NABARD Grade A IT Officer Exam – Know All About It

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NABARD is an apex-level development finance organisation / regulatory body that oversees all aspects of agricultural finance in India. Every year, NABARD conducts the recruitment of Grade A officers for various disciplines. The NABARD Grade A IT officer post is also one of them. The 2022 notification got released on the 18th of July 2022. A total of 161 vacancies for the post of Grade A Assistant Managers (RDBS) were announced for the 2022 recruitment cycle, 25 of which were for the IT/Computer Technology discipline. In this blog post, we intend to provide all the necessary information for the post of Grade A IT officer at NABARD. Read on to learn more.

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Important Dates

The schedule for the NABARD Grade A IT officer exam is provided below :

EventsFor 2022 For 2021
NABARD Grade A IT Officer Notification Release DateOut on the 18th of July 202215th July 2021
NABARD Grade IT Officer – Online Application Start Date18th July 202217th July 2021
NABARD Grade A IT Officer – Online Application End Date7th August 202207th Aug 2021
NABARD Grade A IT Officer (RDBS) – Phase 1 Prelims7th September 202218th September 2021
NABARD Grade A Officer – Phase 2 (Mains)To be Announced16th November 2021

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NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Vacancy

The vacancies for NABARD Grade ‘A’ AM (RDBS) – IT are provided below :

Category2022 Vacancies2022 Vacancies
Unreserved1006
OBC904
SC403
ST
EWS202
Total 2515
PWBDAM (RDBS) – Total – 07

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Eligibility Criteria

While applying for NABARD Grade A, be aware that you can apply only for ONE Discipline/Post of your choice. If you apply for Assistant Manager in IT discipline, you cannot opt for any other discipline like General, Fisheries, Agriculture, Finance, etc.

Age Limit

The candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age. As per the NABARD Grade A 2022 notification, the candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age. The candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-07-1992 and not later than 01-07-2001 as of 01-07-2022.

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit

Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 years
1. SC/ST
2. Ex-servicemen
3. Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned
Officers
4. Children/family members of victims died in the 1984 riots
5 years
PWBD
1. General
2. OBC
3. SC/ST

10 years
13 years
15 years

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer
    Applications/Information Technology with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in
    aggregate

OR

  • A post-graduate degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/
    Computer Applications/Information Technology with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants
    50%) in aggregate from a recognized university.

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Exam Pattern

The selection will be in three Phases as furnished below:

  • Phase 1 (Preliminary Examination) – 200 Marks
  • Phase 2 (Mains Examination) – 200 Marks
  • Phase 3 (Interview) – 50 marks

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Prelims Exam Pattern

The Prelims Exam Pattern of NABARD Grade ‘A’ Assistant Manager – IT is given below :

Name of the TestNo. of
Questions
Max
Marks
Test of Reasoning2020
English Language3030
Computer Knowledge2020
Quantitative Aptitude2020
Decision Making1010
General Awareness2020
Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India)4040
Agriculture & Rural Development with an Emphasis on Rural India4040
Total200200

Important Notes for the Phase 1 Exam (Prelims)

  • Qualifying Section – Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making.
  • Merit Section – General Awareness, Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India.
  • Shortlisting of the candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the Merit section only.

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NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Mains Exam Pattern

The Mains exam pattern of NABARD Grade A IT Officer (Assistant Manager Exam) is given below :

PaperSubjectType of
Paper
Number of QsMarksDurationRemarks
Paper- IGeneral
English
Online
Descriptive
3100 90 minutesDescriptive
Answers to
be typed
using
keyboard
Paper-IIITObjective305030 minutes
Paper-IIITDescriptive
Type
6

You will be
required to
attempt 4
questions
[2 of 15 marks
each]
5090 MinutesDescriptive
Answers to
be typed
using
keyboard
either in
English or
Hindi
(Remington
and Inscript
keyboards)

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The calling ratio to qualify for the main examination and interview would be a maximum of
1:25 and 1:3, respectively.

Negative Marking

  • There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate.
  • For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty in Phase-I and Phase-II.
  • Cut-offs in Phase-I and Phase-II may be applied in two stages:
  1. On scores in individual tests
  2. On Total Score

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam Notification PDF

You can download the notification PDF here to get detailed information for each aspect of the exam.


NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Previous Years’ Cut-Off Marks

Check the table below to find the Phase 1 (prelims) and Phase 2 (mains) cut-off marks for the previous years:

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Phase 1 Cut-Off Marks

Category2020 Cut-off Marks2019 Cut-off Marks
Unreserved94.25113.75
OBC69.2597.25
SC74.50102.50
ST50.75100.50
EWS34.7593.75

NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Phase 2 Cut-Off Marks

Category2020 Cut-off Marks
Unreserved113.75
OBC97.25
SC102.50
ST100.50
EWS93.75

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NABARD Grade A 2022 IT Officer Exam – Syllabus

NABARD Grade A Phase 1 (prelims) examination and Phase 2 (mains) examination syllabus are given below:

IT Officer Exam Phase 1 Syllabus (Prelims Examination)

Name of SectionTopics asked
Reasoning Ability1. Puzzles & Seating arrangement
2. Syllogism
3. Data sufficiency
4. Statement-based questions (Verbal reasoning)
5. Inequality
6. Coding-Decoding
7. Input-Output
8. Blood relations
9. Miscellaneous Questions
Quantitative Aptitude1. Data Interpretation
2. Quadratic Equations
3. Number Series
4. Simplification/ Approximation
5. Data Sufficiency
6. Arithmetic Questions
7. Quantity Comparisons
8. Mathematical Inequalities
English Language1. Reading Comprehension
2. Sentence improvement
3. Cloze test
4. Spotting the errors
5. Fill in the blanks
6. Sentence rearrangement
7. Para Jumbles
8. New pattern questions
General AwarenessMajorly includes questions from current affairs – Banking, Finance, Insurance, Appointments, Awards and Honours, Sports, Schemes, and National and International Events.
Computer KnowledgeIt various topics like Networking, Input-output devices, DBMS, MS Office, Internet, History of computers & generations, and Shortcuts.

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Economic and Social Issues

Name of SectionTopics asked
Nature of Indian Economy1. Structural and Institutional features
2. Economic Underdevelopment
3. Opening up the Indian Economy
4. Globalization
5. Economic Reforms in India
6. Privatization
InflationTrends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income.
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in IndiaRural and Urban Measurement of Poverty
Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government
Population TrendsPopulation Growth and Economic Development
Population Policy in India
Agriculture1. Characteristics / Status
2. Technical and Institutional changes in Indian
3. Agriculture
4. Agricultural performance
5. Issues in Food Security in India
6. Non-Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural
credit
Industry1. Industrial and Labour Policy
2. Industrial performance
3. Regional Imbalance in India’s Industrial
Development
4. Public Sector Enterprises
Rural banking and financial institutions in IndiaReforms in the Banking/ Financial sector.
Globalization of Economy1. Role of International Funding Institutions
2. IMF & World Bank
3. WTO
4. Regional Economic Cooperation
Social Structure in India1. Multiculturalism
2. Demographic trends
3. Urbanization and Migration
4. Gender Issues- Joint family system
5. Social Infrastructure
6. Education
7. Health and Environment
Education1. Status & System of Education
2. Socio-Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy
3. Educational relevance and educational wastage
4. Educational Policy for India
Social JusticeProblems with scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
Socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes.
Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged1. Social Movements
2. Indian Political Systems
3. Human Development

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Economic & Social Issues Topics Free eBooks
  1. Education
  2. Industrial and Labour Policy
  3. Population Trends
  4. Positive Discrimination in the Favour of Underprivileged
  5. Nature of Indian Economy
  6. Inflation
  7. Poverty Alleviation & Employment Generation
  8. Human Development
  9. Financial Inclusion
  10. Inflation: Causes & Types
  11. National Income Accounting
  12. Basics of Economics
  13. Balance of Payments (BoP)
  14. Union Budget: Terms & Definitions
  15. Sustainable Development & Environmental Issues MCQs
  16. Poverty Alleviation MCQs
  17. Balance of Payments (BoP) MCQs
  18. Measurement of National Income – MCQs

