NABARD Grade A 2019: Time Allocation | Order of Attempt | Last Minute Tips

NABARD Grade A exam is scheduled to be held on 15 and 16 June 2019. With NABARD Grade A Prelims exam just around the corner, all sorts of mixed emotions might be going inside you. Well that’s normal to get a bit nervous before, during, or even after exam but don’t let these emotions overpower you. Too much anxiety will hamper your performance.  To help you with this, Oliveboard brings to you some Last Minute Tips for NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2019, time-allocation strategy and also the order of attempt that you must follow during the exam.

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NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2019 – Time Allocation

 As there isn’t any sectional timing provided in the exam, candidates generally get confused deciding –

  • How much time should I spend on each section?
  • Which section should I be attempting first?

If these questions are on your mind and you haven’t figured out an answer to them yet, this article will help you decide how n what to attempt first. Here’s the sectional time allocation strategy that you can follow to maximize your attempts in each section so as to clear the overall cutoff.

Quantitative Aptitude 25 minutes
Logical Reasoning 25 minutes
English Language 15 minutes
Computer Knowledge 7 minutes
General Awareness 8 minutes
Economic and Social Issues 20 minutes
Agriculture and Rural Development 20 minutes

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NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2019 – Order of Attempt

One of the keys to scoring well in the NABARD Grade A Exam is managing the Time properly. Order of Attempt during the exam plays a very important role in Time Management. Here we have shared the order of attempt that you can follow while attempting the exam. It is based on level of difficulty, the weightage it carries as well as alternating it with easy and difficult sections so that it does not put pressure on candidates by solving difficult sections one after the other.

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NOTE: What works for some may not work for others. We recommend using the above section-wise time allocation & order of attempt for NABARD Grade A Exam 2019 as a guideline and not a target. Based on your strengths & weaknesses, you can change this to suit your strategy. However, if you have a better strategy that works for you, we suggest you stick to it.

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NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2019 – Last Minute Tips

Do not start any new topic now

Do not start any new topic now. Any new thing that you would try learning now may not correctly be retained. Try to revise whatever you have studied till now and get command over it. Rest assure that you have done well enough and whatever happens now, will be for good!

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Do not take it lightly and leave it for the last night. Revise all the concepts, formula, shortcuts and tricks so that you don’t forget them. Highlight the important points.

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Time Management

Time is a crucial factor and it is easy to lose track while writing an exam. This is where your practice will show results. Manage it properly by following the sectional time allocation strategy we have provided.

Question-Attempt Strategy

Build your exam attempt strategy. Identify your strong and weak areas so that you can work on the easy topics that you are strong at first in the exam and then move to the lengthy and difficult ones. Maintain a balance between speed and accuracy.

Speed and Accuracy

Speed and accuracy is one aspect that would outshine your performance. This is where your practice will show result. Try to attempt maximum number of questions with 100% accuracy because in an exam like this, you cannot afford to lose even one-fourth of marks.

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Make a Separate Note

Write the formula, shortcuts, tricks, etc. on a separate paper so that you can quickly go through it before the exam.

Avoid Stress and Anxiety

Staying calm and composed is imperative. Do not get too excited or too worried. Doing some light exercise or meditation would help you.

Stay Away from Negative Thoughts

Try to stay away from negative thoughts or people that demotivate you. Have confidence that you have given your best & your hard-work will bear fruits.

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Eat Right

Take a well-balanced diet. Avoid oily and sugary snacks. Stay well hydrated.

Relax and Rest:

Do not let anxiety ruin your preparation. Make sure you don’t deprive yourself of sleep. Taking proper sleep would improve your concentration and help you remember things easily. Keep reminding yourself that there is nothing that you cannot achieve.

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Exam Checklist

Keep your Call letter, recent passport size photograph, Photo identity proof (Original + Photocopy), Ball Point Pen (all things that are mentioned in your call letter to carry on the day of exam) in your bag before the day of exam so that you may not forget any of these in hurry. It is better to reach the Examination Centre in advance than getting late. So, leave early to avoid getting stuck in the traffic.

  • Call Letter
  • Photograph (if mentioned)
  • ID Proof
  • Ball pen
  • Reach the centre in advance

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NABARD GRADE A Recruitment 2019 – Mock Test Series

The NABARD Mock Test Series offered by Oliveboard is not just limited to Phase 1 & Phase 2 Mocks but also include 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:

Validity: Jan 31st 2020

Note: The New Pattern Mock Tests can be attempted anytime on Mobile App or PC

That is all from us in this blog. Hope these Exam Attempt Strategy & Last Minute Tips for NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2019 helps you on the exam day.  Remember that ‘success comes to those who work hard’. So, make the most of these last days to fulfill your dream of clearing the exam.

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