NABARD Grade A & B Exam 2020 : Section Wise Preparation Tips and Tricks
NABARD Grade A & B Exam 2020 : Section Wise Preparation Tips and Tricks
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Preparation Tips and Tricks to crack NABARD Grade A & B 2019

Section Wise Preparation Tips and Tricks to crack NABARD Grade A Exam. How to Crack NABARD Grade A & B 2020. As we all know The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) has released the official notification for the post of NABARD Grade A & B  (Assistant Manager -154 vacancies) in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS).

Eligible Candidates can apply online for NABARD Grade A Exam from 15th January 2020 to 03rd  February 2020. NABARD grade A exam is one of the most competitive exams in India so it’s a great opportunity for all the Banking Candidates to work with a renowned bank of India and one should not miss it at any cost.

Section Wise Preparation Tips and Tricks to crack NABARD Grade A Exam 2020

A preparation needs one to be thorough with NABARD Grade A exam pattern and NABARD Grade A syllabus. It is very important to have a clear preparation strategy during your preparation for the exam. Here, in this post we provide you Section Wise Preparation Tips and Tricks to crack NABARD Grade A Exam (prelims) 2020.

NABARD Grade A 2020 Important Dates

Event Date
Online Application for NABADR Recruitment 2020 15th January 2020
Last Date to Apply Online for NABARD Recruitment 03rd  February 2020
NABARD Admit Card Download Date February 2020
NABARD Grade A Exam Date 2020 (Prelims) 25th February 2020

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam will be an objective type online test. This year NABARD has reduced the weightage of reasoning & quant sections and add it to the economics and Agriculture & Rural Development subjects.

Name of Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time Duration
Reasoning Ability 20 20 120 minutes (2 hours)
English Language 40 40
Computer Knowledge 20 20
General Awareness 20 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Total 200 200

Note:- NABARD Grade A Online Preliminary Exam is qualifying in nature and is meant to serve as a screening test. So, the marks secured in Phase I – Online preliminary examination will not be counted for final selection.

Section Wise Preparation Tips and Tricks to crack NABARD Grade A & B Exam 2020

NABARD Preparation Tips and Tricks for General Awareness

In this section, you need to cover all Current, Banking (Economy) & Static news of last 4-5 months.To score maximum marks in this section, make a habit of reading & revising the news on a regular basis. Try to cover news from different topics like- Banking Terminology, Recent RBI News, NABARD in News, National + International News, Sports News, Awards, Summits & Conferences, Schemes, Agreement & Deals, etc.

You can expect approx 75-80% questions focused on the economy and the rest will be from the yearbook, Geography, Science, current affairs and GK. Generally, most of the questions are from the Economic survey, Union Budget of the current year, RBI policies, any major economic policies launched by the government etc.

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You must read the various newspaper online – The Economics times (Banking & Finance section), Business lines (Money & Banking section), Business today (Economy & Market section), Financial Express (Economy section) to cover Banking, Economy & Financial News.

NABARD Preparation Tips and Tricks for English Section

This section contains 40 questions and it is the most avoided and least prepared section. If you are weak or average in this section then the one solution is to make a habit of practicing English Questions on a regular basis.  You have to prepare the best strategy to crack the sectional cutoff of the English section.

In English language section always starts the section with those questions in which you are confident. This will boost your confidence in the exam never try to attempt those questions in which you have doubts. You should always start with those questions in which you have good command and which seems easy i.e.  – Cloze test, Para jumble, Fill in the blanks & Spotting Error, Sentence Improvement, Reading Comprehension.

Note: – Develop reading habits, and start reading a newspaper. This is very important for you to include in your daily routine. Reading habits will help you understand the reading comprehension quickly and answer the question easily.

NABARD Preparation Tips and Tricks for Quantitative Aptitude

This section contains 40 questions and generally, candidates find it as one of the most difficult sections in the exam. Quantitative Aptitude section is required lot of concentration and focus. The level of the questions ranges from being Moderate to Difficult. Before attempting the questions, one should look the data carefully, understand the small specifications and the type of questions asked in the exam. First, go through all the basics and be clear in every concept. Try to learn faster methods for calculation. You need to practice all the varieties of questions.

You need to practice various types of questions such as Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, Miscellaneous Infographics, etc. The key to accuracy in Quant is being clear with your formulae and concepts.