Agriculture and Rural Development

Name of SectionTopics asked
Agriculture1. Definition, meaning, and its branches
2. Agronomy: Definition, meaning, and scope of
agronomy
3. Classification of field crops
4. Factors affecting crop production
5. Agro Climatic Zones
6. Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping
systems
7. Problems of dry land – Seed production, seed
processing, seed village
8. Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather
advisory
9. Precision Farming
10. System of Crop Intensification
11. Organic farming
Soil and Water Conservation1. Major soil types
2. Soil fertility
3. Fertilizers
4. Soil erosion
5. Soil conservation
6. Watershed management
Water Resource1. Irrigation Management
2. Types of irrigation
3. Sources of irrigation
4. Crop-water requirement
5. Command area development
6. Water conservation techniques
7. Micro-irrigation
8. Irrigation pumps
9. Major, medium, and minor irrigation.
Farm and Agri-Engineering1. Farm Machinery and Power
2. Sources of power on the farm- human, animal,
mechanical, electrical, wind, solar, and biomass,
biofuels
3. Water harvesting structures
4. Farm Ponds
5. Agro-Processing
6. Controlled and modified storage, of perishable food
storage, godowns, bins, and grain silos
Plantation & Horticulture1. Definition, meaning, and its branches
2. Agronomic practices and production technology of
various plantation and horticulture crops
3. Post-harvest management, value, and supply chain
management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
Animal Husbandry1. Farm animals and their role in the Indian economy
2. Animal husbandry methods in India
3. Common terms pertaining to different species of
livestock
4. Utility classification of breeds of cattle
Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their
classification, and utility
5. Introduction to the poultry industry in India (past,
present, and future status)
6. Common terms pertaining to poultry production and
management
7. The concept of mixed farming and its relevance to
the socio-economic conditions of farmers in India
8. Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock
and poultry production with that of agricultural
farming.
Fisheries1. Fisheries resources Management and exploitation –
freshwater, brackish water, and marine
2. Aquaculture- Inland and marine
3. Biotechnology Post-harvest technology
4. Importance of fisheries in India
5. Common terms pertaining to fish production.
Forestry1. Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry
2. Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest
management, and forest economics
3. Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest
management
4. Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of
Forest Report 2015
5. Recent developments under the Ministry of
Environment, Forest, and Climate Change
Agriculture Extensions1. Its importance and role, methods of evaluation of
extension programs
2. Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in the
dissemination of Agricultural technologies
Ecology and Climate Change1. Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources,
sustainable management, and conservation
2. Causes of climate change, GreenHouse Gases (GHG),
major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis
3. Distinguish between adaptation and mitigation
4. Climate change impact on agriculture and rural
livelihoods
5. Carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings
6. Funding mechanisms for climate change projects
7. Initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, and INDC.
Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities1. Recent trends
2. Major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance
3. Viability of agriculture
4. Factors of Production in agriculture
5. Agricultural Finance and Marketing
6. Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture and
issues of Food Security
7. Concept and Types of Farm Management.
Rural Development1. Concept of Rural Area
2. Structure of the Indian Rural Economy
3. Importance and role of the rural sector in India
4. Economic, Social, and Demographic Characteristics of
the Indian rural economy
5. Causes of Rural Backwardness
6. Rural population in India
7. Occupational structure
8. Farmers, Agricultural Laborers, Artisans, Handicrafts,
Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes, and others in rural
India
9. Trends of change in rural population and rural
workforce
10. Problems and conditions of rural labour
11. Issues and challenges in Hand-looms
12. Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and
MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking
water
13. Working Programmes, Swachh Bharat,
Rural Housing, PURA, and other rural
development programs

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Agriculture & Rural Development Topics Free eBooks
  1. Basics of Agriculture
  2. Agriculture Extensions
  3. Soil and Water Conservation
  4. Rural Development
  5. Soil Science Notes – Plant Nutrients in Soil
  6. Animal Husbandry
  7. Forestry
  8. Fisheries
  9. Farm & Agricultural Engineering
  10. Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture & Allied Activities
  11. Plantation & Horticulture
  12. Soil and Water Conservation
  13. Rural Banking & Financial Institutions in India
  14. Water Resources

IT Officer Exam Phase 2 Syllabus (Mains Examination)

Paper-I – English Topics
Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension, and Business/Office Correspondence
Paper-II – Syllabus
01. Introduction to Software – Download the Free eBook Here
02. Computer Fundamentals – Download the Free eBook Here
03. Data Structure, File structure and programming through ‘C’, ‘C++’, ‘Java’ and ‘Python’ – Download the Free eBook Here
04. Elements of Systems Analysis and Design
05. Numerical and Statistical Computing
06. Data Communication and Networks
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08. Object-Oriented Systems
09. Database Management Systems including RDBMS
10. Software Engineering
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12. Management Information Systems
13. Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Computing
14. Design and analysis of Algorithms
15. Basic of AI, ML and natural language processing
16. Cyber Security
17. Big data Analytics
18. Data Modelling and Analytics
19. Concept of data visualisation using reporting tools
20. Data warehousing with Analytical capabilities and virtual data management
21. API usage for cross-user interaction and data exchange

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FAQs

What is the exam pattern of the NABARD Grade A IT Phase 1 exam 2022?

Exam Pattern of NABARD Grade A IT Prelims 2022 :
1. Test of Reasoning: 20 Q – 20 M
2. English Language: 30 Q – 30 M
3. Computer Knowledge: 20 Q – 20 M
4. Quantitative Aptitude : 20 Q – 20 M
5. Decision Making: 10 Q – 10 M
6. General Awareness: 20 Q – 20 M
7. Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India): 40 Q – 40 M
8. Agriculture & Rural Development (with emphasis on Rural India): 40 Q – 40 M

When is the NABARD Grade A 2022 IT officer’s exam notification to be released?

The official date for the NABARD Grade A 2022 IT officer’s exam notification is not yet announced. But the notification is expected in the month of July 2022.

How many vacancies were released for the NABARD Grade A IT officer in the NABARD Grade A 2021 notification?

A total of 15 vacancies were released in the 2021 notification:
1. Unreserved – 06
2. EWS – 02
3. OBC – 04
4. SC – 03
5. ST – 00

What is the NABARD Grade A IT Officer’s Mains Previous Year Cut off?

NABARD Grade-A IT Mains 2020 Cut-off:
UR – 113.75
EWS – 93.75
OBC – 97.25
SC – 102.50
ST – 100.50

What is the last date to apply for NABARD Grade A Assistant Manager?

The last date to apply for NABARD Grade-A Assistant Manager is yet to be announced.