NABARD Books for Grade B Exam


NABARD Books. NABARD Grade B Notification has been released on 16th-June-2017 and according new pattern and syllabus, last year toppers are recommending some books which are most important and useful for the NABARD Grade B exam Preparation. In this article, all information will be covered related to NABARD Grade B as NABARD Grade B Exam Pattern, NABARD Grade B syllabus and NABARD Grade Books.[no_toc]

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NABARD Recruitment 2017 has been released 17 vacancies for Manager Post on 16-June-2017 on its official website – and exam will be conducted in month of August 2017.

Important Points to Remember while studying with NABARD Books for Phase 1

In NABARD exam, since last year some changes have done. They included 2 professional sectionals in Phase 1 –  Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development but these sections ask in phase 2 already but students find it ridiculous. if you could understand given below points, you will get big advantage anyone else.

  1. NABARD new pattern exam will consist 200 questions and new sections account only 25% so it is not big deal.
  2. You can focus on conventional sections first.  The questions in the new sections will be knowledge based, not practiced based. this is a good thing.
  3. Everyone has the equal amount of time so spent it on studying, not on worrying.

NABARD Books:  Phase 1 Section Wise Details

NABARD Books:  Phase 1 for Reasoning Section

Reasoning section is tricky, yet scoring section so knowing shortcuts, as well as ample amount of practice from various sources, is recommended.

Refer given below NABARD books for Reasoning Section 

Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning by R S AggarwalBuy Now
New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical by B S Sijwali, Indu SijwaliBuy Now
Analytical Reasoning by M K PandeyBuy Now

NABARD Books:  Phase 1 for English Language Section

English language section is one of the crucial sections of this competitive exam so that is why I’ll suggest that you go through previous year papers so as to get some exposure for English language section. Practice is the key here.

Refer given below NABARD books for English Language section 

Objective General English by S P Bakshi (Arihant)Buy Now
English by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi UpadhyayBuy Now

NABARD Books:  Phase 1 for Computer Knowledge Section

Computer knowledge of NABARD Exam is quite doable and not that tough. The exam tests you on basic questions. Previous year paper is recommended here as well so that you understand the nature of questions asked.  Mostly, questions are asked from the operating system, the internet, input/output devices and so on.

Refer given below NABARD books for Computer section 

Objective Computer Awareness by Arihant Experts (Author)

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NABARD Books:  Phase 1 for General Awareness Section

General Awareness is a section is quite vast. This becomes a reason for some students failing in Phase 1 of the exam. To avoid this, kindly go through the following points –

  1. The most important stuff to cover in this section is to read on important people and places over the past one year related to the economic news in the country.
  2. NABARD has a habit of asking questions related to their own area of work, RBI policies and RBI updates.
  3. Of course, I do not mean to give an impression that NABARD will not ask weird questions. But you can’t base your preparation on this fear.

Refer given below NABARD books for General Awareness section 

India Year Book 2017Buy Now
Manorama Yearbook 2017
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NABARD Books:  Phase 1 for Quantitative Section

Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma
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NABARD books for Economic & Social Issues

Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh Buy Now
 Social Problems in India by Ram Ahuja Buy Now

NABARD books for Agriculture & Rural Development

Agriculture at a Glance: Enhanced Competition ExplorerBuy Now

Important Points to Remember while studying with NABARD Books for Phase 2

There will be 3 papers – 1. Online English Writing skills, 2.Economic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural Development  3.  Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management.
1.  EnglishOnline English Writing Skill test
2. Economic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural DevelopmentMultiple Choice Questions
3.  Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management.Multiple Choice Questions

NABARD Books: Phase 2 for 1 – Online English Writing Skill test

Pearson Test of English Academic Practice (Practice Tests Plus)Buy Now

NABARD Books: Phase 2 for Paper 2 – Economic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural Development

Indian Economy by Ramesh SinghBuy Now
Social Problems in India by Ram AhujaBuy Now
Agriculture at a Glance: Enhanced Competition ExplorerBuy Now

NABARD Books: Phase 2 for Paper 3 – Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management

NABARD exam takes deep inspiration from the RBI Grade B exam. Since practice papers are not available in the market for NABARD, it would be a good idea to use the available RBI Grade B practice material.
RBI Grade-B Officer’s Exam Phase 2


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NABARD Books for Phase 3: Interview

Interview Book by RPH Editorial BoardBuy Now


Nabard Books 2017: Pattern of Examination

Phase I – Preliminary Examination 

Objective Type: MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) carrying 200 marks.Duration: 120 Minutes Composite Time

  • i) Test of Reasoning – 20 marks
  • ii) English Language – 40 marks Page 6 of 26
  • iii) Computer Knowledge –20 marks
  • iv) General Awareness – 20 marks
  • v) Quantitative Aptitude – 20 marks
  • vi) Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) –40 marks vii) Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on Rural India) – 40 marks Total 200 marks

Phase II – Main Examination 

Paper – I (Writing skills online through keyboard) General English: (Descriptive)The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks.

Duration: 1 ½ hrs

The analytical and drafting ability of the candidate shall be assessed from the Descriptive English paper through essay writing, comprehension, report writing, paragraph writing & Letter writing.

Paper–II (MCQ) Economic and Social Issues and Agri. and Rural Development (with a focus on Rural India) for General Posts and Agriculture for candidates applying for Manager (RDBS) Agriculture Post

Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark

Paper–III (MCQ) Development Economics, Statistics, Finance & Management Duration: 1 ½ hrs. – 100 Mark

Phase III – Interview

Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing a sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview. Marks for Interview: 40 Marks

NABARD Grade B Exam 2017: Negative Marking

For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty in Phase I and Phase II, both. Cut-offs in Phase I and Phase II may be applied in two stages :

  • (i) On scores in individual tests
  • (ii) On Total Score

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