NABARD Preparation Tips and Tricks for Reasoning Ability

As per the latest pattern, the reasoning section consists of 20 questions of total 20 marks. Nowadays it is a challenging task to attempt all the questions in given time. So you have to be the very clear plan of which type of questions you are going to attempt and which you will leave. There are many topics in reasoning so it is advisable to select the topics that have been asked more and more in previous years and practice them regularly.

NABARD Preparation Tips and Tricks for Computer Awareness

Computer Awareness is an important part of NABARD Phase I exam. Many of you might not have any touch with computers in detail and therefore feel a lot puzzled. There is really nothing more than that. Once you have understood that, you can just brush up some topics that are required for Prelims exam. Computers form the basis of the working any organization in today’s age. Thus, a basic level of familiarity with computers and computer concepts is a must for any aspirants. This is exactly what this section of the exams tests you on.

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Important Topics in Computer Awareness

  • History of Computers
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Parts of a Computer System
  • Data Processing Cycle of a Computer
  • Computer Languages
  • Input Devices & Output Devices
  • Operating Systems
  • Database Management Systems
  • Microsoft Office
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • File Extensions
  • Networking and Internet
  • Computer Viruses
  • Important Abbreviations

NABARD Preparation Tips and Tricks for Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)

In the NABARD Grade A exam Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) will be the difficult section of the whole recruitment process. Most of the aspirants are not aware of the topics mentioned in the syllabus. As per the latest pattern, the reasoning section consists of 40 questions of total 40 marks. Since there are not so many books available specifically for topics in Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD), you should select the books with diligence. A lot of preparation will have to be done from online material. So the books you should read from are:  Agriculture at a Glance by RK Sharma and Rural Development: Indian Context By GPH Books.

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Apart from these books, you should focus on reading as much as possible on Central Government policies for agriculture and rural development. This will include both the notable and less popular policies and schemes. Even though the preparation necessary for this subject is basic, you must make sure that you are thorough in your knowledge.

Important topics covered in the Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD)

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Ecology & Climate
  • Water Resource
  • Farm and Agriculture engineering
  • Plantation and Horticulture
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Rural Development Programs
  • Rural Housing
  • Swachh Bharat
  • Tribes – Rural Development
  • Rural Occupation Structure
  • Agriculture extension
  • Soil and water
  • Miscellaneous

Here, we suggest you cover current affairs on topics in ARD from the following sources:

  • The Hindu Newspaper
  • Kurukshetra
  • The Economic Survey
  • The Union Budget
  • News on Schemes & Sub-schemes

Annual Reports of:

  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Rural Development
  • NABARD
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change

You are advised to read daily newspapers and watch news channels. Think of them as telling you interesting trivia about agricultural sector rather than something to study. That way, you will enjoy it and be able to prepare easily and also try to note down important facts you come across about Agriculture and Rural Development.

NABARD Preparation Tips and Tricks for Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India)

This year NABARD has increased the number of questions from Economic Sections to 40 questions.  It means the weightage of Economic and Social Sections has increased in preliminary exam. And, in Main exam about half of the paper constitutes questions from this section.

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The Questions asked in this section are based upon governmental policies in the economic sector, details about banking and social issues taking place in our surrounding. If you follow news daily and read government notices.

There are no books prescribed by NABARD for this exam. There is not much point in reading books as no one book shall suffice and even if you want to read any book then you would have to read it selectively. Here, for this reason, prepare from these books that our experts have recommended- NCERTs (XI, XII), Social Problems in India by Ram Ahuja and Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh. For the  Current Affairs of Economic and Social Issues Economic Survey of India, Budget, Demonetization Report by RBI, Monthly Policy Reviews by Government of India, Yojana, India Yearbook, Government Schemes, Insights on India compilations, Partiyogita Darpan, are recommended.

We hope that this detailed article on NABARD Grade A preparation helps you to plan your preparation. Feel free to post any doubts in the comment section and we will help you out. You may also share your doubt and query at support@letsstudytogether.co .


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NABARD Grade A 2020 Important Links
1. NABARD Grade A Recruitment Notification 2020 : Apply Online Click Here
2. NABARD Grade A Officers Exam Syllabus 2020 – Prelims/Mains Click Here
3. NABARD Grade A Officers Exam Pattern 2020 – Prelims/Mains Click Here
4. NABARD Grade A & B Previous Year Paper PDF – Download Here Click Here
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