30 Days NABARD Grade A Study Plan 2020 for Phase 1 (Prelims)

With the NABARD Grade-A, 2020 Prelims Exam to be held on 25th of February 2020, we just have over a month remaining for Phase 1 Exam. A sincere aspirant would not waste any of this remaining time and fully devote it to exam preparation. We at Oliveboard have curated a well-structured study plan for complete preparation of NABARD Grade-A Phase 1 Examination. NABARD Grade A Study Plan 2020 will help you cover all the important topics under the syllabus.  

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NABARD Grade A Study Plan 2020 – 30 Days Study Plan for Phase 1 (Prelims)

The NABARD Grade A Study Plan 2020 given below has been made strictly as per the syllabus and pattern of the Exam. The NABARD Grade A Study Plan 2020 given below is as per our understanding of the needs of the Exam. You can make changes and customize the study plan as per your convenience, weak subjects, availability of time etc. 

Day Tasks Day Tasks
Day 1 ESINature of Indian Economy

English – Practice Descriptive English

GA – Revise the current affairs for Dec 2019

Take a NABARD Phase 1 Mock Test No. 1

Day 2 ARDAgriculture: Definition, Meaning and its branches

Quants – Practice Caselet DI Type Questions

GA – Revise the current affairs for Dec 2019

Read the current affairs related to ARD and ESI from Yojana & Kurukshetra Magazine

Day 3 ESIGrowth & Development

ReasoningOrder and Ranking, Practice 1-2 Puzzles based questions

English – Practice at least 2 sets of Reading Comprehension Questions

GA – Revise the current affairs for Dec 2019

Day 4 ARDAgronomy – Definition & Scope

Quants – Practice questions of Pipes & Cisterns, Time, Speed & Distance

GA – Revise the current affairs for Nov 2019

Read the current affairs related to ARD and ESI from Yojana & Kurukshetra Magazine

Day 5 ESIPoverty Alleviation in India (Schemes & Programmes in India)

Reasoning – Direction based problems, Blood Relations

English – Solve a few sets of Sentence Rearrangement type questions (Para-jumbles), Practice Descriptive English

GA – Revise the current affairs for Nov 2019

Take a NABARD Phase 1 Mock Test No. 2

Day 6 ARDClassification of field crops,

Factors affecting crop production

Quants – Practice 3-4 Sets of DI of Mixed DI, Missing DI

GA – Revise the current affairs for Nov 2019

Read the current affairs related to ARD and ESI from Yojana & Kurukshetra Magazine

Day 7 ESIEconomic Reforms in India (Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation)

Reasoning – Statement – Assumptions, Conclusions/Arguments

English – Practice a few questions on Fillers (Single & Double Fillers)

Fill in the Blanks

GA – Revise the current affairs for Oct 2019

Day 8 ARDCropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems

Quants – Practice 3-4 Sets of Data Interpretation questions

(Tabular, Pie Chart)

GA – Revise the current affairs for Oct 2019

Read the current affairs related to ARD and ESI from Yojana & Kurukshetra Magazine

Day 9 ESIBanking & Financial Institutions in India (especially RBI & NABARD)

ReasoningCoding-Decoding, Practice 1-2 Seating Arrangement based problems

English – Practice a few questions on Paragraph Completion, Sentence Completion

GA – Revise the current affairs for Oct 2019

Take a NABARD Phase 1 Mock Test 3

Day 10 ARDOrganic farming, Precision Farming

Quants – Revise Formulae & quick Calculation Tips from Simple Interest, Compound Interest & Partnership

GA – Revise the current affairs for Sep 2019

Read the current affairs related to ARD and ESI from Yojana & Kurukshetra Magazine

Day 11 ESISocial Structure in India

ReasoningInput-Output, Direction based problems

English – Practice 1-2 sets of Cloze tests, Practice Descriptive English

GA – Revise the current affairs for Sep 2019

Day 12 ARDMeteorology: Weather parameters, crop-weather advisory

Quants – Revise the Formulae and tricks from Percentages & Profit & Loss

Practice questions using Topic Test

GA – Revise the current affairs for Sep 2019

Read the current affairs related to ARD and ESI from Yojana & Kurukshetra Magazine

