NABARD Grade-A Exam Pattern

NABARD conducts exam every year to recruit candidates for Grade A officers for different departments. Thousands of candidates compete for this examination all over the country. The notification for NABARD Grade-A 2022 is expected soon. This is a great opportunity for candidates aspiring to work in government institutions like NABARD. Candidates preparing for NABARD Grade-A 2022 must be aware of its exam pattern, syllabus, exam dates etc.

The details of the NABARD Grade A exam pattern are given in this article.

To know more about NABARD Grade A, candidates can go through the linked article.

NABARD Grade-A 2022 Exam Pattern

The examination for NABARD Grade-A recruitment is conducted in three phases. The exam pattern of Phase 1 is conducted in common for all the posts. The exam pattern of phase 2 varies depending on the post to which the candidate has applied. The candidates who have cleared the minimum cutoff mark in the main examination will be called for the interview/personality test.

NABARD Grade-A Phase 1 Exam Pattern  

The preliminary Examination Structure for Grade A (RDBS/Rajbhasha) is given below

Name of the Test  No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Test of Reasoning 20 20
English Language  30  30 
Computer Knowledge 20 20
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
Decision Making 10 10
General Awareness 20 20
Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India) 40 40
Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India 40 40
Total 200 200

Note:

  • The tests in phase 1 are bilingual except the test of English language
  • The total time duration of the examination is 120 minutes.

The subjects of phase 1 can be divided into the qualifying section and merit section. The subjects of the qualifying section are Reasoning, English Language, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, and Decision Making. General Awareness, Economic & Social Issues (with focus on Rural India), Agriculture & Rural Development with Emphasis on Rural India are the subjects of the merit section. Shortlisting of the candidates for the Main exam will be based on marks scored in the Merit section only.

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NABARD Grade-A Phase 2 Exam Pattern

The candidates who have cleared phase 1 will be called for phase 2 in the ratio of 1:25. The exam pattern of phase 2 varies for candidates depending on the posts they have applied for. The exam pattern of phase 2 for each post is as follows.

Main Exam test structure for the post of Generalist

Paper Subject Type of Paper No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Paper I  General English Online Descriptive 3 100
Paper II Economic and Social Issues Objective  30 50
Descriptive Type 6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each] 50

Main Exam test structure for the post of Specialist

Paper Subject Type of Paper No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Paper I General English Online Descriptive 3 100
Paper II Stream Specific Paper Objective 30 50
Descriptive Type 6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each] 50

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Main Exam test structure for the post of Rajbhasha

Paper Subject Type of Paper No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Paper I General English Online Descriptive 3 100
Paper II Stream Specific Paper Objective 30 50
Descriptive Type 6 questions will be asked, of which candidates will be required to attempt 4 questions [2 of 15 marks each (with difficulty level) and 2 of 10 marks each] 50
Note:

  • Paper 1 for all the posts is conducted for a time duration of 90 Minutes
  • The objective type of Paper 2 is conducted for 30 minutes and the descriptive type is conducted for 90 Minutes
  • Descriptive answers for General English are to be typed using the keyboard.
  • Descriptive answers for Economic and Social Issues are to be typed either in English or Hindi using a keyboard.
  • Descriptive answers of stream specific paper for the post of Specialist are to be typed in English or Hindi using a keyboard.
  • Descriptive answers of stream specific paper for the post of Rajbhasha are to be typed using a keyboard either in Hindi in Hindi ( with Remington /Inscript keyboard).

There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate. For every wrong answer marked, 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty in both Phase-I and Phase-II.

NABARD Grade A Interview

The candidate who has cleared Phase 2 will be called for the interview in the ratio of 1:3. The interview for RDBS and Rajbhasha is conducted for 50 Marks. The final selection and ranking of the applicants for the post of Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ (RDBS/Rajbhasha) will be based on their performance in the Phase-II Main Examination and Interview. 

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