15 Important Topics of ESI & ARD – NABARD Grade A 2020 Exam

National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) had released the notification for recruitment under Grade A posts. The Online preliminary exam for NABARD Grade A 2020 is scheduled to be held on 25th Feb 2020. Economic and Social Issues (ESI) & Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) are two of the most important topics as they carry 40 marks each in Prelims and 100 marks in Mains.

At this point of time, many candidates go through a dilemma as to what should I must study, which topic I must not miss? Well, to answer your question, we are bringing a list of important topics that you must go through prior to the exam.

These topics have been compiled on the basis of the NABARD Previous Year Question Paper. How about starting with a free mock test, to know your level of preparation. 



NABARD Grade A 2020: Important Topics of Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)

  1. Agriculture (Census, Extension, Organisations – Location & HQ, allied sectors, Classification, Agreements & MoUs) Download Free Ebook
  2.  Agricultural SchemesDownload Free Ebook
  3. Budget: Agriculture; Its Allocation – Read Here
  4. Census data
  5. Crop rotation
  6. Cultivation of Crops
  7. Forest Survey
  8. Full Forms
  9. Irrigation – Sources, Types, Potential – Read Here
  10. Rural Credit Scheme
  11. Horticulture
  12. Ranking – For eg. in terms of cultivation of Potato, India ranks at which position? etc.
  13. Schemes launched by Govt. – purpose, Amount, deadline, etc.
  14. Types of Seeds
  15. Types of Soil

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NABARD Grade A 2020: Important Topics of Economic and Social Issues (ESI)

  1. Budget Allocation
  2. Economic planning
  3. Schemes launched by Government:
    ·         To remove unemployment
    ·         To deal with poverty
    ·         For Rural Development Population Policy
  4. Agricultural Finance: Advantages & Disadvantages – Read Here
  5. Market – Concept & Classification
  6. Effect of Globalization on the Banking sector
  7. Economic/ Financial Reforms in India
  8. How the environment is getting affected by Human activities
  9. Problems of Indian Education System at different levels
  10. Social Problems in India
  11. Government Schemes (Based on Social Issues)
  12. Nature of Indian Economy
  13. Demographic Trends
  14. Privatization
  15. Inflation

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NABARD ESI Previous Year Question Paper

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NABARD Grade A 2020 – Previous Year Questions

Here are a few questions that appeared in the previous year exams and are in the focus by NABARD authorities.

  • Full form of various schemes like, NRML, MUDRA, APEDA, etc.
  • Questions on Atal Bhujal Yojana, Kalia Scheme, Solar Chakra Scheme, FASAL BIMA Yojana, etc.
  • Irrigation
  • Census
  • Objectives of Kisan Credit Card
  • Horticulture
  • PMKVY Ministry
  • Gobar Dhan Scheme
  • Impress Scheme
  • Buffalo breed with characteristics
  • Questions from Crop Production


The NABARD Online Test Series offered by Oliveboard is not just limited to Phase 1 & Phase 2 Mocks but also includes study materials for Agriculture & Rural Development (ARD), Economic & Social Issues (ESI), Video Lessons, GK Supplement and a lot more. Let’s have a look at it in detail:

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That’s all from us. These were a few topics that you must not miss while preparing for NABARD ARD and ESI sections. We hope you all liked the information provided here and found it useful.

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