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NABARD Syllabus 2019| Download Grade A/B Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern PDF

NABARD Syllabus

Candidates who are going to appear in NABARD Prelims Exam for Grade A/B posts conducted on 15-06-2019 and 16-06-2019 need to download NABARD Syllabus 2019 PDF from here. You can also get Grade A/B Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern from here.

NABARD 2019 Important Dates:

Start  date  for Online  Registration of Applications and  Online Payment of Application Fee/ Intimation Charges10-05-2019
End date  for Online  Registration of Applications and Online Payment of Application Fee/ Intimation Charges26-05-2019
NABARD Prelims Exam for Grade-A Assistant Manager Exam15-06-2019 and 16-06-2019
NABARD Prelims Exam for Grade-B Manager Exam16-06-2019

NABARD Syllabus

NABARD  Exam Pattern 2019:

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Pattern 2019:

Name of TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Total Time: Composite time of 120 minutes (2 hours)
Reasoning Ability2020
English Language4040
Computer Knowledge2020
General Awareness2020
Quantitative Aptitude2020
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)4040
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)4040

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NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Pattern 2019:

ExamName of TestMaximum Marks
Total Time: 90 minutes
Paper I (Descriptive Test)General English:
The analytical and drafting abilities of the candidate will be assessed through this 
Paper comprising essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph
writing & letter writing.
Paper IIEconomic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)100
Paper on related discipline

NABARD Grade B Exam Pattern 2019:

 NABARD Grade B Prelims Exam Pattern 2019:

Name of TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Total Time: Composite time of 120 minutes (2 hours)
Reasoning Ability2020
English Language4040
Computer Knowledge2020
General Awareness2020
Quantitative Aptitude2020
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)4040
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)4040


NABARD Grade B Mains Exam Pattern 2019:

ExamName of TestMaximum Marks
Total Time: 90 minutes (for each Paper)
Paper IGeneral English (Descriptive Test)100
Paper IIEconomic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) for General Posts and Agriculture for candidates applying for Manager (RDBS) Agriculture Post100
Paper IIIDevelopment Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management100

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NABARD Syllabus 2019 for Grade A & B:

NABARD Grade A Syllabus of Preliminary Exam:

Name of SectionTopics asked
Reasoning Ability
  • Puzzles & Seating arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Data sufficiency
  • Statement based questions (Verbal reasoning)
  • Inequality
  • Miscellaneous Questions
  • Input-Output
  • Blood relations
  • Coding-Decoding
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Data Interpretations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Number Series
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Arithmetic Questions
  • Quantity Comparisons
  • Mathematical Inequalities
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Sentence improvement
  • Spotting the errors
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence rearrangement
  • Para Jumbles
  • New pattern questions
General AwarenessThe questions in this test will be
from Current Affairs and
Banking And Economy, Insurance.
In the current affairs, questions
can be asked from recent appointments,

awards, and honors, sports, new

Schemes, national and international
news, latest developments
in science and technology.

Computer KnowledgeThis section covers topics from

Various topics like Networking,
Input-output devices, DBMS,
MS Office, Internet, History
of computer & generations, Shortcuts.

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 Syllabus of NABARD Grade A & B Mains 2019:

The phase II of the Exam consists of Online Objective test & Online Descriptive Test. 

Paper I – English Writing

This will comprise of Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension, Report writing, Paragraph writing, and Business/Office Correspondence. 

Paper II – Economic and Social Issues

Economic & Social Issues: 

Nature of Indian Economy
  • Structural and Institutional features
  • Economic Underdevelopment
  • Opening up the Indian Economy
  • Globalization
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Privatization.
InflationTrends 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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 the Banking/ Financial sector.
Globalization of Economy
  • Role of International Funding Institutions
  • IMF & World Bank
  • WTO
  • Regional Economic Co-operation.
Social Structure in India
  • Multiculturalism
  • Demographic trends
  • Urbanization and Migration
  • Gender Issues Joint family system
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Education
  • Health and Environment. 
  • 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 favor of the underprivileged
  • Social Movements
  • Indian Political Systems
  • Human Development

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Agriculture & Rural Development:

  • Definition, meaning and its branches
  • Agronomy: Definition, meaning, and scope of agronomy.
  • Classification of field crops.
  • Factors affecting 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
  • System of Crop Intensification
  • 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, biofuels
  • Water harvesting structures
  • Farm Ponds
  • 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 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
  • The 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 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.
  • 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 the dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
Ecology and Climate Change
  • Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, 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 livelihoods
  • 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
  • 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 Laborers, 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 labor
  • Issues and challenges in Hand-looms
  • 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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For Paper III of NABARD Grade B Exam (Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management):

Development of Economics
  • Measures of development
  • Economic Development Models
  • Role of subsidies
  • Importance of savings and investment
  • Importance of agriculture
  • Terms of trade in agriculture
  • Development issues in India.
  • 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.
  • Regulation of Banks & Financial Institutions
  • Banking and Financial Institutions in India
  • Financial system- features, characteristics, and issues
  • Microfinance, its significance, and importance
  • Union Budget; Project finance, Infrastructure financing, Sources of capital, Development finance
  • Concept of project cycle management
  • Private and Social Cost-Benefit significance of development finance
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Its nature and scope
  • The Management Processes
  • Planning, Organisation, Staffing, Directing and Controlling
  • The Role of a Manager in an Organisation.
  • Leadership
  • Human Resource Development
  • Communication

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