Day 13 ESIInflation Trends in India, Education Programmes & Schemes

Reasoning – Seating Arrangements, Analogies

English – Practice Error Spotting questions (Grammar errors, Spelling Errors)

GA – Revise the current affairs for Aug 2019

Take a NABARD Phase 1 Mock Test No. 4

Day 14 ARDSeed production, Seed processing, seed village

Quants – Problems on Ages, Time & Work

GA – Revise the current affairs for Aug 2019

Read the current affairs related to ARD and ESI from Yojana & Kurukshetra Magazine

Day 15 ESIEmployment Generation in India (Theory and Government Schemes)

Reasoning – Inequalities, Coded Inequalities

English – Practice 1-2 sets of Reading Comprehension Questions

GA – Revise the current affairs for Aug 2019

Day 16 ARDSoil and Water Conservation

Quants – Mensuration & Number Series

GAJan 2020

Read the current affairs related to ARD and ESI from Yojana & Kurukshetra Magazine

Day 17 ESIRural Banking and Financial Institutions in India

Reasoning – Take a Reasoning Sectional Test

English – Take a sectional Tests, Practice Descriptive English

GA – Revise the GA for Jan 2020

Take a NABARD Phase 1 Mock Test No. 5

Day 18 ARDAnimal Husbandry

Quants – Take a Quants sectional test

GA – Revise the GA for Jan 2020

Read the current affairs related to ARD and ESI from Yojana & Kurukshetra Magazine

Day 19 ESIReforms in Banking & Financial Sector in India

Reasoning – Solve Mixed Reasoning quizzes.

English – Take a sectional Tests, Practice Descriptive English

GAJan 2020

Day 20 ARDFisheries & Forestry

GAJan 2020

Read the current affairs related to ARD and ESI from Yojana & Kurukshetra Magazine

Day 21 ESIRole of International Financial Institutions (Current Affairs),

Reasoning – Solve Reasoning Quizzes

English – Practice Descriptive English

GAFeb 2020

Take a NABARD Phase 1 Mock Test No. 6

Day 22 ARDPresent Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities

GAFeb 2020

Read the current affairs related to ARD and ESI from Yojana & Kurukshetra Magazine

Day 23 ESIFood Security & Rural Credit

Reasoning – Take a Reasoning Sectional Tests

English – Practice Descriptive English

GAFeb 2020

Take a NABARD Phase 1 Mock Test No. 7

Day 24 ARDPlantation & Horticulture

GAFeb 2020

Read the current affairs related to ARD and ESI from Yojana & Kurukshetra Magazine

Day 25 ESIEmployment Generation Programmes in India

Reasoning – Take Topic Tests you are your weak topics

English – Take Sectional Tests

GA – Revise GA through monthly quizzes.

Take a NABARD Phase 1 Mock Test No. 8

Day 26 ARDFarm and Agri- Engineering

GA – Revise GA through the monthly quiz.

Read the current affairs related to ARD and ESI from Yojana & Kurukshetra Magazine

Day 27 ESISocio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes

GA – Revise GA through monthly quizzes.

Take a NABARD Phase 1 Mock Test No. 9

Day 28 ARDRural Development & Rural population in India

GARevise GA through monthly quizzes.

Read the current affairs related to ARD and ESI from Yojana & Kurukshetra Magazine

Day 29 ESIHuman Development, Health Programmes in India

Take a NABARD Phase 1 Mock Test No. 10

Day 30 ARDPanchayati Raj Institutions

Revise the important topics from ARD and ESI

 

It is advisable to take up a topic from ESI and ARD and complete it in a stipulated time without procrastination. Revision is always very very important when it comes to competitive exams like NABARD. Whenever you learn a new topic, do not forget to revise it. The revision will help you in the retention of the basics that you learnt and will aid you in recollecting it on the Exam day. 

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How to Prepare for NABARD Grade-A 2020 Exam?

NABARD Grade A 2020 Preparation Tips & Resources 

1. Remember Phase 1 is a crucial step. You need to clear the Phase 1 Exam to be able to sit for Phase 2. Therefore pay adequate attention to the sections of Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language

2. Clear your basics of these topics using the videos classes available for free. 

3. After you are done with the basics, start taking Mock Tests. These will help you practice and solve in a time-bound atmosphere giving you clarity over your weak and strong topics of the syllabus. 

