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NABARD Grade A & B Notification 2022

NABARD Grade A & B Exam 2022 Notification

NABARD will release the notification for the posts of NABARD Grade A and NABARD Grade B in 2022. NABARD Grade A 2022 Officer Notification will be released for the Generalist and Specialist posts.

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) had released the NABARD Recruitment Notification 2021 for Grade A officer and Grade B posts. A total of 162 vacancies, 155 for NABARD Grade A (Assistant Manager - RDBS & Rajbhasha) and 7 Grade B posts are announced. 

Know All About NABARD

  • NABARD stands for National Bank of Agriculture & Rural Development.
  • It is a unique development financial institution (apex-level bank) that came into existence on 12th July 1982.
  • NABARD's mission is to promote sustainable and equitable agriculture and rural prosperity through effective credit support, related services, institution development, and other innovative initiatives.
  • NABARD is headquartered in Mumbai.
  • It isn't a wholly-owned subsidiary of RBI now, because RBI sold 99% of its stake to the Government of India.

Major Changes Introduced in NABARD Grade A 2021 Exam

1. Eligibility Criteria:

  • If you are a Graduate, 60% for the General/ OBC & 55% for other categories is required.
  • If you are a Postgraduate, 55% General/OBC & 50% for other categories is required.
  • If you are a PhD, CA, or CS – No minimum % is required.
  • A candidate can apply for AM(RDBS/Rajbhasha) under only one post. If he/she is applying for AM (RDBS) – General, then he/she cannot apply for other disciplines and vice versa.
  • Similarly, candidates applying for AM (Rajbhasha) cannot apply for AM (RDBS) and vice versa.

2. Exam Pattern

  • A section of decision-making was introduced in the phase 1 paper.
  • Also, the qualifying & merit sections concept is introduced. Shortlisting of candidates for the main exam will be based on marks scored in the merit sections only (GA, ESI & ARD).
  • Descriptive section introduced in phase 2 paper of ESI & ARD.

3. Marks:

  • Descriptive Q&A introduced in Paper 2 of Phase 2 exam. 6 Qs. will be asked, of which 4 Qs. have to be answered. (50 Marks & 90 Minutes)

4. Time:

  • A total time of 120 min. would be given wherein 30 min. will be given to the objective paper and 90 minutes to the descriptive paper.

5. Interview:

  • The interview would carry 50 marks.

NABARD Grade A & B Exam 2022 Important Dates 

Let us know the NABARD Grade A & B exam dates here

EventsDates
NABARD Grade A & B Officer Notification release dateTo be Announced
NABARD Grade A & B Officer - Online Application StartsTo be Announced
NABARD Grade A & B Officer - Online Application EndsTo be Announced
NABARD Grade A Officer - Phase 1 (Prelims)To be Announced
NABARD Grade B Officer - Phase 1 (Prelims)To be Announced
NABARD Grade A Officer - Phase 2 (Mains)To be Announced
NABARD Grade B Officer - Phase 2 (Mains)17th November 2021

NABARD Grade A & B Exam 2021 Important Dates 

EventsDates
NABARD Grade A & B Officer Notification release date15th July 2021
NABARD Grade A & B Officer - Online Application Starts17th July 2021
NABARD Grade A & B Officer - Online Application Ends07th Aug 2021
NABARD Grade A Officer - Phase 1 (Prelims)18th September 2021(Tentative)
NABARD Grade B Officer - Phase 1 (Prelims)17th September 2021(Tentative)
NABARD Grade A Officer - Phase 2 (Mains)16th November 2021
NABARD Grade B Officer - Phase 2 (Mains)17th November 2021

NABARD Grade A & B 2022 Vacancy

PostVacancies
Assistant Manager (Grade A)
Rural development Banking Services
To be Announced
Assistant Manager (Grade A)
Rajbhasha Services
To be Announced
Assistant Manager (Grade A) P&SSTo be Announced
Assistant Manager (Grade B)
Rural development Banking Services
To be Announced
Total To be Announced

NABARD Grade A & B 2021 Vacancy

The NABARD Grade A & B 2021 post-wise vacancies details as per the NABARD Grade A & B Notification 2021 are given in the below table for your reference:

PostVacancies
Assistant Manager (Grade A)
Rural development Banking Services
148
Assistant Manager (Grade A)
Rajbhasha Services
5
Assistant Manager (Grade A) P&SS2
Assistant Manager (Grade B)
Rural development Banking Services
7
Total 162

NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2022 Vacancy

We will update the post and discipline wise vacancies hereafter the NABARD Grade A 2022 exam notification is announced.

