NABARD Grade ‘A’ Prelims Exam Analysis 2017


Dear Aspirants,

The NABARD Grade ‘A’ 2017 Preliminary Examination was concluded on 5th August 2017. In the following article, we are providing you a brief analysis of the examination.


NABARD Grade ‘A’ Prelims Exam Pattern
Name of the section No of Qs Marks Duration
Reasoning 20 20 120 Mins
English Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 20 20
General Awareness 20 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
Economic and Social Issues 40 40
Agriculture and Rural Development 40 40
Total 200 200


Topic-wise Marks Distribution & Difficulty level
English Language

Difficulty level: Moderate

Topics and Weight-age:

Reading Comprehension: 10

Error Spotting: 5

Fill in the Blanks: 5

Parajumbles: 5

Cloze Test: 10

Phrase replacement: 5



Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

Topics and Weight-age:

Linear Seating Arrangement: 4

Inequalities: 3

Grid Arrangement: 5

Coding Decoding: 4

Blood Relations: 2

Miscellaneous: 2


Quantitative Aptitude

Difficulty level: Moderate

Topics and Weight-age:

Data Interpretation: 8

Quadratic Equations: 3

Approximation: 3

Miscellaneous: 6


General Awareness

Difficulty level: Moderate


Almost equal number of Static GK & Current Affairs questions from Cricket stadiums, Wildlife Sanctuaries, etc.


Computer Knowledge

Difficulty level: Moderate


Operating System, Extranet, etc.


Economic and Social Issues [ESI]

Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult


GDP, Social Rights, Government Schemes, Economic Policies, Banking.


Agriculture and Rural Development [ARD]

Difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult


Largely static questions on Environment, Industry, Poultry, crops, Macro and Micro nutrients,


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NABARD Grade ‘A’ Prelims 2017 expected cut off marks

Economic and Social Issues: 14

Agriculture and Rural Development: 9

Reasoning: 8

English Language: 14

Computer Knowledge: 12

Quantitative Aptitude: 9

General Awareness: 9


Overall: 128 (+/-) 5


Further reading:

Kick-start your preparation for NABARD Grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ Mains Exam now!

NABARD Grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ Economic and Social Issues Preparation Guide
NABARD Grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ Agriculture and Rural Development Preparation Guide
NABARD Grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ Exam Preparation Material


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