NABARD Grade A Syllabus

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2020, Syllabus for NABARD Recruitment Exam of Grade A Officers 2020

NABARD Grade A Syllabus – NABARD Assistant Manager Syllabus 2020 at

NABARD Grade A Syllabus 2020: NABARD has announced applications for the posts of Manager (Grade B) and Assistant Manager (Grade A) in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). NABARD Recruitment drive is taking place to fill 79 vacancies for Grade A and 8 vacancies for Grade B. Since NABARD is a very reputed Public Sector Bank, there is a lot of competition for these vacancies. The NABARD Phase I (Prelims) Exam is going to take place in Feb/Mar 2020. The first step to prepare for this exam is to know the syllabus for NABARD Recruitment Exam. This article will provide you with the detailed Syllabus for NABARD Grade A & B along with weightage, study material & quizzes.

NABARD Syllabus 2020 – NABARD Grade A Exam Details at

Institute Name National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
Post Name Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’
Number of Vacancies Various Posts
Category Syllabus
Month of Exam To be updated soon
Work Location All Over India
Official Website

Let’s have a look at the Detailed Syllabus for NABARD Recruitment Exam 2020

NABARD Selection Procedure

There are three phases of the NABARD Exam Pattern:

  1. Prelims Exam – online (objective MCQs)
  2. Mains Exam – online (objective MCQs + Descriptive)
  3. Interview

This year NABARD has made certain changes in the Phase I exam pattern. It has increased the weightage marks of Economics, Agriculture & Rural Development subjects & reduced the weighatge of Reasoning & Quant keeping the oveall weighatge same i.e 200 Marks. To know more details about the exam pattern of Grade A visit the link below:

Check Detailed NABARD Exam Pattern – Grade A 

Syllabus for NABARD Grade A Prelims Exam 2020

1. English Syllabus for NABARD

(1) Reading Comprehension
  • Expected No. of Qs: 10-15
  • Expected Topics: The passage will be focused on topics like Banking & Economy, Business, Social Issues etc. Questions will be based on Fact and Inference, Vocab & Theme, Antonyms & Synonyms etc.
  • Study Material: 10 Tips & Questions to Crack Reading Comprehension
(2) Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement
  • Expected No. of Qs: 5-10
  • Expected Topics: Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction.
(3) Cloze Test
  • Expected No. of Qs: 8-10
  • Expected Topics: We were given a single passage with some blanks. You have to choose the correct option that fit in the blank & goes with the rhythm of the passage.
  • Study Material: Cloze Test Tips and Tricks to solve Cloze passage
(4) Para Jumbles

2. Reasoning Syllabus for NABARD

(1) Syllogisms
  • Expected No. of Qs: 2-3
  • Expected Topics: Direct questions with 2-3 statements & 2-3 conclusions, possibility based questions, negative information based questions.
(2) Arrangement
(3) Inequalities
  • Expected No. of Qs: 2-3
  • Expected Topics: Mathematical Inequalities, Coded Inequalities
(4) Machine Input Output
  • Expected No. of Qs: 3-5
  • Expected Topics: Pattern based on shifting, arrangement, mathematical operation, miscellaneous approach or other patterns.
(5) Comparison
  • Expected No. of Qs: 1-2
  • Expected Topics: Arranging by order & ranking, ages, height, weight etc.
(6) Data Sufficiency
  • Expected No. of Qs: 1-2
  • Expected Topics: Questions based on Blood Relations, Coding-decoding, Circular Arrangements, Directions & Distances, Ages & Birthdates.

3. Quants Syllabus for NABARD

(1) Data Interpretation
(2) Mensuration
  • Expected No. of Qs: 2-3
  • Expected Topics: Area/Volume of Square, Rectangle, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Rhombus, Circle, Semicircle, Triangle, Cone, Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid. Also, Moulding from one shape to another etc.

(3) Number Series

(4) Miscellaneous Questions

  • Expected No. of Qs: 8-10
  • Expected Topics: Average, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Time Speed Distance, Boat & Stream, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Problems on Age, Probability, Permutation & Combination, etc.

