) Management: its nature and scope;

(ii) The Management Processes; Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling;

(iii) The Role of a Manager in an Organisation.

(iv) Leadership: The Tasks of a Leader; Leadership Styles; Leadership Theories; A successful Leader versus an effective Leader.

a) Human Resource Development: Concept of HRD; Goals of HRD; Performance Appraisal – Potential appraisal and development – Performance Counselling – Career Planning – Training and Development – Rewards – Employee Welfare.  Motivation, Morale, and Incentives: Theories of Motivation; How Managers Motivate; Concept of Morale; Factors determining morale;  Role of Incentives in Building up Morale.

b) Communication: Steps in the Communication Process; Communication Channels; Oral versus Written Communication; Verbal versus non-verbal Communication; upward, downward and lateral communication; Barriers to Communication, Role of Information Technology. Corporate Governance: Factors affecting Corporate Governance; Mechanisms of Corporate Governance.


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