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NABARD Grade A Syllabus - Complete Details

NABARD Grade A Syllabus

The syllabus for the same will be presented in this section.

NABARD Grade A 2022 Syllabus For Phase 1 & Phase 2

The syllabus for the subjects Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness for the Phase 1 Exam is the same as all other banking exams. Following is a shortlist of the topics to be prepared for these sections as well as for sections of ESI & ARD.


Here are the important topics listed:

  • Alphanumeric Series,
  • Order and Ranking,
  • Direction Sense,
  • Alphabet Test,
  • Data Sufficiency,
  • Inequalities,
  • Seating Arrangement,
  • Puzzles,
  • Syllogism,
  • Blood Relations,
  • Input-Output,
  • Coding-Decoding,
  • Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

Here are the important topics listed:

  • Data Interpretation,
  • Quantity Based,
  • Data Sufficiency,
  • Simplification,
  • Approximation,
  • Quadratic Inequalities,

Number Series both missing and wrong number series
Important Arithmetic Topics: 

  • Partnership,
  • Average,
  • Ages,
  • Profit & Loss,
  • Time & Work,
  • Speed, Time, Distance,
  • Boat & Stream,
  • Trains,
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest,
  • Percentage,
  • Ratio & Proportion

Computer Knowledge

Here are the important topics listed:

  • Computer Fundamentals and Terminologies
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • History – Generations of Computer
  • Operating System
  • Internet and Networking
  • DBMS
  • MS Office – MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, etc.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Basic Security Concepts
  • Computer Abbreviations

General Awareness

Here are the important topics listed:

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


Here are the important topics listed:

For Phase 1 Exam 

  • Cloze test,
  • Fillers,
  • Spotting the errors,
  • Para Jumbles,
  • New pattern questions,
  • Idioms and phrases,
  • Word Rearrangement,
  • Column Based questions,
  • Sentence improvement,
  • Paragraph Completion,
  • Grammar,
  • Reading Comprehension

For Phase 2 Exam

  • Essay,
  • Precis Writing,
  • Comprehension,
  • Business/Office Correspondence

Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)

Here are the important topics listed:

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 and types of cropping systems. 

Problems of dry land 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, fertilisers, 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 and minor irrigation.

Farm and Agri Engineering: Farm 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 & Horticulture: Definition, 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 Husbandry: Farm 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.

Fisheries: Fisheries 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.

Forestry: Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management and forest economics. Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, and 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 Extensions: Its 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 Change: Ecology and its relevance to man, natural resources, their sustainable management and conservation. Causes of climate change, Green House Gases (GHG), major GHG emitting countries, climate analysis, the distinction 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 activities: Recent 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.

Rural Development: Concept of Rural Area, Structure of the Indian Rural Economy- Importance and role of the rural sector in India - Economic, Social and Demographic Characteristics of the Indian rural economy, causes of Rural Backwardness.

Rural population in India; Occupational structure, Farmers, Agricultural Labourers, Artisans, Handicrafts, Traders, Forest dwellers/tribes and others in rural India- Trends of change in rural population and rural workforce; problems and conditions of rural labour; Issues and challenges in Handlooms

Panchayati Raj Institutions – Functions and Working. MGNREGA, NRLM – Aajeevika, Rural Drinking water Programmes, Swachh Bharat, Rural Housing, PURA and other rural development programmes.

Economic & Social Issues

Nature of Indian Economy - Structural and Institutional features - Economic underdevelopment - Opening the Indian Economy - Globalisation - Economic Reforms in India - Privatisation.

Inflation - Trends in Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income.

Poverty Alleviation and 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 Banking/ Financial sector. 

The globalisation 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 educational wastage - Educational Policy for India. Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes - socio-economic programmes 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 Issues.

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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.

Will there be NABARD Grade A in 2022? +

NABARD Grade A 2022 notification is out now for a total of 170 vacancies for Assistant Manager in Grade A for Rural Development Banking Services (RDBS) (161 vacancies), Rajbhasha Service (7 vacancies), and Protocol & Security Service (2 vacancies).

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