NABARD Grade A Recruitment 2021 Vacancy - Category-Wise

POST / DISCIPLINEURSCSTOBCEWSTOTAL
 AM (RDBS)      
General 31 10 052206 74
Agriculture 0502 01 0401 13 
Agriculture Engineering01010103
Animal Husbandry0101 – 01 01 04
Fisheries 03 01 – 02 – 06
Forestry0101– 02
Plantation/Horticulture0201020106
Land Development/Soil Science010102
Water Resources010102
Finance080301060321 
Computer/Information Technology06 03040215
AM (RDBS) – Total 60 23 07 44 14 148 
AM( Rajbhasha) 020101 – 0105
AM (P&SS)02____02
Total6424084415155

NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2022 Vacancy

We will update the post and discipline wise vacancies hereafter the NABARD Grade A 2022 exam notification is announced.

NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2021 Vacancy - Category-Wise

The vacancies for NABARD Grade B Recruitment 2021 are released with the official notification. A total of 7 vacancies are released. 

DISCIPLINEURSCSTOBCEWSTOTAL
Grade B (RDBS)310217

NABARD Grade A & B 2022 Eligibility Criteria

NABARD Grade A Eligibility Criteria

1. Rural Development Banking Service

Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 years

As per the past year NABARD notification, the candidate must be between 21 and 30 years of age.

Education Criteria

The eligibility details of different posts have been given below for your reference:

Generalist Post

Bachelor's Degree in any subject from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate.

or

Post Graduate degree, MBA/PGDM with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate.

or

CA/ CS/ICWA OR PhD from Institutions recognized by GOI/UGC.

In case University/Institute defines criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, the same will be accepted. However, where the University/Institute does not define criteria for conversion of Aggregate Grade Point into Class and/or percentage of marks, the undefined parameter(s) would be worked out as under:

Equivalent CGPA/ OGPA/ CPI or similar terminologies allotted on a 10-point scaleClass / DivisionAggregate % of Marks
6.75I (First)60%
6.25II (Second)55%
5.75II (Second)50%
5.25II (Second)45%

Aggregate Grade Point or percentage of marks where awarded would mean aggregate over the entire duration of the course.

General Agriculture

Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate.

or

Post-Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/ Agronomy) with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.

Agriculture Engineering:

Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture Engineering with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate.

or

Post-Graduate degree in Agriculture Engineering with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution.

Animal Husbandry:

Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate.

and/or

Post Graduate degree in Veterinary Sciences / Animal Husbandry with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate.

Land Development – Soil Science:

Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with 60% marks (PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate.

or

Post Graduate degree in Agriculture / Agriculture (Soil Science/Agronomy) with a minimum of 55% marks (PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.

Fisheries

Bachelor's degree in Fisheries Science from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate

or

Postgraduate degree in Fisheries Science with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 50%) in aggregate.

Forestry

Bachelor's degree in Forestry from a recognized University/Institution with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate

or

Postgraduate degree in Forestry with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate.

Plantation/Horticulture

Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 55%) in aggregate

or

Post Graduate degree in Horticulture with a minimum of 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants – 50%) in aggregate.

Water Resources

Bachelor's degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology /Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 60% marks (PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate

or

Post Graduate degree in Hydrology/Applied Hydrology or Geology/Applied Geology with Hydrogeology/Irrigation /Water Supply & sanitation as one of the subjects with 55% marks in aggregate (PWBD applicants 50%) from a recognized University.

Finance

BBA (Finance/Banking) / BMS (Finance/Banking) with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%)

or

Two years full-time P.G. Diploma in Management (Finance) / Full-time MBA (Finance) degree with 55% (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 50%) from Institutions/ Universities recognized by GoI /UGC with Bachelor's Degree in any discipline. Candidates will be required to submit a certificate from Institution/University regarding specialization in finance

or

Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis with 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%)

or

Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution with Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The Membership of ICAI must have been obtained on or before 01-07-2021 OR CFA.