4. Computer Awareness Syllabus for NABARD

NABARD Grade A Syllabus For Computer Section 1.      Computer Fundamentals and Terminologies
2.      Computer Hardware and Software
3.      History – Generations of Computer
4.      Operating System
5.      Internet and Networking
6.      DBMS
7.      MS Office – MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, etc.
8.      Keyboard Shortcuts
9.      Basic Security Concepts
10.  Computer Abbreviations
This section is for 20 Marks. If you have a basic knowledge of computer & use computer in your daily life then you can easily get the good score. To prepare for computer knowledge just go through the topics like Internet, Memory, Keyword Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviations, Microsoft Office, Computer Hardware & Software, Operating Systems, Networking, Computer Fundamental Technologies etc.

How to prepare for Computer Knowledge Section

Expected + Previous Years NABARD Cut Off

5. General Awareness Syllabus for NABARD

NABARD Grade A Syllabus For General Awareness Section 1.      Current Affairs
2.      Geography
3.      Indian Constitution
4.      Financial Awareness
5.      History
6.      Culture
7.      Economic News
8.      Banking Awareness
9.      Insurance
10.  Latest Developments in Science and Technology
11.  Sports
12.  Awards and Honors
This section is for 20 Marks. Basically, the current affair of last six months is asked. Some of the questions are also asked from banking & financial awareness, static G.K parts. So keep yourself updated with the surrounding for latest events taking place.

How to Prepare General Awareness

NABARD Grade A Syllabus For Mains

The exam pattern for NABARD Grade A Main exam is tabulated below:

Topic Total Marks
Paper I: Common For All – General English 100
Paper II: General Post – Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development 100
Paper II: For All Other Posts – Related to the discipline of the post 100

The Main exam is of two hours duration.

It is to be noted that for both Prelims and Mains, candidates must clear the sectional cutoff as well as the overall cutoff so that they can appear for the next stage of the recruitment process.

NABARD Grade A Syllabus For General English Section (Paper I – Common For All)

NABARD Grade A Syllabus For English Section 1.      Essay/ Paragraph Writing
2.      Letter Writing
3.      Report Writing
4.      Business/Office Correspondence
5.      Comprehension

NABARD Grade A Syllabus For Economic and Social Issues Section (Paper II – For General Posts)

NABARD Grade A Syllabus For Economic and Social Issues Section


1.    Indian Economy – Structural and Institutional features
2.    Inflation & their Impact on National Economy and Individual Income
3.    Poverty Alleviation and Employment Generation in India
4.    Population Growth and Economic Development
5.    Agriculture – Characteristics / Status – Technical and Institutional changes in Indian Agriculture
6.    Industrial and Labour Policy – Industrial performance
7. Rural banking and financial institutions in India – Reforms in Banking/ Financial sector.
8.    Globalisation of Economy
9.    Social Structure in India
10. Social Justice: Problems of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
11. Social Movements – Indian Political Systems – Human Development. Current Economic & Social Issues.
How to prepare for Economic and Social Issues Section

Quiz 1Quiz 2

NABARD Grade A Syllabus For Agriculture and Rural Development Section (Paper II – For General Posts)

NABARD Grade A Syllabus For Agriculture and Rural Development Section


1.  Agriculture and Agronomy
2.  Classification of field crops. Factors affecting on crop production, Agro Climatic Zones; Cropping Systems
3.  Problems of dry land
4.  Soil and Water Conservation
5.  Water Resourceand Irrigation Management
6.  Farm and Agri Engineering
7.  Plantation & Horticulture
8.  Animal Husbandry
9.  Fisheries: Fisheries resources, management and exploitation
10.           Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry
11.           Agriculture Extensions
12.           Ecology and Climate Change
13.           Present Scenario of Indian Agriculture and Allied activities
How to prepare for Agriculture and Rural Development Section

NABARD Grade A Syllabus For Papers On Related Discipline (Paper II – For Other Posts)

NABARD Grade A Syllabus For Paper II For All Other Posts (Paper on related discipline) 1.      Economics
2.      Agriculture
3.      Agriculture Engineering
4.      Plantation and Horticulture
5.      Animal Husbandry
6.      Fisheries
7.      Food Processing
8.      Forestry
9.      Environmental Engineering
10.  Water Resource Development & Management
11.  Social Work
12.  Chartered Accountant
13.  Company Secretary

NABARD Grade A Syllabus For Personal Interview

 Interview- 25 Marks

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

NABARD Grade A Syllabus For Personal Interview 1.      Development Economics
2.      Statistics
3.      Finance
4.      Management

For more details about NABARD Officer Recruitment, read the official notification given below: