Syllabus and Pattern

NABARD Assistant Manager Group-A, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

NABARD(National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) is going to conduct the online recruitment process for Assistant Manager Post. Those Candidates who are eligible and interested in NABARD can apply. Before starting the filling you must read the Notification.Every year NABARD Assistant Manager conducted Exam so,  I am going to write Exam Pattern & Syllabus for NABARD Assistant Managerplease check the below.

NABARD Assistant Manager Group-A, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

NABARD Assistant Manager Group-A, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

NABARD Assistant Manager Group-A, Exam Pattern and Syllabus-

Assistant Manager Exam Pattern

  • Selection Process will be in three phases
  • The Preliminary Examination is only qualifying in nature and is meant to serve as a screening test.

Phase INABARD Assistant Manager Preliminary Examination (Online Exam)

Subjects Questions Marks Time
Test of Reasoning 20 20 120 Min (2Hrs)
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 Marks-200

  Phase II – The Main Examination will be online and will be a mix of MCQ and descriptive pattern. Paper-I – General English: (Descriptive – online through the keyboard)

  • The paper will have descriptive questions carrying 100 marks.
  • Duration 90 Min
Subject/Topic Marks
Essay 40
Precis 20
Questions on the Precis para 20
Report / Letter Writing 20
Total Marks-100

  Paper–II (MCQ)-

Post Subject Marks Time
For Post-(i) Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development (with focus on rural India) 100 90 Min
For Post- (ii) to (x) Paper on related discipline

  Phase III – NABARD Assistant Manager Interview (Tolat Mark-25) Applicants qualifying in the Phase-II Examination and securing the sufficiently high rank in merit shall be short-listed for interview. The final selection of the applicants for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ will be based on their performance in the Phase-II Main Examination and Interview, taken together.

NABARD Assistant Manager Syllabus

For All Posts from (i) to (x)-

1.  Paper I – English:-

Essay, Précis writing, Comprehension and Business/Office Correspondence. The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including expressions and understanding the topic

For General Posts-

Paper II – Economic & Social Issues and Agriculture & Rural Development
1.Economic & Social Issues:-

Nature of Indian Economy, Structural and Institutional features, Economic underdevelopment,  Opening up 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 globalization 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 favor of the underprivileged – Social Movements – Indian Political Systems – Human Development.Current Economic & Social Issues.

2.Agriculture & Rural Development:

Definition, meaning and its branches, Agronomy: definition, meaning and scope of agronomy. Classification of field crops. Factors affecting on crop production, Agro-Climatic Zones; Cropping Systems: Definition and types of cropping systems. Problems of dryland agriculture; Seed production, seed processing, seed village; Meteorology: weather parameters, crop-weather advisory; Precision Farming, System of Crop Intensification, organic farming.

a) Soil and Water Conservation:

Major soil types, soil fertility, fertilizers, soil erosion, soil conservation, watershed management;

b) 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.
c) 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.
d) 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.
e) 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.
The 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.
f) 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.

g) Forestry:
Basic concepts of Forest and Forestry. Principles of silviculture, forest mensuration, forest management and forest economics. Concepts of social forestry, agroforestry, joint forest management. Forest policy and legislation in India, India State of Forest Report 2015. Recent developments under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
h) 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.
i) 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, distinguish between adaptation and mitigation, climate change impact to agriculture and rural livelihood, carbon credit, IPCC, UNFCCC, CoP meetings, funding mechanisms for climate change projects, initiatives by Govt of India, NAPCC, SAPCC, INDC.
j) 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:

The 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.

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