Computer & Information Technology

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate

or

A post-graduate degree in Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer Applications/Information Technology with 55% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 50%) in aggregate from a recognized university.

2. Rajbhasha Service

Age Limit:

  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 years

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university in English or Hindi medium with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%) or equivalent in aggregate and
  • PG Diploma in Translation (minimum one year) in Hindi to English and vice-versa from any recognized University.

Candidates must have studied English and Hindi as subjects in at least 02 years of bachelor's degree course.

or

Master's Degree in HINDI with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%). Candidates must have studied English as a main/ elective subject in at least 02 years of bachelor's degree course.

or

Master's Degree in ENGLISH with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (SC/ST/PWBD applicants – 55%). Candidates must have studied Hindi as a main/elective subject in at least 02 years of bachelor's degree course.

Candidates must be able to translate from English to Hindi and vice/versa.

NABARD Grade B Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility CriteriaDetails
Age Limit

Minimum Age: 25 years

Maximum Age: Must not have attained the age of 32 years (Unreserved)

Educational QualificationPost Graduate degree in any subject from any recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks (SC/PWBD applicants 55%) in aggregate. Candidates should have a minimum 60% or equivalent in 10th, 12th, Graduation and PG, MBA/PGDM at all levels OR a minimum 60% or equivalent in 10th, 12th, Graduation, PG, and a professional degree, viz., CA/CS/ICWA OR a minimum 60% or equivalent in 10th, 12th, Graduation, PG and PhD.
NationalityIndian
ExperienceMinimum 03 years experience (SC/PWBD - 02 years) in related sectors viz., Banking, Finance, Agriculture & Allied and Rural Development

Age relaxation

Relaxation in the upper age limit is applicable for the candidates belonging to reserved categories as follows

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC3 years
SC5 years
Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) provided that the applicants have rendered at least five years continuous Military Service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability or have been released on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or on invalidation
Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers who have completed their initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service but whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case, on selection, the Ministry of Defence issues certificates that they would be released within 03 months from the date of receipt of offer of appointment
Children/family members of victims died in the 1984 riots
PWBD (General)10 years
PWBD (OBC)13 years
PWBD(SC/ST)15 years

NABARD Grade A 2022 Selection Procedure

The detailed selection process for NABARD Grade-A Officers (RDBS/Rajbhasha) will have 3 phases. Details are as follows -:

Phase 1 – Preliminary Examination (Online Exam) – 200 Marks
Phase 2 – Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive patterns. – 200 Marks
Phase 3 – Interview – 50 marks

NABARD Grade A 2022 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for NABARD Grade-A Officer 2022 exam is as follows -:

NABARD Grade A 2022 Phase 1 Exam Pattern

Name of the TestNo. of Qs.Max. Marks
Test of Reasoning20 20
English Language30 30
Computer Knowledge20 20 
Quantitative Aptitude20 20
Decision Making10 10
General Awareness20 20
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)4040
Agriculture & Rural Development (with emphasis on Rural India)40 40 
Total200 200 
Time: Composite time of 120 Minutes for all the tests together  

NABARD Grade A 2021 Phase 2 Exam Pattern

A. Generalist Post

Sl.noSectionsPaper TypeNo. of QuestionMarkDurationRemarks
Paper- IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive310090 MinDescriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard
Paper-IIEconomic and Social IssuesObjective305030 Min 
Descriptive Type6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]5090 MinDescriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

B. Specialist Post

Sl.noSectionsPaper TypeNo. of QuestionMarksDurationRemarks
Paper- IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive310090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard
Paper-IIStream Specific PaperObjective305030 Minutes 
Descriptive Type6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]5090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard either in English or Hindi (Remington and Inscript keyboards)

C. Rajbhasha Post

Sl.noSectionsPaper TypeNo. of QuestionMarksDurationRemarks
Paper- IGeneral EnglishOnline Descriptive310090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using a keyboard
Paper-IIStream Specific PaperObjective305030 Minutes 
Descriptive Type6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each]5090 MinutesDescriptive Answers to be typed using the keyboard in Hindi (with Remington/Inscript keyboard)

