How should we prepare for NABARD grade A & B 2018 Exam? What is the Preparation Strategy?

The prelims exam of NABARD Manager Grade A and B recruitment will be common. It contains about 200 questions and the time duration is 120 minutes.The Questions are equally divided into two parts having a total of 6 Sections(combined)
PART I
  • Test of Reasoning
  • English Language
  • Computer Knowledge
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
PART II
  • Eco. & Social issues
  • Agri. & Rural Dev
Preparation Tips for Reasoning Section:
Reasoning is purely based on logic and is not just a mathematical skill where you learn various formula s and the work is done. The only strategy here is to practice all the type of questions as many times as you can. Some of the important topics for the exam are:
Blood Relations
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and Conclusions
  • Directions
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Ranking
  • Data sufficiency
  • Puzzles
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Analogy
  • Classification
Preparation Tips for English Language Section:
This is one of the toughest sections. You need to improve your basic english in order to excel in the exam. You need to learn basic concepts of English Grammar. Read good English magazines and newspaper to improve your reading skills. Some of the important topics for exam are:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spotting the Error
  • Parajumbles
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Synonyms & Antonyms.
Preparation Tips for Computer Knowledge Section:
Computer Knowledge will mainly contain questions related to basic knowledge about computer. So you need to be aware about computer here.
Preparation Tips for General Awareness Section:
General Awareness is one such section where you can’t predict as to what will come in the exam.General Awareness Questions are based on Banking related issues and topics. You just need to keep yourself updated about current happenings of the world and also bit knowledge of static GK would be enough from the examination point of view.
You can focus on topics like Current Affairs of last 6 months, Topics related to finance, economics, History of Banking, Banking Terms, and Fiscal & Monetary Policies etc.
Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude Section:
This section includes the basic questions to check your numerical ability. The best strategy is attempting only those questions first that are easy to attempt and have fewer calculations. You need to start from basics. Build concepts gradually and practice as much as you can.Memorise all the important shortcut techniques and. Some of the important topics for exam are:
  • Number Systems
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Time & Work
  • Time & Distance
  • Profit & Loss
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Bar graph & Pie-chart
  • Probability
Preparation Tips for Eco. & Social issues Section:
As the name signifies this section will contain questions related to the economic and social issues. The questions will mostly be asked from topics like
  • Nature of Indian Economy
  • Economic underdevelopment
  • Globalisation
  • Economic Reforms in India
  • 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 Marketing
  • Development of banking and financial institutions in India
  • Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector.
  • Role of International Funding Institutions – IMF & World Bank – WTO
  • Regional Economic Co-operation.
  • Social Structure in India – Multiculturalism – Demographic trends
  • Gender Issues Joint family system
  • Social Infrastructure -Education – Health and Environment.
  • Education – Status & System of Education
  • Socio –Economic Problems associated with Illiteracy
  • Socio-economic programmes for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and other
  • Human Development.
  • Current Economic & Social Issues.
Preparation Tips for Agri. & Rural Dev Section:
This section will comprise of questions from both Agriculture and Rural Development. The details are provided below
Agriculture
Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities.Recent trends, major challenges in agriculture measures to enhance viability of agriculture.
  • Factors of Production in agriculture
  • Agricultural Finance and Marketing
  • Agriculture: definition, meaning and its branches
  • Classification of field crops
  • Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems
  • Seed production, seed processing, seed village
  • Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory
  • Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Water Resources
  • Farm and Agri Engineering
  • Plantation & Horticulture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Agricultural extensions
  • Ecology and Climate Change
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 work force
  • 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.
  • Rural Credit System, Role of Rural Credit in Rural Development.
  • Evolution and Growth of Rural Credit System in India.
  • Role and functions of RBI, NABARD, SIDBI and other financial institutions
NABARD Manager Grade A and B Exam Study material and Books:
You can take the help of these books and boost your preparation to crack the examination easily and make your career bright because these books can change your way of thinking.
  1. Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (S.Chand) R.S.Agarwal
  2. Fast Track Objective Arithmetic (Arihant) Rajesh Verma
  3. A new approach Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning (Arihant) by BS Sijwali
  4. A Modern Approach to Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning (S.Chand) by R.S.Agarwal
  5. Lucent General Knowledge
  6. NCERT+NIOS books
  7. Pratiyogita Darpan
  8. Manorama Year Book.
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