4. Once done with taking the tests, go for analysis of every question of the test. Solve the questions that you weren’t able to solve while taking the Mock testPay attention to where you lag and try to improve upon it. 

5. General and Current Affairs – Cover the current affairs of at least 6 months before the exam (Feb, Jan, Dec, Nov, Oct, Sep). Remember the current affairs for February, January, December and November are of prime importance)

6. Pay special attention to the Economics & Social Issues current affairs, Agriculture current affairs and Government Schemes of the above-mentioned months as these are important for Economics & Social Issues & Agriculture & Rural Development sections of Phase 1 which carry 40 marks each. 

Other Things that need to be covered are:

For ESI

  • Government Schemes (Recent ones as well as other important ones)
  • Latest Budget 2020
  • Latest Economic Survey
  • Socio-Economic Caste Survey
  • Census of 2011
  • Other important reports if released in January or February 2020. 

For ARD

  • Agriculture Government Schemes & Rural Development Schemes
  • Cover the chapter of Agriculture from the latest Budget and Economic Survey
  • State of Forest Report 
  • The latest Agriculture Census
  • The Latest Livestock Census
  • NABARD Model Bankable Project Reports from NABARD website
  • NABARD Annual Report 
  • Kurukshetra Magazine (for current affairs)
  • Annual Report of Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Rural Development & Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change.

For ARD Static Portion, give special emphasis to these topics while reading. 

  1. Basics of Agriculture
  2. Soil Science
  3. Irrigation Management
  4. Agriculture Engineering
  5. Horticulture
  6. Animal Husbandry & Poultry
  7. Fisheries
  8. Meteorology
  9. Forestry
  10. Basics of Agricultural Economics 
  11. Agriculture Extension 
  12. Rural Development (Mainly Govt. Schemes)

For ESI Static Portion, give special emphasis to these topics while reading. 

  1. Measurement of Growth & National Income 
  2. Human Development
  3. Role of Economic Planning 
  4. Fiscal Policy 
  5. Monetary Policy 
  6. Balance of Payments
  7. Sustainable Development & Environment Issues
  8. Industrial and Labour Policy 
  9. International Financial Institutions
  10. World Trade Organizations
  11. Urbanization
  12. Migration

Current Affairs are of prime importance here in this Exam both for Phase 1 and Phase 2. 

This was all from us in this blog of NABARD Grade A Study Plan 2020. We have provided a detailed preparation plan and the topics to be covered here. We hope that you like the NABARD Grade A Study Plan and preparation resources given in here. 

We have also prepared Free Agriculture & Rural Development Notes for your extensive preparation.

Refer to them below:

  1. Minimum Support Prices (MSP) – 2018/19: Free NABARD ARD Notes Ebook (PDF)
  2. Water Conservation: Methods and Importance | NABARD ARD Notes
  3. Organizations for Rural Development of India | Free ARD Notes for NABARD
  4. Institutional Financing Agencies | Free ARD Notes for NABARD
  5. Impact of Globalization on Agriculture | Free ARD Notes for NABARD
  6. National Income Accounting – GDP Calculation & Per Capita Income
  7. Poverty Alleviation & Employment Generation – RBI Grade B Study Notes
  8. Fisheries in India – Free ARD Notes for NABARD
  9. Animal Husbandry in India – Types, Importance & more | Free ARD Notes for NABARD
  10. Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture – Free ARD Notes for NABARD
  11. Farm and Agri Engineering – Importance | Free ARD Notes for NABARD
  12. Agricultural Markets: Concept, Classification, and more | Free ARD Notes for NABARD
  13. Agricultural Credit System – Types and Sources | Free ARD Notes for NABARD
  14. Types of Agriculture in India – NABARD Agriculture Notes
  15. Food Security in India – Free Ebook for NABARD Exams
  16. Krishi Vigyaan Kendras – NABARD Agriculture Notes
  17. Agricultural Organisations – India and World | Free ARD Notes E-Book (PDF)
  18. Irrigation: Types of Irrigation, Sources
  19. Agricultural Finance: Classification and Sources – NABARD Agriculture Notes

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