NABARD Grade B 2021 Exam Pattern

NABARD Grade B 2021 Phase 1 Exam Pattern

SectionsMaximum MarksTime
Test of Reasoning20120 minutes
English Language40
Computer Knowledge20
General Awareness20
Quantitative Aptitude20
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)40
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)40
Total200 marks 

NABARD Grade B 2021 Phase 2 Exam Pattern

PhasePaperSubjectTypeMarksTime
II1General EnglishDescriptive1001.30 hrs
2Economic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural Development (with focus on Rural India)Objective1001.30 hrs
3Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & ManagementObjective1001.30 hrs
  Total Marks 300 

NABARD Grade A & B Application Fees

Application Fee NABARD Grade A

The application fee (exclusive of applicable GST) for the post will be as under:

Category of applicantApplication FeeIntimation charges etc.Total
For SC/ ST/ PWBDNILRs 150 150*
For all othersRs 650Rs 150Rs 800*
Staff @@@@

* Exclusive of applicable GST

@All NABARD employees satisfying the educational qualification criteria would be eligible to apply. They will be required to pay fee/intimation charges as indicated above at the time of online application, which will be reimbursed on submission of fee receipt only to those employees of NABARD (Staff Candidates) who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post. The status as a staff candidate will be verified at the time of the interview.

Application Fee NABARD Grade B

CategoryApplication fee
SC/ST/PWDRs 150
All OthersRs 900

NABARD Grade A 2022 Syllabus

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2022 Phase 1 (Prelims)

Quantitative Aptitude

Data InterpretationQuadratic Equations
Number SeriesSimplification/Approximation
Profit & LossSI & CI Interest
Data SufficiencyPartnerships & Discounts
Ratio and ProportionProblems on Ages
MensurationPercentage

Reasoning

Puzzles (Seating arrangement)Linear seating arrangement (floor-based)
SyllogismData sufficiency
Statement based questions (Verbal Reasoning)Inequality
Miscellaneous QuestionsInput-Output
Blood relationsCoding-Decoding
Series completionOrder and Ranking

English Langauge

Reading comprehension,Cloze test,
Sentence improvement,Spotting the errors,
Fill in the blanks,Sentence rearrangement,
One word out,Fillers- Single/ Double,
Idioms and Phrases,Vocabulary-based questions.

General Awareness

Current Affairs (Agriculture Focused),Banking Awareness and Economy (Agriculture Focused),
Agricultural Insurance,Important people in the news,
Sports News,Appointments

Computer Knowledge

Networking,Input-output devices,
DBMS,MS Office,
Internet,History of computer & generations,
Abbreviations,Keyboard Shortcuts,
Computer Terminology,Operating system

Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)

Agriculture,Agronomy,
Classification of field crops,Factors affecting crop production,
Agro-Climatic Zones,Cropping Systems,
Problems of dryland agriculture,Seed production,
Seed processing,Seed village,
Meteorology,Soil and Water Conservation,
Water Resource,Farm and Agri Engineering,
Plantation & Horticulture,Animal Husbandry,
Fisheries,Forestry,
Ecology and Climate Change,Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities,
Rural Development,Rural population in India,
Panchayati Raj Institutions.

Economic and Social Issues (ESI)

Nature of Indian Economy,Structural and Institutional features,
Economic underdevelopment,Opening up the Indian Economy,
Globalisation, Economic,Reforms in India– Privatisation,
Inflation,Employment Generation in India – Rural and Urban,
Measurement of Poverty – Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government,Population Trends – Population, Growth and Economic Development – Population Policy in India,
Agriculture Industry,Rural banking and financial institutions in India,
Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector,Globalisation of Economy,
Social Structure in India,Education,
Social Justice.

NABARD Grade A 2022 Syllabus – Phase 2 (Mains)

