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NABARD Phase I Preliminary Exam 2018 – Topper’s Time Strategy

NABARD Exam- Time Strategy

The NABARD Phase I Preliminary exam 2018 is scheduled to be held on 19th of May 2018. With just few days remaining for the exam, we bring to you a NABARD Exam- Time Strategy and attempt strategy that will be helpful for you. Before that, let’s glance through the NABARD Phase I exam pattern first.

After checking and analysing the time allocation strategy, we found that this is broadly what most mock test toppers used as their approximate time allocation.

NABARD Phase I Exam Pattern

Section Marks Duration
English 40 2 Hours
Reasoning 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20
General Awareness 20
Computer Knowledge 20
Economic and Social Issues 40
Agriculture and Rural Development 40
Total 200

The English section will have 40 multiple choice questions with 40 marks. There is a 1/4th negative marking for every wrong answer.


NABARD Exam- Time Strategy

NABARD Phase I Free Resources


NABARD Phase I Order of Attempt

Phase I exam has a duration of 120 minutes and has no sectional timing, you should start with the section you’re most comfortable with.

However, here’s one possible attempt strategy that you can follow:

  1. Computer Knowledge + General Awareness + ESI + ARD = 120 marks
  2. Quantitative Aptitude + English + Reasoning = 80 marks

Why this order?

The former is theoretical & requires lesser time to solve, and the latter requires calculation and mental ability, therefore takes more time to solve.

It is recommended to score maximum marks in the theoretical papers in less time (around 40 minutes) and use the remaining time (around 75-80 minutes) for the problem-solving ones.

Note: We recommend using the above section-wise time allocation for NABARD as a guideline and not a target. Based on your strengths & weaknesses, you must change this to suit your strategy.

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