NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Analysis 2023, 19th November 2023 Review

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NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Analysis 2023

The NABARD authorities conducted the NABARD Grade A Phase 2 Exam 2023 (Mains) on 19th November 2023. The NABARD Phase 1 (Prelims) exam had qualifying and merit sections. In this blog post, we will take you through the detailed NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis for the Phase 1 exam. Our subject matter expert will take you through the types of questions asked and what is the good number of attempts. Read along & know all about the paper pattern, types of questions asked, and difficulty level of the exam.

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NABARD Grade A Mains Exam Analysis: English

The English section was moderate. Below is the detailed analysis of english section:

Essay(500-520 Words, 40 Marks)

Role Of Technology In Agriculture/Rural Development
Cooperatives and Their Role In Rural India’s Development
Balance In Work Life
Impact Of Social Media On Relationships & Health

Letter Writing(200-220 Words, 30 Marks)

Letter To Society For Opening A Library
Letter To Electricity Board For Change In Address
Letter To Colleagues For Farewell Of Manager

Precis(120 Words, 30 Marks)

Role Of Social Media Advertising/Marketing

NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis 2023 – Phase 1 (Prelims)

Before moving ahead with the exam analysis, let us have a look at the exam pattern for the NABARD Grade A prelims phase.

SectionNo. Of QsMarks
Test of Reasoning2020
English Language3030
Computer Knowledge2020
Decision Making1010
Quantitative Aptitude2020
General Awareness2020
ESI4040
ARD4040
Total200200

NABARD Grade A prelims exam consists of a total of 8 sections. ESI & ARD are included in the prelims phase. A total of 200 questions of 1 mark each are to be attempted in a total of 120 minutes. There is no sectional timing for this exam. Here is what is included in the qualifying and merit sections:

  1. Qualifying Section – Test of Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Decision Making.
     
  2. Merit Section – General Awareness, Eco & Soc. Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India.

NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis 2023 – Overall

Before moving ahead with the section wise exam analysis, let us have a look at the overall exam analysis of both shifts. After the exam, the below table will be updated.

SectionShift 1 (Good Attempts)Shift 2 (Good Attempts)
Test of Reasoning10-1210-12
English Language20-2220-24
Computer Knowledge9-118-10
Decision Making4-52-4
Quantitative Aptitude8-109-11
General Awareness9-119-11
ESI25-2724-26
ARD20-2222-24
Total105-120104-122

NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis 2023 – Phase 1 (Section Wise)

Let’s have a topic-wise analysis of each of the 8 sections of the NABARD Grade A Prelims exam for Shift 1.

NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis 2023 – Quantitative Aptitude

The NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude section is given below:

ParameterShift 1Shift 2
Type of Questions
Total: 20 Questions – 20 Marks
Time and Work – 2
Boat and Stream – 2/3
Ratio Proportion – 1
SI and CI – 2/3
Wrong Number Series – 5
Pie Chart Data Interpretation – 5
Missing Number Series: 4
Quadratic Equations: 2-3
D.I. Tabular (Male and Female)+Line
Ratio and Proportion
Time and Work
Difficulty levelModerateModerate

NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis 2023 – Reasoning Ability

The NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Analysis of Reasoning section is given below:

ParameterShift 1Shift 2
Type of Questions
Total: 20 Questions – 20 Marks
Puzzle – 10
Syllogism – 3
Direction – 1
Data Sufficiency – 3
To be Updated
Difficulty levelModerateModerate

NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis 2023 – Computer Awareness

The NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Analysis of Computer Awareness section is given below:

ParameterShift 1Shift 2
Type of Questions
Total: 20 Questions – 20 Marks
Open Data Software
CD & ROM – Full Form
Microsoft Office
Shortcut Keys
To be Updated
Difficulty levelModerateModerate

NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis 2023 – English Language

The NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Analysis of English section is given below:

ParameterShift 1Shift 2
Type of Questions
Total: 30 Questions – 30 Marks
Double Fillers – 5
Misspelt Word – 5
Reading Comprehension (ARAL Sea) – 7
Phrase Replacement – 3
To be Updated
Difficulty levelEasy to ModerateEasy to Moderate
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NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis 2023 – Decision-Making

The NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Analysis of Decision Making section is given below:

ParameterShift 1Shift 2
Type of Questions
Total: 10 Questions – 10 Marks
Critical QuestionsPaired Analysis
Bias
Confirmation Biases
Difficulty levelModerateEasy to Moderate

NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis 2023 – General Awareness

The NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Analysis of General Awareness section is given below:

ParameterShift 1Shift 2
Type of Questions
Total: 20 Questions – 20 Marks
Current Affairs mostly from last 3 months (July, August, September)Delimitation Commission
1st Indian Spacetech Startup
Electoral Bond
Infosys brand ambassador.
Sustainable Development Goals-Gender Equality
Kaveri River Length
Bright Star
Amrit Dharohar Component
Indigenous Developed Defense Product
BRICS: New Members
Coal
World Cup Related
IPC CRPC
Difficulty levelModerateModerate

NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis 2023 – Economic and Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)

The NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Analysis of ESI section is given below:

ParameterShift 1Shift 2
Type of Questions
Total: 40 Questions – 40 Marks
12+ Questions from PIB
12+ Questions from Recent Govt Schemes
PM Awas Yojana
MGNREGA
National Food Security Act
G20- 3
Economic Survey
PM Vishwakarma
National Skill Development
Swachh Bharat Mission
PM USHA
PM PRANAM
PM FBY
PM Vishwakarma
Amnesty Scheme For Tax Payers
GOBARDHAN Scheme
Skills on Wheels
Gramudyog Vikas Yojana
Amrit Sarovar
Amrit Dharohar
SBM-Phase 2
PMKISAN
NPS
Jal Jiwan Mission
State Food Security
Biofuel promotion
ASPIRE Scheme
Shreyas Scheme
Ujjwal Scheme
MANREGA
Difficulty levelModerateModerate

NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis 2023 – Agriculture & Rural Development

The NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Analysis of ARD section is given below:

ParameterShift 1Shift 2
Type of Questions
Total: 40 Questions – 40 Marks
Igneous Rocks
Which soil component has highest density (Particle Density)
Drip Irrigation
Outlay of Fisheries
Animal Husbandry
Pruning
Rill Erosion
Poultry
Mixed Farming
Carnation Scientific Name
To be Updated
Difficulty levelEasy to Moderate Moderate

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How to Prepare for NABARD Grade A Exam?

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NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis 2023 – FAQs

Q1. What was the difficulty level of NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis 2023?

The Phase 1 difficulty level was moderate.

Q2. Is there negative marking in NABARD Grade A Exam?

Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Q3. What are the parameters on which NABARD Grade A Exam Analysis is done?

The analysis is done on the basis of the difficulty level, good attempts and the types, no of questions asked.


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