Topics under Economic & Social Issues

Nature of Indian EconomySocial Structure in India
Structural and Institutional featuresMulticulturalism
Economic underdevelopmentDemographic trends
Opening up the Indian Economy – GlobalisationUrbanization and Migration
Economic Reforms in India – PrivatisationGender Issues
Inflation – Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual IncomeJoint family system – Social Infrastructure
Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India – Rural and UrbanEducation – Health and Environment
Measurement of PovertyEducation – Status & System of Education
Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the GovernmentSocio-Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy
Population Trends – Population Growth and Economic Development – Population Policy in IndiaEducational relevance and educational wastage
Agriculture – Characteristics / Status – Technical and Institutional changes in Indian AgricultureEducational Policy for India
– Agricultural performance – Issues in Food Security in India – Non-Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural creditSocial Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
Industry – Industrial and Labour PolicySocio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes
Industrial performance – Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development – – Public Sector EnterprisesPositive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged
Rural banking and financial institutions in IndiaSocial Movements
Reforms in Banking/ Financial sectorIndian Political Systems
Globalisation of EconomyHuman Development
Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank –Current Affairs related to Economy
WTO – Regional Economic Cooperation WTO – Regional Economic Co-operationCurrent Affairs related to Social Issues

Topics under Agriculture & Rural Development (ARD)

Agriculture: Definition, Meaning and its branchesAgronomy: Definition, Meaning, and Scope of agronomy
Classification of field cropsFactors affecting crop production
Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systemsAgro-Climatic Zones
Seed production, seed processing, seed villageProblems of dryland agriculture
Precision FarmingMeteorology: Weather parameters, crop-weather advisory
Organic farmingSystem of Crop Intensification

Other Important Topics under ARD

Other Important TopicsDescriptions of the Topics
Soil and Water ConservationMajor soil types,
soil fertility,
fertilisers,
soil erosion,
soil conservation,
watershed management
Water ResourceIrrigation Management: types of irrigation, sources of irrigation,
crop-water requirement,
command area development,
water conservation techniques,
micro-irrigation,
irrigation pumps,
major, medium, and minor irrigation.
Farm and Agri- EngineeringFarm Machinery and Power,
Sources of power on the farm- human, animal, mechanical, electrical, wind, solar, and biomass,
biofuels,
water harvesting structures,
farm ponds,
watershed management,
Agro-Processing,
Controlled and modified storage, perishable food storage, godowns, bins, and grain silos.
Plantation & HorticultureDefinition, meaning, and its branches.
Agronomic practices and production technology of various plantation and horticulture crops.
Post-harvest management,
value and supply chain management of Plantation and Horticulture crops.
Animal HusbandryFarm animals and their role in the Indian economy,
Animal husbandry methods in India,
common terms pertaining to different species of livestock,
Utility classification of breeds of cattle.
Introduction to common feeds and fodders, their classification, and utility.
Introduction to the poultry industry in India (past, present, and future status),
Common terms pertaining to poultry production and management.
Concept of mixed farming and its relevance to socio-economic conditions of farmers in India.
Complimentary and obligatory nature of livestock and poultry production with that of agricultural farming.
FisheriesFisheries resources,
management and exploitation – freshwater, brackish water, and marine;
Aquaculture- Inland and marine;
biotechnology;
post-harvest technology.
Importance of fisheries in India.
Common terms pertaining to fish production.
ForestryBasic concepts of Forest and Forestry.
Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management, and forest economics.
Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management.
Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015.
Recent developments under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
Agriculture ExtensionsIts importance and role,
methods of evaluation of extension programmes,
Role of Krishi Vigyan Kendra's (KVK) in the dissemination of Agricultural technologies.
Ecology and Climate ChangeEcology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management, and conservation.
Causes of climate change, GreenHouse Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact on agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.
Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management, and conservation. Causes of climate change, GreenHouse Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact on agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.
Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activitiesRecent trends, major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance the viability of agriculture.
Factors of Production in agriculture;
Agricultural Finance and Marketing;
Impact of Globalization on Indian Agriculture and issues of Food Security;
Concept and Types of Farm Management.

NABARD Grade B 2022 Syllabus

NABARD Grade B 2021 Phase 1 (Prelims) Syllabus

Test of Reasoning

  • Puzzles
  • Data sufficiency
  • Input-Output
  • Statement based questions,
  • Inequality
  • Miscellaneous Questions.

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Spotting / Phrase Replace
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumble

Computer Knowledge

  • Networking
  • Input/output devices
  • DBMS
  • MS Office
  • History of computer & generations, Shortcuts
  • Internet

General Awareness

  • Current Affairs and Banking and Economy
  • Insurance

Quantitative Aptitude

  • HCF and LCM
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data interpretation
  • Inequalities
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Speed, Time and distance

Economic & Social Issue

  • Nature of Indian Economy
  • Globalization
  • Economic Reforms
  • Privatization, Inflation
  • Economic Underdevelopment
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Education, Social Justice
  • Human Development
  • Education
  • Social Justice
  • Social structure in India
  • Demographic trends

Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Soil Erosion and Water Conservation
  • Water resource
  • Farm & Agri Engineering
  • Plantation & Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Fisheries, Forestry
  • Agriculture ExtensionsEcology & Climatic Changes
  • Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture

NABARD Grade B 2022 Phase 2 (Mains) Syllabus

Paper 1 - Descriptive English syllabus:

This test will assess the analytical and drafting ability of the candidate. Questions will be based on the following topics:

  1. Essay writing, comprehension
  2. report writing
  3. paragraph writing
  4. Letter writing

Paper 2:

Paper 2 of the main examination would be in MCQ format and would test the knowledge of the candidate in the Economic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural Development (with a focus on Rural India).

Economic and Social Issue:

  • Nature of Indian Economy
  • Structural and Institutional features
  • Economic underdevelopment
  • Opening up the Indian Economy
  • Globalization
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • Privatization. Inflation
  • Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income. Employment Generation in India
  • Rural and Urban
  • Measurement of Poverty
  • Poverty Alleviation Programmes of the Government.
  • Population Trends:
  • Population Growth and Economic Development
  • Population Policy in India.
  • Agriculture:
  • Characteristics / Status
  • Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture
  • Agricultural performance
  • Issues in Food Security in India
  • Non-Institutional and Institutional Agencies in rural credit.
  • Industry:
  • Industrial and Labour Policy
  • Industrial performance
  • Regional Imbalance in India's Industrial Development
  • Public Sector Enterprises.
  • Rural banking and financial institutions in India:
  • Reforms in the Banking/ Financial sector.
  • Globalization of Economy:
  • Role of International Funding Institutions
  • IMF & World Bank
  • WTO
  • Regional Economic Co-operation.
  • Social Structure in India:
  • Multiculturalism
  • Demographic trends
  • Urbanisation and Migration
  • Gender Issues Joint family system
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Education
  • Health and Environment.
  • Education:
  • Status & System of Education
  • Socio-Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy
  • Educational relevance and Page 8 of 25 educational wastage
  • Educational Policy for India.
  • Social Justice:
  • Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
  • socio-economic programs for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other backward classes.
  • Positive Discrimination in favour of the underprivileged:
  • Social Movements
  • Indian Political Systems
  • Human Development.
  • Current Economic & Social Issue

Agriculture and Rural Development:

  • Agriculture:
  • Definition
  • meaning and its branches
  • Agronomy:
  • Definition
  • meaning and scope of agronomy
  • Classification of field crops
  • Factors affecting crop production
  • Agro Climatic Zones
  • Cropping Systems
  • Definition
  • types of cropping systems
  • Problems of dryland agriculture
  • Seed production
  • Seed processing
  • Seed village
  • Meteorology:
  • weather parameters
  • crop-weather advisory
  • Precision Farming
  • System of Crop Intensification
  • Organic farming
  • Soil and Water Conservation: Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilizers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;
  • Water Resource:
  • Irrigation Management:
  • types of irrigation,
  • sources of irrigation,
  • crop-water requirement,
  • command area development,
  • water conservation techniques,
  • micro-irrigation,
  • irrigation-pumps,
  • major, medium
  • minor irrigation.
  • Farm and Agri Engineering:
  • Farm Machinery and Power,
  • Sources of power on the farm:
  • human
  • animal
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Biomass
  • Biofuels
  • water harvesting structures
  • farm ponds
  • watershed management
  • Agro-Processing
  • Controlled and modified storage
  • perishable food storage
  • Godowns
  • Bins
  • Grain silos.

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What is the number of vacancies for NABARD Grade A and B 2021?

Total 162 vacancies ( 155 Grade A and 7 for Grade B)

When is the date for NABARD Grade A and B Exam 2021? +

17th and 18th September 2021 (Tentative)

What is the age limit for NABARD Grade A & B? +

Minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years.

What is the application fee for NABARD Grade A & B? +

For SC/ST/PWD there is no application fee, while other need to pay Rs.650 towards the application fee. Also, an intimation charge of Rs.150 is applicable for any category of applicant.

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